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                                                                             fading flowers                                        


It seems not so long ago that I took the leap and started posting to Active Rain......
I have met wonderful people, generated business and learned so very much! It has been 6 years of worth it!


I learned a long time ago that if I was going to get fulfillment from working...it had to be fun....it isn't just about the money!
For me....it isn't fun anymore. Instead of anticipation I feel dread, instead of challenge I see only obstacles, clients are frustrated, depressed and angry. Even new home buyers...are stressed and distrustful of the system.

This year....after many starts, stops and fizzles ....I have decided it is time to move on from here, hang up my Realtor Hat and seek a new endeavor.
I may re-visit my 20 years of experience in the world of food....maybe volunteer some more or perhaps something I haven't even thought of!      

I want to wish all of my AR friends success and positive vibrations...this has been a trip!
This forum has morphed into a family! We celebrate the sucesses and mourn the losses The loss of  Karen George, Laurie Manning and Carole Provenzale...deeply affected us all!
Thank You Active Rain for such a rewarding forum and Thank You friends for reading, commenting, critiquing.... and especially caring!   

And those of you who want to stay in touch ...pop over to Facebook and say Hi!
One can't have too many "friends"                                                                                  

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NH's Four Seasons 

Joan Mirantz - Joni is a Realtor® with Homequest Real Estate, a locally owned, Customer Service oriented Firm.
Joan Publishes a monthly Newsletter "Food For Thought" under the pen name Realtor Sherpa.
(Joan also answers to Miz Maven and Miss Joni.)

Joan works in Buyer and Seller Representation with concentrations in the Merrimack Valley Area and towns surrounding Concord NH - the Capital City.
"I love what I do, and it shows in how I do it"

Having crossed over to the "other side of Middle Age" herself....Joan is an ongoing source of information about local programs, facilities and issues specific to her peers! 

Livin' the Life...and Ridin' the Wave



Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Joan, I wish you good luck on your next endeavor and JOY for you in whatever you decide. Keep us all posted. You are a TREASURE to the Active Rain community. Take care my friend!!

Nov 30, 2010 11:42 AM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Joni...   WOW!  Talk about being caught off guard!  You know that you will always have my love and support in all that you do.  And you are part of the family now, so you better stay in touch or I am sending Abby and Jason to hunt you down!

Nov 30, 2010 12:36 PM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Joan...having just met you so to speak in the Rain, may I wish you great success in whatever you do decide.
Food is always a good avenue--'the way to a person's [man's] heart is through the stomach ' and all the other fun quotes surrounding food.  Your wonderful face will look so great on that Billboard announcing the New_______ coming soon to the _______area.   Or with all your experience writing, why not a Book about this 6 year Ride in the Rain.   However you intend to spend the next day, week,months & years YOU WILL SUCCEED.

 Food      Flowers   Fun

All are in your future

Barb  from Barb & Sal]

Nov 30, 2010 01:09 PM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

And by the way... make sure you save a copy of this post for your scrapbook!

Nov 30, 2010 01:49 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Such nice words Gary...Thank you! And thanks for "friending" me :0)

Hi Steve....I have no intention of losing touch with my extended family mambers! You're stuck with me!

Barb and Sal....what uplifting sentiments....people like you are why this place is so great!

Dec 01, 2010 10:39 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Hi Joan -- I am glad we are friends.. outside of facebook LOL.  Nothing like a "real" life friend.  I'll give you a call and we can have lunch to celebrate the next adventure.

Dec 01, 2010 03:59 PM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Joan...Definately!! I'm nosey about what you're up to too!

Dec 02, 2010 04:46 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Just stop by and saw this; I will deeply miss you as will Lars. I will see you on Facebook.

Jan 06, 2011 12:15 PM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Hi Joni,

I'll miss you here on AR!  I wish you the best of luck with whatever new direction you decide to take.


Jan 15, 2011 11:49 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Joan,

wow, my mom must have been speaking to me because I know we have not commented for each other in a while and I wanted to pay a visit and see what you were up to:)

sad to see you go :(, thank you for you remembrance of my mother, Laurie and Karen.  It has been a tough year but, with all ends are new beginnings...so I wish you only the best on your journey and I hope you find what ever it is that your seeking :)

Many blessings to you and like you said, have fun!!

Laura :)

Jan 18, 2011 09:26 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Tombo,Brian and Laura....it has been so much fun etting to know you all! I'll drop in from time to time and stick my two cents in!

Jan 21, 2011 05:54 AM
Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!


it's a new beginning...enjoy

ta ta for now

Apr 10, 2011 01:53 PM
Rich Quigley
Chicago, IL

Hi Joan, 

Altough I haven't been very active lately, I'll miss you. You are one of my favorite AR people. I can understand what you are saying about real estate. I'm still working but limiting my business a bit. I'd like to work only with buyers. We had to upgrade our licenses in Illinois this year, since there will be no more sales people, only brokers and managing brokers. I debated whether or not I should put in the effort but decided to upgrade to managing broker and continue working on my own for a few more years.

I respect your decision and wish you the best of luck in any future endeavor.

Sep 19, 2011 05:51 AM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Hello Joan, thanks for the information on your post. Please, join our group on LinkedIn, ‘REO Institute’. We share Real Estate information regarding market trends, Short Sales, BPOs, REOs, OREs, BOVs, ideas, Education/Training, and Commercial Education. We value you your comments, ideas, and opinions about the Real Estate Industry. Thanks, James

Aug 03, 2012 01:35 AM