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Rainmaker
1,851,531
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I realized that I actually am good at it. I didn't think I would be. It also brought out the ability to write with a sense of humor. 

I do thank those nuns who threatened me with correct sentence structure in the 4th grade. Spelling too.

Apr 12, 2016 02:46 AM
Ambassador
3,356,159
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Absolutely ... mostly that I am okay with exposing who I am and being vulnerable in my writing. 

Apr 12, 2016 03:57 AM
Ambassador
5,885,479
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

That's a tough one. I do know that blogging has helped me organize my thoughts. My mind is usually all over the place.

Apr 12, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,063,851
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am a channel for 'something', that's for sure! Haha!

Apr 12, 2016 12:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,790,645
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My mind moves faster than my fingers or hands is what I have noticed

Apr 12, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,291,481
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I never even considered becoming a teacher, yet I find that the "education" portion of my writing brings me immense satisfaction.    Nothing better than knowing you served a valuable purpose in that way ...

Gene

Apr 12, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
637,484
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Since I write to attract business to my real estate brokerages, I try to have a consistant message and not do rants or get too personal that's not appropriate. Just enough so that people get an idea who I am and that I am knowledgeable and approachable and will do a super professional job for them. My innermost thoughts stay right there unless I decide to become and "author" and make my income that way.

Apr 12, 2016 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

The nuns did a good job in teaching me how to spell...

Eve

Apr 12, 2016 12:49 AM
Rainmaker
885,990
Janis Borgueta
Newburgh, NY
Retired RE Salesperson

ABSOLUTLEY!

I never enjoyed writing when I was in school. I was deathly afraid of it and found it quite a major ordeal. Blogging allowed me to embrace it and find out that I'm not the only one who fears the written word.

Apr 18, 2016 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
292,685
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

That I am a terrible speller and not so good with puntuation but my intentions are good.

Apr 15, 2016 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
769,539
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have learned that it's fun to express myself in writing.  Also that my spelling not as bad or as good as it could be.

Apr 14, 2016 07:23 AM
Rainer
84,578
Fathom Realty Group Inc.
Fathom Realty Group Inc - Orange, CA
Get Paid what your WORTH!

Yes read it three times before sending and spell check on a phone can be a deteriment.

Apr 14, 2016 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
938,852
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT
NewHouseUtah.com

I've learned more from re-reading what I write. In other words- don't click post until you have read what you just typed. It's amazing how 'what I thought I wrote' isn't always what I actually wrote. I'm pretty sure proof--reading is a forgotten art for many newly minted bloggers.

Apr 13, 2016 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,562,436
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Yes.  Writing can be cathartic.  

Apr 13, 2016 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,893,824
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That I am better at real estate than I am at writing, but sort of already knew that! 

Apr 13, 2016 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I enjoy it, but not sure I needed to learn that; sort of knew.

Apr 13, 2016 12:32 AM
Rainmaker
346,696
Monica Hill
RE/Max Associates - Wilmington, DE
the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware

I love to write so having a vehicle that helps me focus on issues connected to my profession is a great thing. (Thanks, active rain!) And I do find that when I sit down to write, it helps me realize my true thoughts about a topic. 

Apr 13, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
7,906,697
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I will not qualify as a professional writer.

Apr 12, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not through my writing.

Apr 12, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,277,061
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am with Kathy Streib. It helps organize my thoughts!

Apr 12, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
635,208
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I learned what I already knew: I am a terrible writer!!

Apr 12, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
634,532
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I think I learn as much about myself from reading as I do from writing, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041. Both can be a great portal.

Apr 12, 2016 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I can't spell, my grammer ain't any good and I keep forgetting what I wa writing about

Apr 12, 2016 01:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

For me it is much like teaching. I like sharing ideas and stories. It is good for the spirit.

Apr 12, 2016 01:18 PM
Ambassador
6,458,014
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nothing new learned through it.

Apr 12, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,510,653
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Aside from being constantly reminded how funny and awesome I am... nope, nothing.

Apr 12, 2016 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, always use spell check.

Apr 12, 2016 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 yes, I did! It's Self-discovery and sharing your 'skill' with others.

Apr 12, 2016 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I've learned that I'm a bad author.

Apr 12, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
152,661
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I have a tendency to write from the heart, so hoping readers get the facts behind the emotions. I enjoy writing and have always felt I wrote well. I think AR has helped affirm my opinion. I get writer's block and get discouraged easily.

Apr 12, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
420,985
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I'm constantly examining myself and looking for ways to improve where needed.  I've learned the more I write, the better and easier it becomes.

Apr 12, 2016 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Absolutely that I am not a great writer! LOL

Apr 12, 2016 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,731,827
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Writing allows me to clear my mind of so many frustrations and issues that tend to slow me down

Apr 12, 2016 02:03 AM
Rainmaker
582,106
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Almost anyone can write, but a relatively small percentage of those who do could justifiably be called writers.

Apr 12, 2016 01:27 AM
Rainer
94,155
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Just that I need to keep my crayons sharper.

Apr 12, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, I'm well aware of all of my flaws now!!!! and the list is a long one.... 

Apr 12, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes, that I am a perfectionist (most of the time)!

Apr 12, 2016 12:41 AM
Ambassador
2,201,233
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

I've learned I can be funny but not if I'm in a bad mood.  And, I prefer to do the creative writing and not so much the research.  

Apr 12, 2016 12:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I enjoy writing and researching.  A

Apr 12, 2016 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Sometimes

Apr 11, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,629,311
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I like writing some spiritual uplifting staff, but I do not bring it in the Rain...

Apr 12, 2016 04:37 PM
Ambassador
5,074,998
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've learned more about what I enjoy and don't, and what I know about the business and don't. And that I am not always a very patient person

Apr 12, 2016 12:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,933,390
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No I don't, and anyone who does read my writing does not learn anything.

Apr 12, 2016 12:16 AM