An Active Rain Challenge Pushed Me Over the Hill!

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Real Estate Agent with Beringer Realty

An Active Rain Challenge Pushed Me Over the Hill!

Today when I woke up I had right around 98,000 points here on Active Rain and just a few moments ago that number shot up and over 100,000! How did I earn so many points so quickly, you might be asking? Well, I participated in an Active Rain challenge and was finally awarded those 2,500 points today…that’s how!

Sure, I know some of you fellow Rainers out there aren’t crazy about these Active Rain challenges, but I’m all in favor. Everyone needs a boost now and then, and that’s exactly what these challenges can be. I wouldn’t say that it’s an easy boost (after all, it’s called a CHALLENGE for a reason) but it’s usually fun and (obviously) very rewarding…especially when it pushes you over the hill like it did for me!

As it happens, this milestone coincides with another major milestone in my life and in my real estate career. It was just announced today in our local Realtor® newsletter that I’ve gone and opened up my own real estate brokerage. While I’m still waiting on one more piece of paperwork from the state before I can begin operating under the official business name (Come on, Illinois government! Hurry it up a little!) I am, in fact, officially a business owner. It’s a great feeling.

And what’s been especially great is all the support and outreach from others in the real estate community. From my former broker and colleagues who genuinely wished me well to many agents at other brokerages, the encouragement has been immense and is deeply appreciated. I really didn’t know what to expect going into it, but I’m truly grateful for the supportive response.

In coming weeks, you’ll be seeing much more about my new real estate company here on Active Rain. I can hardly wait to share it all with you!

And so, while I'm thrilled to have hit the 100K milestone, my eyes are already set on the next milestone (or two). Today I've begun climbing a brand new hill...

That's Me!

 

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Shannon Lewis is a Realtor® and broker at Beringer Realty located in Urbana, Illinois. She and her partner, Debbie Hensleigh, help home buyers and sellers in Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, and many other surrounding communities.

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Bryan Cerny
Rose & Womble Realty - Chesapeake, VA

Way to go Shannon!!!!

Mar 07, 2011 03:10 PM #1
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Nancy Fraser
Exit Realty Premier - Massapequa Park, NY
Realtor, Massapequa Homes for Sale 516-729-0278

Shannon, congratulations on both your Active ain points and being a new business owner.

Best success to you in Champaign County, IL

Mar 07, 2011 03:19 PM #2
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Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

Thank you, Bryan!! :-)

Mar 07, 2011 03:20 PM #3
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Clark Cook
1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area

That's good news, Shannon! I received notice today as well of points awarded. Still a ways yet for me to cross the 100K milestone, but I'm well over halfway. Any chance you're an enterprising crocodile?

Mar 07, 2011 03:20 PM #4
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Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

Thanks, Nancy! I appreciate it!!!

Mar 07, 2011 03:21 PM #5
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Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

Hi Clark! Nope, I'm "the graceful giraffe" :-) Congrats on your AR challenge points and good luck reaching that 100K milestone! You'll be there in no time!!!

Mar 07, 2011 03:24 PM #6
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Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
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Shannon, Congratulations. I know that it has taken lots of devotion and work.  I hope to see you at 200K soon. It is also exciting to hear about your new company.  Good luck and if I can ever help, call me.

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Gary, thank you!! I really appreciate the support!

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