Newbie to Active Rain

Real Estate Agent with John L. Scott


I have just joined Active Rain and not familiar with blogging. I am trying to increase my exposure and reach out to potential clients. I have had my license for 6 months now. Does anyone have some advice for me and can you make any recommendations about blogs?  Thanks.

Comments (12)

Eric Olson
Sky Realty - Austin, TX
Welcome to the AR community
Jan 24, 2008 09:09 AM
Mr. Shawn Smith
smith inc. - Crenshaw, CA
Jan 24, 2008 09:12 AM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker
Linda, check out the Newbie Group - there are great posts there to help you get started with your blog.  There is also a group for Real Estate Rookies that you might like.  As far as, read, read, comment on others posts and keep your consumer in mind.  I wish you much success here in the Rain!
Jan 24, 2008 09:14 AM
Sonja Babic
Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC - New Bern, NC
New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
Welcome Linda I am looking forward to hearing from you! Have a great year.
Jan 24, 2008 09:14 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!
Welcome. Just blog about what you know and are passionate about and you will be fine.
Jan 24, 2008 09:16 AM
Nick Lateur
Austin, TX


As a new blogger myself, I was a bit nervous about ActiveRain and how it could help me.  This place is awesome! I have learned more in the past 3 days than I had in the previous 3 months!  It is a perfect forum for new Agents, because it is laid back and nobody will judge your lack of knowledge. There are no stupid questions here.  Good luck!

Jan 24, 2008 09:21 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life
Linda - Read & Digest everything you can from all aspects of the Industry and from a wide range of individuals.  You will catch on quickly.  Welcome aboard Lisa!!!
Jan 24, 2008 09:25 AM
Mohamed Mekhimar - Accredited Buyers Rep , E-Pro - Richmond Virginia Real Estate
RE/MAX Commonwealth - Richmond, VA

We all learn from keeping an open mind while reading blogs from others.

I especially like to keep up to date on the blogs in my area, Va.

Welcome a aboard.

Jan 24, 2008 09:29 AM
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Hi Linda...

The best advice I can offer you is..

1. This link (CLICK HERE) it will take you to the AR Community Support Page. It's a work in progress so you may want to bookmark it. If you have a question odds are good someone has Blogged it already :) 

2. My next bit of advice is...Don't get involved with the AR politics. Blog and let Blog :)

Good Luck and Enjoy the Rain Ride. It's a whole lot of FUN and quite rewarding when you keep it in perspective :) 


Jan 24, 2008 09:33 AM
Kay Perry
Kay Perry, Broker - College Station, TX

Welcome Linda, What I'd recommend is to read as many other people's blogs to get an idea of what type of information we are providing.  Personally, I write from the heart so my blogs are on a wide range of topics from TV shows to ways to stay positive.  I ONLY read positive posts, not the negative ones.  You will do fine.  Every topic is a good topic.  Write about what you know.

Jan 24, 2008 09:34 AM
Linda Pankey
John L. Scott - Lake Oswego, OR
Linda Pankey
Thanks everybody. If you ever need some information on anything about the Oregon Coast just contact me and I will help if I can or send you to someone who can.
Jan 24, 2008 09:39 AM
Jimmy McCall - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant
Welcome to AR.  I suggest your read and comment on at list 10 blogs a day.  In no time you will be an expert.  Good luck and happy blogging.
Jan 24, 2008 02:18 PM