The More I Learn. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


The More I Learn,

It Seems

The Less I Know. . .         



I have made numerous journeys around the sun. Gaining perspective, I experience lots of opportunities.


Considering possibilities beyond initial impressions continue to be an addition to life's equation.


Consequences come along the way. They arrive in an abundance of varieties. That shelf is rarely empty.


This post title is also a reminder. Delivery methods express similar thoughts differently. Clarity increases. Or confuses. Simply stated, it's complicated.


Time provides much. Reflection. Interpretation. Questioning. Any such list is ongoing as well as evolving.


And as this month ends: So long, June and welcome July.  

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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (32)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael- a quote that sets me pondering. The way I see it is that I'm ok with realizing how much I don't know as long as I continue to learn. Better than being stagnant. 

Jun 30, 2023 01:19 PM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - the word "stagnant" often has me thinking of water.  Still water specifically - then maybe, mosquitoes - much mischief in that muckiness.  That said, it's a word and a concept that should likely be avoided.  

Jun 30, 2023 01:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

What a thoughtful end to June as we all continue on our journeys around the sun with hopefully lots of learning experiences...and more to share here!


Jun 30, 2023 01:47 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - while not exactly secretive, some things are not share-worthy.  

Jun 30, 2023 02:02 PM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

I love how you challenge me to expand my thinking! I have another rotation coming up soon, perhaps I will self-reflect a bit over the next few days!

Jun 30, 2023 02:27 PM
Michael Jacobs

Cathy Criado - thanks for adding to the flow of comments.  Good luck reflecting.  

Jun 30, 2023 02:35 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

I just can not fathom where half the year has gone.  On a side note,  we have had pretty nice weather throughout June.  I don't think I will be able to say the same for the start of July!  It will be toasty! haha

Jun 30, 2023 02:58 PM
Michael Jacobs

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - fathoming forecasts whether they be weather or otherwise could prove fruitless.  Happy Early Independence Day.  

Jun 30, 2023 03:22 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Never will I be a know-it-all because my brain continues to toss out the unimportant things into the File 13, when sleeping! Enjoyed this pondering post, Michael Jacobs.

Congrats on being featured in BananaTude!

Jun 30, 2023 03:33 PM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I have been called lots of things over the years of life on this planet.  Surviving a few sticks, stones and other stuff hurled toward me, I attempt to move forward while stepping back and some sideways sliding on occasion.   

Thanks for the highlight within the BananaTude group - I appreciate it.    🍌🍌🍌

Jun 30, 2023 04:04 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, it is fun waking and wondering what we shall learn today!   It is an experience.

Jul 02, 2023 01:37 PM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - opportunities a-plenty, that's for sure.  

Jul 02, 2023 06:38 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Curiosity and passion for learning are great traits to possess - especially as our trips around the sun increase, Michael! I hope to never lose either, no matter how long I'm on this side of the ground!

Jul 02, 2023 08:24 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - perspective makes a difference.   Time brings that along with so many other presents (and presence too).  

Jul 07, 2023 09:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael Jacobs, I keep trying to learn and keep learning, it keeps my mind fresh.


Jul 03, 2023 08:02 AM
Michael Jacobs

Will Hamm - my mind may not always "be fresh" and sometimes it seems to slip into that days-old section.   The process continues.

Jul 03, 2023 09:40 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

As we say goodbye to June and welcome July we realize it is half way through the year already. Before we know it we will be saying goodbye to 2023.

Jul 03, 2023 08:10 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - perspective lives on.  

Jul 03, 2023 09:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael.

Keep cool, have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jul 07, 2023 09:01 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - Happy Friday to you as well.  May this weekend be enjoyable in your world.  

Jul 07, 2023 09:17 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I always enjoy the wisdom in your ponderings Michael Jacobs - glad I found this post - Happy Sunday!

Jul 09, 2023 07:19 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - thanks for the kind words.  

Jul 10, 2023 06:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Thinking about you this morning and popped over to read a pondering or two. Is everything okay? I certainly hope it is and I hope you have a terrific Tuesday, Michael!

Jul 11, 2023 05:48 AM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - Happy Tuesday to you.  Thank you for the check-in.  

Jul 11, 2023 06:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - learning is fun!

Suddenly, I'm thinking about Dr. Seuss!

Jul 12, 2023 06:19 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Dr Seuss fills my brain.  Often and magically.  I admit I am fonder of his earlier work.  

Jul 12, 2023 06:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I always loved Dr. Seuss. I think I read every book he ever wrote. When my daughter left home for the University to live on campus, I tucked inside her footlocker "Oh, the Places, you'll go!" When I came to visit her, she had that book prominently displayed for all to see.  

Jul 12, 2023 06:27 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - 📚 In my opinion, books make wonderful gifts.  I have found that they are sometimes long remembered.  

Jul 12, 2023 06:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - Same here! I went to a recent birthday party for a client's baby who turned 1. I knew his father loved trains so I bought 2 books: 1) The Little Engine That Could; 2) A collector's book on trains autographed by the Author. 

There's always something good to choose when you go to a bookstore!

Jul 12, 2023 06:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hey there and Happy Sunday to you, Michael! I hope you are well and simply fresh out of pondering thoughts to share for the week. I miss your pondering posts - especially on Sundays (the day I have more reading time)! 

Jul 16, 2023 08:29 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - pondering continues for me although not as many thoughts make it to publish/print as in the past.   Thank you for continuing to stop by.  💭💭💭

Jul 17, 2023 05:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 18, 2023 05:01 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - Happy Tuesday!   Keep as cool as possible and continue to stay safe too.  

Jul 18, 2023 12:02 PM
Roy Kelley

I need to do some yard work but it will be deferred. It is hot and we have a bad air alert as well.

Jul 18, 2023 12:05 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

So true the more we learn and know the more we know there is a lot more to learn. Great insight.

Jul 19, 2023 08:26 AM
Michael Jacobs

Leanne Smith - it's a twisty road - that's for sure.  

Jul 19, 2023 09:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Really missing my weekend 'Michael Ponderings' these days! I hope you're well and enjoying a fabulous summer.

I truly appreciate you stopping by my blog and commenting.  😘

Jul 23, 2023 04:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - while it may different than other times of my membership here, I continue to participate in my own way.  

Jul 23, 2023 07:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We all seem to have our own 'cycles,' if you will and somehow we all remain connected, Michael Jacobs. It's one of the membership perks I thoroughly enjoy! 

Jul 23, 2023 08:00 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Michael, Learning, feeling, connecting - all areas that we reflect on, add new insights. 

Jul 26, 2023 05:30 AM
Michael Jacobs

Steffy Hristova - it's another example of continuing education.  

Jul 26, 2023 05:32 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Do we have a limit switch when it comes to learning? If so I hope I never reach that point Michael 🙂

Nov 08, 2023 08:39 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I share that hope.  

Nov 09, 2023 03:37 PM