Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty Group

Wahoo! I'm a HALF MILLIONAIRE!Let's Make Some Noise

And I could not have done it without all of you! I have been truly blessed by so many. My friends have written blogs, reblogs and comments to help PUSH me up and over the 500,000 point mountain.  Many thanks to Debbie Reynolds who got it started! (I better not forget to thank Suesan Jenifer Therriault for the final push! I would also like to publicly thank Debbie Laity who helped behind the scenes, commenting on some of my older posts.) 

To celebrate this milestone, I thought I'd share my TOP 10 Favorite Things About Active Rain.


My Top 10 Favorite Things About Active Rain

1. The BEST Thing About Active Rain: Building Relationships
2. Learning and sharing with other Real Estate professionals
3. Having a place to write about Real Estate and Real Life
4. It Makes My Phone Ring (More to come on the subject)
5. Supporting One Another (I guess that's a direct result of building relationships, but I'm going to count it anyway!) 
6. Meeting AR Members in person (OK, another sub category of building relationships!)
7. Referral Agents
8. AR Challenges and Contests (They help to keep me engaged!) 
9. Reblogging Someone's Post (I get so much joy from this! I get extra points, they get extra points and I've shared something with others directly from the source! Awesome!) 
10. The AR Leaderboard (Active Rain is a great way to gain exposure in the Real Estate Internet world and this is one way to gain more exposure) 


Join In The PartyGeez, I thought I'd never get here.  It only took me 4 years!



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Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Hey Donna - gongratulations on the first 500,000. I know in my case I seemed to slow down after big milestones like that. But the real reason for doing this is the customers, and the points are just to remind you that your are generating content. Keep up the good work

Feb 11, 2013 04:36 AM #53
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


It's been a pleasure interacting with you on each other's posts. Congratulations.

Feb 11, 2013 05:03 AM #54
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Erna~ I started slow, but I'm steady!

Kevin~ Let me see if I can wrangle some support for your goal!

Bob~ I can't believe it. It happened so quickly!

Wow Sean! I wouldn't go that far. :-)

Feb 11, 2013 05:48 AM #55
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Richard & Beth~ It is a happy day!

Dorie~ I have one more bonus item to add....being surprised by a Featured Post!

Ed & Tracy~ So far 2013 had been a great year!

Jamanda~ I think the next 500,000 should be easy!

Gabrielle~ Coming up with blogging ideas can be challenging, and then, some days, it's really easy.

Joni~ Won't that be something! Goodness, you're going to hit 800K, pretty darn soon!

Gita~ The Feature was a nice surprise this morning!

They do seem to be coming much faster, Paula.

Thank you Lyn!

Thanks Lisa. It's nice to be here!


Feb 11, 2013 06:09 AM #56
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Congrats on the major milestone. I am closing in on a million. Keep typing

Feb 11, 2013 06:16 AM #57
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Michael~ I plan to keep up my writing pace!

Ed~ The journey is the best part.

Tammy~ I've got one more major bump coming up, but I'm planning to write some DRAFTs so I won't be missed as much!

Ridhi~ Nice to meet you! With over 300,000 members, we are always meeting new people in the Rain!

Hello Joy! I'll be sure to stop by your blog to add some additional points. We all have to help each other.

Chuck~ It's important to have goals and to reach for the stars!

Thank you Sharon. I'm feeling pretty good about it!

I'm ready for the hike to the top, Mary. I see you are getting close to the 500K mark also!

Rob~ It'll take me a while to get to the MILLION mark, but I'm going to give it my best!

Richie~ Is that like looking at the glass as half full or half empty?

Feb 11, 2013 06:18 AM #58
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hi Kent~ Looks like you are just getting started. I'm going to stop by your blog for a visit!

Kathy~ I think you'll get there long before me, probably by the end of the year!

Paul~ That's the fun part of AR, visiting with my friends every day!

Hello Bryan~ You aren't too far from the 800k mark. Way to go!

Liz~ I wouldn't be here without my friends!

Tamara~ Easy for you to say!

Barb~ I could not have do it without my friends.

Roger~ You are so close to 900K. I'm sure you will be there soon. :-)

Scott~ Is that all? Keep on blogging, you'll be there before you know it!

Thank you for your support Connie!

Larry & Sheila~ I'm stopping here. Onward and upward!

Feb 11, 2013 06:26 AM #59
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Malcolm~ Over 1000 posts!

Thank you Steven. So far, I have no complaints.

I think it's going to be Robert!

I have NO plans to slow down, Larry!

I've enjoyed it too, Steve.

Harry~ My next milestone is to get to number #1 in the county!


Feb 11, 2013 06:52 AM #60
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Congratulations! What a nice milestone to make. I can just imagine how excited you are.  I'm almost to 300,000 and am very excited just for that. I can't imagine how great it will feel when I get to 500,000.  Keep up the great work!!!!!!!

Feb 11, 2013 07:52 AM #61
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Bobbie~ You are so close! I'm heading over to your blog to see what I can do to help with YOUR milestone!

Feb 11, 2013 08:31 AM #62
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Congratulations on the milestone, Donna!  There has to be a feeling of accomplishment accompanying it! 

Feb 11, 2013 08:51 AM #63
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Congratulations. I know that feeling. I hit that Milestone last year. I am hoping to add another 500,000 points to my points total next year myself. Great post.

Feb 11, 2013 08:51 AM #64
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

1. The BEST Thing About Active Rain: Building Relationships


Feb 11, 2013 10:49 AM #65
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Myrl~ You are SO close to 900,000! You'll be a millionaire in no time!

Lanre~ Next stop for you...600,000 points. You are almost there!

Erica~ I could not have achieved this milestone without my AR family!

Feb 11, 2013 11:59 AM #66
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Donna, half the way there - congratulations.

And for me, as I get 'older' at AR, #1 (i.e. relationships) gets deeper and deeper. I may not have 10 things - but for sure this is #1 for me, too. (And I will be meeting many of them at KW Family reunion this week, including Bob!)

Feb 11, 2013 12:46 PM #67
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Donna, congratulations on hitting your Half-Million Milestone.  Lots of hard work, but you did it.  I have been watching the last 9,000 points climb, and just knew you'd be there soon.

And... so cool of Debbie to be helping you... as you said... "behind the scenes."

A way to help that many do not know about... occurs when a post only has TWO comments.  Just two comments does nothing.  The threshold for additional comment points is three comments.  So, making that elusive third comment... is almost like writing three... cuz the first two are lost until the third one happens.

Feb 11, 2013 01:02 PM #68
Michael Therriault
Michael Therriault Contracting - M.T. Contracting - Blakeslee, PA
The name to remember when you want it done right.

Hi Donna, I just wanted to stop by and Congratulate you on reaching your milestone. 

Feb 11, 2013 01:08 PM #69
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Praful~ Have a great time at Family Reunion. It will be great to meet up with some Rainers!

Good Morning Karen Anne~ I think I'm on a roll! I have a bunch of new ideas for blog posts. Now I just need to find the time to write!

P.S. Thanks for sharing about the 3 comments. I knew that, but it's a good idea to remind everyone.


I appreciate it Michael and thank you for subscribing!

Feb 11, 2013 11:36 PM #70
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Way to go! Wishing you much success as you reach your next goal.
Feb 12, 2013 02:52 AM #71
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Margaret~ My next goal is to be #1 in the County. Just need 8199 points to catch the person ahead of me! 

Feb 12, 2013 07:13 AM #72
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