A Visit to Active Rain Headquarters

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A Visit to Active Rain Headquarters

I received word that the Kodak M580 Easy Share Camera and the Kodak Pulse were available to be picked up at the Active Rain Headquarters in Seattle. With my wife Marjie in tow (actually she drove) I've made a short video of the experience.

Winning the contest was not only a thrill, the prizes are wonderful and I thank Kodak for providing them and sponsoring the contest. A bigger thrill was getting to meet some of the Active Rain staff at headquarters. The prize I treasure most is becoming a part of the Active Rain Community and interacting daily with the other members here. Doing so has made me a better blogger, a better Realtor®, and a better individual. I thank you all.

Marjie and I also scored these cool Active Rain shirts. What a fabulous day.

Marjie & Glenn & Active Rain

"This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain Kodak Video Challenge contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Pocket Video Camera, great for realtors looking to create wide angle home tours and real estate marketing videos!"

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Glenn Roberts



Comments (76)

Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Glenn, that was a GREAT video, and it was so cool to see ActiveRain headquarters.  I loved your contest entry, and I'm glad you won those new cool tools!

Jan 21, 2011 03:01 AM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

A well deserved win, Glenn. Thank you for sharing your video with us, that was cool. And so is a gorilla tri-pod and a photo viewer with it's own e-mail address!!

Jan 21, 2011 03:41 AM
Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Very cool Glenn!  Very cool!  Loved seeing the ActiveRain office!  Nice space!  Thanks for sharing your experience there!  And congrats on the prizes you won!  So cool!

Jan 21, 2011 03:53 AM
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Very cool. Congratulations on your win. I'm sure you'll have great fun with the new toys- enjoy!

Jan 21, 2011 04:03 AM
Jeana Cowie
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Paramus, NJ
Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES

Glenn, What a fun idea to "take us along" with you as you visit AR headquarters. Congratulations again on your well-deserved win. Hope you are enjoying your new goodies.

Jan 21, 2011 04:20 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Glenn--Double congratulations are in order for you.  First, congrats on winning the contest.  (I think I already said that in a comment a few days/weeks ago)  Second, congrats on being included in the AR Daily Post.  Yes, the shirts are cool, too.  Thanks for sharing this post and photos with us.

Jan 21, 2011 05:03 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Thank you for all of the comments. On the Zi8: I was at a PTA meeting in the library of a high school the other evening and was about 30 feet from a speaker. I was able to zoom in for a head and shoulders shot and got great quality and audio. The venue was the remodeled auditorium of the high school so that may have made a difference, but the quality was exceptional.

(Kodak doesn't pay men for this endorsement. I just appreciate that they have provided the gifts I won in the contest and that they have an educational as well as promotional presence on Active Rain. .)

Jan 21, 2011 05:03 AM
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

Congrats!  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 21, 2011 06:20 AM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

Did it feel like visiting somewhere like The White House?  LOL, glad you got to visit!

Jan 21, 2011 03:15 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Liz- more like a light house with glass on all sides.

Jan 21, 2011 03:53 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Congratulations - and best luck in the new contest!

Jan 21, 2011 04:58 PM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING GLENN!  I want to work there - Keri is so cute and I love that no one was camera shy!  Congrats on winning the contest again and for being able to go to AR offices!  And - well I have t-shirt envy now! -G

Jan 21, 2011 11:12 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Glenn, good for you and neat photo, story of you and the Mrs wearing the cool duds which prompts this song to celebrate winning the video hardware to put to good use peddling properties, promoting your area, brand. Jimmy, tell Eric to hit it on 5,6,7,8.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifff5NbKQZI

Jan 22, 2011 12:50 AM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Marte - Thank you.

Gab - It looks like a great place to work. Everyone was quite happy.

Andy - Thanks for the music.

Jan 22, 2011 01:33 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Glenn, thanks for providing the video...congratulations and I hope you enjoy the prizes...we expect to see a lot of photos from you...

Jan 22, 2011 09:15 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Glenn, I enjoyed your video!  By the way, I see you're on the verge of an Activerain milestone, so contratulations!

Jan 22, 2011 03:20 PM
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

Thanks, Margaret. Don't know what I'll do when I get there. Probably take a nap.

Jan 22, 2011 03:27 PM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Great Camera. Congratulations.

Jan 24, 2011 07:18 AM
Melanie Hedrick
Elite Texas Properties, the best homes from McKinney to Dallas! - McKinney, TX
Great post Glenn! The AR headquarters looks super cool and how fun to see our AR celebrities at work!
Jan 28, 2011 04:27 AM
Bill Burchard
3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA - Murrieta, CA
Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers

Hey Glenn. Very cool video! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your experience of visiting AR headquarters.

Jan 28, 2011 04:37 PM