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Saying Goodbye to the Top

As I logged in this evening, I noticed that this is probably going to be my last night on the top of the Texas board.  I've held the #1 spot for 2 years now, and it's been fun while it lasted.  I'm sure I could have continued my reign if "life" didn't happen.  It all started last Spring when I found out I was pregnant and I was too tired to post.  I was lucky if I logged on a couple of times a month.

Because of that, I left the door open for others to catch up... But that's ok.  It's best to acknowledge and move on, rather than dwell on the situation.

If I end up moving to Austin, which it's looking more and more like that is what is going to happen, there will be two Austin people at the top, and Dallas gets knocked down.  I guess between me and Jason, all personality types will be taken care of.

Good luck at the top Jason! I'm passing the torch on over to ya!

 

Comment balloon 30 commentsDonna Harris • June 14 2008 09:46PM

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Donna, half the fun is getting there. Now you'll have that opportunity all over again!

Posted by Jim Albano, Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate (Prudential Damiano Realty ) about 10 years ago

Honestly, Donna - I think the #3 spot is best!  I struggled to stay behind #2 Margaret Rome in Maryland, and finally gave up when she dropped off the charts for a while.  It would actually please me to have her claim it back because I think being the top agent in the longer list gets more notice from consumers - and they're the ones that count!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Donna, wherever you are in the point totals you and Jason are tops for our state. Jason sure takes his blogging seriously though. Good luck with any of your future plans.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Cute post, Donna.  If it had to be some one, Jason's a great guy!  Enjoy that baby.  Life's so much fun when it "happens."

Posted by Natalie Langford, Winchester, VA Real Estate (Realty Negotiations) about 10 years ago

Howdy Donna

You are showen folk's the real spirit of the Active Rain community, with this fine written post!

I'll look for more of your blog post's.

Good luck on the move to Austin.

God Bless The U.S.A.

 

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 10 years ago

Even #2 keeps you featured.  2 years is a long reign.  I have not hit my two year anniversary yet.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Well,  I think I'd rather have a cute baby than the top spot anyway!  My baby turns 2 at the end of the month and I'm enjoying every minute of it!

 

 

Posted by Ron Tarvin, Broker, Katy, Houston, Cypress 77450,77494,77095 (Residential, Investment properties, rehab projects, property management, luxury homes, new construction!) about 10 years ago

Jim, Great way to look at it!

Margaret, Really?  I get lots of calls and emails asking why I'm always the "featured agent" when they go to the main page.  I'm going to miss that. 

Gary, Thank you!

Natalie, Yes, it's a BLAST, thanks!

Dale, Thanks for such nice comments.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Randy, Yes, you're right... and it would be ok if I stay in Dallas.  With a potential move to Austin, there might be a competition for actual leads...  but a little friendly competition never hurt anyone! ;)

Ron, Good seeing you again.  I can't believe it's been 2 years for you already.  Seems like yesterday... but even Alyssa will be 7 months on Monday, and it seems like she was born yesterday!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... you'll always be the Queen of the Texas rankings in our hearts!  You're right... life happens... and life is not all about competition, points or recognition.  It's also about love, respect and enjoyment.  Moderation is not a bad thing (ask any dietician)!  Carpe Diem!  

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Donna, congrats, and I hope you love being a mom!! Out of all the reasons for not keeping the top ranking, that's a pretty good one... ;)

Posted by S W about 10 years ago

Donna:  Yes, it really does seem that we were just reading about Alyssa being born.  How time flies.  I have enjoyed seeing your smiling face in the number one spot since I joined Active Rain late last August.  I think that whoever is in the number one spot does not matter as much as you being the Queen of Texas Active Rain... no matter what spot you are in.  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 10 years ago

Steve, Queen of Texas... I like that!  And I know I owe you a phone call... life happens all the time now!

Sara, I'm loving being a mom.  Most babies say dadadada first, but all Alyssa says is Mamamamama... it's so sweet!

Karen, Thanks so much!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Baby? Featured agent? Baby? Featured agent?

Ok, I admit, I don't have to make that choice.

But it looks like you have it under control.

Congratulations and best of luck in Austin.

 

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) about 10 years ago

Donna, I'll miss your smiling face beaming out at me.  I regret that we didn't close a transaction together in Dallas.  Best of luck to you in Austin.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Donna. You will get a parden to take care of you child. However you still get visitation rights.  

Posted by Shaun Wren (AGENTFORLIFE) about 10 years ago

Sorry theat you have dropped off but the baby is more important     

Posted by Andrew Monaghan, CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker (Your Phoenix Home Source) about 10 years ago

Sorry theat you have dropped off but the baby is more important     

Posted by Andrew Monaghan, CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker (Your Phoenix Home Source) about 10 years ago

Mike, Yes, it is a hard decision, isn't it!! ;)

Lorrie, Thanks, and we'll be here a few more months, so there is still time to work together.

Shaun, Thanks!  I need those visitation rights as I can't quit cold turkey.

Andrew, Thank you, I agree!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna, congratulations on holding on for so long to the #1 spot.  You couldn't have chosen a nicer guy and better broker to lose it to than Jason Crouch.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

Great Job on #1 spot. Nobody is reigning champion forever.

Posted by James Graner (Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com) about 10 years ago

Brian, I wouldn't use the word "chosen" as it's my choice to remain #1, but I understand what you mean!  :)

James, So true, so very true.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna - You need to keep blogging but only when time allows. I'm sure you have your hands full and as the days go by you will get busier. Children change your whole life style but it's worth it. Keep us informed.

Posted by Carl Winters about 10 years ago

I agree Lorrie. My pupils won't open as much for Jason. ;)

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 10 years ago

Donna, you've earned a rest....but can't wait to see you back on top in another market.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) about 10 years ago

Carl and Ceil, I'll definitely keep blogging as I've seen the benefits, just not as much as I was last year and the year before...

Greg, Thanks!

Kay, If we go to the other market, Jason has tha covered as well, since it would be Austin... oh well.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

You can't always be first place but at least you aren't dropping out of the race. I'm just happy being in the top 10 in my county! I could never keep up with some of the bloggers on here. Not with 6 kids to take care of.

Posted by Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene (Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX) about 10 years ago

Cheri, I know what you mean!  Your kid count will keep going down, while mine will go up.  We'll swap poositions in a few years!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Donna,

You are in fine company with the top three bloggers there in Texas. Having any top 3 spots would be just fine in my book!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 10 years ago

Mike, THank you!  Still at the top, and watching like that pot not boiling...  I expected to wake up and be gone...  oh, the anticipation is getting bad.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

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