200,000 Points at Active Rain...Already?? Thank YOU!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK 209970

In the past two years, I have closed ten (10 ) transactions I can attribute directly to cocolleen's cosmos nnections I made through Active Rain. 

To the "Rain Gods" back in Seattle, and  All....Wow!  "Y'ALL ROCK  Active Rain!" Thanks so much for helping me achieve this 200,000 point  milestone! 

It's a prodigious reckoning...hitting 200,000 points.

  Makes one feel as if a word or two is in order ..something special, something rare...something appropriate...and, most especially, something to express appreciation for all the positives that have arrived in my life as the 200,000 points collected themselves around my BLOG  since I stepped out into the (ACTIVE) RAIN.. 

200,00 points!

First of all, I sure didn't accumulate those points all alone! Thank you for reading and subscribing to my BLOG and commenting.

 Thanks for the posts you write that make it hard not to comment. For me, stepping out into the RAIN,  has turned out to be an umbrella turned UP that now captures the most amiable surprises-really valuable real estate information, networking, learning, expanding, and most of all, it has been about  Y- O- U...

It feels to me that  You RAINERS would welcome me into your neighborhoods...so...thank you in  Hawaii ... to Randy,Sally, (we play the CD you sent us over at the Office, especially when the stress-factor is in play), Kimo,   Georgina and Pete...and thank you in Florida and Broker Bryant and TLW, (with prayers for TLW)  Ines, who got me thiking about art deco, and Sharon,  who got me thiking about DINGS, and Janie, who makes me want to get out on more equestrian acreages than I have time to do, and  Lloyd,  and  , Katerina (how does she find time to do all she does??) and  Bill and Barbara Jo ...

...and out on the West Coast, thanks  ... Jeff Turner , Laurie , Bill Roberts, Roberta Murphy to name just a few. . .do you all know that I am at least a slightly improved version of my old self because of Y O U ? 

Thanks to Karen Hurst  who, way back in 2006,  taught me about Groups, to Jeff Belonger, who generously offers mortgage advice, to Carole Cohen, a teacher with  absolutely top-notch Localism posts!) and thank you to The Charmingly Comedic, Linda Davis, , and to the energetic, Missy . I sure like your videos!

And heartfelt thanks to my almost 800 pals in the Eco-All-Stars Group  including : Mary Bigelow,
( through AR we found out that we are long-lost cousins!) , and "Ms. GREEN" , Stephanie Edwards-Musa,    and Jeff G (this guy has lots to say and most of it is worthwhile!=) , and "Right-from the-Heart" ,Sarah Cooper, and The Wise and Wonderful,  Joan Whitebook,   and Joni M.  (where does she find those cute little doo-dads she sprinkles around her posts?) and the exotic Margaret Rome,  and sincere Jennifer F. and thanks to horse lover Tricia J (I collect her recipes)    and Dan (the Running Man) Cummings...Sylvia, Lane, Rich...

THANK YOU to all the amazing writers here at Active Rain..I'll mention just a few:  The brilliant Lola who opens the windows to  fraiche aire  for all of us at AR,  to  the Luminous, Patricia Kennedy,  the Superb, Jo-Anne Smith  , The Gifted, Eloise Gift,..I've already mentioned Sally C and Margaret R...each day it seems more and more I am inspired by these people... 

and Dear Colleen  (we talk on the phone and she sent me cosmos seeds this year that you see in the photo on this post!) and......and Friend, Ann Cummings,  whom I've met and lunched with twice now!  ... so many, many more...  Back home here in North Carolina, I'm hoping that 2009 holds the possibility of meeting...Michele, Ginger, Susan , Leigh, the original NC Ladies of AR, and Diane  and Penny .

I already know so many Active Rain Members here is Asheville, many of whom are leading edge trend-setters and Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants and 1031 Consultants including:  - Matt, the 1031-derful Guy , and  Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants  Arlene,(Senior Broker),  "Doc"  Bill W., the Dashing Dowser,  Sami,  who has a 20-year track record as a 1031 real estate investor and is completing her Green Building Contractor Education, Rhodes,  Permaculture Person, Organic Farmer and REALTOR®,  and My Favorite professional fine arts photographer and REALTOR® my son, JT...

Thanks to Land Pro, Bill Kaminer, (it's probably your fault that I am a Land Specialist) ,Staging Expert, Leslie G.  to whose expertise we directly can attribute the sale of two properties this year, to Musician and REALTOR®, Scott Raines , and REALTOR® and Graphics Guru Gwen . Hmmmm. We Active Rain Members and REALTORS® right here in Asheville, North Carolina must be Cultural Creatives

I hereby tender repeated thanks to Steph and Mary, the moderators who help me moderate the Eco-All-Star Group, where camaraderie reigns supreme.  I founded that Group back in November of 2006. There were just 2 of us then,my much appreciated pal,  Dena Stevens  and me. Now we have almost 800 members! Join us if you have a funny-bone, or you are an artist, poet, "greenie", possibility thinker or you just want to find out what the green trend is all about real fast. This Group "writes great stuff"  about what is happening in green real estate, building, eco-communities and development and has fun doing it.

I wish I could sit here for the next many hours to name all of you, but will you understand and excuse me if I don't? .

Thank you ALL.  I am SO appreciative of the SUBCRIBERSwho subscribe to my BLOG
   Y-O-U are what keep me going...shall I try for 300,000 points by this time next year?

I wrote my first post  at Active Rain exactly two (2) years ago today!  I was shaking like a leaf when I posted it. Didn't have a  clue what would happen next. ...but, along the way, as you now know,   it turned out to be a GIFT and a BLESSING. Daily, I connect with amazing people, read  and learn more than I ever expected to, refer business and receive referrals for clients relocating to Asheville.

Again, I can only say.. ....Wow!  "Y'ALL ROCK  Active Rain!" ...Thanks so much to all for helping me achieve this 200,000 point  milestone!  ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

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John Narrin
ECO-Steward Realty - Asheville, NC

Dear janeAnne,

Congrats! I know how hard you have worked on you posts. Also, I know that it takes a good deal of effort to create a post that contains substance, as in  subject matter, form and of course interesting artwork.

Thank you for doing right.


Sep 10, 2008 01:47 PM #8
Matt of 1031-derful fame

It has been an honor and blessing to know you my friend.  I appreciate the invitation many moons ago to join AR.  You are quite an inspiration to so many and I count myself lucky to be one!  Congrats on 200k!!!!

Sep 10, 2008 01:59 PM #9
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

JeanAnne - Congratulations on the milestone.  We have certainly learned a lot from you.  Take heart, the next 200,000 will come much soon now that you are a pro.

Sep 10, 2008 02:08 PM #10
Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA

janeAnne, congratulations on the points and more importantly thank you for all the wonderful green info you have shared with us via your posting on Active Rain.  You are fabulous!

Sep 10, 2008 04:25 PM #11
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO

Jane Anne, you are a woman on a mission, so dedicated and ahead of so many of us on green issues. And so creative and hard working, which this post proves. I learn from you all the time -- congratulations on reaching 200k. 

Sep 10, 2008 07:27 PM #12
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

janeAnne, This blog shows the caliber and amount of work you put into everything you do. The links to everyone must have taken hours and hours to do. A lot of hard work for those 200,000 points. Good Job!

You have been and continue to be the perfect one to keep us motivated and learning. Thanks and Congratulations!!

Sep 10, 2008 11:25 PM #13
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Hi JaneAnne ~ Isn't it amazing what a large circle of friends this forum has brought to your life? Congrats on 200K! Your contributions are invaluable. You have a way of explaining complicated concepts (ie.1031's) in laymans terms. Your articles are always interesting and make me think! And that's what I love about you! I am still amazed I found a long lost cousin in the rain! Keep the good works coming! Thanks for the mention!
Sep 11, 2008 01:29 AM #14
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

It's not the mileage it's the experience! We've had a great time here haven't we? I do believe our growth on AR and blogging is going to continue as we influence each other and those who read the words we type.

Congrats! You have been and continue to be one of the most geniune, sincere people I've come in contact with.

Sep 11, 2008 02:31 AM #15
Roberta Murphy
San Diego Previews Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes

janeAnne: Congratulations on the big milestone--and thanks for so many wonderful green posts. YOU have educated us all.

Sep 11, 2008 02:39 AM #16
Salt Lake City, UT

JaneAnne, I have looked up to you since the day I started blogging here!  Congratulations!

Sep 11, 2008 06:38 AM #17
-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

200,000 points!  HOLY COW!  Congrats..just out of curiosity how long have been here at the Rain?

Sep 11, 2008 09:06 AM #18
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

janeAnne - Congratulations to you on reaching this milestone.  You have contributed so much to Active Rain.  It is an honor being a part of this group and I personally thank you for all the encouragement you have given to me.  Here is to the next 200K.

Sep 11, 2008 09:46 AM #19
Rhodes Waite
Asheville, NC

Hey...I was going to write this post for YOU as a congratulations - you beat me too it, ha!  You're so with it! 

I think we shoud aim to make 200 comments to match your 200,000 points!  Great job janeAnne, and thank you for introducing me to "the rain".

Sep 11, 2008 10:36 AM #20
Rhodes Waite
Asheville, NC

P.S.  I would love it if you would re-post the first active rain post you wrote for us to see...the one you mentioned writing exactly 2 years ago -- I think that's pretty cool!

Sep 11, 2008 10:39 AM #21
Sheila Reeves
Allen Tate Realtors - Greenville, SC

janeAnne: I grew up near Asheville and your posts are interesting.  My goodness, 200,000?  That is a lot even for 2 years.  I shall strive to do that well also.  I'm about 36,000 in about 2-3 months.


Sep 11, 2008 01:05 PM #22
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi janeAnne

200,000 point WOW, congratulation on your persistent and writing excellent blog articles. You know what they say the first 200,00 are the hardest.

Good luck and success                     

Lou Ludwig

Sep 11, 2008 02:44 PM #23
Sylvia Barry
Coldwell Banker Previews International (#1 Marin_Sonoma_San Francisco_North_Bay) - San Rafael, CA
Marin and Sonoma Real Estate Leading Expert

Hi JaneAnne:  That's a pretty amazing accomplshment.  It will definitely take me many years to accomplish that! Congratulations!

Sep 11, 2008 06:54 PM #24
Linda Davis
RE/MAX Home Team - Gales Ferry, CT

Sorry I'm late to the party!   Congratulations on 200,000 proints worth of thoughtful blogs and comments.  And thank you for the very nice mention.

Here's to the next 200,000 <clink>

Sep 26, 2008 01:11 AM #25
Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI

Congrats janeAnne-Your thoughtful posts and efforts on the Eco-All Stars are a real asset to the AR community.

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