My Favorite Newbie First Posts! Week of May 17th 2013

Real Estate Agent with Pilkerton Realtors

My Favorite Newbie First Posts! Week of May 17th 2013

I absolutely love discovering new bloggers. This week is no exception! Eli Magids


Eli Magids introduces us to Charlotte, North Carolina in his first post It's all  in a Name. He talks about the history of Charlotte and where some of the "names" come from. I love the story of the statue near Charlotte's airport about Charlotte, King George III's wife and her love of the arts.




Elly Whyte




Elly Whyte writes of her Short sale Woes. I know many of you specialize or work with a lot of Short Sales and will totally feel her pain. I'm hoping in this case you can give her some pointers and ideas on how to make this transaction work for her Sellers.






Heather MacLean


I love to hike and Heather MacLean has written a wonderful post on Hiking Camelback Mountain in the Phoenix Arizona area. She describes the trails, their distances and the views one can expect to see. She then gives some great tips on how to best enjoy your hikes there, including information on parking and pets. She has obviously spent a good bit of time there!



Sandra and Patrick RaffertySandra and Patrick Rafferty have written a well thought out post on Getting your Home Ready for the Rainy Season. Though the tips would be excellent for any home, they are especially important in what they describe as Calgary's extreme rainy season. We as Realtors need to make sure that our potential listings are properly prepared before being active on the market.


Ramonica Caldwell

Ramonica Caldwell reminds us that there are still options for Buyers without a lot of cash of their own. Down Payment Assistance for Houston Home Buyers explains how low to moderate income families can still achieve the American Dream of homeownership. She outlines the procedures of qualifying for these loans and what to expect.


I know it's a holiday weekend but please find time to give these new bloggers a big ActiveRain Welcome!

Posted by


Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

Search for Homes in Nashville TN

Search for Homes in Brentwood TN

Comments (32)

Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

What a great service you provide Connie. .

You can find the stars right away. .I remember my first post and I'm still trying to forget it!

May 24, 2013 08:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
CONNIE- I will have to check their posts and meet our new neighbors. Since we've been getting some rain, I'll be interested in the Rafferty's.
May 24, 2013 08:30 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Looks like a pretty good list.  I'll have to stop by and check out some of these new bloggers!                                      

May 24, 2013 10:47 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Connie, thanks for bringing these posts to our attention. It's always good to support our first time bloggers.

May 24, 2013 11:17 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Another good looking group that will contribute their experiences and savvy...Welcome and lets suck marrow out of all we do

May 24, 2013 11:43 PM
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

HI Connie, I always find that posts form newbies are the most interesting.

May 25, 2013 01:49 AM
Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

Thanks for posting this, it's always helpful to have someone out there scouting out the good posts for you!

May 25, 2013 02:34 AM
Royce Dean Vanderpool
Devan Realty & Development Corporation - Lake Mary, FL
GKC, RMC, REOS, CIAS, BPOR - Principal Broker

Thanks for the leads to some super nice posts.  Will visit them.

May 25, 2013 04:04 AM
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Connie, Enjoyed the reads! Congrats on the feature. All the best!

May 25, 2013 04:55 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

OMGosh! thank you all. I promise to respond to each of you this weekend!

May 25, 2013 06:34 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Connie, great topic and a great way to introduce all of us to those who are just starting out.

May 25, 2013 07:07 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kathy - You're always so faithful to help me!

David - Thank you for giving them encouragement.

Cassandra - I look forward to getting to know you.

Joan - We really do have some quality newbies!

John - Thanks for subscribing and checking out their posts!

Carla - Didn't they though! I'm so impressed with how good some of the newbies are!

Michael - What does I jelly mean? LOL

May 25, 2013 08:01 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Great information & the links are truly good. It is a great insight to other bloggers getting started.

May 25, 2013 11:36 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Connie, what a great post.  Quite unique... with lots to learn.  I never knew about King George's wife Charlotte.  Much better that someone from one state south hiking in the mountains, I am sure... LOL.

Could I jelly be similar to eye candy?

May 25, 2013 02:47 PM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

What a neat way to "meet" new people. Thank you for the post, I will be sure to stop in each of these.

May 25, 2013 04:39 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Fernando - I could forget some of mine too!

Kathy - How much rain are you getting?

Jared - Thank you!

Michael - Everyone can use a little help at the beginning.

Richie - Go check them out!

Ronald - They do write some great stuff.


May 26, 2013 08:30 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Marc - With so many posts out there it does help!

Royce - Thank you.

Dick and Dixie - Glad you enjoyed them!

Gary - My little help to them.

Jimmy -Links are important. One of my favorite topics.

Karen - I love learning about the history like that. Who would have known! When I find out about I jelly I'll let you know!

Rain - Thank you. Let them know I sent you!!

May 26, 2013 08:36 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I am just thankful to know that there are still rainy seasons. We have been in a drought for so very long. 

May 27, 2013 06:47 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Joni - The weather around the country has been frightening. Floods, drought and did you see that upstate New York got 3 feet of SNOW! OMGosh!

May 28, 2013 02:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the introductions.  Have an outstanding week.

May 28, 2013 10:09 PM