Passed the 100,000-point mark in TWO states, thanks to my friends on ActiveRain

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes

It took me nearly a year to reach this point, but the time was well spent.

This evening, both my real estate companies (Wayzata Lakes Realty in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Madeline Island Realty in La Pointe, Wisconsin) passed the 100,000 point mark on ActiveRain!

Friends deserve much of the credit.

Karen Anne Stone mentored me and gave me great advice.

Charles McDonald offered his friendship and his guidance.  Charles was the first AR member to write me and introduce himself.

Ruthmarie Hicks has been a source of inspiration and optimism.

Joey Aszterbaum was kind enough to provide encouragement on more than one occasion.

Kathy McGraw served as an example of what it means to be a "Rainer".

Mike Jones became a friend the moment we exchanged greetings.

And as time went along, the list of friends and comrades grew to include Joan Mirantz, Anthony Clark, Karen Moorhead, Eric and Karen Webster, Steve Harless, Poppy Dinsey, Inna Hardison, Patricia Kennedy, Jeff Dowler, Marc Grossman, Jason Crouch, Paula Hathaway, Cindy Jones, Rich Dansereau, Danny Thornton, Brian Schulman, Stewart Penn, Lane Bailey, Robert Lockard, Brad Andersohn, Andrew Lenza, Jennifer Monastero, Randy Prothero, Diane Aurit, Tom Braatz, Rich Quigley, Bob Stewart, Teri Eckholm, Patti Ann Kasper, Ricardo Bueno, Susan Walters, Tom Elder, Nancy Rivera, Mitchell Hall, Margaret Rome, George Tallabas, Guy Lofts, John Occhi, Scott Daniels, Steven Stearns, Neal Bloom, Dawn Workman, David Abernathy, Joanne Hanson and Richard Lombari.  If I've neglected to mention anyone, I humbly apologize.

Some of the folks listed above don't receive the notoriety they deserve.  They are all top-notch industry professionals.  I'm proud to call them my friends.

You don't succeed in this world without building relationships with extraordinary people.  Belonging to Active Rain has been of immeasurable value to me because it opened a door to the many friends I have met here.

 

 

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Contact Broker Eric Kodner with Wayzata Lakes Realty about Minneapolis & Saint Paul area properties, including Lake Minnetonka, Edina and the Minneapolis City Lakes area (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet). We also sell on the Saint Croix River and on Lake Superior, including Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island homes.  With sixteen years experience marketing and selling waterfront properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we know Lake Minnetonka and Madeline Island real estate.

Wayzata Lakes Realty LLC (Minnesota) and Madeline Island Realty LLC (Wisconsin)

Real Estate Brokerage licensed in Minnesota & Wisconsin

Phone or Text Message 612.670.2539

EMKodner@Gmail.com  or

MadelineIsland@Gmail.com

Wayzata Lakes Realty

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn
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Eric - Congratulations. I'm proud to call you an AR friend. Your approach to controversial topics is always so fair & reasonable, and sensible. (I identify with your logic). Looking forward to reading many more of your posts.

Let me know when you'll be visiting Los Angeles so we can meet in person.

Jun 01, 2008 07:13 AM #36
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

This is a wonderful achievement! I greatly appreciate your voice being one for fairness and equality in the Rain! I really enjoy reading your posts and I appreciate the mention; some great bloggers on that list.

Jun 01, 2008 09:21 AM #37
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Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land
I have been wondering about this duel broker affair across state lines. Can anyone provide me with some solid information about having an active license in more than one state?
Jun 01, 2008 09:38 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Brian -- I always enjoy your blog as well..thanks!

Danny, I value your friendship as well and I'm a big fan of your writing.

Jun 01, 2008 03:19 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Stewart, we seem to have a "mutual admiration society" going here..I always find much to agree with in your blog and I follow it every week!

Rich -- I'm proud and honored to know the people on that list..including YOU!

Jun 01, 2008 03:32 PM #40
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Sabrina, I'd be glad to answer any questions you might have about being a broker in multiple states.  I got my Wisconsin broker's license in 2000 and my Minnesota license a couple years later.  I even had a third broker license in South Dakota for a short time, but it got to be too complicated.

Practicing in multiple states can be rewarding, but it's a lot of work.  And the CE requirements will take up additional time as well.

Jun 01, 2008 03:39 PM #41
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Are you saying I should be notorious?  ;^ )

Thanks for the mention.  And congrats.  It takes a lot of dedication to get there.  And a lot of content.

Jun 01, 2008 04:40 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Lane, I consider you to be a good friend and a formidable commenter!

Jun 01, 2008 05:08 PM #43
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Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Congratulations Eric, Your posts and comments are the voice of reason on activerain. I appreciate our friendship. BTW: I've been on activerain almost two years and I don't have 100,000 points yet.

Jun 01, 2008 11:36 PM #44
Anonymous
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Eric, You bring a different dimension to AR -- maybe it's your musical talent? Congrats on your milestone. Well done. 

Jun 02, 2008 02:21 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Mitchell, I'm a fan of your opinions (and the way you express them) too!  

Andrew --  This is a pretty diverse bunch on AR.  The more you get to really know people here, the more obvious that becomes.  

I want you to know how much I enjoy reading your own posts, Andrew!

Jun 02, 2008 04:53 AM #46
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Eric, I didn't get your message about this post until just now.  Congratulations and it is such an honor to be mentioned.  Your constant efforts to raise the bar in so many areas is wonderful.  I have the utmost respect for you my friend!

Jun 02, 2008 06:56 AM #47
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Aloha Eric,

Congratulations on hitting the 100,000 point mark.  That is a lot of blogging and a lot of knowledge shared.  I look forward to reading the next 100,000 worth.

Jun 02, 2008 11:11 AM #48
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Diane, thanks so much!  Your Localism posts impress me more than anyone's!  You latched onto the most effective way to build a consumer audience on AR and you pioneered that before many other members realized how valuable it can be.

Jun 02, 2008 04:09 PM #49
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Randy -- Your "Aloha" is something I always look forward to seeing whenever I post anything here!

Jun 02, 2008 04:10 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Rich Quigley
Chicago, IL

Eric-Congratulations on hitting 100,000. I've got a ways to go before I can catch up. Thanks for mentioning me in your post. I'm honored to be considered a friend.

Jun 03, 2008 02:48 AM #51
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Rich, your blog is a regular "read" for me that stands out among the many fine blogs on ActiveRain!

Jun 03, 2008 05:30 AM #52
Rainmaker
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Real Estate Guy in Madison, Wisconsin
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Real Estate Guy

Wow Eric, You have certainly gone whole hog into this.  I didn't realize you were doing this in 2 states.  Congrats, and thanks for the honorable mention!!  I am honored.

 

Jun 20, 2008 04:15 PM #53
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Guy, it can be a lot of work, but the benefits are there.  Creating a profile in two states was the only way I could logically establish a recognizable presence in two very different markets.

Jun 20, 2008 05:46 PM #54
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Congratulations to your Eric on passing the 100,000 point mark. I know you must be very happy. Hope this leads to more leads and sales for you. Much success. Great post.

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