San Antonio's Rockstar Turned Realtor®: Congratulations to my friends at ActiveRain.

Congratulations to my friends at ActiveRain.

200,000Well done ActiveRain.

They say milestones are important to note and mark down in the annals of history.  Your achievements should be advertised and celebrated.  You should never forget where you came from in order to focus on where you're going.

Today is a big day for ActiveRain.  For the community, the staff, the architects, and the members.

The 200,000 mark has been reached.

ActiveRain has gone through quite a few changes since I first came aboard and even when they haven't been widely cheered, ActiveRain has always worked hard to do the best for their members.  From the growing pains of new servers to the change in membership structure (introducing the paid membership), ActiveRain has taken a few lumps in their time, even from me.

With those lumps however, often came kudos and gratitude for many of the things they did that were widely seen as great ideas and innovations.  ActiveRain has always been a place of change.  It's a fluid forum for real estate industry professionals to congregate and work together to offer ideas, opinions, hugs, and cheers.  It's created many great relationships, helped bring business to the table, been an educational center, and a sounding board for people from all walks of life that share one thing in common.  Real estate.  That insane profession that we all felt called us.  Why it did varies as much as the 200,000 people on this site.  Regardless, we followed real estate's beckoning and found ourselves here at ActiveRain.

I look forward to seeing where this new plateau takes the network.  To see the new faces that come along and to hear the new ideas that are generated on these very pages.  I've enjoyed it here and look forward to celebrating the 500K mark with you all someday.

Congratulations to the ActiveRain staff - past, present, and future.  You've done a bang up job - keep it up.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsMatt Stigliano • January 17 2011 09:20AM


I'm pleased to say that I am responsible for adding two new members this week to help that number grow!  It's hard, though, to get people to sign on.  They think they have to write something and they're not comfortable with that.  I tell them it's about everything that you mention in your post - AR is a great place to learn and share and you don't have to be a best selling author to get that.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Congratulations to Activerain and thank you for being a great platform for sharing, learning, caring and establishing great relationships.  It's the best continuing ed course around!  Keep on keeping on!

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 8 years ago


You have said it correctly and Congratulations is due to ActiveRain for building this forum that has exploded onto the real estate scene.  They have worked hard at keeping this community alive and active and keeping it new and fresh.

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

This is awesome!  I'm so glad to see you guys still rocking and rolling after so many great years with you.  Looking forward to the future.  Keep up the great work!  

Love your icons in your signature Matt!  

Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

Congrats, AR, and everybody who contributes to and learns from this great community!

Posted by Bill Morris, ABR, CRS, CDPE, ePRO, MBA (RE/MAX Capital City) almost 8 years ago

Great post Matt and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to ActiveRain on the milestone! It is amazing to me that it has grown to those numbers in such a short time period! Let's CELEBRATE!!

Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) almost 8 years ago

200,000 is definitely am milestone worth honoring.....especially in this market!

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) almost 8 years ago