Endorse a Fellow ActiveRain Member

Managing Real Estate Broker with Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 TN Broker: 208698

Endorse a Fellow ActiveRain Member- We all know what a letter of recommendation looks like for a resume. Many of us have written these for past associates or had them written for us. When a client gives us a testimonial we want to share it with the world. These letters can be powerful tools and used properly can help create more business opportunities for us in our chosen fields. This contest starts Monday, January 21st.

BloggingNow to the Challenge....We are such a strong community here in ActiveRain. What would the impact be if we could get endorsements or letters of reference from some of the other ActiveRain Members? I think the impact would be ongoing, helping us to build up our businesses, web presence, establish credibility with the public, have some of our strengths shared with others and generally be a tool we could use with our future marketing.

Many members have worked with other AR members in business. Some have used home inspectors and lenders, some have used home stagers/designers or products specialists, some of you have referred clients and customers to other members across the country because you had supreme confidence that the job would be well done.

I haven’t had the opportunity just yet to make some of these referrals but I have gotten to know so many quality people in the Rain that I wouldn’t hesitate to refer. I know many of you feel the same way. Getting to know someone on ActiveRain is like a close up look into the person and there are some fine people here that are truly professional,
real people.

So here is how the challenge will work to Endorse a Fellow ActiveRain Member.

Pick a person in the Rain that you would like to Endorse with a letter of recommendation. You must contact that person for permission to do so. Also to keep things fair no more than 2 recommendations per Member so we can cover more of our community. In other words, the Member you would like to endorse has to agree to allow you to write the endorsement (for the contest) and not already have been contacted by two other members that will be already be writing an endorsement for them.

*Write the recommendation like you would be doing a letter of reference in a friendly yet business-like manner.

*List the attributes/qualities of the person, how you have gotten to know them, and why you think the public would be well served by using this person’s services.

*Be sure to let the public know who you are so a signature or statement who you are needs to be included. Remember that person could take this letter and post it on other social media sites or their personal website.

*Include a photo of the person you are endorsing and a link to their ActiveRain blog in your post. (You may also include their phone number and a link to their personal website or Facebook if you like. This will not be a requirement though.)

*Leave a comment in the section below with a link to your post. This will be how the points can easily be awarded.


The photo and link to the ActiveRain blog are absolute requirements for your blog letter to get the extra points.

Because we want to spread the joy of sharing this with the public you may do two entries and get points for two endorsements. Each qualifying entry will get 500 extra points up to a total of 1000 points for this challenge. You may do one or two. Post your link or links to your endorsement blogs in the comment section of this blog. The contest will start Monday, January 21 and end at midnight PST on February 8.

Kathy StreibKathy Streib has graciously agreed to help moderate this challenge. Thank you Kathy. If anyone has questions you may contact me or Kathy.

I am so excited to think about all the possibilities of collaborating with one another and getting to know each other better.

Endorse a Fellow ActiveRain Member. If you enjoy the exercise so much, there is nothing that says you can’t do more of these on your own (please don’t post more than two links for your entries in the comment section of this post). Only two entries will qualify for points.


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 Centruy 21 Platinum Properties2130 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Clarksville, TN 37040

When you need Real Estate services in Clarksville TN

                  it would be my pleasure to assist you!                             

Debbie Reynolds
"The Real Debbie Reynolds"

Check out all Clarksville TN Real Estate on My Website

931-771-9070 Office | 931-320-6730 Cell

Clarksville TN Homes 


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Comments (260)

Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Debbie, Here is my endorsement for Rose KIng.

Feb 08, 2013 09:20 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

It is my pleasure to endorse Joy Daniels... here is the link http://activerain.com/blogsview/3618795/recommendation-for-joy-daniels-realtor-harrisburg-pa


Feb 08, 2013 11:50 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage


My first endorsement is to The Flooring Girl, 3,000 miles away - Debbie Gartner


I Endorse Debbie Gartner for Flooring in Westchester, NY

Feb 08, 2013 12:14 PM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

I am honored to be able to endorse Roy Kelley, an amazing real estate agent, photographer and Active Rain member that helps buyers and sellers in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC 



Feb 08, 2013 12:25 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear "Real" Debbie -

I am honored to endorse Gary Coles VENTURE REALTY INTERNATIONAL - based in Las Vegas, NV - selling in Latin America.

Have a happy day,


Feb 08, 2013 12:36 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Great contest, Debbie.  Here are mine:

Moving to Chicago? Call Alan May

My Man In New York: Mitchell Hall


Pat Kennedy

Feb 08, 2013 01:02 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Debbie this was a great contest.  This is something that should be ongoing.  I almost did not make it.

Endorsing Karen Kruschka http://actvra.in/QtX


Endorsing Janis Borgueta   http://actvra.in/Qv7

Feb 08, 2013 01:27 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

If you haven't read Jay's posts, get out from under the rock and subscribe. He bring a wealth of knowledge and a bit of humor to the home inspection business.


Searching For a Home Inspector in Northern Virginia? See Jay Markanich

Feb 08, 2013 01:41 PM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

If you are looking for an agent in the Atlanta, Buckhead area, Lynn is the ONLY person to call!

She and husband Murray are top notch in my book!




Feb 08, 2013 01:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just in time, here is my second endorsement, my young partner, Nick!  I hope that you enjoy this, I enjoyed writing it, I only wish that I could have written more endorsments for this contest. maybe this should be something that I will do more often.



Feb 08, 2013 01:57 PM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

If someone is looking for horse property in Oregon, they definitely need to call Cahterine Ulrey. 



Debbie, thank you for providing this opportunity to everyone to lend support to the many amazing people that we have on Active Rain. 

Feb 08, 2013 01:58 PM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Here is my endorsement for Debra Albert:  http://actvra.in/Qv5

Feb 08, 2013 02:26 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Here is My Second Endorsement:

Robert Gilbert - Realtor, Katy, TX

Feb 08, 2013 03:57 PM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Reposted about Lynn Friedman - another photo and blog entry included


Feb 09, 2013 02:07 AM
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

FORGOT TO POST a comment HERE, here it is (we wrote this few days ago!)

We endorse J. Philip Faranda, broker/owner of J. Philip Real Estate

Feb 10, 2013 06:57 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

This is awesome! I wish I had known about this while the contest was going on! My bad...

Feb 10, 2013 11:16 AM
Tamara Inzunza
Realty One Group Capital - Alexandria, VA
Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living

Erica, you're not alone, I missed out on this contest too. I did enjoy reading the different endorsement though. Great contest to have.

Feb 11, 2013 12:21 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Sorry you gals missed it. If we do it again I'll be sure to let you know.

Feb 11, 2013 12:25 PM