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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Many of you know much of what I have been through. For those of you who don't, let me recap and then I'll share with you what I am thankful for.
In 2005, my beautiful home in West Palm Beach was destroyed and then burned to the ground from Hurricane Wilma. My family barely made it out alive, but we and the pets were all ok. The home was a total loss.
Insurance fraud issues from the agent cost of $6 figures out of my pocket and cost me my entire savings. Because of the depth of the fraud, I'm out of the money and no hope (that I'm told) to recap my losses
In 2006/2007 my real estate business collapsed and cost me my business
I moved to Charlotte and started another business and because of the economy and other factors, it was lost
At the same time, as that business was doing well, I built a beautiful mini-mansion for my family and because of the loss of that business, I lost that house and my sports car
I started a new business (which I am currently doing) at the end of 2008
In July 2009, I was hit by an SUV, dragged down a hill, through a metal fence and then run over by the vehicle which put me in the hospital for over a month, 7 operations and left me paralyzed
Told I would never walk again, 8 months later I was on a walker and then a cane
In May of 2010, I was diagnosed with one of the rarest neurological diseases in the country, I am one of 15 people in the country with this disease. They are still trying to figure out what is wrong
I am thankful for many things.
I am thankful for:
Surviving all the issues that I have been through and have survived
Making it through the tests that I have been given and still am positive
Having an amazing wife who has stuck by my side through thick and thin (with quite a bit of thin during those times)
My children having the understanding that Dad can't do all the things that he used to, but keeps trying
Having a business partner who has also become a very valued friend
Being able to live in America and having the freedom to do what we want, when we want
Making it through all that I have been through knowing that it will get better
The many issues that I have had to go through because it has forced me to learn to overcome these obstacles and make me better at what I have to do to succeed
The understanding that I have gained through my past so that I can have better understanding in dealing with others for the future
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.