Returning to the Rain After a Hiatus!

Managing Real Estate Broker with Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury TREC #547752

Returning to the Rain After a Hiatus!


WHAT? You've been away from the Rain? What on earth could have happened? Well my friends, let me tell you - life has happened. And yes, you can return to the Rain after a hiatus!


I will share that although I have been absent, I have missed the relationships that I have built here in the Rain. For those of you who are new to ActiveRain, one of the most important lessons here is understanding how many amazing people are here. It's true! If you take some time to interact with the other members, you will reap the additional benefit of the Rain and that is the people.


For me, I began blogging on this site back in 2010.  Little did I know then the beautiful friendships that have been formed. This is truly an added bonus that was not expected. The best thing too is that whenever I have had to take time away from my beloved blogging, I am always welcomed back with open arms.


So if you have also needed some time away due to life events, business, etc., just know that it is never too late to get back on the blogging bus. When you do jump back on, you will be greeted by some old friends and most likely, many new ones as well. So buckle up and no matter what, keep on coming back to the Rain.


I can't wait to catch you all up on the real estate world in my neck of the woods. Great things are happening! So nice to see you all!

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     Magnolia Realty Granbury    

"Have you fully lived today?"

   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Managing Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling Hood County and surrounding areas! 



 John Maxwell

Farm & Ranch


          ABR                 Institute for Luxury Marketing                Institute for Luxury Home Marketing



Copyright 2017 Paula McDonald


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Paula

Welcome back! So nice to see you again. I know there must have been a lot to do with the new brokerage!

And you are so right about the people here. Those who have been here a while know this, the new members will learn quickly.


Aug 10, 2017 04:02 PM #27
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

I can so relate! I've been absent a long while too, and still haven't quite made it back. But that is certainly my intention. Good job in just 'going for it!'!!

Aug 10, 2017 06:05 PM #28
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Nice to see you back in the Rain!  Great view - hope you got to experience a lot of that!

Aug 10, 2017 06:31 PM #29
Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Kirkland, WA
Licensed in Washington and Florida

Welcome back Paula. I took a short break from Active Rain too. It's great to be back.

Aug 10, 2017 08:02 PM #30
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Paula, just yesterday I was thinking about an article you had written some time ago.

Aug 10, 2017 09:18 PM #31
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOOHOO!!  Welcome back, Paula! So nice to see you in the Rain again - we all look forward to your wonderful posts again too!

Oh Happy Day!

Aug 10, 2017 09:51 PM #32
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I took a break last year, but have really been enjoying the camaraderie and exchanging of information. I find that I have a edge that many people in my heck of the woods don't have because of sharing that goes on in the rain.

Aug 10, 2017 10:48 PM #33
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Welcome back. Good luck in achieving your goals 

Aug 11, 2017 03:20 AM #34
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Welcome back! The friendships here are a very special perk of blogging!

Aug 11, 2017 03:36 AM #35
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Paula McDonald it's so nice to see you back again.... blog away....

Aug 11, 2017 04:07 AM #36
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Absence makes the heart grow fonder is what we learn here....

Aug 11, 2017 06:31 AM #37
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Welcome back to the RAIN. Lately, I have been in and out of the Rain, and always come back.

Aug 11, 2017 08:00 AM #38
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage - Roseville, CA
NMLS #281609

Welcome back.  I've been gone too and I'm ready to return.  Thanks for the words of encouragement.  

Aug 11, 2017 01:59 PM #39
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Welcome back, Paula .. Look forward to many more opportunities to share in the future ...

Aug 11, 2017 03:02 PM #40
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Welcome back! I hope that's  your front porch in the photo - what a gorgeous spot.

Aug 12, 2017 03:59 AM #41
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Welcome back to AR!

Aug 12, 2017 08:04 AM #42
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Welcome back & good to hear from you.

Aug 12, 2017 12:37 PM #43
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Welcome back Paula, good to SEE you here again in the Rain!

Aug 13, 2017 03:03 PM #44
Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Welcome back! Kind of like riding a bike; once you start doing it, you never forget how. Coming back to blogging is kind of like that.

Aug 13, 2017 09:23 PM #45
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Welcome back, good sir! It's a new day to create new awesomeness any posts are welcome from you and yours!

Aug 16, 2017 11:35 PM #46
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