Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It has been an important part of my marketing, networking and expanding my business and that is magical to me.

Apr 03, 2016 12:22 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes,  It's called "Magic Rain" !

Apr 03, 2016 12:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm going with "Definitely"

Apr 03, 2016 07:35 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Annette. It does and I am definitely a fan.

Apr 03, 2016 07:02 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

It does for me, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041. And thanks for being part of our magic. 

Apr 03, 2016 06:43 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I am with you on this.

Yes, there is some MAGIC in 'Rain.

Apr 03, 2016 03:11 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It does and since Bob Stewart is back we are getting even more organized.

Apr 03, 2016 11:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It does in  my world

Apr 03, 2016 10:47 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It does.

Apr 02, 2016 11:42 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I like it but making the world a better place is a stretch.

Apr 02, 2016 11:23 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm addicted. 

Apr 03, 2016 11:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There are good days and occasionally some bad ones as well.   Luckily, way more good than bad.

Apr 03, 2016 04:45 AM
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Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Definitely! This a great community of professionals, I love it!

Apr 03, 2016 03:21 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Online communities can be light or dark, as the dominant thoughtforms. This one's gentle and quirky and wise and colorful.

Apr 02, 2016 11:53 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

I don't know that Active Rain, in and of itself, has any "magic", but the community certainly does.

It's a magical panoply of real estate professionals including stagers, loan officers, realtors, and more... offering their advice and perspectives for free.  Where else can you find that?

Even the gadflies have their own cachet, advocates and following.

Sometimes it's Glinda, and sometimes it's Elphaba... only you can decide which you'll be.

Apr 04, 2016 06:50 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh yes especially when my phone rings and someone on the other end wants to buy or sell a house because they read my blog on AR

oh yes when I get a call from a member who says I am coming to your area and would love to have dinner with you and we meet and it is like meeting an old friend you knew for years

Oh yes Active Rain is full of Magic and I love it

Apr 04, 2016 06:39 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Annette- does ActiveRain have the magic?  I'd say it certainly does for me.  But the magic comes from the vast number of contributing members here who offer their views of real estate in their areas, who support us, cheer us on, and help all of us to be just a bit better.  

Apr 04, 2016 05:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree.

Apr 03, 2016 09:49 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Magic is an illusion.  The community and reach of Active Rain is real.  

Apr 03, 2016 12:51 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Yes - I say it is so too

Apr 03, 2016 08:39 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

We do have fun here...A

Apr 03, 2016 02:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My world is fully functional & self satisfying. Adding compliments is optional

Apr 03, 2016 12:56 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

There is a bit of togetherness as a group.

My only pet peeve is the students think they have a right demand ans from their HW.  Some are arrangant.

Apr 03, 2016 12:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 ActiveRain does have that sense of community.

Apr 03, 2016 12:10 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There is a Community here !

Apr 02, 2016 11:40 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

 Yes, it does.  I have met so many awesome people on here.

Apr 02, 2016 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The Rain has introduced me to folks I would have never met!

Apr 02, 2016 10:37 PM
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Annette ...

Yes and since I first joined in January 2008 Activerain has brought me hundreds of friends & associates, money, exposure, SEO's and so much more.

ActiveRain has Magic around many corners and has made the world a better place for me 

Apr 04, 2016 11:39 AM
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Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

I have learned so much here in the past couple of years and I love blogging. I didn't know how much I adored photography until I started taking pictures of landscapes and nature. I have many good friends and love to read their comments. Yes, ActiveRain does have the magic for us. I look forward to reading and writing every morning! I like Larry's comment of 'Magic Rain'.

Apr 04, 2016 05:11 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I do think there is a bit of magic here. I've gotten lots of ideas, made friends, found lenders and clients....so much more. That's unique in the Internet world. 

Apr 04, 2016 04:27 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

It does for me! I either learn something or "meet" someone new here almost daily. 

Apr 04, 2016 04:13 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I'd agree with you, Annette.  My world has been made much better by this community, in many ways.

Apr 04, 2016 04:10 AM
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Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 
YES!!!! A resounding YES from me - for me ActiveRain definitely makes the world a better place. Via AR, I have the opportunity to learn from people from diverse backgrounds and from different parts of the US and Canada. My professional life is stronger and - happily - so is my personal life. I have made friends inside AR who are very important to me!
All the best - 
Lynn

Apr 04, 2016 03:47 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If that is how you define magic, Annette, I would have say it does. Active Rain always adds a little something to my days.

Apr 04, 2016 01:58 AM
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

ActiveRain is unique, and special.  There have definitely been some Magic Moments along the way! 

Apr 04, 2016 01:48 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

Yes, it's a place I look forward to checking into and developing relationships. It has definitely opened my eyes to many new viewpoints and ways of doing business!

Apr 04, 2016 01:24 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'll say yes.

Apr 04, 2016 12:35 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Makes my world, our world a better place.

I agree.

Apr 03, 2016 10:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I enjoy it!

Apr 03, 2016 04:53 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Absolutely Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - great question!  I think we all (ok, some more than others!) have the 'magic' and we bring it with us!  Yes, our AR Family does make this world a little better - I love the comments and encouragement and awesome advice that I read written to others as well as myself.  Don't need to even think twice about this answer . . .

Apr 03, 2016 02:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always loved it..... 

Apr 03, 2016 02:37 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Most definitely. Love the folks here!

Apr 03, 2016 02:07 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It does have a sense of community.

Apr 03, 2016 01:53 AM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

People make the Rain. 

The magic lies within us ... so people make magic in the Rain. 

Apr 03, 2016 01:18 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto Sam Shueh , Michael J. Perry and Michael Setunsky 

Apr 03, 2016 01:08 AM
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Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT
NewHouseUtah.com

I check in almost every day. So, for me, yes.

Apr 03, 2016 12:59 AM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

it really used to, lately not so much though

May 03, 2016 04:51 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes, playing in the Rain makes it this way Annette!

Apr 09, 2016 08:18 AM
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Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

Not sure if I'd call it 'Magic' but it's a great place to spend a little time most days.

Apr 07, 2016 12:29 PM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I definitely agree that Active Rain is magic... my business has improved immensely since I started blogging.

Apr 05, 2016 12:18 PM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I've been a member of Active Rain for about 10 years now. There is no other place like it online. I try to encourage other agents to join, they make a profile but they don't participate.

It's not for every agent, but it could be. Believe it or not, there are agents who a) think they have nothing to say when they do and b) are afraid others will judge their writing / appearance / opinions, whatever . . .

Apr 05, 2016 05:28 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

AR has been my early morning "prospecting" for years.   My posts are viewed by the public, and makes my phone ring!  

Apr 04, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure does Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . People make their own magic by how much they participate and the notion that positive energy yields positive results, 

Apr 04, 2016 10:05 PM