activerain: AR Milestone Achieved - Proud To Say - 900,000+ points September 2019 - 09/19/19 12:23 AM
AR Milestone Achieved - Proud To Say -
900,000+ points September 2019
 
With true gratitude to the Founders of ActiveRain for dreaming up a platform that achieved more than its own goals (and survived a couple of "kidnappings") and with sincere respect for all the learning shared by my fellow AR members - the amazing professionals with whom I have posted since joining in 2010, BINGO! Hit a Milestone for sure ...
 
I clearly remember reaching for 100,000 points and thinking it was SOOOO far away!!! Now I "only" have 100,000 to go to reach my million mark. Wonder what the distribution of … (17 comments)

activerain: Are You Missing Opportunities on ActiveRain? - 03/16/17 01:07 AM
Dear Readers -
 Learning from other ActiveRain members is an essential part of my day. Jeff Dowler , a CRS REALTOR from California, is one of my fvorite Bloggers to learn from as I read.
 



Other posts from Jeff include Happy Unbirthday Cards, Seven Ways to Sabotage, Someone Took My Photo ... BUT   and #HASHTAG Crazy World.
 
 All the best - Lynn
PS  If I haven't thanked you personally for reading my Blog, let me do so right now! I really appreciate your stopping by and (perhaps) commenting! L.
Are You Missing Opportunities on ActiveRain?
 
Life … (3 comments)

activerain: BusinessWeek Magazine Suggests that Zillow Wants to Buy Trulia - 07/24/14 02:39 PM
Businessweek Magazine Suggests
Zillow Wants to Buy Trulia
 

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In an article on 7/24/14, reported by Alex Sherman, Jeffrey McCracken and Prashant Gopal, entitled Zillow Seeking to Buy Rival Property Site Trulia, BusinessWeek magazine suggests that Zillow wants to buy Trulia.
The article states "Zillow, the largest U.S. real estate website, is seeking to buy No. 2 Trulia for as much as $2 billion in cash and stock, according to people with knowledge of the matter. An agreement may be announced as soon as next week, said one of the people, who asked not … (26 comments)

activerain: RAIN CAMP MEETUP Dec 5 ATLANTA METRO NORTH SHARE IDEAS MEET OTHERS - 12/03/12 10:54 PM
RAIN CAMP MEETUP Dec 5
ATLANTA METRO NORTH
SHARE IDEAS MEET OTHERS



“Just the facts, Ma’am”, said Jack Webb in Dragnet or did he? See Snopes about that but here are the facts about  

POST RAINCAMPATLANTA METRO NORTHActiveRain MeetUP
Wednesday, December 5th 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Shafritz & Dean LLC  Attorneys
Perimeter Office - Directions?
5825 Glenridge Drive, Bldg. 2, Suite 212
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
** Please bring canned food donation for Atlanta Food Bank.**

Come by and meet other ActiveRain members.
Share your thoughts about RainCamp.
Enjoy a late … (11 comments)

activerain: Blogging Blueprints Webinar: Market Reports and Neighborhood Posts - 11/17/12 11:58 PM
YES, Virginia,
there is an easy way to write a localism post!

Not only does ActiveRain offer live webinars but now ActiveRain offers templates to make post writing even easier!!! If you missed this session, no worries. It is all online for us to use and benefit from the suggestions. One is about Home Price Trends and Market Reports. The other is Communities, Sub-divisions and Condo Complexes.

Don't forget to visit ActiveRain University and see what great learning opportunities await.
As always, thanks to Bob, Kerrie and all the folks behind the scenes!
Have a happy day -Lynn
What: Creating Solid … (2 comments)

activerain: Turkey talk - 10/12/12 02:05 PM
TURKEY TALK ...
How could anyone read Richie Alan Naggar's post and not feel sympathy? I guess the only way would be to feel empathy! And just think - this is only the beginning of the fowl joke season!  Sorry couldn't help it ...I had an entry here about Thanksgiving but the link expired! Alas! Now no funny hip-hop singing turkey is on this post. :-(Well, have a wonderful Thanksgiving anyway!
Have a happy day, Lynn
 
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activerain: Atlanta Hawaii AR MeetUP Lots to Learn on September 20th - 09/20/12 03:44 PM
Atlanta Hawaii AR MeetUP Lots to Learn on September 20th
THIS IS IT in more ways than one! We met at the restaurant of that name near the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA. Jordon Wheeler rounded out the group for this Atlanta MeetUP.Bruce Hicks was returning from a family visit to Tennessee for a day of sight-seeing in Atlanta before returning to Hawaii. We three had a working MeetUP where Bruce explained some differences in real estate practice in Hawaii and here on the “mainland”.

BRUCE HICKS  &  LYNN B FRIEDMAN  &  JORDON WHEELER
While we began chatting by discussing … (4 comments)

activerain: ATLANTA GA AR MeetUP AUGUST 28th Southside Atlanta ala Jordon Wheeler - 08/19/12 02:10 PM
 ATLANTA GA AR MeetUP AUGUST 28th Southside Atlanta ala Jordon Wheeler
ATLANATA MEETUP TIME AGAIN --- SEE YOU THERE! Imagine how much we can learn from each other! Jordon Wheeler decided to use EVENTBRITE for the invitation to the FIRST EVER SPECTACULAR SOUTHSIDE ACTIVERAIN MeetUP.
In Atlanta, home of three previous MeetUPs, this will be the first time on the Southside. Atlanta is a "strange duck" so to speak. About 70 miles North to South and only 30+ miles wide from East to West, we live in very different environments.They are probably all different towns elsewhere.
Of course, the actual … (0 comments)

activerain: AR RainCamp August 30th - Atlanta Southside MeetUp Tuesday August 28th - 08/12/12 05:18 PM
SAVE THE DATE - good food and good friends - AR style. AR RainCamp August 30th - Atlanta Southside MeetUp Tuesday August 28th
Jordon Wheeler and others (me included) are "ARup" Tuesday evening, 8/28/2012. He has a restaurant under consideration and will check it out this week.We'll respond with directions to anyone and everyone who leaves a comment at our posts. And we'll respond to anyone and everyone who leaves an Atlanta comment at the official AR posts.
Everyone is welcome - we're trying for a delicious place on I-285 near the airport. Please plan on stopping by. We hope to have … (5 comments)

activerain: NEWBIE NEWBIE FIND A NEWBIE on ActiveRain Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Advanced Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA - 12/31/11 08:36 AM
NEWBIE NEWBIE FIND A NEWBIE on ActiveRain Atlanta Metro ODAT Realty CDPE Advanced Buy Lease Sell Buckhead Atlanta GA Remember when you first started and ActiveRain seemed so overwhelming- the technology, the writing, the groups, the idea of friends all over the country - not nominal “friends” but forming true and respectful friendships with folks you never met? Being welcomed by a member of ActiveRain goes a long way for someone just starting out.  How to get started?  How do you find a newcomer?  One way is to go to the ROSTER - in the ABOUT section which is at the … (4 comments)

activerain: POINTS POINTS POINTS and OTHER ACTIVERAIN QUIRKS explained by ODAT Realty Metro Atlanta Buy Lease Sell in Buckhead Atlanta GA (1 of 3) - 08/26/11 05:40 PM
POINTS POINTS POINTS and OTHER ACTIVERAIN QUIRKS explained by ODAT Realty CDPE Metro Atlanta Buy Lease Sell in Buckhead Atlanta GA (1 of 3) POINTS POINTS POINTS and OTHER ACTIVERAIN QUIRKS explained by ODAT Realty CDPE Metro Atlanta Buy Lease Sell in Buckhead Atlanta GA  (1 of 3) So - there I was at 99,803 points. If I got the math right (LOL) - one blog and I would have hit my goal of 100,000 points just a bit ahead of the "do it before my September birthday" schedule. Two milestones close to one another! I have been studying the points … (32 comments)

activerain: Metro Atlanta Buy Lease Sell Sadly Accepts Agreement Termination in Buckhead Atlanta GA DAY 2 - 05/31/11 04:44 PM
Metro Atlanta Buy Lease Sell Sadly Accepts Agreement Termination in Buckhead Atlanta GA  DAY 2 Dear AR friends, RE: The blog from 30 May 2011 http://activerain.com/blogsview/2324948/metro-atlanta-buy-lease-sell-sadly-accepts-agreement-termination-in-buckhead-atlanta-ga
Tonight I have an idea where the tipping point towards termination of the Buyer's Agreement was located.  The friend probably just stimulated the process.  Here it is: My personal satisfaction comes from narrowing down choices and having just the right choice so the decision may be made the first day out.  Therefore - I was honed in on getting the search done well. I misunderstood their target - I thought it was to BUY a … (4 comments)

activerain: TROLLS TO BE OR NOT TO BE TROLLING in Buckhead Atlanta GA (Part 1 of 3) - 05/25/11 04:18 PM
TROLLS TO BE OR NOT TO BE TROLLING in Buckhead Atlanta GA  (Part 1 of 3)
 

Start with a positive premise - Trolls are not the only things who live under bridges! Let's look at the popular definition of "troll" or "trolling" as it pertains to the internet.  If you go to URBAN DICTIONARY, there are several definitions that relate to the term on the internet. But - and this is interesting - there are terms used in the definitions that should be defined first! So - let's start there.
 
FLAME  When someone attacks another person online, using … (6 comments)

activerain: EXTRA EXTRA Read all about them ActiveRain Groups iPad Users and Android Tablet Users - 05/22/11 08:37 AM
EXTRA EXTRA Read all about them ActiveRain Groups iPad Users Group and Android Tablet Users Group
EXTRA EXTRA Read All About Them ActiveRain Groups iPad Users Group and Android Tablet Users Group
William Johnson, a San Diego REALTOR(R) and mentor to many, is CRAZY about the Apple platform and Apple products.  The company should hire him as a spokesman - he is eloquent in his praises of Apple! Back in March 2011, William started a group on ActiveRain called The iPad Users Group.  He kept the group private while he studied all he could at the Apple Store.  He was getting … (12 comments)

activerain: OH NO NOT AGAIN How did that happen on my Blog Post in Buckhead Atlanta GA - 05/19/11 04:56 PM
OH NO!  NOT AGAIN!   How did that happen on my Blog Post in Buckhead Atlanta GA? How many times have you written your post for ActiveRain and then posted it only to find out something went haywire?  After reading all the comments on Barbara Hensley's blog and then the ones from last night, I see I am not alone with this issue!  The problem (I am told) is called "coding"!
First: Thanks to everyone who commented to me on the re-blog of Brad's post from 2009.  Second: The issue of writing somewhere to make the presentation JUST right is a … (14 comments)

activerain: BLOG leads to REBLOG How To Use ScribeFire to Enhance Your ActiveRain Blog Posts in Buckhead Atlanta GA - 05/18/11 04:22 PM
Blog leads to Blog leads to Blog or Here We Go Again in Buckhead Atlanta GA

Barbara Hensley's post was very interesting but the comments about her post were almost a post of their own!  Barbara discussed two main themes - the accidental "PUBLIC" posting when one means to "DRAFT" post and those comments left by some folks that are not really comments. Reading her post is better than my summarizing it - ActiveRain True Story! A Sad Tale of Two ActiveRain Comments! I can't Make This Stuff Up!
Other AR members had a lot to say in response! The post was … (18 comments)

activerain: ActiveRain PhotoBloggers Contest - ActiveRain as Symbiotic Natural Environment - 05/10/11 04:55 PM
ActiveRain PhotoBloggers Contest  - ActiveRain as Symbiotic Natural Environment   
ActiveRain PhotoBloggers Contest  - ActiveRain as Symbiotic Natural Environment
Looking at Nature, one always may draw connections to human existence. The founders of ActiveRain, an online community of real estate professionals, gifted the our chosen profession with their vision.  Begun in 2006, by ActiveRain's 5th anniversary in 2011, over 207,000 members have spread their internet wings to meet and greet others throughout the United States and Canada.
ActiveRain interpersonal relationships and connections are as diverse and yet as connected as a botanical ecosystem. The most astonishing feature of the ActiveRain … (55 comments)

activerain: AR MOMENTS - "Let me count the ways ... " #1 Meeting AR members - 03/21/11 12:27 AM
 AR MOMENTS -"Let me count the ways" ... #1 Meeting ARers

NOTE: For the latest contest, AR Staff asked members to "write a blog post about [our] experience being a member of ActiveRain. [They] don't care what [we] write about, it just has to be about [our] experience being a member of this community. ... There is something about this place that you don't find too many other places online. It's hard to put your finger on it."

Four months ago I didn't know what ActiveRain.com was. I didn't like the current market rhythms and the frenzy to grab clients. I didn't … (19 comments)

activerain: Arlington,VA Amenities Attract Agents - Buying Big Breakfast - Cassatt's Cafe - Delicious! - 03/06/11 07:04 AM
Arlington,VA Amenities Attract Agents -
Buying Big Breakfast - Cassatt's Cafe - Delicious!
 

Imagine the scene - it is the beginning of 2011.  Two agents decide to make the jump into cyber-space. One is in Atlanta, GA and one in Arlington, VA.  Strangers stepping to the same starting point from different ages, backgrounds and states.  No connection exists between them as they begin.  Who would think that in a few short weeks they would be having breakfast together? 

Parallel paths appear as they traverse the technology.  Both attend AR University Webinars. Both have things they want to say. … (6 comments)

 


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