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I don't know if you guys have noticed, but what an awesome week we have had on ActiveRain. Man, I love this place! Here is a list of some of my favorite ActiveRain moments. And of course, my favorite picture-Craig Schiller.

We've had:



Decision and Indecision:

Realtors writing about staging and Stagers writing about Real Estate:

NAR from New Orleans updates:

Consumer care and concern:

Veterans Day:

Carnival of Real Estate-coming and going:

Mortgage Folk battles and Blog Wars:

Consumer debates:


System Failure:

So there you have it folks. Some of the posts that have brought me joy, frustration, confusion, pride and have made me think. All I can say is that if you are just posting and not reading you are missing out on some serious information here at ActiveRain.

Please accept my apologies for anyone I may have left out. There are way to many excellent posts for to include them all. Please fee free to link to your favorites in the comment section. Have a great week!!!

P.S. Please let me know if any of the links aren't working and I will fix them. Thanks. Broker Bryant signing off.

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Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker

Bryant - thanks for the nod. Although this wasn't one of my better or more preferred posts. It was just something that needed to be said. I'd rather be posting about 1st Time Home Buyers, or sharing about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. But thanks for the mention!

Nov 13, 2006 02:56 PM #30
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Mary McKnight
Sacrilicious Marketing - Orlando, FL
Wow, guys, thanks for the mentions.  I love Active Rain.  I think the community is primed for something really special and that we al will continue to hone our skill and grow as a result of the network growing. I can't wait to see what great bloggers we all become because of this medium 
Nov 13, 2006 03:26 PM #32
Jessica Hughes
Ambiance Staging - Boulder, CO

Thanks for the recap Brian!  I was gone all last week and this has helped to whittle down my monumental reading list!

I promised my husband last week when we went to California that I wouldn't spend any time in the rain; just with my family.  Lucky for him it was sunny all week, but in my heart I was hoping for a rainstorm or two ;)

Nov 13, 2006 03:55 PM #33
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Boy am I angry with you. I need some sleep but I decided to check AR before I turned in; and I read your blog. Good heavens, I couldn't even get past Matt's blog with 85 comments. Please don't do this to me again. Sleep deprived and not enough time.

What an awesome post but this is what we now expect from you.


Nov 13, 2006 03:57 PM #34
Brian Brady
San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751 - San Diego, CA

Two comments:

Jason Price is a gracious man .  I thank you for being a gentleman.

Bubba is the next Tom Brokaw. 

Nov 13, 2006 04:20 PM #35
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Bryant, sorry I am late getting here.  Man this had to of been a lot of work putting it together. You just keep on coming up with great ideas that make this a great site.  Job well done, you got my 5.
Nov 13, 2006 04:42 PM #36
Toby Barnett
KW Northwest - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett
OMG...the activity or should say "Active" blogs on the network are blowing my mind job every night :)
Nov 13, 2006 05:02 PM #37
Bill Sauneuf
Preview Properties Skagit LLC - Mount Vernon, WA

That is a great post.... Nice to see the diversity.... I hope we get to the point where its all positive stuff!

Nice to see that negativity was such a minor piece of a long great list...!!

Keep up the great work EVERYONE!!

Nov 13, 2006 08:05 PM #38
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
Thanks, Bryant. I'd missed a couple of these and am glad to have now visited them. There's no way for us to catch everything that's posted, so appreciate your sifting. Maybe we need a new category on the Blog Dashboard and add Bryant's picks to Featured posts, top points, and most read.
Nov 13, 2006 09:12 PM #39
Dave Rosenmarkle
Highland Realty - Arlington, VA
31 years of providing fully satisfying service!


Great reminder for some of the posts I missed. Thanks. 

Nov 13, 2006 10:40 PM #40
Home Design
Alpharetta, GA
Home Design and Real Estate
Great Post as usual Bryant.  Seeing the week reviewed in this manner was kind of cool and very imaginative!
Nov 13, 2006 11:23 PM #41
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
 Bryant - congratulations on yet another wonderful post!   Thanks for making this such a wonderful place!
Nov 14, 2006 12:37 AM #42
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Wow, glad everyone enjoyed this. I know I missed a lot of deserving posts but there were so many. I was very busy this week and wasn't able to read as many as I like. Got to work every now and then. When I did get a chance to get to AR, I spent a lot of time with CandiBags on my commission post and then got swept up in Jeff Corbett's YSP battles. Between those 2 posts alone there were almost 250 comments! Truly amazing. In both cases the comments were better than the posts. So if you haven't read those two I highly suggest you pay a visit.

The blogging on AR has really stepped up a notch. You guys are getting very very good at this. I'm not sure how we are going to be able to keep up.

And for new posters, keep throwing them out there. I know it seems you may not be getting comments but you will. Consistency and participation is the name of the game. Comment and post, comment and post and then comment some more. We will notice. I look forward to another great week on AR!  

Now I have to go to work again. Damn that work sure gets in the way!!  

Nov 14, 2006 12:51 AM #43
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
DANG!!  I have had a busy week and didn't catch any of the above mentioned blogs.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  Reading these also had links within them which took me to more blogs... I'm blogged out on reading at the moment, but lots of interesting stuff!!
Nov 14, 2006 01:10 AM #44
Christine Adler - Fort Lauderdale, FL
SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL
For motivation and insiration come look at my blogs here.
Nov 14, 2006 01:53 AM #45
Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

Where did you get that picture? THAT obviously has been touched up.

I categorically deny resembling that image.

HEADS are gonna roll in the rain. As God as my witness heads are gonna roll.



Nov 14, 2006 10:35 AM #46
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Craig I just had to snag that picture before you changed it back. Now it will be in blog world forever, where it belongs. A staged Stager. KInda cute actually:)
Nov 14, 2006 10:48 AM #47
Kandra Hamric
Hamric Enterprise, LLC - Canton, MI
Love it and great photo!
Nov 14, 2006 01:37 PM #48
Peter Andres - Lic. in FL & NY GRI,SRES,CNE
REALTOR - The Villages, FL

This blog took me 3 AR sessions to read. You've done a teriffic job in summarizing the week.

If you do this each week, you will be able to save me some time in reading through all the blogs.

Nov 15, 2006 03:34 AM #49
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