New Sheriff in Town!

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Real Estate Technology with Zillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's a new NUMBER 1 in the state of Arizona, and his name is Tony Marriott!

Combining an uncanny ability to invite people to the network (155!) and some great blog posts, Tony has taken over the top spot in Arizona -- a spot I've held since day 1.

Remarkably, Tony's lovely bride Suzanne just crossed the 50K point mark and is number 3 in the state.

And ironically, this very blog entry should put me back at #1 by a whopping 45 points. Somehow I don't think that's going to be enough to keep Tony at #2 for long...

CONGRATS TONY, WELL DONE!!

Comments (18)

Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
It's nice to see you both so friendly to each other as opposed to the brouhaha that happened with another #1 and #2 last week!

There is always room for competition!
Dec 17, 2006 02:36 AM
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Thanks Renee. Tony's a class act. Point brouhaha's have been a part of AR since before there were blogs (I was once accused of "making people up" so I'd get invite points). They always seemed so senseless to me.... Competition is good for the soul; it makes us better, stronger, faster.

Now let it be said right here though, if something should mysteriously happen to Tony's internet connection and he can no longer log on to AR, I had nothing to do with it. :) 

BAM! 25 more points Tony!  Whatcha gonna do about that!  

Dec 17, 2006 03:23 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Congrats Tony,

I saw Suzanne's post stating she was coming after you. Look out.

Thanks Jay 

Dec 17, 2006 04:15 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Renee - You have aroused my curiousity - can you give me a hint as to where I can view the dogfight you mentioned?

Monika - Thanks for the congrats and thanks for the heads up.  No fair sneaking up on me when I'm not looking - I'm the only one allowed to do that!

Saving best for last:

Jay - You are an inspiration!  The chase has brought me from someone who wondered what a blog really was to someone who now knows what a blog is, but needs to refine my blogging content.  The more I know, the more I realize I don't know.  Looking forward to getting together!

Tony

Dec 17, 2006 07:05 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer
Tony:  Check it out
Dec 17, 2006 02:27 PM
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS

Renee - thanks for posting the link. I'd missed all of that and found the comments very interesting.

Competition in Florida, which has lots of excellent ActiveRainers, has been fierce but friendly. Bryant's welcome to top me for #1 anytime. And nationally, Kristal Kraft has been diligently encouraging me to surpass her, as she probably is to the others who are approaching. It's all in the best interest of ActiveRain, and I find the "competitors" very welcome colleagues.

#1 and #2 positions are very visible - I don't know that there's a huge difference between those two positions. When ActiveRain went from posting the top 2 nationally to the top 2 by state, it was a great move to give a hundred people excellent exposure!

Tony and Jay & Francy - keep up the excellent blogs and contributions to us all. 

Dec 17, 2006 09:53 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Renee - All I can say is "WOW!" - I hope Joe sticks around - I had not seen that "discussion" before - although at least it didn't get as bad as the "Candybags" series a few weeks ago!
Dec 18, 2006 03:19 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Sharon - Thanks for the kind comments and as I'm sure all here can tell, the Arizona rivalry is a very good natured one!  I still owe Jay lunch (oh the guilt!) - looks like it will be after the holidays.  BTW - I did register for Sellabration and will be arriving Wednesday 1/31/07 departing Friday evening after the event ends.  Will we see you there?
Dec 18, 2006 03:21 AM
Russell Rosencrans, ePRO, GRI
Century 21 Fridley Realtors - Branson, MO
I have been pushing towards #1 in Missouri. I have a lotof business that has come direrctly from AR. I am sure some of my post lack something but I am new and learning as I go. I was amazed at your acomplisments on your Comment Record. Hooyah!!!!
Dec 18, 2006 11:11 PM
Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN
Ha!  I get a kick out of this stuff.  We were duking it out in Minnesota.  When Bonnie Erickson wrote a post about how easy it is to catch up when she is only 1000 points behind, I had to kick it in high geer.  I know I need a 2000 point buffer just in case. :)
Dec 18, 2006 11:56 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Teresa - Especially with the holidays coming up.  You can be strategic in your blogging and take a few days off - but comments have to be made EVERY day!
Dec 19, 2006 01:01 AM
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
Looking super today, Jay.
Dec 22, 2006 03:06 AM
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA
Thanks Mo, you're looking mighty fine yourself!
Dec 22, 2006 07:05 AM
Sam Chapman
Lakeway, TX
I thought his name was Sheriff Bart!
Dec 26, 2006 09:52 AM
Ken Spencer
Buckeye, AZ
for Verrado, Buckeye, Sundance

What fantastic competition.  I think that's great.  We need more like you both on Active Rain.  Growth is what it's all about.

Ken

Dec 28, 2006 07:36 AM
Daniel Lowery
1st Choice Real Estate - Jefferson City, MO
e-PRO, Broker - Owner
Congrats to both of you, I have not kept up with my points, guess I will need to set one hour a day a side to blog on active rain and my other blog I started, I would like to know what are the benefits of blogging
Dec 31, 2006 07:16 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Daniel - Thanks for the comment - check out Mary McKnights blog for the benefits....

Dec 31, 2006 09:58 AM
David Abernathy
Waterfront Properties & Club Communities - Jupiter, FL
Palm Beach County Real Estate

Jay - you are always the consumate professional!  Glad to see you doing well here, at Point2 and with your business.

Happy New Years from Florida.

 

Dec 31, 2006 12:09 PM