300,000 Points In The Rain and This Is What I think About That!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with McKinney Realty Group

300,000 points in the rain and this is what I think about that!

The points system seems to come under fire quite a bit here and there but personally I like it! It give me a reference point, a place to measure my participation here in the rain.  I just passed the 300,000 mark and it has been an amazing ride along the way....
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I have met SO many great people all over the country that I otherwise would have never know! Being from the Ft Bragg area I hear people talk about and come from all different cities across America.  After all this time in the rain, most of the time when they mention an area a face comes to mind, someone that I know from this community that works in that area. I giggle to myself every time that happens! Inside my own state I know tons of people across the Carolina’s that I can reach out to at anytime...I have met many in person because of ActiveRain meetups! Like Tish Loyd and her cheeky assistant, Frank and Karen Baker, Amy Han, Joni Staples (All the way from Texas!!), Debe Maxwell, Sherry Scales, Loreen Yo, Cindy “In Indy”, Vickie Slade, Tammy Lankford, Eric Michael, Michelle Gibson, Renne Burrows, Praful Thakker, Sharron Paxson, Nevin Williams, Craig Rutman, and Cindy Jones.... I know there are more that I can think of right now and SO many more I plan to meet in the future!!

I decided to list my “mets” because there are SO many more that I call “friend”!

I recently did a blogging class and I try to stress to the class how much this community has to offer... The knowledge you can find here is priceless not to mention the business that it will bring and has brought me over the last couple of years!

I received an email this week from a new client that found me by reading my blog...I actually received the email through the ActiveRain system.  Here is the part that I loved reading: We didn't really know where to begin and we came across your site which had a lot of great info. I am trying to nail down the process of home buying but have questions.

He has been pre qualified now and will be arriving next month! I have had many say the same thing weather they call me or email me I can link back significant number of clients to my ActiveRain blog!! I tell ya it DOES work!!

So anyway here is to another 300,000!! Wonder where that is going to take me??


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Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Melissa, I have been an AR Member since 2007, but only became active in 2012.  I don't know why it took me so long, but I am definitely a believer of the value of AR.  I and my partner (& husband) received our first lead though AR in Jan. 2013.  And, she is an active Buyer with a good pre-approval. 

Mar 12, 2013 12:50 AM #1
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Congratulations on the 300,000 points Melissa! 

And, congrats on Maximizing the Potential of ActiveRain!

Mar 12, 2013 12:59 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Congratulations on reaching the 300K milestone.  It's been a pleasure taking part of the journey with you.  So much to be said about friendship and relationships made "in the Rain".  Priceless!

Mar 12, 2013 01:02 AM #3
Jeff Stevens
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties - Las Cruces, NM
Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker


I am brand new to AR and am learning new things every time I log on. I think it's WONDERFUL you've reached the 300,000 mark. I look forward to that milestone myself. Congrats!  

Mar 12, 2013 01:13 AM #4
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

Pat~ It is so rewarding when you see your hard work pay off!


Roger~ Thank you my friend! Its been great getting to know so many great people like yourself!!

Jeffrey~ Just keep doing it no matter what you will see results!

Mar 12, 2013 02:15 AM #5
Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

I saw the 300,000 last night and meant to mention it this morning.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping to motivate a whole new crop of agents! Congrats and heres to many many more points!


Mar 12, 2013 03:15 AM #6
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Melissa when I read this "I decided to list my “mets” because there are SO many more that I call “friend”!". For some reason the book "THE MILLIONAIRE REAL ESTATE AGENT came to mind. :-). But this blog deserves to be featured. Congratulations to you. Great post.

Mar 12, 2013 06:08 AM #7
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I can't believe that I got to hit the suggest button. The AR Gold Star Awarders must be napping!! :)))

Mar 12, 2013 06:52 AM #8
Katrina Rockel
The Rockel Group - Harrisburg, NC

Congrats Melissa, and thank you for doing the blogging class and sharing all you have learned!!

Mar 12, 2013 08:52 AM #9
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

Thanks Shawna :)

Lanre~ You are so sweet..maybe a little bias ;)

Joni~ Its been great fun and here is to many more!! No gold for me today...LOL

Katrina~ You my friend are doing well with your blogging!!

Mar 12, 2013 11:24 AM #10
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