Gratitude for Nina and Roy

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Isn't it interesting how some people here in the Rain are identifiable by a single name? Is there any other Nina?  Is there any other Roy? (There probably is somewhere but not like Nina  Hollander and Roy Kelley, whom we all know and keep dear to our hearts!) 

So - why am I waxing rhapsodic over Nina and Roy?  Because..... 

This past winter I was driving home from an appointment in Bowie and my phone rang.  Since I am old school, I answered it (hands free of course) and got to talk to Nina.  She had some clients moving to the Charlotte area and they had to sell their home in Bowie/Laurel area.  She asked if I worked in that area - and I was able to say -Yes!  In fact I was just there.   What a perfect match!  Nina introduced me to her wonderful clients.  I sold their home before it even went on the market - and I sent them on their way to buy a home with Nina in the Charlotte area.  I was certainly happy - and I hope Nina was too! 

The story with Roy is still unfolding but I can almost imagine the happy ending.  Earlier in November, he gave my name to a friend of his who is selling a home in DC.  We met and got along!  I have already listed her property and am already getting calls from the coming soon status in the MLS.  I am planning on making it live once I get its exterior painted for the seller. 

Most of us probably started with Activerain to achieve better SEO, enhance our lead gen, learn from one another and get future clients.  However, those of us who stay around quickly realize that it is the people we get to know in the Rain that keep us here.     Still..... it's wonderful to get a lead - and to get two in one year is amazing - at least to me! 

So Here's to Nina and Roy.  I am grateful for your friendship! and your trust! 

And thank you to Debe Maxwell who came up with challenge.  

Comments (20)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I love Nina Hollander, Broker and Roy Kelley as well. I appreciate that you have publicly honored them.

Nov 29, 2023 07:36 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Lise Howe 

Both Nina Hollander, Broker, and Roy Kelley are 2 of the stalwarts of Active Rain. I enjoyed reading your story regarding referrals

Nov 29, 2023 08:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lise Howe awww, thank you, Lise! I will be forever grateful for how well you took care of my clients, who are now happily ensconced in their new home awaiting their new baby.

Nov 29, 2023 08:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope the referral leads to a successful transaction.

Nov 29, 2023 10:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Lise,

Isn't Active Rain friendship and trust wonderful! You are so right it is the people we get to know in the Rain that keep us here!! Well done!

Nov 29, 2023 12:01 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent thank you post for Nina and Roy, and yes,  I knew who you were talking about even without the last names.

Nov 29, 2023 12:42 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

This is the very essence of Activerain! Congrats on the referrals from trusted sources, Lise and here's to many more.

Nov 29, 2023 01:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I had so many referrals on this platform and we closed every one of them.... I am forever grateful so I do get your post in more ways than one, Endre

Nov 29, 2023 11:48 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You gave me a pretty good chuckle when you talked about being old school and then mentioned answering a call hands-free, since that is so old school, haha.  You are right, from the title I guessed that the blog would be about Nina Hollander, Broker and Roy Kelley, haha.

Nov 30, 2023 04:08 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It demonstrates the reality of the platform for those that have been here a while. I can name a presence just by hearing a region or town name because of their blog.

Dec 05, 2023 12:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lise- for the life of me, I cannot believe I missed this post!!! Thank you Roy Kelley for reblogging this.  You hit upon the essence and the best thing about ActiveRain...its members and the support we give each other. 

Dec 05, 2023 07:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have pointed out fact I haven’t given much thought of before. Thank you for sharing your experience with us Lise 🙂

Dec 09, 2023 07:18 PM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

That's fantastic! Great to hear about so many wonderful experiences. Wishing you many more. 

Dec 10, 2023 04:41 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

Hi Lise,
It is definitely the people that keep me here. It's been a joy to meet so many of them.

Dec 10, 2023 09:06 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Lise Howe , when I read your title, I immediately knew who you are talking about! I enjoyed meeting in person Nina Hollander, Broker when she was in Phoenix, and I regularly admire Roy Kelley 's flower photography. Active Rain's friends are one reason I log in every day with pleasure!

Dec 11, 2023 09:20 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I've learned so much from Nina and Roy! Activerain is how I start my day. It puts a smile on my face to read and learn from these experts on business and in life!

Dec 13, 2023 04:37 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A referral is always a vindication of how we lead our lives. Your professionalism here in the rain allowed each person referring to think of you as the person to call for a home in the DC area.  

Dec 13, 2023 08:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lise Howe: They are both fantastic. I have followed Roy Kelley and Nina Hollander, Broker, since joining Active Rain.

Dec 14, 2023 02:03 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I loved your post, Lise. It is so nice to read your acknowledgement of the thoughtfulness, generosity and professionalism of two outstanding Active Rain members.

Dec 16, 2023 05:15 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Lise, what a heartwarming story of collaboration and connection! It's amazing how Nina and Roy have played pivotal roles in your professional journey, showcasing the power of community within ActiveRain. Your experience is a testament to the incredible network we have here, where support and referrals go hand in hand. Keep shining and spreading gratitude in your real estate adventures! 🌟🏡 #CommunityStrength #GratitudeInRealEstate 💼🤝

Jan 11, 2024 04:11 AM