There's No Place Like Home...

By
Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

As evidenced by my lack of posts here on AR this past week, most of you are aware that I have been away from home for 6 days now.  It has been quite the Journey and I'm ready to head home tomorrow.  My last visit home for a few short hours between the REBarCamp and where I am now, only gave me a chance to hug and kiss my wife and kids, and then it was back on the road again. My oldest son Sean had invited me down to his place where he attends College at Cal Poly.  I had not seen him in a few months so off I went....  Been having a blast but I really do miss home and the rest of the family.

I didn't realize how much can happen on AR in just a week.  I feel like I have been totally disconnected with the world.  Got up at 6:00am this morning just to try and read some posts and catch up with what's happening here in the community.  WOW! So much going on with so many friends.  Well, my son and I are having a great time together just being alone and creating some "Father/Son" memories. Boy are we making some good ones too!  We went out to Pismo Beach yesterday on ATV's, I've never done that before, what a blast.  Last night he took me to the Cal Poly Mustangs game where they defeated the Thunderbirds, and today, it's a round of Golf at Laguna Lake, before the long 5 hour trip back home.

        

I just wanted to let you all know that I am alive, I am surviving the road, and looking forward to getting back to my home, my office, and my duties here on AR.  You know that it's bad when you start dreaming about this stuff.  The other night, I dreamed that Rich and I were asked to start featuring "Tweets", now that's not a dream, that's a nightmare. LOL~ 

     

One last note: I'm Looking forward to sharing some really exciting "NEWS" about a new "AWESOME" feature we'll be adding to AR and announcing this next week. This will empower some of you to really start using ActiveRain in a way that no other social network has ever offered before.  I am sworn to secrecy until Monday, so watch for those posts coming soon....stay tuned.  I hope you all are having a great weekend, and are enjoying your homes and your families.

Whether it's your Home, your Office, or right here on ActiveRain, there really is no place like home.

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Comments (61)

Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com

I remember when I was on my honeymoon and we took some ATV's out...it was a blast!

Oct 27, 2008 02:13 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Brad, there is no place like home!  Especially when you are gone for anything over 24 hours.

I am waiting for the news sir it is already 9:30am and no news yet!!

Oct 27, 2008 02:37 AM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Good morning, Sunshine!  What's the big news???  Huh? Huh?  Come on...spill it!!

Oct 27, 2008 02:43 AM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
Brad - good morning, it's Monday you can spill the beans now. BTW it was a great webinar this past Friday - missed you being there.
Oct 27, 2008 03:12 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

What a tease... still no news...

Oct 27, 2008 03:57 AM
Marianne Snygg
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Monument, CO
ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR

Brad: I've noticed that there are quite a few AR bloggers in Colorado Springs. It's hot and getting hotter!

Is it my imagination or has the "response" box gotten smaller? Is it a gentle hint that we should leave a smaller response???

Oct 27, 2008 06:14 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Hey Brad looks like you're having a blast and a well deserved break - just think you'll get home and then before you know it you'll be heading to F-L-A!!! Can't believe it's just around the corner. P.S. Can't believe you have a child that age :)
Oct 27, 2008 08:58 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Pat - just walked through the door, finally home after 7 days. What an adventure.  I did get to see that post, loved it.  Thanks fo taking the time to write that and to comment here.  I have a ton to catch up with and a gazillion emails and comments to return.  If you need help with Banner, tapes, headers, Blogs, you name it, just let me know.  I should be caught up sometime mid week. :-)

Oct 27, 2008 09:21 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Cathy - the ATV's were awesome, it was my first time out riding one. Totally loved it.  My last jump I had to bail to prevent from rolling it.  They were rented and it costs a fortune if you roll one.  So instead, I jumped off as it came down and got squirrely on me.  Landed on my side and head, luckily I followed the rules and was wearing a helmet. It saved my life for sure, otherwise, ActiveBrad would be InActive-Brad today.  :-)

Oct 27, 2008 09:24 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Monika - great to be back home this afternoon, I was hoping everyone would get along in the sandbox while I was away, did I miss anything in particular?  I did manage to do some reading while away, but didn't catch anything too immoral or unethical!  LOL~  All that said, there's still no place like home, even on AR. :-)  I missed ya'll too.

Oct 27, 2008 09:28 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Terry - it's been announced!  No big secret anymore.  Jeff and Bob have let the cat out of the bag.  I'm working on tutorials now. I think it's BIG!  I think it's GOOD!  I think it's the one major thing we were missing to generate more leads to our members from all their hard work and efforts here in the Rain.  I hope you do too.

Oct 27, 2008 09:30 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Shannon - it is kinda like Christmas in that sense, I love the night before, the only difference is that the day after Christmas, I get a little sad because it's gone. With this, everyday will be exciting because it won't go away or be gone, it will only get better, and keep bearing gifts.  :-)

Oct 27, 2008 09:32 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Lisa - the cat is out of the bag, I just checked my VM and I didn't have any messages from you.  Is this good or bad?  I think you're in "AWE" and that' why I haven't heard from you yet.  :-O

Oct 27, 2008 09:33 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Marie - what's new is now on the Feature Board. The first and second posts are the Big Secret.  I think we are launching the app tonight.  I am working on the tutorials now.  This is exciting stuff if you ask me. We have needed something like this since day one, but to have it now is just fine with me.  I'm sure there will be many more AR success stories because of this new feature. 

Oct 27, 2008 09:36 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Steve - thanks, the time away was good, but it's always nice to come back home too.  I really missed the rest of my family this past week.  They should be home soon from school and work and I can't wait to just get a nice long hug, a few smooches, and then it's back to work on these tutorials for the new "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT" today.

Oct 27, 2008 09:39 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Lizette - I'm sure I missed a whole lotta stuff, but I'm also sure I'll hear about the stuff that I need to. (Big Smile)  You can find what I was talking about yesterday on the Feature Board today. Jeff and Bob have said it's ok to let everyone know now.  This should be great for you in your area. 

Check it out, it's no longer a secret anymore.  It Should go live this evening sometime. Very exciting stuff...almost as exciting as me bailing off the ATV in midair to prevent from crashing and rolling it over.  Too bad we didn't get that one on video.  Actually I'm glad we didn't.  LOL~

Oct 27, 2008 09:44 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Janet - If adding new features like the one we are today makes me a mad man, then I am proud to be that, and they can lock me up!  I'm ActiveBrad and I approve this comment!  LOL~ :-)

Oct 27, 2008 09:49 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Terri - as your Google rating goes up, I think this new feature will make your lead and business rating go up too.  Go see the feature board for details.  :-O  Thanks for your comment, it was great spending the past few days with my son who I have missed soooooo much.  Now I'm back home with te rest of the family and very happy here too. 

Oct 27, 2008 09:51 AM
Pat Whitehouse
RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va - Lynchburg, VA
Broker/Owner

Brad-Thank you-Glad you're home safe :-)

Oct 27, 2008 11:57 AM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Pat - thank you, that has to be a Guinness World Record comment.  I have never seen that short of comment from you ever.  Hope you are doing well, I head for Florida in a couple days for a week, and then return home once again.  Looking forward to the NAR Convention, The EXPO, and the AR Party being held at the ....  I forgot, I'm not suppose to say.  :-O

Nov 03, 2008 02:43 PM