I’ve lived most of life working in the toy department. When you cover sporting events for 20-plus years as I have done, it sometimes takes work to remember that what you see on a daily basis isn’t the battle for peace in the universe. It’s a diversion. It’s entertainment.
So too are the real estate blogs … maybe not the day-to-day real estate where lives really are impacted … but definitely in the blogs. Hopefully some good information and maybe some entertainment along the way. Certainly not the most important thing in the world …
I speak of other real estate bloggers in terms of being “my friends” even though I’d not met most of them personally. That changed in San Francisco two weeks ago at Inman’s Real Estate Connect Conference when I met dozens, including Bill and Sheila Lublin. The memory of trying to squeeze in and out of the back of their Mustang (no mean feat at 6-foot-1 and three spins) will stay with me and all who witnessed the madness.
Sheila passed away yesterday. Suddenly. Sadly. Unfairly.
And so, dear readers, I don’t really have anything else to write about today. One of my friends is gone, another is trying to figure out what to do now. The oft disconnected fraternity that is the real estate blogging world has been as active as I’ve ever seen it, at least among ourselves, and for all of the worst of reasons.
What do you say at a time like this? There’s nothing you can. And little you should.
If you’re so inclined, say a prayer for Bill and Sheila and the Lublin family tonight. They certainly can use them.