Kerrie's Blog: The Rain Bucket - 1.17.14

The Rain Bucket - 1.17.14

What an exciting weekend we have upon us.  All of here at AR HQ's are decked out in blue in anticipation of the Seahawks game on Sunday.  There's just something about a city's spark when one of their sports teams is making it happen. A sense of community and pride shine from windows, cars, conversations in line at the grocery store. Anybody who lives in one of the four cities playing this weekend knows what I'm talking about.

Want know what else I'm talking about? The fabulous Rainers of course! This week we have another set of superstars to highlight.


Inman Love
Francine Viola's post on staying afloat during a crisis made it onto Inman this week.  So did Larry Lawfer's top ten reasons to get out of the business.  Congrats you two!

The Cat's Meow
What a wonderfully titled post, You Put the Litterbox Where?!?  I admit it, Karen Feltman got me to click too.  The title alone brought in the traffic. If you weren't one of the 2,800 that clicked and read the post I recommend you do, you'll be surprised where they put it. 

How About Them Apples
Shout out to our own Elizabeth Weintraub for being a frequent contributor to  Looks good Elizabeth!

Where the Sun Does Shine
Bridget McGee was full of rays as she was quoted in the Baltimore Sun.  Her energy and expertise are shining bright.  Way to get out there Mortgage Mama!

Let it Rain!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 49 commentsKerrie La Guardia • January 17 2014 10:38AM


And when it Rain's it Pours lol...terrific shout out to our Rainer's who made the bucket this week!!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 5 years ago

A shout out and congrats to all the ActiveRainers in the News way to go !

Have a great weekend


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 5 years ago

How awesome is this, thanks for the update Kerrie, have a great weekend. Go Patriots.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®) over 5 years ago

I love your posts here as well as watching you on Facebook! Let it Rain!!!

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 5 years ago


Very nice recap of this week's extra special AR members in the spotlight. 

So, who are the Seahawks rooting to play against in The Super Bowl should they become NFC Champions?  Make sure you don't take the GW bridge if you go to the game!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 5 years ago

That was very nice of you to include me in your roundup today, Kerrie. And I must have missed Larry Lawfer's post when I was on vacation but I absolutely love its on-targetness.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 5 years ago

Nice going to the AR members in the news. Thank you for the updates, Kerrie. Wishing you the best on your TEAM. Enjoy a fun weekend! 

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 5 years ago

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL...I am. I can't wait to watch both games. GO BRONCOS!!!

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 5 years ago

This has nothing to do with your post, but I will be rooting for the Seahawks and Broncos this weekend.   :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 5 years ago

Go Hawks! The whole metro area from Everett to Olympia is clad in blue. Thx for the bucket full of ARain. It's amazing how much we can miss...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 5 years ago

Great raindrops Kerrie, thanks for sharing these success stories!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago

Are you ready for some football (insert music)!!  I sure am but I'm a bronco fan. Looking forward to a great weekend! Yeah!!  And...awesome stories about all these rainers!  Awesome!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

WOW! Kerrie. What a Great Weekend for some Football! I will be cheering for the Seahaws and those Broncos. Thanks for updating us on all the nice things happening with others in the Inman News.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 5 years ago


A Yankee fan, and a Seahawks fan... It just doesn't get any further apart than that.



Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing these great successess!

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, thanks for taking the time each week to share these great success stories.  It is inspiring!

Posted by Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR, "Bucks County PA Homes" (Addison Wolfe Real Estate ) over 5 years ago

Well if I had my way it would be Denver Broncos vs Your Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

Here to a great NFC and AFC Championship wkd


Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

You have my vote for the BRONCOS as well.  Great job on bringing these folks to the limelight. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 5 years ago

Now I am really excited.. I now live in NH  - go Pats.  I lived in San Francisco for over 25 year so Go 49ers. 

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 5 years ago

Thank you for the mention this week!  Go Seahawks!

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) over 5 years ago

Thanks for keeping us on top of what others are accomplishing. It give the rest of us hope!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, I like all these droplets.....and the rain bucket, too!

(And will be meeting Mortgage Mama next week, hopefully - except that Baltimore Sun will not cover!)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 5 years ago

Good evening, Kerrie. I am pulling for the Seahawks and Broncos. I think that both these games will be good.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Kerrie - These are really fun to read each week.  Thx for starting this series.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 5 years ago


I have to tell everyone and let the cat outta the're simply the best, always responsive, poster of great blogs, tips and ideas.  Hope you have the best weekend ever

Posted by Alex Popovic, Alex Popovic Designated Broker Commercial RE (Apex CRE) over 5 years ago

Kerrie,  great to see so many Rainers getting that extra pr thanks to blogging

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 5 years ago
Yes, and those are the ones we found out about. I'll bet there are many, many more.
Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago

While I like the Seattle Seahawks, I love the 49ers more.  I fear you will hear me cheering all the way from Sacramento:-)

I do hope you have a GREAT weekend, Kerrie!  And, may the best team win!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie - Thanks for sharing this week's good news for Rainer's making it happen or getting into the news.

Posted by AJ Heidmann ~ CRS, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Hello Kerrie ... VB has had some extra time on his hands so he has been featuring AR members posts to his many groups and really plugging away with stories & videos around Las Vegas Nevada through AR ... "It's working and creatin great spiders and exposure within the world wide web" ...


VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 5 years ago

Nice!  It's always cool to see Rainers getting recognition on a national basis.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 5 years ago

Kerrie I LOVED this post!  Can you believe that I hadn't previously been following you??  What a gross oversight.  Thank you for compiling these articles.  I learned a lot from the writers.

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 5 years ago

This is getting to be wonderful exposure for Rainers that have done well and provides some inspiration for the rest of us.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Good Morning, Kerrie.  As I glanced through Today's DailyDrop the word "Seahawks" jumped off my monitor.  I'm down here in 49er country and will be attending 49er party tomorrow.  There's lots of 9er's pride down here and we're mad the seahawks wouldn't sell any tickets to CA residents.  But, I have a question for you; What is a seahawk, anyway?  Can you eat them?  Baked, broiled or roasted?  (Just trying to tease you, Kerrie.  I wish your team well. Not.)

I'm happy to see our local AR talent being featured nationally.

Posted by Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411 (Certified Realty Services) over 5 years ago

As Ed said, "Wonderful exposure ..... and inspiration."  Thank you.  I, too, have no idea why I haven't been following you.  I am now .... :)

Posted by Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT (Dagny's Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Well, since our Bolts have fallen out of grace and the Hawks are a West Coast team it's time to man up and change my jersey. Thank goodness the colors are at least close. Gooooooooooo.......................Hawks!!



Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 5 years ago

Kerrie~ We are "united in Orange" here in the Denver area. Very excited about tomorrow's game!

Thanks for sharing all the excitement about our Rainers and Rainmakers!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Some good info there.  I loved the Litterbox post from a few days ago!

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) over 5 years ago

Go 'Hawks! You'll be meeting the Pats in a couple of weeks.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) over 5 years ago

Kerrie,  You can be sure to hear the shouting all the way from the San Francisco Bay area for the 49ers!  Here's to a great game!

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) over 5 years ago

sure, whie you are resplendant in your blue Seahawks jersies, I am left with a tear stained Saints jersey!!!! LOL

Posted by Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D ( over 5 years ago

Active Rain is beecoming more popular as time goes on and people are starting what a great bunh of professionals there are on Active Rain around the country.

Posted by Jimmy Faulkner, The Best Of St. Augustine (Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage) over 5 years ago

Red is my favorite color--49er red, that is. Here's to a great game tomorrow -- and a rousing cheers to our Active Rainers who are gaining some great exposure.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

What a great game and although I am clear across the country, I will be rooting for them in the Superbowl!

Posted by Marnie Matarese, Showing you the best of Sarasota! (DWELL REAL ESTATE) over 5 years ago

My fiance still wore his Dolphin jersey all day yesterday. :(

Posted by Christine Faye Goolsby, PA, As a fourth generation Floridian, I know Florida (Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie) over 5 years ago

So honored to be included in this great group!  Appreciate the shout out!!

Mortgage Mama

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) over 5 years ago

What a great game.  I love Sherman's comments at the end.  Say it like it is, is refreshing and needed.  The Seahawks have a swagger that a love.  I will be cheering for them all the way to the Super Bowl.

Posted by Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker over 5 years ago


Congratulations to the Seahawks what a season. Hope you enjoy the weekend and the Super Bowl.

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 5 years ago

I have to say, folks in Denver are all for Denver beating Seahawks

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 5 years ago