Last Week's Favorite Newbie "First Post"

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Last Week's Favorite Newbie "First Posts"

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AR IS AS MUCH ABOUT MOVING FORWARD AS IT IS ABOUT REACHING BACK.  So as you think back, try to remember how you wished that someone had reached out to you or at least spotted your post and made a comment on that post (and kept coming back to see what you were up to).  Well I think these AR Newbies probably feel the same way.  They were all great post, but unfortunately I couldn't spotlight them all.

In the interest of time, you may not be able to stop by them all, but if you could just click by as few or as many as your time will allow.  


Week of March 3, 2013 - March 9, 2013

Assistants Deserve Respect Too!  by Scott P
This was the last Newbie post that I read from last week, but felt it should be first on this week's First Post list.  I know that some agents do feel that they are betters than others, but no one deserves to be treated like their NOTHING.  I have to give props to Scott P for taking this stand and reminder agents that he deserves respect just like any other person.

I just loved Madrienne's title like "are you crazy or what."  Not only is Madrienne a AR Newbie, she is a brand spankin' new real estate license."  Hop on over and give Madrienne a big shout of encouragement on both fronts.

Meet the White Tie Guy by Robert Sawyer
Talk about a good intro. Bob (as he like to be called), basically posted his resume for his first post.  That takes the mystery out of wonder exactly what it is that he does and how he does it.  Props for Bob Sawyer.

The First Step Is...... by Steven Gendal
Not only did Steven take his first blogging step, I am fascinated by his niche market:  Families With Special Needs.  I'm not sure if I have seen that on AR.  I think that Steven has an excellent chance of reaching his niche market through Active Rain with our help. 

The Current State of the Real Estate Market by the Salsa Team
I'll be honest with you here.  The first thing that caught my eye about this post was the nice font size, the brief paragraphs and the apparent backlinks.  I think these Newbies (team) and to new to blogging and the clarity of their writing shows it.  Don't we love a clear and well written post.  This does not diminish the importance of their topic which we know all too much: The Current State of the Real Estate Market.

Paitence Young Grasshopper by Dietric Williams
When I first looked at Dietric's profile picture, immediately I thought "the looks like he is standing in the pulpit."  And as I read his posts, I found it to be eloquent and motivational just like my own pastor.  Now I don't know if he is a man of the clothe and that's not important here, but I'm just sharing my first impression.

Real Estate Transactions Incident to Divorce by Corey Haverland 
How often is it that you hear of real estate agents entering his business having already identified their possible niche.  I think Corey will be an excellent fit for networking with attornies and serving this particular niche that are already dealing with a higly strung emotional roller coaster.   

What is My Home Worth in the Providence Club?  by Janice Baldwin
I love this one right off the bat because Janice "gets" it.  She recognizes tthat it's all about the title to get consumers to her post.  Secondly, if readers want to know who to find out the answer to the questions, there is not mystery as to how to contact her.

Honorable from the Week of February 24th
Distracting Odors Turn Off Potential Buyers of Mechanicsburg Home


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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Charita...what a great way to showcase those who are just starting to get wet in the Rain.  Hopefully they will all become Rainmakers and enjoy all that AR has to offer.

Mar 09, 2013 09:01 PM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Charita,

I love this idea of showcasing newbies! I'll be checking your selections out..thanks for your efforts!

Mar 09, 2013 09:08 PM #2
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Anita I am hoping that some will become Rainmakers too.  We might get lucky and catch a few.

Mar 09, 2013 09:08 PM #3
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thank you Dorrie for being a part of the welcome wagon.

Mar 09, 2013 09:09 PM #4
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Good list Charita.  Thanks for sharing.  I need to go check some of these out!                                                          

Mar 09, 2013 09:58 PM #5
Toronto, ON

Hi Charita - With the volume of posts and so much social media to digest these days, your summary helps us use our time wisely.

Mar 09, 2013 10:05 PM #6
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Charita, it's great you are recognizing people who have found ActiveRain and starting on their blogging journey.

Mar 09, 2013 10:12 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
CHARITA- loving this! You're so right, we want to recognize those who are new to the Rain and encourage them to continue to blog
Mar 09, 2013 11:26 PM #8
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

I hope you do Jared.   At least check out the one's whose title grab your attention.

Thanks Marc.  I know the blog roll goes by so fast and sometimes the Feature Page does to.  It's like running a race to catch the good ones.

Michael for many of them, I know the trepidation they must have had in deciding to write the first word, so I know what they must have gone through in deciding to hit the "submit" button.

Kathy you know on occassion we get those post where people want to know why they are not getting noticed.  Well this puts them in the spotlight.

Mar 10, 2013 06:23 AM #9
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Charita...I think it's great that you are giving new members a shout out like you are. Keep up the great work.

Mar 10, 2013 12:54 PM #10
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Thank you . I hope you will support them by commenting on their post.
Mar 10, 2013 01:26 PM #11
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Charita, what a thoughtful idea! Thanks so much for spending the time to gather these posts for our reading and reaching out to people just 'taking the plunge.' :)


Mar 10, 2013 01:41 PM #12
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Charita - I am going to spread the word about your good work by re-blogging this. It's been a hectic week for me and did not get a chance to go through many posts - and hope the next week will bring in some relief!

Mar 10, 2013 02:33 PM #13
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Charita - Another great group of newbie posts to highlight.  It's great you're doing this.

Mar 10, 2013 03:00 PM #14
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

You are doing a great service here Charita. It is so important to reach those just starting out.

Mar 10, 2013 06:03 PM #15
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

This is a great way to encourage newbies (and old bees like me) to focus on blogging consistently!


Hape things are going well for you at KW!

Mar 10, 2013 10:14 PM #16
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thank you Sharon for reading and reaching out.

Thanks Praful.   I certainly appreciate it and I hope the Newbies will too.

Christine thanks.  Be sure to check out the one that catch your attention.

We want them to stay Tom and having members reach back, give and comment on their post it one way to do it.

Hey Laura I'm an Oldbie too so school's in for me to.

Mar 10, 2013 10:57 PM #17
Janice Baldwin
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Monroe, GA
Janice Baldwin & Associates

Thank you so much for featuring me!  I am still getting used to this.  I really really really appreciate it.  I did another one.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

XOXO I am going to start following you and learn more!



Apr 10, 2013 12:39 PM #18
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

You are so welcome Janice.

Apr 10, 2013 11:23 PM #19
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