I truly didn't know what Active Rain was about.......it was referred to me by someone I hardly knew, but I checked it out, explored, read, commented and then I wrote my first post....March 15th....What is my Specialty?
I meant to post this blog a few days ago - actually July 15 - the day I reached my 50,000 points - which strangely enough was also 4 months to the day that I joined Active Rain!
What a journey! I never knew.....what a resource pool this was going to be....How much I would learn, and found myself thinking "I didn't know how much I didn't know!" Even after 20 years of selling Real Estate - this has become a 'portal' to a Brand New World in so many ways!
I've written about my community, I've written on topics related to real estate - and on topics and relating them to real estate. I've done a ton of reading and I'm amazed at the diversity of knowledge, style, expertise, and personality on this venue.
There are so many Masters here -I feel like I'm in a pottery class sometimes I'm the potter, sometimes I'm the clay...
There are Internet guru's and Condo Connoiseurs.....Mortgage Marvels and Marketing Masters like Marty Garaughty.....Home Stager Magicians.....Inspirational therapists like Gary Woltal and Feng Shui Masters like Carole Provenzale.........there are those that tell it like it is like Kathy Mcgraw.(talk about speaking MY mind -how does she get in there?)
I like what Deb Brooks says when she puts it all together for me in her post A Realtor's Diary. This has become for me a running (no not jogging journal) diary, a journal, a memory trail, a sentimental journey of sorts, a learning curve and trail......and yes an Addiction.
Novelist Wally Lamb wrote "Which of us is so aware that we could not reveal ourselves more deeply by reflecting on our lives with fingertips on the keyboard?" This whole practice of sharing our discoveries with others and being a witness to their ponderings...can be so therapeutic.! We are all the same in some ways and varied in others. Here in this Forum we have at least one common denominator.....Real Estate.........and more then likely....several more.
There are so many components to writing - and it can take a while to hone our own voice. To this platform, we can bring our backgrounds, education, work experience and our hearts.. Here as anywhere else we need to bring our uniqueness and authenticity. Its so easy to look at who is ‘successful‘, who has the most ‘points', the most ‘responses/comments'...and think hmmm I'm not as good as they are, or I want to be like them! By reading ‘others' we learn. But by learning to express our own thoughts and having the confidence to express we can grow!
Here through little snippets of shared thought, we can gain information, get motivated, get excited and most of all get connected!
If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you're considering a career in Real Estate or would like more information about Keller Williams please give Liz Moras a call! Managing Broker and Team Leader - 604-799-0459 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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