The Rain Bucket - 1.17.14

Services for Real Estate Pros with ActiveRain, Community Manager

What an exciting weekend we have upon us.  All of here at AR HQ's are decked out in blue in anticipation of the Seahawks game on Sunday.  There's just something about a city's spark when one of their sports teams is making it happen. A sense of community and pride shine from windows, cars, conversations in line at the grocery store. Anybody who lives in one of the four cities playing this weekend knows what I'm talking about.

Want know what else I'm talking about? The fabulous Rainers of course! This week we have another set of superstars to highlight.


Inman Love
Francine Viola's post on staying afloat during a crisis made it onto Inman this week.  So did Larry Lawfer's top ten reasons to get out of the business.  Congrats you two!

The Cat's Meow
What a wonderfully titled post, You Put the Litterbox Where?!?  I admit it, Karen Feltman got me to click too.  The title alone brought in the traffic. If you weren't one of the 2,800 that clicked and read the post I recommend you do, you'll be surprised where they put it. 

How About Them Apples
Shout out to our own Elizabeth Weintraub for being a frequent contributor to  Looks good Elizabeth!

Where the Sun Does Shine
Bridget McGee was full of rays as she was quoted in the Baltimore Sun.  Her energy and expertise are shining bright.  Way to get out there Mortgage Mama!

Let it Rain!

Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comments (49)

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Kerrie ... VB has had some extra time on his hands so he has been featuring AR members posts to his many groups and really plugging away with stories & videos around Las Vegas Nevada through AR ... "It's working and creatin great spiders and exposure within the world wide web" ...


VB ;o)

Jan 17, 2014 11:19 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Nice!  It's always cool to see Rainers getting recognition on a national basis.  Thanks for sharing!

Jan 17, 2014 11:23 PM
ReadySetLoan Team
ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC - South Windsor, CT
Residential, Commercial & Condo Financing Experts

Kerrie I LOVED this post!  Can you believe that I hadn't previously been following you??  What a gross oversight.  Thank you for compiling these articles.  I learned a lot from the writers.

Jan 18, 2014 12:17 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

This is getting to be wonderful exposure for Rainers that have done well and provides some inspiration for the rest of us.

Jan 18, 2014 12:21 AM
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Good Morning, Kerrie.  As I glanced through Today's DailyDrop the word "Seahawks" jumped off my monitor.  I'm down here in 49er country and will be attending 49er party tomorrow.  There's lots of 9er's pride down here and we're mad the seahawks wouldn't sell any tickets to CA residents.  But, I have a question for you; What is a seahawk, anyway?  Can you eat them?  Baked, broiled or roasted?  (Just trying to tease you, Kerrie.  I wish your team well. Not.)

I'm happy to see our local AR talent being featured nationally.

Jan 18, 2014 12:54 AM
Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT

As Ed said, "Wonderful exposure ..... and inspiration."  Thank you.  I, too, have no idea why I haven't been following you.  I am now .... :)

Jan 18, 2014 12:54 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Well, since our Bolts have fallen out of grace and the Hawks are a West Coast team it's time to man up and change my jersey. Thank goodness the colors are at least close. Gooooooooooo.......................Hawks!!



Jan 18, 2014 01:02 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Kerrie~ We are "united in Orange" here in the Denver area. Very excited about tomorrow's game!

Thanks for sharing all the excitement about our Rainers and Rainmakers!

Jan 18, 2014 01:39 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Some good info there.  I loved the Litterbox post from a few days ago!

Jan 18, 2014 01:41 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Go 'Hawks! You'll be meeting the Pats in a couple of weeks.

Jan 18, 2014 02:28 AM
Marge Draper
Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto - Menlo Park, CA
REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA

Kerrie,  You can be sure to hear the shouting all the way from the San Francisco Bay area for the 49ers!  Here's to a great game!

Jan 18, 2014 03:31 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

sure, whie you are resplendant in your blue Seahawks jersies, I am left with a tear stained Saints jersey!!!! LOL

Jan 18, 2014 07:08 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Active Rain is beecoming more popular as time goes on and people are starting what a great bunh of professionals there are on Active Rain around the country.

Jan 18, 2014 11:52 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Red is my favorite color--49er red, that is. Here's to a great game tomorrow -- and a rousing cheers to our Active Rainers who are gaining some great exposure.

Jan 18, 2014 01:33 PM
Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

What a great game and although I am clear across the country, I will be rooting for them in the Superbowl!

Jan 19, 2014 08:59 PM
Christine Faye Goolsby, PA
Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie - Saint Lucie West, FL
As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida

My fiance still wore his Dolphin jersey all day yesterday. :(

Jan 19, 2014 10:59 PM
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

So honored to be included in this great group!  Appreciate the shout out!!

Mortgage Mama

Jan 19, 2014 11:17 PM
Mary Diaz
Tampa, FL
Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker

What a great game.  I love Sherman's comments at the end.  Say it like it is, is refreshing and needed.  The Seahawks have a swagger that a love.  I will be cheering for them all the way to the Super Bowl.

Jan 20, 2014 07:08 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Congratulations to the Seahawks what a season. Hope you enjoy the weekend and the Super Bowl.

Jan 27, 2014 10:28 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say, folks in Denver are all for Denver beating Seahawks

Jan 29, 2014 07:28 AM