Chris' Corner: Thank You Al and Peggy! Thank You Active Rain!! Thank You Everyone =)

Thank You Al and Peggy! Thank You Active Rain!! Thank You Everyone =)

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With this Blog Post, I should top 300,000 points.

No where near the over 700,000 pioints Al and Peggy have...but, still an accomplishment.  I can clearly remember joining Active Rain in October of 2009, at the insistence of my mentors, my friends, in my heart, my extended family, Al and Peggy Cunningham ... OK, much more at the insistence of Al.  For any of you who have not met Al, he, as friendly as he is, he can be a force when he is determined or focused on a goal...  Peggy and I have got caught in his maelstrom over the years... All kidding aside, thank you Al and Peggy for letting me in on Active Rain.

Al and Peggy

They were so helpful to me, teaching me how to set up my profile, how to blog, encouraging me and introducing me to many of their friends, many of whom have become my friends over time.

OK, you probably recognize them more like this...

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I also want to thank the staff and leadership at Active Rain.  This community is a font of information for forward minded people and a venue for the sharing of information between members.  When I have had an issue, AR staff have been very helpful and have resolved them. 
My blogging on Active Rain is most responsible for my internet presence and my consistently placing at or near the top of the many small rural communities that make up my marketplace.

But more than just a blogging platform and a good source of information, this community has been a great place to network.  I have "networked" at Realtor functions and RE/MAX functions, but that is more of a trading of cards and words soon forgotten.  Following the blogs of individuals on AR, you get a glimpse into the person, their passions, their dreams, their causes, and at times their frustrations... that which makes us humans.

I have had the good fortune to physically meet a few of the people I have befriended on Active Rain, and this is where the "networking" takes a quantum leap... 

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Over time, in my travels, I hope to have the opportunity to meet many more of the people that I have been following, put a person beside the face and the stories and cementing the relationships that are at the heart of great networking.

For this, I want to thank all of you, who have shared so much of "you" with me, and taken the time to read some of my posts, and in that way, get to know a little about more about "me" and "mine" and what is important to me...

Thank you everybody for creating the atmosphere which has caused me to flourish and reach this AR milestone =)

Chris Smith CSSBB
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Comment balloon 13 commentsChris Smith • August 10 2011 06:22PM

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Wow, that is incredible!  I joined in 2010 also, but I am just over 1/2 that in points.  Way to go!

Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) over 9 years ago

Catherine, thank you.  With a stern taskmaster like Al pushing me, I had no choice ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S my AR friend on your most amazing milestone! I have enjoyed your posts and your green expertise since subscribing to your blog. Here's to the next 300K Chris! and many more...!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 9 years ago

p.s. And Al & Peggy are two of my favorite people here in the Rain as well! Kudos to them for getting you to join!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thank you Wanda, life has thrown us a curveball, and we will most probably have to postpone our trip to the Colorado Plateau.  But know that we will make a stop in St. George to see you when we finally get there =)

And I love Peggy with all my heart, Al too, but he is tougher on me ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Chris - Congratulations that's a lot of blogging and commenting in just over a year and a half ..... and just under the halfway mark of your mentors ..... congrats to all

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Congrats Chris.  that is an amazing accomplishment...wow, in less than a yare. That is awesome.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 9 years ago

Kathy, Thank You. it has not been consistent until I attempted the 31 Days of May Challenge.  That is when AR became more of a habit for me.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Debbie, through the interactions of AR and following their blogs, I have started to get to know many people in various different places.  People like you, who I might be able to refer to some good friends I know in the Hartford and New Haven areas of CT , if they ever think of considering a home flooring or bathroom or kitchen tile project...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Chris, Congrats and thanks for showing us newbie's how it's done.

Posted by E H (None) over 9 years ago

Evan, there were lots of people, Al and Peggy Cunningham, Russel Ray, Michael Thornton and Wanda Kubat among many others, who were so helpful when I started and still are when I need help...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Chris, congratulations on the milestone, 300,000 is very impressive, especially in such short of a time. You are a great example for recently joined AR members to follow. Dedication and persistence are two of the most important traits in this business, and you really show that you possess them.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, I have enjoyed our comaraderie over the last year, and know that you will shortly cross this threshold also.  You are a good person, and that, in combination with your knowledge and skills, makes you a great realtor.  I look forward to possibly meeting you in the near future and to the prospect of doing business together.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

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