👨‍💼What ActiveRain Means to Me in 2022

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💥What ActiveRain Means to Me in 2022


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Such a fun challenge being offered by Debe Maxwell, CRS and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400. The most difficult part for me in participating was finding photos to use for the collage, haha. I am definitely not an expert collage maker but I followed the instructions provided by Kathy Streib and voila.  As an added bonus, perhaps I will have a prize for the person that can name the most, if not all of the Rainers in the photos!!!

In thinking about what ActiveRain means to me, it is most definitely the people. I interact daily with others in the Rain and we have a lot of fun while developing a friendship. I have been lucky enough to meet quite a few Rainers over the years whether it be through a group meetup or an individual lunch get-together. I visit the San Diego area from time to time and can always count on a nice meetup with others that are in the Rain that have become friends over the years.

When I originally joined ActiveRain back in 2010 I never thought that I would actually become friends with so many others that participate. I joined for the SEO which never really happened but perhaps one day it will come to fruition, haha. Is 12 years too long to hold one's breath or nah?

I look forward to many more years of playing in the Rain with my friends whether the SEO side of things ever comes about.  The relationships that I have built mean more to me than any amount of business ever will.  I also hope that I will get to meet many more of you in the near future.  If you are going to be in the Phoenix area, you better let me know!


I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon


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Comments (61)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brian and always great to watch you play in the Rain with the rest of us.  Have a great day!

 

Apr 09, 2022 07:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Have had a few Meet-ups Brian and it really is about building relationships here in the Rain. Looking forward to seeing you and BB next month!

Apr 09, 2022 07:49 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is fun to play in the Rain Will Hamm, isn't it?  I hope that you are having a fun weekend!

Apr 09, 2022 09:40 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Are you coming to the Phoenix area Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!?  Who is BB? 

Apr 09, 2022 09:41 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

We call each other BB . . . like I call you 🧠


And she is having her Silobration next month! 

Apr 13, 2022 11:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Yes to what Candice said Brian England aka BB!

Apr 13, 2022 05:40 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Brian England 

AZ is one of my favorite places to visit. I enjoyed the Grand Canyon and the friendly people in many cities, including Phoenix. 

I am collecting names (for good reasons) of those "friendly" people in AZ in ActiveRain. You're one of those I would like to meet in person. See you soon! 😎

Apr 09, 2022 10:20 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Aura Alex definitely let me know when you are going to be in the Phoenix area next and we can meet for lunch.  There are other Rainers here that will join us as well if you want to meet others!  I hope that you are having an enjoyable weekend!

Apr 09, 2022 11:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

These challenges really help us get to know our fellow Rainers Brian 🙂

Apr 09, 2022 07:54 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, they truly do Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and I love following the Rainers that I can learn about who they truly are from their posts.

Apr 10, 2022 06:09 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We are all part of the Active Rain Family Brian England !

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Apr 10, 2022 10:20 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Brian, what a great entry for the challenge.  Your collage is GREAT!  I recognize lots of faces in your photos.  Guess I best get going!  See you sometime soon!

Apr 10, 2022 03:34 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, we are Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 and what a wonderful family it is!

Apr 10, 2022 05:30 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your face is in the collage more than once Jan Green which shows that you are easy to meetup with in the Phoenix area!

Apr 10, 2022 05:31 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

You bet!  Have a great week Brian!

Apr 11, 2022 08:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Brian:

Great entry for the challenge and a wonderful collage! You are so right about the people here in our community.

I'm so glad we are friends and have met multiple times over the years, here in San Diego and in AZ. 

Jeff

Apr 11, 2022 10:39 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thank you, Jeff Dowler, CRS I am glad that we are friends as well and I always look forward to seeing you when I am in the San Diego area!

Apr 11, 2022 10:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your collage, Brian and have to say that I favor your photo with Candice A. Donofrio and, of course, the one of Barbara Todaro - gosh how I miss her!


I loved that we had an evening together in Vegas and can't wait for the next meet up. Ray and I are both huge fans of yours! BTW, to you & Rocky - we will be back in Vegas June 16 through the 22nd. Let me know when you guys can meet up - let's see if we can all get together at the same time! ;-) 


Thank you so much for your entry in this month's challenge too! I'm catching up on my challenge entries - FINALLY!! 

Apr 13, 2022 10:40 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

I panicked for a minute when I saw this tag, oh boy which picture and are we having too much fun? That one was the family version! LOL

Apr 13, 2022 11:05 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS I miss seeing Barbara Todaro in the Rain too, she is such an amazing woman!  Candice A. Donofrio you should know that I would not throw you under the bus in the Rain, we have had so many good times together and I am sure there will be more in the future!  With regard to June 16-22nd I was going to say I would be willing to go up there over the weekend if Candice would join me this time in Vegas but I have a CE class on the 17th and a baseball game on the 19th to attend.  If Candice agreed to join me in Vegas I could be swayed to stay the night in Bullhead City on the 20th, drive up to Vegas on the 21st, then stay the night again in Bullhead City on the 22nd.  What says you Candice?

Apr 13, 2022 04:28 PM
Brian England

Pets seem to like me even though I am not necessarily fond of them Candice A. Donofrio so there is an off chance that she likes me, haha.

Apr 14, 2022 09:30 AM
Candice A. Donofrio

You are always welcome to come up! With Moxie the Maniac still so untrained I am not yet sure about leaving her more than a couple hours max so maybe by June she will be trained enough to have a sitter. Will have to see how she does . . .


The only person she semi likes besides me is Pam, and she walks around behind her nipping her butt! LOL

Apr 14, 2022 07:42 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great job on the collage Brian. You are so lucky to have met so many Rainers in person!

I have only met a few... a couple of which that are no longer active here. Kathy Streib was my favorite meet up. I really hope to make it to Arizona and see you at some point.

Apr 14, 2022 08:35 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I really hope that you will eventually make it to Arizona as well Sharon Tara I would really like to meet you!

Apr 14, 2022 09:31 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

So true Brian England so very true! This place would not have lasted or grown if it were not for the people and the relationships. Good People Here!

Apr 27, 2022 04:46 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, there are a lot of good people in the Rain Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets and I have been blessed to meet quite a few of them in person over the years!

Apr 27, 2022 05:59 PM