Breaking the 100,000 mark on Active Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Morris Williams Realty

 

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. 

 

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Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA
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Mike, congratulations on achieving 100,000 points and for the insightful post re the value of AR.

Apr 18, 2010 11:54 AM #1
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Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

Congratulations, indeed! I had the same thoughts about trying to make a memorable post to break the 100,000 point level, but I think in the end it was just another shingle on the wall. That's probably as it should be since each point counts the same as any other. I share your overall feeling that the points are fun and an interesting game to play, but the learning here and the sharing with others is a stronger reason to participate. 

Apr 18, 2010 12:38 PM #2
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Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

Congratulations, indeed! I had the same thoughts about trying to make a memorable post to break the 100,000 point level, but I think in the end it was just another shingle on the wall. That's probably as it should be since each point counts the same as any other. I share your overall feeling that the points are fun and an interesting game to play, but the learning here and the sharing with others is a stronger reason to participate. 

Apr 18, 2010 12:41 PM #3
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Mike Norvell Sr
Morris Williams Realty - Leesburg, FL
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Thanks for the comments.....yes, the milestone is kinda like the odometer on my NEW Car, when I hit 10,000 miles I felt a bit funny, but it was just another click on the journey. 

Active Rain has been an integral part of my Real Estate Journey, and I probable will be feeling the same when I hit the 200,000 mark as well. 

Apr 19, 2010 11:37 PM #4
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