200,000 Points at Active Rain...Already?? Thank YOU!

Real Estate Broker Owner with Asheville 1031 Realty 209970

In the past two years, I have closed ten (10 ) transactions I can attribute directly to cocolleen's cosmos nnections I made through Active Rain. 

To the "Rain Gods" back in Seattle, and  All....Wow!  "Y'ALL ROCK  Active Rain!" Thanks so much for helping me achieve this 200,000 point  milestone! 

It's a prodigious reckoning...hitting 200,000 points.

  Makes one feel as if a word or two is in order ..something special, something rare...something appropriate...and, most especially, something to express appreciation for all the positives that have arrived in my life as the 200,000 points collected themselves around my BLOG  since I stepped out into the (ACTIVE) RAIN.. 

200,00 points!

First of all, I sure didn't accumulate those points all alone! Thank you for reading and subscribing to my BLOG and commenting.

 Thanks for the posts you write that make it hard not to comment. For me, stepping out into the RAIN,  has turned out to be an umbrella turned UP that now captures the most amiable surprises-really valuable real estate information, networking, learning, expanding, and most of all, it has been about  Y- O- U...

It feels to me that  You RAINERS would welcome me into your neighborhoods...so...thank you in  Hawaii ... to Randy,Sally, (we play the CD you sent us over at the Office, especially when the stress-factor is in play), Kimo,   Georgina and Pete...and thank you in Florida and Broker Bryant and TLW, (with prayers for TLW)  Ines, who got me thiking about art deco, and Sharon,  who got me thiking about DINGS, and Janie, who makes me want to get out on more equestrian acreages than I have time to do, and  Lloyd,  and  , Katerina (how does she find time to do all she does??) and  Bill and Barbara Jo ...

...and out on the West Coast, thanks  ... Jeff Turner , Laurie , Bill Roberts, Roberta Murphy to name just a few. . .do you all know that I am at least a slightly improved version of my old self because of Y O U ? 

Thanks to Karen Hurst  who, way back in 2006,  taught me about Groups, to Jeff Belonger, who generously offers mortgage advice, to Carole Cohen, a teacher with  absolutely top-notch Localism posts!) and thank you to The Charmingly Comedic, Linda Davis, , and to the energetic, Missy . I sure like your videos!

And heartfelt thanks to my almost 800 pals in the Eco-All-Stars Group  including : Mary Bigelow,
( through AR we found out that we are long-lost cousins!) , and "Ms. GREEN" , Stephanie Edwards-Musa,    and Jeff G (this guy has lots to say and most of it is worthwhile!=) , and "Right-from the-Heart" ,Sarah Cooper, and The Wise and Wonderful,  Joan Whitebook,   and Joni M.  (where does she find those cute little doo-dads she sprinkles around her posts?) and the exotic Margaret Rome,  and sincere Jennifer F. and thanks to horse lover Tricia J (I collect her recipes)    and Dan (the Running Man) Cummings...Sylvia, Lane, Rich...

THANK YOU to all the amazing writers here at Active Rain..I'll mention just a few:  The brilliant Lola who opens the windows to  fraiche aire  for all of us at AR,  to  the Luminous, Patricia Kennedy,  the Superb, Jo-Anne Smith  , The Gifted, Eloise Gift,..I've already mentioned Sally C and Margaret R...each day it seems more and more I am inspired by these people... 

and Dear Colleen  (we talk on the phone and she sent me cosmos seeds this year that you see in the photo on this post!) and......and Friend, Ann Cummings,  whom I've met and lunched with twice now!  ... so many, many more...  Back home here in North Carolina, I'm hoping that 2009 holds the possibility of meeting...Michele, Ginger, Susan , Leigh, the original NC Ladies of AR, and Diane  and Penny .

I already know so many Active Rain Members here is Asheville, many of whom are leading edge trend-setters and Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants and 1031 Consultants including:  - Matt, the 1031-derful Guy , and  Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants  Arlene,(Senior Broker),  "Doc"  Bill W., the Dashing Dowser,  Sami,  who has a 20-year track record as a 1031 real estate investor and is completing her Green Building Contractor Education, Rhodes,  Permaculture Person, Organic Farmer and REALTOR®,  and My Favorite professional fine arts photographer and REALTOR® my son, JT...

Thanks to Land Pro, Bill Kaminer, (it's probably your fault that I am a Land Specialist) ,Staging Expert, Leslie G.  to whose expertise we directly can attribute the sale of two properties this year, to Musician and REALTOR®, Scott Raines , and REALTOR® and Graphics Guru Gwen . Hmmmm. We Active Rain Members and REALTORS® right here in Asheville, North Carolina must be Cultural Creatives

I hereby tender repeated thanks to Steph and Mary, the moderators who help me moderate the Eco-All-Star Group, where camaraderie reigns supreme.  I founded that Group back in November of 2006. There were just 2 of us then,my much appreciated pal,  Dena Stevens  and me. Now we have almost 800 members! Join us if you have a funny-bone, or you are an artist, poet, "greenie", possibility thinker or you just want to find out what the green trend is all about real fast. This Group "writes great stuff"  about what is happening in green real estate, building, eco-communities and development and has fun doing it.

I wish I could sit here for the next many hours to name all of you, but will you understand and excuse me if I don't? .

Thank you ALL.  I am SO appreciative of the SUBCRIBERSwho subscribe to my BLOG
   Y-O-U are what keep me going...shall I try for 300,000 points by this time next year?

I wrote my first post  at Active Rain exactly two (2) years ago today!  I was shaking like a leaf when I posted it. Didn't have a  clue what would happen next. ...but, along the way, as you now know,   it turned out to be a GIFT and a BLESSING. Daily, I connect with amazing people, read  and learn more than I ever expected to, refer business and receive referrals for clients relocating to Asheville.

Again, I can only say.. ....Wow!  "Y'ALL ROCK  Active Rain!" ...Thanks so much to all for helping me achieve this 200,000 point  milestone!  ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates

Hi janeAnne

200,000 point WOW, congratulation on your persistent and writing excellent blog articles. You know what they say the first 200,00 are the hardest.

Good luck and success                     

Lou Ludwig

September 11, 2008 09:44 PM
Sylvia Barry_Marin_Luxury_Home_Marin_Short_Sale
Frank Howard Allen (#1 Marin_Sonoma_San Francisco_North_Bay)

Hi JaneAnne:  That's a pretty amazing accomplshment.  It will definitely take me many years to accomplish that! Congratulations!

September 12, 2008 01:54 AM
Linda Davis
RE/MAX Realty Group

Sorry I'm late to the party!   Congratulations on 200,000 proints worth of thoughtful blogs and comments.  And thank you for the very nice mention.

Here's to the next 200,000 <clink>

September 26, 2008 08:11 AM
Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc.

Congrats janeAnne-Your thoughtful posts and efforts on the Eco-All Stars are a real asset to the AR community.

September 26, 2008 07:49 PM
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THANK YOU to all who visited...I sure appreciate ya'!

September 29, 2008 10:23 AM


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