Hello! I am new to Active Rain - Just wanted to introduce myself...

Real Estate Agent with REMAX Achievers

Hello Everyone,

I am just getting into the "online" thing. Not sure how to use this site yet - so any tips would be greatly appreciated. Trying to get more comfortable with all the new technology.

My colleague twisted my arm and made me scream until I agreed to sign up.

Looking forward to seeing what this is all about!


Comments (28)

Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate


Welcome to Active Rain! You made the first step by writing your first blog, spend some time reading blogs, commenting and before you know it you will be a pro! Best of luck! :)

Aug 10, 2007 08:06 AM
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...
 Hi Arlene and welcome to AR, it's a great place to network and share info, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it quickly. Just ask if you have any questions, there are a lot of very sharp, helpful cookies here.
Aug 10, 2007 08:13 AM
Carolyn A. Rzaca
Broker Associate, GRI,SRS,TRC
Welcome Aboard!  It took me a little while to get started blogging.  A colleague of mine got be started as well.  I am slowly getting better at it.
Aug 10, 2007 08:31 AM
Erica Wallace
the Wallace Consulting Group - Boston, MA

Arlene : ) Great post. Welcome aboard - it's time for our whole office to be on here! 

Aug 10, 2007 08:46 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Arlene

Welcome to ActiveRain. You will fined a lot of good info here.

Good luck

Have a good one

Aug 10, 2007 09:01 AM
Pattie Cordova - Time Defenders
Time Defenders - Mission Viejo, CA

Hi Arlene,

Welcome.  I'm new here too :-)

Time DefendersPattie Cordova

Time Defenders

(949) 331-3236

Aug 10, 2007 09:37 AM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hi Arlene, You can do it!  :)  Welcome to Active Rain!  We are glad to have you here.
Aug 10, 2007 01:44 PM
Bobby Carroll
Jaclyn Smith Properties - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC New Home Happiness Coordinator

Hi Arlene and welcome aboard! Tips...watch out here they come:

  1. Read Brad Carroll's blog on "Optimizing Your Profile" - It's a Must!
  2. Comment - comment - comment!
  3. Be a Giver! Give away great information and people will seek you out! Use the blog to be your information deliver system!
  4. Take a peek at my post on "I'm New To Active Rain". You might learn a thing or two! :0)
  5. Join groups - The Newbie's or The Art of Marketing You is another good one. Those tech geeks over at Blogging and SEO have a good thing too!
  6. Have fun and watch all your efforts begin to benefit your online presence.
  7. Point people to your blog!
  8. Use Localism...it's a great tool to be recognized as a community expert!

That should get you started!

Have Fun!


Aug 10, 2007 03:13 PM
Todd Murphy
Fitts Agency - Tuscaloosa, AL
Helloooooooooooo Arlene.  Welcome to Active Rain.  It can get addicting you know.  Bobby's comment is dead on.
Aug 10, 2007 11:14 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Arlene - glad the screaming stopped and you joined up!! 

WELCOME to Active Rain from Portsmouth NH!!  I hope you finds lots of great posts and have fun doing so!  There are a ton of great people here, and the networking is awesome.


Aug 10, 2007 11:40 PM
Earlene Myers
Fleming Island, FL
Your Client Connection
Arlene - Let me join the others in welcoming you to the AR network; it is so nice to have you join us!  This place can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming with information, but just take it one step at a time and soon you will be jumping puddles like you have been doing it all you life!  Enjoy
Aug 11, 2007 09:47 AM
Rick and Lynn Orze
RE/MAX All Pro - Carol Stream, IL
Carol Stream, IL RE/MAX All Pro
Welcome!!! Our loan officer kind of twisted our arms too but we are sooooo glad we signed up! You will love playing in the RAIN!! The people are great! Very knowledgable and very helpful!! Best advice...start out by reading, reading, reading....make a few comments...then jump right in and blog! Best of luck!
Aug 11, 2007 10:11 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Arlene   --   Welcome to ActiveRain (AR).  I look forward to networking with you in the future.  Have a Great Day!

May 10, 2008 11:09 AM
The Dave Ruwe Homes Team
Re/Max Lakeshore - Grand Haven, MI

Hi Arlene and welcome to AR. I would suggest reading other blogs because you will learn a lot....from setting up your blog, to writing blogs to real estate tips. Also, look at the groups and join a few that interest you. Most of all have fun!


May 10, 2008 11:14 AM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Welcome to AR Arlene. I wish you much success and good luck. Happy blogging.

May 10, 2008 01:41 PM
Sharon Hampton
Re/Max Around The Mountains - Blue Ridge, GA

Hello Arlene, I just want to say welcome to active rain. I know you will enjoy this.

May 10, 2008 01:44 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


You'll be glad your coworker twisted your arm. AR is a deep source for info on housing, mortgages, marketing etc. Consider going to the site's front page and clicking on Online Resources. It'll give you a wide view of what's going on here. Welcome.

May 10, 2008 03:38 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Arlene, welcome to the friendliest networking site - like they say - you will be glad you came.

May 10, 2008 03:50 PM
LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet - Joliet, IL

Welcome aboard Arlene. It can be lots of fun and entertaining and sometimes it will make you angry but all in all - it's a good time!

May 10, 2008 04:30 PM
Doug Fritchie
DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc. - Portland, OR

Hey Arlene~ Welcome to Active Rain. You will enjoy yourself here in the rain.

May 10, 2008 05:23 PM