Lancaster County PA Realty Check: First ActiveRain Member in PA to Reach 200,000 Points!

First ActiveRain Member in PA to Reach 200,000 Points!

Last night when I went to bed after blogging, my cumulative points on ActiveRain totalled 199,993.  Close, but no cigar.  This morning when I logged on, your comments had put me over the top!  At a milestone like 200,000 blogging points, it seems like a good time to reflect on the journey with this great real estate community that has taken me so far.

This is my 281st post.  Three of them have been featured on ActiveRain, and five have been featured in Localism.com .  Over 7,500 comments have been made and received.  According to the statistics, my profile has been viewed over 8,000 times.  I am honored that 111 members have chosen to be my associates.

Along the way I have been privileged to have met and become friends with many of you.  I have had the pleasure of meeting several of you personally.  And there may be a move coming up in my future that could not have occurred were it not for our networking here.

At this moment I have managed to hold on to the #1 position in Pennsylvania.  It won't last long.  Position is a moving target.  Fran "The TitleMan" Gaspari is close behind me, and Don Bradbury is coming up fast enough to pass us both.  Gita Bantwal isn't far behind.  You're all consistent bloggers and I wish you the best.

As I join the ranks of the Gold Star Hall of Fame group, I look forward to continuing to provide you all with information on the real estate news, history, architectural and cultural heritage of beautiful Lancaster County, PA!

 

 

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Comment balloon 42 commentsBrian Schulman • July 14 2008 08:23AM

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Congratulations Brian, this is a big one

When did you join AR?
Anne

 

Posted by Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island (South Beaches Real Estate Professionals) over 10 years ago

Anne, thanks, it does seem like a big one!  I joined in February, 2007, but did not start posting until April of last year.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Congratulations! That is certainly a milestone. Hope to get there soon myself.

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) over 10 years ago

Nancy, you're certainly within striking distance!  Best of luck.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Congratulations to a fellow Pennsylvania Realtor!  I wish you all the best.

Posted by Adele Irving - Easton Area Homes (Prudential Patt, White Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brian,

Congratulations!  I look forward to hitting that huge milestone one day.

Take care!

RJH

Posted by Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount (Empire Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks, Adele.  Good luck on A/R!

Robert, it seems like a huge milestone, but the points mount up with consistence.  When I first joined AR, I couldn't even figure out how so many members had accumulated 1,000 points...

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

MOrning Brian,

Congratulations on your accomplishment. 2000 points is something to brag about for sure.

Keep up the good work, I hope you are finding enjoyment along the way!

Posted by Harold "Hal" Place (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Brian,

Great job and a significant achievement. Keep going and don't look back.

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 10 years ago

Hi Hal, nice to hear from you.  Thanks for your comment.

Steve, now that I've taken a moment to look back, it's on to moving forward again!

 

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian - Congratulations on your latest milestone.  I am happy to be one of your associates (at least I think I am - if not I will be today).  I hope you have a terrific week!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

Nice job, it takes a lot of work to get to 200K!!!

Your Friend in Charlottesville!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago

Congratulations Brian! That's quite the accomplishment.
I've always enjoyed reading your posts right from the first time I found your blog sometime last summer.
If you move, I sure hope you won't be leaving AR...I would miss you if you did!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

Congratulations. I had posted a comment to one of your posts congratulating you because I thought that comment put you over the 200k mark.

Here's to the next 200k. I enjoy your posts.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 10 years ago

Big Congrats on the big 200!  You've earned your place in PA history...along with me, of course - remember I beat you to 100K... :)

 

Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Congratulations on 200,000 points!  That is a great milestone.  It seems unattainable...  Keep up the good work!  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) over 10 years ago

Jason, thanks for becoming one of my associates!  Right back at ya -

Charles, thanks for your comment!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Hi Jo,

I can assure you that I intend to remain active in ActiveRain and Localism!

Brian

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Gita, I saw and appreciated your previous comment.  It didn't quite put me over, but it sure came close!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Jeff, yes, I remember you beat me to 100,000 - by one day!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Debi, it's not unattainable - it sort of sneaks up on you if you keep on blogging!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian,

Congratulations on a real significant milestone!!! I can think of no one better to represent our state as #1 than you!!! You are a class act!!! Keep up the good work...BTW, I like points, but I'm not obsessed...I kinda like being #2 below your 'kingship'!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Fran, I really appreciate your kind words.  I initially started reading your posts because you were always right behind me and I wanted to see what kind of things you were writing about!  But I've come to enjoy your philosophy and agree with your values.

Having achieved this milestone, at this point I'm not obsessed with points either.  I'm  more interested now in expanding my networking, and providing a service to the people who live in Lancaster County or want to move here.

Thanks again for your comments over the months.

Brian

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian,

Congrats to you !  Is quite awesome.  My wife Stephanie and I just joined and reached our first milestone of 10,000 points so we are excited about that.  The site is awesome and the resources are amazing.  I would think that because of that, your exposure on the internet is probably very high which is great.

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) over 10 years ago

Christopher, 10,000 points is a great milestone, too.  The "google juice" with AR is excellent, and you will see results if you stay consistent.  Good luck!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Hi Brian, how did I miss this event? congratulations! and it has been a pleasure getting to know you through your postings.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago

LOL, Jennifer, thank you!  It's been my pleasure getting to know you through your posts and comments as well!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Congrats, Brian!  What an achievement!

Posted by Jeannie Kontis about 10 years ago

Congratulations! This takes an amazing amount of work....Our own Cynthia Tihlman here in NC is on tap to be the first one here. She and Jane Anne are AMAZINGLY prolific. And they write GREAT content. Hats off to you!

Posted by Vicki Burton, A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate (Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina) about 10 years ago

Thanks, Jeannie  The Three Amigos are still on top in Lancaster County!

Hi Vickie - thank you - it does take a lot of work - that's why I get a little nervous every time some new change is announced at AR.  You always wonder what they're going to do with your work product...

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

I hate it when i miss a few days!! Kudos to you on this fabulous milestone!

That moving reference was very mysterious...are you going to give us a hint!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Joan, it will be revealed in the near future...

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

Brian -  Congrats. Even though I don't participate much anymore (too much going on) I always enjoy reading your posts

Posted by Fred Pickard, Hershey, PA (Fred Pickard Innovations Realty Inc) about 10 years ago

Hi Fred, good to hear from you.  I hope "too much going on" means you're doing lots of business!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

Brian,

Way to go!. Your blogs are always informative and interesting. Hope you get another 200,000!

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) about 10 years ago

Trey,

That's a nice compliment, coming from a seasoned pro like yourself!  Much appreciated -

Brian

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

Hi Brian!  COngratulations on your milestone.  200K points.  Thanks for the mention as well in your posting.

Talk soon

Don

Posted by D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 about 10 years ago

Don, congratulations on passing that same milestone yourself!

Best regards.

Brian

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

200,000 is unreal.

Nice job

Posted by Travis Newton, FHA, USDA, VA, LOAN EXPERT - Salem OR Homes For Heroes SALEM OREGON (Salem and Bend Oregon FHA, VA & USDA 503.931.4490) about 10 years ago

Thanks, Travis.  When I first started out, I never would have thought that I could reach such a level, much less be the first one in the state to do so!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

my hat is off to you!  i'm just starting out and would love to know how you accumulated all those great points.

 

Posted by Celina Gleason (AgentOwned Realty) about 10 years ago

Celina, consistency is the answer.  Post blogs and comment on other members' posts.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 10 years ago

Participate