Triple Meme'd & My 3 Month Rainiversary!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Success Realty

world with people holding hands clipartJune 7th was my three month anniversary on Active Rain...so I guess that it is only appropriate that I was memed 3 times in a 48 hour period shortly thereafter!  First by the lovely Mana Tulberg, next by my sister in spirit,  Brande Bradford and then by The FHA Man himself - Jeff Belonger, who somehow "discovered" me. 

It's been a great few months in the Active Rain for me:

So you really think you want to know more about me?  

1) I don't know what I want to be when I grow up....I am passionate about real estate, but tinkerbell clip artmy role keeps changing....I started as an appraiser (and still own an appraisal company with my husband David).  Then I was "top producing agent" (someone else's definition of me...not mine) agent for a few months before taking a position as a sales manager and later, managing broker for a CENTURY 21 company with 3 offices and too many agents.  Two years ago I opened a new independent company because I missed the contact with consumers and so I could specialize in ___(fill in the blank- the vision changes every few months)!  Sharing the passion with consumers and agents is what makes real estate fun for me!

2) I adore animals!  And I'm also passionate about animal rescue programs!  We have 4 horses, tons of cats and 5 dogs. One of the dogs is actually my new grandpuppy!  We live on a 90 acre farm just outside Athens and I would love to have more dogs, but the house is not big enough for all of them and all of us. 

3)  I am a control freak!  Could someone come up with a more pleasant way of describing that tendency, please?  On a personal level, delegation is very difficult for me and I tend to become overwhelmed because I'm always trying to catch up and always taking on more than I probably should....I'm great at telling everyone else how to manage their valuable time...if only I could let go and take my own advice!

4) I love football!  Of course Athens, Georgia is the home of the SEC Champion University of Georgia Bulldogs and I love my DAWGS.  But even more importantly, to me, the Chris DeRepentigny, GA Force High School FootballGeorgia Force High School Football Team is undefeated for 2 years and they have won back to Clint Cooper, GA Force High School Footballback GFL championships.   

<---Chris graduated this year, but Clint  ---> still has one more year to go and then hopefully college ball!  We have been blessed to have this program available, even though we drive over an hour (to Atlanta, GA) each way to practice and games.  Both of these guys decided to homeschool (that's another post or probably a book I need to write) and dual enroll for college credit 2 years ago because they were bored by their studies...but they hated to give up football, luckily we discovered the Georgia Football League with opportunities for homeschooled students and more.

5) I cannot live without reading, especially science fiction and fantasy!  Before becoming addicted to Active Rain, I averaged a book a day, now I'm down to about 5 a week because I spend soooo much time here learning and sharing.  Most recent read:  James Patterson & Peter De Jonge's Beach Road.

AND a Bonus:  My Former Client tried to Hire a Hitman!

Now the fun part....I'm tagging Phil Sharp because I'm watching his blog grow and want to know more about what makes him tick; Doug Moore because he lives and works in one of my favorite areas of Georgia; and Amy Anthony Coile because she is one of my favorite lenders and has great things to share!  Here's to Lucky Lang's exhaustive list of those who have been meme'd and the history of the meme on Active Rain!

 

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Rainer
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Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA

Hi Michelle, so nice to get to know you better.

90 acres!!!! for someone who lives in California that is almost a whole city!!!!

How about Control freak=Chaotically Challenged?

Jun 13, 2007 05:22 PM #1
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Michelle,

Excellent job on writing your meme!  I did add it to the list.

Thanks for letting me know!

Lucky :)

Jun 14, 2007 01:30 AM #2
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Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA

Mana - LOL, I like your description much better!

Lucky - thanks for adding me, your list is fantastic!

Jun 14, 2007 06:11 AM #3
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Phil Sharp
Phil Sharp Homes - Fort Lewis, WA

Michelle,

Thanks for thinking of me.  I am watching your blog grow as well; very impressive. 

I will get started right away.

Phil

Jun 16, 2007 06:41 PM #4
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Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Realtor

Michelle...Sorry, I am just now getting to this!!  I have been, ummm lets say, swamped!!  I like the sister in spirit.  Now, I am putting on my calendar for the week to make sure and call Michelle!!!  There, it is there, and I will do it.

Nothing that you told us, surprises me :-)  I am jealous though, you have this blogging thing down pat.  I sooo need to work on it.  I was thinking about you this weekend while doing some prospecting.  It is really weird, how you can not meet someone, but feel a bond!  That is as mushy as it gets from me!!

Great job!

Jun 17, 2007 11:43 AM #5
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Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA
Brande - I completely understand the swamped thing...my writing level has gone WAY down the last 2 weeks and I just keep learning more things I need to/want to be doing...including getting to talk with you more, oh well maybe this winter, lol.
Jun 18, 2007 05:07 PM #6
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Jeff Belonger
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Michelle.....  this was fun to read. We seem to have a few things in common. I am also sometimes a control freak. ...  in regards to work only though. And sometimes I can tell others how to manage their time, but not always my own. But maybe that's because we are not only juggling our work, but the work of others under us. And I soooooo love football.

In regards to your kids being home schooled and traveling an hour to practice.... wow, that sounds like a lot of work. But it also sounds like they did a great job at both.

Overall, thanks for sharing this.

                                                                                                             jeff belonger

Jun 19, 2007 03:02 AM #7
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Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA
Jeff - thanks for taking the time to "find" me, you are doing a great job at being the meme welcome wagon!
Jun 20, 2007 04:35 PM #8
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Jeff Belonger
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my pleasure and thanks.... again, nice job here.
Jun 20, 2007 04:39 PM #9
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