Diving in!

Real Estate Agent with Richard B. Arnold Real Estate
Hi all!  Well here goes nothing!  I attended our local MLS TECH FAIR yesterday and learned all about blogging (I think?)...little nervous, but extremely excited.  I don't know of anyone else in my area that blogs about Real Estate.  I've been selling on the North Shore of Long Island for the past 3 years and am having my best financial year yet.  I've learned so much since the market has been tough...no such thing as an easy deal anymore!   Enough of that... any suggestions for the newbie?  Thanks in advance!

Comments (17)

Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Welcom to AR, Pat!  It's a great place to learn, share experiences and make new friends.  it can also be quite addictive :)

Here's a helpful link to get you started:



Oct 17, 2007 09:33 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI
Hi Pat and Welcome to Active Rain. You're off to a good start, good luck to you and happy blogging!
Oct 17, 2007 10:49 AM
Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Hi Pat, Welcome to Active Rain.  You're off to a great start.  Read the post Lisa linked you to and also the ones listed on the sidebar of the AR Newbie Group.  If you need additional help just post your question(s) and someone will stop by to help.
Oct 17, 2007 02:42 PM
Ernie Cabrera
REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate America

Hi Pat, welcome to the RAIN, the water is fine.  I just want you to know that Active Rains provides a real estate professional's network to get to know other professionals and it also has a place to put blogs out to the consumer and general public.  The Active Rain Newbie group is a great place to start and get to know people and to test the waters.  I am fairly new myself here and it is great!  You will have many questions, so, ask away and read blogs.  Best Wishes!

Oct 17, 2007 03:59 PM
Susan Walters
Keller Williams Realty, Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor, MI
Hi Pat, I 'm a newbie myself of just a few weeks but I really just started paying attention in the last 10 days or so and I am addicted!!!  I am in your same boat, three years in the business in a tough market, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Just talking lets it out.  My husband and children's eyes glaze over - my son (17) in particular just says, "uh-huh" when I talk about things that ultimately mean money coming in that will benefit him and all of us!  Short sighted!  It is good to have this outlet and information.  SW
Oct 17, 2007 05:05 PM
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Hey Pat you will love this site.  Beats a lecture class anytime.

Oct 17, 2007 11:36 PM
"Tommy" Decebal
HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector

Hi Pat

And Welcome to AR.I'm in Long Island too.Located in Farmingdale but I service all long island.

If you need an inspection,please let me know. In the mintime let's do some blogs.

Good luck here.

Tommy 516 851 5833


Oct 18, 2007 12:13 AM
"Tommy" Decebal
HomeSpector Inc. 516-851-5833 - Farmingdale, NY
Adamescu Long Island NY MASTER Home Inspector

I added you as associate.Could you add me too?


Oct 18, 2007 12:16 AM
Joseph Melchiorre
Prudential Zack - Long Beach Township, NJ
HI Pat, i am new in here also and still trying to figure out how to negotiate and i am still trying to find out where my blogs do go.Any info i will get i would let you know if you return the favor thanks Joe
Oct 18, 2007 04:49 AM
Gary J. Rocks
Juba Team Realty - Jefferson Township, NJ


Looks like your off to a good start, you need to tell people about your expertise and post it on localism.com but first read the rules and reg. of that site.

keep up the good work.

Oct 18, 2007 06:01 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Welcome aboard Pat.

You're off to a good start.  Blog away!

Aloha - The Hunter

Oct 18, 2007 08:11 AM
Jim Gideon
Prudential First Realty - Des Moines, IA
REALTOR, e-PRO, Des Moines Area Realtor
Hi Pat and welcome. Play and work in the Rain!
Oct 18, 2007 08:50 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Pat

Welcome to Active Rain and the Newbies group. Your going to find evert one here is vert willing to help you with anything you my want to know about AR.

Be sure to read the Read me guidelines os the group.

Heres another helpful link to look at.


Have a good one

Oct 18, 2007 08:54 AM
Pat Moser
Richard B. Arnold Real Estate - Sea Cliff, NY

Thanks all for you wonderful and helpful welcome.  I am still trying to navigate this site.  Any other newbies having the same issue?  Any suggestions are welcomed!  (for instance, how do I reply to and individual comment made to me??)


Oct 25, 2007 09:27 AM
Ernie Cabrera
REAL ESTATE AMERICA - Ernie Cabrera - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate America

Pat, if people make comment to you on a blog you comment on the blog, but if it is an email, you just email back.  You can do that from active rain (go to the person's profile and hit email button) or use your own email directly.  I hope this helps!

Oct 25, 2007 05:17 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Pat  --  Welcome to AvtiveRain (AR).  I look forward to networking with you.  Have A Great Day!

May 18, 2008 09:30 AM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

Hi Pat, Welcome to Active Rain. It is a wonderful place and everyone here is very helpful. 

May 18, 2008 03:20 PM