Who wants to be a Millionaire?

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I was surprised this morning when in the Q&A Nathan Gesnar posted my approach to 1 million points. Last October I decided that after a brief hiatus from Active Rain I would go whole hog and get back into spending some time here. Did I do it for more business? The answer might surprise you and that answer is no. I came back for different reasons. Early in my membership here when blogging was everything, I was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and went to Houston at MD Anderson for treatment. The support I received from my industry locally was special but what surprised me is the amount of folks here at Active Rain that encouraged me and kept up with my progress. It is something I never forgot and one of the main reasons I don't plan to ever leave here. What I found out in that time is that despite whatever differences we have politically or otherwise, the real estate community is an especially giving and caring group of people and that to me is what makes us great. Please understand how much I appreciate your help today as I work towards this goal that will be completed by tomorrow, and then i go to what's next. What is more important to me is the gratitude I feel for you for all you have meant to me for many years. You are the best.

Now for something really lighter, I loved the musical remake of The Philadelphia Story called High Society with music written by the great Cole Porter. Here we have frank Sinatra and Celeste Home singing Who wants to be a Millionaire? They may say I don't but I do.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Congrats Joe Pryor on crossing over the top of one million points here in the Rain!

Jun 23, 2017 07:45 AM #24
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

You look great with all those zeroes after your name.  Nicely done.  I know this takes a lot of work and you have earned each point.

Jun 23, 2017 09:54 AM #25
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hey Joe, where are you going with that gun in your hand. Sorry, brain freeze. Congratulations on your million points. Belinda Spillman sent me here. Stay cool, dude.

Jun 23, 2017 10:01 AM #26
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Congrtulations Joe Pryor .  I really value this community and the support I get as well.

Jun 23, 2017 10:23 AM #27
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®


Great post Joe.  Congrats on becomming a millionaire!  High Society....an epic. Thank you for sharing your story with us. 

Jun 23, 2017 10:26 AM #28
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oh Joe- how could I possibly have missed this!  Congratulations on your passing the millionaire mark!!!  And that is one of my favorite movies!!!




Jun 23, 2017 10:35 AM #29
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I had no idea, at least I don't think I did. LOL

I can't think of any better reason to want to be here Joe. I'm so glad you are still with us!

Jun 23, 2017 11:01 AM #30
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations on hitting the million!!!!


Jun 23, 2017 11:02 AM #31
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Congraulations on making it to 1 Million points, and for your shout out to ActiveRain. Very nice post.

Jun 23, 2017 11:07 AM #32
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

So proud of you, Joe! I'm so glad we discovered each other along this journey and am happy you are still blogging away. Congrats on joining the millionaire club. I barely recognized Frank Sinatra but adore the clip.Champagne

Jun 23, 2017 11:59 AM #33
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Congratulations on becoming a millionaire!  What a lovely post!

Jun 23, 2017 02:03 PM #34
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Congratulations on a well deserved achievement. I always enjoy reading your posts and it has been a pleasure getting to know you on ActiveRain. You have done a lot for the industry too and I just wanted to say congratulations and best wishes to achieve all the success you richly deserve. 

Jun 23, 2017 03:16 PM #35
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Congratulations and continue enjoying this special day. Joe Pryor 

Jun 23, 2017 08:57 PM #36
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Congratulations Joe! 

Seems you are fast speeding to the second one:) 

Jun 23, 2017 11:12 PM #37
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Joe -- what a thoughtful post.  When I joined ActiveRain, I didn't think of the personal side of this site.  It's been the biggest surprise.

Congratulations on your achievement here and in life.   

Jun 24, 2017 06:28 AM #38
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Congrats on becoming a new AR millionaire - enjoy it for all it's worth.

Jun 24, 2017 11:20 AM #39
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Congratulations on reaching this milestone.


Jun 24, 2017 11:16 PM #40
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Whoops....missed this milestone...and milestone it is from the hard work put into achieving this level...congratulations !

Jun 25, 2017 04:25 AM #41
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the milestone. Good luck in achieving the next one

Jun 25, 2017 01:31 PM #42
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Joe, late to the party, but you are definitely a Millionaire in attitude and wealth of friendship! Congrats on all counts. And my mom would probably recognize this trip down memory lane with a classic. (I didn't even know Celeste Holmes could sing!)

Jun 27, 2017 05:41 PM #43
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