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100000 Active Rain Points Since I Joined in January 5, 2007

I wrote my first Active Rain Blog on on 01/06/2007 09:08 PM.  Sometime this week I hope to make my first 100,000 Active Rain Points!  I do not know where the time went, but this past 7 months the Active Rain community has made a believer out of me of real estate Blogging!  I've learned a lot of new things, made a lot of great friends, and jump started my real estate business with a great new tool!  There were many times I thought of leaving Active Rain, thinking I should be devoting more time elsewhere...but I kept coming back! 

I've moved past the obsessive compulsive stage, and I'm now drinking he Active Rain Kool Aide!  First of all there are many stages you can go through in Active rain!  Since it is interactive, I would come back often looking for replies to my blogs, and feedback to my posted comments.  That input allowed me to gain a new perspective which afforded me a new opportunity to grow my business in a different direction.  Think about Active Rain it as an online mastermind group or a group brainstorming session!  The direction that the new ideas  pulled me the most in Active rain was localism.  I feel Localism is really underrated and a great tool for building new business, and closing more deals!  Yes I said closing more deals,  When I disappear from Active Rain occasionally it is to do real estate work!  A lot of my new work, and closed business...I will now give credit to Active Rain!
 

James Crawford ABR, Broker Associate

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 46 commentsJim Crawford • July 28 2007 10:45PM

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Jim,

Congratulations as you approach 100,000 that's quite an accomplishment in a short time. And I couldn't agree with you more regarding AR being an on-line mastermind group. There is so much to learn here. I especially like that fact that we learn collectively, Realtors, lenders, stagers, inspectors, etc. It makes it so much for interesting.

 

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 11 years ago
I have to agree activerain has been awesome for me. Recently I was feature in the Mississippi Real Estate Mag. because of active rain and also now when you google my name Im really HIGH on the food chain
Posted by Michelle Way, ABR, GRI, WCR ( AVALAR Pro Realty) over 11 years ago
Jim, congrats on the impending 100K mark! I too have experienced some great growth to my business as a direct result of our time here at AR & Localism. Glad to see you're sharing in that success!
Posted by Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead (ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite) over 11 years ago
Geez - I think you need to check in with Mrs Lohan and Mrs Spears for rehab for your AR addiction
Posted by John Nazareno (John Nazareno) over 11 years ago
Hi, Jim!  Congrats on your 100K mark.  That's a lot of addiction!  I'm happy for your increased business due to AR.  It's value is truly amazing.
Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 11 years ago

Congratulations Jim,

I expect to look on this blog in January of 2012 and find Jim blogging about being the first AR member to reach the one million point mark. Keep up the great work Jim.

The real estate market is truly changing and to think the consumer isn't watching is foolish. Moving forward!

Posted by Randy Lyon (Kettley and Company) over 11 years ago
Congratulations on your upcoming milestone on Active Rain.  You have been a strong contributor to this great forum.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Congrats Jim, The best part is that it has given you new business.  I love hearing that. 
Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) over 11 years ago
WOW!!! Congrats Jim!!  I enjoy your writing and glad you are a member here on Active Rain.  Best wishes as you start working on the next 100K!!  Great Job!!  :-D
Posted by Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama (Exit Leon Crawford Realty) over 11 years ago
Jim, congratulations on your new milestone!  And I wish you the best of success in your career and in Active Rain!
Posted by David L. Britt, MBA (Platinum Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago

Well said!

 

Bob Mitchell

ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

Posted by R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286) (Bank of England (NMLS#418481)) over 11 years ago
Congratulations, best of luck.
Posted by Fidan Ghoulami, fidanghoulami,miamirealtor,luxurycondos (BIG International Realty) over 11 years ago
Jim, congratulations my friend.  I joined on February 12, 2007 and should eclipse 100,000 points sometime next week.  I don't know where the time went and everything is a blur....LOL  Keep up the great work my friend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago
WooHoo Buddy!  I'm right behind you and in the whatever stage...don't know what to call me...you Kool Aid...I must be Sprite???  Good work...hard work and effort paying off.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
Jim - Congratulations on that milestone - now you have to write a post for the "silver" AR group sharing about your journey :-) Welcome to the group!
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Jim,

Congratulations on the milestone and the increased business.  I have enjoyed reading many of your posts and learning from you. 

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) over 11 years ago

Jim,

Congratulations. I would say you have been pretty busy here in the community. No doubt you've made your mark!

Posted by William Collins, Director of Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) over 11 years ago

Jim

Your  contribution has been both prolific and important to the community.  Congratulations.

Posted by Ed Rybczynski, Your Source for Local Real Estate (Integrity Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Jim:
Congrates:
I, like you and so many of the other comentors, find it addictive; I need my AR Fix for the day.  I too have learned a lot and have increased the flow of clients.
Keep it up.  I have been at it for only 4 months and no where near your 100000. 
Posted by Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate (Weichert Realtor - New Colony) over 11 years ago

Jim - Congratulations! I agree, Localism is the payoff for our hard work and long hours spent at AR.

Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Jim,

Congrats...please join the Silver Hall if you have not already...your invitation is in you email right now...good work!

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Lydia That is a major attraction to AR.  It is a diverse community, not limited to just real estate agents, but also real estate related.  "There is so much to learn here. I especially like that fact that we learn collectively..."

Michelle that is quite an accomplishment!

Ryan  Thanks1  I agree..Ar is beneficial in more than one way.

John Yes, but it is a good addiction!  LOL!

Yolanda  we actually have our own home "under contract" from an AR Blog.

Randy thanks!  I don't know if I can last in real estate until 2012. 

Randy Prothero  Thanks!  I love AR!

Steve  The unexpected but hoped for business madea  believer out of me!

Kimberly Thanks!

Thanks David

Bob thanks!

Fidan Thanks!

George thanks!  It was a blur but a very productive one.  Congrats to you also!  You are a very important part of AR.

Sally!  Your enthusiasm in AR is infectious!

Cyndee  Thanks !  I will love to!

Rita thanks.

Ed thanks!

William thanks!

Ed thank you!  I greatly appreciate the comments.

Bob Someone recently asked me why I got so active in Blogging, I told them business was R E A L  S L O W !

Paula - Localism is the Key!  I agree!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
good for you, Jim. I enjoy your post about Atlanta. Hey, you need to go joing the group for 100,000 points that Neal Bloom started and repost this there.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago

Jim:

Good post.

Posted by » Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator (» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator) over 11 years ago

Missy thanks!

Thanks Bill!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
Just a note to all!  I just broke the AR sound barrier  in my own mind for points!  100005 Points
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
WooHoo!!!!!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
Congratulations!  You can count me as one of your fans.  You have so many words of wisdom, and still take the time to comment on other people's blogs.  Those points are well-deserved!
Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 11 years ago
Sally and Margaret thanks!
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago

Wow Jim,

If you were a Hindu it would be like you had reached Nirvana! Congratulations to you!!!! Now go outside and enjoy the summer!

Posted by Tina Maraj, #1 Selling Agent in Fullerton 2016 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX North Orange County) over 11 years ago
Tina! Thank you so much!  My life is Nirvana!  Actually I'd taken a break from AR, we actually were taken by surprise when we got very busy in real estate.  We did quite a few contracts in the last 3 weeks including selling our own home from AR!
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago

Congrats ! Jim.  100,000 points is up there! I'm happy to say that I'll be approaching 10,000 pts next week!  Thats under 2 months! Still have to pick up the pace to possibly match your mark.

 

Posted by Paul Viau, High Shots Photography - Real Estate Services (High Shots Photography) over 11 years ago

Jim,

100,000 thats a lot of blogging! Glad to hear its paying off! Congratulations!!! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Geez... and I was getting excited because I am about to break 10,000! Way to go Jim! Congrats are certainly in order. Best wishes from Arizona!
Posted by Kevin Hanley (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago
Congratulations to someone who has given so much to ActiveRain!!! We have learned so much from your blogs!! You are a very knowledgeable person who obviously likes to help people! We can only imagine the kind of service your clients must receive from you! We would like to personally thank you for all your tips, comments and encouraging words! When we joined AR in May, your blog about negative media was the first blog we ever read and the first blog we ever commented on! Thanks for making AR a great place to be!!! Here is to your next 100,000!!!!
Posted by Rick and Lynn Orze, Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro (RE/MAX All Pro) over 11 years ago

  Pau that is not too shabby!  Stick with it!

 Suzanne Thansk!@  There would be no sense to doing this if there was no pay off!  LOL!

Kevin I was excited about my foirst 1000 then 10000

Rick and Lynn you are too kind!  Thank you!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
Jim -- you are right on target with my feelings about Active Rain. I'm glad to hear someone else talk about moving past the "obsessive-compulsive" stage -- I think I'm almost there. And localism will get even better as time marches on.
Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 11 years ago
Ann It has to be about raising the benchmark.  Money is what pays our bills, and since this is a 100% commission job without benefits if we cannot make it we will be forced to move on.  Networking, and gaining new friendships are great, but if you develop them as part of a strategy it is even better.
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
Jim:  Congratulations on reaching 100.000 plus mark.  I am happy that you are back posting.  I understand about working the Real Estate though.  I love it here and I find that I am growing in positive directions more and more each day. 
Posted by Dianne Barody, Pensacola Florida Real Estate (Century 21 AmeriSouth Realty) over 11 years ago
Dianne Thanks!  Active Rain is such a positive force
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
Wow, way to Go!    I know I have met you through another network??  Perhaps RealTalk or e-Pro??  I am not sure, but I remember you as a REMAX mentor.   Someday, I may be as skilled as you on AR. 
Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 11 years ago
Christine thanks! REMAX Mainstreet?  I've spoke at many RE/MAX conventions, featured speaker in NAR in Orlando, and I write for www.RealtyTimes.Com  Perhaps one of the conventions?
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
Congratulations!! Count me as one of your regular readers. We need more writers like you. Always good, quality content.
Posted by Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio (Real Living HER, Powell Ohio) over 11 years ago
Elaine thank you much you are too kind!
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 11 years ago
My friend told me about your blog. I am so happy to read it. Thanks for the tips. =)
Posted by Heather Black (Keller Williams ) over 10 years ago
Heather Black  Thanks so much!  I hope I did not dissppoint you.
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

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