Newbie Tuesday - Visit the AR Social Roster

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Newbie TuesdayToday, Newbie Tuesday reminds you to visit the Active Rain Social Roster and check out the new faces. Each day, the site is updated with new member information. It's a great way to welcome other members and establish more networking partners within your specific niche, or geographic region.

For example, here's a link to the top members who joined today, October 23rd. Here are the overall top members who joined in 2012 - you can easily see the members who have jumped into blogging with both feet. If you're curious, here are the top members ( by points) who joined in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

Frankly, being a Newbie can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. Active Rain is our professional network. Its member, and membership success, is valuable to us individually, as well as collectively, as my pal Richard Yates writes in his most recent feature, "How to increase ActiveRain Memberships."

Therefore, please take Richard's advice and do what you can to increase memberships - and take my advice and do what you can to welcome and support our new ( and old) members.  In fact, Dominic Kirchner has a feature today - he's just passed his 25,000 point mark. Let's encourage him to keep on blogging, and leave our congratulations!  It's good for all of us.

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

314 NE Cedar Street
Camas, WA  98607





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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I heartily agree and will go over to Dominic's site, and give him encouragement.  It is good for all of us...Happy Tuesday and thanks for the glowing remarks. A

Oct 23, 2012 08:20 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yep, he's been here a while and plugging away at it...:)  You are welcome -  and the glowing remarks are well deserved.

Oct 23, 2012 08:25 AM #2
Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
Marie Fox Foxy Interiors is on the list for 2012 how cool is that! Gotta love recognition. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea AR did this. Will head over to Dominic's feature now.
Oct 23, 2012 08:25 AM #3
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debb - this must have taken time to link all these interesting statics which I'm going to check out after I comment. Active Rain is a curious place where daily bloggers disappear without a trace and new people move up the ranks within months. It's always refreshing to stop by your blog and read something positive! You and your blog rock GF!

Oct 23, 2012 08:34 AM #4
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Debb, thanks for the information will be checking out the links...suggested.


Oct 23, 2012 08:45 AM #5
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Debb, I think there is something wrong with the AR roster-I joined in June of 2011 and have over 161,000 points Deb and my name and photo don't even show up.  Any insight as to whom I call?

Oct 23, 2012 09:04 AM #6
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I know Suzanne McLaughlin told me she tried visiting new members years ago and was stopped for "spamming".  This is quite a welcome change, Debb.

Oct 23, 2012 09:16 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Marie, hey it's good to see you on the page with all those happy faces. :) 

Hi there Kris - it's fun to see how folks are doing and I like to encourage those folks who haven't been as active...figure there's a reason for it. ;)

Thanks Rebecca! :)

Joanna, I sent you an email - you're right-something's wrong. 

Hi Ron, well I suppose if you're trying to sell them something it wouldn't be good, but if you're just encouraging and commenting on their posts - I can't see that there would be a problem. 

Oct 23, 2012 09:21 AM #8
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debb-It is wonderful you highlight a newbie each week. You are such a special lady.

Oct 23, 2012 09:29 AM #9
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Debb, I love this new link provided by ActiveRain.  A few years ago I used to be more active looking for newbies, but I dropped off the map for awhile myself.  Thanks for the reminder to get back on the wagon.  I will follow your links shortly.

Oct 23, 2012 10:04 AM #10
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

I go here from time to time as well to see who are the top folks each month as well.

Oct 23, 2012 10:09 AM #11
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale

Hi Debb... I joined about a 15 months earlier than I remembered.. I had filled out something way back when and never did anything.. then i started blogging one  year ago.. a newbie.. and this is great info and encouragement to get others to welcome newbies .. learn and share! I'm headed over to say hello!

Oct 23, 2012 11:26 AM #12
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

DeBB, That was fun....I checked out who joined the same year as me and there are so many familiar faces and some of my best friends! I recall some of who I first met as a newbie, I try to be as nice to other newbies.

Oct 23, 2012 11:53 AM #13
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Debb. I just loved what you have started for Newbie Tuesdays. I will go over and Welcome Dominic too. 2012 has a great bunch of bloggers, and I am looking to see more and more of them contribute to our AR community.

Oct 23, 2012 02:00 PM #14
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Hi Debb.  Yes, it's fun to look at this by year.  BTW, Joanna shows up in 2010.  I think I sent her an invite the end of the year, but wasn't active until 2011.

Oct 23, 2012 07:30 PM #15
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I have to thank Tom Braatz who started me here in the rain several years ago....we are both very consistent, and we need more newbies!

Oct 24, 2012 12:36 AM #16
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Without question being new in this group can be very overwhelming and hard to figure what to do to break out of the new person mold. I will check out the years you posted as I am curious. I will aslo go to say hello to Dominic.

Oct 24, 2012 05:33 AM #17
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi Debb,  I love your links.  I joined and made the line up in 2010.  I think it was in October and I didn't really start splashing until January of 2011.  Very cool links!

Oct 24, 2012 06:34 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hey Peeps, slammed with a jiggy deal and trying to salvage things - I've read each comment and appreciate you. I'll be over to visit you and your blog post and will try to reply to each of your commens here as I get time. Thanks again for the visit. 


Oct 25, 2012 12:58 AM #19
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sharon. as are YOU. I must come visit - I miss ya.

Mary, it does make it easy to welcome new members.

Oct 26, 2012 03:52 AM #20
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