The Official Hello

Real Estate Agent with MOVE HOME REALTY CalBRE#1422725


    I signed up with A/R last year then I went into a "twilight zone". I didn't understand the concept & awesomeness of A/R back then. I now am telling my story and saying a BIG HELLO to one and all in the A/R world. I remember as a child liking different houses. I like the shape, feel and look of my parents colonial home. I also loved my Grandparents home in Solvang Ca. The homes were copes of Danish cottages. As a teenager I knew I still liked houses but the idea of being an architect was way out of the question. TOO MUCH MATH, YUCK !!Well time does what it always does moving forward I married  had a family moved to Riverside Ca. The late 90's brought all those house shows. People buying houses, people selling houses, people fixing up houses. HOUSES-HOUSES & more HOUSES ! Sooooooo this funny idea popped in my head. I could be a Realtor. The kids are older, my husband was all for it. I decided to take the test to see what happens. I studied drank lots of coffee and studied after 10pm nightly. I heard  a lot of people fail the Ca state test, I didn't want to be in that group. YAHOO! I passed then the adventure started. I have been a Realtor for 4 yrs and have clients from $ Million Dollar homes to condo's around $200,000.I specialize in POOL HOMES in Riverside, Ca. Yes, there is a lot of paperwork. Banks in short sales frustrate me to no end! Clients can be as sweet as honey or as prickly as a cactus. But every house,every home is a new adventure. Every lockbox holds the key to a new mystery to be discovered.   

Thank you for allowing me to tell my story,

        Windy Hixson

Comments (46)

Debra Gambill
Weichert Realtor's Southern Coast - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Realtor, N.C. / S.C
And a very big HELLO right back at you!! Enjoy all that Ar has to offer- good luck
Mar 22, 2008 12:14 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Windy


To the Nebies group and the world of

learning, bloging and networking.

In the Active Rain community.

Be for you know it

every one will

know your


Have a

Mar 22, 2008 10:51 AM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist


  Debra G:  Thank you for your nice welcome.  I have been looking in Myrtle Beach for some homes. I think the prices are like San Francisco Ca. or San Diego ca  Beach properties. I was hoping it would be cheaper like Texas prices. Do you have lots of repo's too? Like the rest of the Country?

Mar 22, 2008 06:33 PM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist



  Dale B: Your Howdy made me smile.  Your picture is sooo cute and fun! I feel like we are friends already! 

Mar 22, 2008 06:39 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Wendy,

Welcome back to Rain. You are among a great group of professionals. Your love of homes sounds like me. I have been "Taken" by homes for as long as I can remember and still am. Glad to know  others were born with the same passion. 

Mar 22, 2008 11:40 PM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist


   HAL P:I am very excited to belong to A/R. I am reading & learning alot from everyone.

             From newbies like me to the professional bloggers. Thank your warm welcome

Mar 24, 2008 05:03 PM
Meg Zoller
Keller Williams - Houston, TX
Houston Fine Homes
Wendy - I thoroughly enjoyed reading your personal story.  That's one of the reasons that makes Active Rain so special to me.  Welcome back.  I hope to see you around frequently now.
Mar 24, 2008 06:15 PM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist


   MEG:Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I am grateful for your kind words. There is soooo much to learn in this community. I am finding wonderful friends here. Hope to talk to you again

Mar 24, 2008 06:37 PM
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes
I love the story Windy... and am so glad that you're blogging. I started strong... took a couple of months off and then got back into the fray when I received a few calls out of nowhere. They'd found my blog.
Apr 16, 2008 06:42 PM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist


    CHUCK:Thank you for your positive words re my "Hello". I really liked your post too !  Sometimes I think no one is really paying attention to what I write. There is sooo much to read out there in bloging space. My favorite posts taht I write are my funny stories BUT they are not that popular.  I am going to start writing one funny story to every local story. Thank you again for your encouragement

Apr 16, 2008 07:10 PM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist


  BRONSON B: I am still learning the correct way to blog. I have learned sooooo much on this A/R. It is strange that the both of us hasd a delayed "CLICK". Maybe our batteries needed to be recharged. Thank you for stopping by.

Apr 18, 2008 05:58 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Windy and welcome to AR. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Apr 19, 2008 03:03 AM
Windy Hixson
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist


  VINCENT M: Thank you for such a nice welcome. You sure have a lot of points! I don't know how you do it?!

Apr 21, 2008 06:47 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Wendy --  Thanks for telling your story.  I look forward to networking with you.  Have A Great Day!!!

Jun 17, 2008 03:18 PM
Clark Garrison
Taylor 1 INC - Atlanta, GA
"Loan Modifications"

Hi and welcome to active rain Wendy! I'm sure by now you're good and hooked!

Jun 17, 2008 04:09 PM
Derenda Grubb
CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA

Hi Wendy,

Welcome to the Rain.  Just jump in and you will be blogging with the best of them in no time.  There is a lot to be learned and shared.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Jun 17, 2008 04:59 PM
Vicki Pedersen
Pedersen Real Estate - Riverside, CA
Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service

Hi Windy

I enjoyed your blog and your story.  I'm a newbie and am a bit afraid of writing yet - other than to comment on other's terrific posts.  Welcome back to AR.  PS - I am from Riverside CA too and have been a realtor for about four years like you. 

Jun 17, 2008 05:16 PM
Doug Fritchie
DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc. - Portland, OR

Hey Windy ~ Welcome to Active Rain. This is an awesome place to interact with others.

Jun 18, 2008 04:48 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Wendy I an sure by now you are right at home on AR. I wish you much success and good luck.

Jun 19, 2008 02:23 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Windy, I'm so glad you did the official hello.  And to be honest, I don't think I did one myself.  Same situation, confusion after signing up.

Jun 19, 2008 03:29 AM