So this is the post that will put me over the top of the 100,000 point mark. For the last day or so I have been contemplating what should be in this landmark post.
I thought about placing links in here for some of my favorites.
I thought about quoting some of the posts that generated phone calls from agents across the country, who are still friends to this day.
I also thought about the many people who used to be so active here and now have moved on to other professions. Tough times have taken thier toll.
I think about the posts that have gotten me featured, every one of them was kicked out in about five minutes with little effort.........and those got featured and I still can't believe it.
I think about the ones that were meant to be funny, like the pink bunny slippers and beer bottles story...true..
I remember not being able to sell a place in the country, and reading about how someone else used Craigs List, so I tried it....and got a all cash offer in the first week.
But mainly I remember how much I learned from those across the country here on Active Rain. I remember how fascinated I was with the writings of some of the early contributors, and how I spent hours reading their posts and felt like I was gaining valuable insight.
I marveled at the differences there were in the Market when seen at a Nationwide Level. From Washington State to Washington, DC, down here to Sunny Fl and everything in between. I witnessed the struggles, the personal and professional trial and tribulations of so many people that I began to feel like I knew them.
People called me too, reacting to stories I had written. Strangers became friends, and the Active Rain network became more than a website...It was a true phenomenon..and I have been happy to have been a part of it.
I have to thank Broker Bryant and Scott Daniels who encouraged me and countless others to visit Active Rain back years ago. Since then, there have been hundreds of interactions across the country, but these were the first, with out them I may have never gotten started.
I was never here for the points. But in this world, there are milestones that are reached. This is such a milestone.