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For Newbies Only: From Zero to Half a Million Points ~ It Just Takes Consistency!

Mike in Tucson on Active Rain

Half a million points in the Rain!  My last milestone was 400,000 points, and it hardly seemed possible at the time.  I found Active Rain in July of 2007, and just kept blogging.

Some time today, I'll pass the 500,000 mark.  The points mean little ~ they're a way of keeping me focused on moving forward, and that's the main thing.

If you're a new Rainmaker, you're where I was 36 months ago. Cultivate relationships.  Blog and comment!  You won't be sorry.

This is an amazing community of talented people, and the ones who are still selling homes and originating mortgages know something about the business.

We're glad you joined, along with more than 22,000 other Active Rainers since I passed the 400K milestone.

Be consistent!  Keep at it.  Join some new groups.  I'll see you on your blog.


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Mortgage Bankers, Not Brokers!
Offices in Scottsdale, Tucson, and Nogales, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM.

Reach me any time on my Blackberry at (520) 349-9090

Comment balloon 32 commentsMike Jones • June 22 2010 11:40AM


Wow!!!!! Half a million points.... that's amazing. Congratulations. Keep it up.

Posted by Margo Currie (Exit 1 Stop Realty) over 10 years ago

Congratulations on the half million mark!  Thanks for the encouragement.  Have a great day.

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 10 years ago

Mike - congrates on the 500k mark. The secret to your success is in the pictures. Keep sending them, they never get old.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 10 years ago

Way to go, Mike, a BIG congrats to reaching this new milestone and being the great mentor that you are. I meet two ladies today in a class and I told them both how great the rain is; I hope they join...from my link, of course,  for those awesome points!

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 10 years ago

Congrats Mike!!  I'm looking forward to my first 100K.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA over 10 years ago


Congrats on your half million points and your 3rd year anniversary on AR.  You are Mr. Consistent Blogger alright!   :)

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 10 years ago


Thanks!  One of these days I'm going to visit Red Lodge!


Rock on!


Sign 'em up!


I'm waiting for a replacement battery charger; I'll be back on the wagon again soon.


You're welcome!


Thanks for being the first to comment!  See you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago


Posted by Jane Penttinen, NMLS #222178 (V.I.P. Mortgage ) over 10 years ago



Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Mike, I just joined today. I hope to have as many points as you.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Posted by Shirley Kyle, Shirley Kyle (Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Wahoo !! congrats on the new level of points -- keep it up  -- keep it up!!

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Mike in Tucson, you are indeed Mr. Consistent. You are also Mr. Welcomer. I will always appreciate how you welcomed me.

Posted by Kate Kate over 10 years ago

Congratulations my friend on your new milestone.  I am hoping to be there by year end.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Mike congrats. I will take head to your words and continue the march. you are light years ahead of me! :)

Posted by Akil Walker (Bennett Realty Solutions) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike!  Congratulations on a well-deserved milestone, my friend!  You were one of the first folks to welcome me here and you'll always be my favorite lender in Tuscon!  You're consistent and you also write wonderful posts, telling stories of your area--making us all wish we were there.  And, let's not forget your amazing photography skills!  Many of us pop over to your blog just to see what new photos you've taken and posted.  Thanks for giving us so much of yourself in these 500K points along the way too!

Here's to 1/2M more--this next 1/2M will be a whole lot easier to get, I hear!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 10 years ago

Wow!  Congratulations one 500,000 points!!  That did get here fast, I remember when you hit 100k. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago


Mike, Congratulations on reaching the 500K mark. Quite an accomplishment there my friend...

Helping you help others live their American dream...


Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Wahoo, a half a million! Way to rock!!!! And YOU brought me back to my blogging world, thanks!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

Mike, Congratulations! You definitely are a help to this newer blogger.

I was wondering if you saw my blog http://activerain.com/blogsview/1706736/arizona-summer-in-the-park-is-for-the-birds because you are my inspiration. I went to the park going-okay nature, show off for me the way you do for Miracle Mike-and 2 lovely birds stepped up to the challenge. 

Thank you.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

HI MIKE!  When my blog grows up - it wants to be just like Mike's!  Congrats to you!  Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Mike, Congrats I missed this the day you went over.  We have always been very close in points as I went over today.  I remember you calling me when I was close to that 300,000 point and our son getting out of Iraq.  Our son is now a college student.  He is going to the community college but we are waiting to see which college he will be going to in the fall. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Hello Mike - Slow and steady, at least for me, wins the race.  I'll get there someday!

Posted by Andy Chaudoir, Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas (Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas) over 10 years ago


Great work!!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 10 years ago

Mike - half a million gone - millions more to go!  Keep on doing what you're doing!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 10 years ago

Congratulations Mike - way to go!    Susan

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) over 10 years ago

Your are a great example to follow.  Thank you for your contribution to AR.


Oscar Garcia - San Diego


Posted by Oscar Garcia, San Diego Homes & Condos (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Looking forward to reaching my goal. You are very encouraging!

Posted by Elizabeth Guthrie (Guthrie Properties) over 10 years ago

Congratulations!  Consistent you are...and it is rewarding you.  I have dropped out from time to time because of other commitments, but you are truly a dedicated blogger!

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 10 years ago

Mike - CONGRATS!  

You said that the points mean little - NOT TRUE.  They actually are pretty powerful when it comes to Featured Profiles and Active Rain Searches.  

If you do a state search for a specific industry the person or business with the highest points will be shown first.  Its like Google but for Real Estate.  

Check out our post http://activerain.com/blogsview/1718362/how-to-capitalize-maximize-your-active-rain-profile.  

Keep up the great work! 

Posted by James Chai, Real Estate Websites (agentlabs) over 10 years ago

What an acmplishment!!  Congrats

Posted by Marguerite Roland, Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Allegiance) over 10 years ago

thats it....I'm joining more groups and leaving more comments.

Posted by Jason Nenadov, expert advice and services to buyers and sellers (EQUITY ASSETS REAL ESTATE) over 10 years ago

Wow Mike! That is incredible!  I felt good at getting to 50,000.  Thanks for the pointers.  Congratulations!!

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) over 10 years ago

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