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Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Confirmation of something I've known for some time, if you put in the work early establishing relationships, the foundation is always there.  You can walk away for a long period of time, and step back in and it's as if you've never left.

Mar 12, 2024 04:13 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

I joined for business completely clueless of how many true friendships would be formed with people I have yet to meet in person.  Truly priceless.

Mar 12, 2024 04:38 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

The thought I had was way back when I first started I had NO IDEA the future of honest-to-goodness relationships being built.  Once I did I said to myself - I am so in!  And here we all are all those years later - such an amazing gift ActiveRain has been to us all!

Mar 12, 2024 03:47 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The happiness when members saw other ActiveRain members they haven't seen in years was palpable. Too bad we can't set up an ActiveRain Camp again. I never got to one but they were mentioned multiple times as a must-do.

Mar 12, 2024 03:18 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Well since I didn't catch it, I enjoyed Debe Maxwell, CRS getting it

Mar 12, 2024 02:26 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

That this "community" has been growing and thriving for 18 years and our Zoom calls have been going on since 2020!!!!  What a wonderful reunion. 

Mar 12, 2024 07:59 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Brad used to have Kerrie La Guardia 's job.

Mar 12, 2024 06:16 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Only 1 Ah ha, huh? Tough call.

I think the power of relationships, online and in person, can take you places far beyond what you might imagine. The spirit and camaraderie of the AR community was so alive today, and will keep growing!

Mar 12, 2024 04:31 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Connecting with people both online and offline can lead to excellent opportunities. Today's positive energy proved that we are a fantastic group and will continue to thrive.

Mar 12, 2024 05:17 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I'm not sure I had any "Ah Ha" moments but it was certainly confirmed that my experience is not unique. Everyone who engages on this platform feels it and benefits from it beyond their wildest expectations. 

My hope is those who attended that haven't been attending feel the enthusiasm and value we experience every week (and day). As a result of this meeting, we now have MORE compelling written content and testimonials to share with all members who haven't been attending... new or not.

ActiveRain is the most civil, value packed, social media platform on the planet.

Mar 13, 2024 07:39 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

WOW! Not sure I got just one - more like 20!!!

The excitement was palpable and seeing the group of Who's Who on AR together was truly NEEDED! It's all about the relationships. Even though we haven't seen several of those who were there, they dove in 2006 to 2008'ish (the formative years) and established long-lasting relationships with members. 

Networking vs. blogging - another ah-ha moment.

A few ideas for the dev team arose - can't wait to see how this month's efforts pan out, Margaret. MANY thanks to you - for your friendship, enthusiasm and dedication to making this platform THE place to be for anyone in the real estate business. 😘

Mar 12, 2024 08:15 PM
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J.R. Schloemer
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I didn't realize there was a Zoom call today. 

Mar 12, 2024 03:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Would love to but could not attend. Sounds like I missed something special.

Mar 13, 2024 03:21 AM