Localism at Work...Active Rain is Not Just About Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Dockside Realty VA 0225142975

About an hour ago I called Tina Merritt, a fellow member of Active Rain.  I needed help. Tina came to mind Tina Merrittbecause I know she knows her area. Reading her posts taught me that.

I contacted Tina because I had a call from my brother-in-law in Connecticut.  Bill  is trying to find someone that was flying to Haiti and had a medical emergency in flight.  The plane landed in Norfolk, VA and the passanger was taken to a hospital.

Bill is a pastor of a church in Wallingford, CT and has done extensive work in Haiti.  The passenger taken sick is someone that was going down to Haiti as a volunteer.

Bill thought I might be able to help him locate the hospital where the passenger was taken.  When you Google hospitals in Norfolk you will find several.  I knew immediately that Tina would be able to give me the name of the closests ones.  Sure enough that is exactly what happened.

It felt good to know that I had a resource that knew Norfolk.  Once I realized that, I also realized that I have resources across the country including the special ones in Alaska and Hawaii.  That is what Active Rain has given me and each of you.

REALTORS® know their area like few others.  Think about it.  They become our combination Yellow Pages and Google maps.

REALTORS® are the local experts...and you can call them when all the government and Chamber of Commerce offices are closed up tight for the night or week-end.

I also knew I could call Tina because I know that REALTORS® are helpers.  That is what we do.  We provide information and services.  We problem-solve. There was no doubt in my mind that Tina would do what she could for me.

I was right.

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Stephanie Logan
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I am glad that you were able to get the info you and your dad needed. Another excellent reason to belong to Active Rain! I hope this story turns out well. -S

Jan 19, 2009 12:34 PM #1
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"I also knew I could call Tina because I know that REALTORS® are helpers.  That is what we do.  We provide information and services.  We problem-solve"

Wow! Does that ever say volumes about our industry!! Great story Kate!

Jan 19, 2009 02:09 PM #2
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
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Hi Stephanie...Yes, I meant this as a thank you to Active Rain and to Tina.

Kate

Jan 19, 2009 02:46 PM #3
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Great Story!  And I love your profile Pic....glad you got to the site!

Jan 19, 2009 02:48 PM #4
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Kate Elim
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Hi Colleen...Thanks for adding me as an Associate.

I wrote this post because I really believe what I said about why so many of us are REALTORS®. 

Even though what I asked of Tina was not a big thing, the very fact that I knew she would help me was what was important and I had never spoken to her before in my life.  She would do that for me and anyone else that needed that information.

Most REALTORS® are great people.

Kate

Jan 19, 2009 02:53 PM #5
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Kate Elim
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Hi Jane..Thanks.

I'm not as handsome as Max but I'm pleased with it.  I think I could have made my face bigger but I might have lost the word "HOPE".   I didn't want to do that.

Kate

Jan 19, 2009 03:03 PM #6
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Carol Smith
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Kate,

I have called several AR members to pick their brains for idea, advice and just to chat.  It's amazing the connections we can make in the Rain.

 

Jan 19, 2009 04:23 PM #7
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Tina Merritt
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Kate,

I am glad you thought to call me and happy that I helped.  I hope everything turns out ok.  Thank you for your kind post - you are a gem here in the Rain!

Tina in Virginia

Jan 19, 2009 10:15 PM #8
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Margaret Woda
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Kate, I have found ActiveRainers to be open, friendly, helpful people as well as the "best" when it comes to real estate.

Jan 20, 2009 01:59 AM #9
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Kate, It's true, we are all so connected.  Someone will mention a place and I can (off the cuff) usually think of a realtor that lives in an area---so amazing and I'm glad you had help.

Jan 20, 2009 12:41 PM #10
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Kate Elim
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Hi Carol...I have too.  It has always been about Activer Rain, blogs, or something to do with real estate.

This was a little bit different and yet Tina came to mind immediately.  I was so glad I thought of her.

Kate

Jan 21, 2009 09:52 AM #11
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Kate Elim
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Hi Tina...I was so glad I thought of you too.  I know I will think of you if anyone asks me if I know I great REALTOR in the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area.

How nice it is to know that I can say yes to that and to many, many other parts of this country.

Kate

Jan 21, 2009 10:07 AM #12
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Kate Elim
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Hi Margaret...A absolutely agree with you.  We are very fortunate to have found such a group of people.

Kate

Jan 21, 2009 10:08 AM #13
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Kate Elim
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Hi Carole...Yes, I feel the same way.  It is so good to know that we have this network out there.  I only wish I had lots and lots of referrals to send to all of you.

Kate

Jan 21, 2009 10:11 AM #14
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