Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Phone Call From Baghdad?

Phone Call From Baghdad?

Posting on Active Rain has truly brought me many surprises. Leads, home sales, listings and friends have all come from the posts I have published. I love it.

Thank you Active Rain for helping us reach out all over the world!

My cell phone rang yesterday as I was getting ready to show Lake Livingston property and it was an articulate gentleman calling from Baghdad, Iraq in the Green Zone.

My first reaction when I heard Baghdad, Iraq was "aw -oh" I do not want your rich Uncle's funds placed in my bank account!

But then what a surprise. It was a true Gentleman calling ME from Iraq! As it turned out he had been watching and reading my posts on Active Rain for the last couple of years and is interested in purchasing a property in one of my area subdivisions. It seems that he already owns a property there and wants to buy the one sitting next to it.

As we visited I learned that he had been there for seven years now working with a large company and is thinking of retiring in one of my favorite subdivisions. We instantly became friends and I will be able to help him move our direction!

What would I do without Active Rain?

Meet Steve. My new friend and client.New friend Steve From Iraq                                                                                                                                            



Steve will be sending bits and pieces of his Iraq picture collection and as he does I will share them with you.

How awesome it is to know I will have a new neighbor soon!



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Comment balloon 13 commentsDeb Brooks • November 06 2010 01:29PM


The power of the Rain is so neat!  Congrats on your new client and success.

Posted by Shelley Rowton, ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin (Move To Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi Deb~  How wonderful for you!  No one deserves it more!  I would have probably been a little skeptical too at first. We just never know who is reading our posts!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) about 8 years ago

hi Deb, how cool, ya never know! ;-)

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... ( about 8 years ago

Shelly, it is amazing. I am so grateful for all that AR's forum has done for me.

Vicki, awwww. Thank you.

marti, you're right and I love it.

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 8 years ago

It TRULY Rains ALL OVER THE WORLD, now doesn't it? LOL

That is an AWESOME share, Deb. Thanks for letting us know, IT DOES WORK.

God Bless and HAPPY SELL'ng out there at the Lake.

Posted by Kathy Fisher, Realtor Wise County Texas (Parker Properties) about 8 years ago

Wow, Deb. And he did not ask for your bank account so that he could wire you some funds.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) about 8 years ago

Very cool, Deb.  This is an awesome testament to not only the power of AR, but of blogging itself.  Nicely done:)

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 8 years ago

Kathy, you may have coined the phrase, "It Rains All Over The World!" I like it.

Melissa, doesn't that just beat all! Good thing too or he wouldn't have found me so pleased to hear from him!

Thank you Jason. AR has done so much for so many. Getting to know you and Jenn is one of my faves! lol, Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 8 years ago

Hi Deb, Well I 'll be! Seems it does rain everywhere doesn't it. All the best with your new client.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) about 8 years ago

WOW!  What a great testimony for Active Rain and you, Deb.  Amazing how many people read our blogs every day and we dont even know it. :)   Congrats on the new sale and the new neighbor.

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source (CastNet Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi William! Yes, isn't that just a hoot? All the way from Iraq. Reminds me of the song, "These eyes are watching you!" and in such a great way! I'm blessed.

Ricki, it is truly a great testimony! I can't seem to get across to them just how much business they have brought to me over the years! And, friends like you all above. Thanks Ricki.


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 8 years ago

Congratulations!  You are both lucky, you for the business, him for getting a great agent!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) about 8 years ago

Deb, Isn't it amazing how small technology and the rain has made our world.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 8 years ago