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ActiveBrad is Back To Help Make It Rain

Is it true?

Well, it's been a very long time since I've posted any real content on my blog here on ActiveRain. 

Today I have decided to no longer neglect or ignore my ActiveRain blog, it's time to come back in 2017.

It's unfortunate that I was previously unable to manage my time more effectively so that I could be here.

Many of my industry friends and relationships from around the world were created and grown here.


Bob Stewart and Brad Andersohn


Sharing is CARING

Too many times in life we look back and wonder if we could have done it any differently or with regret?

I only regret that I've been unable to manage my business and personal life better to allow me time here.

I've always been fascinated with technology and the ability to incorporate it with real estate and people.

One of my greatest and most enthusiastic passions is to share with others and witness their successes.


Live ActiveRain Training - RainCamp


ActiveRain Ambassadors - It's Not a Right or Something You Can Pay for or Buy

So my commitment this year is to post on a regular and consistent basis to help my fellow rainers.

As an ambassador and "original" member and employee of ActiveRain, I commit to paying it forward.

My compelling inspiration and obligation is to help "make rain" here, and help change people's lives.

To be here, and to continue where I left off will not only be a priviledge for me, it's my gift to you. 


ActiveRain Ambassadors 

Singing In The Rain and Making Puddles Once Again...

My 2017 commitment is to become more of a minimalist and maximize the value of relationships.

Giving back to help others and seeing the changes it makes in people's lives is a real addiction for me.

So I AM BACK to ActiveRain to pick up where I left off a few years ago. It's Time. It's right and It's now.

I hope you have an amazing and most wonderful and prosperous 2017, let's connect and make it Rain!


ActiveRain Original Crew


My 2017 Suggestions and Advice 

Build your Castles and Mansions on PEOPLE, because they provide the strongest foundations on earth.




"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 109 commentsBrad Andersohn • January 02 2017 08:20PM


Brad, welcome back to your active participation in the "rain". Looking forward to what you share with us. Happy New Year my friend.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad, I'm sure it won't take long to get back into the swing of things. A lot of us have been slackers here because we've been really busy in other parts of our business. I'm down to 2 or 3 posts a week, and sometimes of stay away for weeks at a time. My plan is to go back to daily posts starting today. We'll see how it holds up. Once again, welcome back.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) 11 months ago

Hi Brad -- this is certainly good advice:

Build your Castles and Mansions on PEOPLE, because they provide the strongest foundations on earth.

I look forward to "seeing" you more here.  


Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Happy New Year Brad!  We're also trying at this end to be more active in the Rain (although we've had a bit above average real rainfal, and snowfall so far this year).  Looking forward to your timely, pithy posts!  John and Kat

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) 11 months ago

Will be nice to see you back, and also to read more of your "Bradisms"...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 11 months ago

Hi Brad Andersohn 

Welcome back and what a way to start the comeback. Looking forward to seeing more.

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) 11 months ago

Hi Brad - It will be good to have you back here - your contributions were always worthwhile and interesting. I'm looking forward to more - Happy New Year!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) 11 months ago

I do remember that when you delivered a message it was on point and very detailed, not to mention quick.  Hail, Hail the old gang's here

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) 11 months ago

Thanks for all supporting...

It seems so good... I will follow you,  like at the old times...

Posted by Mehmet Aydalga (BurhaniyeEfeEmlakInsaat) 11 months ago

Brad , I'm glad I stopped by.

As a new Active Rain member what great way to start the new year 

Thank you 


Dick Greenberg - It is so great to hear from you and see you still here. Excited and looking forward to connecting more this year! Thanks for stopping by to comment :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Ed Silva - WOW! It's been so long... it's great to see all my old friends (including you) still here. I'm inspired to create an online event just so we can all socially connect again. I may just have to put on an "AR Cloud Party" at some point?

Great to hear from you, lets have a rocking 2017!!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Welcome back! You were such a great resource and I loved reading your posts when I got started on AR in 2008. Looking forward to all of your new posts!


Posted by Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ (Realty ONE Group) 11 months ago

Hi Mehmet - just like old times, I'll be following back ;-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Hi Noel - welcome to the "rain" as they say around here.

I went back and just read my very first blog post here and had to laugh! It was so bad I almost deleted it... but then stopped to realize....

We grow so much by simply doing... sure glad I stuck with it, most likely why I am who and where I am today?!? Yes, blogging can and will make a difference in your life and your business. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Heather Tawes Nelson - thank you for your comment, you just made my night!

Seriously, I appreciate that soooo much and I look forward to continuing the same level of quality that everyone here contributes on a regular basis.

There are so many great people, so much awesome content and a wealth of experience and information available here on AR. "Just gotta sift and lift it!"

(sift and lift... more on that concept and catch-phrase in a future post :-)

This is the year to tap into these amazing and wonderful people and build those priceless and irreplaceable relationships! Happy New Year! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Here's a little history and a nostalgic find... I was rummaging through some of my old ActiveRain archives when I found an original manual I had created. It's quite outdated, but also gave me some ideas for futures posts and articles. 

ActiveRain Manual

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Brad, the place hasn't been the same without you. You are one of the best.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 11 months ago

Thanks Joe Pryor, I have missed our quick snippets and chats here in the rain. It's always great seeing you in person too. Hoping to see more of you both here and there this year. When I make it out to OKC, you know we'll be connecting.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Here's another blast from the past... this is a pic I took of Ben Kinney while on the stage at our first Activerain RainCamp in San Francisco, CA. 

The Andersohn family band "ArmoredFlight" got to perform "LIVE" for the very first time ever.

We went on to be finalists in season 5 of America's Got Talent. 

Bob Stewart will remember this day too... we played one of his favorite tunes. Here's a video of that day...

Priceless times and memories...  :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Love this post!!! Best one I've seen in a while :-)

I have to feature it to put pressure on you Brad! Miss you buddy!

Posted by Bob Stewart, ActiveRain (ActiveRain) 11 months ago

Welcome back, Brad!  It's great to have a fellow Ambassador back in the Rain!  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) 11 months ago

Welcome back to the land of the living.  We're happy to have you back!

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad Andersohn !

Posted by Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) 11 months ago

Brad, Great to see you back!  You helped me get my first AR Outside Blog set up over 6 years ago.  It's still paying dividends for us :) 

A ton of new faces here in the Rain, but as always a great community to learn and share with.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 11 months ago

Oh this is too good to be true- great to see that happy face around here!

Posted by Chuck Willman, ( 11 months ago

Brad, It's great to see you BACK. You were a big contributor to the community when I first joined. I remember our recent conversation a few months back about another opportunity that you were excited about. I am looking forward to seeing more of you in the Rain in 2017!

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad! I completely understand your absence and love that you are back. I tend to come and go but it is always great to see and "catch up" with people here. 

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) 11 months ago

Brad - Welcome back. You've definitely been missed.  We met in 2011 at Raincamp in Atlantic City and spoke on the phone a few years later.  Looking forward to reading more from you.  I've learned a ton from your older posts.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) 11 months ago

Welcome back, Brad!  Look forward to seeing you around!


Posted by Mike Bjork (American Pacific Mortgage) 11 months ago

Welcome back, Brad !!!

Looking forward to you sharing your great knowledge

Posted by Andrzej Niemyjski (Realty One Group) 11 months ago

"Breaking News" for sure.  Welcome back and looking forward to the future with you again Brad.  From Rain Camp days to today's technology and everything in between.  Twenty-seventeen welcomes you with your enthusiasm and energy.  

Posted by Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty (Compass) 11 months ago

Hi Brad,
Welcome back.  I always enjoy your posts.  

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 11 months ago

Could not have been more pleased to see this post Brad Andersohn and your commitment to be Active again.  Always have appreciated your insight and sharing of your knowledge of the path to successful blogging and related topics.  Welcome back and Thank You for all you have contributed and look forward to seeing more of you here!

Posted by Greg Large, A Tradition of Trust (ERA Real Solutions) 11 months ago

Brad- you have no idea how happy this camper is.  Everything I know about blogging comes from your tutorials, efforts, and support.  2017 is starting off with a bang!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

Welcome back, look forward to reading more of your blogs.

Have A Wonderful Blessed Day!!!

Posted by IRMA Beltran, Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You! (Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate) 11 months ago

Welcome back, looking forward to learning more from you!

Posted by Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality (Keller Williams) 11 months ago

Oh Brad Andersohn  you have been missed -- last time I saw you we had lunch in NYC at the Piggly Wiggly  ---  Looking forward to new days ahead

This is indeed a Happy New Year


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 months ago

Good afternoon Brad,

Welcome back. I also will be looking forward to learning a trick or two fron you again.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) 11 months ago

Love the photos--look forward to learning as much as I can!


Posted by MaryKay Shumway, Door County, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert (The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)) 11 months ago

Wow - great news!  You were at Zillow - did you leave and now work for AR again or are you doing something else?

I may be wrong, but the photo of the Rain Camp that shows people sitting and looking at computers - is that here in Chicago?  It looks like the one I attended.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) 11 months ago

ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to see you back here, Brad! You are amazing and inspiring, and, and, and!

Posted by Cathy Turney, Making Fun of Real Estate and Twitter! (Better Homes Realty) 11 months ago

Welcome back. I am making my re-entry today as well and look forward to being a vital and active part of the AR community.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) 11 months ago

We'll look forward to your blog once again, Brad ... welcome back!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) 11 months ago

Brad - AWESOME news!!!  I still remember you from RainCamp Atlantic City back in the day and you inspired me... thank you and I look forward for more in the future.

Posted by AJ Heidmann, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) 11 months ago

Way to make a splash back into the rain Brad Andersohn  I would love to learn if you felt your business changed at all from not blogging.  If you noticed anything different.

Posted by Amy Kramer, Realtor serving Austin and surrounding communities (Coldwell Banker United Realtors, subsidiary of NRT LLC) 11 months ago

Hurray!!!  Welcome home!

Today you've reminded me of that classic line from The Blues Brothers.

"We're putting the band back together."  

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad.  Will look forward to more of your wonderful posts.


Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) 11 months ago

Welcome back, this sure is an inspiration to me as well.  I've been away for a while and need to get back to regular blogging and building a strong foundation.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Remax New Beginnings) 11 months ago

Brad Andersohn we love you whether you took another path for a few years or not!  And......I'm so glad you will be back playing in the rain  You my friend have been very missed.  You were the 1st person I talked to (way back when 2007 or 08 maybe) and I remember you giving me lots of fantatic advice about getting started blogging and participating in the community.  You taught me well and I've always appreciated your advice.....and fun spirit too!!


                                  WOO HOO BRAD IS BACK IN THE RAIN!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Welcome back, looking forward to more contributions to the rain!

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad, glad to see you returning.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 11 months ago

Welcome back, Brad! You're going to have a great time, I am sure of it.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (Cameron Real Estate Group) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad. 

I like your closing statement ... my thought is ... that is true. The opposite is also true.  People are what I love about the business and people are also what I don't like about it.  It's all about the people ... we all fly our freak flag differently. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) 11 months ago

Good evening Brad Andersohn ,

Yahoo! Welcome back..2017 is going to be a very good year! I'm so going to enjoy your singing in the rain again!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 11 months ago

OMG! I definitely wasn't expecting this much interaction and engagement on my my first post coming back!?!?  lol~ Thank you ActiveRain and Bob Stewart for the feature...

...when I used to work here in the rain, I was able to get Bob back (prank) for doing things like this to me (haha)... I'll have to think up a way to get back at him like I did in this video... it's a hilarious, you MUST SEE this AR memory! 

You know I love ya Bob, looking forward to doing more with you and participating more here in the rain this year.

Thanks everyone for your comments and while I will read every single one, I do still have a real estate business to run like all of you. If I don't get the chance to comment back, please understand and do NOT take it personal... I'll get back into the swing of things here in no time at all.  

Thanks and please don't hesitate to reach out to me anytime if you need help with anything at all. My door really is always open to you always! :)

Be and stay blessed! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 11 months ago

Greetings to you Brad Andersohn I'll be waiting for raincamp to happen too!!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) 11 months ago

So excited to have you back Brad.., you were such an inspiration for me on AR & Raincamp!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) 11 months ago


Posted by Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828 (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) 11 months ago

Brad, Welcome to 2017. We are all in for a treat with your reestablishment. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad.

Posted by Vickie Teel, It's all about YOU! (Keller Williams Peace River Partners) 11 months ago

Wow dude, welcome back!  Looking forward to what you have to say in 2017.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824 (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 11 months ago

ActiveBrad !!!!


Back in action - welcome.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) 11 months ago

Welcom back to the Rain, may it pour!

Posted by Melissa E. Spittel, "Achieving Results Together " (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Hey Brad

GREAT to have you back sharing your wisdom, ideas, and yourself! You have been missed. look forwad to whatever 2017 will bring, my friend.

So next question - when is the next PERSONAL meetup? It's been quite some time!!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

Looking foward to what comes of 2017.

Posted by Mary Jo Quay (Remax Advisors ) 11 months ago

Hi Brad Andersohn , Welcome Home. Nice to see your happy face. I am sure AR and Bob are especially pleased that you have returned. Your contributions have always made a YUUUGE  difference for all of us. 

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) 11 months ago

I guess I am late to this party, so my question is is this a Mirage or a pre-April fools joke or a New Years Resolution:)) just kidding Brad, you know I am one of your biggest Fans, Welcome back and look forward to the positive interaction and new knowledge, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

It is good to see you back here in the rain... I left for a while too... looking forward to your postive voice!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Glad to have you back Brad. Looking forward to your sharing.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Jones & Co. Realty) 11 months ago

Welcome Back, Brad.  I look forward to reading more.  Have a great 2017!

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) 11 months ago

Hot Damn Sam!!! So glad to see you back old friend! You were always an inspiration and full of knowledge to help me navigate the blogging world. 

I'm looking forward to a whole new dose of it! 

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) 11 months ago

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 

Posted by Rochelle Kretchmar, Simply Irresistible Staging (GenEquity Mortgage ) 11 months ago

So excited to see you back!  I've also returned  2017 after a few years away.

Great minds think alike.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) 11 months ago

Glad to see your renewed commitment Brad, looking forward to your posts.

Posted by Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service (Century 21 Doug Anderson) 11 months ago

Welcome back. I look forward to seeing your blogs.
I am ready to ramp up myself.... got to tweak some things first though.... trying to make it work again


Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) 11 months ago

I have been away for few years as well. I click on today and who do I see but Brad..
Just a few miles down the road. Must be a sign to return. Always enjoyed your input.

Posted by Cathy McAlister, Sacramento DRE#00648507 (Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento ) 11 months ago

Brad has always been my favorite, whatever he blogs about is worth gold!

Posted by Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service (Century 21 Doug Anderson) 11 months ago

Welcome Back to the Rain.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) 11 months ago

Inspirational!  Hope to manage my time better as well, I agree - Activerain helped change our family's future.  Thanks for reminding us!

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) 11 months ago

YEAH BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!  Looking forward to learning from you!  

Posted by KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will. ( Hamilton Landon Real Estate) 11 months ago

Brad Andersohn 

What a great New Year's gift to all of us!! Here's my personal invitation to you to join the 2017 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge. Your participation means a lot to me each year.
Thanks - Lynn


Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) 11 months ago

Howdy Brad Andersohn !! Good to see you here!


Posted by Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing (First American Title) 11 months ago

Welcome Back Brad Andersohn ... You will Reign in the Rain once again!

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 MONTH REALTY) 11 months ago

Brad Andersohn - I am sure these comments will keep you busy.

Lots of memories of first few years of AR! I boarded the AR bus on next stop - so, sure enough, missed the fun of initial years.

You have to be true to your words - 'Brad is Back.' Should I 'dare' you to reach a million points by the end of the year? (And I know it's not about points. Just defining ActiveRain points here ---


Your points on ActiveRain are a measurement of your social influence and clout within the community. Points are earned as you create great content, take part in contests, and when members send us signals that they love the contributions you are making on ActiveRain.


Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) 11 months ago

Great Post and wishing us all an Awesome 2017!

Posted by Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty, Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292 (Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986) 11 months ago

Welcome back Brad Andersohn.  I will look very forward to what pearls of wisdom you'll be sharing with us in the future! 

Posted by Greg Mona, YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ! (RE/MAX Platinum Living) 11 months ago

Brad, it's good to see you back in the Rain. I'm sure you have gained many volumes of words, wit and wisdom to share, and we're open to learn.

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) 11 months ago

Sorry for my lack of responses over the weekend, we have been weathering a major storm here in the Bay Area and it looks like we made it through the night. So far so good. When I stated I was back in the rain, I think mother nature took the whole "Making It Rain" thing a little too far!!  lol~ 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 10 months ago

Glad to see you back...I think I may consider writing a Real Blog again. Is this site filled with Ghosts? :))

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) 10 months ago

Now, how did I miss this one?  Glad you’re back.  Hope you will be active and prosper!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) 10 months ago

Boy I laughed when I saw the old pic of Rain Camp! Welcome back Brad.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) 10 months ago

A little late to the party, but hey, better late than never.  I look forward to reading your posts.  Welcome back!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 10 months ago

While I do see you occasionally on Facebook it is good to see you back here!

Posted by Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service! (Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC) 10 months ago

Welcome back Brad. You'll find it quite different here these days in one respect and then again nothing has changed here with the core crowd, they are still givers and sharing great advice and comments. I'd always wondered what happened to you.

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) 10 months ago

Welcome back BRAD. We missed YOU! Can't wait to read what you got in store for us. 2017 is going to be awesome with you guiding us once again.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt) 10 months ago

Welcome back, looking forward to seeing your content,

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) 10 months ago

Once again, thanks for all the love and welcoming back, and for the support and encouragement you've all provided. I'll be drafting my nexy post this weekend so stay tuned...   :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 10 months ago

I'm tickled pink.  I've been learning from you since 2008 and look forward to more in the future.  My goal for the year is pay tribute and thank many of the people here who helped make my business more successful.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 10 months ago

What a wonderful way to start the New Year by welcoming Brad Andersohn back. Look forward to reading more from you. Much continued success!


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 10 months ago

Like all the rest of us in the rain I am so glad that you are back. I look forward to all that you will share with us

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 10 months ago

Welcome back Brad Andersohn !  Nice to see you back.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824 (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) 10 months ago

Thanks Elyse - it's great to be back in the rain...   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 10 months ago

Brad, you mention "minimalism" in your post.  You may be interested in reading and following Cal Newport's Study Hacks blog.  He writes about how to perform productive, valuable, and meaningful work in an increasingly distracted digital age.

Posted by Rick Obst 10 months ago

Thanks Rick - I'll check it out. Sounds like some some good stuff, appreciate it :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 10 months ago

Since I was AWOL for over 6 years, I more guilty than you.  I'm climbing back in the saddle for my new brokerage.  Hope to learn a lot and share what I know. 

Glad you're back and to be back.

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) 9 months ago

Hey Mick - welcome back! I'm giving back on Valentine's day, you should come join us, it's free and there's a tom of VDay love that will be flying around at this online free event.  Hope to see you there :-)

Invite Your Friends and Associates or Team~

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 723-249-995

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 9 months ago

Okay, well I haven't been as active as one would have thought after an announcement like this!?! lol~ The fact and truth of the matter is my year (2017) got legs and ran off without me. 

Stay tuned.... got something different in mind foir 2018 :-O

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) 9 days ago