Thank You ActiveRain for Everything You've Done For Me!

Real Estate Agent with The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate MD 586955

As Thanksgiving approaches this month, I realize I have much to be thankful for this year.  My wife, my children, friends, health and happiness to name just a few.  Certainly, I have many blessings in my life and I recognize that God has provided me with more than my share. 

But here is where I want to say thank you to the community here at ActiveRain.  I have learned so much this past summer from all the good people who participate on this site.  From Lenn Harley, Brad Anderson, Broker Bryant, TLW, Elayna Fernandez, Laura Monroe (the list is endless) I have learned so much.  In fact I have kind of gone through a paradigm shift in my life and my thought processes due to my involvement here at AR. 

You know, I have always wondered where the good people in business are - the ones who don't mind sharing their success and most importantly, how they achieved it.  The ones who genuinely want to help others and share some of their best ideas to help them (who just may be struggling) and encourage their businesses to grow as well.  I believed those people existed out there and I held out hope of one day finding them.

Well I found those outstanding people right here and (other than the modest membership fee) their advice to me is free!  Where did you people come from?  Didn't anyone ever tell you to keep quite and not throw your pearls?  I am flabbergasted at how giving and caring you folks are!  It has been no small pleasure in my life to get to know you through your posts!

Each and every day I learn something new.  Whether it's handling short sales, understanding loan programs, home inspection issues, real estate marketing, Google SEO, photo editing, you name it - it is all here.  My mind is expanding every day (I thought there wasn't any room left!) with all the knowledge I have garnered from you guys.  Heck, I finally understand what SEO and "long tail search" means (thanks to Brad).

Every day my brain hurts from because of you folks.  Yep, it's your fault!  IT HURTS BECAUSE IT IS IN OVERDRIVE CRUISING AT HIGH SPEEDS ALL THE TIME!!!

I have yet to find a resource that is as powerful and as relevant to my business, nor a forum of such wonderful people as you.

So indeed (as Lenn might say) I thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  I thank you.


God bless each and every one of you this season!

Comments (8)

Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Hi Dan,

I enjoyed your note and am thankful for many things as well, including Active Rain. Your blog reminds me of a bit of advice a good friend of mine likes to give: Every morning when you wake up, name five things that you are grateful for.

Although, I argue that this may only work if you're a morning person!

Nov 05, 2009 06:11 AM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Dan, this is GREAT! What a great thing to be at fault for. Making your brain hurt! I know, mine hurts too -- and it "Hurts so good!"

Nov 05, 2009 01:52 PM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Dan - there is a lot to be thankful for here, all the information available, the exposure we get, and, of course, the people we meet.

Nov 05, 2009 11:55 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Dan..I agree with you, the people here make the difference..the sharing is awesome.

Cheers, thanks for sharing :O))

Nov 06, 2009 01:25 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Ilyce - I have learned to be a morning person, and that is good acvice to start the day off.

Marney - Perfect way to put it, "HURTS SO GOOD"!

Mike - Ditto, it's remarkable here at ActiveRain, truly remarkable.

Fred - The sharing her is awesome!

Nov 07, 2009 11:05 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

When ditto your sentiments Dan, this is a great place to be, everyday!  Keep on enjoying it! 

Nov 07, 2009 11:28 AM ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

Dan Active Rain help so many of us in ways we can't imagine, glad my former business partner introduce me to the site.

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Mar 17, 2010 01:55 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good post Dan!

Apr 23, 2010 05:07 AM