When a "Thank You" is in order ...

Services for Real Estate Pros with Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina

Moving can be a turbulent thing.  Between your possessions, the new abode, the job thing ... change chalks up new stressors in a Life which can be pretty stressful in of itself.  And to be moving right here, right now, that probably takes some balls considering the perception and the reality of the current economy.

But we are doing it and in about 30 days, Allentown will be a story and a memory.  I've got plenty of both when it comes to this town.

Sometimes you wonder why certain things come into your life.  I was involved in Real Estate back in 2006 when I joined Active Rain.  Up until January of 2010, I was still in the Industry.  When I was no longer that Fly Mortgage Guy, I kept reading and keeping up with what was going on.  My particular contributions to this forum started to become nothing short of a genuine diary of my life.  It wasn't a far stretch from what I had already written, sometimes interrupted by the inevitable post that showcased that I actually was relatively competent at my job. 

I knew I was going to Charlotte someday.  I knew I was going back to North Carolina.  While Pennsylvania will always be in my blood, something about North Carolina stirred my soul.  When we knew for sure we were going, we seeked out a familiar face on Active Rain to help.  And By God, she did.

There have been several experiences that have been less than fruitful when dealing with current or past Active Rain Alumni.  But when reaching out to Debe Maxwell, she exceeded expectations and the hype that is often associated with somebody who blogs so much and is so public.

Thank you, Debe.  Thank you for making a turbulent thing that much easier to deal with.  Thank you for being true to your voice here on Active Rain.  And thank you for being a friend. 

Active Rain has done as much for me when out of the biz as it did when I was in the biz.  Which tells me, this is a consumer friendly place. 

Color me a Consumer and a HUGE fan of Debe Maxwell and Active "Freaking" Rain!

Comments (69)

Jason Sardi

Details to come, Erica:)

Wonderful comment, Ghkyu!

Aug 07, 2011 04:25 PM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

I sent a buyer referral to Debe and got rave reviews back on her service....from people WHO DO NOT RAVE AS PART OF THEIR BEING!!! AND a CHECK :-)!!!!

She is probably the best community blogger on Active Rain. Her knowledge of Charlotte  and our trade show through in the well written and illustrated posts she makes. Agent Awesome I say!

Aug 08, 2011 02:17 AM
Sherri Berry
Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate

Jason what a great post!  So nice to see that human kindness still lives!  And it was awesome you took the time to post Debe's great work and say thank you!!

Aug 08, 2011 02:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! Thank you everyone!  {{blushing here}}  Steve, it was MY pleasure taking care of your client referral and I loved getting that check to you while you were on vacation!  That was the icing on the cake--a delicious one, I might add!

Counting down the days, Jason & Jen!  xoxo

Aug 08, 2011 02:53 AM
Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team
Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team - Coral Springs, FL
Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!

I was just saying to someone last week, that as Realtors we should be forced to move every 5 years so we have a better grip of what our clients go through.

Thank you for sharing a great experience.  What a nice shout out!  Joy

Aug 08, 2011 03:22 AM
Michael Singh,Broker
Singh Real Estate - Corral de Tierra, CA

Good Luck Jason

Aug 08, 2011 05:28 AM
Ruby Lee Sweeting
Darville Wong Associates Realty Bahamas
Your Bahamas Agent for Relocations & Second Homes

Steve, all the best in North Carolina; you did a nice thing here - a perfect time for a THANK YOU to Debe! Congrats to both of you.

Aug 08, 2011 07:30 AM
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale


I came to this blog via Mike Cooper's blog. Congrats on your move & I am sure with you will settle in nicely...and with Debe around, it will feel like home in no time :-)

Aug 08, 2011 09:12 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

To improve anything requires change, sometimes you do it alone, sometimes with some assistance. Knowing to give thanks and recognition is a virtue and ensures your success regardless of your journey.

Aug 08, 2011 12:04 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

What a wonderful story.

What is it about North Carolina???  I don't know but, having been born there and spending most of my childhood there, North Carolina holds a magnetism that is inexplicable. 

Good luck in your new adventure.  You're going to love that place.

Aug 09, 2011 03:03 AM
Mark Velasco
Sharpstone Commercial - Whittier, CA
Top Producing COMMERCIAL Team 30+ years experience

Jason:  Many people are looking for help on the web.  So far, Active Rain appears to be the most powerful platform for Realtors to get the exposure that they are looking for. 

Aug 09, 2011 10:06 AM
Patty Clark
Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200 - Denver, CO
Helping Families Move with Care

I am from South Carolina and what a beautiful country it is.  North Carolina is just as majestic.  Good luck with your move..it's daunting at the beginning but happy in the end

Aug 09, 2011 12:34 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

This is one of those moments I always thought of as insincere when reading on another's post, but I truly read each and every comment here.   Number one, Thank You.  Number two, what I wrote about Debe is damn accurate.  And without Active Rain, we may not have ever met her. 

Mark Velasco - I concur 100%!

Aug 09, 2011 04:07 PM
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Jason, first of all good luck with you move and all of the coordination that goes with it. Thank You is a much under utilized phrase that does wonders for the receiving party and costs us nothing to give. 

Aug 11, 2011 04:56 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Jason - You are so lucky to be moving to beautiful Charlotte, and having fabulous Debe to take good care of you!!!!

Aug 13, 2011 04:24 AM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

Welcome to NC!  We are having REBarCamp in Raleigh on October 21st!  Hope you and the Missus can make it!  :-)

Aug 16, 2011 01:01 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

I just hope Debe notified the neighbors...You know...Full disclosure and all that ;-O


Aug 17, 2011 01:37 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Good point, Russell :)

Hope to be able to make it, Eleanor.

Dagny - Lucky indeed.

Gerard - True that, my man.

Aug 17, 2011 03:19 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

good luck Jason and what a beautiful thank you post to Debe :)

Oct 16, 2011 11:19 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Thank you Laura!

Oct 17, 2011 04:45 AM