October's Challenge. Who would you like to meet? #3 - Guess Who?

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October's Challenge. Who would you like to meet? #3 - Guess Who?

Okay, I have been mulling this over for a few weeks, and I just can't do it. Donna Forester's contest instructs us choose the three (only 3) Active Rain members we'd most like to meet in person. The first two were pretty easy, and I kind of cheated as these Rainers come in a set of 2 - Alexandra (and Ron) Seigel and Dick ( and Mary Greenberg).

There are so many AR members who have impacted me in a variety of ways. I've been lucky to meet ( face-to-face) some of these wonderful folks.  In fact, several have become good friends. Don't you just love it when that happens? And, I know there's the potential for many more of these special connections.

Seriously, to all of you who have visited my blog once, twice, or on a regular basis, thank you. I'm appreciative of all the knowledge, support, and friendship that is exchanged here on a daily basis. When I found Active Rain in early 2011, I'd almost lost my faith in Real Estate. Fortunately, you've restored it ten-fold.

As I considered all of the wonderful people I've met (virtually) in Active Rain, I couldn't ( and wouldn't) limit it to one more person. After all, it's like being asked to name a favorite child. Therefore, my third entry ( which will likely be disqualified) is "The Rest of You!" ( FYI, if you're reading this blog - this means YOU) 

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Debb-Thanks for making me smile. At least you made a dent in the challenge by writing about several people AR members you would like to meet. If they don't give you points for this I'll transfer some of mine. Can we do this?

Oct 25, 2013 01:53 AM #4
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Lol Adrian. You're a good guy. 

Oct 25, 2013 01:57 AM #5
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb: I think you summed up what many of us were thinking...I stopped at 2 because I did not want to leave anyone out with my 3rd choice.

Oct 25, 2013 01:59 AM #6
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Debb, I kinda felt guilty as there are so many great AR members I truly would love to meet. I don't think this should disqualify you, you're the only one who actually did what we were all thinking and feeling. Kudos to you!

Oct 25, 2013 02:11 AM #7
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Debb,  I agree. I would like to meet almost everyone.  I am sure I am not the only person here in the Rain that has a list of folks to avoid. For the most part, everyone here in the Rain is top quality. 

Oct 25, 2013 02:12 AM #8
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Thank you Debb. ..you are spot on. .

I have my favorites. .but I also have the ones that I run away from. . 

I keep that to myself. .

love your pic!

Oct 25, 2013 02:21 AM #9
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Nice picture. Let it Rain. No one would ever know you went through a hard time in real estate. You're a superstar now.

Oct 25, 2013 03:32 AM #10
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Haha. Right on Anita.

Beth - no worries. No guilt is necessary.

Oct 25, 2013 03:47 AM #11
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Kathleen, I hear you. The do not call list. Lol.

Fernando- as do I.

Hi Jill - thanks, it's fun to get into the spirit of the season.

Oct 25, 2013 03:51 AM #12
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
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Debb-One of the things I think that most everybody missed is that it is limited to 3 posts but not 1 person per post as many people have thought. Take a look. Notice it is up to 3 posts but it is not member per post it is members notice member(s)

 

Tell us about it in a post, written by you, highlighting the member(s) you would like to meet and WHY!

Each post must be a minimum of 200 words. It would be awesome if you included a photo, but it's not a must. You will be rewarded 500 points for each post (up to 3) that you write that meets the criteria. Please be sure to include your entry in the comments sections of this post.

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Oct 25, 2013 03:51 AM #13
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Ah ha. What a careful reader you are Sharon. I'm impressed. I'm going to go back and re-read Donna's constest rules right now. Thank you smart lady. :)

 

Mmmn, I did go back and read her instructions. I think it's in the comments where she reiterates that her intention is 3 members? I could be wrong though? Donna?

Oct 25, 2013 04:25 AM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Debb,

Love how you did this, I feel for us it is like Sophie's Choice...I cried buckets reading the book and refused to see the movie, even though I love Meryl Street...LOL sending you ehugs. A

Oct 25, 2013 05:20 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Debb -- gee, thanks, I feel so honored (along with 300K plus of your closest friends) to be tied for number 3.    Have a great weekend.   

Oct 25, 2013 07:21 AM #16
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Funny you mention "Sophie's Choice," I just couldn't see it either. And, I'm also a huge Meryl Streep fan...ehugs back at you. D

Oct 25, 2013 07:21 AM #17
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You are so right Michael - you are neck in neck with them all ( says the lady with fangs). ;) Hope you enjoy your weekend too. D

Oct 25, 2013 07:23 AM #18
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Debb, 

Creative idea to write a post about wanting to meet all of the folks who read your blog! I agree as it would be exceptional to meet all of the folks who visit me and I visit them on their AR sites. We have been fortunate enough to now have meet several folks from AR as we went to a meet up in DC earlier this year and wevisted with a few folks in Houston at a meet up and went to  Napa Valley to meet Curtis Van Carter. Too many great folks in this group to meet including yourself. I think that is a nice dilemma to have to deal with. 

Oct 25, 2013 08:19 AM #19
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Good choces, Debb.  Of course, I don't think there's a wrong choice in the entire community.

Oct 25, 2013 11:22 AM #20
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That's so true Bob. A really nice dilemna for us to have.

Hi Chris Ann - you're right.

Oct 25, 2013 11:13 PM #21
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Debb~ My intention was to write a post for each member, up to 3. It states member(s) because you might decide to write one post (in which case it would be member), 2 or 3 posts (which would be members. Sharon sent me an email to try to clarify. The bottom line is that you can write as many posts as you'd like, about as many members as you'd like, but you will not be awarded any more than 1500 points. Does that make sense?

Oct 27, 2013 07:15 AM #22
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Yes, it does Donna. :) I kind of thought so...

 

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