Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: The Award I didn't Know I Wanted - Disappointed to be a Finalist? Honored by the PT50!!

The Award I didn't Know I Wanted - Disappointed to be a Finalist? Honored by the PT50!!

Back in December, I was at the Austin Music Hall for an awards ceremony. I played it down. I didn't tell but a couple of people. I didn't think it was a big deal.  I still consider myself "new" to Austin, so to be up for some type of award, I figured it was either a mistake or they had a small pool of people to pick from.

Austin Music Hall - Platinum Top 50 Award Ceremony

The award I'm talking about is the Platinum Top 50 award.  The PT50 is not all about production, but also about commitment to the real estate industry as well as outside contributions.  Do you have real estate designations? But also what committees do you sit on that helps the community and the industry?

Austin Music Hall - Platinum Top 50 Award Ceremony

As I mentioned, I didn't tell but a couple of people that I was up for this award, not thinking much of it. But then at the ceremony, they announced that over 1000 people out of almost 9000 agents in the Austin TX market were looked at.  Over 1000 people?  And I was picked to be in the PT50 top 150 Finalist group?  Now it started to sink in!!  My legs started shaking, and I was thinking, How in the world did I get into this group of 150 people?  I also started thinking about how this was a big deal, and that I couldn't believe I didn't tell anyone.

donna harris realtor austin tx pt50 finalist

Well, the ironic thing is that even though I didn't think too much about winning, I was then disappointed when I didn't make the top 50. I mean, I didn't think I had a chance, but was still disappointed.  Probably one reason why it's mid-February and I'm just not talking about it even though it was in December. I'm honored to be a Finalist for the PT50.

I know I posted the video before, but I never mentioned exactly what it was. This is a video that the Platinum Top 50 people put together for all Finalists for release.  Even though I'm not part of the actual top 50, to be in the top 150 in all of Central Texas, mainly Austin, is a great honor.  For those who missed it, here's the Austin Rocks video about why Austin is doing so well in Recession Recovery. Jobs, we've got 'em!!

 


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Comment balloon 24 commentsDonna Harris • February 16 2012 08:17PM

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Donna   First thing Congrats for your achievement how wonderful ! Secondly I was surprised to see the statistics on Texas and jobs ..I thought Texas was hurting in this economy .

I am very proud of you !

hip hip hooray

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 7 years ago

Wow Donna!  Congrats on an incredible accomplishment.  Keep up the good work!!                                             

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 7 years ago

Hannah, Thanks!  And Texas is doing awesome!  We have had so much relocation here because of jobs.

Jared, Thank you!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 7 years ago

Hi Donna,  Somebody has to toot your horn, don't they ?  Congrats on being so honored !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 7 years ago

With a job market like that the world has to be getting better in Texas. Enjoy it. Congrats on the being in the PT50.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max Southern Realty) almost 7 years ago

Awesome for you! We were finalists as well & didn't make the top 50 this year although we did the year before! Maybe this year!

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) almost 7 years ago

Congratulations on getting that far.  Maybe next year you'll hit the top tier?

Posted by Chris Lewis, I want to SELL your home, not LIST it! (Gracious Living Realty) almost 7 years ago

I think that is quite the accomplishment.  You should be very proud of yourself.  You didn't set out to achieve it, but because of how you are and your dedication to the community you earned that recognition.  Congratulations.

Posted by Debora Nichols, Realtor Anthem,Phoenix,Scottsdale,Glendale,Peoria (Residential Sales, Purchases, Investors, Vacation Homes) almost 7 years ago

That is an impressive achievement Donna. Maybe next year they will elevate you to the top 50.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Wow, how very exciting, Donna!  I think that's the sign of true professional - one that is even unaware of the awards and accolades - she just does the job (and perfectly!) Big congratulations to you!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) almost 7 years ago

Bill G, I suppose so.

Bill R, It's pretty darn good around here!

Kristin, Rootin' for next year!

Chris, I'm going to try.

Debora, Thank you, and you're right...

Ellie, I hope so!

Karen, I try... :)

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 7 years ago

a HUGE recognition for your contributions; congratulations, Donna, keep up the good work and you will find yourself in PT50.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) almost 7 years ago

Donna,  This is absolutely amazing!  You have so much to be proud of.  I am proud of YOU!. The numbers are staggering.  To be in the top 150 ... you go Girl.  I'm glad you came out of hiding and shared with us your accomplishments!  Congratulations!!!!!  Why is this not Featured!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 7 years ago

Donna

WOW in the top 150 Realtors in Austin is a great honor.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 7 years ago

Donna:

I came over from Kathleen Daniels reblog of your post.  Wow, one of the top 150 in Austin is quite an accomplishment.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 7 years ago

Hi Donna....Well done. You're tops with us too. Thanks for being part of our lives. Remember persistence will take you where you want to go.

Thanks for sharing your Success with us all

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Congrats Donna! That's quite an accomplishment and a huge honor. Enjoy it! :)

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) almost 7 years ago

Congratulations too Donna ~ navigated from Kathleen Daniels reblog of your post. Success and abundance on all levels!! (proud ex RE/MAX {W.Australia} Club Member 2002)

Posted by Peter Michelbach, i Sell Real Estate almost 7 years ago

Whooo Hoooo, Donna! Congratulations on that spectacular achievement. Peer recognition is sweet, and you have ours.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 7 years ago

Teral, Thank you!

Kathleen, Thanks for the reblog. AR won't allow me to comment on it with the error messages. As for it not being featured, is anyone hitting the suggest button??  :)

Lou, Thanks!

Evelyn, Thank you!

Fred, And I want to go far!!

Mike, Thanks!

Peter, Thank you!

Lottie, Ahh, shucks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 7 years ago

Thanks for the great read and here is hoping you have one productive and wonderful Saturday

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 7 years ago

I just reblogged it as well. I love the video! It is so encouraging!

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) almost 7 years ago

Congratulations! You've managed your time well, blogged, marketed your listings and done probably a whole lot more. Great to read of your accomplishments.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) almost 7 years ago

TOm, Kristin, and Leolinda, Thank you so much!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 7 years ago

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