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Time Flies Again. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532

Time Flies Again

As Another AR Anniversary Arrives 

I have said it before.  Likely you have as well.  Mere minutes turn into hours. Then, days into weeks. After that, those months transform to years.  Then the decades can become life-long memories. All too fast.  Yes, time flies in ways that seem familiar yet unique. Sometimes simultaneously. 

Joining ActiveRain on March 30, 2010, I have seen much.   I have also heard, overheard and inferred a lot too.  In addition, I have witnessed and participated in many changes that proved to be evolutionary.  Yes, I have experienced a lot. On this platform as well away from it in real life.


So much of everyday life is reflected here.  On this anniversary, I want to express appreciation for my membership.  Far from perfect, ActiveRain continues to be a pleasant-enough place to spend time. 


The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Michael,
We are glad you are here! With all it's imperfections, AR is still the best and most civil social media platform I've come across. Civility is important to me, and it's rare these days in the social media realm.

Mar 30, 2024 09:05 AM
Michael Jacobs

Carol Williams - thank you.  And you're right about civility on AR versus other sites.

Mar 30, 2024 01:27 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael and great that you are in the Rain and yes it has been years and time marches on.  Happy Easter.


Mar 30, 2024 09:45 AM
Michael Jacobs

Will Hamm - thank you and if I recall correctly you joined around that same time or the year after, right?

Mar 30, 2024 01:29 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Congratulations on your anniversary and I agree Active Rain provides incredible insight and even better opportunities to meet local to national professional real estate agents.

Mar 30, 2024 10:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Leanne Smith - thank you.  The doors of ActiveRain have opened to expose a lot.  That's for sure.  

Mar 30, 2024 01:31 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Happy Anniversary  Michael Jacobs You have taught me so much in the Rain how to walk down the streets and explain what I saw. You are the master of all you surveyed. How to be a Local Real Estate Expert. Thank You  Michael

Mar 30, 2024 11:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hannah Williams - wow - I don't know what to say.  Thank you for those extremely kind words.   I still remember that first phone call during one of those Dial-A-Member contests held on AR way back when.  📞☎️📞

Mar 30, 2024 01:34 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Congratulations on another milestone! You are a most valuable member and all of your blog posts and thoughtful comments are always very much appreciated!

Mar 30, 2024 03:20 PM
Michael Jacobs

Joyce Marsh - thank you.  I feel fortunate for the experience.  

Mar 30, 2024 04:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Michael- I wish you a very Happy Anniversary. And I add my gratitude for your being here!  I cannot imagine this platform without you. I'm thinking back on your former profile photo as well as your wonderful posts about the condos in your area. (I also remember tracking you down ...with the help of another ActiveRain member.)  I think it was Sharon Tara 

I love your ponderings and wanderings as well as your "wordsmithy" ways!!!



Mar 30, 2024 04:36 PM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - yes, a lot has changed and happened over the years.  Thank you for the nice words.  

Mar 30, 2024 04:40 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Michael Jacobs ,

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you are here and always look forward to your posts. You have made us ponder over the years and of course you are the resident worthsmither! 

Mar 30, 2024 07:01 PM
Michael Jacobs

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - thank you.  I have learned much about a lot of things plus insight into communities across our country through my years of membership here.  That's a unique part of AR.

Mar 30, 2024 07:26 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Michael, congrats on another year in the rain. I hope you have a Happy Easter. 

Mar 31, 2024 07:36 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - thank you and Happy Easter to you as well.  It seems you have a hopping history. 

And speaking of the bunny-related aspect of today, I remember when I first met you on these pages. you were in Highlands Ranch Colorado then showed up in Melbourne Florida (not Australia, right?).  Then looking back in the AR archives, I learned there was Texas time in your past too. 

Of course, reading your posts I have been well-aware of your New York roots too.  


Mar 31, 2024 08:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

We have good weather for the Easter activities in Maryland.

Mar 31, 2024 10:15 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - may your egg collecting activity and bouquet-gathering be successful today.  Happy Easter to you and Dolores.   

Mar 31, 2024 10:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, time definitely DOES fly by, and sometimes, much quicker than we would like.  Happy AR anniversary.   I joined back in 2007, but not sure what month.

Mar 31, 2024 10:38 AM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - a quick search shows you joined AR on September 24, 2007.  Wow, you were a trailblazer in this community.  

Mar 31, 2024 10:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Michael... and time seems to fly by faster than ever as we get older. Every time friends and colleagues post pictures or kids and grandkids... I'm reminded of just how quickly time does pass.

Apr 01, 2024 04:36 AM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - reminders of time are present in lots of, likely countless, ways.  Happy April.  

Apr 01, 2024 05:02 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Congratulations on your anniversary and hopefully it's no April Fool.

This platform offers so much, and it has been a source of information and relief for me over the years and may others I am sure feel the same way.

Apr 01, 2024 07:06 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - I believe the time spent paying for membership was well-spent.  

Apr 01, 2024 03:31 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Happy Anniversary - I'm sure your many posts have given many of us points to ponder.

Apr 01, 2024 02:36 PM
Michael Jacobs

Cara Marcelle Mancuso - thank you and to your point, well, I guess that's part of the reason for interacting.  🙃

Apr 01, 2024 03:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Like America, Michael, ActiveRain is still the best place to be, compared to other places!

Apr 02, 2024 12:31 PM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I agree.  

Apr 02, 2024 05:10 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It just wouldn't be the same here without you! XO

Apr 03, 2024 09:00 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - thanks for the kind comment.  I feel likewise about you and the times we have shared here.  

Apr 03, 2024 09:16 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Michael, kudos to you and I have the same longevity as you here but not very consistent!

Apr 04, 2024 09:55 AM
Michael Jacobs

Ginny Gorman - my AR consistency has been tested over the years too.  Looking at the ActiveRain blog roll as well as other indicators tells me we are not alone.  Thank you for the comment.  😃

Apr 04, 2024 04:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

Congratulations on your AR Anniversary. I bet it doesn't feel like 14 years has passed.

Have a good weekend!


Apr 12, 2024 05:41 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - like so many things in life, time flies is in evidence in many aspects of my ActiveRainLand experience. Thank you for the acknowledgement.   Happy Saturday.  

Apr 13, 2024 08:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael. Have an outstanding weekend.

We have a sunny day in Maryland and the spring flowers are blooming.

Apr 13, 2024 10:58 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - I am glad to hear that the MidAtlantic weather and time of year are cooperating in a flower-fest kind of way.  

Apr 13, 2024 01:00 PM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Happy 14th anniversary in Active Rain Michael Jacobs It has been a pleasure knowing you through this platform. Thank you for always supporting me here in the AR world. 

Apr 16, 2024 09:23 AM
Michael Jacobs

Abby Stiller - thank you for those kind words.  I am glad for your success (and Bernie Stiller Jr. too) in Cape Coral Florida real estate.   You seem to balance everyday life as well as real estate.  That's a wise move.   

Apr 16, 2024 05:24 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Michael. Looks like to joined Active Rain a year before I did, and you are so right about how time flies. Though AR is not the same as it originally was, I still find it beneficial and love the relationships built over the years.  

Apr 18, 2024 03:55 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jerry Newman - yes, a quick search tells me you joined this site in 2011 and like Nina Hollander, Broker who also became a member that same year, I was unable to pinpoint an actual date.  Maybe it's an ActiveRain glitch for that year or some kind of twitch in my own brain --- each is a possibility.  

Apr 18, 2024 04:38 PM