Pay It Forward, Active Rain Style....

Real Estate Broker/Owner with McKinney Realty Group

Pay It Forward, Active Rain Style......

I have to say that I have never been part of a community so willing to share their knowledge with others like Active Rain! No one is worried that you might take their “secret” and do something better with it.....

So I am paying back the knowledge that I have learned in the Rain.  To who you ask? Two of my co workers are really interested in making a go of Active Rain so I have been having little “training sessions” with them.  

During the first session we worked on their signature block.... Wow can I say that was an experience all in itself! I have NEVER seen fingers that click SO fast as the WRONG direction! I wish I had a dime for every time I said “no, not there” and “could you stop clicking on things”!! So I ended that with "you all might just need to give me your account user names and pass words so I can just do it for you"..... But they managed.

Moving to the second meeting... This time we are learning how to write a blog with fancy colored font, and with photo’s.  This time they didn't click in the wrong place as much, but trust me it was still going on!! WHEW! They do wear me out!

But through it all we laughed and had a great time learning something new! And I really do LOVE to teach someone something that they do not already know!  If you would like to take a look at their blogs and give them both a big welcome to Active Rain I would like to introduce my students to you,  Shawna Green and Trena Daignault.......

Shawna GreenTrena Diagnault

I am not sure what they will want to learn next but I will be ready for them.... I think!


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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Melissa ~ How nice of you to mentor them ~ Would you like a few more students?

Jan 05, 2011 09:25 AM #1
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

That's why I love Active Rain, everyone is so willing to help each other out. Keep it up!

Jan 05, 2011 09:28 AM #2
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Wow, what a nice gesture on your part!   I may just have to drive down to F'ville and get you to put those cute icons in my signature!  LOL

Jan 05, 2011 09:41 AM #3
Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

Melissa, thanks for helping us "newbies" make a great instructor!  Oh, and thanks for the shout out! 

Jan 05, 2011 09:59 AM #4
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Melissa ~  Yep, that's just what we have come to love and depend on from you:  The Techie Guru is becoming the Teaching Guru . . .  just sayin' . . .

Jan 05, 2011 10:41 AM #5
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You have been very busy teaching them AND having to teach me too! What comes around goes around. You're going to have a WONDERFUL year! Hopping over to visit them after church!! ♥ Thanks again!!

Ditto Tish's comment!

Jan 05, 2011 10:43 AM #6
Elizabeth Arduain
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

Melissa, good stuff. Sharing doesn't take away anything from us.  In fact I think we learn from every experience

Jan 05, 2011 11:01 AM #7
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Come on, you've raised enough kids..............LOL.  You know what it's like to teach newbies..........I'm still learning every day.  Great pay it forward Melissa.

Jan 05, 2011 11:13 AM #8
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Nice work, we do all our mentoring long distance :)

Jan 05, 2011 11:17 AM #9
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Frank & Karen~ Sure anytime!! (I really do mean that....I am a suker for a sad story, just stick out your bottom lip! LOL)

Michael~ A great network to belong to!

Susan~ I could always meet you at that beach place of yours... ~grin~

Shawna~ You guys are too much fun!

Tish~ I am always here for you! Oh that's right you have a beach place to...I see my summer full of sun shine LOL!!!

Joni~ It was my pleasure! I love chatting with you on the phone!

Elizabeth~I think that is SO true!

Roger~ They just wouldn't STOP! Thanks! :0)

BLiz~ I am certain you do your fair share!



Jan 05, 2011 11:23 AM #10
Amanda Simpson
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

And you even put their pictures up....almost like a "Be On the Look Out" have such patience!

Jan 05, 2011 12:09 PM #11
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Nice intro and great teachin!  I love Amanda's comment,... "Be on the look out"  Hee hee!

Jan 05, 2011 12:39 PM #12
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Melissa, I know you are a good teacher. You do very well teaching through your blogs and I thank you for that.

Jan 05, 2011 01:37 PM #13
Trena Daignault
Fayetteville, NC
Opening Doors to Your Dreams

Thanks for the instruction and I already have new ideas for next session! Gotta love Active Rain and Keller Williams philosophy of sharing information and helping others!

Jan 05, 2011 02:22 PM #14
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nice job Melissa introducing two newbies to the rest of the family. Now teach them how to write a blog that gets featured. Welcome aboard Shawna and Trena

Jan 06, 2011 08:09 AM #15
Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
RE/MAX Elite Properties

Hi Melissa, I may have to sign up for your classes!  So nice of you to tutor them and us (on many occasions with your blog posts).

Jan 30, 2011 10:11 AM #16
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