Recapping the 2008 Predictions on ActiveRain

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Last year our "Official ActiveRain" blog asked us to post our Predictions for 2008 and you can find the post here: Looking for Nostradamus .  For those of you who are unclear who Nostradamus was; he was a seer who first published his predictions in 1555.

Well, many of the ActiveRain members whipped up some great predictions for 2008 and while reading many recaps of whose came the closest I have to admit that Matt Heaton's (Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder)  2008 Market and Economic Predictions - RESULTS  and Lenn Harley's PREDICTIONS FOR 2008 - LOOKING BACK. SOMETIMES YOU WISH YOU HAD BEEN WRONG were wonderfully predicted. I beg to differ that Nostradamus had anything over these two!

Most of my predictions were not completely thought out as I had done a mix of funny and uncertain points of view in The World According to WooHoo Sally (2008 Predictions) There were two that did.

  1. Matt Heaton and the oh mighty grand ActiveRain will come to our Honolulu, Hawaii ActiveRain Gathering on January 28, 2008! And you can READ ABOUT IT HERE>>> 2008 First Hawaii ActiveRain Gathering a HUGE Success! 
  2. The Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul group continues to keep healthy boundaries with positive posts about .....positive people, places and things and all the ones in guise will disappear. :) And you can READ ABOUT IT HERE>>> Holiday Acceptance CONTEST WINNERS! (ActiveRain Community Support) which brought about MANY members who participated or supported the entries!

ActiveRain never did hire a "issue counselor" for those on ActiveRain that need counseling for egotistical issues. (I.E. The need for points, features, fame and glory that need revamping...maybe a Lobotomy would be quicker) so that one lost out big time. :)

What lies in the future for 2009? 

Shhhh..... wait and see....something's brewing!

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Jason Crouch
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My primary hope/prediction for 2009 is that the real estate market is far stronger next year.  Nicely done on the recap!

Dec 31, 2008 04:13 AM #1
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Sally

2009 shall be a great year. Happy New Year to you

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Dec 31, 2008 04:53 AM #2
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Thanks Jason....somethings cooking for 2009....watch :)

Tom: 2009 and beyond!

Dec 31, 2008 05:26 AM #3
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Sis - Nice recap sweetie.  Mr. Heaton's still impress the heck out of me. Hmmm, wondering if I might roll out some predictions for the year 2009 myself...

Dec 31, 2008 05:33 AM #4
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Sally,

No predictions, only best wishes for a safe, healthy, prosperous and happy New Year!!! Thanks,   Fran

Dec 31, 2008 05:39 AM #5
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Sally it is fun to try to predict what lies ahead, but if your anything like me, it is usually wrong. 

Too bad that the "Issue Counselor" didn't materialize, I could have used one ............. LOL

Dec 31, 2008 06:03 AM #6
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Hi Sally!  GREAT review of the 2008 predictions and posts!  I am hoping and praying for a DIVINE 2009.  I hope yours is AWESOME!

Debe in Charlotte

Dec 31, 2008 07:02 AM #7
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Hi Sally! Just wanted to wish you a happy and healthy new year.

Dec 31, 2008 07:28 AM #8
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Sally,

I think we are going to have a rough ride in 2009 and I totally agree with Lenn.

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!  Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Dec 31, 2008 11:40 AM #9
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Sally great recap. Maybe AR is looking for a "Lobotomy specialist" LOL - Happy New Year to you and your family. ~Rita

Dec 31, 2008 01:10 PM #10
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Sally, I actually can't wait to see what 2009 will bring--but I'm sure you're right, there are always lots of surprises along the way!  I wish you a very happy and blessed New Year.

Dec 31, 2008 01:26 PM #11
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Great summary Sally looking a year back. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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Morning Sally, Happy New Year!

Thanks for the recap. Here is looking toward a very happy and healthy 2009 for everyone.

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Lil Bro: That was sweet :) I'll check em out.

Fran: I too. Okay...let's do some funny ones :)

George: Yeah....look at mine...predict what I already know to be true hahaha.

Debe: For all! Happy Day today  2009

Jan 01, 2009 04:02 AM #14
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Joseph: Thanks much...same to you!

Leolinda: Happy New Year to you too!

Rita: I do believe so....can't change people can we?

Carole: Many!  Thanks Carole ....you have a wonderful 2009 and beyond!

Gary: Happy New Year to you and yours too!

Hal: A very special one to you and your family too Hal!

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Sally—I almost volunteered to be the AR "issue counselor" but then I remembered I barely have time to keep my own counsel—LOL!  A lobotomy does have a certain appeal when it comes to some of the egos wandering around. Great post. All the best for 2009!

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Sally - Wishing you and yours a fantastic 2009!!!!

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Hopefully this year the economy will be better. Butterfly

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