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CONGRATULATIONS ACTIVE RAIN! 200,000 MEMBERS!

200,000 MEMBERS IN THE RAIN; Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

200,000 MEMBERS IN THE RAIN; Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

Active Rain just hit a milestone ~ 200,000 members!

I've been keeping an eye on this number as it moved up, and was guessing that we wouldn't hit this number until Valentine's day.

When I joined (with 100 total points,) in July of 2007, there were 41,000 real-estate-related professionals in this wonderful community.  (EDIT: I may have that number wrong; see Mike Jaquish's comment below)

How did I find AR?  I found it in an article on Inman News.  Reading that article, I thought to myself "I'll bet I can do this.  I wonder if it will bring me business?"

I found that I could do it, and I've blogged pretty consistently since then.  Today, about half of my business comes from Active Rain referrals. 

When my phone rings, and the person on the line says "I found you on the internet,"  I know that they found me because of Active Rain.  I have no other internet presence or advertising.

CONGRATULATIONS, ACTIVE RAIN!  ...AND THANK YOU!

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

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Nogales, and Albuquerque, NM.

Comment balloon 20 commentsMike Jones • January 17 2011 06:04AM

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Mike* I too have been watching and I missed it over the last few hours!  Kudos to ActiveRain

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 8 years ago

Good morning, Wallace!

This is pretty cool, and I've got a big smile on my face right now.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

This is a great milestone . Congratulations to the Founders of Active Rain and thanks to all the members who made this possible.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 8 years ago

KUDOS, HAPPY 200,000 MEMBERS!! Active Rain Rocks!!

Posted by Anonymous over 8 years ago

Anon,

It feels like a party!

Gita,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.  Stay warm back there in Pennsylvania!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Mike, I'm proud to be a part of this!  If it wasn't 6:30am at the Jersey Shore, I be toasting with champagne!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 8 years ago

Laura,

Hold that thought until 4:00.  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Mike,

I joined in late 2007, with about 13000 members.

The growth has been amazing!

Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) over 8 years ago

I joined in March 2007 and never looked to see how many members there might have been.  If I'd started off like so many of today's new members do I'm sure I'd be over a 1M points.  But the bottom line is the business generated has been terrific.  Thanks to AR.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Mike,

I have been following the number as well but you were faster to point out the milestone achieved by AR this morning (I wonder if there is a way to find out who was the 200,000th member to join AR).  Wishing you continued success in the Rain as well as in life.   :)

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 8 years ago

Mike - Doesn't surprise me one bit that ActiveRain has reached this milestone. AR is the best platform in the industry. Way to go ActiveRain!!! Congratulations on your achievement.

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 8 years ago

Congratulations to ActiveRain! 

I can not remember how many members were here when I joined in July 2006.  I came back and started inviting people a couple of weeks later in August... I still paid no attention to how many were here.  Then I realized it was blogging.

I used the WayBack Machine once to see if I could figure out what the early membership was.... 

Congratulations.  Who did that banner?  It is wonderful.  How did they do that banner?   Where am I?

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 8 years ago

Mike - I blinked and missed it. It seems like it was just yesterday that the number was 100,000. I don't know what that means to everyone, but I'll bet it's got to help with google.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 8 years ago

Mike,

Isn't it a really good feeling when you pick up the phone and the person on the other end of the line says "You don't know me but I found you on the internet"?

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 8 years ago

Wow 200,000!  That is kind of like the DOW at 14,000!  Thanks for posting this Mike.

Posted by Dan Quinn, Dan Quinn (The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Dan,

We're moving on up...

Don,

It sure is!

Larry,

Google loves us!

Maureen,

The banner is on the Dashboard, and someone at AR's home office made it, I'm guessing.  I tried looking for my photo, but couldn't enlarge it enough.  If you figure out a way, let me know.

Judy,

It's OUR achievement!  You made it happen, along with 199,999 of the rest of us.

Gerry,

I'd like to know as well!

Cindy,

Amen to that!

Mike,

I think I've been following you since then, too.  Have a great day!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Mike, I've been watching that number.  I've recently become a rainmaker myself and that is impressive!

Posted by Jason M. Keith, Equal Housing Lender (Caliber Home Loans) over 8 years ago

Hello Mike and this is great "Success" for the Activerain network and all of it's members! Your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...

SUCCESS AT ACTIVERAIN

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 8 years ago

Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the feature!  This community is a huge part of my success as a lender!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 8 years ago

Your very welcome Mike and keep them coming ...

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 8 years ago

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