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April's ActiveRain Reconnection Rally - Bring Back the Spark!🌟 

Real Estate Agent with Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 228209

April's ActiveRain Reconnection Rally - Bring Back the Spark!🌟 

Hey ActiveRain Family! This month Brad Andersohn and I are encouraging all active members to start rolling out the red carpet for our long-lost members with our April Awakening Challenge! Following last month's AMAZING challenge, hosted by Kat Palmiotti & Eileen Burns 954.483.3912, we thought we continue the fun we had seeing old AR friends that we had missed. It's all about rekindling old connections, sparking new conversations, and bringing our community closer than ever. So, let's continue the outreach!

Here’s the scoop:

  • Reach Out & Reconnect: Pick at least one member you haven't seen around in a while. Give them a ring, drop them a line, send a pigeon if you must! Let's bring back the buzz to our community by personally reaching out.
  • Share Their Stories: Write a short and sweet post about who they are and what they've been up to. Everyone has a story to tell, and we're all ears! Whether they've taken up a new hobby, conquered a challenge, or found a new passion in real estate, let's celebrate their journey.
  • Bonus Points - Zoom Boom: If you're feeling extra adventurous, invite them to a ZOOM call this month. Not only do you score bonus points, but it's also a fantastic way to deepen connections and maybe even relive some hilarious ActiveRain memories together.

Rewards? Of Course!

  • Visibility: Featured posts on ActiveRain for the most heartwarming or inspiring stories.
  • Community Points: Earn points for each reconnection and story shared, with bonus points for organizing a ZOOM call.
  • Special Badge: A unique badge for participants, because who doesn't love a little bling?

The Nuts & Bolts:

  • Step 1:  Make a call to an inactive member. ***The member has to have NOT posted in the Rain for more than 3 months.***
  • Step 2: Write and share your post for 1,500 points. The post must include at least one featured graphic and 300 words or more.
  • Step 3: (Optional but, awesome - and 500 extra points too) Reintroduce them on a ZOOM call. ***And, if you’ve never attended a ZOOM call, there’s 500 additional points in it for you!!***
  • Step 4: Tag your post with #AprilReconnectionRallyChallenge and share it with us in the comments below!

Points will be issued in May.

Let’s fill April with stories, laughter, and maybe a few happy tears. Together, we can make our community stronger and more connected than ever. Ready to awaken the spirit of ActiveRain? Let the challenge begin!

© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | SavvyBroker@me.com | April's ActiveRain Reconnection Rally - Bring Back the Spark!🌟 

Comments (48)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s a lot to be taken from this like any financial education that you really narrow down the granular basics and I like that..

Apr 03, 2024 10:06 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I'm anxious to hear who you choose to call, Laura Cerrano!

Apr 04, 2024 05:49 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I am all in on this idea.  Love chatting with ar members and others.  

Apr 04, 2024 03:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Oh, we think a lot alike, Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert! I'm anxious to make my calls too!

Apr 04, 2024 05:50 AM
Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS
Bailey Properties, Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area

Thank you for the reminder to pick up the phone and call : )

Apr 04, 2024 04:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Oh, I could write an entire book on calling vs. texting, Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS!! Perhaps one day I will!

Apr 04, 2024 05:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very  much for telling us about the April challenge.

Have an outstanding month.

Apr 04, 2024 09:02 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you and you as well, Roy Kelley! I hope you'll be participating in this month's challenge.

Apr 07, 2024 08:22 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Loving the response to participate in the Challenge😎

Apr 04, 2024 10:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Me too, gf! ❤️ 

Eileen Burns 954.483.3912 

Apr 07, 2024 08:23 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Debe.

I am caught in the delicate balance of time. A yearning tugs at me - personal moments versus echoes of my past professional life.

Staying connected, weaving through evolving relationships, becomes a poignant task. Most of those I know are part of a tight-knit "core" group bonded by shared experiences.

Reflecting on this, a quiet resolve forms—to try harder, reach out more, and bridge the gaps that time has created. I'm looking for ways to make a bigger impact other than attending Zoom meetings.

Apr 04, 2024 10:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I understand but, of the active members, about ½ of them are Zoom attendees. This makes it a great investment of time, seeing that many members during the same hour, Aura Alex! You know, I'm biased and would LOVE to have you attend! ❤️

Apr 07, 2024 08:25 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe Maxwell, CRS This is such a fiery challenge; I have so many people in mind. I have someone special in mind but I think Patricia Kennedy may be calling her to light the spark. If not, I am sure I could think of someone else. Although I loved hanging out with those gals at Rain Camps, they were and are the BEST

Apr 04, 2024 11:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Same here, Hannah Williams - we had SO much fun at Rain Camps and REBAR non-conferences! Loved meeting she and so many others. I cannot WAIT to meet you too, gf!

Apr 07, 2024 08:26 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales



this was easy  !

Apr 04, 2024 11:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I'm so glad it was easy for you, Michael Elliott! I'm off to read your entry and thank you for being the FIRST this month!

Apr 07, 2024 08:28 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What an interesting Challenge. I am not sure I will participate but if I do, I know that I will benefit from talking to someone with whom I have never engaged in the past.

Apr 04, 2024 06:34 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Good luck and I so hope you are so motivated to write a post after speaking with someone who was a previous active member, John Juarez.

Apr 07, 2024 08:29 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

This is another interesting challenge. I can think of several members around the country but also know that they have gotten themselves positioned elsewhere. Time will tell.

Apr 05, 2024 05:08 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I think many of them have such wonderful memories of their time here, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754. So, I think you'll be pleased with the results!

Apr 07, 2024 08:31 PM
Francisco Romo
Strong Tower Home Inspections - Chino Hills, CA
Home Inspections you can trust in South California

Definitely such a great Idea! I am fairly new to this community but I am hoping to be of any help really! 

Apr 05, 2024 05:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I believe that some of the earlier posts will reveal the older, active members, Francisco Romo! I hope you'll give it a shot!

Apr 07, 2024 08:32 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912

Francisco Romo you are a fast adapter!  Suggest contacting agents you have done business with and see if they were ever a member here in the Rain as your point of beginning.  Are you in SC or CA?😎

Apr 08, 2024 05:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a fun challenge and a terrific way to connect with a member from the past. I bet there will be loads of oldies and goodies making a reappearance! Let's hope so.


Apr 05, 2024 08:14 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I hope so too! Patricia Kennedy's appearance was SUCH motivation to get this post off the ground. I hope you can connect with a member from the days of old, Jeff Dowler, CRS!

Apr 07, 2024 08:33 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

This is a good one! I've already begun the process and it's proved interesting! I have reached out to a quite few already  I've been curious about. FYI: I had been asked to do the April challenge back in February and agreed to, but I'm know reminded and realizing no one got back to me on my questions about formulating it. Maybe one down the road I'll do one, but I know I'll be too busy for May's.

Apr 06, 2024 07:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

❤️ I love your comment, Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets! I'm anxious to hear how your reaches go and would absolutely LOVE for you to host a challenge. June would be PERFECT! Would that work for you?

Apr 07, 2024 08:35 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets we can schedule you for June!😎  Just shoot me an email, text on your topic and your date which I will lock in.  

Apr 08, 2024 05:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - Disregard the comment about emailing Eileen - she is thinking you were referring to a ZOOM presentation - not a challenge! I've got you down for June.

Apr 08, 2024 09:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am thinking of who to reach out to, Debe. This promises to be another fun challenge and thank you and Brad for hosting!

Apr 06, 2024 08:36 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We're thrilled to get this one going, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Can't wait to hear who you reach out to in the Rain.

Apr 07, 2024 08:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Almost forgot to list my entry...Reaching Out to James Dray. 


Apr 08, 2024 06:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Looking forward to reading this one, Kathy Streib! I've always been a James Dray fan!

Apr 08, 2024 09:29 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debe  I will write this blog later but she did reach back to us here in the Rain.


Donna Foerster

Hello friends! Yes, I've been absent. I'm not really in the biz any more. Gave up my license a few years ago. Hubby is still licensed and I help him behind the scenes with MLS input. I'm volunteering full time at our local senior center helping to plan fundraisers and special events. I'm even learning a bit about grant writing! It's fun to learn new things.


Will Hamm called me yesterday and we chatted for a bit but I had bad cell coverage so the call dropped. I'm sure we'll reconnect soon!


Kathy Streib, I remember that visit! Great diner food and good company! I see you on Facebook from time to time! Hugs to you and Larry!

Apr 11, 2024 11:47 AM
Apr 11, 2024 11:54 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

We have to realize that friendships help people live better more active, and science even says even live longer lives And that’s a pretty great thing

Apr 11, 2024 09:54 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
Apr 15, 2024 07:21 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Debe Maxwell, CRS I am as well, lol! I have quite a lot going on right now, so I haven’t really perfected it but it will come I’m sure.  :

Apr 15, 2024 10:55 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

I was lucky I didn't have to call, but actually had a face to face meeting with the first broker for Dirt Road Real Estate and a past very engaged Active Rain Member.

Here is my entry  "What a Surprise..."

Apr 16, 2024 06:13 AM