I was Recognized at the Salon - Thanks ActiveRain!

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Real Estate Agent with Regent Property Group 0480809

I took my daughter to get her haircut this weekend. I didn't think the wait would be very long since there were three stylist and only two people ahead of us... but I was wrong...

It was a long wait, and I also had Mr. Man in tow.  As Mr. Man gets fussy, he likes to be swung in his carseat.  That always causes conversation with people about how strong I am and don't my arms hurt, yadda yadda... I even had a client interview last week where I had to bring him, and Mrs Buyer kept trying to get Mr Buyer to swing Mr Man for me, but I kept telling him it was my work out for the day.

Anyway, I digress... as I'm swinging Mr Man, I start talking with this lady as I noticed she was wearing a Realtor jacket so I asked her who she worked with.  I told her I was also a Realtor.  She looked at me hard and said that I looked familiar but couldn't place me.  She listed off a couple of places, but nope.

Then, I asked her if she ever used ActiveRain. She said she did... and she looked at me again, to which I smiled. 

"You're at the top of the page!"  I blushed...

She said she reads my posts and likes what I have to say.  I thought that was nice. I didn't/don't recognize her even though her profile says she joined in January 2007. Why? She wrote 4 posts in all of 2007, none in 2008, 1 in 2009, and 10 in 2010.  She hasn't been back since September 2010... Why do I mention this? She's had 4 years to make herself known and she hasn't utilized the tools available to her.  She made a comment that her business was slow and all I can say is that I've had 7 buyer appointments in the past 10 days, and Landon loves showing houses!!

Thanks ActiveRain as this is just another example of how people recognize me around town!

**Are You Packed Yet?**

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
www.DonnaHomes.coma
Donna@DonnaHomes.com

Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 

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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Donna: It pays to be consistent and that you have been. You deserve every single closing that you take to the table. You have never made an excuse, even through a move and two pregnancies.

C&C

February 08, 2011 09:10 PM #2
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Lou Ludwig
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CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO

Donna

Donna

It sounds like you had a full day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 08, 2011 09:12 PM #3
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Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

Great post! I LOVE to hear the success stories. I have been pretty consistent and am beginning to recognize some of the people who post all the time. I hope I get to meet some of them at a nearby RainCamp.

February 08, 2011 09:16 PM #4
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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

You have to love when people say things like that!! ~smile~

February 08, 2011 09:31 PM #5
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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages - Summerfield, FL
Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL

Hi Donna - And another thing that her recognizing you means--you must have a recent photo!  Too often there is no comparison between the photo and the person.  : )

February 08, 2011 09:34 PM #6
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Elizabeth Arduain
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

Good job Donna.  Being consistent and persistent pays off!

February 08, 2011 11:09 PM #7
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Steve Shatsky
Prudential Texas Properties - Dallas, TX
Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (214)213-0340

Hi Donna... way to go!  And way to set a great example for our colleagues!  Even if the market is slow, it soesn't mean that any of us have to follow the market's lead!

February 08, 2011 11:33 PM #8
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Donna, I bet you have great looking arms  :-) swinging Mr.Man. Don't ya just love AR..suggested this post.

February 09, 2011 01:28 AM #9
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Jim Patton
Century 21 M&M - 209-633-2839 - Turlock, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor.

Way to go Donna.  I know I need to be more consistent myself.  Good luck to you in 2011.

February 09, 2011 02:31 AM #10
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Kim McMahon
Executive Realty Group - Skokie, IL

Donna~ You are an inspiration. I, too, joined in 07 and did nothing with it. That is, until I talked with Alan. Now I'm working it. I hope to have as many success stories as you someday.

February 09, 2011 10:35 AM #11
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Lydia Lucas
Prudential CT Realty - Milford, CT

Donna, great post. It was short, sweet, and to the point. Your message is inspiring, and I want to make it a priority of mine to constantly be involved in this wonderful community.

February 09, 2011 08:50 PM #12
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Adrian Willanger
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Donna~That's a story within a story, nice post, I to have been absent from AR for a few years and now I back with vengeance (that's good). Keep up the outstanding work!

February 09, 2011 08:53 PM #13
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Brian Kuhns
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber - Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns

Game...Set....Match.  Way to go!

February 10, 2011 12:09 AM #14
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Kim Daugherty
www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com - McKinney, TX
d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Owner

Very cool Donna! And a good testimony as to why ActiveRain is important for growing our business!

February 10, 2011 03:11 PM #15
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Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Donna,

I can't rip her too bad. I know someone else that joined AR a long time ago, and didn't participate as much as he should have....

February 11, 2011 04:32 PM #16
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Donna Harris
Regent Property Group - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

Marchel, Thanks!

C&C, I try...  Landon was busy writing an offer this weekend!

Lou, Several full days!

Kathy, Raincamp is great. Make sure your photo looks like you or else they won't recognize you...

Melissa, Yes, I do!

Chris, Exactly!  Except, I looked horrible and my hair was in a ponytail...

Elizabeth, Yep!

Steve, I'm almost wanting it to be slow right now...

Rebecca, Thanks for suggesting... and my arms look like guns!! :)

Jim, Thanks, you too!

Kim, Stick with it and it'll happen all at once!

Lydia, Good Luck!

Adrian, Stick it out...

Brian, Thanks!

Kim D, Exactly!

Scott, HA HA!!  I know... and you've seen the light!

 

February 14, 2011 09:59 PM #17
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Great Story Donna. Just goes to show - "Put in the work, see the results"

February 23, 2011 10:55 PM #18
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Aaron Seekford
Arlington Realty, Inc. - Arlington, VA
Arlington VA Homes 703-836-6116

Good work, Donna. Maybe that other agent took a hint and will come dancing in the rain soon!

March 01, 2011 10:09 AM #19
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Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

you definitely made a name for yourself here in Dallas and you've done a great job in Austin as well.  YOU ROCK

March 14, 2011 02:36 PM #20
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Donna Harris
Regent Property Group - Austin, TX
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin

I've been trying to make the name here in Austin as well. I still get surprised when people say they know my name "from somewhere"...

March 14, 2011 10:06 PM #21
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