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Evergreen in Flagstaff - Conversation with Jacki Tait

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 SA585680000

This blog is about Jacki Tait, CLHMS, a wonderful ActiveRain blogger and real estate agent, living and working in Flagstaff AZ.

Last year Jacki wrote a memorable blog post, "What to Love about Flagstaff AZ".

When you click on the link, you will immediately know why it is memorable - sincere, friendly writing, well-researched content and videos. Evergreen content.

For people like me, living in the Phoenix metro area, Flagstaff Arizona is an attractive getaway destination in all seasons. It allows for a spontaneous day trip. 

I remembered Jacki's post when I decided to go cross-country skiing at my favorite Nordic Center this April. I was getting frustrated why I cannot find anywhere cross-country ski rentals and finally decided to call Jacki. She picked up the phone right away; she knew whom to contact, a local ski instructor, and with his insight we figured out the answer. End of March-April 2024 was an unusually snowy time and the ski trails had still a lot of snow, however by this time of year the cross-country rentals season is planned to be closed, and the rental equipment is waxed and stored away. The best option were the show-shoes, which I had never tried before.

Thanks to Jackie's post and the connection with her, we decided to go to the Nordic Center and I had this new experience - snowshoeing. Everybody is so friendly and welcoming there, we were so thrilled that we went.

I don't have a photo of Jacki to post here, as we have never met with Jacki in person,  I hope we will one of these day. However, she is  the name that comes to mind when I think of Flagstaff AZ.

We connected twice by phone this month, the second time about our ActiveRain challenge. She said she loves ActiveRain, too. Just became very busy with other work. She may come back and write more. I noticed on her blog signature that Jacki Tait, CLHMS  is the Mentorship Manager at her company, a Success Coach and a Co-lead Agent for a Team.  When we read her blogs, we can feel her love for Flagstaff, and her enthusiasm! Jacki Tait, CLHMS  says: "Everyone has a place in Arizona, I help you find yours!"

I was going to write about my connection with Jacki and this very ActiveRain experience anyway, now my blog comes very handy as an entry for Debe Maxwell, CRS and Brad Andersohn reconnection challenge. I am so glad they came up with this idea of connecting with other ActiveRain bloggers!

Posted by

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
Tel:  (602) 710-8161

10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100
Scottsdale AZ 85260


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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 Steffy,
Thanks for introducing me to Jacki Tait, CLHMS. I checked her profile and see she has been a member since 2007, but I did not know of her. I hope she becomes active again.

Apr 15, 2024 07:47 AM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Carol Williams , I am glad you found a new member on ActiveRain. :)

Apr 15, 2024 09:08 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nice shout out to Jacki Tait. Flagstaff sounds like a great place to visit.

Apr 15, 2024 07:51 AM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty , yes, Glagstaff is a lovely 4-season city and Jacki Tait writes very well about it.

Apr 15, 2024 09:09 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and thank you for the information about Jacki Tait to share with us here in the rain.  Make it a great day!


Apr 15, 2024 07:55 AM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Will Hamm , you are very welcome! best wishes to you, too, for a lovely Monday!

Apr 15, 2024 09:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this positive experience.

Have a productive spring.

Apr 15, 2024 08:01 AM
Steffy Hristova

Thanks, Roy Kelley , for stopping by. Yes, my trip to Flagstaff had less unknowns and was quite pleasant.

Apr 15, 2024 09:12 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Now that’s what I’m talking about!! Way to go Steffy Hristova!
I need to step up my game this month and not let TAXES be my excuse or reason for lagging a bit this month.

Thanks for sharing this and for the inspiration to keep reaching out to our long time friends and members. 🙏👍🥰

Apr 15, 2024 09:59 AM
Steffy Hristova

Brad Andersohn , this is a great challenge this month. I like it a lot.

Apr 16, 2024 08:20 AM
Jacki Tait, CLHMS
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Flagstaff, AZ
Finding Your Place in Flagstaff, Arizona

What a great blog, Steffy! I'm so happy we're connected 😊

It's such a wonderful thing to be able to connect with others via ActiveRain, and I'm happy you reached out to me when you did.  Snowshoeing is a lot of fun - LOVE the picture of you at the Nordic Center enjoying the snow.

Thank you for such a nice shout out on this blog post - I appreciate you! Hope to meet you in person next time you're in Flagstaff :)

Apr 15, 2024 10:19 AM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Jacki Tait, CLHMS , I am delighted that we are connected, too. Maybe we'll do an Active Rain meet-up in Flagstaff.😀

Apr 16, 2024 08:21 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Steffy Hristova  never heard of this member and how interesting, I have been here since 2008 ish... does she blog? does she interact with the community? inquiring minds want to know, Endre

Apr 15, 2024 11:24 PM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. , if you check the links in the blog, you can see the blogs she has written. I think she creates longer, ever green blogs.

Apr 16, 2024 08:23 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, it looks like I follow Jacki Tait, CLHMS in the Rain, but I don't think we have interacted much at all.  I didn't realize you skied, but seeing the photo of you, it looks like you are a natural.  I enjoy going up to Flagstaff during the summer months!

Apr 16, 2024 04:44 AM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Brian England , I think she participated in one of the challenges in the past, and that's when I read her blog, which has valuable information about what to do in Flagstaff during all four seasons. 

Apr 16, 2024 08:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Steffy! WOW! What a great member to bring back and to introduce those who don't know Jacki! I would love for her to come back!!

Thank you for participating in this month's challenge and reaching out to Jacki. We appreciate you!

Apr 19, 2024 12:12 PM
Steffy Hristova

Debe Maxwell, CRS , I am glad that you thought of this month's challenge. It was a serendipitous situation in my case. 

Apr 19, 2024 07:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Steffy:

I enjoyed your introduction to Jacki Tait, CLHMS in Flagstaff. She was clearly a wonderful resource for you. Perhaps we will be hearing more from her and maybe she'll decide to pop in to one of our weekly Zoom calls on Tuesdays. Off to check out her profile.

Enjoy your weekend!


Apr 19, 2024 05:12 PM
Steffy Hristova

Jeff Dowler, CRS , thanks for stopping by, and for visiting Jacki's blog, too. Yes, it will be wonderful if more people join our Tuesday Zooms.

Apr 19, 2024 07:56 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Steffy,

Flagstaff looks even better in winter than I have seen it in summer. I hope, you had a great time. One of these days, I hope, you connect with Jacki.

Apr 19, 2024 05:47 PM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Dorte Engel , yes I had great time, among the pines. I would have loved a bit more speed, but enjoyed the shade from the pines and the sun seen above them. We'll have to write another post about the meeting with Jacki. I hope you will visit Arizona again.

Apr 19, 2024 07:58 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Steffy,
Thanks for introducing us to Jacki Tait, CLHMS. It looks like she has been a member since 2007. I checked her profile, but I did not know of her. I hope she becomes active again and glad to see she responded to your post!.

Apr 19, 2024 06:21 PM
Steffy Hristova

Dorie Dillard Austin TX , when I think of NW Austin, David Weekly homes there, you are the first person who comes to mind, and it's similar when I think of Flagstaff, it's Jacki.

Apr 19, 2024 08:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Steffy - coincidences and connections continue to happen in everyday life. This post is additional evidence that they can occur as part of any ActiveRainLand experience.  

Apr 20, 2024 04:06 AM
Steffy Hristova

Michael Jacobs , I always feel so amazed when things turn into reality from the virtual world. 

Apr 21, 2024 08:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a wonderful story about reconnection, Stefi. And how wonderful that you had the opportunity to discover and enjoy Flagstaff because of this connection.

Apr 20, 2024 04:37 AM
Steffy Hristova

Thanks for stopping by, Nina Hollander, Broker ! I love posts like Jacki's about geographies we work in. So much interesting content, evergreen. Have you checked her post?

Apr 21, 2024 08:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful! Thank you for sharing your conversation with Jacki!

Apr 20, 2024 06:39 AM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Kat Palmiotti , I know you have a lot of experience with snow in MT. I was curious, do you have cross country connections with the neighboring places? 

Apr 22, 2024 08:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Steffy Hristova - I wasn't sure exactly what you were asking - what kind of connections?

Apr 23, 2024 04:29 AM
Steffy Hristova

Kat Palmiotti , trails between neighboring villages or chalets, or, stopping places.

Apr 23, 2024 09:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Steffy Hristova - if you are asking about cross-country skiing, our area is so big (in terms of miles/etc) that villages are not close to each other. Our cross-country ski locations might have 20+ miles of trails but they're all in the same town. For example, the Forest Service grooms these trails but they aren't in towns. Did that answer the question?

Apr 23, 2024 09:57 AM
Steffy Hristova

Thanks, Kat Palmiotti , yes, it did. And also made me think, maybe I need to learn more about these trails. 😀

Apr 23, 2024 10:01 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Great post Steffy! Hey you look like you ready for the nordic cross country even in the Olympics. We do appreciate the snow a little bit more living in the desert southwest, don't we. Glad you were able to be influence by Jacki Tait, CLHMS. Jeff 

Apr 22, 2024 06:22 PM
Steffy Hristova

Thanks for stopping by, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI . 55+ Olympics is an interesting concept, I'll reflect on that. Maybe similar to Marathons, why not cross-country skiing?! :)

Apr 23, 2024 09:22 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I can relate to this post on a couple of levels. First for the reconnect to an ActiveRain member that has found other avenues. and secondly for having spent time in Flagstaff when we were out there to visit the Grand Canyon

Apr 27, 2024 05:26 AM
Steffy Hristova

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 , thanks for stopping by. I am glad you were able to relate to this content. Have you clicked on the link to Jacki's post? Have you recognized any places you were from her blog post?

Apr 27, 2024 08:22 AM