5000 and counting and learning

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Today, as I prepare to go show several properties this afternoon, I'd like to steal a moment to thank ActiveRain for its purpose and existence.  Believe me, I have learned that the more I have learned, the less I know.  Over and over and over. 

It always has given me the utmost in satisfaction to be able to help guide, educate and negotiate for my clients and keeping their best interest in mind.  As much as I have been able to provide my clients a top customer service experience throughout each and every one of my transactions, I have always walked away having learned just one more "tidbit" through experience that makes me a more valuable Realtor and Consultant.

Likewise, in my busy schedule, and whether it's in the afternoon or in the middle of the morning, everytime that I get on Active Rain, I am quite pleased with the free expert advise from many of my fellow Agents that have gone through experiences that helped me be aware of things (an extremely vague word for the plethora of events, contigencies, showings, voided contracts, etc....) that can come up during any transaction.  I  am grateful to have the training, continuing education, inspiration from my fellow agents both here with Keller Williams and others, but I seemingly never can get enough.  Hence, thank you Active Rain.  I have learned that we can learn from other people's triumphs and mistakes. 

I have only been a member for 4 or 5 months here in 2008 and I still feel like a "newbie" in many ways.  And in many ways, many of you, as well as myself, are acutely aware that I still am.  And that's okay.  Because as of today, it looks like my "points" with Active Rain will now go over 5,000!  Thank you AR.  BTW - Congrats also to ActiveRain for hitting the big 100,000 in membership.  I believe that I predicted personally to Bob Stewart via e-mail that this was going to be the week for AR to hit the magic 100,000.   

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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

AR is an exceptional resource with sme exceptional contributors. Keep learning!

Jul 26, 2008 04:04 AM #1
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Carey Pott
January Financial - Foothill Ranch, CA

Congrats Stephen - it's not easy getting to that many points and I know how easy it is to just forget about it or think it's not important. Way to go for pushing through...

Jul 26, 2008 04:10 AM #2
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I also have only been here a short time. But I use it as a resource for council and advise. Its a great SEO tool as well. I love the rain.

Jul 26, 2008 04:11 AM #3
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Congratulations on reaching the 5,000 point milestone. Keep learning and keep blogging. The points will add up before you know it.

Jul 26, 2008 04:18 AM #4
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I'm a recent AR participant, too, and I've found the information to be invaluable.

Li

Jul 26, 2008 04:50 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Lisa Long
Heather Roda Broker - Paso Robles, CA

AR has great info. You have an optimistic outlook which is important in this business.

Jul 26, 2008 05:36 AM #6
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Stephen Adams
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA

Gary you are so right.  Not just exceptional but obviously talented.

January, you are right as well.  Life happens when we're making other plans.  Distractions abound.

Laura, it's kind of funny.  Some call AR a "hobby".  Okay, but when I used to take private lessons when I played the French Horn, that "hobby" took me to 2 major Universities and allowed me to follow the passion of music for a very long time with some success :)

Michael, thanks for the encouragement. 

Li, I agree.

Lisa, life is too short to walk around a pessimist.  Too often I see people living in the past, stuck.  Yes, things do happen to all of us, but I always have a choice as to whether I want to react or respond.  True I mix a bit of sketicism and realism with that optimism, but an "attitude  of gratitude" has opened up for me many new front doors.

Jul 26, 2008 06:47 AM #7
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Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Stephen, I'm glad to see that you're still chugging along the train tracks of the Active Rain network and finding the experience to be useful, worthwhile, educational, and fun.

Jul 26, 2008 07:02 AM #8
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Stephen Adams
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA

Brian, thanks, so am I.  And, of course, thank you for inviting me to the AR party :)

Jul 26, 2008 08:03 AM #9
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Mike Miller
EXIT REALTY SERVICES - Moon Township, PA

Brian, Congrats on the 5,000 point milestone and enjoy the rain.  Umbrella optional.  Mike

Jul 28, 2008 04:29 AM #10
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Stephen Adams
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA

Mike, Stephen here.  Thanks for the congrats.  I choose the right option :)

Jul 30, 2008 06:37 AM #11
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Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Stephen, congrats, and continue to work at it.  You'll learn and grow an awful lot here in the Rain.

Jul 30, 2008 07:13 AM #12
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Denise Shockey
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty - Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate

Hi Stephen, you are so right, and congrats on 5000!  Wishing you many more.  I know I have learned more here than any where else, and I just keep learning every day.  Keep up the good work!    

Aug 17, 2008 10:11 AM #13
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Stephen Adams
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA

Hi Bob,

Thanks, it's a good thing that we have AR as a great forum to learn and grow.

Hi Denise, thanks and you too :)

Aug 18, 2008 10:02 AM #14
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