Keep On Reaching Out...

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Keep On Reaching Out


Thank you to everyone who participated in the March Reaching Out Challenge. Whether or not you made calls to fellow members, Thank Youwere the recipient of a call, or read the many posts that were written.


What I learned from this is that so many have wanted to call a particular member for years...11 in the case of Jeff Dowler, but work and life got in the way.

Some of you used this opportunity to check on members you know and give them a nudge to get back into blogging, such as Praful Thakkar.

Or some did what Brian England did and decided to call a new member!

Some of you reacquainted yourselves with members you had not contacted in a while, and others called members whose posts they follow and wanted to get to know them better.

If you have the inclination and want to make the time, calling a fellow member adds a very special layer to what you already have by being a part of this community. |



Challenge or no challenge, points or no points, do yourself a favor and keep on reaching out.



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie Dillard and thank you for participating. It's not always easy with busy schedules to connect with people! 

Matthew Klinowski, PA Hope this inspired you to reach out to some of the members here. 

Apr 02, 2018 03:02 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Foster Smith Summerville keep your eyes open! We usually have a challenge or contest each month. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson you are great about keeping in touch. 

Michael Jacobs I'm just happy seeing your face in the blogroll again. 

Apr 02, 2018 03:07 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I did too Brian England 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD yes, but your presence was there in your comments on these posts!  That's just as important. 

Apr 02, 2018 03:13 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto The good thing is that everyone is busy!!!! Always good to hear. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel And I am glad that you participated!!! Thank you. 

Will Hamm the good thing is that you spoke to other members. 

Sharon Tara Thank you so much!!! And I'm glad that you participated and made some calls. 

Apr 02, 2018 03:17 PM #19
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Kathy Streib, I didn't pick up the phone but Grant Schneider was kind enough to call me. I certainly enjoyed reading about all the connections. You're always a great host. 

Apr 02, 2018 03:40 PM #20
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I couldn't seem to get on the ball and participate in this contest.  But, I'm glad you sponsored it, and folks contributed.

Apr 02, 2018 03:57 PM #21
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It was a very busy month and I think many had good intentions just not enough time. I enjoyed the calls I made and glad I made them. I plan to see Connie this week and Amanda in May.

Apr 02, 2018 04:43 PM #22
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I loved this challenge - you were one that I didn't get to that was on my list to call but, I will ring you up sometime, for SURE, Kathy! Thank you for pushing us to be more community oriented - it makes a world of difference in participation here when you're 'active,' doesn't it?!

I hope you're having a great week!

Apr 02, 2018 06:47 PM #23
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy great Challenge and thank you for hosting it and many have called with or without a credit from AR:) Great advice to continue the concept and not let life get in the way, Endre

Apr 02, 2018 07:05 PM #24
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

We don't reach out to others like we need to.  This needs to continue throughout the year, points or no points don't you think?

Apr 03, 2018 03:38 AM #25
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

I always say I'm going to keep on going but fall short... maybe this time Kathy Streib 

Apr 03, 2018 01:50 PM #26
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thanks for the mention, Kathy Streib.

I do see a Question from Dan Capra today and email from my friend Deepak Chauhan MCNE® who should resume blogging.

And Ajay seems to be rocking!

Love this simple challenge. Reminds me of Kerrie La Guardia's cloudbursts.

Apr 03, 2018 10:53 PM #27
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Kathy, I think we should have a similar challenge every other month. I did not get to reach and write for this one, but I made plans whom I will contact if I had time.

Apr 03, 2018 11:40 PM #28
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

I wasn't able to participate even though a member reached out, I was under the weather and not able to talk. :( This was a great opportunity, and I agree, we should reach out anytime to each other, challenge or not!

Apr 04, 2018 07:48 AM #29
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Part of my quarterly business plan includes reaching out to an Active Rain member each month. I must say I don't always succeed, but your challenge reinforced the importance--and the fun--of doing so. Thanks!

Apr 05, 2018 07:55 AM #30
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I did call but didn't have time to write a post Kathy Streib  I do strive to call my AR family on a steady basis  --- I enjoy speaking  to each and every member

Apr 05, 2018 08:52 AM #31
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Read quite a few posts that were the result of phone calls and Gloria Todor phoned me and we had a fantastic conversation. Your challenge has encouraged member to member contact Kathy!

Apr 09, 2018 06:29 AM #32
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Kathy, Thank you for the Challenge.  The timing was good for me and I am glad I was able to connect with some very active members , Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! , Endre Barath, Jr. and Gabe Sanders.  I admire their abilty, like yours, to keep on keeping on with blogging.  

Apr 12, 2018 01:51 PM #33
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It was fun to do so, in fact, to keep it authentic, I opted out of posted about it after my first one, rather decided just to connect. I didn't want folks to think it was only because of the contest.

Apr 14, 2018 03:16 PM #34
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Lifr DID do exactly that and this is something I should do more often....

Apr 16, 2018 03:20 AM #35
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