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I can't wait to see how many people I can reconnect with and I'm not using this challenge as my drive or for motivation and inspiration. Okay, maybe I am a little.

The Activerain Reconnection Rally 

When Debe Maxwell, CRS asked if I would help bring back the spark through this reconnection rally, I said yes. Why? I smiled ear to ear as I imagined the joy and excitement of reconnecting with some of the veteran Activerain old-timers who helped build and create this "still-going" and amazing network. 

All of which have very long and deep roots here. Oh, the stories to be told by these folks... but maybe not all shared. lol~ What a great idea to have a sort of reunion gathering and then just let the sparks fly. This is exactly what will happen if I can get these following members back here in the rain!

My mission, vision, and goal: 

  • Reconnecting with you! It might be more exciting for me than for you!?
  • Can you create a blog post of what you've been up to, no matter what?
  • Share the condensed versions of your stories and journey, I want to know.
  • Join me on a 4/30 - 11am Zoom call I'm co-hosting with Debe Maxwell, CRS.
  • Catch up with new faces and places that sprouted while you were away.
  • Somewhere in all this is a bunch of points if you're still into that sorta thing.
  • Catch up with how the value of your time and content have changed...

I'm pulling all the stops and inviting all these members back to participate and engage in raising the AR roof. Can we light that "spark" again, and create some Fire in the Rain!? I believe. We built it and they came. Now can we get them back?

C'mon, prove me right or wrong, you know you miss me, and I miss you!~ 


Jonathan Washburn, Nikesh Parekh, Bob Stewart, Jeff Corbet, Judi Barrett, Lenn Harley, Rich Jacobson, Laurie Manny, Desiree Daniels, Clint Miller, Jay Thompson, Teresa Boardman, Missy Caulk, Broker Bryant & TLW, Kristal Kraft, Michelle Rosser, Ray Saenz, Maggie Dokic, Renee Donohue, Sharon Simms, Brian Brady, Richard Bolen, Kristin Small, Aida Pinto, Fran Gatti, Rene Fabre, Jennifer Fivelsdal, Jeff Turner, Sarah Cooper, Chris Griffith, Neal Bloom, Kim Wood, Colleen Irwin (formerly Kulokowski), Gena Riede, Craig Rutman, Kathy McGraw, Gary Woltal, Christine Donovan, Marlene Bridges, Dave Roberts, Karen George, Brad Carroll Celeste Sally Cheeseman, Cyndee Haydon, Jim Crawford, Ardell DellaLoggia, Jeff Belonger, Laura Brodniak, Elizabeth WeintraubSusie Blackmon,

Karen Hurst, Brian Schulman, Tracy Saunders, Cynthia McKenna, Nick Bastian, Judi Morgan, Margaret Woda, Jo-Anne Smith, Terrie Leighton, John Horton, Ginger Wilcox, Brian Block, Donna Harris, Mara Hawks, Tom Plant, Tisza Major Posner, Mary Pope-Handy, Mike Mueller, Sandra Cummings, Ann Cummings, Jim Lee, Monika McGillicuddy and Jay McGillicuddy Chris Tesch, Margaret Rome, Judi Bryan, Michael O'Connor, Maureen McCabe, David Podgursky, Robert Hammerstein and Lisa Hammerstein, Doreen McPherson, Melanie Ross, Jim and Maria Hart, Frank D'Angelo, John Occhi, Robert and Jani Bielenberg, Russell Lewis, Ed Rybczynski, Connie Harvey, Gary Waters, Sharon Alters, Jim Cronin, C Tann-Starr, David Childress, Joe Pryor, Mike Jones, and this is a great start. I also know some of my friends here have passed on, may they all be resting in peace.

This does not include hundreds of others I have left out for lack of tagging time.

This was the Activerain crew back in the day when I was a community manager. If you were named or tagged and you read this, please leave a comment so I know you were here! After 17 years here, the Activerain Gods know I sure need the points!

Can't wait to reconnect with you again.

Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Calling all AR Reconnect Ralliers...

If you're looking for an amazing resource to bring back some of the old-timers and Activerain veterans, here's a link.  It will take you right to the top members of any week from any year between 2006-2024. That's 18 Years of Top AR Members. 😙


Apr 05, 2024 12:40 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is an old photo and I do remember a few of the faces. I reached out to Lynn Harley some time back and was told that she is no longer with us however.

Apr 05, 2024 01:11 PM
Brad Andersohn

I am so sorry to hear about Lenn Harley.

I know there are many other members too... which makes this challenge all that much more important!!!

We're all going to the same place eventually and so we should reconnect HERE AND NOW, while we still can. :-) <3

Apr 05, 2024 01:36 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I'm just waiting for those "Google Alerts" to kick in, and hopefully start seeing some of the comments and familiar faces back here in the rain. Next, it's phone calls. 📲

Apr 05, 2024 01:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Brad,

OMG love this and do recognize so many faces!! Great idea and I'll be there on the April 30th Zoom call!! Very fun to reconnect and see where some Rainers are now and to let them know they are missed!

Apr 05, 2024 01:47 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Dorie, and you’re one of those long timers I’m talking about. I’m so glad you’re still here and that we’ve reconnected. I love seeing you on the zoom calls. I wish there was more time to reminisce and reconnect. There’s a plan to make that happen in the future, Let’s see how this rally goes.🥰
Apr 05, 2024 01:59 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Brad Andersohn: Set the fire. Get it burning, baby. You can make it happen!

Apr 05, 2024 02:24 PM
Brad Andersohn

Helpful Hannah - it can and will happen but not without you! All the members like yourself who are still here should do a collaboration blog or a Zoom Call to share what all those long lost members like me have missed out on. The good and the bad, is all good! 🙏

Apr 05, 2024 03:09 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Brad Andersohn  I remember those days, it brought me some memories.

Apr 05, 2024 02:25 PM
Brad Andersohn

Hey John - you can go back to your very first blog posts, and reach out to anybody who made comments. It’s a great place to start if you wanna be part of the reconnect rally. 

Apr 05, 2024 03:10 PM
John Pusa

Thank you Brad Andersohn  I will go to my first blog to be part of reconnect rally.

Apr 05, 2024 08:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brad Andersohn that is an extensive list, and I can think of several others who were once very active and instrumental in the growth of AR.  But you might want to take Margaret Rome's name off that list, she is still very, very active.

Apr 05, 2024 02:44 PM
Brad Andersohn

Thanks, I’ve seen her posts and all the Zoom calls. Even got to be a guest on her radio show. 👍

Shhhhhh, don’t tell anybody, I only tagged her and did that for the Google juice wink, wink.

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, if you’re reading this, you know how much I love you! 

Apr 05, 2024 03:06 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brad Andersohn

 I appreciate your presence on the platform. Your Zoom session was the longest and most enjoyable one yet. I love the idea of reaching out to former Rainers.

For the past two weeks, there has been an AR promotion on my Sunday show.

Also, I want to remind you that the invitation to be a guest or call into the show is always open to you.

And finally, I love you, too.

Apr 05, 2024 03:58 PM
Brad Andersohn

The excitement and thrill of connecting on that Zoom call was like no other I've ever been on. The love and camaraderie radiated right through my screen. It was the best ever! I'd love to get all of us in a room somewhere on this earth, it would be the time of our lives! <3

Apr 05, 2024 05:15 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Brad, Reconnecting is getting to be fun. I forgot how much I used to enjoy blogging until I started to do it again!

Apr 05, 2024 07:25 PM
Brad Andersohn

You are one of the many names and people I remember most. It’s so great reconnecting with you and so many others still with us. 

It’s been a blast going back and reading my early posts but it’s the comments and the people who made them that keep me pretty excited about doing this. 

I just sent Jonathan Washburn a link to this post and said hi and told him how much I miss connecting. I’d love to see him again, even if just for a comment! Really love that guy!!

Apr 06, 2024 09:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Good to have you back participating and inspiring others to do the same, ENdre

Apr 06, 2024 12:00 AM
Brad Andersohn

You are a very deep root here Endre, you’ve been around and stuck with it for many years. You and so many others who have done the same inspired me to come back for some rain puddle fun. It’s great to have people like you who over the years have continued to grow and build this community. I think I need to stop calling it a Network?!?! 🥰👍🙏 Thank you for all these past years of blowing your bullhorn about “Brad”, the least I can do is make sure I’m here and available if you need me! 

Apr 06, 2024 09:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful to hear about the 4/30 Zoom meeting - I hope it is PACKED!

Apr 06, 2024 06:39 AM
Brad Andersohn

As long as you are there, that’s all that matters. When the world knows Kat Palmiotti is there, they will come too!! 🙏😊

Apr 06, 2024 09:13 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 Brad,
I was glad to see the October 2006 roster, and several of us ARE still active.

I also didn't know you are going to do the Zoom presentation on the 30th. I'll add that to the schedule I publish each Saturday.

Apr 06, 2024 07:52 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I’m gonna copy the URL to this post and see that it gets to as many of these folks as I can. Even if they can only make the zoom call, it will be a fantastic rally!!! 

Apr 06, 2024 08:49 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Brad, you and Debe came up with a great challenge. I had fun reading through the tagged names in your blog - many people whom I remember. 

Apr 19, 2024 08:16 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Wouldn’t it be cool to get all of these people at least on a call? Better yet, how awesome would it be to have a reunion Active Rain camp? I was hoping that by tagging them in this post, it might stir up some discussion? :-)
Apr 20, 2024 08:41 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

This month got legs and seems to have runoff without me?! My intentions, and efforts were to reach out to many of those I tagged in this post and at least have a conversation.

Unfortunately, many events this month have challenged me and other areas of life minimizing the time available to really dig my heels in this challenge.

Not making excuses, just being transparent and honest. It’s only the 23rd of the month so I still have a few days left to reengage my vision for this challenge. 🙏🥰

Apr 24, 2024 12:44 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Brad Andersohn ,

I so enjoyed BOTH your times on our Zoom meetings. And this post is awesome! I had fun reading through the tagged names in your blog - many people whom I remember!! I've been making calls to past members and some have just gotten out of the habit and are finding the are spending time on other marketing.

Apr 30, 2024 12:15 PM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I was a bad boy in April. I allowed myself to get distracted Taxes and healthcare. I will be making a much better effort this month to connect to many of these folks that I can. Not for a challenge, just because I want to.

On another note: I got a call out of the blue by @Steve Hundley, and Jeff Turner jumped on the call so I guess my good Kharma must be working for me. Talking to folks from the old activerain days is the coolest!! :-)))))))

May 01, 2024 08:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brad Andersohn - Although I'm not a veteran AR, I got here as fast as I could. I would have loved to have been on that April 30th Zoom call.

Brad, thank you for igniting the passion. Since I joined in 2010, I've always been passionate about ActiveRain and grateful for the founders. 

May 06, 2024 05:10 AM