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What Does Success Mean to You? - 11/25/08 06:18 PM
In a time when the real estate market is so different than it was just a few short years ago, perhaps there needs to be a different meaning for the word success. It is very possible that I never quite agreed with the accepted definition of success in our industry. Success always seemed to be: how productive you were, how much money you made, how many people you had working for you, how many listings you had, where you ranked in your office, your community, your state, your region and on and on. Success for me has been my ability to (48 comments)
What's in a Name? - 11/25/08 01:33 PM
Sometimes it is easy to name a new member of your family even when that new member is a kitten. That is the case with Goldie. A little more than 15 years ago while driving home one evening at dusk on a country road near Lake Anna I saw a very small "thing" in the road. At first I thought it was just a small lunch bag size light brown paper bag but than it moved. I drove past, turned around and came back. By then I saw it was a kitten dragging itself off the side of the road. Well, (27 comments)
Fall Photos of Lake Anna - 11/24/08 09:44 PM
After reading the following post by Lizette Fitzpatrick, http://activerain.com/blogsview/770679/A-November-Evening-At-The-Kentucky-River-Palisades, I was almost hesitant to share my Fall Fotos of Lake Anna but here goes.
If (seriously, no pressure Best Friend) you would like to see more pictures of Lake Anna please check out one of my other posts, http://activerain.com/blogsview/781559/My-Active-Rain-Eyes-Got-an-Eyeful, and you will see why I had such a good time that afternoon. __________________________________________________________________________________________________
If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property at or near Lake Anna, Virginia please contact Kathleen "Kate" Elim, REALTOR®. Kate lives at Lake Anna, knows Lake Anna, loves (15 comments)
You are Never too Old to Play in the Rain or to be a REALTOR® - 11/23/08 05:51 PM
One of the things many of us have learned is that to be successful in real estate you have to have a positive attitude. It is not the only thing to be sure, but it is a mighty important one. With a positive attitude you realize that many things are possible. One important thing is to realize that getting older in this profession is not a hindrance. How is that possible? Well, it requires the older REALTOR® to make an honest assessment about the way they are going to do business. Are they going to continue to do it the old (19 comments)
Bookworm Meme - I've Been Tagged - 11/23/08 01:53 PM
I am a Bookworm. However, my computer is in my sun room where I do not usually have many books. There are only 21 in the room at the moment. Most, although not all as my husband will attest, are in our Library/Lego room. In the picture you will see 3 1/2 of the bookshelves there. We have six more. When we pose as "upper crust" it is our Library. When we are "real" it is our Lego room, a room all 10 of our grandchildren love. Here they can dump the big and little Lego pieces and create to their hearts content. I (10 comments)
How Many Hours in a Day Does an Active Rainer Have? - 11/22/08 04:37 PM
Seriously, do members of Active Rain somehow have more hours in a day than non-members? Or non-active members? Curiousity has definitely set in. I have begun to wonder how we all manage to have "successful" (success may have a different meaning in this market...it may simply mean still being in it) careers, family and personal lives, and we even have time for the Rain. How can that be? How is it that we manage to find the time to read countless posts and even write some? How is it that we manage to comment on the ones that really grab our (49 comments)
Moon River Makes Me Swoon (aka Pass Out, Thankfully) - 11/20/08 05:52 PM
Yes, I know. This is a very old song. Too bad! I am a very old lady. And, yes I know that many, many people like it. They must because every once in a while (which seems like daily) I hear this song. (Please do not ask me what Rap station I am listening to.) And, please do not ask me why I do not like this song. I have absolutely no idea why. Do I really need a reason? Isn't it sufficient to say that I am a woman? After all, a woman did not receive a majority of the (22 comments)
My Active Rain Eyes Got an Eyeful - 11/09/08 05:50 PM
Are many of us really looking forward to winter? I do and I don't...mostly don't. However, year after year it shows up anyway right after fall. Ah, fall. Last Friday my husband,, Jim and I took our Tritoon out for a cruise. We were headed to Sturgeon Creek Marina to have "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" detailed.* Having been on Active Rain long enough to know that one goes nowhere, absolutely nowhere, without a camera I of course had mine. A total of 217 pictures where taken during out five mile cruise. Wait a minute, how could that possibly happen. Well, (67 comments)
The Power of Active Rain Turned Me from a REALTOR® to a Nursery Owner - 11/09/08 01:18 AM
Who knew posting on Active Rain could do this for you. It has created a whole new business for me and it has little to do with real estate. A short time ago I received a message from someone via Active Rain. A friend of mine will be retiring from the Federal Gov't after 39 years. She and her husband have a home at Lake Anna. I would like to gift a tree, plant or anything for her outside area that would be a hardy selection. I've never been to their home but believe it has mostly pines on the property..I'm (41 comments)
Is the REAL You on Active Rain? - 11/05/08 10:39 PM
What has happened with wanting to be yourself? Do you believe that Active Rain is a forum where you get to play a role? Is this where you pretend to be someone else? Are you now someone that is a more gifted writer? A better educator? A more prolific writer? Someone that has a clever, amusing style to your writing? A mentor to all? Are you now someone that can take fantastic photos? Is your portfolio endless with photos for every occasion and every post? Have you been everywhere and seen everything capturing it all with your camera? Who is the real you? (84 comments)
Getting Featured...Which Way? - 11/01/08 08:16 PM
The intent of the posts written by Castellum Realty, Top 100 ways to get featured on Active Rain and Top 10 Bloggers with featured posts , and Midori Miller, Featured Post or Featured Quality?, was to help all of us learn how to write featured posts. No doubt they did a good job, in fact a darn good job. However, I still have a couple of questions. Do I need to include all 100 ways to write a featured post in one post?or Do I write 100 posts, each using one of the tips in the list? Would that then guarantee me 100 features (75 comments)
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