What can I buy with a million points?

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

So I've been watching my ActiveRain point total inch up over the last month or so, as it neared the one million point mark. Yesterday I told my husband I almost reached a million points on ActiveRain, and he looked at me with a big question mark on his face. In explanation, I said, "It doesn't buy me anything!"  There isn't any big reason to even watch the points go up, except that the points really do encourage me to keep posting. And they're fun.

 

So now I've joined the ever expanding group of millionaires on ActiveRain. And as with many others before me, I feel an obligation to share what posting here means to me.

 

It means business. I have received clients from other ActiveRain members. I've helped sellers and buyers I wouldn't ever have met because of my ActiveRain friends. It's been a wonderful experience.

 

I have also given business to others. ActiveRain is the first place I go to find an agent in another location. The most recent example was a personal purchase. My husband and I decided we wanted to look at property in Montana, and after doing some research on this site, I contacted a broker who had not posted recently but seemed to be a good match. As it turned out, she retired, but her daughter had been in business for quite a while. We connected, and not only were we able to successfully purchase property with her daughter, but we can now count her (and her husband) as new friends. 

 

In addition to the business listed above, I have also received calls from future clients as a result of my posts. For example, there was a seller who contacted me because she happened to read a post I wrote about my neighbor's cat. When she got to the bottom of the post, she realized I was a real estate professional and she just happened to be ready to sell her house. Eyeballs are definitely out there reading what we write, and they can turn into business as well.

 

In addition to business, ActiveRain also means learning. I've learned a ton of information about how real estate works in other parts of the country, and even in my state. ActiveRain is the first place I go if I want to get knowledge about the industry, whether it's about software I might be considering, or about working with other agents, or anything else of interest. This has really become my real estate encyclopedia, the place to go for data.

 

But even more important than the business and information listed above are the friendships that I've found here. While some friendships remain virtual (at least for the time being), I've been thrilled to meet and talk to other ActiveRainers. There are real people here behind the words on a screen, and many are truly wonderful; freely sharing their thoughts, advice and time. I am immensely appreciative of everyone who has touched my life in some way. Those who are still here posting on a regular basis, and those who are no longer here because they have passed away, or have just moved on. From the bottom of my heart, my thanks go out to all of you!

 

Now it's on to my next million points!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

428 Main Street

Armonk, NY 10504 *

* still supporting Monroe NY, Orange & Rockland counties.

 

914-419-0270 (cell)

email: kat@thehousekat.com

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Rainmaker
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Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978
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Kat Palmiotti  congrats on the million point mark that is wonderful indeed. The rain is awesome place for sure. 

Oct 12, 2017 06:18 PM #77
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Congratulations on this milestone Kat. Although you have to be very dedicated to reach this goal, the friendships and learning is the best!

Oct 13, 2017 05:21 AM #78
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Good job, keep it going and thank you for sharing. 

Oct 13, 2017 05:38 AM #79
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Shirley Coomer
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Congratulations on reaching a great milestone!  I have a ways to go but intend to continue the journey for all the great reasons you mentioned!

Oct 13, 2017 06:41 AM #80
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Ann Nguyen
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Congratulations Kat on joining the millionaire club. It takes a lot of will power & persistence so kudos to you 

Oct 13, 2017 10:20 AM #81
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Congratulations on joining the club !!!

Oct 13, 2017 10:51 AM #82
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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We adore you, dear Kat and are so glad that you found your way to ActiveRain too! You've become such a bright spot in the Rain. Congratulations on those million points - you worked hard for each and every one of them and I love that it's paying off for you!

Have a wonderful weekend, Kat!

Oct 13, 2017 10:55 PM #83
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Matt Brady - We do indeed!

Peter den Boer - Oh my! I KNEW it! I'm on my way then.

Elva Branson-Lee - Competition can definitely be healthy!

Oct 14, 2017 02:43 AM #84
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Kat Palmiotti
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Bill Dean CDPE 314 575 6924 - That's funny. I'm going to eventually be moving to somewhere else in the country and at this point, I'll probably be #1 there. Although I don't think anyone is actively posting there, so they probably won't care.

 

Oct 14, 2017 02:45 AM #85
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Lou Ludwig - Thank you!

Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978 - Thank you, and yes, posting in the Rain is definitely worth it.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - Yes indeed. Friendships and learning really are the best.

Oct 14, 2017 02:46 AM #86
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Mega Team Real Estate - And thank you!

Shirley Coomer - Before you know it, you'll reach 500K and be "free!"

Ann Nguyen - Thank you - you are on your way as well!

Oct 14, 2017 02:48 AM #87
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Thank you! I appreciate you!

Debe Maxwell, CRS - Thank you! What a wonderful thing to say. I adore you as well!

Oct 14, 2017 02:48 AM #88
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Congratulations on an incredible milestone! You're a testament to perseverance! 

Oct 14, 2017 07:22 AM #89
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Curtis Van Carter
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Kat

Thanks for your kind thoughts and words, cheers cvc

Oct 14, 2017 02:54 PM #90
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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You really hit this out of the ball park Kat Palmiotti. Well done!

Oct 14, 2017 09:42 PM #91
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - As are you! Thank you.

Curtis Van Carter - Hope all is better today!

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, Thank you! 

Oct 15, 2017 05:14 AM #92
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Kat, congratulations on becoming an AR millionaire... on to the next million!!

Oct 15, 2017 11:40 AM #93
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Rebecca Gaujot - Thank you! And I see you are well on your way to 3M!!!

Oct 15, 2017 12:44 PM #94
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Debbie Reynolds
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Congrats on reaching that milestone, Kat. This is a wealth of information and from what I hear there is a lot more to come.

Oct 17, 2017 06:12 PM #95
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Kat Palmiotti
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Debbie Reynolds - And from what I see from your points, there is no end in sight!

Oct 18, 2017 02:49 AM #96
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