Kerrie's Blog: The Rain Bucket - 2.7.14

The Rain Bucket - 2.7.14

Good afternoon my lovely Rainers, my angels!  Today is national Wear Red Day and anyone that posts a picture of themselves on our Facebook page today gets 500 AR points.  Rebecca Gaujot inspired the extra push on points and all your beautiful faces showing up on our page is bringing a smile to our hearts.

Another smiling heart moment is finding your quotes and features this week.  Check out a few of the highlights we ran across.

To the Moon Alice
The Toronto Sun had an article about 7 Bizarre Houses and #2 was Angie Vandenbergh's spaceship house post. An interesting piece indeed!

James Quarello's expertise on frost-free faucets was noted by the author of an article on James' post was written in 2012 and continues to be beneficial today.  Especially today, man it is cold out!!

Inman Love
They're loving what you're writing and posting it for their followers to see, how exciting!  This week Inman shared two Rainers.  Sheila Cox wrote a post about neighborhood expertise and what really ruffles her feathers. Valorie Ford shared her 8 tips for taking great pictures.

Bubbling Over
Sharon Parisi has been featured again and again on the Preston Hollow BubbleLife.  Her latest post, Lakewood Trails Neighborhood Market Report is perfect for those looking at moving to the area.  


Keep writing that quality content, AR is pushing many of your posts to our social media outlets and other editorial sites hoping to get you extra exposure!  Have a beautiful weekend!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 42 commentsKerrie La Guardia • February 07 2014 08:57AM


When we wear red today, we'll really be standing out against the snowy background down here in Stumptown.  You getting any of the white stuff up there??

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 5 years ago

No but it is freezing!  Stay warm and safe Carla!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago

Guess I have to change into something red, take a photo and post.

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) over 5 years ago

 Hello Kerrie ... Love the post and that home that looks like a Space Ship!

VB ;o)

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

Kerrie~ Love seeing everyone in RED today! I also, love hearing about Rainers having success beyond AR!

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

Thx for the updates.  I look terrible in much so that I don't think I even own any red clothes. - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 5 years ago

 Thanks Kerrie I just posted mine on the FACEBOOK link, thank you and AR for the extra points. 


Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, it is important to keep up awareness of heart disease.  But another reason to wear on Fridays is for the military.  Remember Everyone Deployed.  Both are very important topics to keep up awareness for!

Posted by Jack O'Neal (HomeSmart Elite Group) over 5 years ago

Bet you get a lot of hits tonight! Mine is done!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

Got 3 WMS people posted with red, and maybe will have one more later tonight.

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

Not on purpose today but my shirt was red. Thanks for the easy challenge. Now I will post to FB and hopefully I did it correct. 




Posted by Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach (NextHome Connect Realty) over 5 years ago

I would if I didnt have to post on FB as I dont have an account. FB is ridiculous and I will not give out all my personal info to someone who blatantly comments "there is no privacy get over it" really, I dont think so!?!?!?

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

Wow -- what a great week for our rainers.  Already changed into comfortable clothes, so no pic tonight.

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


Thanks for offering this Rain Bucket, and my photo wearing red is posted on your page.  Even though breast cancer appears to be more prevalent among the women in my family, I also strongly believe the cause of reducing heart disease is very worthwhile!

Posted by Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~, Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green (Coach House Realty) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, change your plans and visit Phoenix - KWFR 2014 will be big fun! And you may have some new stories for Rain Bucket, too.

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

Ok to posting photo on FB. Oh wait, I already took off my makeup...not going to happen, even for points!

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

Just posted on FB.

Evelyn, There is a work around..I am sending you an email.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 5 years ago
Is this a new feature? I like it!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

I posted my "red" photo on Facebook as well. Great cause! I rarely wear red (I don't think I look particularly good in that color), but points and a good cause motivated me to dig out an old Superman t-shirt.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 5 years ago
Against my wanting to re-activate my FB acct, I liked the 500 pts. Still no pts, I uploaded a photo and a short blog. Does it take 24 hours to have the extra pts register?
Posted by Rod Pierson, Northern California (Results Real Estate Inc) over 5 years ago

Got my red on!

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

Of all days, my day started with a frantic call from my sister in law that said my 2 year senior brother was in Key West Hosp because he had a heart attack last night.

Seems his years of bad habits, diet, and assorted has caught up to him. It looks like he may need a stint or 2 for blockages. We should know more next week.

Maisy and I had a very busy day so we took this as we were getting home tonight.

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

Oh no. I don't have any red pictures at all:(( Does my hair count. It is red( just kidding). But I'll check all the links you posted above. Bizarre architecture is my favorite.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, Posted my "RED" photo on Facebook.  Love the "spaceship home" very cool

Posted by Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate! (UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA) over 5 years ago

We have our red on!  Thanks for your post!

Posted by Laurie Satushek, Realtor & Team Founder, Educate - Empower - Enrich (The Laurie Satushek Team) over 5 years ago

That's a foul on you, posting at almost 5 PM for something that should have been a 'Day event'

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

I really enjoyed seeing all the pics... so happy to see all that RED!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 5 years ago

Kerrie - Busy day yesterday and didn't see this :-(   You know how I love those points!!!  Thank you for sharing the posts - I had missed a couple of these and they are great ones.


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

I missed seeing this post yesterday :( I didn't wear red yesterday but would have changed if I had seen this post.  

Posted by Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL (REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL) over 5 years ago

Oh, I missed it! I have been wearing a lot of black lately...gotta get to that gym ;)

Thanks for always offering extra incentives!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) over 5 years ago

Good morning Kerrie-just saw this today. Have an awesome weekend!

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) over 5 years ago

Agree with Ed, Techncal foul! I read posts in the morning. :-) 

Posted by Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate, Certified Residential Specialist (ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES over 5 years ago

I did find some very selective Red I thought you might appreciate.


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

Kerrie  AR members are really hitting the news ! Outstanding ! Thank you for sharing all this info with us .



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

Hi Kerrie...I missed your wear Red Challenge yesterday...Gish I thought for a minute I might have to wear a red shirt for my Open House today at 1886 Quamichan Street in Victoria, BC and wondered how that would look...ha saved by time.

Another great post, full of great tidbit's.

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 5 years ago

The artice on the round house was neat. Sorta close by in Tennessee, I'm in South Alabama, so will try to see it someday!

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

Damn....I was wearing red yesterday, but didn't see this post!  Oh, well......

Posted by Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!, Westfield/Cranford, NJ area (Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ) over 5 years ago

HI Kerrie,

Me bad, for not seeing this post until I am now green of frustration..... Does that count....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 5 years ago

Where did the pictures upload to?  I did mine last night and can't find it or anyone elses. Kerrie?

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

Holy cow...I think I saw that flying saucer home fly over Nebraska back in the 60's...or was that the Sputnik???

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 5 years ago

Oh shucks I missed this and we wore red yesterday. Next year I'm in.

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) over 5 years ago

I love to wear red... so, I say, go for it! :)


Love and light,


Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago