150,000 Points ~ An Active Rain Success Story

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Tonight, I have reached another milestone in my evolution here on Active Rain. Heather Chavez reached her 100K mark last week and this week Sandy Childs has reached 150,000 points.

So, hey Heather I doing the Snoopy dance with you!

I need first of all to thank my great long time friend and fellow Rainmaker, Jean Terry for just almost making me join Active Rain. She sat me down in the conference room at our office and showed me how to get started. I've been hooked ever since. Thanks Momma Jean!

I have learned where to go to get really great clipart. Not just for the blogs ~ but good stuff for our marketing materials. Hey this time last year I didn't know what a HTML was.

This time last year I didn't know what a Postlets was or how to post my listings to Craigs list.

I have really enjoyed Richard's photography and it has inspired me to take much better pictures and Heather has spurred me to be more creative. Mirela Monte has taught me so much. Mirela thank you for everything and I really enjoy reading your blogs.

Thanks Jeremy and Brad for answering all of my questions and for answering them so quickly.

Since I started actually reading the blogs and commenting, I have found myself being in the know about so much that the other agents at my office, who are not on AR, are nor aware is going on. How can you read any of Lenn's blogs and not come away with some good information. Without C-Tann, I would still be wondering about eye candy and peeps and who could ever be the same after reading any of TWL or Broker Bryant's blogs.

My experience has been so positive. Some people say that we are whining, when we blog about a bad day, but it does help to vent. It's like Active Rain is a whole new community to be a part of; and you can do it at your own pace and time.

I really love this site and all of my new computer friends.

Thanks AR for making this site possible for us.

Comments (23)

Jane Penttinen
V.I.P. Mortgage - Tucson, AZ
NMLS #222178

Happy Dancing!  And CONGRATULATIONS on reaching such a milestone.  FYI - I do enjoy reading your blog and have learned some helpful tips from you.  Thanks!

Oct 03, 2009 12:34 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Jane: Thanks for commenting. I'm going to hop over to your site and see what I can learn fron you!

Oct 03, 2009 01:35 PM
David Williams
CaryRealEstate.com - Cary, NC

YEAH Sandy!!  Congrats on the bench mark - I'm just looking forward to hitting 10,000 :)  I know, everything comes in time right?  Just wished I has started sooner!!!

Oct 03, 2009 02:48 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Cary: I started last November and have loved it ever since. There is so much great information here to help you with your business ~ and comforting comments when things don't go so well.

Oct 03, 2009 04:07 PM
David Painter
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on getting up to 150,000 points. If being chatty has anything to do with being a good blogger then you should be a natural.

Oct 03, 2009 04:37 PM
Theodora Wu
TJ Investments - Burien, WA

Congratulations

I hope someday to have contributed as much as this.  It takes a lot of time and devotion to reach this level.

Oct 03, 2009 04:54 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Theodora: If you do it consistently then it becomes easier. I like to start my day reading the new blog posts on the featured page. It gets me in the mood to practice real estate for the day.

Oct 03, 2009 05:11 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Thanks David. You know that I am hardly ever at a loss for words and I took to AR like a duck takes to water.

Oct 03, 2009 05:12 PM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Sandy, if you could make a living on just talking, we would be very rich. Congratulations on the 150K points.

Oct 03, 2009 05:23 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Morris, now you know that I have done pretty well with my chatty personality.

Oct 03, 2009 05:31 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Congratulations Sandy!  What a milestone - and great tribute to your friends here !

Oct 03, 2009 05:32 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Congratulations Sandy!  What a milestone - and great tribute to your friends here !

Oct 03, 2009 05:33 PM
Charles Perkins
Charles G. Perkins, CPA - Burien, WA

Congratulations, it takes a lot of diligence and giving to get to this point.  I hope to someday have given as much.

Oct 03, 2009 06:17 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Liz: Thank you. It is a tribute to my friends here on Active Rain ~ they have taught me so much.

Oct 04, 2009 06:07 AM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Charles: I started last November. I like to start my day reading the featured blogs ~ you gain so much information ~ not just about real estate but about current news as well. The other agents at the office can tell a difference in me.

Oct 04, 2009 06:09 AM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Sandy. That is a huge milestone so congratulations. ~ Lana

Oct 04, 2009 08:00 AM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Lana: Thanks you. Looking forward to congratulating you when you get there too!

Oct 04, 2009 10:03 AM
Kathryn Gorham
Green Key Realty - Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast

Sandy, Congratulations. I thank my mentor for the multiple times she "suggesed" I join Active Rain too. I don't have the time was my complaint. Now I am not sure where I found the time but I did.

Oct 04, 2009 01:08 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Kathryn: Thank you. I didn't know where I would find the time back then either. Now I enjoy it so much I really miss AR when I can't get on.

Oct 09, 2009 01:58 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Interesting to look back at the post and comments about Active Rain points!

Sep 08, 2010 01:58 AM