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Shannon Coe
exp realty of California, Inc. - Oceanside, CA
760-586-5268, San Diego Realtor
Hi Sandra, once you get itno it it becomes really fun! I look forward to seing your bloggs. Shannon Coe- WR Properties
Nov 26, 2010 01:34 PM
Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

Welcome Sandra! 

Make sure to add your photo complete your profile.   The Active Rain Manual can help you with both.

Nov 26, 2010 01:36 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029


Good evening Sandra. Blogging is kinda like riding a bicycle. Once you get the hang of it, there is no stopping you...


Nov 26, 2010 01:36 PM
Keith Vermilyea
Boise Homes Realty brokered by Found It LLC - Boise, ID

Welcome aboard Sandra, I'm a newbie too and am finding AR a lot of fun.  As Karen points out, be sure to upload your photo and complete your AR profile, you get points for doing it!

Nov 26, 2010 01:38 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Hi Sandra and welcome to Active Rain!  You'll learn so much, I promise!  I would suggest getting your profile complete, asap.  I never realized how important it was until I had a few calls from potential clients because of my profile :)  That can be your money maker :)  

Best of luck and I look forward to reading your blog!

Nov 26, 2010 01:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sandra- everyone above had great words of advice!  Add you photo and complete your profile.  Then, if you haven't already, read the Community Guidelines  and Getting Started.  It's a great way to get your feet wet.  Next- read, comment and blog!  You'll learn not only about business, but also about SEO, blogging and other tools that will help you.  But most importantly, you'll gain many new friends here that you can "see" every day.

Best of luck!


Nov 26, 2010 01:48 PM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Welcome Sandra, you'll be up and running in no time. I'm sure you already have this but just in case. activerainuniversity.com is a live webinar that will guide you on your way to blogging successfully.

Nov 26, 2010 01:59 PM
Sandra McCormick

WOW! Thanks to all who responded so quickly! This is going to be a great way to learn more about the business.

Nov 26, 2010 04:49 PM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Sandra, Welcome to the Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!

Nov 27, 2010 03:50 AM
Olympus Executive Realty Inc.
Olympus Executive Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
Home Of The Top Producers

Welcome! Welcome!! Welcome!!! to ActiveRain! Lots of opportunity here to generate and grow your business, have a good look around and jump in!  You can really get your name out in to the world more efficiently then any other way on the internet with ActiveRain!

ACTIVERAIN Quick facts!

  • 225 points for each blog 10 a week
  • "Do a piece on several of your local subdivisions"

  • 25 points for each comment 10 per day
  • Comments get you noticed by other Rainmakers and they comment back on your blogs

  • 25 points for each re-blog 10 per week
  • Find great blog pieces that you like and re-blog them!

Need help drop me an e-mail, I would be more then happy to assist you. 

Nov 27, 2010 01:36 PM
Sandra McCormick
Fort Worth, TX

I am new to the real estate profession, but I am encouraged by the spirit of giving by all at ActiveRain. A good friend and mentor recommended the site, and she was SO right! 

Nov 27, 2010 02:07 PM
Mari Montgomery
Mari Realty - Huntsville, TX
Mari Realty

I am SO proud of you, Sandra.  There's your pic!  Now, finish your profile and just start blogging--you can't break it.  Maybe start with a re-blog of an article that you really liked.

The more you read and learn, the more natural it will feel.  Then you will feel more a part of the active rain community.  There is never a time that I log on and do not learn something important for my business.   Like you were a part of this---and excelled---YOU CAN DO IT!

(Remember this Building--You were AWESOME when you were here. In fact, you don't know how to be anything but EXCELLENT!.  You can't help it.  It iS WHO you are!)

Bar none, Active Rain has had the most impact on my success in Real Estate.  Dig in---Write, learn, share.  You will always get back ten-fold more than you give!

Nov 28, 2010 03:50 AM
Sandra McCormick
Fort Worth, TX

Oh the many hours I spent on those music building steps and inside practicing!! Fond memories! Thanks for posting it, Mari.

Nov 28, 2010 07:59 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sandra and Vegas Bob just sent you a email on access to 30 of my different groups at Activerain, I have been around for three years and we are looking forward to reading your post/ blogs at the Activerain network ...

Vegas Bob ;)

Nov 29, 2010 11:28 AM
Mari Montgomery
Mari Realty - Huntsville, TX
Mari Realty

Hi Sandra,

VegasBob is the great guy whose groups I sent you the other night..

Thanks for stopping by VB, you are the best!

Nov 30, 2010 03:22 PM