Stepping back into the Rain, No Umbrella Necessary

Managing Real Estate Broker with LoKation Real Estate

Stepping back into the Rain, no Umbrella necessary - I needed to write something, anything, I desperately need to get back in the habit of writing here on Activerain. I have been checking in daily Slackerfor almost 9 years now, and the past year has been extremely busy. But I need to find time.

So what better way than to just sit and write for a few minutes.

This past week I hit a major milestone as I broke through that elusive 500K point barrier, I had a lot of encouragement along the way, people telling me that once you hit 500K then you are FREE forever and ever of having to pay for being here. However, I always bit my lip, as I had been here since before there was ever a fee, I dabbled and commented and tried some self-promotion and quickly learned that that is not the way to make friends and influence people.

SO I stepped back and then got a nice prodding from the powers that be here on Activerain, they implemented a fee for anyone new to the forum or for anyone that had been on here that had not contributed. I was shocked, I thought, Damn! I have been here for 18 months and loved every minute, but was not contributing, I certainly did not want to pay, so I called AR and pleaded my case.

They saw that I had written a couple posts and had been regularly commenting and not tooting my own horn, so they cut me a deal, they said, "if you can contribute one good post a month, we will let you remain a Rainmaker, however if you start slacking, we will start charging", that was good enough for me and the message was clear- this is a place to contribute and to help one another, and this was the start of what I have really loved doing for the past 8 years, helping my fellow Realtors, real estate agents, newbies and veterans, to become even better at what they do.

Waldo finds HimselfI have been slacking here lately due to the opportunity I had to open a new brokerage and bring them to Colorado, in just 9 short months we have grown from 4 agents to 55 and we have several training sessions monthly, plus networking functions, overseeing a very productive group of agents and continuously looking to help others whenever I can, this is no excuse and I will be writing much more consistently. I have introduced AR to over 100 fellow agents, many who still dabble and some are thriving with the knowledge they have gained from fellow Rainmakers, Ambassadors and other contributors.

I think that if I had paid for this wonderful forum, I would be well over 2 million points and more than likely the top contributor in Colorado, apparently there were other plans for me here.

 Thank you Thank you and I look forward to the next 500K And I am still open to anyone out there that would like to talk about their business and ways to improve - NO CHARGE!

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John Marshall -Fore!

Low-Maintenance Golf Course Living

I have been involved in the Golf Communities through-out Colorado for the past several years. As a contributing writer for Colorado Golf Magazine I write articles regarding new course development and their surrounding communities.


"A good agent will learn to dance to the clients music, but a great agent will write the music that attracts the clients he wants to dance with." John J Marshall

If you are a new agent and finding the road more difficult than you thought, please send me a note and I would be happy to help.

I enjoy helping agents to find their niche!

 I am happy to help.


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Welcome back my friend.  It is good to see things are going well with you.

Mar 15, 2017 09:49 AM #1
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I am working daily to the no charge crest of 500,000 points.  Harder than you think as I don't like to blog.  I will get there this year or else.

Mar 15, 2017 09:49 AM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi John - I'm happy to hear that your new brokerage is doing well - best wishes for continued success. And I'm looking forward to more posts.

Mar 15, 2017 01:34 PM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi John -- 500,000 points is an important milestone.  Here's to being truly "FREE".   

Apr 01, 2017 11:49 AM #4
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Michael Jacobs I only wish I had been more active the last ten years, all the connections I have missed by being semi-active!

Apr 04, 2017 11:42 AM #5
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

I am working towards that 500k milestone myself. Congratulations and wishing you continued success

Apr 24, 2017 11:45 PM #6
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