activerain: Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent is Leaving the Rain! - 06/06/15 05:53 AM
Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent is Leaving the Rain!
Yes, my dear readers, you read that right.
Your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent is leaving the Rain!
Now before I get a gazillion emails and phone calls from you, my adoring fans, begging me not to do leave, you can take solace in knowing that this is just a temporary leave of absence.
We're heading back to Eleuthera!
Now, I probably won't be blogging while I'm away. But, in my absence you can go back and look at all the blogs I've posted that you might have missed. I know … (21 comments)

activerain: Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Won the Powerball!!! - 09/17/14 12:05 AM
Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Won the  Powerball!!!

OK. OK. I didn't really win the Powerball.
But,  with this, my 1,400th post, your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent now joins the 118 other ActiveRain millionaires!
So, for those of you who've been faithful subscribers along for the ride as I reach this ActiveRain milestone, I thank you.
Without your support, comments, and friendship along the way, this would never have happened.
For those of you who aren't subscribed to my blog, well, let's just say that there are consequences for that!
So, while … (48 comments)

activerain: Cinnamon with a Twist in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area! - 05/25/12 03:56 AM
Cinnamon with a Twist in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area!I hope everyone's getting ready for the big holiday weekend. I know I'm looking forward to a few days off. Well, my dear readers, my weekend started out with some Cinnamon with a Twist here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area! Cinnamon Wright came to the area to pick up our mutual friend, ActiveRain's very own Roger "Shaken, with a Twist" Mucci, who is visiting Cinnamon and a bunch of other Rainers in the Wilmington, NC area! I picked Roger up at the airport this morning, and after a bit of touring … (16 comments)

activerain: She's All Grown Up Now... Happy Birthday to ActiveRain's Very Own Kerrie Greenhalgh! - 03/25/12 09:55 PM
She's All Grown Up Now...
Happy Birthday to ActiveRain's Very Own...
Kerrie Greenhalgh!
I remember when she was just a little girl.
It seemed like almost yesterday...

My how time flies. But, today is her special day.
 
And, no, we won't reminisce about days gone by. Instead, today, we'll just all wish ActiveRain's very own
Kerrie Greenhalgh a very Happy Birthday!
Here's to you Kerrie on your special day. Happy Birthday to you!

Please take a moment out of your busy day to visit Kerrie's blog and toast her on her special day!

Happy … (33 comments)

activerain: We'll Be Back After This Brief Intermission... So, Let Me Entertain You... - 02/16/12 09:37 PM
We'll Be Back After This Brief Intermission...
So, Let Me Entertain You...
Well, my dear readers, many of you woke up to ActiveRain being down and on a brief "intermission".Not to worry though!As our fearless leaders were working diligently to insure that ActiveRain is the wonderful forum we've all come to know and love, they knew that you'd need something to help you get through this down time...So, without further ado...We'll Be Back After This Brief Intermission...
So, Let Me Entertain You...
 
Those guys at ActiveRain think of everything... Don't they?!!!



About The Author Craig … (32 comments)

activerain: ActiveRain. If You Think It's About the Points, You're Missing the Bigger Picture... - 01/29/12 01:38 AM
ActiveRain. If You Think It's About the Points,
You're Missing the Bigger Picture...

 
For the better part of the past few years, I've been an active member of this community.ActiveRain has become part of the daily regimen of things to do on my "List-O-Plenty".When Jonathan Washburn, the founder of ActiveRain, came up with his sinister plot to fuel our competitive nature by incorporating the point system, I know I wanted to rack up as many as I could. I wanted to be #1 in my region, the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area of North Carolina.But do I participate here … (82 comments)

activerain: A Heartfelt Thank You to My Friends Here in the Rain. - 09/17/11 09:42 AM
A Heartfelt Thank You to My Friends Here in the Rain.

You guys are the best!
From the "Sweater Conspiracy" you guys cooked up, to the wonderful comments on my post yesterday, to the truly fun videos and slideshows commemorating my special day, you guys made this the best birthday I've had in a long time!
I love you guys!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!



About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – … (27 comments)

activerain: It's Contest Time! Give This Picture a Caption and Win the Accolades of Your Peers...and More! - 07/29/11 02:27 AM
It's Contest Time! Give This Picture a Caption
and Win the Accolades of Your Peers...and More!
OK, my dear readers, I'm heading to Tennessee for a few days to visit with my brother.

I don't have any time to write anything about the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex Real Estate market today, but I did create the goofy picture that appears below.
 
And, yes, I know. I shouldn't even write a blog if I don't have anything important, relevant, or funny to say.
So, I'm not!
You are!
Since I've come to the conclusion that your comments are almost always better than … (34 comments)

activerain: Who is the Most Awesome Person Today? My Version of ActiveRain's Daily "Member Spotlight" (Part XV) - 07/05/11 08:32 AM
Who is the Most Awesome Person Today?
  My Version of ActiveRain's Daily "Member Spotlight" (Part XV)

It's that time of the week again folks!
As promised, I've decided to make 2011 a year in which I introduce you, my dear readers, to a Rainer who you might not know, but probably should.
ActiveRain posts a "Member Spotlight" in their "Daily Drop" newsletter. This is my version...
For this week's post, that person is ActiveRain's very own:
  Lenn Harley

Now I know that each and every one of you know Lenn. After all she … (85 comments)

activerain: I Heard it Through the Grapevine. But I Didn't Believe It... Until I Saw the Pictures! - 06/22/11 06:00 AM
I Heard it Through the Grapevine.
But I Didn't Believe It...
Until I Saw the Pictures! OK, my dear readers, I heard it through the grapevine that ActiveRain's 5th Birthday Party was a wild one! From my "reputable sources" I've been told that it all started out pretty tame. However, as the night wore on, and the frosty adult beverages started fulfilling their promise, things got a bit crazy! Apparently, our fearless leader, Niki got it all started when he arrived in a clown suit....
And then, as if that wasn't enough, and we all know it should have been, Bob … (77 comments)

activerain: Sometimes Thirteen IS a Lucky Number - Michael Thornton Becomes ActiveRain's 13th Million Point Member! - 05/28/11 02:24 AM
Sometimes Thirteen IS a Lucky Number - Michael Thornton Becomes ActiveRain's 13th Million Point Member! You know him. You love him. You just can't live without him!
 

And today, my friends, ActiveRain's very own blogger extraordinaire, Michael Thornton, becomes only the 13th member to reach the million point milestone. Many of you who follow either Mr. Thornton or myself know that Michael and I have become very good friends. It was Michael who introduced me to the world of Mac computers (which I can't thank him enough for), and it was me who introduced Michael to Photoshop. (And for … (71 comments)

activerain: ActiveRain - It's Just One Big Happy Family! - Tell Us Who's in Yours. - 05/19/11 06:27 AM
 ActiveRain - It's Just One Big Happy Family! Tell Us Who's in Yours.

For those of you who've been following my ongoing
Awesome Person of the Day
series, you know that I've attempted, in the only way that I know how, to introduce you, my dear readers, to an ActiveRain member who you might not know about, but probably should. The honorees of these posts, and proud recipients of the highly coveted Craig Rutman Lucky Sweater award, have all played a big part in making my experience here in the Rain one that I truly enjoy.  Now, it's your … (48 comments)

activerain: Who is the Most Awesome Person Today? My Version of ActiveRain's Daily "Member Spotlight" (Part XII) - 04/09/11 03:59 AM
Who is the Most Awesome Person Today?
  My Version of ActiveRain's Daily "Member Spotlight" (Part XII)

It's that time of the week again folks!
As promised, I've decided to make 2011 a year in which I introduce you, my dear readers, to a Rainer who you might not know, but probably should.
ActiveRain posts a "Member Spotlight" in their "Daily Drop" newsletter. This is my version...
For this week's post, that person is ActiveRain's very own:
  Brad Andersohn
 

Now I know that many of you already know Brad, but with so many … (46 comments)

activerain: Why Am I Here?... Or Better Yet, Why Aren't You? - 03/23/11 03:17 AM
Why Am I Here?... Or Better Yet, Why Aren't You?
Of course I'm referring to ActiveRain and why you should be here. Yesterday one of my invitees to ActiveRain called me for some help. Naturally, being the good Ambassador that I am, I threw myself together, because I'm not a pretty sight before I get myself together, and headed on over to her office to lend a hand.
At my insistence, she just signed up to ActiveRain, but had no clue as to where to begin... or why she should even begin in the first place. Well, my dear readers, and … (78 comments)

activerain: I Hope You Didn't Miss This.... - 03/09/11 02:43 AM
ActiveRain posts a "Member of the Day" in their "Daily Drop" newsletter.
And, just in case you missed it yesterday....!!!
Now I don't know who is responsible for selecting the member of the day. But I want them to know that I was humbled and honored to be chosen. And, of course, being the humble Realtor that I am, I won't let this high honor go to my head!

By the way, if you're not already subscribed to the Daily Drop, you really should be.
Oh, and if you're not subscribed to my blog, what are you … (53 comments)

activerain: The Paper-Less Challenge - How I'm Working To Be a More Paper-Less Me... - 02/23/11 06:04 AM
The Paper-Less Challenge
How I'm Working To Be a More Paper-Less Me...
For those of you who know me, you're well aware that I'm one of those guys who hates wasteful ways.

I've been reducing, reusing and recycling ever since I heard those terms put together. So, when I heard about this challenge, I just knew it was right up my alley. My effort to go paperless originated long before it became chic to do so. It all began when I couldn't even stand to be in my own office anymore....
So I cleaned it up, scanned and … (26 comments)

activerain: First I Got Stoned. Then I Got Busted. It Couldn't Be a Better Day! - 02/13/11 04:50 AM
First I Got Stoned. Then I Got Busted. It Couldn't Be a Better Day!
It is with this post that I reach the 500,000 point mark here in the Rain. First I got stoned.... To commemorate this monumental moment, and much to my surprise, a monument has been erected in my honor....
Then I got busted.... As if that wasn't enough, and we all know it should have been, I join the 108 other 500K+ members in the ActiveRain Hall of Blogger Fame....
But this isn't about me! It's about you, my dear readers, and I want to thank you … (138 comments)

activerain: Last Minute Gift Ideas from ActiveRain and Me! - 12/24/10 05:04 AM
Last Minute Gift Ideas from ActiveRain and Me!

For those of you who've been sleeping in a cave, and might be unaware, tomorrow is Christmas.You've had an entire year to prepare for this day. But, once again, you've put off shopping for those loved ones on your list, until the last moment.

Well, my dear readers, you're in luck. You can thank me later.In conjunction with me, your humble writer, ActiveRain is now offering its very own Vintage Lunch Box Gift Collection!For only $19.95, plus shipping and handling of course, you can now get all your holiday shopping done … (98 comments)

activerain: The Real Reason I Won't Be Inviting This ActiveRain Superstar to My Christmas Party... - 12/14/10 03:40 AM
The Real Reason I Won't Be Inviting This ActiveRain Superstar
to My Christmas Party...
We all know him. We all love him. He's a prolific blogger here in the Rain.His posts are among the most subscribed to blogs on ActiveRain.We talk on the phone almost daily and we've become good friends.
But he won't be coming to my Christmas party this year!Yes folks, I'm talking about Michael Thornton, owner of
Nashville, Tennessee's most respected home inspection company.But why Craig?
Why won't Michael be coming to your party?Well, my dear readers, I'm glad you asked!You see, it's like this....Last … (56 comments)

activerain: ActiveRain Superstar Michael Thornton Celebrates Yet Another Birthday Today! - 11/04/10 12:56 AM
ActiveRain Superstar Michael Thornton
Celebrates Yet Another Birthday Today!Today, my friends, Michael Thornton, home inspector extraordinaire from
the Nashville, Tennessee area, and my good friend, celebrates yet another
birthday.
It's amazing how he keeps getting older while we all keep getting younger.
But that's another post for another time.Today we celebrate the life and times of one of ActiveRain's most prolific bloggers and a helluva good guy,
Michael Thornton.Let us begin........Now I'm not going to mince words here folks. 
Michael was born a loooong time ago!
As the timeline above shows, somewhere between the formation … (54 comments)

 
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