activerain challenges: April's ActiveRain Reconnection Rally - Bring Back the Spark!🌟  - 04/02/24 08:14 PM
April's ActiveRain Reconnection Rally - Bring Back the Spark!🌟 Hey ActiveRain Family! This month Brad Andersohn and I are encouraging all active members to start rolling out the red carpet for our long-lost members with our April Awakening Challenge! Following last month's AMAZING challenge, hosted by Kat Palmiotti & Eileen Burns 954.483.3912, we thought we continue the fun we had seeing old AR friends that we had missed. It's all about rekindling old connections, sparking new conversations, and bringing our community closer than ever. So, let's continue the outreach!
Here’s the scoop:
Reach Out & Reconnect: Pick at least one member you haven't … (56 comments)

activerain challenges: A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Incredibly Giving ActiveRain Family ☔️❤️ - 12/31/23 09:11 AM
A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Incredibly Giving ActiveRain Family ☔️❤️As we reflect on the incredible journey we've embarked upon together, I can't help but feel a deep sense of gratitude for the amazing group of members who have become the cornerstone of our ActiveRain ZOOM calls.
The Backbone of Our Community
Every week, without fail, these exceptional individuals are there, not just as attendees but as the driving force behind these enriching sessions. They diligently schedule presenters, ensuring that each meeting is not only educational but also engaging and fun.
More Than Meetings, It’s a Family
What truly sets these members apart … (24 comments)

activerain challenges: Warm Hearts, Warm Paws 🐾 - 12/16/23 10:02 PM
Warm Hearts, Warm Paws 🐾 
Last week, The Maxwell House Group hosted our annual Humane Society Charlotte event to show our unwavering commitment to community and compassion. Traditionally held in the cozy confines of my home (that I spend DAYS decorating to the 9’s!), this year brought a fun, refreshing change. Inspired by the suggestions from our wonderful clients during our fall gathering, we decided to host the event at our Savvy office. And let me tell you, it was a spectacular choice! The office, known for its cool, hip vibe, was transformed into a festive wonderland for the holidays, adding an … (14 comments)

activerain challenges: Thanksgiving Gratitude - My Amazing Hubby - 11/25/23 06:20 AM
Thanksgiving Gratitude - My Amazing Hubby 
As many of you know, my secret to success started many moons ago...
In my former life, I proudly served as a Registered Nurse in the Trauma Operating Room at a top-tier, Level 1 trauma center here in Charlotte. During my downtime (when my trauma OR didn’t have a patient in it), I often helped out in the Recovery Room (PACU). It was there that I crossed paths with one of the hospital's Vice Presidents, leading to an exciting opportunity. I became one of the first six nurses chosen to establish a new home care facility. To … (76 comments)

activerain challenges: Zlogging Bewitchery: Tricks and Treats of Being an ActiveRain Member! - 10/31/23 08:47 AM
Zlogging Bewitchery: Tricks and Treats of Being an ActiveRain Member! 
Trick or Treat?  First of all, what a treat this month’s challenge has been and a HUGE THANK YOU to Leanne Smith & Endre Barath, Jr. for being the most amazing hosts. I’ve totally enjoyed reading the posts this month!

Despite a few deceptive 'tricks' from individuals who unfortunately breached the community's trust, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist eluded to in her post this month, I'm happy to report that the overwhelming majority of my interactions here have been nothing short of delightful treats!
Sixteen years ago, I would have never guessed how transformative … (36 comments)

activerain challenges: Buying My First Home and Planting Roots - Literally - 04/28/23 04:17 PM
Buying My First Home and Planting Roots - Literally 
The year - 1980. The interest rate was 13-3/4% - and that was with great credit too! I really have no idea how I set out to find my first home but, I knew that I had to find something near the Lake. I graduated nursing school and had been working double shifts at the hospital every chance I could in order to save. My college roommates and I rented a 3-bedroom apartment near college, which also happened to be near the hospital.
With the 3 of us sharing expenses, I was able … (26 comments)

activerain challenges: What’s Love Got to do with It? Celebrate the Beauty of Your City in AR’s February 2023 Challenge - 01/31/23 09:42 PM
What’s Love Got to do with It? Celebrate the Beauty of Your City in AR’s February 2023 Challenge 
Do you have a deep love for your city? Do you take pride in its rich history, stunning architecture, bustling streets and diverse culture? Then it's time to showcase your passion for your city, town or neighborhood by participating in February’s City Love Challenge, “What I Love About My City”.
In this month’s challenge, you are invited to share your favorite things about your city - from its hidden gems to its iconic landmarks, favorite restaurants, historic communities - or whatever made you fall in … (74 comments)

activerain challenges: The Power of a Strong Online Presence: The #2 Best Marketing Practice for Real Estate Agents - 01/31/23 01:05 PM
The Power of a Strong Online Presence: The #2 Best Marketing Practice for Real Estate Agents 
I have rallied for years that working your sphere is the KEY to success in this industry. I’ve written countless posts on this over the years so, I decided to get off of my soapbox for Alex & Anna’s January 2023 Challenge this month!
So, with that, let’s dig into my #2…
In today's digital age, second only to working your sphere religiously, having a strong online presence is the next most crucial marketing practice for real estate agents. As I’m sure you are aware, a recent study … (16 comments)

activerain challenges: Thank Goodness for My ActiveRain Family  - 11/30/22 07:45 PM
Thank Goodness for My ActiveRain Family 
I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who participated in this month's challenge. I read each and every one of your AMAZING entries and am so very thankful for each and every one of you. 
Some of you shared a 'silly' side of you, others were more serious and others, so deeply grateful that your posts brought tears to my eyes. I am thankful to each and every one of you for sharing you, your lives, your loves, your hearts with us this month. November is THE perfect month to publicly share how very … (29 comments)

activerain challenges: Gratefulness Week 1 - Thank Heaven for Little Boys - 11/06/22 11:40 AM
Gratefulness Week 1 - Thank Heaven for Little Boys 
Those who know me, know my family is the center of my life - second only to my faith! My boys are 18 months apart, now 33 & 34 and neither certainly are not 'little' any longer! Those boys have been the apples of my eye since the day they were each born.
Matthew is the oldest and he embodies everything an older child typically does - he's very independent and has the biggest heart of anyone I know. He's also incredibly confident as a young adult but, has not always been that way. It took … (17 comments)

activerain challenges: NOVEMBER 2022 THANKSGIVING GRATITUDE CHALLENGE - 11/01/22 10:30 AM
It’s that time of the year to hone in on those things for which we are ever-so grateful! 
With only a few weeks to go before Thanksgiving Day, it's time again to share our Gratitude posts so, let’s get right to our favorite challenge of the year! We are all so very blessed and now is the time to express our gratitude. An attitude of gratitude is contagious and should be shared. When you express your gratitude in this challenge, you will be rewarded with bonus points from ActiveRain as an expression of our gratitude for YOU!
Beginning Today, Tuesday, … (119 comments)

activerain challenges: ActiveRain’s Multitude of Benefits - 2022 - 10/31/22 12:55 PM
ActiveRain’s Multitude of Benefits - 2022 
I have been pondering this all month long - in fact, longer than that - since Carol Williams proposed this challenge! I wanted to share my #1 best story from the Rain but, there have been so many, I thought I would share ‘the best of the best.’
#1 - The Friendships = FamilyAs we so often say, ‘back in the day,’ things were different! We had a TON of very active members - I remember hijacking posts and talking for hours on the phone with groups of other members! RainCamps and meet-ups were frequent and FUN! … (22 comments)

activerain challenges: Cashing In Points for People - What ActiveRain is REALLY All About! - 07/29/22 10:15 PM
Cashing In Points for People - What ActiveRain is REALLY All About! 
I have always been enthralled with Anna Banana’s Point Store. I can’t remember how many years ago it began but, what a genius idea and what a delightful way to get an upbeat conversation between members - and sharing their creativity!
This month’s challenge has taken the Point Store creativity to a whole new level. We read one another’s posts on our respective areas, listen ‘in person’ on our ActiveRain ZOOM call presentations and even refer to many of our members in different areas. So, how cool to incorporate some … (36 comments)

activerain challenges: Ole Glory - How Blessed are We? - 06/12/22 10:20 PM
Ole Glory - How Blessed are We?Every day, we discuss the American Dream with our clients and every day, we see to it that our clients are given the white glove treatment in their quest to achieve their American Dream. 
This evening, my hubby and I had a conversation with a dear friend who is dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis as we sat on our dock watching the sunset. After our conversation with our friend, we sat there together, counting our blessings that we had also achieved the American dream. Thankfulness is so important to us but, we both realized that we … (15 comments)

activerain challenges: What ActiveRain Means to Me in Pictures - Okay, in a Few Words Too! - 04/30/22 09:10 PM
What ActiveRain Means to Me in Pictures - Okay, in a Few Words Too! 
Well, pictures - and words! I’m not even sure I have the words for how amazing this platform has been for me. It even feels ‘cold’ & sterile calling ActiveRain a platform - it’s become family for me!
For the past 15 years, my family has grown exponentially - through ActiveRain! It’s incredibly easy to share my gratitude for my ActiveRain  friends & family. From Jonathan and Bob to Brad Andersohn & Rich Jacobson, Ben Kinney & Jeff Turner, we learned from THE best in the business! 
I began on ActiveRain very … (42 comments)

activerain challenges: As the Internet Turns - Things Gained and Lost to the Internet - 01/31/22 10:42 PM
As the Internet Turns - Things Gained and Lost to the Internet 
I believe Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist’s post this month was the first one I read and she hit so many nails on the head, taking me a trip down Memory Lane! Remembering my first computer (Commodore 64) and how incredibly ‘cool’ that thing was, I was reminded about how darned fast my MacBook Pro is and how the information at our fingertips is unbelievably unlimited now. The Internet has changed our business and personal life in many, many ways...
We have lost a lot of face-to-face interaction due … (26 comments)

activerain challenges: I Couldn’t Love What I Do More, BUT… - 12/31/21 06:58 PM
I Couldn’t Love What I Do More, BUT… 
My challenge is a unique one - one for which I couldn’t be more grateful to have to resolve. Mid-year, 2021, I accepted the position of managing broker in one of Charlotte’s most productive brokerages. As you can see from the recent “List” from the Business Journal, our agents out-sell the masses - almost twice what the brokerage ranked 1st does (calculating total sales / total licensed). A LOT of sales cross my desk and many of the agents with whom I work are in the top 1% of selling agents in our area. … (30 comments)

activerain challenges: Ringing & Singing in the Rain - A Call with Nick Vandekar - 12/31/21 06:23 PM
Ringing & Singing in the Rain - A Call with Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  
So, we didn't call it 'ringing & singing' this year but, I've always loved the ringing & singing challenge each January! A huge thank you to Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist for her inspiration in this month's challenge. How fun is it to phone someone that you've gotten to know here in the Rain and spend time talking to them like they were old friends from years ago?!

This call was no different and let me tell you, as always, Nick answers his phone! You know, there has been … (15 comments)

activerain challenges: Miracle Closing 2021 - 12/26/21 03:26 PM
Miracle Closing 2021 
I’m loving reading the posts entered in the challenge Andrea Bedard  & Carol Williams are hosting this month (Miracles & Scares) - thank you both SO very much!  When I read the post describing the challenge, I KNEW exactly what I was going to write about. Thoughts and pen-to-paper are, however, two totally different things! 
I accepted a challenge in 2021 to be the managing broker of one of Charlotte’s busiest offices. Our office houses nearly 100 agents, most of whom are consistently in Charlotte’s top 1% and they are truly the sharpest of the sharpest agents in the Charlotte … (39 comments)

activerain challenges: Grateful for a Repeat & Referral Business - ActiveRain Style! - 11/17/21 05:57 AM
Grateful for a Repeat & Referral Business - ActiveRain Style!100% of my business this year has been repeat and referral business. While I love my internet leads, I am so busy with 'known' business, I have been referring those out this year. This has also been a great year for referral business from my ActiveRain family. 
While I won't call the names of those who have sent wonderful clients my way or to whom I have sent referrals, I will share 3 unusual stories with you that happened this year, 2021. These are samples of just how wonderful this community is!
The first … (32 comments)

Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR! (Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)

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