Hello

By
Real Estate Agent with John L. Scott

Hi,

I am new to AR and to Real Estate. I am hoping to meet others like myself, gain knowledge and most of all reach out to new clients.

I live in Newport, Oregon. It is in the middle of the lovely Oregon Coast. I work for the largest independently owned company in Lincoln County. We have 5 offices located in Depoe Bay, Newport, Seal Rock, Waldport and Yachats. It has been a fun and rewarding profession so far. I really enjoy meeting new people.

A little more about me; I am a lifelong Oregonian. Born in Newport and growing up in Waldport. My ancestors moved here in the late 1800's. I do know the area and alot of people but of course so do the other agents.

Any tips and advice I can get to further market myself would be great.

Comments (24)

Tina Maraj
RE/MAX One - Fullerton, CA
Celebrating 30 Years of Real Estate Sales

Welcome Linda,

Active rain is a great place to network and keep up on technology in our business. Have fun!

Jan 24, 2008 01:37 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

Linda,

You've found a gold mine of knowledge here at AR. Just about anything you can imagine in the real estate and mortgage arena is discussed and digested and opinionated at the network. Welcome aboard and hopefully we'll see tons of blogs from Oregon.

Jan 24, 2008 02:20 PM
Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty
Linda... welcome to AR and the newbie group.. keep learning and blog often... This is a great place to be. I'm really enjoying being a part of AR.
Jan 24, 2008 04:36 PM
Peggy K.
Grand Property Virtual Tours - Buffalo Grove, IL
Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer
Hi Linda, welcome to the Rain.  Lots of great people and great information here.  Good luck to you.
Jan 24, 2008 10:56 PM
Kelly Shoemaker
Coldwell Banker SELECT - Broken Arrow, OK
Realtor Broken Arrow, OK
Welcome Linda-I am just a week old to this awesome sight.  It is fun, insightful and when you start reading all the blogs very entertaining and educational!  Enjoy your time here! It can become very addictive!
Jan 24, 2008 10:58 PM
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties
Hello Linda, welcome to ActiveRain and all it brings you in business opportunity and fun. Join some groups that interest you...read and comment and then venture out there and write....just like you did with this post. Have fun and enjoy. It was a good thing for you to join AR. You will love it!
Jan 25, 2008 12:33 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP

Linda,

You will love the ride....I have not regretted one minute of my time here on Active Rain...good luck

Jan 25, 2008 01:54 AM
Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
High Point, NC
Welcome Linda.  This has been an unbelieveable business booster for me.  If you work it, it will be for you too.
Jan 25, 2008 02:58 AM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...
Welcome Linda! You've found a great place to belong... enjoy your stay here at AR.
Jan 25, 2008 03:04 AM
Linda Pankey
John L. Scott - Lake Oswego, OR
Linda Pankey
Thanks everybody for all the encouragement. I am really enjoying meeting new people. When I started everybody warned me about all the paperwork. The paperwork has been fine. I think there is a lot of paperwork in most jobs anymore. What is more overwhelming is all there is to learn about all the different land use issues, zoning, financing, etc.  It takes time but I am never in need of something to read. Good luck to all of you newbies and I look forward to communicating with all of you.
Jan 25, 2008 06:29 AM
Barbara Hammett- Conroe
Allison James Estates & Homes - The Woodlands, TX
Texas Realtor
Hi Linda! I am also new to Active rain and just reading to learn  my way around here! Good Luck!
Jan 25, 2008 06:37 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Linda, I visited Newport when I used to work for Tektronix out of Beaverton. A great place to fly a kite on the beach. Welcome to AR.
Jan 25, 2008 09:06 AM
D B
Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578

hey Linda.  Welcome to the rain.  If you are a rainmaker, you have come to the right place.  It is not for everyone.  If you are looking to make your business grow, this will definately put money in your pocket.  This is a wonderful place!

Don

Jan 25, 2008 09:55 AM
Robin Whitt
Home Sales Associates - RE/MAX Realty Team - Cape Coral, FL
Hi Linda. I'm a newbie as well.  I have been trying to read as much as possible, there is a wealth of knowledge here!
Jan 28, 2008 12:41 PM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Realtor
Linda, welcome to the Rain.  I look forward to your contributions here. Dont be afraid to just jump in.
Jan 28, 2008 01:47 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Hi Linda!  Welcome to AR!  I have been on the Oregon coast many times!  I had a dear friend who owned and operated Depoe Bay Coffee Co. for a couple years.  My dad was in Woodburn for several years & I have sisters in the Portland (Boring) area.

If you ever have a need for an agent in the Boise, Idaho market, please keep me in mind & check out my blog!  Welcome & God bless!

Jan 29, 2008 04:09 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.

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

May 25, 2008 08:08 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Linda, Welcome to Active Rain, Be a blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR.  You will get more information from AR. Enjoy... All the best. 

Best - Sash

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May 26, 2008 02:58 PM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

Hi Linda and welcome to Active Rain. I love Newport, it is a wonderful place, just like here. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. 

May 26, 2008 03:15 PM
Jeffrey deJESUS
eXp Realty of California Inc. - Daly City, CA
Realtor®

Welcome to Active Rain Linda! I am looking forward to be networking with you. Check out my blogs when you get a chance and good luck.

May 27, 2008 10:17 AM