Starting to "Rain" on a Rainy Day

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Real Estate Agent with Sheffield Properties/Private Label Realty

I have been comtemplating my "Rainmaker" status for a month or two.  We've had a drought in Austin, TX all summer and saying it's "bone dry" is an understatement.  Well, now it has been raining all day and I decided to get off the fence (taking my own advice... I've been telling it to buyers for months and months - time to do it myself!).  

What better way to kick off my ActiveRain blog than on a rainy day!?!  I'm looking forward to a long, meaningful existence in the "Rain" community.  I have already benefited from the contributions of other members.  I am ready to learn more and give as much as I can!  

The business of real estate, whatever your role or profession, is rewarding in more ways that I could have realized.  I "found my way" into the business as I neared graduating from college (a friend talked me into getting my license when I had a change of heart about law school).  I tell him I'm in his debt everytime I see him.  I've worked on difficult transactions early in my career.  The ones where people tell you... "it's a great learning experience" (they also make you want to crawl under a rock and hide!).  But the gratitude I receive from my clients is what has kept me in the business during these difficult times.  I look forward to what lies further down the line.

As Willie Nelson might say... the hardest part of writing a blog is the first entry.  Well, now that's over!  

 

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Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX
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Welcome, Welcome.

From wayyyy down south:

New Braunfels & San Antonio!

Sep 10, 2009 01:47 PM #23
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James Lyon
Vista Pacific Realty - Sacramento, CA

Great job and nice entry, I look forward to hearing more from you.

Sep 10, 2009 01:53 PM #24
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Julie Dumaine-Russell
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT

Will - Congratulations on the feature and welcome.  You have opened up the door to a wealth of information and support from all of us that love playing in the "Rain" everday.  Looking forward to reading more of your posts. 

Sep 10, 2009 02:06 PM #25
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Deborah Wilson
Hackenberg Realty Group - Canton, OH
Stark County OH Real Estate

Will, Welcome to the Rain.  Nothin' but blue skies ahead. Congrats on the feature.

Sep 10, 2009 02:40 PM #26
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Will -- Great post, well written, a fun read and I had quite a TX visual from your words.  Happy blogging!

Sep 10, 2009 02:55 PM #27
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Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

Will we got .07 of an inch today in Leander.  Welcome to AR.  Nice to meet you.

Sep 10, 2009 03:17 PM #28
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Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

Will: Congratulations on making the leap and getting your Rainmakeraccount. I know you will be thankful that you did it !

Sep 10, 2009 04:31 PM #29
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Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Will: Congrats on the feature and welcome to the community. I'm up in Washington, so I have a lot of those RainMaker Days... good for blogging!

Sep 10, 2009 05:31 PM #31
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Hi and Welcome from a fellow Texan, we didn't get any rain today, not bone dry though!

Sep 10, 2009 06:08 PM #32
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Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Will,  Welcome and cogratulations on both joining and your featured post!  What a great start.  We look forward to seeing more of your blogs soon.

Sep 10, 2009 11:45 PM #33
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Mike Weber
Keller Williams Realty Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, CO
40+ years in Northern Colorado

Welcome.  I am fairly new here, as well. 

In my business, it has been pouring for the past month!  I hope you have the same opportunities.

Sep 11, 2009 12:10 AM #34
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Cassi @ Knightyme Video Tours
Knightyme Video Tours - Lawrenceville, GA

Congrats on starting. You will love it here.

Sep 11, 2009 12:27 AM #35
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Welcome, you will enjoy this place and the incredible amount of resources available. Like you I enjoyed the rain, now...if we could get another 25 inches doled out in decent amounts over the next few months...

Sep 11, 2009 12:41 AM #36
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Will Goodson
Sheffield Properties/Private Label Realty - Austin, TX

WOW!  I had no idea I'd get such an overwhelming response on my first post.  It shows how great a community this is.  I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and encouragement.  I'm already planning my next post... and I look forward to reading each of yours as well!

Sep 11, 2009 12:48 AM #37
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I agree that it's the people relationships that keep us going !!!

Sep 11, 2009 01:04 AM #38
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Good to hear from you today.  WELCOME.....

You'll enjoy the AR community I have for over 2 years now.

There's lots of worthwhile information here.

 

Patricia Aulson/portsmouth nh homes

Sep 11, 2009 01:36 AM #39
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Live long, Blog All Day and Prosper-Welcome to ActiveRain. I wish you the best. I am here to serve.

Sep 11, 2009 03:43 AM #40
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Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team
RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES - Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Love Living In The South Bay

Good job! Keep up the good work. My sister used to live in Austin. I miss Austin summe rnights. What a fun place to live!

Sep 11, 2009 09:22 AM #41
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Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

Hi Will Goodson!

I just had to say Welcome To The Active Rain!

Congratulations on your Very First Post!  Also Congratulations that you got it Featured too!

You did a great job on a first post!  Not what I usually see for a first post!  Super Work Man!

If you need any help just let me know,

Thanks,

Tom Davis

Dover, DE

Dec 30, 2009 03:10 PM #42
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Will Goodson
Sheffield Properties/Private Label Realty - Austin, TX

Thanks Tom!  I appreciate your kind words.  I've enjoyed Active Rain over these first few months.  I plan to really dig in in 2010!  I look forward to reading your thoughts!

Jan 04, 2010 02:18 AM #43
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