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Where In the World Is Cindy Jones?

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Real Estate Agent with RLAH@properties AB95346

One of the first ActiveRain bloggers I met in person was Cindy Jones.  She lives and sells homes in nearby Virginia, and she could be counted on to make any local RainCamp, meetup or just a fun lunch somewhere near the Occaquan River a whole lot of fun. 

Cindy was at my first ActiveRain meetup (see the grainy old picture above!). Cindy, Brian Block, Margaret Woda and I had a fun lunch at Harry's Tap Room in Arlington, Virginia. Even though we'd never met in person, I remember how it felt like lunching with three old friends. By then, I'd been reading and commenting on their posts for about a year.

Cindy's posts about her market area in Prince William's County made me want to pack up and move down there. Another favorite topic was how she helped veterans find homes and buy with VA financing. And back then, if you did a Google search for VA loans, Cindy's blog actually out-Googling the Veterans Administration's own web site.

Last week, I realized we hadn't spoken for many months. Also, a dear friend called me to ask if I know anyone with a couple of extra kittens who might need a home. Since Cindy is a great source for rescue kittens, it seemed a perfect time to give her a call. 

I caught her in her car, driving a kitten from the vet to a new home - the last one she'll have up for adoption for a while. We were talking about how goofy the market is. We talked about ActiveRain, and like me, Cindy said she would check in every so often, maybe even writing a post or a few comments, then (like me) she'd check out. When she gets home from her upcoming vacation, I'll call her again - kitten season should be in full swing by then!

And maybe she'll come back and we'll have to form a support group to deal with our Rain addictions!

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat- I remember Cindy!!  And while I did not Brian and Margaret in the older photo, I'm very familiar with their names and blog. Hope you get Cindy to return or at least join us for a Zoom Call. 

Apr 15, 2024 08:12 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

A nice reconnection over shared interests. Thanks for the update.

Apr 15, 2024 08:52 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Can't say I recall any of the names in your post this morning but I did not get involved in the Rain until 2011 even thought I joined in 2008. Hope you get Cindy to return if only occasionally. Enjoy your day.

Apr 16, 2024 03:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Cindy sounds like a wonderful person!  I don't think I have interacted with her in the Rain, but perhaps she would join us for a meetup while I am in DC in November.

Apr 16, 2024 05:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That would be great if Cindy were able to join us for a Zoom call!

Apr 16, 2024 05:28 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Lots of people I used to read regularly, will need to go through my blog roll and call a couple.

Apr 16, 2024 07:03 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 Patricia,
I hope Cindy comes back. I did not know her in those early days.

Apr 16, 2024 09:50 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia Kennedy Cindy use to be on all the time, and a major contributor to this site.

Apr 16, 2024 01:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Pat:

That would be so cool if Cindy Jones got more active ( I follow her online), or even better stopped in on a Zoom call. I remember meeting her at one of the many DC meet-ups I attended when there for NAR/CRS in May each year. I'll have to see if I can find a photo!

Jeff

 

Apr 18, 2024 07:11 PM
Patricia Kennedy

Cindy was certainly the life of many a meetup!

Apr 19, 2024 10:08 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Patricia Kennedy , I remember Cindy's posts and recognized her face. Your meet-up brings up thoughts about our meet-ups here in AZ. I am so glad you connected with Cindy!

Apr 24, 2024 12:40 PM