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Real Estate Agent with DWELL REAL ESTATE BK3105105

I am not usually this excited about publicity but Active Rain just put me in the news! After writing a blog about how I handle low offers submitted on my listings I received a phone call from Kenneth R. Harney of the Washington Post. We had a delightful conversation and he is an avid Active Rain reader. Imagine my surprise when I found myself quoted in his column in Sunday’s Real Estate section! Thank you Active Rain for keeping us visible and notable. This has put a spring in my step and I enjoyed all the calls I have received congratulating me for the exposure. Mr. Harney’s column is always informative, runs in our local Sarasota Herald Tribune and I read it religiously. Now I have even more reason to! Here it is:



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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yowsers!   Quoted in the Washington Post.

    Way to go, Marnie.  Continued success and best wishes to you.

Apr 23, 2012 12:24 PM #7
Kim Skumanick
Keller Williams Real Estate - Tunkhannock, PA
Well done Marnie! You never know who might be paying attention to what we write and say.
Apr 23, 2012 09:54 PM #8
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Marnie:


That is great news. All publicity is good so long as they spell your name correctly.  Well done.

Apr 24, 2012 01:32 AM #9
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

That is very exciting and good for the rest of us to consider as we continue to post.  Congrats to you!

Apr 24, 2012 09:43 AM #10
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group - RealtyQuest Team, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Marnie -- Congratulations!  That's awesome. The WP picked me up a while back and I sure was surprised as well. I've had a few others  since then and it sure validates all this. There is a LOT more readiing of our blogs going on than we can even imagine! Keep up the great work!

Apr 24, 2012 10:18 AM #11
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Congrats on this great media exposure, Marnie!!  I too have benefitted from my AR membership .... this Thursday 4/26, another HGTV show featuring my design work will be aired.  Anyone who doubts the power of AR should know that it REALLY does help the media find you!

Apr 24, 2012 10:31 AM #12
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Good article and getting quoted in the post.......that's a big deal. Congrats.

Apr 24, 2012 10:54 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Marnie- congratulations on being recognized and with the Washington Post!  ActiveRain does work!

Apr 24, 2012 11:24 AM #14
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Marnie, that is a big deal Congratulations, you deserve it!

Apr 24, 2012 11:29 AM #15
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

I was also interviewed and am mentioned in the article. I think there were 4 AR members, which is nice.  I've been interviewed several times for one of our popular local papers but this is much bigger.  His article was right on.

Apr 24, 2012 12:29 PM #16
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Marnie~ Wow!  I'm sure I'd be floating in the clouds if I got a phone call from the local media.  Way to go!

Apr 24, 2012 12:32 PM #17
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Hey Marnie!

Congratulations on the Feature and on being quoted in Kenneth Harney's article.  The Washington Post ... impressive and way cool :)

Apr 24, 2012 01:05 PM #18
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

They made the rounds of Active Rain.  Chris Ann Cleland in Virginia was quoted in the article as well.  Congratulations!

Apr 24, 2012 01:09 PM #19
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


How cool is that.  Being quoted in the Washington Post is a dream come true.  Good work.  Keep blogging.

Apr 24, 2012 02:08 PM #20
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Congratulations on getting quoted!  Active Rain bloggers did very well in that article!

Apr 24, 2012 08:10 PM #21
Marc Swartz
Mortgage Finders Canada Inc., Mortgage Brokerage, Lic# 11118 - Toronto, ON
Principal Broker / Mortgage Broker, AMP

Hi Marnie - Congratulations on being quoted in the Washington Post, a must read newspaper for a wide variety of people around the world.

Apr 24, 2012 08:27 PM #22
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Very cool.  Congrats!  Amazing stuff from your Active Rain blog!

Apr 24, 2012 08:37 PM #24
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

YAY!! congratulations on this and now you are famous!! I love it...

Apr 24, 2012 10:57 PM #25
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Hip Hip HOORAY! That is fantastic. Congratulations on the great post and especially the quote in the Washington Post!

Apr 24, 2012 11:30 PM #26
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide


Congratulations and not just any paper, Washington Post is a major deal.

Nov 18, 2012 02:10 PM #27
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