Seattle Residential: I Do That: I Can Hear You Now

I Can Hear You Now

On a recent vacation in the Southwest, Marjie and I spent a day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We’ve been there a few times before and especially enjoy visiting an attraction in December that is essentially an outdoor experience.

We enjoyed a raptor demonstration where several species flew and perched in close proximity to the small crowd of observers. Various characteristics of how these birds hunt were demonstrated. You probably already knew that many species of owl have feathers tha allow them to fly silently so as not to warn their prey.

Later, a pair of cardinals wanted to share lunch with us and a hummingbird mistook the red light on my Kodak Zi8 for a nectar source.

After lunch we headed into one of the nocturnal venues to check out the night-life and Marjie captured this shot.

A Seattle Realtor who listens

I thought of it again today. I have an appointment with a new buyer and I always remind myself to listen closely to everything clients have to say. If you live in Seattle and are looking for a Realtor®, give me a call. I’d like to hear what you have to say.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 22 commentsGlenn Roberts • February 19 2011 12:25PM


Very cool Glenn, I see you are getting real good use out of that camera....
Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 10 years ago

Gerry - Needed the wide angle to get those ears in the picture.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn - with those ears of yours, you'll hear your own buyers comments along with pierce county and probably half of thurston county 

too! :)

I would suggest you consider updating your embed code for your youtube vid. You have a nice widescreen video clip there and it is letterboxing it in due to the proportions of the embed. If you go 

bird on chair

out and get an updated code it should look more like this >> 
thanks for sharing your nice video in our group!

Posted by Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!) almost 10 years ago

Craig - Thanks. I'll have to study your tutorials more to grasp that and make the change.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

My what big ears you have Glen! Great video!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Kristine - The better to hear you with.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Nice ears :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Glenn ~  Terrific video and love the pic -- perhaps your new avatar?  LOL  No doubt here that you listen closely to your Clients -- it shows!

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) almost 10 years ago

Nice video, Glenn, and cool ears, too!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 10 years ago

Charlie - Thanks. Wonder what they'd look like on Nutsy.

Tish - I thought avatar for about 3 seconds.

Lottie - Having fun on vacation is key.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago


Raptors are fascinating to me. The ears are a classy new look ;)


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Rich - They go good with the Realtor hat.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing your desert experience with us live via video Glen!  That was cool ~ You and Marjie are always doing neat things.
I like your idea of using video to show clients things to do in your area...  And how you weaved in your Realtor® skills as well.  Well done!

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Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) almost 10 years ago

Thanks, Lee and Pamela. Video is putting a new spin and some fun into Real Estate.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Hi Glenn-congratulations on figuring out how to do the the new ears

Posted by Tim Peterson, Realtor Safety Training Classes (Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes) almost 10 years ago

Glenn, I loved the video of the birds! Okay, the ears really grabbed my attention too!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Tim - It takes some doing, and then some study and then a lot of doing.

Wanda - I only wear them for special occasions.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn... Love the ears picture.  I think everyone should have a picture of themselves to give the visual to our clients of what great listeners we are.  Love the video, thought the bird was going to land on your camera, they were so close.  Thanks for sharing.


Posted by Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California (At Home Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago

Christina - Photo-caricature transparency in other words. I like it. Post no picture of yourself taken more than two years ago.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

I love this park - bring my out of state company here all of the time!  December was a beautiful month here in Tucson.  I really enjoyed the way you got the vivid reference to listening into your post.  You're such a creative guy, and funny too.  I'm sure there's kajillions of agents in Thurston County, but ever do any transactions with Marie Lynn?  She works with Re/Max now, but have been an agent in Seattle for years.  I've been trying to get her to join Active Rain.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 10 years ago

Nice photo. Good reminder to listen just a little bit harder. Maybe I need bigger ears? 

Posted by Jane Jensen (Century 21 New Millennium) almost 10 years ago

Glenn, I've seen raptor demonstrations and really enjoy them...thought it was pretty cool that the other birds got so close to you.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago