Dr. Karen  Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group)

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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I remember very little from October 2007.

Jun 12, 2017 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Idon't remember my second month at all... I hardly remember signing up for Active Rain and didn't do anything here for several years after signing up.

Jun 12, 2017 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,360,087
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I signed up but didn't participate by commenting or posting until about eight months later so I'm guessing the excitement was minimal at best.  

Jun 12, 2017 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Yes and yes!

Jun 12, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
558,757
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Welcome Karen. Yes, I remember. I was still stalking and not writing. I think I wrote my first post in month 3!

Jun 12, 2017 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

No, it has been almost 8 years. A

Jun 12, 2017 08:30 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not really, but I am still excited....

Jun 12, 2017 05:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I felt like a lost puppy and had no idea what I was doing. It took attending many webinars and bootcamps before it clicked for me. You are a sharp cookie, Karen and have grasped the mechanics and purpose quickly.

Jun 12, 2017 04:05 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well I hope you stay excited because we love having you here in the rain.  

Jun 12, 2017 10:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Congrats Karen, it has been a joy having you join us here in the rain.

My venture in the rain started in April of 2012, and dedicated ever since then.

Jun 12, 2017 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That was when  Vasco deGama was sailing the 7 seas. Don't remember!

Jun 12, 2017 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not recall those early months. Comments were very rare.

Jun 12, 2017 05:12 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Glad you are finding your experiences here exciting hope that will continue 

Dec 23, 2017 05:31 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I don't remember to be honest. I signed up in 2008 and then was an on again off again participant. Stay excited though!-Kasey

Jun 17, 2017 08:05 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think I wrote a blog, then returned three years later!   Glad to hear you are still excited.

Jun 14, 2017 02:28 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

And you are prominent everywhere, Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor.

Do not lose the momentum.

Jun 12, 2017 11:33 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, that was 9 years ago but I do know this...I was quite lost, quite alone and had no clue how to blog. Some would say nothings changed. 

Jun 12, 2017 08:26 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I do remember..I started blogging the end of October 2008..was still excited in December 2008!

Jun 12, 2017 07:15 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I sure do...

Jun 12, 2017 04:47 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That would be sometime around november 2015 for me.  Sorry, can't remember last month let alone that far back.

Jun 12, 2017 04:01 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I believe I did not do anything at all for first 5+ years after I signed up. I had no clue.

Jun 12, 2017 01:56 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have been on the rain less than a year. My second month I was constantly checking the points to see if I got ahead of other agents in my local market. I am now number 3 locally, and it will take some time to get ahead of number 2. Number 1 is years down the road. But moving up in the state. I hope to be on the first page for Oregon before the end of the year.

Jun 12, 2017 01:43 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Good Grief ... No I do not remember month two.  I am happy for your and your excitement.  Keep it up ... don't let burn out set in. 

Jun 12, 2017 08:39 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sorry I do not as it was over 11 years ago LOL

Jun 12, 2017 07:28 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

You are officially a part of the ActiveRain family, Karen!

   In my second month I was still "lurking", doing a few reblogs.

Jun 12, 2017 06:59 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I remember begining to comment on others posts, not posting or asking questions! Sad for me, but good for you for your participation!

Jun 12, 2017 06:55 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Not really... too long ago. But I'm always excited!

Jun 12, 2017 06:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

oh, yes.... and I'm still excited after 8 years of being here in the rain....

Jun 12, 2017 06:44 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I stayed as you put it "excited" for about a good year plus & still chugging

Jun 12, 2017 06:31 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor I don't remember. I started in February of 2007.

Jun 12, 2017 06:27 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I so remember it, Karen! It was a true exercise in stepping FAR out of my comfort zone and posting & commenting to the 'world!'  

Jun 12, 2017 06:25 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Karen, I'm surprised to hear this. I thought you were an experienced blogger!

Jun 12, 2017 06:05 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My month 2 i was not very active. I think there is more welcoming now, than there was back then. My excitement came the first time a client called me saying they found my blog and wanted me to list their home. My next excitement came when someone from the Rain, gave my some invaluable tips to change my blog, then consumers started calling weekly.

Jun 12, 2017 05:59 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That was over ten years ago and I can't remeber last week now! 

Jun 12, 2017 05:52 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I can't even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. 3:)

It's been 11 years for me here, and I had been on online RE forums for 5 years prior but in the very early days when this type of forum was brand new, it was exciting.

Jun 12, 2017 05:48 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I remember my first blog and I am still here today

Jun 12, 2017 05:42 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Jun 12, 2017 05:36 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I can't remember anymore.

Jun 12, 2017 05:31 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

We are sll so very happy your strengh remained to tolerate us.

We celebrate all woh endure.

My first months were exercises of enduraning those who thought failure to use 'spell chek' was equal to knocking the hat of the Pope.

But I found my voice, and now newbies are compelled to endure.

The excitement will remain if you maintaine your fidelity to yourself and be genuine. That is often the opposite of being a real estate agent.

Find your voice.

Jun 12, 2017 05:23 AM