Moving Up In AR World - Top One Thousand

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Moving Up In AR World

This morning, as I logged in, and post this blog, I have moved up into a bit more of a rarefied portion of Active Rain.award

This post will put me into the top one thousand (by points) in the AR universe.  I know it is a far cry from Lenn Harley who passed two million points today - but it is important to me - putting me in the top One Thousand out of over 320,000 participants.

For those who might be interested here is the breakdown for all my counts:

Amongst all users: in top 1,000 in AR; #28 in Washington State; #2 in Pierce County; and #2 in Tacoma.

Among mortgage professionals -- #41 in AR; #2 in Washinton State; #1 in Pierce County; and #1 in Tacoma.

Thank you to all those who have read my posts, put up with my comments and have commented on my blogs.

Hope you also have something positive to show for your work as well.


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Comments (25)

Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Suzanne -- you have one of the tags I am still working on, a gold star.  Keep up the good writing and you will soon be reaching those goals!

Roger -- thank you for your encouragement and support.  It is nice getting such from someone who is in the top ranks here in AR!!

Jul 09, 2013 08:59 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Congrats on the placement.

Hard work does pay off and it is fun to watch ourselves move up.

Jul 09, 2013 09:29 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

William -- thank you for stopping by an commenting.  It is interesting how many MM members of AR have already made a comment here -- it is so supportive.

Jul 09, 2013 09:32 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Steven I am sure that before you know it, you will have knocked off another "0" off the number :)

Jul 09, 2013 10:25 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Are you feeling sleepy from the lack of oxygen?  That will improve as your blogging red cells increase.  You make more of them every day!

Jul 09, 2013 10:11 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

George -- thank you for your encouragement - though I find it hard to believe I am likely to make it into top 100 -- unless several of you folks up there stop participating (which would not be good for AR).  Looking forward to hitting #500, and then working to halve that.

Jay -- that is one of the things I am trying to work on, to get some more of those under my belt!  Thanks for the comment and support.


Jul 10, 2013 03:46 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

it's a strong indication of committment and hard work... the rarefied air has been earned... congratulations!

Jul 10, 2013 04:51 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Alan -- thank you for coming by and commenting.  Also appreciate your continued support and encouragement.

Jul 10, 2013 05:05 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Steven,

CONGRATULATIONS!  Moving up the AR ladder is a fun challenge - enjoy the climb!

Jul 10, 2013 05:39 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Lisa -- thanks for stopping by AND commenting.  I am also very appreciative of the support and encouragement of those of you who are still above me.

Jul 10, 2013 05:42 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Steven:  Congratulations on the jump into the top 1000.  Lots of work and lots of sharing and being shared with.  Great job.

By the way.. I have just subscribed to your blog.  I invite you to subscribe to mine.

Jul 10, 2013 06:14 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Karen -- thanks for the encouragement and the invitation. 

Jul 10, 2013 08:26 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Steven, congratulations .. it definitely takes commitment to keep going up the AR ladder. Keep on climbing !!

Jul 15, 2013 04:14 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Rebecca -- it is very nice to be encouraged on continuing to get more juice in AR by moving up the ladder. Thanks for your supportive comment.

Jul 15, 2013 04:23 AM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Great job Steven, keep on keein' on!

Jul 16, 2013 02:32 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Laura -- thank you for your encouragement!

Jul 16, 2013 02:47 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Steven - congratulations the position you hold on the ladder is a measure of your perseverance and productivity ..... It is your consistency and interaction with others that will help you in the search engine results ..... all the best in your continued participation here in The Rain

Jul 17, 2013 12:55 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Kathy -- it has been an interesting process so far, and looks to be getting more so.  Thank you for your encouragement!

Jul 17, 2013 02:07 AM
Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
We make it easy. You make it home.

Congratulations on your rankings. I've just started but it feels good to move forward a little each day.

Jul 19, 2013 11:03 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Jill -- thank you for your comment, and congratulations on having earned a gold star already.  Keep up the good work!

Jul 20, 2013 05:08 AM