Monday Morning Coffee – It takes a Village

When channels of communication are OPEN, amazing things can happen.

Yesterday, our REALTOR community was shaken by a couple of unscrupulous characters who engaged several female REALTORS with a barrage of text messages. The messages were unsolicited and appeared to be attempts to lure these women into meeting.

Their efforts failed because our local community of REALTORS has established a closed Facebook page which is a lightning fast tool to get the word out about – well – anything.

In a period of less than 18 hours, this “online Village” of REALTORS connected the dots and figured out who the perpetrators are and provided the police with a wealth of information to help them neutralize the threat.

Meanwhile, this same “Village” came to the rescue for one person who needed ducts cleaned for a client . . . another agent in need of a structural engineer . . . and a 3rd agent seeking a referral to a great agent somewhere in LA (Lower Alabama).

While that was happening, me Neighborhood http://nextdoor.com “online village” was busy helping one neighbor find a contractor to build a treehouse in her back yard – 2 wayward cats were returned safely to their homes – a neighbor sold flats of flowers remaining from a school fundraising sale – the whole neighborhood saw a clear picture of a man and his truck robbing a house – AND a tip to buy Christmas wreaths and decorations from a local organization that shelters and employs “battered women.”

“Villages” manifest in many different ways . . . online and real world.

They ARE community in action.

United we stand and protect . . .

Herein lies our strength and security.

Thank you for doing YOUR part!

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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