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Questions and Answers ~ 5.29.2024

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Sometimes it’s important to ask questions of yourself to learn more about what is important to you. In the same token it’s also important to ask questions of others to learn more about them and what makes them tick. 

For the past two weeks I’ve asked some questions and loved the responses so let's try 3 new questions this week. Inquiring minds want to know your answers: 

u What do you consider the most over rated virtue?

u Which historical figure do you most identify with?

u Where would you like to live?  

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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I don't have answers for all of the questions today, but I am very happy living right where I am living currently, haha.

May 29, 2024 05:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Good for you Brian England 

May 29, 2024 12:10 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Still pondering the virtue and historical figure questions, but relocating from bustling and congested downtown Chicago to a very far western suburb where it is much quieter and less congested. And the best part is everything is convenient. Enjoy your day.

May 29, 2024 05:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Glad to hear you are making that happen Wayne Martin !

May 29, 2024 12:11 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

1.  They are all important.  

2.  Rocky Balboa.   Oops he is fictional.  I am thinking MLK, he was amazing.  

3.  Maine.  It is my fave place I ever been to, but family is in NJ.  

May 29, 2024 05:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Good choices Michael Elliott ..thank you for your answers!

May 29, 2024 12:12 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good Morning Dorie,

  • Patience is so overrated; going after opportunities quickly usually pays off more.
  • I don't really identify with any historical figure—I'm just being me, writing my own story.
  • I actually love where we live now—a cozy spot that's perfect for us with everything needed close by.
May 29, 2024 05:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Love your answers Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400!

May 29, 2024 12:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

u What do you consider the most over rated virtue? Temperance

The seven capital virtues, also known as contrary or remedial virtues, are those opposite the seven deadly sins. They are often enumerated as chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility.

u Which historical figure do you most identify with? None

u Where would you like to live? Uncertain. For a quick answer, I would say Williamsburg, VA.

May 29, 2024 07:00 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Roy Kelley ,

I appreciate your answers!

May 29, 2024 12:13 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie, I been moved around for work in the early years up to 1996 and came back to Denver where I lived in the 70's  love the area again.


May 29, 2024 08:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Good for you Will Hamm 

May 29, 2024 12:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- wow, we have to think today! LOL

1. Being virtuous

2. Me when I was a kid

3. Wherever Larry is

May 29, 2024 11:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Well you nailed it Kathy Streib 

May 29, 2024 12:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

#1  Overly polite

#2 I've been racking my brain and thought this would be easy but its not! I guess I'm like Sheila..writing my own story and feeling good about where it is headed now

#3. I love Austin and can't imagine living anywhere esle now.

May 29, 2024 12:20 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow love these series of yours very thought provoking and with that said:

1. I have a hard time crapping on Hope or Being Bussy virtues:)

2.  Here is another hard one Marcus Aurelius & or William F Buckley.

3. Well I would like to live in the California I came to 26 years ago... not the current one.

May 29, 2024 11:19 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie good questions.

Virtue - I looked at a list of 100 virtues and I don't think I would consider any of them overrated. 

Historical figure -  I have not thought about that before, and I am not sure who that would be. 

Where I would like to live - There are several places I would enjoy living, but I guess the area between Bristol, TN and Knoxville, TN would be one of the areas at the top of the list.

May 30, 2024 09:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

I'll have to ponder these questions a bit more. Overall we are pretty happy with where we live now, especially with the grandkids and family not far away in LA. We miss New England alot, except for the winters and I think we could enjoy splitting our time on both coasts!


May 30, 2024 12:45 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Good questions Dorie!

1. Kindness. I'd rather be a good person than taken advantage of because of kindness.

2. Ronald Reagan - Straightforward when necessary but soft hearted too.

3. Right where I am.

May 30, 2024 06:43 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you for taking the time to come up with your answers. I can see why you choose to live where you do Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

May 30, 2024 11:12 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

By no means was this a political statement about Reagan. He was an amazing person outside of politics.

May 31, 2024 06:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening chef Endre Barath, Jr. ,

Thank you for taking the time to ponder the questions and knew you would probably write Marcus Aurelius for #2. I so agree with your #3 answer..26 years ago CA was so wonderful.

May 30, 2024 11:09 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

God evening George Souto. I really liked reading your answers and found it interesting to read your answer to #3.

May 30, 2024 11:10 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Jeff Dowler, CRS ,

Maybe some day you will split your time between the west and east coast.

May 30, 2024 11:11 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

#1 - Overrated virtue - Probably honesty because very few people are really honest.  A person with integrity is indeed a rate virtue.

#2 - Historical figure - Pondering that one, Margaret Thatcher comes to mind as does Golda Meir.

#3 - Where to live - Without a doubt here in NW Mohave County, Golden Valley, life continues to be incredibly good even with the bumps in the roads we have encountered.

May 31, 2024 03:33 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - good questions! My answers are below:

1. Temperance (Temperance- To live in moderation and not seek joy from material wealth). And Morally religous people who think they are better than all others regardless of your own faith and beliefs.

2. Jane Goodall.

3. Switzerland

Jun 01, 2024 05:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Love this, Dorie! I was going to say I'm going to have to ponder on it and come back but, decided to go with what I felt in my heart when I read your post...

1. "Being a good person" is something that should come naturally - goodness should be in your heart and soul at all times. It should always be the 'easiest' approach to life.

2. I'm such an odd duck, I'm writing the book on that! In years past, I would have likely said Florence Nightingale but, now that I've been in this profession for 20 years, there are more facets to me now! LOL

3. I'm happy just where I am in Charlotte but, would love to retire on the coast if I can talk Ray into it! 

Jun 01, 2024 10:16 AM
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

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
  * This is a hard one because the very definition of virtue is high moral standards. However, I think maybe "giving" could be considered an overrated virtue because many people give to get something in return such as attention or some reciprocal expectation. That's all I can come up with.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
 * I can't say I identify with Abe Lincoln but I've always found him fascinating and if asked who I'd like to spend a day with, it would be him.

Where would you like to live? 
 * I like where I live and have the best of both worlds. I can get away in the winter when it's cold. I've traveled a lot and haven't found any place I'd rather live, all things considered. That's not to say I'll never move because life does evolve.

Jun 05, 2024 10:06 AM