Activerain Zoom Calls Rock

Education & Training with Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp

Well if I had known I could have seen all these great and amazing people, I would've joined these Zooms years ago. Thank you, Debe Maxwell, CRS  for setting up and moderating, and a special thank you to Silvia Dukes for sharing her valuable time and interesting information with us all today. 

Silvia presented some great charts and stats regarding interest rates over time and some history that I found fascinating. Like my first home which had an interest rate of 19.5%. That was a good deal according to my lender at the time. Sometimes a view of the past helps us see where we might be going?! 

Nothing is predictable, or is it? 

Popping into one of these Zoom calls is so easy and the collaborative opportunity of the members present on these calls is invaluable. Just look at these VIPs, rockstars, and heroes that constantly and consistently make it rain.

I was going to tag and call everyone out in the above photo, but then I realized they are all very busy people out trying to help others with their real estate needs. Who am I to tag and suck them all back in to read this?!? lol~

Seriously, I appreciate every person taking valuable time to be there. 

No reason I can see that there shouldn't be hundreds of people on these Zooms participating, learning, sharing, collaborating, and growing.

The community's love and support get carried over to these meetings. It was nice seeing familiar faces again and meeting some new ones too. 

Here's a link to join any Tuesday at 11 am PST, 2 pm EST

As a side note, I'm excited to announce that I get to present at the Zoom on the very last day of February, that's Tuesday the 28th. (Thanks Kathy Streib)

Click the button above and bookmark the link, then join ANY Tuesday. I'd love to see you at the 28th Zoom event in particular. I'm giving away the farm. Why? Tossing rocks in Activerain puddles has the potential to ripple forever.

Comments (28)

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

Oh, what a treat to have you join us, Brad Andersohn - thank you SO much! And, thank you for your input, for sharing your story with us and for the support. We have been having these calls EVERY SINGLE WEEK - same bat time, same bat station - for THREE YEARS next month! 

Kathy is one of the amazing members who helps reach out to members to schedule presentations. There are several others who help and I am so very thankful for each and every one of them! One of them, I will be visiting this Friday in FL (Eileen Burns)!!  It takes a village, right?! 

Would have loved to have had a call from you today - if I'm busy, you KNOW I'll phone you back! 😉

Thanks for making my day by being there today. ❤️ Tell Deb she needs to join us on one of these calls - maybe during your presentation?!!  


Hugs, my friend!

Feb 07, 2023 06:00 PM
Brad Andersohn

Hey Debe - What a treat it was for me indeed. I got so excited to see everyone, my wife walked in the room and handed me a piece of p[paper that read, " INDOOR QUIET VOICE PLEASE?! lol~

3 years, wow! That's amazing and a testament to your commitment here in the AR community. You've been a leader within this network for many years and your selfless giving and sharing are more than admirable.

In fact, you were on the call even though your voice couldn't be?! Now that's a commitment and should be an inspiration to all. It sure was to me. I know you have several other unsung and even silent heroes. I recognize them all and am forever grateful as well.

I'll tell Debra you said hi, and I'll get here on here one day. Hugs right back at ya, see ya again real soon. <3

Feb 08, 2023 02:08 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Oh Brad Andersohn I can't tell you how great it is to see you here this evening!  And I so look forward to your preso at the end of February! I am loving seeing your energy back in the rain!

Feb 07, 2023 08:20 PM
Brad Andersohn

Well, I'm no longer an ActiveBrad spring chicken, but I bet I can still raise a ruckus in the AR hen house?!? lol~ It's funny you call it "energy" and my wife calls it "intense!" haha

Honestly, I'm just very passionate about everything I choose to do. Can't wait to see you on Zoom and roaming around here in the rain. <3

Feb 08, 2023 03:07 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A lot of great info and a lot of great organizational tidbits all in one is something that I like in a lot of posts. So thank you for that!

Feb 07, 2023 08:48 PM
Brad Andersohn

Laura - Can't wait to share on the Zoom coming up. I remember working with you when you started here. I was really good friends with your Mom here in AR. I miss her a lot. She too was a great contributor and member of our AR family.

I look forward to seeing and witnessing more of your successes. If you ever need anything from this side of the Country, I got you! :) 

Feb 08, 2023 03:11 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I also have to say t I like everybody’s energy even in the comments to want to be with one another and events and networking rub elbows and have some fun!

Feb 07, 2023 08:50 PM
Brad Andersohn

I can honestly say, it wasn't the same without you there! ;-)

Feb 08, 2023 03:12 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The zoom meetings are indeed awesome and I am bummed that my schedule doesn't allow me to attend them.  I remember attending the inaugural event where there were just a few of us chatting amongst ourselves, haha.

Feb 08, 2023 04:53 AM
Brad Andersohn

Hey Brian - that must have been a blast! I remember when it was like that here on Activerain. I think I joined when there were less than 1000 members here. It was 12 years ago... I think...  haha

I can set up some overlapping events for different days using a Virtual Office space that I have set up.

Once I get settled into this new retirement thing, I'll put up a post showing you what I'm talking about. It will change the way these things happen and get done when it comes to schedules and time permitted.

You'll love it, I promise. 

Feb 08, 2023 03:17 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thank you, Brad! Hope there was something of interest for everyone!

Feb 08, 2023 05:00 AM
Brad Andersohn

Still can't believe you reminded me about that 1980 Interest rate?!? lol~
I didn't even know what "refi" meant back in those days!! haha~ 

Feb 08, 2023 03:18 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Great to see you yesterday Brad and I love your business card.

Feb 08, 2023 06:05 AM
Brad Andersohn

Awe, thanks. Great to see you too. That's a card I made many years ago as an affirmation and goal. Today, I HAVE ARRIVED! :-))))))))

Feb 08, 2023 03:20 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Brad,

I usually am at the Zoom Meetings and hated to miss this one. I took longer showing property than I planned. Thank you for the re-cap and so glad to hear you are going to present on February 28th! I've got it on my calendar!

Feb 08, 2023 06:40 AM
Brad Andersohn

Dorie - I am excited and can't wait to see you! I'm afraid I'll be so excited to see everyone, I'll completely blow and spoil my presentation!? 

It's been a while, and I'm a little rusty from the "rain" but I know you and the community always give me that unconditional love that I've always gotten here from my AR family. <3 

Can't wait to share with everyone, it will be a ton of fun! 

Feb 08, 2023 03:25 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wonderful zoom meeting thanks to Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, and a special treat to have you, Brad Andersohn, join us. Like Nick above... a great business card! I look forward to your presentation on the 28th,

Feb 08, 2023 06:43 AM
Brad Andersohn

Hi Margaret - Oh how I have missed you! It was so nice seeing you on Zoom. I think you already know everything I know and so much more!!

But if I can convince you to join and tell you that you'll learn something and love it, then I want to say you better be there on the 28th!

There is so much I need to catch up on, maybe we can jump on a call later next week? No worries, I know you're a very busy lady. 🙂

Feb 08, 2023 03:30 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

So glad to hear you enjoyed your first AR zoom, Brad! I am a frequent participant but had to miss out on the last few.. closings, home inspections, etc. that just had to take place on a magic Tuesday! I miss seeing everyone's face on screen and am hoping to be there again next week! 

Feb 08, 2023 07:10 AM
Brad Andersohn

Andrea - now I can see why you and others don't like missing out on these Zooms. Just thinking about the information shared and not having that knowledge is what really helps me put all this in perspective. Value! :)

Feb 08, 2023 03:32 PM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
HomeSmart Stars - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Brad Andersohn For a "retired" person, you sure are engaged! Thanks for hanging out in the Rain with us. I'm looking forward to your presentation.

Feb 08, 2023 07:33 AM
Brad Andersohn

Lorrie - Yeah right?

Wait a minute, all of a sudden, here I am glued to my laptop again commenting and posting to my favorite peeps in the world?!

Yup, wouldn't change a thing!! 🥰

Feb 08, 2023 03:34 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

I love your new business card Brad! Happy to see you popping up in the blog roll again!

Feb 08, 2023 09:20 AM
Brad Andersohn

Craig - thanks for commenting. I remember as I was transitioning to the dark side (Zillow) you were new here and creating some of the most amazing blog posts and tutorials for Activerain members.

You gave me peace of mind knowing there was a member here that cared as much about this network (and how to use it) as I did. 

I never told you that, and today I just want to say thank you. You are a tech guru master in my eyes and a huge asset and value to this community. I don't say that lightly, you've done amazing work here!

Feb 08, 2023 03:38 PM
Craig Daniels

thank you Brad - I appreciate that so much!

Feb 09, 2023 06:08 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Brad ~ I have to agree with Craig Daniels... the best business card EVER!

Feb 08, 2023 11:25 AM
Brad Andersohn

Thanks AJ, it's one I sport proudly now!!!  haha~

Feb 08, 2023 04:59 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Time did not allow for me to make the call this week, but fortunately your entry gave a brief recap of what ally should have attended in person.

Feb 08, 2023 12:54 PM
Brad Andersohn

Can't wait to see you on one of these calls. It's been a while and feels great to be back and engaging with others, both Zooms and here in the rain.

Feb 08, 2023 05:24 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sounds like I missed another great Zoom session! The comments and your blog Brad were great. 

Feb 08, 2023 02:31 PM
Brad Andersohn

Thanks, Patricia. When there are so many valuable things going on out there, it's easy to miss a ton of stuff, we all do.

Look forward to seeing you more either on the calls or here in AR.

Feb 08, 2023 05:36 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

This is for anyone. In case you skipped right to this comment, here's that button and link again. You're welcome to click it now and wait there online until next Tuesday...


Just click on it now, bookmark it, and then drag it to your desktop calendar and it's a done deal. You'll never miss another AR Zoom again or at least not know it's going on.

Now, If you can't make it to any Tuesday Zoom, it's okay. Just wait around 7 years as I did, and I promise your Tuesday schedule will have changed. Just like mine did. ;-) 

Feb 08, 2023 11:03 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Zoom calls are the best.  You can see the person that you have known about for a long time and hear them talk as well.


Feb 10, 2023 11:05 AM
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX of Spokane - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, CLHMS Spokane Wa Real Estate

I plan to attend this next week ! Looking forward to it :) BethAnn in Spokane

Feb 10, 2023 04:17 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!
Looks like a ton of FUN as well as an opportunity to be surrounded by masterminds and incredible people! I’ll have to put this on my calendar!
Feb 10, 2023 04:37 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

After reading this post I am again reminded that I should make a bigger effort to join in on the FUN and attend Active Rain Zoom calls.  

Feb 11, 2023 02:14 PM