Ben Kinney...the Real Active Rain God...Live !

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

    It was our very great pleasure to attend Re8expo in Orland Park, Illinois yesterday.  Whether you were a seasoned agent and felt like you were born in this business R newer to the real estate profession....there was something to learn.   Ben Kinney's boyish good looks ....easy, conversational delivery and insightful program made the entire day program seem like a few hours.  The sold out class was definetly ...."worth the price of admission !"Re8Expo

   We spoke briefly and we know that the "Best of Active Rain" is yet to come....the electric enthusiasm with which Ben embraces our community we know will translate to a "better blogosphere" for all of the Active Rain community. He is comitted to making it the very best it can be and we in turn as many of you , are also ready, willing and able to do whatever we can to make this  the best platform it can be. 

   Ben Kinney  Ben's program went far beyond the nuts and bolts of real estate and building  your business....we got to the see the very generous and personal side of him as well.  It goes along the lines of "teaching a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."   Ben teaches people how to give,,,,by more than just his great real life example. All of the course fees are donated to Charity....our class fees to the food bank in his home town.  He gives a new meaning to "giving back."  His stories meant few dry eyes in filled room....his teaching concluded witgenerous to the worldh a well deserved standing ovation.  You have my deepest professional respect Ben Kinney.....and more than  a little piece of my heart.

    Active Rain don't know how lucky you are be a part of the ever growing Kinney Company Family. have expereinced and continue to...the many ways Ben Kinney gives back to the world community...and we are honored to  have been touched...and just beginning to learn from such a truly fine human being .  Amen and Women.



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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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  1. Praful Thakkar 09/29/2015 06:27 PM
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Sally and David

I also believe that the best of ActiveRain is in front of us.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 13, 2015 01:07 PM #20
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

I think those of us who have known Ben since Rain Camp days have some idea of what may be ahead of us. Ben doesn't do anything half way - it's not his style.

Sep 13, 2015 01:11 PM #21
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

How fortunate you and others are to meet the real Ben Kinney in person. Maybe I'll be as lucky...

Sep 13, 2015 01:19 PM #22
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Sally and David  - Thanks for sharing your time with Ben Kinney.  I am looking forward to the New Active Rain.

Sep 13, 2015 01:33 PM #23
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Sounds like he made quite an impression! Hopefully this does carry over to Major Sunshine in the Rain!

Sep 13, 2015 04:04 PM #24
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Sally.  It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with Ben.  Enjoy.

Sep 13, 2015 04:20 PM #25
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

For people who think that "The Rain" is active NOW.....I think it will look like it is standing still when it is compared to what it will become.

Sep 13, 2015 07:07 PM #26
Fred Cope, Reliant Realty ERA

Sally, I am happy you were able to be there, and I am sure Ben was on his game. His is a great success story because he is focused, motivated and sets hih standards. A wise man once said, " HE WHO KNOWS, AND KNOWS THAT HE KNOWS, IS WISE. FOLLOW HIM."

Not to take away one thing about Ben and Bob (in fact, there is no sense in standing in front of horse that is running in the right direction: we need to saddle up and follow); but I believe part of Ben and Bob's vision and wisdom is best seen in their TRUST in the BELIEVERS. There are so many folk like you at ActiveRain: people willing to give things a try, ready to help others, and NEVER ASK FOR CREDIT or RECOGNITION.. I SUSPICION THAT A FOUR LETTER WORD IS APPROPRIATE HERE: LOVE.

LOVE for fellow man, for God and Country, for family, and LOVE FOR WHAT WE DO. Our work is vital to folks wanting to buy or sell a home; but it is far more vital than just that. We see people every day in distress, wanting a better life, worrying about their jobs, their families, the future, and fearing failure. Guys like Ben have learned there is a greater and more fulfilling remuneration for our successes. It is SATISFACTION, SENSE OF WORTH AND ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND THE JOY OF HELPING SOMEONE.

That is what I see every time I stroll out into the RAIN. Yes, folks who care, who love and who do something about it!

Sep 13, 2015 09:38 PM #27
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Sally and David - I would loved to have been there. Ben is an awesome speaker. Your statement about the future of Activerain is certainly exciting.

Sep 13, 2015 09:43 PM #28
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks for the update!

Sep 13, 2015 10:43 PM #29
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I'd love to attend Ben Kinney event when he is around - or next year, perhaps anywhere.

As a KW associate, we are fortunate to have Ben with us - teaching at Mega Tech Camp earlier and at Family Reunions, too.

Leaders changes the directions of the winds, isn't it?

Great to have him here in leadership role at ActiveRain.

Sep 13, 2015 11:09 PM #30
Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
Empire Network Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
The Rise of An Empire, Let's Build Yours!

Hello and congratulations on your featured blog post! Well done and hope to see you have many more featured post.

Sep 14, 2015 12:22 AM #31
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Thanks for helping to pump us up about the future of Activerain.

Sep 14, 2015 03:38 AM #32
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I didn't even know about the meeting or we would have been there! We have heard him speak in the past at RainCamp and he is awesome!

Sep 14, 2015 11:56 AM #33
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I have not heard of RE8Expo before. I am wondering how to pronounce it.

Sep 14, 2015 04:08 PM #34
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Thanks for some insight to the community future. I feel we are moving in the right direction. 

Sep 14, 2015 06:42 PM #35
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sally,

An event that I would love to have attended to not only meet Ben but to meet you and David as well!

Sep 15, 2015 08:44 AM #37
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

How awesome that you could attend!  What a beautiful message.  You made my day!

Sep 15, 2015 11:27 AM #38
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I missed your original post caught on Praful Thakkar  re-blog   I have been lucky to have met Ben years ago and have been touched by him .. We are very Lucky indeed

Sep 30, 2015 03:41 AM #39
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Ditto to what Hannah and others say. Maybe Ben Kinney will reinstate Rain Camps - one can hope!

Sep 30, 2015 07:04 AM #40
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