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
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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.

 

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Rainmaker
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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
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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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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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So what did you end up spending your million points on; if I may ask Kat Palmiotti 

Oct 27, 2017 08:05 PM #97
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Paul -  I turned around and reinvested it in more points!

Oct 28, 2017 03:09 AM #98
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Kat Palmiotti "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.  I have also received calls from future clients as a result of my posts."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Oct 28, 2017 04:32 AM #99
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Marco Giancola
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Hey Kat-congrats on surpassing the one million dollar, oops I mean point mark!

Lovely post as well

Oct 28, 2017 04:52 AM #100
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Kat and Congratulations. It is always a kick to reach this milestone. Great job.

Oct 28, 2017 05:10 AM #101
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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Way to go, Kat! Welcome to the Active Rain Millionaires Club!

 

Oct 28, 2017 07:14 AM #102
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Tony/Suzanne - Thank you again for the reblog!

Marco - Thank you! I wish they were dollars!

Sheila - It definitely was a kick!

Lorrie - Thank you!!!!

Oct 29, 2017 07:36 AM #103
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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The first ten thousand points were my hardest. How about you Kat Palmiotti

Nov 03, 2017 09:16 PM #104
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Paul - I don't remember that far back!

Nov 04, 2017 03:28 AM #105
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Mick Michaud
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Congratulations.  I've used connections on AR for the same thing.  Referrals.  Helped my girlfriend sell her house in CA through a referral here.  

Nov 08, 2017 02:05 PM #106
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Mick - That's great! There are some areas that aren't well covered by AR real estate professionals, but most times it is quite possible to find an excellent agent here.

Nov 09, 2017 02:35 AM #107
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Dana Basiliere
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Congratulations Kat, points are good.

Nov 20, 2017 03:06 PM #108
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Kat Palmiotti
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Dana - They're fun!

Nov 20, 2017 04:10 PM #109
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