My Journey To A Million Points, Almost 8 Years Later...

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP 0524642

I can't believe I've been here on AR for almost 8 years. There's been so many of you that hit the million dollar mark in just a fraction of that time. I can honestly tell you that it's never been about the points, number of features or even the number of clicks that satisfied me the most. 

I've made it this long because I enjoy being here - first and foremost. Like anything else, if you enjoy what you do, it's not work. Thankfully, I can come to AR and soak in an endless amount of real estate knowledge. It truly is like an online university, but in this place you get paid for coming to class. The referrals, relationships and education are just some of the incredible benefits. I've been lucky enough to have some of my blogs syndicated across major websites and newspapers. A coulple of years ago I went through 5 interviews to star in a reality television show and recently I was published in one of Nolo's real estate books, Nolo's Essential Guide To Selling Houses. In addtion, I've been blessed to have cemented referral relationships from different referral companies who found me right here on AR. Last year I closed 8 referrals from just one of them. The list & examples why this place is awesome goes on and on. 

Activerain changed my life. 


As I near the 'Million point' mark I can't help but think back on the Raincamps, people I've met, blogs I've read and experiences I have thouroughly enjoyed. 


Thanks to all of you for making this place what it is today! 


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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)




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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I love when people hit 1 million points! I love sharing the joy andthe loveliness! Cheryl Ritchie

Mar 18, 2015 03:27 PM #22
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Greg - I would congratulate you on reaching a million points, but you've found so much else here other than points.  Still, congratulations!

Mar 18, 2015 04:24 PM #23
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


We've enjoyed the wild ride reading your posts the entire time.


Mar 18, 2015 06:53 PM #24
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Greg, the million point milestone shows you've been an active participant for a long time and that's what counts.

Mar 18, 2015 08:59 PM #25
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Greg... congratulations. Quite an achievement regardless of how long it took. Hoping to join you in the club before too long!

Mar 18, 2015 09:39 PM #26
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

YAY!! For sure this has been a life changing experience.  A wonderful opportunity for those that are in the know!

Mar 18, 2015 10:08 PM #27
Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

Way to go Greg! I have really had some good laughs reading your take on things.  Your blogging voice has really polished up nicely over the years 

Mar 18, 2015 10:11 PM #28
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

 Good morning Greg. I just joined last October and have had a great time so far. Thanks for being an example of all the good things that can come from Active Rain and blogging. 

Mar 18, 2015 11:01 PM #29
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Greg - i am glad to hear that this association on Active Rain has paid so many dividends for you. You have to enjoy it first and the other things come.

Mar 18, 2015 11:07 PM #30
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The host whose post...always packed punch? Come forward and claim your prize

Mar 18, 2015 11:31 PM #31
Todd Combs, P.A.
Schooner Bay Realty, Inc. - North Fort Myers, FL
For All Your SW Florida Real Estate Needs!

Congratulations,  this is complete dedication.

Mar 19, 2015 12:35 AM #32
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Congratulations, Greg.  I have always enjoyed reading your blog.  You have a slightly "snarky" writing style that I like!

Mar 19, 2015 01:58 AM #33
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Thanks everyone!

Mar 19, 2015 05:07 AM #34
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Go for it, Greg!  The points represent the hard work, the referrals, the networking and friends that you have made on AR. 

Mar 19, 2015 12:32 PM #35
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Always great to cross your path here. Your points speak volumes and I want to thank you for your insights and humor. Congratulations on the MN now go for 2mn!

Mar 19, 2015 02:38 PM #36
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Amen to this Greg and while I will hit that before 8yrs I agree I do it because I love the community. I also thank you for being part of this great place as you make it enjoyable and a little spice to liven it up at times

Mar 19, 2015 03:23 PM #37
Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Capistrano Beach, CA
Capistrano Beach Specialist

I'm glad you're here, Greg - I enjoy reading your stories.

Mar 20, 2015 01:25 AM #38
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Big hugs, big big hugs. Love AR because of all the connections we've made! 

Mar 22, 2015 07:47 PM #39
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

You guys are so kind. Thanks, Loreena!

Mar 24, 2015 01:10 PM #40
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Congrats on the million point mark.  It's always been fun reading your posts.

Apr 07, 2015 01:14 PM #41
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