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You Ever Know Someone For Years But Suddenly Learn New Things Over Hearing Their Comments, Conversations? Active Rain Real Estate Comments Can Work That Way.

Active Rain real estate bloggers post tons of information on property complete with images, concise copy, video links and embeds but how well do you know the guy or gal aiming that electron gun, stream hose nozzle being broadcast on line from state's you've never been and towns you've never heard of?

maine dream window farmland view Or it's like living with someone for years and then you learn something you did not know. Or that surprises you sometimes picked up, eaves dropping as they talk, share with someone else right? For example on a personal level, you are at a Memorial Day cook out, munching a burger cooked just right. A mouthful or two of home made Maine potato salad.

Taking a big gulp, a major slurp of Moxie (yuk).

Big group around the outdoor fire place. Rambunctious kids laughing, squealing, running around the lake camp you are parked at. 

Eating watermelon, home made grapenut ice cream, chasing fire flies and asking someone with an apron on if it's been a half hour yet.

The weather crystal clear under cobalt blue cloudless skies. Maine loons sputtering, echoed in back ground. Warm setting sunshine still spilling on your shoulders, face. And the conversation of a friend, loved one is being monitored as you chase the last dill pickle around the jar. While that carefully balanced paper plate in the other hand is angled dangerously close to making the "tilt" light come on.

Something said by the others in the group you think you know inside and out or pretty well surprises you. Or something you say makes another raise his eyebrows and look your way for clarification. A second take. To make sure he heard you right in the first dry run. Sometimes what you said was not what they heard. Other times in certain instances you used to think this or that. Maybe not always holding that opinion now though after some event or coming around to a new conclusion. One you had not brought the others in your circle up to speed on yet. That is why communication is so important on a day to day basis. Blogging lets you share just like being at the BBQ. Or on an open deck or porch without a TV hogging all the attention of everyone in the room that's plugged in and on "couch lock."

Maine is a super state to have conversations that are meaningful, philosophical, down to earth and thought provoking. Why? We take money out of the equation. We don't wear handcuffs of gold, not strapped to plastic credit card debt racked up because spending money makes us happy..for a while. We are grateful, joyful because we live in Maine. That in itself is a hoot, a very comfortable position to be in. Why? Less people, friendlier people that we do have that pitch in, work hard, are family and God centered. They think of others. We need each other because we are all there is when you consider 11 people per square mile in Northern Maine's Aroostook County. We hike, kayak, attend bean suppers, little league games we coach, and talk. Know the players in the community and are connected, aware of others and the maine mt katahdin baxter parksurroundings we enjoy. Our back yard is four season paradise with outdoor recreational options I could not begin to stratch the surface of RIGHT HERE.  Not six hours or more away. Not days from Maine.

Anyway, back to the conversations you overhead on Active Rain. The bloggers that post radiate personality and you get bits and pieces of who they are outside of wearing the R. The REALTOR pin representing the hardest working letter of the alphabet. Real genuine people. Some with passions for photography, video which really helps in their day job. Or not so bad at writing. Illustrating property, their planet gps coordinates with copy that nails it. Creates an image, perception between the ears of the guy or gal in front of the warm humming monitor on the other end of the smoke signal. The tightly pulled string and other tin can down the line so to speak.

The comment section especially is a place where they loosen up, or remove their tie altogether. And instead of writing, being center stage like a blog post they drive and steer, they are now in the audience. Finished. Hanging around to wrap it up.

With folks tapping them on the shoulder in the rows, aisles around them and reacting. Adding two cents or even disagreeing with something in the performance. Or going away without dropping a comment in the collection plate either because not moved, or not in agreement but too angry to sputter. But maybe they will double back and after contemplation decide to scribble on that comment card, drop it in the blog slot afterall. That's okay, we are in America and as REALTORS, real estate brokers, agents, we are tough skinned, tender hearted right? Ever get off the record, side comments emailed though because of something you said while grazing at the BBQ of another blogger here on Active Rain? Maine, I'm just saying.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • May 29 2010 09:23AM

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Andrew,

Very nice post and very reflective.  I enjoy reading the various blogs on different subjects, and yes people are revealing themselves, and the great majority are wonderful, thoughtful and generous.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 10 years ago

Andrew, thanks for your post. I've really enjoyed my visits to Maine, and appreciate your blog. Have a great Saturday!

Posted by Sam White, Integrated Marketing - Bryan College Station, about 10 years ago

Thanks R&A. Real estate brokers are not robots, they are taxpayers, home owners, parents, cub scout and sunday school teachers with experiences that shape the way they list, market, sell real estate and deal with folks on all levels at high and low points in the buyer, seller's life too.

Sam I am. Green eggs and ham for you. Here (thrusting forcefully) have another slug of this Maine moxie drink. If you like trees roots, dirt and bark like unique blend and flavor. Give that guy a burger before he hi tails it out of this blog post "room", "theatre".

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 10 years ago

intriguing perspective about noticing the differences between the personality shown within a blog versus a comment, Andrew...I'll have to pay more attention to that, because it seems to make sense.  I just haven't noticed it, yet.

Do people behave differently when they KNOW they're being watched versus when they think they are not?  In most cases, the answer is, "Yes."  The real question is HOW?

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) about 10 years ago

Chris, good point. I just thought of next blog post and it was about real estate brokers who sometimes act dumb when they are anything but. You should be you all the time. Although too transparent can stretch the limits on your responsibilities as a real estate broker. For example, some young agents on facebook can get way way too racy on line and forget what they are saying in their wild, wild ways. Like the party and everyone in the image posted on line are the technical term "pie eyed" or another graphic way to put it "snot hanging drunk". In that case the lifestyle of eat, drink and be merry can conflict with the mild mannered real estate broker image you should have if you are serious about your career.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 10 years ago

So I should find a way to remove those pictures of me smoking illegal substances and holding my baby over the balcony rail while wearing my grandmother's undergarment's on my head?  You didn't ACTUALLY post those...did you, Andrew?

 

I like your phrase, "snot hanging drunk."  Somewhere in my life, I will make a point to find a place for that to be useful.  It's too funny not to fit--somewhere!

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) about 10 years ago

In the course of life, things happen, ups and downs occur. Roll with them and buckle up for the next dip on the ride.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 10 years ago

Hi, Andy. I enjoy the comments in posts as much as the posts themselves most times. I love how open people are, sharing information about themselves and their lives.

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) about 10 years ago

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