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Thankful for all Knowledge I Learned on Active Rain

 

What am I thankful for about Active Rain -

There are so many things I am grateful for I could type all-day 

I remember going to Rain Camp and meeting all the people I blogged with 

 

 The main speaker was this really down-to-earth guy that Bob Stewart introduced  . He was dressed in The North-Face jacket and spoke about creating a long tall tail Niche. I found him fascinating. I absorbed everything he said like a dry sponge that was dropped into a bucket of water. He spoke for hours but it seemed like minutes. Bob would interject they had slide shows everything made sense. By the way, the speaker's name was Ben Kinney . He made a huge impression on me 

 

 This was not the last time I had heard Ben speak. I put what he taught into use and I can tell you it works. It does not happen overnight. It takes hard work and persistence but it does work. Let's face it anything worth doing does not come easy. It is a form of farming in fact it is internet farming. I use it with mail-outs like our own Barbara Todaro teaches us 

 

Doing Internet Market Reports on a specific area monthly. I talk about these areas where to eat what goes on about the people activities I also try to advertise in the local paper. Try to be the local expert. You do not want to choose an area where there are many Real Estate agents working in that community. Start small work smart be persistent. 

 

 

 

I learned all this on Active Rain and so much more. Combine Video Vlogging what you can learn is never-ending there is a wealth of knowledge on Active Rain. If you need help you can pick up the phone and call someone who will be more than glad to help you. Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD really know videos and Sheri Sperry - MCNE® knows photography. 

 

I would have never believed I would have made such close friendships that I have formed in Active Rain that is worth more than anything else. We are like a family always there for each other always caring and thinking of each other for that I am really grateful.

   

Call me for more information on my mobile -215 820-3376 

 

This is my 3rd entry to Jeff Dowler, CRS November challenge who by the way I have learned so much about Niche marketing also Jeff has been a Guru to me 

 

          

            

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Comment balloon 71 commentsHannah Williams • November 28 2020 10:26PM

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Great post Hannah Williams and now we are all learning from you!

Posted by Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service! (Realty One Group) about 2 months ago

Carol Williams, You have highlighted some things and some terrific people that you are grateful for. I'm happy to say I know them all and I agree.

A good entry into this month's contest. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah- I would love to have attended a Rain Camp!  I signed up to attend one that was being held in Miami but it was canceled and I already had plans for the Orlando Rain Camp. Love that you've learned so much here. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 2 months ago

Hello Hannah - your special ActiveRain moment became a memory but it is also something that continues to work.  And that "works".  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 2 months ago

OMG, I feel the SAME way about AR, Hannah! Love the picture and the story. As for the pic - I've met Patricia, Cindy & Ben also - in fact, Cindy has attended a meet-up that we had here in Charlotte and visited my home.

I can't WAIT to meet you in person!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 months ago

I too have learned a lot through Active Rain Hannah Williams  but unfortunately for me almost no one other then I picked up the AR ball and ran with it in the State of North Dakota.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah:

The AR Meet-ups and RainCamps have been such a special part of our community. Love that top photo! There is certainly a lot of gratitude in your post - thank YOU!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 2 months ago

Good evening Hannah Williams ,

What a wonderful entry into the November challenge! Love the photo..I went to a Rain Camp in Houston and learned so much. So many to be grateful for in the rain!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 2 months ago

Looking at the picture just curious how many are still active on the platform? I am just thinking out loud... nice post Hannah....

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 2 months ago

Rocky Dickerson  we all learn from each other that is the beauty of Active Rain 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 We talk on the phone often and I enjoy our conversations .. I am also so grateful to Ben Kinney  for saving this platform 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Kathy Streib  It was an amazing journey so much fun to meet my fellow Rainmaker bloggers such an amazing group of people - We still are -- WE MAKE it RAIN every time we write a BLOG - You are a special lady 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Michael Jacobs  you are a special person also I will never forget your beautiful market reports -  as we now ponder it works too 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS  We are a special group of people. Loving Active Rain has been easy, hasn't it?  Still stay in touch with Cindy Jones through Facebook. can't wait to meet you in person either but I feel like I would know you anywhere  

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm  Many from my area have not appreciated the beauty of AR either .You have so that is what is important 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

I learn about 36 new things per day on here and that’s probably not an exaggeration. :)

Have a blessed holiday and a great new year, Hannah!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 2 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS  Meet-ups are not big in my area Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, and I have tried and it has not worked out.  I found this picture on my old laptop and the post was written around it - Thanks for all your inspiration through the years 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  Looks like you have used what you learned and put it to great use. Always enjoy your posts 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Endre Barath, Jr.  Was thinking the same thing when looking at the picture Ed Silva  posted today and Patricia Kennedy  posted for a short time and then disappeared - We are still here my friend 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Laura Cerrano  You were one of the people I met in NYC.  I have to agree with you we do learn so much from each other and enjoyed your Zoom presentation 

Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year  Laura 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Good morning, Hannah... we do learn a lot here in the Rain from each other, don't we? And what's so wonderful is how freely everyone shares to help each other. That's one of the things that makes this platform so unique.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams what a great blog expressing your thankfulness for being a blogger in the RAIN. Opening our minds to learn and build relationship's makes the RAIN platform a powerful tool in real estate.

Posted by ba`B Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) about 2 months ago

I have learned so much from so many people that I follow in the Rain and I guess that is one of the biggest things that keeps me coming back day after day!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams - that picture brings a smile seeing Ed Silva and Dagny Eason . We are really grateful to have so many mentors in Active Rain.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 months ago

What a wonderful entry to the challenge! I just looked at my calendar and realized I only have one more day if I want to put in another entry. Where did this month GO?

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) about 2 months ago

What a treat to see that group again - even if just in a picture!     Miss you all!     Ben was always so helpful and great!     I remember at one of the Active Rain raincamps someone "triple dared" me to get up on the stage - so I did and thanked all of the presenters!    Such fun times!    I think that was in Philly........   We all got a huge laugh - and I got to stand up there with the presenters for a second and thank them personally -

LOVE Active Rain!

Helloooo to everyone! 

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) about 2 months ago

The triple dare either came from Debbie Gartner  or from Ed Silva 

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) about 2 months ago

Hannah, those Rain Camps were fun, I went to one in New Orleans at a NAR convention.   Your photo reminds me of those no longer blogging - and so nice to see Dagny! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 months ago

How kind and gracious are you? Thank you for the mention. As for AR, a wonderful platform and I am so thankful for it and the friendships. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 2 months ago

Dagny Eason  It was probably Ed Silva as I wasn't there.  I'm not sure if I had even started to blog then...or just started.  I started July 2010 and we drove together to Atlantic City Raincamp in 2011 (maybe in April?).

 

But, I loved RainCamp, Hannah and I met many people in that picture.  A great bunch of superstars.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 2 months ago

 

 

Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) about 2 months ago

We never attended any raincamp Hannah, but I'm sure it was a learning and FUN experience. Yes, we all get knowledge from this platform!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 2 months ago

Hannah, what a lovely summary of the happy moments and aha's at Active Rain! I enjoyed reading it very much!

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams ! So many wonderful memories getting together with fellow rainers!  Amazing really when I look back it's like - what an unexpected surprise and gift! So fun to see this photo again!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 2 months ago

Hey sista Hannah Williams 
I joined AR back in 2006 but never did participate in the RainCamps due to commitments at home and work.  I do love reading about them, though.  And, I love to do meetups during my various travels. I've been able to make some great connections with members in Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and California.  Philadelphia will be on my route next Fall if travel is safe.  WhooHoo!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) about 2 months ago

Hello Hannah Williams and you are a great person to see on the zoom meetings in the rain on Tuesday.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 2 months ago

Hannah,

What a nice shout out for all the AR members you mentioned.  Wishing you a wonderful December. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 months ago

Dagny Eason   Who would have thunk that you would take something I said seriously.  This is a wonderful learning platform as well.

Hannah Williams   Some of the friendliest people you would ever want to meet are here and the wealth of information they share makes us all smarter

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 2 months ago

Hello Miss Hannah Williams - Like you, I learned so much from the AR community.  I've made priceless friendships too.  I am over the moon happy that Ben is re-investing in the community.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 2 months ago

Hannah there is a lot of learning available here in the Rain if you want to learn.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 months ago

Nina Hollander I know I can always pick up the phone to speak to you and you will be there for me . Happy Holidays

Bob Ratliff, You are a very special person to me also 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Brian England You are so sweet to us all looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday - you make the Rain so very special

Grant Schneider  I also love that picture the people are so special to me I remember that day like it was yesterday 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Kat Palmiotti  I know the month did fly by didn't it? You can do it 

Dagny Eason  The hostess with the mostess . You and Ed Silva  came down last minute I am so glad you did we did have a blast -

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Joan Cox What fun we always had and maybe we can convince Dagny Eason and Ed Silva  to come back - we still have FUN and new ways to have fun 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  you are such a giving person and always there if any of us need you . Plus a sincere friend .You make AR great  

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Debbie Gartner  So looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday's Zoom meeting one day we will look back on them and say remember when. You Rock 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  you both are amazing and your blogs are awesome I have been following you for as long as I can remember. My Long Island NY Realtors 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

marti garaughty  I have learned so much from you and I am so honored to be Featured in your GROUP 

Thank YOU so Much 

Hannah 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Steffy Hristova  That means so much to me that you enjoyed reading my post more than you can imagine  Happy Holiday 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker  The photo was on my laptop that I rarely use anymore and when I saw it the post just wrote itself. Wonderful memories.  I do love that picture and all the people in it - Happy Holidays Anna 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Carol Williams I hope travel is safe as I would love to see my sister (2008 here )

Will Hamm  we have been friends in the rain for so long I just love seeing you on ZOOM too 

 

 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  You know you have always been very special to me. I have been following your blogs for as long as I can remember. I so wish you could juggle your schedule and join us on Zoom but I know you are a busy lady. So i will continue to follow your posts and maybe a phone call 

Happy Holidays 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Ed Silva so nice to see you here we need to talk - maybe next week 

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  Priceless friends like you. Knowledge is also priceless. A superhero like Ben Kinney what more could we ask for - pinch me am I dreaming 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

George Souto Let's tune in to Zoom on Tuesday at 2 Pm est. I think Debbie Gartner  is speaking I can be a sponge 

Happy Holiday George 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams - Great post!  I only wish I would have known about ActiveRain earlier to participate in a Rain Camp.  What you gained in those early camps was priceless. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 2 months ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  We are still learning and making valuable friendships. One day I really believe we may say remember those Zoom meetings and all we learned. We are forever learning here in Rain. I value your friendship Sheri 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

I totally agree! The knowledge seems infinite here and that’s not a bad thing at all!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 2 months ago

Hannah and Sheri Sperry - MCNE® , The friendships are an incredible bonus on here! I really enjoy all of you when I can get to talk to you! I apologize if I don’t get to respond all the time because of being busy. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 2 months ago

I still think ActiveRain has been one of most educational tools I have used in my career. Thank you Hannah Williams 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 2 months ago

Laura Cerrano We all get busy it doesn't mean we do not care . I always appreciate  your comments 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I must agree with you 100% unless you have experienced it I don't think you truly appreciate it 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

I agree with Paul, #58. AR has been a beneficial tool in so many ways, not just real estate. In addition to the education are the marketing ideas and invaluable information about other issues related or integrated in all aspects of real estate. 

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) about 2 months ago

It's a real community that you can really engage with or be a passive participant. I especially like venting when I need to!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) about 2 months ago

Kimo Jarrett I also agree with Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  he has hit the nail on the head 

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR  You are so right great place to blow off steam if you need too -

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

I am also thankful for all the information on Active Rain.  I use Active Rain often when I trying to think of proper wording for a question or email!

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) about 2 months ago

Thank you very much for sharing some of your positive experience as a member of ActiveRain.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Joy Daniels You are a blessed member of the Active Rain platform 

Roy Kelley Thank you for all your positive comments they are very much appreciated 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 2 months ago

Hannah Williams - What a lovely group of fine people! It's those humble beginning when we are starting to learn that make positive impressions. There's something magical when a group clicks, isn't there?

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 month ago

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  We learned so much at the early Rain Camps they were fascinating and magical 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 1 month ago

I really do miss those early RainCamps!   Why don't they reistate them?    Fun to see those faces again!   Thanks so much for posting this, Hannah!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) about 1 month ago

Dagny Eason We had a wonderful time that day - enjoyed our time together - we learned so much and we met such wonderful people 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 1 month ago

I have been learning a lot here on AR and appreciate all the AR experts, like you, sharing your knowledge.  Thank you!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 22 days ago

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