Thank Goodness for My ActiveRain Family 

By
Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Thank Goodness for My ActiveRain Family 


I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who participated in this month's challenge. I read each and every one of your AMAZING entries and am so very thankful for each and every one of you. 

Some of you shared a 'silly' side of you, others were more serious and others, so deeply grateful that your posts brought tears to my eyes. I am thankful to each and every one of you for sharing you, your lives, your loves, your hearts with us this month. November is THE perfect month to publicly share how very grateful you are.

I am thankful for so very much in my life - my family (including our fur babies), friends, clients, nature, home...and SO much more. As we are in our last few hours to post tonight for the challenge, I thought I would share my gratitude to my ActiveRain family.

Brad Rich Steve and MeWho knew, 15+ years ago that an online platform could change my life SO much?! I know I certainly didn't! As I've shared before, I began using ActiveRain with more trepidation than you can even imagine - it took me 6 months to leave my first comment! While I am not the total extravert everyone thinks, my 'inner introvert' took over when I started in the Rain! It took Brad Andersohn, Rich Jacobson and a few others, to finally get me into a comfort zone!


I'm so thankful for the incredible direction that we were given in the beginning; learning was at the forefront of everything we did in this platform. While training was key, we had SO MUCH FUN while doing so! I've enjoyed groups of masterminds over the years, who taught me how very important peer support is. 

Today, and every day, I am so very thankful for my ActiveRain friends & family.  

I enjoy reflecting about my tenure here--as I said, 15+ years here in the Rain! Yes, things have changed, people have changed and those who started here in the beginning will tell you, social media and personal websites as well as increased business have taken many of the original members in another direction. Many, including myself have taken sabbaticals and then there are those who have remained faithful to the platform each and every day of the year.

 

New members have taken to blogging and socializing here in the Rain, like taking a bull by the horns! What a wonderfully welcoming, caring, loving community we have here. We are truly ALL blessed with this platform and the amazing people here!

Jason & Debe


I watched the original ActiveRain members - day in and day out - for 6+ months but, I could NOT muster up the courage to write a single post. I rode from showing to showing, listing appointment to listing appointment, traveled to & from the grocer, running errands, etc. and DREAMED of how my first post would read...SERIOUSLY! I would create the post in my head and get home, start typing and hit the delete button. I was sure that not a soul would read anything I wrote, much less appreciate it enough to comment on it!


Why did everyone else seem so comfortable with blogging but, it seemed so foreign to me? At that time, Facebook did not exist so, online communication was not that common to most of us - unless, of course, one was on an online dating app - and that was not, nor will it ever BE me!

When I finally did get the courage to write a post, the stress was almost immediately gone!  POOF! People actually commented--not many but, hey, I didn't know them from Adam and couldn't imagine what they found interesting in my local posts!  (Above - with Jason Crouch in Seattle for a RainCamp meet-up).

After hearing over and over and over again from clients who found me here in the Rain, "I feel like I know you already," I realized that what I was writing (both business & personal) was striking a chord with the consumers in my area. I realized how ridiculous I was to think that leaving the 'personal' out of my blogging equation was the right plan. The inclusion of 'me' in some of my posts made a world of difference in making my phone ring.

I am so thankful for the original members, as well as the ones who came after me here in the Rain, for the learning, relationships, business and never ending FUN! I have learned how to blog, what to blog about, how to use keywords, write market reports, focus locally and everything that I needed to know to become the source of information for my area.

During the early days, my ActiveRain family taught me how to create a Facebook & Twitter profiles, then Facebook business pages, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram - every social network. Together, RIGHT HERE IN THE RAIN, we have learned so very much!


 

THANK YOU, ENDRE & DIANE

When a member or family member falls ill, our AR family reaches out, offers a shoulder, words of support and prayers.

Recently, my husband was quite ill and landed in ICU for a bit. Numerous AR family members reached out to me every single day during his hospitalization. That's what family does and I will be forever grateful for my ActiveRain family! Just today, we received this adorable kitty 'get well' card from dear friends here in the Rain. Did I say I love my ActiveRain family?!

BTW, this card is what pushed me to stay up late and get this post in, right under the wire for November's thankfulness challenge! Also of note, this adorable card received Gracie's stamp of approval!


 

Many of my AR lifelong friends have become family - who knew?! I have sent and received LOTS of referrals, found two fantastic lenders, an amazing local stager and, of course, received wonderful direct clients from my blogging here in the Rain! 

 

Here are a few of my collection of my ActiveRain friends & family. You've seen these photos before but, I love them so!  I enjoy sharing them again and again!

AR Meet Up Atlanta *Atlanta meet-up, 2017, hosted by Lynn Friedman

 *Denver, 2019 with Will Hamm.

 

Dallas CRS & AR meet-up*CRS Sellabration & ActiveRain meet-up, Dallas, 2018

Boston Meet-Up 2018*Boston meet-up, 2018, hosted by Lisa Von Domek 

Boston Peeps*More photos from Boston NAR Meeting/AR Meet-Up

Thom, Ray & Brian Dover*Atlanta friends travel to Charlotte for a meet-up, 2013 - Love my Thom Abbott (& Ray) and a fantastic lender, Brian Dover. We've seen Ray and Thom Abbott on numerous occasions since then and speak with Brian fairly regularly. 


I joined forces with other members to start Charlotte's first ReBar Camp and put several ReBar Camp events together for several subsequent years after that. We even helped support other area ReBar Camps across the south, including our NC friends in Raleigh.

We are currently planning a ReBar REBOOT in 2023!! Stay tuned...

REBAR 2010REBAR 2010 Raleigh*Rebar 2010 in Raleigh

Surfin RainCamps*Orlando RainCamp, 2010  


I've hosted ActiveRain 'family' meet-ups in my own home (below) and visited others across the nation as well. This one was held only 3 weeks after we finished building our new home in 2014! Talk about love of family! 

 Charlotte Meet-Up, 2014

*2014 Nationwide meet-up! Love these peeps!


ActiveRain MeetUp in ATL
*One of my favorite shots - I learned on AR how to focus on one part of a photo and turn the rest to black & white. Another meet-up in Atlanta with some AMAZING AR peeps!


Recently I realized that in just 3 short months, we will have not missed ONE week of our ActiveRain ZOOM calls in THREE YEARS!! We started during the pandemic lock-down to support one another and to truly have some 'social' time while we hibernated according to each of our state's regulations. We have shared so many laughs, incredible camaraderie and never sign off after an hour (each Tuesday) without learning something - NEVER!

ZOOM Calls

Every single week, George Souto announces the upcoming Tuesday @2PM EST ZOOM call info, including a graphic designed by our own Craig Daniels, which Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist also shares in the Q&A. Many members go to either George's or Kathleen's post to get the link to the call on Tuesday.

Kat Palmiotti, Kathy Streib, Margaret Rome, Carol Williams & Eileen Burns help line up our amazing speakers. Rocky Dickerson backs me up as host and also helps recruit speakers for our calls. In fact, one of Rocky's 'recruits' updated my site and WEEK 1, I received an online lead that Closed on a new home here in Charlotte less than 45 days later!

 

Debe & Candice 

That recruit, YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team (Charr Hammett) shared on a call with me one day that she lived in Michigan. I shared with her that my favorite libation, Sixth Element (a peanut butter vodka) was made in Michigan and only sold in Michigan and Virginia. She found me a case of it and had her sister, who was in Charlotte for a meeting (less than a mile from my office!), deliver it to me! (Charr's sister, Candice is pictured above).

 

Carol Ray and Debe
*2021 visit with Carol Williams who traveled cross-country and was hosted by many ActiveRain members - who also had never met her in person - and we all fell in love with her and had the pleasure of seeing her again in Vegas - along with our friend Rocky Dickerson!

Rocky, Ray and me*February 2022 with Rocky in Vegas

Vegas with Brian England*February 2022 with Brian England (in Vegas)

 

Rocky Ray Carol Debe 2022*June 2022 Rocky, Ray, Carol & me in Vegas

 


Finally, remember that any experience in life is what you make of it. When you find a good thing, do your part to make it betterI'm a big believer in this (hence the dedication to AR ambassadorship & keeping our ZOOM calls going) and it pays back in dividends.

Being thankful for you, my ActiveRain Family, is a daily blessing. I love being a part of this family -  we are all blessed!



Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you every day, Russell Lewis (Dallas).


 

And a repeat reminder...
Christine & Me
If you're a newbie to the Rain, jump right in--I promise we don't bite (well, most of us don't)!
Add ActiveRain time to your calendar - block your time to spend a little bit of it here each day. It's a great place to hang your hat and stay awhile! ActiveRain ZOOM calls are also a wonderful place to meet new friends and gain a tremendous amount of knowledge that will help you grow your business. Check George Souto's blog post or Kathleen Daniel's announcement in Q&A each Sunday/Monday for Tuesday's call. 

*Photo above - With Christine Donovan - Charlotte RainCamp, 2011 (and no, we didn't color coordinate - it just happened)!

 

Heartfelt thanks to my ActiveRain Family! 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | SavvyBroker@me.com | Thank Goodness for My ActiveRain Family 

Comments (29)

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

Wow Debe, I figure I broke the camera, thank you so much in including me in this blog.  Miss both you and Ray!

 

Dec 01, 2022 07:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Of course! You were so wonderful to us, Will Hamm and we will be forever grateful to you for all you did for both of us during his stint in Denver.

Dec 01, 2022 02:52 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning, Debe.
It's amazing to think it took you 6 months to work up the courage to write your first comment. You have become such a HUGE part of the survival of ActiveRain through some pretty significant changes and challenges for the platform. 

Like you, AR has changed my life so much.  One of my favorite sayings is:
"Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
AR is like a big family of friends spread all over the country,  offering support through the good times and the bad. It's awesome to have a family of friends wherever I go.

One of the highlights of my life was my 2021 road trip meeting you and Ray and a bunch of other Rainers. I have so many more I want to meet too.

Thank you for being YOU!  ❤️

Dec 01, 2022 07:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I know it's shocking, Carol Williams! I have stage fright to a level of near panic. In my mind, this was similar. Now it seems so darned silly to have been nervous but, now I know everyone and...you're all family! 

AR has definitely changed my life in so many ways and I'll be forever grateful for the lifelong friendships I have formed here - including wonderful YOU! We are both so thankful you made that trek across the US and was able to spend time with us. 

Like you, I've got a slew of members I'm still dying to meet! 

Dec 01, 2022 02:55 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Reading this and seeing all the photos ... I am thinking, Debe Maxwell, CRS is the AR butterfly.  You said something that rings so true for me as well.

"Who knew, 15+ years ago that an online platform could change my life SO much?!" 

I've made so many friends, even locally, I may never have known if not for the AR platform.  

Dec 01, 2022 07:48 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Yes, the social butterfly - I've heard that a few times in my life, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist! What is funny is that this platform has done so much for so many. 

I remember one instance of a member who was hospitalized after falling ill following a DENTAL PROCEDURE. She never awoke again after that and it took 3 AR members to drive long distances to check on her because the family would not communicate with us. During that time we were TRULY the only family she had; her family by birth was horrible! 

I'm so thankful for the people I've gotten to know here and you, Sis, are one special lady that I am uber thankful for in my life.

Dec 01, 2022 02:59 PM
YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team
YourSiteNeedsMe.com - Brooklyn, MI
$399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com

Awww Debe Maxwell, CRS This is an amazing post! I am certainly thankful to have met you and joined your AR Family! <3

Dec 01, 2022 08:30 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

You saw Candice's picture, didn't you, YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team?! 

Thank you so very much for all you have done for me and for the members here. You are truly AMAZING and I'm so blessed to have 'met' you and have you in my life! 😘

Dec 01, 2022 03:01 PM
YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team

YES Debe Maxwell, CRS and I showed it to her and she was tickled pink! It has been my honor, you and Ray are so amazing and I really hope that I CAN meet you in person someday soon! <3 

Dec 02, 2022 07:50 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe excellent blog documenting your journey on ActiveRain, and I am honored to be part of that journey!!!!

Dec 01, 2022 08:30 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

And I'm honored to have met you as well, George Souto, and enjoy this journey with you!

Dec 01, 2022 03:02 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Just wow!  You have made AR so beneficial to so many. Reading every word of your post, seeing your travels and so many smiling faces!    You are a jewel in the rain!  Congrats to your many friendships, successes, referrals, and blessings!  Keep 'em coming!

Dec 01, 2022 08:44 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I try, my friend! I've had so much fun in the Rain - and out of it with a LOT of fantastic members - including you! I'm so grateful for our time together on Tuesdays, Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ and look forward to meeting you one day.

Dec 01, 2022 03:03 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

It has been a lot of fun and I'm really glad to have "met" you.  Likewise, hope we get to meet in person one day!  Happy Holidays to you and your family! 

Dec 01, 2022 05:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debe:

What an wonderful journey it has been the last 15 years, with incredible events, fabulous people and a community that just get better and better.

You are such an amazing Ambassador for AR, and we are all so very grateful for everything you have done and continue to do.

And thank you for hosting such a meaningful and rewarding Challenge.

Jeff

Dec 01, 2022 10:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I have truly been blessed, Jeff Dowler, CRS and our group is one for which I am so very thankful as well. Thank you for being you and always being so willing to help. You are AMAZING!

Dec 01, 2022 03:03 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

We love you Debe Maxwell, CRS one of my client's Mom said you are a real southern lady with the charm you read about in books.  ((( Hugs))) and kisses  - One day we will meet in person 

Dec 01, 2022 10:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

And I love you, girlfriend! You know I'm all about wooing them with my southern charm, Hannah Williams! Hahahaha! 

 

😘

Dec 01, 2022 03:04 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

Wow, Wow, Wow....Wow!!!

I suddenly ran out of words after seeing these photos and learning about Debe Maxwell, CRS. So much positive energy!!! 

Dec 01, 2022 12:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

LOL I've made it my mission, my entire life, to permanently purge the term, "Debbie Downer!" 


Seriously, life here on this earth is FAR too short to spend it on negativity, right, Aura Alex?!

BTW, had you been a member, I would totally have looked you up when we had our Seattle RainCamp. Oh, what a gorgeous area you live!

Dec 01, 2022 03:08 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well you finally were able to surprise me after all these years!  I had no idea it took you 6 months to get the courage to write your first blog post! Wow I would have never guessed that one Debe!  Love, love LOVE your post!  It tells the story of how so many of us feel about our ActiveRain Family.  And that's just it - we are FAMILY!

Dec 01, 2022 12:27 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

HaHa! Well, I've always had a terrible stage fright and I believe that when doing business on the internet started, that appeared to be a big stage for me - and many others, I'm sure! Lots of pause put me here at just the right time - everything is meant to be, right, Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker?!

I'm happy you love this post and you bet, we ARE family!

Dec 01, 2022 03:10 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

I wouldn't have guessed this Debe!  Not in a million years.....just saying.  You're such a natural at relating to everyone and everyone loves you!

Dec 01, 2022 08:01 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - Your post is filled with joy except I did not know Ray fell ill and ended up in ICU. That must have been frightening and very hard on you and him. Medical background or not, when someone you love is that ill that takes them to ICU, it is still hard to not think about all the things a Nurse would already know from past experience. I pray he is doing well and on the right track to healing and becoming stronger everyday. I was sorry to read this part but hope holidays will be filled with joy, love, good health, and happiness for you and your whole family. 

As for AR, I think of you as an Angel who keeps the storms calm, the balm in times of healing, the brain to fix things and attempt to make things right, and the person who is always there when someone needs you. 

I am thankful for you and all you do and because I had a golden opportunity to meet you once in person to see with my own two eyes how kind and loving you are to all people. And I was lucky enough to feel your spirit when we touched and hugged. You really are the Spirit of ActiveRain with good energy and an attitude of logic, generosity, and forgiveness. Thank you.

Dec 01, 2022 02:36 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Couldn't have said it better Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !

Dec 01, 2022 05:42 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

You're so sweet - both of you! 
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP & Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 

Dec 01, 2022 07:11 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Your comment brought tears to my eyes, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - good tears, of course. 

On Ray's front, he's still struggling. I'm taking him back to the doctor tomorrow morning. They just can't seem to get him right. We've been so blessed with lots of prayer warriors so, I'm confident things will get better sooner rather than later.

Your kind words made me cry tears of joy - I don't do this for notoriety but, it surely does make my heart smile when someone notices. You are always so kind to point out the positive and to make me feel better! 

YES!! I was SO blessed to meet you in Dallas - and I'm ready for another conference so we can spend more than a couple of hours together. I may go to Orlando in February - not sure just yet but, will let you know. It really depends upon how Ray is doing then.

Again, thank you for your gracious, kind, wonderful comment, Patricia! 😘

Dec 01, 2022 03:15 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I did not mean to make you cry. But if you had to do it, thank you for letting me know they were good tears. The thought of 'notoriety' never entered my mind. You're not an attention seeker. All I had and still have for the both of you is my deepest compassion. You can count on me to join your prayer warriors.

Orlando in February sounds nice; however, I don't know what my future holds either. One day at a time and lots of time for prayers. Although challenges are unpredictable, never give up. Never surrender. Take care of yourself because you don't have a choice and you are not a quitter. I still remember the words of a nurse who gave me good advise after my daughter was born. It was a very rough delivery but she helped me to push through during difficult times after she was born by telling me, always take care of yourself first, because if you don't, you're no good to your baby or anyone else. I realize, as a nurse, you probably don't need my advise, but if it helps, I hope it does. I am definitely no expert in any field. I pray I did not offend you. You are smart and wiser than me. You are welcome to borrow those words, if you'd like. They helped me to get through the darkest days of my life with my spouse. I hope and pray he gets stronger. You can count on me to keep you both in my thoughts are prayers. 

Dec 01, 2022 06:01 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Debe we all need help and to reach out for help...and so many people are so wanting to be there and be of service. I had to learn that the hard way at one point...no choice.  Gary and I are praying for Ray and You every day and if there is anything we can support you with - we'll be there. We love you both 😘

Dec 01, 2022 08:04 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

You know, I've told others that but, for some reason, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, it's so difficult to practice what we preach sometimes - and this is one of those times! I will say that this last scare had me accepting every offer that friends and family made. I have no idea what happened but, there was a strong realization that I could not do it by myself. I've never wanted to admit that before and always felt guilty accepting help. After all, I'm everyone's caregiver, right?!! LOL

Seriously, it taught me a lesson and some other very sage advice that I have received (and never heeded until this time!) was that people WANT to help - it makes THEM feel good to be able to do something - ANYTHING - for you. That gave me a lot of peace and comfort as I welcomed any and all help with this last hospitalization.

You could never offend me, Patricia - don't ever worry about sharing your feelings, thoughts, advice with me - I WELCOME it! And, I can't tell you how very much we appreciate the prayers - THANK YOU sweet friend.

Dec 01, 2022 07:21 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I also find it is very difficult to practice what I preach; however, when a loved ones life is at risk, we'll do anything. But there are times when we can't do it alone. Back in March (which still seems like yesterday) I nearly lost my daughter in a terrible accident. Love hurts. And it is the worst type of hurt. We do carry crosses that nobody knows. But this is not about me. We are always tested. Have faith. The power of prayer is real. Believe. Other people intercede in ways we did not ask from humans. 

Answers come in mysterious ways. Receiving peace and comfort is a blessing. Thank you for being the wonderful you. 

Dec 01, 2022 08:28 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ditto to what everyone else has said...You are an outstanding Ambassador for AR, and we are very grateful and adore you for everything you do.

Dec 01, 2022 08:45 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So many of us as Newbies had that blog paralysis and were so afraid to comment on a blog much less post one. I recall an early call with Lenn Harley, and she would mention that it takes just 20 minutes to prepare and post a blog. I would agonize for hours trying to prepare just a simple one.

But, you can't get your feet wet if you don't jump in and then we realized that the water really wasn't deep.

Enjoyed meeting you in my favorite town, which happens to be your home. 

Dec 02, 2022 05:43 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

It would be hard to imagine a single active member of Active Rain that hasn't benefitted from all your hard work and actions here in the community. We are all so grateful for you as well.

Dec 02, 2022 06:21 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Rainships are the best Debe Maxwell, CRS We learn so much from each and look forward to meeting in person any day in the future.   Even if you do not blog often you are accepted as part of the community.  Zoom was one of the big benefits of the lock down for those of us who consistently tuned in. 

For the newbies, get involved or just observe and listen.  Time passes so quickly you never know what golden nugget you can pick up to improve your business and your life.

We miss many of those who have passed on over the years and appreciate and hold close those who are still here to share the comradery of our daily real estate professional challenges.😎

Dec 02, 2022 06:59 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

A simply incredible post and thanks so much for sharing all the photos and memories.

Dec 02, 2022 07:03 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

What a great post! Wherever did you find all those pictures! People I haven't seen or heard from in years.

Dec 02, 2022 11:15 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Loved reading this and reliving the dream here in the ActiveRain community. It’s been a wonderful blessing and journey watching your successes over the years. I still remember the day we met finally in person. Loved you then, love you more now! ;-) The pictures are the best, I miss Russell Lewis and so many others, he made the best Salsa and Peach jam. I use to smuggle it home in by ActiveRain bag! 🙏

Dec 04, 2022 01:04 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Wow Debe Maxwell, CRS you wrote a long but really fun reminiscent blog that made it sound so fun and easy.  I think I am still struggling with the blogging. Not sure why, but it just does not come easy for me.  And I end up just reading the blogs written by others as I dream of the day when I can just write from my heart!  Will it ever come?  Who knows, but you always bless me with whatever you write!  And i wanted to tell you personally.  Thank you!

Dec 05, 2022 06:43 PM