I will never forget the day I first heard about ActiveRain. The person I was speaking with was shocked that I was clueless about this real estate community.
His message rang loud in my ear. Anyone who is somebody in real estate is a member of ActiveRain.
At that moment, suddenly, I was a nobody. Who doesn’t want to be somebody in real estate – especially when real estate is their career?
That afternoon, in May 2008, I joined ActiveRain. But I was still clueless.
I do not recall how long I lurked, read posts, and tried to figure out who all the somebodies in real estate were before I started commenting and posting.
Once I got over my shyness there was no stopping me. Being a member of this community and my engagement with it, helped build my confidence and my business. I learned so much here. Thank you!
I attended RainCamps and hosted many ActiveRain Meetups. Oh, my were they fun! The meetups afforded me the opportunity to meet local real estate agents face to face. Among the local Rainmakers who became good friends are Althea Kippes, Gary Frimann, and Lottie Kendall. The loss of Lottie still stings. I am thankful to know her and call her my friend.
The photo below was taken in 2013. From left to right: Lottie Kendall, Pacita Dimacali, Antonio Cardenas, Kathleen Daniels (my hair was just growing out post-cancer and chemo), and shame on me, I do not recall the person on my left. I am the only person in the photo that is still active in the Rain. I am thankful to still be here.
Over the years I have called so many members of this community. Too many to list all of them. They know who they are. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me.
What do they all have in common?
- Smart and know their stuff.
I had many long marathon phone discussions with several people. Some of the discussions ran deep. Very. Deep. We shared in an open and vulnerable way knowing that we can trust and the conversation is private.
The people of the ActiveRain community are a true blessing for which I shall remain forever thankful.
Let It Rain!
This is my Day 5 entry to the Thanksgiving Challenge 2021