The View From 400K

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

The View From 400K is much like the view from 100K. I remember breaking that first milestone and seeing no end in sight to my drive to get to the top ten in Michigan. At 300K I hit a wall. I wasn't seeing the silver lining anymore just the cloud hanging over me. I hadn't received any referrals or leads and was really struggling to sign in everyday. Thanks to Eric Michael coming up on my heels I picked up my game to keep from being passed. Not sure if it is being extra busy in my real estate world but I just can't seem to feel the urgency to keep hitting Active Rain hard every day. I have always tried to do real posts, not just point gatherers but lay my heart out so to speak. I tried Localism posts for a while and did get a few calls. Mostly from people wanting to know where the parade was lining up at an event. Eric eventually passed me. Those post a day challenges are definite point makers but at 400K I am not seeing the value of points I can't spend. I still have my favorites. Especially the inspectors where I pick up tidbits on what to look for. I think it has made me a better agent by reading. Jay Markanich and Clint Mckie both do daily posts and are always a good read. Lenn Harley is one of my all time favorites as she says exactly what she feels and I have to respect that. James Dray humbles me every morning by throwing words at me I have no idea what they mean. Entertainment awards go to Roger Mucci for his wit and I always enjoy anything Brad Andersohn and Bob Sewart have to say. It has been a great ride and while I may not be breaking any point accumulating records I will see you all at 500K soon. Best of luck in all you do and thanks for reading.

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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty
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Comments (8)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Randy,

Congrats on the milestone. Me? I still have a ways to go as well. I am trying to get there, but the points come so slowly.

Thank you for the shout out my friend. I do what I can.

Have a great day in Big Rapids.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 07, 2012 09:29 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Randy, congratulations on your milestone of 400K!   That says you have been very diligent since 2009 on your blogging, and it won't be long before you see 500K!

Nov 07, 2012 09:36 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Congratulations on the 400K milestone Randy.  Thanks for the shout out too, so glad you enjoy my blog and have been a follower for quite some time.  Whatever your reason, keep on blogging, I for one, enjoy your posts.

Nov 07, 2012 11:22 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning Randy.

Congratulation on your great achievement.

Have a nice day.

Nov 10, 2012 08:29 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

super congrats on your accomplishment, gives me incentive to keep on treking myself toward 200k

Dec 12, 2012 10:41 AM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Randy, I hit 400K in Nov and already in Dec have another 20K.  Do EVERYTHING you can for points and it will happen quickly.

10 comments per day

10 blogs per week

4 reblogs per day

and all the contests you can do.  You will get there soon.

Dec 12, 2012 10:47 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

There you go, Randy.  The reblog helped a little bit.  I hope we can get you to 500,000 soon.

Dec 12, 2012 08:48 PM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I hope that you can reach your goal soon, too.  Some of the contests were very helpful for me.

Dec 12, 2012 09:05 PM