Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Featured Member Spotlight

Featured Member Spotlight

WOW!  Can you believe it?  I check my emails yesterday, as I do every 2 seconds, and I get the ActiveRain newsletter.  I usually skim through it fairly quickly, but then head to the featured blog pages if a title caught my attention.  I was scrolling and scrolling and about to click out of that and into my next email when I saw a face I recognized. 

It was MY face!  I was highlighted in the Member Spotlight section.  They even mentioned my birthday and my daughter.  How very interesting.  I had just assumed that they were taking excerpts from the members' profile for the spotlight.  I had no idea a real human was writing them, and then also writing personal stuff that didn't come from the profile.  The person who wrote it even knew Alyssa turned 8 months old a couple of days ago, and I didn't even do an 8 month blog.

Member Spotlight

Donna Harris, ASP (Re/Max HiNet)

Donna Harris is an Accredited Staging Professional and RE/MAX agent in the Dallas TX area. She just celebrated her birthday on July 11th, and her darling daughter, Alyssa, just turned 8 months! Donna also belongs to "24" - the Unofficial Jack Bauer Blog Group.

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I would just like to say THANK YOU to ActiveRain for continuing to make this site personal and not letting automation take over.  I would also like to thank the numerous people who have contacted me since the newsletter came out.  I guess people actually do read newsletters instead of just hitting delete as I admit to doing sometimes.

Keep up the progressions ActiveRain!!  Slow and steady wins the race!

Comment balloon 15 commentsDonna Harris • July 18 2008 08:34AM


Donna - Congrats on the recognition. You gotta know that someone likes your blog when they know the details! :-)

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 7 years ago


This is very cool recognition indeed. Out of 98,500 members you were featured. That's pretty amazing odds. Great job.


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer, Aging-In-Place Instructor (Hoffacker Associates LLC) over 7 years ago

Lindsey, Exactly, that's what I'm talking about... though Alyssa was probably the first AR baby blogged about.

Steve, I know!  And just think, when I got in my car yesterday, the odometer read 66.6 and I thought it was going to be a horid day.  For a good part of the day, things went really bad, like a closing that didn't fund, but overall, it was a good day.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin (Donna Homes, PLR) over 7 years ago

Donna:  Congratulations on being the featured agent.  But... you were already at the top of many of our lists even before this came out :)  Take care... hope you had a great birthday !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 7 years ago

Karen, Thank you!  And Bday dinner is tonight at Maggiano's.  It should be fun, except they make you pay for your own bday dessert, which I think is rude!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin (Donna Homes, PLR) over 7 years ago

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!!  Tell them your unhappy with experience (which will be true - dessert) & I bet you $100 you'll get free dessert. The dessert is the first settlement in the unhappy silence the customer scenario.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 7 years ago

Donna, congrats on the feature, and nice ThemThem to the Active Rain Network! WTG!!!!!

Posted by * Rate A Home (Rate A Home) over 7 years ago

Hey Donna...

  My birthday is Monday,., they come like on Publisher's Clearing House with Flowers, candles and cake ?  Hope you had a happy....obviously, all good and talented folks are born in July !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) over 7 years ago

Congratulations on being in the spotlight. A recognition to a very deserving person.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan ( over 7 years ago

Greg, You owe me $100... granted, we didn't say it was a bad experience, but they did not it was my bday because they put candles in the cheesecake even...  I waited tables too many years to complain about an experience unless it was horid.

Duane, Thank you!

Sally & David, Nope, not like Publishers... Mike did take me to the store to pick out cupcakes.  That's a first for him to even think of something like that, so he got a gold star.

Robert, Thank you!  *blush*

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin (Donna Homes, PLR) over 7 years ago

Day 100: The Money Shot Here you go Donna. I just noticed there are 2 pictures of you on the screen. 1 from your blog and the other to the top right. You might give your fans Donna overload! :) I dare you to grab that $100 bill ;)

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 7 years ago

Donna congratulations on being featured.  I haven't seen the newsletter how do I receive it.  Am I supposed to do something to get it.

Posted by Jeff Thornton, ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI (Jeff Thornton ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI) over 7 years ago

Greg, I moved the dollar, but didn't see anything...

Jeff, Thank you!  I don't know how to sign up for the newsletter as it just started showing up in my email a few weeks ago...  I didn't do anything to get it.  You might want to check your junk box?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin (Donna Homes, PLR) over 7 years ago

Donna: That is so cool.... I havent seen it yet. Maybe I've missed it. I'll check on it now.

Posted by Loreena Yeo, Realtor® | Frisco TX Community Ambassador (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 7 years ago

you're welcome!....hehe

Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Keller Williams West Sound Realty) over 7 years ago