A new day is dawning...

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Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME

Welcome to my new little piece of real estate on ActiveRain.

So why am I here?  What made me think I should jump into the giant pool of active members at ActiveRain?  Well, quite simply, 'cause I have a lot to say.  I spent years in the music industry (14 years as a touring guitar player for a mutli-platinum selling rock band) and I wrote extensively for my band (keeping one of the first tour journals on a band's site) as well as on occasion for some smaller magazines.  I'm not a great writer, as my head often gets ahead of my hands, but the fact is, I enjoy it.  I like to share what I know, learn what I don't, and mull over everything in between.

I find that reading other agent's blogs has given me a lot of chances to learn and grow through their varying experiences.  So I feel I owe it to the RE-community to do the same.  I also feel I owe it to San Antonio to give them all sorts of info and make our town a better place to do real estate business (from a consumer view and an agent view).  I have even been given the chance to write for www.agentgenius.com, which I am very proud of.  It allowed me to meet and network with a lot of great agents, some who have taken me under their wing to help guide me on my career...it never hurts to have someone you can call when you have a question.

Speaking of questions, I don't pretend to have all the answers.  I try to, but I am a realist and know I will never know everything about real estate.  That's what I enjoy about this business.  Its constantly evolving and changing and it allows me to learn something new on every transaction.  No two transactions are ever the same and each client is completely different, but its those differences and new challenges, that keep this exciting for me.

As my blog becomes bigger and content is added, I encourage you all to join in and comment, question, and participate.  I am a big fan of the community atmosphere of the internet and hope to foster that within my writing, both here and on my regular blog (still under construction) - www.RErockstar.com.

I hope you'll stick around for awhile and see what happens in my little slice of ActiveRain.

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Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Looking forward to it!!  And, I hope you have much success!

Clint Miller aka www.twitter.com/recr

 

Nov 03, 2008 08:14 AM #1
Rainer
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ARE-TEC IDX Solutions
Applied Real Estate Technology - Tucson, AZ

Yo Rockstar!  Nice to see ya here too.

Nov 03, 2008 08:22 AM #2
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Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Thanks Clint.  You were fast.

Nov 03, 2008 08:25 AM #3
Rainer
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Craig W. Barrett
RE/MAX 100 - Hughesville, MD
Hughesville MD Real Estate

Hi Matt, I read your stuff over at AG. Good to see you here too!

Nov 03, 2008 08:38 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

I follow you on TWitter...saw the ACtiveRain posting that you were blogging here.  :-)

Nov 03, 2008 08:44 AM #5
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Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Yea! Matt!  Coming over to the AR side, I like it!  I look forward to your posts.  KM

Nov 03, 2008 08:47 AM #6
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Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Kristin - Well we did have a virtual handshake...so I had to follow up on my end of the deal.

Clint - Yeah I noticed your twitter name and thought, hold on...I know that guy.  Funny how some people I know by a real name, others by various online names.

Craig - Welcome then.  This will be a bit less agent-centric, so it should be interesting to see both sides.

Kelley - You already know I'm excited lately, so you can only imagine how I'm feeling to see you stopped by.  Can't wait to get into with Chris after NAR (don't forget - Peabody pool is HIGHLY recommended, wish I was going, Bill Lublin even offered me lunch next time).

Nov 03, 2008 08:55 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Matt,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!

-Keith

Nov 03, 2008 03:45 PM #8
Rainmaker
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The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Nov 06, 2008 12:22 AM #9
Rainer
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Dan Nord
RE/MAX Results - Omaha, NE

Welcome to Active Rain, you've joined an excellent site to receive free marketing, share ideas, and network.  Have fun and enjoy yourself.  Good luck.

Nov 06, 2008 03:26 AM #10
Rainer
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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi and welcome to active|rain. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Nov 09, 2008 01:08 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Thanks everyone for welcoming me.  I'm enjoying my time here.  I love reading others blogs, so it only made sense to jump in here where there's so much to read.  And of course, I look forward to becoming a very active member and showing everyone my viewpoint on it all.  Thanks again and I'll see you around!

Nov 09, 2008 11:48 PM #12
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Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Matt, Because we never welcomed you, we do so now and with great pride to know you as one of the most prolific bloggers on ACtive Rain.

Thanks for all your contributions and we hope you stick around for a long time as your wealth of knowledge and interesting subject topics are a great asset to this community.

Sincerely, Castellum

Mar 10, 2009 01:09 PM #13
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Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Castellum - It'll take Brad Andersogn, JeffX, and Bob Stewart to beat the ActiveRain out of me.  Thanks for the welcome!

Mar 10, 2009 03:22 PM #14
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