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Good Active Rain Friends Are Like Gold!

I have this site Search Idaho Homes with Point2Agent which is awesome and bringing me in a lot of business. I have found one little quirk with it and that is with loading photos into blogs and having them look good.  The photos work good with new pages added to the sites but not with new blogs.

I phoned Point2 customer support early in the week and the customer support person I spoke to could not help but said she would investigate it and call me back.  I never did hear from her so I went to Active Rain and searched for members with Point2 sites and ran across Nestor and Katerina Gassett which not only had a Point2Agent site but their blogs had great looking photos.

I called their cell and heard back from Katerina this morning.  Katerina was amazing and explained how I could upload great looking photos to my Point2Agent blog page.  Katerina not only helped me with this issue but we spoke on the phone a long time and shared ideas.  After we hung up I started the process of loading photos to my blogs.  I had a glitch and I called Katerina and she explained what I was doing wrong.  Walla, in minutes I had GREAT LOOKING PHOTOS on my Point2Agent blog page! 

About two weeks ago AR member Patricia Beck emails me out of the blue and emails me a great SEO tip.  I had never spoken to Patricia and had no idea why she would do something so incredible for someone like me. Thank you Patricia!



Last year I wrote about how Karen George and Chris Elizabeth Griffith helped me and guided me in creating an Active Rain Profile that has generated me a lot of business.

I hate to think what my real estate business would be like if I had never joined Active Rain and met friends like this. 

Sadly, I can also say I have requested information from some members and have never heard from them.

My friends, life is short and this world gives us but one opportunity to touch someone and make a difference. Today by Katerina returning my call I shared some marketing ideas with her that will help her. The help she gave me is appreciated more than she will ever know.

I hope we can all realize the great power of Active Rain but more so, realize the power in giving and sharing. 

Isn't this a great world???!!!


 Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.



Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 21 commentsGeorge Tallabas • March 28 2008 01:58PM


Thank you, I think friends are like gold as well. Hope you are having a great day.
Posted by Anita Rich (The Rich Group Keller Williams) about 11 years ago
Anita - Thank you and have a great day and weekend!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago
Spokane Washington Real Estate Expert Nice post, I look forward to going beyond surface realtionships with people her to really help each other and find like minded people.
Posted by Ross Quintana, Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966 (Real E Smarter) about 11 years ago
Ross - I wish you well and lets "Pay it forward"
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago


Friends are treasures we discover as we travel the road of life.  They are valuable, precious and irreplaceable.  Just another one of God's treats for us all.

It's refreshing to hear that there is such wonderful folks in the world. 

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 11 years ago
Carol - So very true my friend.  Some members here will not help but those that do are like GOLD!  Have a great weekend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago


I love reading your blogs.  Usually informative and refreshing!  Thanks George and have a great weekend! Keep paying it forward and it will come back around! 

Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) about 11 years ago
You're a sweetheart, George.  
Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) about 11 years ago

Casey - Thank you so very much!

Chris - You are the sweetheart!  You are the best!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago
George- Sorry, when you called again I was in the middle of training our new buyer agent. Thanks SO much for the wonderful post you just wrote. I was so happy to help you. This is what life is all about, high touch and pay it forward. I have been so blessed in my life with so much that I would be remiss if I did not pay if forward. I love my God and I want him to say to me, Well done, my good and faithful servant, well done. That is my ultimate reward. Of course it feels good to help and reach out too! Thanks again! I sure do appreciate the link love. Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 11 years ago
It certainly is a great world.  I am amazed how responsive most Active Rain Members are to requests.  I have enjoyed meeting several people and I hope to take advantage of the expertise we have.  It is a wonderful community we have here.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 11 years ago

Katerina - Thank you my dear friend.  People that give without hesitation are so valuable in this world and you are at the top of the list!  Have a great weekend!

Joan - So very true my friend.  We are truly blessed to have friends that carea and want to share. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago

George, thank you for being such a great help to me here on Active Rain and I am honored to be in one of your posts!!  I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to know you.

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) about 11 years ago
Patricia - Thank you my friend.  Lets just all stay connected and help each other out.  We have a great circle of friends here that is a real blessing.  Take good care!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago
It is so nice to hear great stories like this! We really are wonderful people here at AR aren't we?!
Posted by Nancy Kent, RE/MAX Hill & Valley, Western Mass (RE/MAX Hill & Valley) about 11 years ago
Nancy - Yes we are my friend.  Thank you!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago
Thank you for the kind words George.  I am sorry I haven't been around much.  I am actually sick again and I am going through chemotherapy.  I started on Wednesday.  I am in tremendous pain, so I don't know if I'll be around the computer too much right now.  Anyway, thank you again.        
Posted by SEO Expert: Michael George, Real Estate and Law Firm SEO about 11 years ago
Karen - Thank you my friend for stopping by.  You have constantly been in my thoughts and are always in my prayers.  I hope an pray things get better for you and just know you are loved by many.  Take care.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago
That is one of the best things about AR - People are always willing to help out. Katerina is a terrific person. I have known her since I joined. Glad you were able to figure things out.
Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 11 years ago
Bill - Very true my friend...thank you!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago

I have been amazed at all the help I get here when I post a question. There are more people willing to call that I could have ever possibly imagined. I really enjoyed talking to you on the phone the other day and one of these days I'll have to head up your way to check out the fishing spots. Haven't fished in Idaho, but I image you have some pretty large fish on those rivers and lakes of yours.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago