New to the Active Rain thing...

Services for Real Estate Pros with J & J Investments

Hello everyone!  I am very much so new to this blogging environment.  So, I can use any help and/or advice that I can get from everyone.  What has everyone done to be successful here, and is this a good source of referrals?  Basically, just give me a low down on everything if you could!  Thank you so much!

 Now, a little about me.  My wife Theressa and I have a "little one" named Michael Ryan (almost 1 year old now).  I have been in the Real Estate industry for quite some years now.  I am a former Realtor turned investor, and loving life right now!  I focus on property flips, foreclosure bailouts, and lease-option deals.  So, that being said, if anyone has things to run by me, please let me know, and if I have trouble selling properties, I will throw them your way.

Thanks for stopping in!

Comments (13)

Michelle Way
AVALAR Pro Realty - Jackson, MS

Welcome Jeff

I have been blogging for a while. I am the only blogger that would love to have spell check!!! Hope you get as much enjoyment as I get out of it.

Sep 26, 2007 02:06 PM
John Lockwood
Lockwood Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Well, welcome.  Some folks swear by ActiveRain -- personally I have more success with a blog interegrated into my web site that's been up for some time.  Worst case, it's nice to hobnob with some peers.        
Sep 26, 2007 02:11 PM
Christina Botteri
REeBroker - Roseville, CA

Hi Jeffery,

Welcome to ActiveRain!  

You'll find a ton of good, solid information here.  The bonus is that along with that, you get to be in the company of some of the best minds in the business of real estate today - and they're great people!

A/R is so much more than just a place to add links and market yourself - I hope you'll take your time and browse through some of the blogs and posts.  The different perspectives add a valuable depth and understanding to this business.



Sep 26, 2007 02:25 PM
Julie Chapman
Julie Chapman Broker - Ormond Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Hi Jeffrey,

Welcome to Active Rain.   


Sep 26, 2007 02:27 PM
Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information


welcome. keep writing and most of all comment 10 times a day no matter what. that's the quickest to becoming involved... and you'll learn a ton and meet a lot of good folks in the process...



Sep 26, 2007 02:31 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


We always welcome new members. You've joined a great network of professionals. AR can make a big difference in your marketing as long as you work at it. By just joining and sitting still won't do it. To get the benefits blogging and staying active will get you recognized and the results will be there. Best of luck.

Sep 26, 2007 02:42 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Welcome to ActiveRain, Jeffrey! ActiveRain is like a big 24/7 mastermind session. From an investor standpoint, I think this site would be a great way to keep tabs on several different market areas as well as meet some sharp agents and lenders that can help you reach your investing goals. To get the most out of AR, read, write and comment frequently ... and if someone really impresses you, pick up the phone and make a real world connection!
Sep 26, 2007 02:58 PM
Andrew Scherer
Approved Mortgage Group - Doylestown, PA
Real Estate Representation At It's Finest


Welcome to the ActiveRain "environment" finally ;-) I am really glad you could make it on here.  As I said to you earlier on the phone, the best thing for you to do as well as the whole blogging is getting your profile up and running.  I see there's a few things on there, but really elaborate!  Let's see you make it work, brother!  Thanks again for accepting the invite!

Sep 26, 2007 03:43 PM
Tania King
CIR REALTY - Calgary, AB
Welcome, and I love the picture!  There is lots of help here and setting up some subscriptions helps to look at the ones you are interested in, and therefore don't need to weed through as many other blogs.
Sep 26, 2007 03:57 PM
Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor


Well, I just can say that keep in touch and great involved with this great community you can find many good people :)

ray saenz


Sep 26, 2007 04:50 PM
Jeffrey Jones
J & J Investments - Manchester, CT
Thanks for the advice, Ray!!
Sep 26, 2007 04:56 PM
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Clayton, MO
Hi Jeffrey welcome to AR! :)
Sep 26, 2007 05:31 PM
Peter M . Christopher
Fairfield County Home Inspection LLC - Fairfield, CT
Residential & Commercial Inspections in
Welcome to A/R
Sep 27, 2007 12:40 PM