Half a Million

Real Estate Agent with Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado EA1321548

 ~ Half a Million ~

half a million

I started on ActiveRain on October 21, 2009.  I didn't know what I was doing at all.  It wasn't until November 20, 2009 when I wrote my first post (poorly written, I might add.)   It took me until November 30th to comment on a post, but only one that day.  Then I wrote my third post on December 21, 2009.  This one wasn't much better than the first one I wrote.  I tried my pen again on December 21st and was thrilled to receive 305 points!  WooHoo!  This got me excited.  I knew my post was at least good enough for people to make comments.

My written posts came few and far between, but I continued to comment on others posts.  I was getting the hang of it, sort of.  I started my Mind Bender series in February of 2010.  I enjoyed building some relationships through humor.  I also attended Rain Camp this month.  The information I received was more than I ever could have expected.

In March of 2010, my post Jack of All Trades, Master of None actually made it on the Daily Drop!  I was hooked.  The thrill of having this kind of recognition felt wonderful.  You see, I am not the best of writers and it has always been a challenge for me to put my thoughts down on paper.  I reached 100,000 points in mid June of 2010. 

I took on some contests and tried to write with more frequency.  And that frequency has paid off!  I am addicted to this Rain play.  I have built relationships with many people from across the United States.  Without AR, I never would have even met them.  I have expanded my knowledge.  I have become a better writer (at least I think I have.)  And, yes, I have even gotten a few referrals!  I have even written a few features that I am proud of.

As of this moment, I have 499, 677 points.  Once I post this, and get a few comments, I will reach a half a million points!  If you would have asked me just over 2 years ago, if I could predict how many points I would have at this time, I never would have said a half a million!  But here I am!!!


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Keller Williams Real Estate, LLC

Broker Associate, CNE, CRS, GRI, SFR

Servicing buyers and sellers in the Denver metro area since 1993

Three easy ways to contact me:

email me directly Dawn@downhomeindenver.com

visit my website to search for homes or find the value of what your home is currently worth visit: www.DownHomeInDenver.com

call or text me directly on my cell: 303-332-8025

The choice is yours.  Let my expertise work for you!  Servicing the Denver Metro area/ Aurora, Centennial, Denver, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Lone Tree and Parker

*** Voted one of Denver's 2011, 2012 & 2013 "FIVE STAR REAL ESTATE AGENTS" by an independent survey of recent homebuyers to find the best in client satisfaction.***



Comments (20)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher


Jan 30, 2012 03:58 PM
Jeff Markell
Empire Home Loans Inc. - Tustin, CA
Reverse Mortgage Educator and Senior Advocate

Congratulations on a great milestone Dawn. You don't get that many points without a lot of time and effort. Job well done!

Jan 30, 2012 04:10 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247


Congratulations on a job well done.  It is a huge accomplishment.

Jan 30, 2012 04:12 PM
Carlotta Remong
Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties - Newport, RI

Dawn congratulations that is one great feat to reach a half  a million points in such a short time....it takes dedication and determination. One million  points is getting closer and closer! 

Jan 30, 2012 04:14 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Laura & Carole, Jeffrey and Tim ~ thanks!  I was excited about it and had to share my excitement.

Jan 30, 2012 04:15 PM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

A half million points in such a short period of time... you must've been writing your socks off!!  Congratulations on achieving such a great goal.

Jan 30, 2012 04:29 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Nicely done Dawn.  You rock!  Keep up the great work.

Jan 30, 2012 05:32 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Congratulations on reaching the 500K milestone Dawn.  It's been a pleasure taking part of the journey along with you.  Best to you on the next 500K.  I personally miss your DWTS recaps, they were awesome.

Jan 30, 2012 10:04 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Dawn - Congrats on the milestone and the red badge under your name.  Way to go and here's to 1 million.

Jan 30, 2012 10:56 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Well what can one say except for CONGRATULATIONS on the milestone.  I know we have not heard the last from you and that's a good thing

Jan 30, 2012 11:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Congratulations on the half million points - that's a huge accomplishment, and your Mind Bender series is great fun.  Have a wonderful day!

Jan 30, 2012 11:33 PM
Sheryll White
Exit Realty Denver Tech Center - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate Guide

Nice post and congratulations on your points! 

Jan 31, 2012 04:54 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Dawn, first congrats on reach the 500K milestone, secondly I love your new profile photo!  I keep forgetting to play the mind bender...I have won before and need to check it out.

Jan 31, 2012 05:04 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Dawn, as of this comment you now have 500,253 points....big congrats to you passing the 500K milestone.  l

Jan 31, 2012 10:49 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

And by the way I just went back to visit your first post AGAIN and like I said...a fish to water.

Jan 31, 2012 10:51 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Congratulations, Dawn.  I didn't check but you must be way over that first half million by now.  On to the next half.

Jan 31, 2012 02:39 PM
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager


Jan 31, 2012 03:06 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

As the saying goes........I've come a long way baby!!!!

Thanks to all of you for readings my blog, for subscribing, for commenting and for being my friend!

Feb 01, 2012 05:57 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

That half'a millie is sure a nice milestone.  Congratulations Dawn. 

Feb 01, 2012 11:07 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Dawn, look at that pretty red badge!!!  You deserve it - you've worked so hard.  Plus, we all really enjoy your mind benders - that's so much fun.  Here's to the next 500,000!!!!

Feb 02, 2012 11:16 AM