ActiveRain Community Support- A Happy Holiday Wish To ActiveRain

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825
https://activerain.com/droplet/qdx

It all started back in March of 2007 when I finally decided to accept an invite from Randy Prothero and start blogging on ActiveRain. I jumped right in not knowing what I was doing and actually started doing it for ‘fun’. Then I started reading from other members about why they blog and how they get business and referrals from other members who they connected with.

It’s been a long journey to gain experience of the whole ActiveRain who, what, when, how and why about blogging although it’s been a rewarding time indeed!  With business, referrals and the most important..the friendships formed (how are we going to know who to refer to if not for connecting with each other????!!!) with other members.

We connect with each other by writing unreal content (not just a couple paragraphs just for points) with information or even a personal post so the consumer and our friends can see the PERSON BEHIND THESE WORDS.  It started with my nickname from TLW …I was WOOHOO SALLY and onward to the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul group. My transparency in writing gave me a ‘personality’ and I wrote as if I were ‘talking’ with the reader …not AT them.

I met a few of these members and soon found that I didn’t need to meet them face to face because I connected with those that wrote and conversed in the same manner I did. I’ve spoken to many a member here as well and connect on other sites with these same members to stay in touch.

ActiveRain IS the ‘meeting place’ of all in our industry and somewhere down the line we may eventually meet in person.  Until then, don’t think for a moment that social networking doesn’t expand your business.  It starts from a post, comments, commenting on their posts, talking on the phone, meeting in person (or even not if the conversation is real), and then a referral from the trust formed through those connections.

Bottom line, it’s the ActiveRain Community support that leads us to ActiveRain Success Stories.

A VERY Happy Holiday Season from WooHoo Sally….

From our house to yours….

From my keyboard to your eyes.

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Russell Lewis
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Sally, You've been one of my favorite bloggers and an inspiration since I first arrived at AR!

 I dropped by to wish you Happy Holidays from Deep in the Heart of Texas and leave you one of my favorite Christmas pictures from Austin!

Zilker Christmas Tree Photo by Dan Herron, Herronstock.com

Dec 25, 2011 11:45 AM #32
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Thank you ALL for your Holiday Greetings!

You are ALL what makes ActiveRain a wonderful place!

 

 

 

Dec 25, 2011 11:52 AM #33
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Tammy Emineth
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Merry Christmas!!! I hope you have had a wonderful year, better years to come and a glorious Holiday!!! ActiveRain IS amazing and I am so glad I am a part of this wonderful community!! Glad you are too!!!

Dec 25, 2011 11:55 AM #34
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Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Happy holidays and Happy New year my friend.

Dec 25, 2011 12:42 PM #35
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Sally, a very Merry Christmas to you and your family! I joined in Nov 2007 and totally agree that this is THE place to meet and connect with the best that real estate has to offer :)

Sharon

Dec 25, 2011 01:47 PM #37
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Nice testimonial to how strong online bonds can become. Merry Christmas, Sally!

Dec 25, 2011 02:02 PM #38
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Roland Woodworth
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Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Always good to read your post here in the rain.

Dec 25, 2011 02:10 PM #39
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Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Hope you have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year ahead.

Dec 25, 2011 03:15 PM #40
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Sally--that is beautifully written.  I wasn't sure what to expect from AR when I joined last year and was new to the whole concept of blogging.  I have come to love it, and so much enjoy the people I have come to know and how much sharing and support there is in this community. 

Dec 25, 2011 05:02 PM #41
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I think I saw your name recently as having signed up for something I do. Thank you! I like Roy Kelly's flower up there.

Dec 25, 2011 09:42 PM #42
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Sally, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Dec 25, 2011 10:58 PM #43
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sally, Just stopped by to wish you Happy New Year .

Dec 26, 2011 02:32 AM #44
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

That is such a nice post.  I joined AR 9/2007, now you are one of my fav. FB buddies too!

Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 26, 2011 05:58 AM #45
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Mele Kalikimaka Sally,

Peace and prosperity to you and yours this holiday and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

Dec 26, 2011 08:43 AM #46
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Merry Christmas, Sally. Gotta love the AR community!                                                                            

Dec 26, 2011 09:04 AM #47
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Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
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Hi WooHoo Sally,

Thanks for the very reflective post.

4 or 5 years is a long time to be blogging.

Congrats for still being at it.

Phil

Dec 26, 2011 10:49 PM #48
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Sally

Wow, it's scary when I think back about how long ago that was. And yet it almost seems seems like yesterday.

So whemn are YOU coming to our wonderful part of the world?

BTW I think CRS will be having Sellabration again in your neck of the woods, but that may be a rumor. Hope so!

Jeff

Dec 28, 2011 03:48 PM #49
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Jeff:  I hope so!!!  I would love to do another 'get together'!!!! This time you and Kay have to stay a few days more and we'll go sightseeing!  I remember taking Kathy up to a heiau and she looked at me funny because it was in the boonies. lol...I guess I'd feel funny meeting for the first time and wondering why someone is taking me in the boonies too lol

Dec 28, 2011 03:51 PM #50
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Sally - From our home to yours ..... wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year filled with good health and happiness.

Happy New Year to You And Yours

Dec 30, 2011 04:07 PM #51
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Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Happy New Year Sally!  I loved looking and recognizing so many faces in your slide show. Great memories! 

Dec 31, 2011 12:00 AM #52
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