Thankful for my ActiveRain Friends

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

When I was taking my e-Pro class, this platform was introduced, and everyone in the class signed up.    It was a new thing eleven years ago, no one knew what blogging was, and many never continued.    There were not as many on the platform back then, but some really good bloggers. 

 

  

 

Who knew while blogging and capturing new clients, you could make friends across the Country?    You read some bloggers posts every day, and get to know them virtually.    There are times you just have to pick up the phone and get to know them personally.    It is rather fun when you travel, you probably know someone that blogs, and fun to stop and meet them in person.

 

Gita Bantwal called me years ago, and her brother lived here in Denver and was ready to buy a home.   We talked a bit on the phone about what he wanted, where and found a home they loved.    We stayed in touch, and I flew to Philadelphia this past summer to visit, and was lots of fun for a few days.  She thought going to Longwood Gardens sounded like a good idea, and was in contact with Roy Kelley  & Dolores Kelley who made the trip.   That was so fun enjoying the gardens, but the lunch with mushroom soup and some wonderful conversation.

 

Eileen Hsu and Morgan were more active in the Rain years ago, and we became friends.   I took a trip back East and went to NYC, and spent a couple days with this fun couple.    We viewed a two bedroom condo that was EXPENSIVE compared to huge homes here in Denver for the same amount.     They have come to Denver too for a friend's wedding, and I took them to Mount Evans.    

 

 

 

On my way back from Costa Rica a couple of years ago, I had to layover in Houston, and wanted to meet Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert and Bob, and we met for dinner, and enjoyed a Brazilian Steakhouse with some wonderful wine Yolanda ordered.   So fun to meet them in person, and hope they return to blogging soon.

 

 

 

Nina Hollander has been in Denver a couple times, and met for lunch, and invited her to my house (before I moved) and we always had a good time chatting, and catching up with life and what is happening in the Rain.   

 

 

 

 

 

 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents called several years ago and said she had a rather lengthy layover at the airport on Christmas Day and would like to meet for lunch.   They were on their way to Cuba, and so much fun to get to know her and Adam.    Then, on a trip to California, met her and Adam for dinner in Sacramento too.

 

 

 

 

 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Bernie had come into Denver years ago, and got to celebrate their wedding anniversary downtown for dinner, and Debb had come another time to visit her daughter who lives here in Denver.   

 

 

 

Several years ago went to Santa Fe and met up with Emily Medvec and John McCormack and Debbie for lunch and talked for hours about marketing, social media and the Rain.    Also met up with Rich Cedarburg later that same day.

 

 

Then there are those Colorado bloggers that don't live in Denver - Dena Stevens living in Canon City, that I have met with a couple times, and hopefully will see at the end of this month.   She and I chat frequently, and happy she just got married this year!    Patricia Beck and I refer clients back and forth from Colorado Springs.    I don't get as many going down to the Springs as she does coming into Denver.

 

 

I have chatted  with many Rainers on the phone, and hope to meet some day also.    I hope I didn't miss anyone!

 

 

Had I not joined ActiveRain so many years ago, this could not have been possible.   

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Jobg well done!  With a little extra effort, it's possible to connect as we vacation and travel.  I've been in a few cities when I wish I had more time during layovers, etc. when it would have been entirely possible to meet others.  Kudos to you for making your self available, making time, and taking trips to see others in the Rain!

Nov 23, 2018 08:38 AM #70
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

What a great post, love it. That's wonderful to be able to meet so many AR peeps.

Nov 23, 2018 01:11 PM #71
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Thanks for being a friend! Back at ya Joan

Nov 23, 2018 06:38 PM #72
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I’m pretty sure I already commented on this post but would like to reiterate how thankful I am for all of you wherever you are here on the blog. Be blessed!

Nov 23, 2018 11:28 PM #73
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Ellen Caruso Your heart is true. You’re a pal and a confidant. Stay golden, girl! Love and light!

Nov 23, 2018 11:29 PM #74
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

How wonderful that you have been able to meet so many AR's and made the switch from "virtual" friends to "live" ones!

Nov 24, 2018 02:48 AM #75
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ah, how sweet. We loved that dinner and anniversary celebration, Joan. Denver is a great spot fo visit and we'll have to connect again on one of our future visits to see Kelsea and Raegan.  

Nov 24, 2018 07:55 AM #76
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Cute post Joan...;)

Nov 24, 2018 11:55 AM #77
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jan Green as you stated, it does take some effort, and planning to add in AR meet-ups during our vacation.    

Nov 25, 2018 07:56 AM #78
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Richard, there are still quite a few I need to meet in person!  

Nov 25, 2018 07:57 AM #79
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ellen Caruso if I get back to NY, will need to look you up!   

Nov 25, 2018 07:57 AM #80
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Laura, meeting many of the Rainers has been such a pleasure.

Nov 25, 2018 07:58 AM #81
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Laura, Ellen is sure a sweetheart!

Nov 25, 2018 07:58 AM #82
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat Palmiotti and everyone was exactly as I had envisioned while being a virtual friend.

Nov 25, 2018 07:59 AM #83
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sounds good Debb, know you will be back since Kelsey is here.

Nov 25, 2018 07:59 AM #84
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thank you Richard, it has been a wonderful ride.

Nov 25, 2018 08:00 AM #85
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I haven't seen this many comments in such a long time! It's so nice to see those terrific pictures you posted and have the AR all stars return to comment. You made great use of your time here.

Nov 25, 2018 03:38 PM #86
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jill Sackler that is what I thought, usually we see MAYBE 20-30 comments lately.   Nice to see you again!

Nov 27, 2018 07:44 AM #88
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Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
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Good to see that many relationships are forming from this great site and translating into waking life.  

Nov 28, 2018 01:32 PM #89
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kevin, it is fun to actually meet your "virtual" friends on ActiveRain.

Nov 28, 2018 01:52 PM #90
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