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Bill, Why do you post so much about nature...?

I was asked this by a person that follows my blog.

It is a good and a fair question.

My answer to him was...


Well, you see, I live and work in a rural area.     In my area we have a large array of wildlife.    People who want to move to a rural area many times have no idea of what to expect.  By blogging what iIsee I can let possible buyers understand that Walmart is not across the street.


Hopefully, it let's people know that I know the rural areas and for others that this area is different from city  life, it may keep them from making a mistake!


While seeing a black bear in our neighborhood is not a common sight, it is a real one for sure.   I see 2-3 each year, and not all of them are in my yard.

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • August 15 2015 08:25PM


Yeah that is something you defintely do not want to be messing with!

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 5 years ago

Wow I would be quite scared William. We have a lot of critters but no bear.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

Nature is much of the why in why people move to your part of the state Bill.

Keep posting nature, it is good for business, and fun to read.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 5 years ago

William Feela it's your love for what you do - and where you live! And we 'suburban' people do get to know how it is....always, thanks for sharing about it.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 5 years ago

That little bear came to visit his friend, the Pooh Bear next to the tree.  Too cute! 

As for asking why you write so much about nature.  We write about what we know. And, nature is your niche market!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

WE have even more bear up in my neck of the woods...always fun to see them...normally more scarred of you than you of them.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 5 years ago

WHY NOT? Everybody loves reading about what is in your local neighborhood and if it is nature, blog away!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 5 years ago

It makes sense to blog about what you see and do everyday, as that's what you're knowledgeable about.  Watch out for those pesky bears!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 5 years ago

Hi William,

You sure live in a beautiful area...  and also an unusual one.  We've had Wild Turkeys in our front yard but never a Bear!!!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

I'd much rather see a black bear than a WalMart from my window. Of course the key part of this scenario is that I'm safely inside the house!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 5 years ago

Plus Nature is beautiful and you are sharing all the beauty that surrounds you! 

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, pictures and blogs!!! You bring up a very valid perspective to rural living!!!

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) almost 5 years ago


When people move from the city, they don't usually know what to expect living in the country.  Posting about nature is a good way to show them what to expect.  BTW, we have bear here in Eastern PA, too.


Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) almost 5 years ago