Trick or Treat on AR Street

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

The Active Rain October Challenge is brought by Leanne Smith and Endre Barath, Jr. It is titled Trick or Treat Time to Share. The idea behind the challenge is to share tidbits of knowledge learned on Active Rain.

Being I have been involved with Active Rain for many years it would be very hard (impossible) to single out just a few tidbits of knowledge I've learned here.

When I was an active Real Estate Broker I always told the agents I had hired that if they really wanted to know the Real Estate business they should spend at least an hour a day on Active Rain. I'd say: "You got your license and now you know how to stay out of trouble BUT if you want to learn how to sell you need an Active Rain Education".

If I had to single out one or two posts or persons I have learned from I'd have to say #1 would be my Best Active Rain Friend Forever (BARFF) Nina Hollander, Broker and her Real Estate Buyers and Sellers Guides. I've never seen better written guides then hers and how sweet that she shares them with us to tailer as our own... BEST treat ever!

I also what to signal out Kathy Streib and Wayne Martin for their contributions to my education. If it were not for Kathy I never would have seen the value of staging and how it truly ads a great deal of value to a listing. Kathy  also gives us a wonderful recap each week of some of the best treats of the week here on Active Rain, a short cut to knowledge if you like.

Wayne Martin contributes a whole lot of knowledge from his experience as a Realtor but an even greater storehouse of knowledge is his daily dose of triva. As a weekly participant in a family trivia game I have pulled those tidbits out from time to time much to the amazement of family and friends... Did you know the largest organ of the human body is our skin? Thank you Wayne I've used that one a couple of times.

I could ramble on and on and name 100 contributers and tidbits I've learned here so in closing I just want to say Thank You to everyone on Active Rain.

 

 

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Comments (35)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Bob,

I follow your posts so was surprised I had missed this one. So glad Kathy Streib featured it in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! I always loved how you take Timmothy's cartoons and weave them into a message!

Nov 05, 2023 06:07 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Whenever I talk with new agents I tell them to join Active Rain and read, read, read. It's a perfect way to learn things they didn't learn in real estate school. AND - it's fun!

Nov 05, 2023 07:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Oh Bob, You have done it again. I agree with many of your commenters. 

Kathy Streib sent me this way 🙂

Nov 05, 2023 08:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you once again Kathy Streib for featuring my post in Posts Just for You. I never take it for granted, it always makes my spirit soar.

Nov 05, 2023 09:54 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you for looking it up Kat Palmiotti after Kathy Streib high lighted it. Yes I really appreciate that you usually comment on all my posts.

Nov 05, 2023 09:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Wayne Martin , I can't wait to show Timmothy your comment. It was my pleasure to mention you and Kathy Streib as major contributors to my Real Estate education.

Nov 05, 2023 09:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I find it easy to work with Timmothy's material. One might think I lead him but it is truly the other way around as I am just using what he submits to the daily news paper. I really appreciate that you comment on 99.9% of my posts.

Nov 05, 2023 10:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was the same way Marte Cliff when I was active. That being said I hope you were/are more successful at getting those new agents into the Rain then I was. Many signed up but very few ever posted.

Nov 05, 2023 10:02 AM
Marte Cliff

I don't think I was very successful. But at least I tried! 

Nov 05, 2023 10:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I appreciate that Kathy Streib sent you my way Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . She has directed me to many wonderful posts. I always appreciate it when she picks me.

Nov 05, 2023 10:05 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

It really is true that it is the people here in the Rain that give us all so much great information and help.

Nov 05, 2023 06:20 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I only wish Active Rain earned us CE credits Dr. Paula McDonald . It should! I've learned a heck of a lot more here then I ever did from the State mandated courses.

Nov 05, 2023 06:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Leanne Smith  hope you did not miss this post just a gentle reminder if you did, Endre

Nov 05, 2023 09:08 PM
Leanne Smith

Nope I read it and missed acknowledging here, but did it on the initial challenge post.

Nov 06, 2023 04:22 AM
Leanne Smith

Yes I usually comment. Probably became distracted and wanted to make sure you had posted in on the original link to ensure that you receive credit for your efforts.

Nov 07, 2023 07:37 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Endre Barath, Jr. thanks for sending the heads up to Leanne Smith . She usually comments on my posts.

Nov 07, 2023 07:23 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Bob:

You've certainly shared some very special treats in your Challenge post. I follow all 3 Rainers you mentioned consistently and always learn something new.

Thank you.

Jeff

Nov 06, 2023 04:55 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

You picked three special members, Bob "RealMan" Timm, and people here in the Rain always provide us with good information and help.

Nov 06, 2023 07:54 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Jeff Dowler, CRS I didn't know if I should mention anyone at all because I've learned from about half of the entire Leader Board over the years.

Nov 07, 2023 07:26 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I'll tell you the same I told Jeff, I didn't know if I should mention anyone at all because I've learned from about half of the entire Leader Board over the years.

Nov 07, 2023 07:27 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Active Rain is a resource for real estate information. Also for building friendships with agents and industry members across the Country. It is good to be in the Rain.

Nov 10, 2023 06:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is indeed good to be in the Rain John Juarez . BTW I do consider you one of those friends I've made in the rain.

Nov 10, 2023 06:32 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am so glad that Kathy Streib featured this post - I missed it the first time around.

Nov 10, 2023 04:19 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kathy Streib 's endorsements always boosts my post views Lise Howe so I'm glad she got you here to take a look.

Nov 10, 2023 07:05 PM