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I can’t hold it any longer… this old Blog-Dog is gonna hit his 100th Post.

Well I am about to a hit a personal milestone here in the rain. My next post will be #100!

And while that may not seem like a lot for some bloggers here in the rain... it is for me. You see prior to joining Active Rain I barely knew what a blog was... let alone write one. (Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?)

Anyway, now that I have been a part of all this am I am grateful for all I have learned AND the fun I have had. Yes... FUN! Fun has been for me part of my personal Return-On-Investment for the time I have spent.

I hope you have enjoyed what I share. And if what I have to say does not always peak your interest... I hope I have made you smile. You see, I don't think one can ever get too much joy and happiness... no matter where it comes from.

Blogs here in the rain can and do cover a variety of subjects, topics, viewpoints and interests... and my blog here has been no different.

Of course I have blogged about my love of, passion for, commitment to, and belief in staging a home to get it ready for market.  While I have given tips, advice and shared hopes and dreams for our growing industry, I have also given general marketing guidance, shared advertising insight, challeged viewpoints, welcomed and bestowed accolades to others, bared my spiritual soul, and asked what I hope are thought provoking questions about the rapidly changing real estate industry(from an outsiders point of view).

But still on top of it all... I have tried to make you smile.

So on the eve of my 100th  post, I just want to say thank you all for letting me piddle in this puddle.

And as for just WHAT my 100th post is going to be about... well you'll just have to wait and pee!

stage it forward...


Comment balloon 33 commentsCraig Schiller • December 08 2006 09:25AM


Sounds like urine for a whale of a party!



Posted by Angus in Naperville IL (RE/MAX of Naperville) almost 14 years ago

The suspense is killing me!!

It's good to know urine it for the longrun.

Posted by Keith Jeppson - Salt Lake City Real Estate (Everest Realty Group) almost 14 years ago
Even the comments about are funny (BAD) but funny!  Congrat Craig on your 100th post.  It takes a lot of writing to get there.  I appreciate your staging and humor contributions and I'm sure there's several out here that feel the same way I do.
Posted by Cynthia Sloop (Community Association Manager) almost 14 years ago

Cynthia: Bad?  As in "corny-bad" or as in "naughty-bad?"


Posted by Craig Schiller almost 14 years ago
Congratulations Craig, better wear your nose for this one.  Do I have to wait until the post to pee???  It'll be mighty hard! 
Posted by Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station) almost 14 years ago
Craig I'm just going to have to bladder on and on and stay in the Puddle to your 200th post because I don't think my life is complete without ya now!  Congratulations Favorite Craig.
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago
100??!!  Good job.  Is there anyone ahead of you at the moment?
Posted by Paul Korodaj, Overland Park Real Estate (Overland Park Real Estate :: Keller Williams Platinum) almost 14 years ago
You go Boy Master Blogger!  Thanks for showing us ALL how to have fun, keep it real and live the AR life.
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 14 years ago

Congradulations!  I'm looking forward to #200!

Posted by Jessica Hughes (Ambiance Staging) almost 14 years ago

"Craig The Reala Stager"

Congratulations. :) Post and away we go!

I'll guess I'll wait and pee. lol...

TLW "The Lovely Wife"...Watching You Stage It Forward. :) ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 14 years ago
Congratulations!  Doing the pee-pee dance and anxiously awaiting #100!
Posted by Judy Kincaid almost 14 years ago
You crack me up !
Posted by Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897 (North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential) almost 14 years ago
Craig, I am definitley looking forward to reading your 100th. Don't let us down now the pressure is mounting.
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) almost 14 years ago
Craig, only 100... what is wrong with you? J/K... keep writing, I really enjoy reading your posts.  Congrats.
Posted by Jason Price (Mortgage Financial Group, Inc) almost 14 years ago


You've come so far from early days...........


And helped so many along their ways.................


 And since you've reached your 100th post..............


We thought we'd serve a red-nosed toast!...............


                              CONGRATULATIONS CRAIG!!!!!!!


Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) almost 14 years ago

You are my role model and hero here at AR...I got the association thing figured out, finally. I'm a slow learner.

Got the new blog posting and created an AR Procrastination/Peak Performance Survey to see how I can help.

Posted by Skip Weisman (Weisman Success Resources, Inc.) almost 14 years ago


100, and that is only the beginning. Hey I was waiting for your comment on my latest blog...come on, get in on the action. Staging it forward..Phyllis

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) almost 14 years ago

make me laugh, yes and yes!  I look forward to your posts and your comments.  You are a true professional and are not afraid to let your voice be heard - GO CRAIG!

...and I guess I have no choice but to wait and pee....

(Diane....that was awesome!)

Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) almost 14 years ago

I forgot to type the cherry and lost my comment; its cause

I gotta go now

I gotta go now

 I gotta go now!  

PS: If possible the pic is even funnier than it was earlier today lmao

Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago

Craig, You are so fun!

 Happy 100th


Posted by Ginger S, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) almost 14 years ago

Hello!!! It's 12/9 already. Where's the post! :)

Congratulations, Craig!

Posted by Jeff Turner (RealSatisfied) almost 14 years ago
Congrats on 100. You've done a great service to the staging industry by showing agents the benefits of working with a stager, and that we can have fun along the way, too. 100 ... that's like 700 in dog-blogs!
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 14 years ago

Craig, I am two blogs away form my 100th, and what you described in your opening comments could very well be said of me.  No clue as to a blog was, and I never thought I would be around to write a 100 of them.  Keep them coming Craig, you do a great job. 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 14 years ago

Congrats Craig -  I think you have made a huge impact on the staging scene on AR  Can't wait for #100.

Posted by Maureen Maureen almost 14 years ago
I expect at least 100 more posts from you!  Make the 100th something really special, maybe festive for the holidays?
Posted by Teresa Boardman (Boardman Realty) almost 14 years ago

Craig - I have SO enjoyed all your posts!!  I laugh at them and I learn from them as well.  Congrats on your 100th, and I look forward to the next 100!!  Keep 'em coming!!

Diane - that was terrific!!


Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 14 years ago

 Think this belongs to you.  The codgers, didn't I invite them?, decided to have a little fun. Must be nice to be retired.




Posted by Craig Schiller almost 14 years ago

#99 was great, thanks for all the links to past info I had missed.  I'm sure 100 will be spectacular- no pressure...

Posted by Gina Dougherty, Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- (Fusion Design Consulting) almost 14 years ago
Craig - Your nose appears to be MIA again - and just before the all important day!  Will it return?  Do you need help locating it?
Posted by Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 14 years ago
Congratulations. I am approaching 25 and have gotten hooked to hanging out in the Rain.
Posted by John Klassen (M & T Bank) almost 14 years ago
Hey congratulations Craig. I'll be looking for it!!!
Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, NH Real Estate Broker (Prudential Verani Realty) almost 14 years ago
Craig - How long are you going to keep us in suspense????  #100 better be Blogtacular when it comes out!
Posted by Maureen Maureen almost 14 years ago
No pressure Favorite Craig butttt, this is the longest I have ever gone without 'going.' No pressure on you but lots of pressure on us!  : - )  Hope you are having a fabulous week!
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) almost 14 years ago