Active Rain made me a Super Agent! Some Great Past Memories!

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

My past Active Rain family has been missed, but not forgotten.  My first blog was on Active Rain. I remember being apprehensive about doing a blog, but with everyone's support, it became a fun daily activity for a number of years. After joining in 2009, I wrote a few blogs here and there, but in 2013 I felt comfortable in my messages and started getting into posting more often.

I remember when I got my first Featured Blog in August of  2013.

It has received over 10,500 likes since then. I was so excited to see all the likes and comments and wanted to write more like it. 

From the daily posts that I read, my Real Estate knowledge increased rapidly.  I have since obtained my Pre-Licensing Instructors Certification and have been thinking about having an on-line course for Indiana.


As a popular Nostalgic Artist, I no longer travel around the country, but have had my work shown for several years at the Midwest Museum of American Art, in Elkhart, Indiana and creating some new ones.  I still ship prints around the country.



We had an exciting time as Evelyn and I created short movies for the one of the contests that were held once a year.



Then there were the meetups, where we traveled to spend time with other Active Rainers.


You know! 

Just talking about Active Rain,

makes me want to get more active again.


Comments (37)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

LOVE this post and welcome back, Larry! SO good to see you here! Hope you're here for good...

Jan 25, 2020 05:29 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Everyone I talk to believe that being Found online is everything. But most don’t know how to proactively move towards this goal. AR was a great difference maker

Jan 25, 2020 07:33 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You’re such a super agent that you could be in a Marvel movie! All the best with love and light!

Jan 25, 2020 08:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry it has been years welcome back, I am sure those of us who are still here would love to interact with you again and read some of your fun posts, Endre

Jan 25, 2020 09:31 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Welcome Back Larry! Just say Evelyns post too! This is a good start to 2020!! Both of you back here in the rain!!!  Lets see some of your art work!!

Jan 25, 2020 10:50 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

 Welcome back, I'm looking forward to seeing your creative blog posts. What is the red box next to you in the lead picture? 

Jan 25, 2020 11:23 PM
Larry Johnston

Would you believe it is my cell phone booth? lol

Jan 26, 2020 03:24 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

We are all so happy to see the two of you. Your absence was noted and you were missed. I loved seeing your pain

Jan 26, 2020 04:43 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Welcome back, I miss seeing your amazing works of art, I hope that you will indeed become more active again!

Jan 26, 2020 05:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My boy Larry....

Jan 26, 2020 06:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome back! It would be great to see you posting more often.

Jan 26, 2020 07:01 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Good to see you again. I really miss your artwork and hope you can post new ones.

Jan 26, 2020 07:20 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Great to hear from you!

Jan 26, 2020 08:05 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hey Larry Johnston I just read Evelyn's post and now see yours!  It's so good to hear from both of you! So good!  Welcome back to the rain!!

Jan 26, 2020 02:13 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry, I just welcomed Evelyn back and so glad you are right there with her.

Jan 26, 2020 08:59 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Larry, good to see you back, you were missed!

Thanks for the memories shared in your photos and congrats on the feature!

Jan 26, 2020 09:13 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Welcome back and congrats on another featured post!  Good to see both of you again.

Jan 29, 2020 12:33 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Larry, so glad you are back. I look forward to be educated by your post

Jan 31, 2020 09:20 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

What a surprise. I am so glad to have found this post. Often wonder how you are doing. I see from comments, you are both back. I'll got check out Evelyn's post now. Welcome home. 

Feb 04, 2020 07:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you have enjoyed a very productive summer.

Take care and be safe.

Sep 10, 2020 06:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you have enjoyed a very productive summer.

Take care and be safe.

Sep 10, 2020 06:36 AM