The Power of Giving - The Gift of Thanks

Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

I would be seriously remiss if I didn't stop this evening to give my sincere and heart felt "thanks"

to ActiveRain and all the members who make this network such a wonderful place to work and play.  Taking time to say "thank you" to others may seem like a small and insignificant gesture, but the power in those words "Thank You", no matter how they are delivered, usually mean as much to the receiver as they do to the giver. 

Being thankful is more than just saying it to someone,

it's showing them your gratitude by your actions, your efforts, and all your other chosen words as well.  I have been blessed to be a part of the staff and this community now for quite some time, and really do enjoy love my job and the relationships I've built here.  During this Holiday season where the tradition is to "Give Thanks", it hardly seems adequate enough to just say "Thank You!"

You have been an absolute "Joy & Hoot" to work with, you're amazing people!

The friends I have made here are some of the best that I have and know.  I am truly thankful for all the people I have had the chance to meet and get to know both on the Network, and in person.  This has been one of the most bizarre, life changing, mind Boggling, incredible journey's and years that I have ever experienced, and I am so grateful to be right here, in this time, in this place, right now.  This is home.

Thank you Jon, Bob, Rich, Jeff, Matt, Diego, Jorgen, Mike, Jerry, Claire,

and the rest of the ActiveRain staff for putting up with me, carrying me at the times I needed it, and for putting me in my place when it was necessary.  You are all the coolest and most awesome people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  I love you guys.  I'm very excited and passionate about the path we're on, and fortunate to be able to witness where the future will be taking us. 

I know the best is yet to come...

To the GREATEST Community and Network on Earth, I want to Thank you

for your patience, your support, your commitment to us and to yourselves, and for making AR the place it is today.  Thank you for contributing so much, both on a business and personal level, I have learned so much from and about each and everyone of you.  I wish I had more time to spend with you, and in your lives.  I am truly thankful for your friendships and all that you have given me.  Again, Thank You!

I am proud of this company, this network, and most of all, this family I call my own. 

Lastly, I am thankful that my own family, here at home, allows shares me with this unbelievable on-line community.  To them, I want to say "Thanks for Giving" of your Husband and Dad, I love and care about you so much, and I don't say it to each of you enough.  Sean, Dustin, Brandon and Princess... Thank You!!

I wish everyone a very bountiful Thanksgiving, and a safe and wonderful Holiday. 

May God Bless you all in abundance this season, and in the years ahead.  Let us all be thankful for what we have, and give thanks to those who have helped us grow and become the people we are.  The greatest gift one can give to another is their time.  Make "time" to "Give Thanks" to others, not just on Thanksgiving, but everyday.

It's the invisible FREE gift that is always worth giving...
Happy Thanksgiving! :-)


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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brad, We are all so fortunate to have members like you writing such a heartfelt post.

"Let us each be thankful for the wonderful friendships we have built here on ActiveRain"

Nov 28, 2008 01:11 AM #93
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Brad - Trusting you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day weekend and I really have to second Margaret's message above. Where would I be without Active Rain? I'm in great company.

Nov 28, 2008 03:38 AM #94
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I am thankful for You being on staff with AR, Brad...and I am glad I have gotten to know you......

Along with Matt, John and the others...this network has truely been a God send to me and to others....

May God CONTINUE to bless the staff and the network of ActiveRain....


Nov 28, 2008 03:51 AM #95
Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

You are an amazing community builder and the pleasure is all mine, or shared with AR. I can't imagine anyone here thinking other than the highest of you.

Nov 28, 2008 05:56 AM #96
The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

Brad - Isn't it great being loved by so many. Don't let it go to your head, keep putting out valuable information and we in tirn will show our appreciation. I personally want to say thanks for the training material that you have created for the last 6 months. I try my best to pass it along,

 Have a great holiday.

Nov 28, 2008 05:58 AM #97
David M. Childress
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Akron, OH
I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!

Hope you had a wonderful day with your beautiful family, I sure did! I am thankful for finding AR and also for the day I "met" you.

Nov 28, 2008 06:03 AM #98
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Brad, great post, enjoyed reading this one.  Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 28, 2008 07:38 AM #99
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Great blog Brad and we all thank you for being there when we have trouble, and putting up with us!

Nov 28, 2008 09:10 AM #100
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

.............I'm still recovering from "Turkey Over Indulgence"... LOL~ 

Thanks all of you for your comments, and especially all the love and support here.  I really intended on commenting back to each of you, but as my AR fate would have it today, I'm back out doing my duties on the network. 

I am sincerely moved and touched by all of you....and yet I'm overwhelmed by all these great responses.  :-)

Thank you so much, I hope your Holiday was better than you ever expected, you all sure made mine the best one ever! 

Thanks!!  :-)

Nov 28, 2008 09:28 AM #101
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

And Brad, I think I speak for the entire 122,296 (and counting!) members on ActiveRain when I say, "Thank YOU and all the staff at ActiveRain" for providing us with this forum to share, market ourselves, rant, joke and play with our colleagues all across the USA and abroad.

Nov 28, 2008 10:27 AM #102
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I'm thankful to know you!  God bless!

Mike in Tucson

Nov 28, 2008 08:08 PM #103
Lisa Schlitz
Home Run Real Estate, Inc. - Wellington, FL
Realtor - Wellington, Florida Homes 561-214-3216

Little late in commenting-been eating & shopping-but since joining in July '08, have had a blast! You (and the rest of the AR staff) amaze my little ole' brain with all your knowledge. So very grateful for you all! 

Nov 28, 2008 09:43 PM #104
Scott Barr
Pacific Sotheby's international Realty - Newport Beach, CA

Brad- so true. What a great net work of people helping people.

Nov 29, 2008 12:57 AM #105
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

It's always nice to take a moment and just thank people for being who they are in your life.  Thanks for all you and the rest of the staff at AR do to make this such an awesome community!


Nov 29, 2008 06:31 AM #106
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL

Brad - you give so much back to your community and family, it hardly adequate for us to say, Thanks! You send e-mails, you make phone calls, and you're always there to help make us better. And speaking of better - meeting you each year is really great.  More Hugs!

Nov 29, 2008 09:38 AM #107
Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Brad, Right back at ya!  You have given me such a warm welcome, 'cuz that's the kind of guy you are.... swell :~).        By the way, I posted a 'roast turkey in 1/2 the time'. Check that one out.

Nov 29, 2008 10:51 AM #108
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Thanks to you, Brad!  Your work is priceless to us!  Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 29, 2008 11:57 PM #109
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Thanks again to all of you for making our thanksgiving one of the best ever.  It would be really hard to imagine a holiday like Thanksgiving without this place, especially the people here.  Hope everyone had the best time with their families, and the very best food in their tummy's!!   :-) 

Now, let's get ready for Christmas!!

Dec 02, 2008 12:20 PM #110
Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Brad - Thanks for your post on  It is a great tool that you highlighted in your "best of" post as well as an earlier post.  We now have blog podcasts on our website as a result.  Keep feeding us those great "free" sites.  Thanks again for sharing your expertise.

Dec 03, 2008 04:53 AM #111
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Ryan - that is awesome. Glad you were able to put this post and Odiogo to use.  I hope it brings you more traffic, subscribers, and business.  Enjoy, and thanks for the comment.  :-)

Dec 03, 2008 04:08 PM #112
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