Six Years and Counting in the Rain! Things I Won't Tell You!!!

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Six Years and Counting in the Rain!  Things I Won’t Tell You!

You know how they say that “time passes when you’re having fun?”   Well, Six yearsit’s true!  

Today marks the beginning of my Seventh year here at ActiveRain!  Or, if you’re backward thinking, I just completed my 6th year at ActiveRain.

I was web-surfing one day and saw this ActiveRain symbol at the bottom of someone’s site.  One click and off I was to the world of Rain.

Before I joined, I wanted to speak to a member for their review.  And so, I found a Home Stager from my home state of Texas.  If you can’t trust your fellow Texan…. well I’m not going there.

KarenOtto,home stager in Plano, was happy to speak with me and gave the community a glowing reference.

So what am I not telling you?

~I won’t tell you of the remarkable community there is at ActiveRain.  If you don’t know it yet… you will.

~I also won’t tell you about the referrals that may come from your engagement here.  You’ll see them the more you interact.

~You won’t hear from me of the FREE TRAINING for SEO available via ActiveRain University.

~ And, I’m not going to tell you that I learn something new every day here at ActiveRain… you can read that in my weekly post.

~And you won’t hear from me that there is an abundance of support here for all members when they need it.

I will leave you with this….. don’t write for points and don’t seek out  features.  If that is your primary goal here, I can guarantee you that you will walk away having missed the most important benefits of ActiveRain.

Take a look at some of the other members who joined on this day...




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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan- thank you for your very kind words.  Seems longer, huh…. geeze, that sounds like something Larry said to me.  

Pamela- I know Robert who is right next to me but it would be nice to know where the others are.


Wayne- Thank you so much.  I love being here.

Phil- You said it right… “get involved.”

Gerard- that is exactly what most of us feel.  The community is what keeps us coming back.

Michelle- I know you’ve been a member for a long time and you are one of the best at writing local posts to keep us informed about Wellington.

Lisa- Many thanks for your support here.

Ron- and I’m happy to see you around here!!

Tg- I’m glad you are.. you’re in the right place, and I’m excited for you!

Dick- Oh dear… if you tell me that I am twice your chronological age too, then I’m heading to a plastci surgeon and shrink.  (thank you for your very kind words.

Silvia- thank you so much.  I am still hoping for an All Florida MeetUp.

Eric- thank you so much for following me.  

Dan- I think “passion” is a key, don’t you!

Nina- I’ll drink to that!

Rebecca- know how to look it up?  Email me if you need help.

Rod- welcome back!  If you’re looking for motivation and support, you’ve come to the right place.

Tom- thank you.  And, I’m gladd Tammie roped you into joining and posting here.


Anna- and I thank you because I love being a part of Bananatude.

Cathy- thank you so much for reading them!!!

Gene- Thank you, I really do appreciate your kind words.


Charles- I’m really beginning to feel old.

Olga- thank you.. actually I am the one learning from all of you.

Donna- I would love to meet you too.  Florida is nice and warm now!!!!


Feb 06, 2014 09:39 AM #65
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Congrats Kathy. You are a real asset to ActiveRain and provide good posts and good comments.

Feb 06, 2014 10:37 AM #66
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Congratulations to you!  That is a great milestone you have reached.

This is so true!
"I will leave you with this….. don’t write for points and don’t seek out  features.  If that is your primary goal here, I can guarantee you that you will walk away having missed the most important benefits of ActiveRain. "
Feb 06, 2014 10:45 AM #67
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Times fly's when your having fun.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig


Feb 06, 2014 11:41 AM #68
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Many congratulations to you! Six years is no small feat! Love and light as always, Laura
Feb 06, 2014 12:14 PM #69
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


Very cool. To be honest I did not realize it had been that long! I agree totally with your commentary. So wonderful to have gotten to know you on-line...and perhaps someday IRL.


Feb 06, 2014 12:24 PM #70
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

The trip of a thousand miles begins with the first step.  That was, certainly, a step in the right direction!  Interesting to see who else joined that day.  I should look up that for me!  Thanks and congratulation!  Happy Anniversary!

Feb 06, 2014 01:38 PM #71
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

HI KATHY, Way Cool. Congratulations and I think we are near the same time here in the Rain. and it has passed way to fast.:-)

Feb 06, 2014 03:15 PM #72
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Congratulations to you Kathy... I can only say that I am so happy that you stayed in the Rain all these years because I just love reading your post and I always look forward to your weekly "What I Learned" post... Happy Day

Feb 06, 2014 07:40 PM #73
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Its been a good ride, I have learned alot on Activerain.

Feb 06, 2014 07:47 PM #74
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kathy.  Where the heck does time go?  Years are like months.  Congratulation of 6 great years in the Rain.

Feb 06, 2014 07:51 PM #75
Sharon Kowitz
Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Congrat's on 6 years of great work! Keep it up, you are one I really enjoy checking in on :O)

Feb 06, 2014 10:26 PM #76
Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro
Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors - Frisco, TX
Your Success is My Focus!

Hi Kathy - while I almost always read your what did Learn this week posts (thank you for sharing those) this is just another great example of people in the rain sharing their experience with their peers, colleagues, RE resources and consumers. COngratulations on your 6 years. Well done.

Feb 06, 2014 11:19 PM #77
David Johnson
Team Real Estate Sprigfield - Springfield, MO
Let My Family Help Your Family

Hi Kathy,  I am fairly new to rain so I am kind of feeling it out.  I first started to write for points but am realizing that you are correct.  There is a ton of information here and its all at our fingertips.  

Feb 06, 2014 11:56 PM #78
Jack Tenold
Caliber Home Loans, Inc. NMLS 15622 - Spokane, WA
Conventional and Reverse

Nice shout out on the benefits of ActiveRain and congratulations on achieving a milestone in the rain.  Best wishes.  Jack

Feb 07, 2014 01:01 AM #79
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Congratulations on your 6th year Kathy! 6 years and an ambassador already- great job!

Feb 07, 2014 01:51 AM #80
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I have no idea what my join date was.  I think it was New Years Eve though....12/31/07 I think.  My first post was 1/6/08.  Where do you find your anniversary date?

Feb 07, 2014 05:02 AM #81
Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003
Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs. - Indio, CA
Call (760)574-8486.

I've only just begun but I hope to have the same great success stories as you six years from now. Thanks for sharing. 

Feb 07, 2014 07:03 AM #82
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Happy Anniversary Kathy! Six years and over 1,ooo,ooo points later you are still going strong! 

I'm going to have to check out when I joined LOL.

Feb 08, 2014 01:26 AM #83
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Happy Anniversary. I love to read your blog. Thanks for sharing great tips.

Feb 08, 2014 08:00 PM #84
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