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Grateful Thankful for the Active Rain Community

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

Time to write my Thankful post and this week what comes to my mind is that I am really and truly Grateful for Active Rain, especially the wonderful friends I have made over the years. I am not going to name them for fear I will leave even one of them off the list.


They have cheered me on when I have achieved listing and sales.  They have read and encouraged my writing the so important market reporting. The market reports have helped me achieve the status of the neighborhood expert. Many members also encouraged me to send out just sold and listed cards and shared their own success in doing so. Knowing that this helped them to succeed in their market gave me that extra push to also do it in mine 


 There are members of Active Rain that will show you how to do video marketing They even create storyboards to show you exactly how to do it. They are so kind that if you do not understand will give you a personal lesson. How awesome is that? 


There is so much help available at your fingertips. Members will show you how to insert pictures in a post and insert videos. Active Rain bloggers want others to succeed. Q&A is the place to go when you have a question and it should be answered. 


There is a personal side here also. You could travel the country and meet almost someone in each state and be welcomed like family. People love your children and grandchildren they even know their names. We love each other pets. Give sympathy during sickness and unfortunately death 

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If you are new to Active Rain you were most likely welcomed with open arms. You can learn so much here.  This is a Real Estate Blog Community but it is so much more you might even learn to cook some fabulous dishes. I could go on and on 

I am so grateful to be a member and Ambassador of Active Rain Community  

 My third grateful entry Debe Maxwell, CRS  challenge 


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Hannah Williams is known throughout Philadelphia as HelpfulHannah – and if you’ve spent more than five minutes with her, you know exactly why. She’s an expert at anticipating people’s needs, she has a real feel for real estate, and she’s an accomplished problem-solver.

Hannah has been helping people buy and sell homes all over Philadelphia since 1984. Many of her clients purchased their first, second and even third homes with her expert help, and Hannah wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Hannah we all have  so many reasons to be thankful for the AR community.  And I agree it's impossible to list all the friends we've made a long the journey. So many!  I am thankful for YOU!

Nov 17, 2022 12:36 PM
Hannah Williams

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I am thankful for you also we have made so many friends haven't we? I was going to put I picture of the banana logo but thought twice😊

Nov 17, 2022 12:44 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

As you said it's tough to start naming as I wouldn't want to leave anyone out!!  We are all blessed!

Nov 17, 2022 12:50 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah ActiveRain is many things and you did a great job of highlighting some of them.  ActiveRain is a community that everyone can be a part of.

Nov 17, 2022 01:04 PM
Hannah Williams

George Souto It is a great community and we have so many things to be grateful for here don't we?- Have a great weekend!  😊


Nov 17, 2022 01:58 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Like you, I am grateful for the ActiveRain Community.  I believe it to be the best collective wellspring of real estate information on the internet.

Nov 17, 2022 01:22 PM
Hannah Williams

Myrl Jeffcoat  AR is a wonderful place to learn and meet wonderful people 

Nov 17, 2022 02:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Hannah, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 17, 2022 01:38 PM
Hannah Williams

Myrl Jeffcoat  Thank you I am honored 😍

Nov 17, 2022 02:02 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Hannah,

What a lovely blog.  At the beginning of any journey, such as AR, we have no idea where it will lead us.  But I am guessing most of us did not think to realize that this was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It is quite a blessing indeed!

Nov 17, 2022 01:47 PM
Hannah Williams

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® You hit the nail on the head. Who knew when we found this site called AR that it would mean so much to any of us 😊

Nov 18, 2022 10:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- I couldn't agree more. This is so much more than a real estate blogging platform. Yes we learn about marketing, writing market reports and anything related to the industry but much more than that...we are a wonderful community.  I thank you for your friendship!!!

Nov 17, 2022 06:11 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib I thank you too 🥰 AR is a wonderful place  Unless you are a part of it you will never understand 😊

Nov 18, 2022 10:50 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I love your entry, Hannah! It's so YOU and I appreciate you not naming names, as I know others do too!

I'll name names - I'm grateful to you for all you do for our members. You are so warm, welcoming and such an integral part of our members. We appreciate YOU, Hannah!

Nov 17, 2022 10:48 PM
Hannah Williams

There are just too many wonderful friends Debe Maxwell, CRS  and if I missed just one I would feel horrible ..  I am so grateful each and everyone is  here in my heart 😍

Nov 18, 2022 10:55 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hannah you have verbalized in a post that I have been saying for the past 12+ years, indeed this platform is different from all other platforms... closest one to this is GoodReads:)Endre

Nov 17, 2022 11:10 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr. Thank you for your very kind words they mean so much to me as do you -- GoodReads-  interesting - Have a wonderful weekend 😊

Nov 18, 2022 10:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The ActiveRain community is always willing to help in any way that it can.  If there is something we want to know, all we have to do is ask and we will have lots of answers to choose from!

Nov 18, 2022 04:08 AM
Hannah Williams

Help -Friendship - Support - and so much more - what more could we ask for?  😊---- Have a great weekend 

Nov 18, 2022 11:00 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

What a great entry for this challenge Hannah. And I must add, that it's those like you who are so welcoming that make this platform what it is. Glad you're here!

Nov 18, 2022 04:56 AM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I could say the same about the two of you -   Thank you so much - 

Enjoy the weekend 

Nov 18, 2022 11:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Another wonderful post! Yes, the community of AR is certainly a great gratitude subject!

Nov 18, 2022 05:10 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti  When you ask you shall receive. There are members here that will go so much out of their way to help when you ask it amazes me. 

Enjoy your weekend 😉

Nov 18, 2022 11:04 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hey sista,
I suspect all the members who are active here share your sentiments. I know I do! I appreciate you and so many more. 

I am constantly amazed at the quality of people and their generosity in sharing time and knowledge so freely.  It's truly one of those "ask and ye shall receive" experiences. 

Nov 18, 2022 09:17 AM
Hannah Williams

Hello Sista  So true!   Glad you enjoyed it and share your love and gratitude. Who knew when we first joined Active Rain that this Community would be so warm and generous 

Nov 18, 2022 11:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hannah:

I share all of your sentiments and thankfulness about ActiveRain and everyone here.

I really enjoyed reading this - it made me smile!


Nov 18, 2022 11:42 AM
Hannah Williams

Jeff Dowler, CRS That is important putting a smile on people's faces and making them feel good 

Have a marvelous weekend 😊

Nov 18, 2022 11:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Hannah and thank you for sharing this blog with us here in the Rain, Make it a great Saturday!

Nov 19, 2022 07:51 AM
Hannah Williams

Will Hamm  You share wonderful posts with me so often my dear friend thank you for reading it - have a wonderful Weekend Will 😊

Nov 19, 2022 08:25 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I have tears of gratitude and sadness as I read this post Miss Hannah Williams given that I just read about the passing of an AR member.  Like you, I have made so many friends here.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Nov 19, 2022 09:21 AM
Hannah Williams

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  Really sad news my dear friend. We never know when our time has come to leave this earth; do we?  I treasure the friends  I have made here.  We must be grateful you and I 😊.    Happy Thanksgiving Kathleen 

Nov 19, 2022 11:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Hannah.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 20, 2022 03:27 AM
Hannah Williams

Have a wonderful week Roy Kelley 

Nov 21, 2022 09:51 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Hannah - I agree with every word here.  I have learned plenty for all of you and when I am taking a trip I have someone to visit.

Nov 21, 2022 04:18 AM
Hannah Williams

Grant Schneider  so glad you have enjoyed this post as much as I have enjoyed writing it 

Nov 21, 2022 09:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, we do get attached to those bloggers we read daily (or weekly) and want to know they are doing well.   

Nov 21, 2022 05:39 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joan Cox Well I am glad you are enjoying sunny Florida 😊

Nov 21, 2022 09:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Hannah... is there a more helpful and encouraging group of people anywhere than here in the Rain? I think not!

Nov 27, 2022 06:15 AM