Break out the Bubbly!!

Services for Real Estate Pros with Gryphon

So it's time to break out the champagne, or at least the cheap red wine. Rich just pointed out that I've broken the 20,000 point thresh-hold. Ok, so it's no 500 posts like Lenn or 10,000 comments like TLW. But hey it's got to be cause for some celebration, at least here in my Lewis Center, Ohio living room. I mean if you can't celebrate your own accomplishments, who will??

 And who knew when I was first introduced to Active Rain just about a year ago, it would be such an interesting journey. I didn't know I would meet cool mutha's or amazing stagers. I've met blogging Bertha, a realtor who's got nuts (but isn't nuts) and learned about Real Estate Shows. I've been exposed to the gamut of Florida, everything from wild parties to ice cream and marshmallow drops.

What a great and varied place this is. Who knows what the next 20,000 points will bring? Hopefully it won't take me a year to accumulate them. But even if it does, I can't complain because the journey has been / is so incredible. So pick up your glass and give a salute to Active Rain and its members - an amazing resource and network.

Comments (15)

Andrew Trevino
ADT Real Estate - Wilkes Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale
Melissa, congrats on the 20K. Pour me a glass please!!
Sep 13, 2007 03:02 PM
Nora Adkins
Realty Executives - Tucson, AZ
Congratulations!!!  Hopefully, soon I'll join you!!!
Sep 13, 2007 03:10 PM
Thesa Chambers
West + Main - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
I got a bottle of tequila I would be happy to contribute to the celebration ;o)
Sep 13, 2007 03:28 PM
Barry Shapiro
Broker-Associate - Camarillo, CA

  Count me in, too ~ I'm half-way there. 


Sep 13, 2007 03:57 PM
Ronald Gillis
Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent) - Port Charlotte, FL
CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY

It is reason to celebrate! When I crossed 10,000 points, I found out one thing, only 3% of AR member even passed that, so 20,000 even less have made it that far!! (didn't do that math yet)  Yes, this is a great and varied place, and I can say for sure myself, I have learned LOTS here!!!  Congrats!


Sep 13, 2007 04:21 PM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

Well done!

Positive, fun, make the reader feel good.

How about coaching the closest blogger you know?

Remind him you can write good things, too.

 All our best.

 Bill & Brenda

Sep 13, 2007 05:09 PM
Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH
Hi babe.  If I stop stealing all your good ideas, maybe you would inch up faster.  Sorry.  Another idea would be to write about the dogs.
Sep 13, 2007 11:20 PM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH
Andrew, Nora, Thesa, Barry, Ronald, & Bill & Brenda - Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with me. I have so enjoyed my experiences in AR over the last year. Now I'm off to read some more blogs.
Sep 15, 2007 12:43 AM
Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH
What about me? I stopped by to celebrate with you too. Are you still mad that I keep stealing your ideas?? I'm telling you - blog about the dogs. We need to get some value out of them.
Sep 19, 2007 01:21 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Melissa, too early for me to drink with you but cheers!! Congratulations and someday you might want to consider putting your photo up so that we all can get to know you a little better.
Oct 12, 2007 11:32 AM
Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder
Congratulations, Melissa on the milestone!  Keep up the good work and before you know it -you'll be right up there with TLW!
Oct 25, 2007 03:10 PM
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH
Calie - thanks for stopping by. TLW is my role model but I definitely have a ways to go to even come close to her in points or comments made.
Oct 25, 2007 03:29 PM
Jason Smith
DreamDirt Auction - Mondamin, IA
Congrats on your 20000 points.  Thanks for pointing out Robert Mayo's blog for me.  I have subscribed to both of you and look forward to your writings.
Oct 29, 2007 03:46 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Do celebrate each milestone! I promise that each milestone you reach, it also means you have done a lot! You have learned new skills, new techniques, met new friends and enriched your business!

With each milestone you will even get more and more knowledge, more and more friends and I promise more and more business.

I look forward to reading your next milestone blog and everything you have in between!


Nov 03, 2007 05:10 PM
James Wexler - Scottsdale, AZ

noticed you havent written since this celebration. I am realtively new to AR. did you quit posting here as a result of no business. or do you use an outsie blog now? thanks for sharing.

Jul 04, 2008 05:45 PM