My first blog...

Real Estate Agent with Prudential CNY Realty

I am excited to join the ranks of the bloggers! I just returned from Keller Williams Family Reunion in Atlanta. Once again the education and inspiration I received in the 5 days was worth every penny...and then some! Every trainer, facilitator and Company Executive were outstanding. I am refocused and re-invigorated.

It is always so exciting to see old friends and make new ones at this event. It is a sea of professionals open to sharing their secrets and strategies of success and words of caution on mistakes to avoid. One of the recommendations was to start blogging.

I am committed to teh Syracuse Real Estate market, more so than ever. After hearing the difficulties other areas are facing, I am once again convinced that slow and sterady wins the race. Sure they were seeing tremendous gains and with that tremendous volume in sales, while we were doing fine. Now they are wantching as inventories continue to climb. Meanwhile, Syracuse and Central NY are seeing lower inventories and higher (yes, higher) prices. For investors looking to do a 1031 exchange there are not many markets withthe opportunity for appreciation, Syracuse and Onondaga County is one! For homeowners moving within the area or relocating to CNY, it is a great time to be in the market. Areas like Manlius, Fayetteville, Dewitt, Camillus, Onondaga Hill, Liverpool and Baldwinsville are seeing increased market activity, which is good for everyone.

Well I am excited for a great year in real estatein 2008, and sharing my thoughts with everyone and anyone that cares to read it.


Comments (25)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
Welcome Rich, but do a small edit. You are surely excited, not exited, aren't you?
Feb 20, 2008 01:36 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


AR is a great place to market your real estate services and gain exposure for it. Welcome. Besides that, the network is also a deep source for industry info, from mortgages to website SEO. Enjoy.

Feb 20, 2008 01:37 PM
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
Hello Richard, welcome to Active Rain. You may want to check out the "newbie" group as it has loads of helpful information which I missed when I first joined.
Feb 20, 2008 01:37 PM
Susan Walters
Keller Williams Realty, Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor, MI
Welcome aboard Richard and I too was at Family Reunion.  The best part - it was 5 degrees in Michigan and about 60 in Atlanta!  Just kidding - the problem with Family Reunion is that my course book is far too empty although I attended a breakout session every time one was offered.  Too much information and too many decisions!  I guess if you attend enough of these, you will be repeating some things.  That's what I'm counting on anyway.  See you in Orlando?
Feb 20, 2008 01:38 PM
Richard Klink
Prudential CNY Realty - Manlius, NY
Syracuse Homes
WOW...Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement. After looking at your pages it looks like I have some work to do on mine :) all in time. Cheers! Rich
Feb 20, 2008 01:38 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Richard,  WELCOME to Active Rain!  You are going to LOVE it here--there's much to learn and many wonderful 'Rainers' who you will enjoy getting 'to know'!  Blog away...


Feb 20, 2008 01:39 PM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Richard, welcome to ActiveRain!  You are really going to enjoy your time here, this is a great place to learn, share and grow! 
Feb 20, 2008 01:40 PM
Terry Kuehn
Family Real Estate Services, Inc. - Tacoma, WA
Self-Directed Roth IRA Associate

Welcome aboard.... Yes, Slow And Steady win races.

Take your time, poke around and learn from some pretty good heavyweights in here.

Feb 20, 2008 01:41 PM
Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate
Welcome to Active Rain, Richard!  I love your photo.  You definitely look approachable.  Now that you're all pumped up, have fun blogging!
Feb 20, 2008 01:41 PM
Linda Futral
Newnan, GA
Richard welcome aboard.  I think you will get the hang of it pretty quick.  I am looking forward to seeing you around.
Feb 20, 2008 01:42 PM
The Michael Pierce Team
Better Homes & Gardens Kansas City Homes - Leawood, KS
Kansas City Real Estate Experts

Welcome to Active Rain, it will definitely change your business for the better.  Kansas City Real Estate



Feb 20, 2008 01:46 PM
Rian Muleback
Encore Realty - Gresham, OR
Gresham Oregon Real Estate
Blogging is a wonderful idea.  I have been doing it for months now and my name shows up closer to the top on the Google searches.  It is a great way to get your name out there and it is free.  Welcome to AR.
Feb 20, 2008 01:51 PM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City
Blog away my friend. You will find that AR will make your business grow.
Feb 20, 2008 01:53 PM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People
Welcome Richard!  Blog and the world will beat an electronic path to your door.
Feb 20, 2008 01:56 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Welcome to ActiveRain, Richard, from a fellow KW agent in Las Vegas! Big win for the Orange over G'town, but looks like it's going to be tough down the stretch. I didn't make it to Atlanta this year, but our office is already planning on Orlando in '09.
Feb 20, 2008 01:57 PM
Julie Chapman
DR Horton - Ormond Beach, FL
New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be


Welcome to the Active Rain community and congratulations on your first blog......

Feb 20, 2008 02:07 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hi Richard,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Feb 20, 2008 04:30 PM
Brian Hoots
Real Living Speckman Realty, Inc. - Bourbonnais, IL
Richard, Welcome and congrats on your first post here at Active Rain.
Feb 20, 2008 05:18 PM
Don Fabrizio-Garcia
Fab Real Estate - Danbury, CT
Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate
Welcome to AR Richard.  Blog away!
Feb 20, 2008 10:24 PM
Penny Wuest


How great that you went to Atlanta. We all need that inspiration every now and again.

I enjoy attending classes like that. It gives you that jump start we all need after

feeling sluggish about the biz.

Good Luck in 2009



Feb 23, 2009 12:57 PM