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Who the Heck is Vegas Bob?

If you have been around Active Rain for a while, you certainly have come across a post or a comment by 'Vegas Bob'.  Just who is the guy?  What's his deal?  What is he all about?  I thought I would take a moment and throw the member spotlight upon him.vegas bob

 

 

Of course, first place we all go for information is to Google.  A quick search reveals that this guy's Active Rain home page.  Hmm, this reveals a little bit of detail.  Here's the link:

Vegas Bob

Seems this guy is a Las Vegas Realtor, but certainly much deeper than just that, his biography is pretty diverse.  A former model turned construction worker?  A former law enforcement student?  A growing Las Vegas photography business as well as Las Vegas real estate investor and adviser?

 

 

 

 

Now I know what you are thinking ladies!  Construction worker, model, policeman, etc...... But I don't think Vegas Bob was ever an Indian Chief, YET!

vegas bob and the village people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<------The Village People could make a comeback if they looked as good as Vegas Bob!

 

 

 

 

 



Vegas Bob, as he is well known, is none other than Robert Swetz.  Robert 'Vegas Bob' Swetz is a very active member of the community here at Active Rain.  He is the founder of many great blog group and a regular contributor to dozens of great blogs.  I tried to compile a short list of the many blogs that he takes care of, but this is only a small sampling of the contribution that he makes to this online real estate blogging community.  Just check out this list:

SUCCESS AT ACTIVERAIN
ACTIVERAIN GOSSIP
LATE NIGHT-EARLY MORNING AT ACTIVERAIN
CALIFORNIA DREAMING
DAVID BOWIE
HAPPY AT ACTIVERAIN
PROPERTY LISTINGS ONLY-ACTIVERAIN
EXPRESS WITH WORDS AT ACTIVERAIN
EXPRESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AT ACTIVERAIN
SAD AT ACTIVERAIN
LOVE AT ACTIVERAIN
SELF HELP ADVICE AT ACTIVERAIN
NIGHT OWLS AT ACTIVERAIN
DREAMS AT ACTIVERAIN
LAS VEGAS-NEVADA
where is this in LAS VEGAS - Nevada?
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Rate ROBERT SWETZ'S - Photographs 1 to 10

 

Sounds like a pretty busy guy eh?  That is just scratching the surface.  On top of all of that yucky business stuff that helps Vegas Bob pay the bills, he is an artist with a growing photography business that is just starting to grow in popularity and take on a life of its own.  Check out Robert Swetz Photography at www.searchmypics.com.  There are some amazing works of art there.

 

Last and probably is the most important part to help a person get to know who Vegas Bob is.  Robert Swetz is one of the most genuine people you will ever have chance to meet.  He is a family man whose affection for his family and his community shines through all of his personal activities and the way he conducts his business.  Robert genuinely cares about people.  He is open and honest to a fault.  Robert willingly shares the stories of his trials and tribulations which have helped him become the great person that he is today.  He will tell you of the challenges which still lay ahead of him and will tell you how he intends to meet them head on.  When you get to know him, you will come to realize that no amount of adversity is enough to break his spirit.  Robert is one of the few people who knows and understands that 'Love conquers all'.

 

 

 

Wow, you might wonder what made me write about another member of Active Rain.  Recently I received a letter in the mail from Vegas Bob.  The letter was a heartfelt sentiment as well as an invitation to make contact and meet up with Bob the next time I happen to be in and around the Las Vegas area.  Vegas Bob included some beautifully printed cards which he encouraged me to share with any of my friends, family, or clients who happen to visit the area as well.  Vegas Bob even goes so far as to offer to volunteer to take new friends out for a meal, help with sight seeing, organizing outings, and sincerely welcoming you to the Las Vegas community.  The City or the State couldn't ask for a more personable or knowledgeable ambassador.  

Why does he do this?  Robert Swetz loves people and enjoys making the world a warmer and better place by building relationships and meeting people.  I plan on meeting Vegas Bob one day and thanking him in person for the letter and his contribution to the Active Rain community. 

 

Robert May

 

 

 

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Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.




 

 

Comment balloon 16 commentsRobert May • May 12 2009 07:39PM

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Let's not forget Bob's Paranormal Stories & Experiences group!  That was very thoughtful of you Robert, I'm sure Bob will will be quite honored.

~Chanda (no 'r') :)

Posted by Chanda Barrick, in referral (Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast) about 11 years ago

Vegas Bob gets around!  He's even paid a visit or two to my blog.  I'm going to check out his photography--leaving now to have a peek.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the comment ChRanda.   (your right, it looks silly with an R in there)

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 11 years ago

I've enjoyed getting to know Vegas Bob and LOVE his photography.  I love the Express with Photography group.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 11 years ago

He's like a Where's Waldo character... popping up all over AR. I bet Sheldon could do a cool graphic.

Posted by Sally Dunbar, Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale (Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area)) about 11 years ago

Vegas Bob is a cool guy   --- don't yank his chain...

Posted by Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES (Intracoastal Realty Corp) about 11 years ago

Man I need you as a P R Guy for me .. you made Vegas Bob a household word tonight.

Posted by Eric Reid (Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners) about 11 years ago

Robert, You have done a most fabulous blog about one of the most caring AR members that I have been able to know  by his many visits to my blogs as well as me becoming a member of several of his groups. He deserves all your find caring words and praises and many many more.

I learned something new about Vegas Bob, I did not know he had 23 AR groups and moderates them all and says he never removes blogs from any of his groups. That is so like caring Bob.

Posted by Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett, Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR ((FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) ) about 11 years ago

Robert, that was cool writing a post about "Vegas Bob", Robert Swetz. This guy is for real and nothing phony about him.

 Robert was one of first person here on A/R to extend his knowledge and experiences to me and his photos also inspired me to pick up my camera again.

                                                                      ~ Life is Good

Posted by Roy A. Peterson, P.R.E.I. (Domicile Analysis of Texas) about 11 years ago

Now this is very cool..........love the uninque approach (well to me unigue).  I like you more already Bob!

Banana :)

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 11 years ago

This seems like a very interesting person, next time we visit Las Vegas we will have to contact this Vegas Bob. Thank you for the information.

Ann & Paul

Posted by Anonymous about 11 years ago

It is great to see so many of Bob's friends responding to this post. 

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Robert - I am going leave a long comment in the next few days so I can thank you and all my friends at "The Rain"

All I can tell you for now is when I saw all those heads on the bodies of The Village People I couldn't stop laughing!

"I"ll be back"

 Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 11 years ago

I received a similar letter from Bob and had the chance to talk with him via phone. He is great, and his pictures are absolutely beautiful and always a treat.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) about 11 years ago

Yes, Vegas Bob and his kind words are everywhere - what a nice guy, and creative, too.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 11 years ago

 Well Robert, by the look of the comments it doesn't look like this Vegas Bob is very popular around "The Rain"

 I do want to thank you so much for your blog, it is quite funny and full of information. I am not use to people saying such nice things about me.

 Robert this comment in your post is very kind and true ..........

 Last and probably is the most important part to help a person get to know who Vegas Bobis.  Robert Swetz is one of the most genuine people you will ever have chance to meet.  He is a family man whose affection for his family and his community shines through all of his personal activities and the way he conducts his business.  Robert genuinely cares about people.  He is open and honest to a fault.  Robert willingly shares the stories of his trials and tribulations which have helped him become the great person that he is today.  He will tell you of the challenges which still lay ahead of him and will tell you how he intends to meet them head on.  When you get to know him, you will come to realize that no amount of adversity is enough to break his spirit.  Robert is one of the few people who knows and understands that 'Love conquers all'.

 I am a very kind and loving person and because of this I get individuals that try to use me! That's when I wife Nu Nu steps in and sets them straight.

 If I could some how save the world, I would! My kindness comes from my father's mother who passed 15 years ago (bless her heart) and my wonderful father.

 These two people have the kindest hearts in the world!

 "Thanks again Robert"

 Your friend in "The States" Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 11 years ago

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