150,000 Points.....

Mortgage and Lending with Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

That's about all that I can say.  I've hit it....or I will with this post.  It's been a wild ride.  What's happened in my 18 months since joining?

1)  I've built a great network of friend here;

Fran's Blog

Mortgage Knowledge at its BEST!!!! (Jeff Belonger)

Rich Sweum's Blog

Simon Conway's Orlando Real Estate Blog

Amy's Blog

Michele's Blog

Real Estate Financing, The Insider's Insight On Mortgage

A Step Ahead with Paige Rausch

Lake Arrowhead Lifestyle Blog

Central Florida Real Estate Happenings - Alex Harb

SECONDLY....I'm in the process of taking my 13th loan application since joining AR.  I thought that this would take off a lot quicker, but it took a while for me to get into the zone.  As a result, I have a lot of transactions from Joe Q. Public.  But I am now made the inner circle of some of the who's who of AR.  As a result, I have deals from other AR members.  Needless to say....life in the first 150,000 has been great.

For my next 150,000, I've created a number of new goals....including, but not limited to:

1)  Figure out and start to dominate localism under the new land rush;

2)  Get deeper with my inner circle.  Find ways FOR ME TO REFER to my inner circle.

3)  Host a group.  I've already thought of the group that I'd moderate, but I can't give it away just yet.

4)  Use AR for recruiting

5)  Continue to have fun.....

S000000000000000000....it's adios for now.  I'm off to my next buck - fitty!

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Sue Botelho
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation - Fort Walton Beach, FL
USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Pro

Congratulations!  I have been a member of AR for a bit, but just really started using it a few weeks ago.  I have gotten 4 applications in the last 3 weeks and have been astonished to find that they came from the internet as a direct result of AR!

If you do a google search of "Rural Housing Destin FL", you will find us as #1, #4, #5, #6 and #7 on page 1 - and you wouldn't have seen that a month ago!  AR really works!

Sep 16, 2008 04:13 PM #1
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Congratulations on a big milestone, Larry!  Your dedication & persistence will pay off, if they haven't already.

Sep 16, 2008 04:13 PM #2
Edward moloney
Edward Moloney Loan Officer GMH Mortgage Services - Holliston, MA
Loan Officer Providing 5 STAR SERVICE

Interesting stuff. What states are you licensed in. Can you share more on the localism part

Sep 16, 2008 04:17 PM #3
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Larry....  a big congrats... and thanks for the polite mention. Did Tom Burris call you?  He had a deal... and thanks for the check of $50,000 for that last deal.  lol  Serioulsy, hope you got my e-mail.  thanks and again, congrats. 

PS.... and stop writing bogus posts for points... LOL  (gets under your skin, doesn't it)

jeff belonger

Sep 16, 2008 04:25 PM #4
Thomas Tolbert
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy - Savannah, GA

Way to go Larry!  Congratulations!

Sep 16, 2008 04:27 PM #5
Greg Dallaire
Dallaire Realty - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Homes

Larry thats a huge accomplishment!  Keep up the great work and reap the fruit of the RAIN!

Sep 16, 2008 04:55 PM #6
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Congrats on your 150 Larry!!! Looking forward towards reading your posts on your way to the next 150....

Sep 16, 2008 09:10 PM #7
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Larry,
Congratulations!  Those points represent your hard work and dedication.  Keep truckin'.

Sep 16, 2008 10:01 PM #8
Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

Sue....congrats....you should be my mentor.  I'm doing well, but you did so well so quick.


Ed...I'll contact you now.

Jeff....sorry that it was for so little....kinda tight lately....you'll get 100K next referral...is that legal?


Greg....GO PACK GO!


Cynthia....I have a ways to catch you!

Sep 17, 2008 01:50 AM #9
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

This truly is the best place on the internet. CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY BLOGGING!!

GBU, Larry!

Sep 17, 2008 03:09 AM #10
Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

Thanks Elizabeth....lots of fun....

Sep 17, 2008 03:25 PM #11
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


Congrats on the milestone! Thanks for the shoutout! I'm proud to be your friend, and I love your list of goals! I'm especially intrigued by #3...as I have been thinking along the same lines, but don't wish to be a founder!!! Thanks,   Fran

Sep 17, 2008 04:18 PM #12
James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

Congrats on 150K , that is a tremendous indication of your dedication to your career. I hope it pays you back financially as well as personally - talk to you at 300K

Sep 18, 2008 03:36 AM #13
Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Larry - Congratulations on your 150,000 points!  That's a great milestone.  Keep up the good work!  :)

Sep 18, 2008 05:28 AM #14
Sharon Paxson
Arbor Real Estate - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate

Congratulations on reaching 150K. And I like your goals for the next 150K.

Sep 18, 2008 05:31 AM #15
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Hey Larry! Thanks for the mention. Congrats on the 150K.  Love your goals. AR is fun and I'm enjoying the networking.  The world keeps getting smaller especially in this business.

Sep 18, 2008 09:04 AM #16
Nancy Larson
I am a licensed referral agent in NJ - Hutchinson Island, FL

Congratulations, what a milestone. Can't wait to see the 200,000 milestone. keep up the excellent work.

Sep 18, 2008 09:08 AM #17
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Congratulations on 150,000 points and 13 loan applications! That is really rather impressive and something you should certainly be proud of and it says something about your writing ability.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Sep 19, 2008 06:10 PM #18
Scott Owens
Scott Owens Limited - Halifax, NS

Congratulations on 150,000!  That's a number I can only dream of right now...of course, if I am going to dream of a number that big, I am going to put a dollar sign in front of it.

Sep 20, 2008 04:14 AM #19
Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

Todd....thanks....lots of fun...thanks.

Scott....you'll get there....hang tight!

Sep 21, 2008 03:50 PM #20
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