It’s my 5th Birthday Year as a Member on ActiveRain! The ActiveRain Real Estate Network has always been the best marketing tool to represent who I am, real estate and Hawaii Housing Market information, Oahu, Hawaii and Mililani local area information and more!
There is no other online network I know of that has the personal and ‘hands on’ approach with their members to give them direction and a helping hand like ActiveRain and I have to start this 5th Anniversary blog by thanking them.
There are ActiveRain Staff Staff members who have a wonderful ‘blogside manner’ but none more consistent and caring than Bob Stewart our Community Evangelist. He has been putting up with me right there for me all these years and his understanding, patience and direction played a leading role in my continued existence on ActiveRain and success in my business. (He won’t take credit though…he always says it’s because of me). I also have a personal connection with his son KELAN because I am…. GRAMMA IN HAWAII.
Kerrie Greenhalgh also puts a tremendous amount of time and effort into her role as Community Builder and she too has a wonderful blogside manner as well. We’ve had many changes in the ActiveRain staff over the years and I just have to also commend Nikesh Parekh with doinga wonderful job in his role as CEO of ActiveRain.
My last five years on ActiveRain condensed: Without a doubt giving a piece of myself through my writing brought the kind of readers that I was looking for in my niche market in Real Estate.
When I grasped the concept that “EVERYTHING AROUND ME IS REAL ESTATE”
…..I began succeeding in my business.
You see, writing about other topics about my local area, my neighborhood, the businesses, the sites and points of interest showed my readers that I am THE LOCAL AREA EXPERT. This is when my business started taking off. ! What else can I say? I write as if my readers are right in front of me and I am talking WITH them and not AT them.
My friendships on ActiveRain: I have a really special ActiveRain lifetime friend, William Johnson. I ‘met’ William when I picked up the phone and called him at the time of the California fires in October of 2007 and that date marked our friendship for life even though we have not met in person. There are MANY others I’ve met along the way….far too many to list all…but there is NOTHING that will compare to the camaraderie we experience through our connections made here on ActiveRain.
Sharing personal triumphs, trails and tribulations: It is every parent’s dream to watch their children aspire, grow and become responsible young adults. It is every parent’s dream to be a grandparent. Our miracle happened on September 20, 2011 with the birth of our Grandson, Brayden. It took this miracle for me and our vacation to see him again…to regain balance in my life and from hereon I will not lose sight of the most important part of my life….MY FAMILY.
Being an ActiveRain member these last five years (and Ambassador since mid 2009) have been one of the most rewarding experiences for me in the world of blogging, business and friendships.
Education, knowledge, insight
"At the piazza, the local community gathers for camaraderie after the workday, and now, blog communites are online social hubs where people of similar interests gather to share and exchange ideas, as well as form relationships". Jonathan Washburn
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
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