New to ActiveRain from Hesperia, Ca

Real Estate Agent with Classic Real Estate

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to introduce myself  and my town of Hesperia, Ca. Located about 35 miles north of Ontario International Airport and just north of the Cajon Pass. They call it the high desert because of the elevation and the climate. Today was chilly and windy however the desert is in full bloom.  

I am in my fourth year of selling real estate, and it is so sad to see so many people losing their homes and facing financial difficulty. Now more than ever people need to see what Realtors are passionate about their work, and which ones are in it just for profit and personal gain. Many offices have closed their doors and others are leaving to pursue other jobs. I want to stay for the long run. At one time there were over 4000 Realtors working out of our association, those numbers are down about 1/2. Prices have really declined here, homes were selling in 2006 on average at $175 sq. ft and today they are at an average of $110 a sq. ft. , I do not want to project doom and gloom, it's just the way it is. We are hopefully at the peak of our decline and soon it will be better. It's very important to stay positive and de-stressed as much as possible. Exercise is a great stress reliever for me. This has been my first post and I look forward to doing this more often.

Comments (41)

Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
First post and it's featured wow you are off to a great start.  Good luck with blogging and don't devote to much time here and give up anythong else in your life.
Mar 31, 2008 01:23 AM
Richard Lecinski
Long Realty Company - Oro Valley, AZ

Welcome to ActiveRain Kattherine. Lots of great people with lots to teach all of  us on AR. You'll love it. Good luck.


Mar 31, 2008 01:27 AM
Richard Lecinski
Long Realty Company - Oro Valley, AZ

Welcome to ActiveRain Kattherine. Lots of great people with lots to teach all of  us on AR. You'll love it. Good luck.


Mar 31, 2008 01:27 AM
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Hi Katherine...Congratulations on your first post and it is a feature...don't know how you are going to top that!:)
Mar 31, 2008 01:34 AM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS
Katherine, Welcome to AR! I am a newbie myself and have become obsessed with this! I have met so many great people, it's amazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Best of luck to you! Elizabeth
Mar 31, 2008 01:35 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Katherine - Welcome. I think you will find the folks here wonderful, the education priceless...and the friends many!
Mar 31, 2008 01:38 AM
Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business
WELCOME TO ACTIVE RAIN ! We are so glad to have ya ! You will learn a lot from Active Rain and meet some truly amazing people ! If you ever need anything please feel free to email me !
Mar 31, 2008 01:44 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Welcome to the rain,

On a positive note, I think we will look back on 2008 and say "I should have purchased that house back in 2008"  It is quite a buyers market, and don't believe the press, things are not anywhere near as bad as the media would lead us to believe. The problem is that they keep preaching the bad and everyone ends up believing it, it is a self fulfilling prophesy.  So stay positive, and stay away from the crap... if you hang around Sh- - long enough you end up stinking like it!

Mar 31, 2008 01:45 AM
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+
Katherine, Welcome to Active Rain, its a great place to be and the potential is absolutely awesome!  I wish you well. Blog, comment, and learn a lot!!!  Also use AR members for a referral base, you can get a better feel for what the agent that you are referring to is like by checking out their blog.
Mar 31, 2008 01:58 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm
Mar 31, 2008 02:22 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~
Welcome to Active Rain.  This is a great site to build relationships, learn, and meet prospective clients.  Listen to the old timers, read blogs and join some groups you won't regret being on active Rain. 
Mar 31, 2008 02:30 AM
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate
Katherine, welcome to the Active Rain community. It is a great bunch of professionals to be associated with.
Mar 31, 2008 02:39 AM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Katherine, welcome to Active Rain.  Congratulations on taking the plunge and on posting your first post.  To learn about some of the success that people are having within the network, take a look at the Active Rain Block Party group.
Mar 31, 2008 03:12 AM
Robert Hammerstein -
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate
Hi Katherine!-{Bob here} Welcome to the Rain! We wish you the best of luck. You will love this site as it has great content and lot's of friendly intelligent people that are more than willing to share with you. We have over 8,000 in our board down from about 9,000 last year. You want to talk about competition. Whew. I digress. We will be looking forward to your blogs. Have fun and keep an open mind. There's always new things to learn.
Mar 31, 2008 03:25 AM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
Katherine, Welcome!! I know where Hesperia is :) I have flown in and out of Ontario a couple times - I spent 3 years in the "high desert" of Yucca Valley. You will love it here at AR - just browse around and join some groups and read all the "stuff" and remember we are all here to help so ask us anything :)
Mar 31, 2008 03:46 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS
Hi Katherine!  Welcome to Active Rain -  Best of luck to you!  AR has helped me tremendously and I have met some wonderful people.
Mar 31, 2008 04:14 AM
Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
Welcome to AR Katherine. It is sad to see so much financial problems and foreclosures. Hopefully it will all get better!
Mar 31, 2008 04:53 AM
Monica Rainey
First National Realty - Olive Branch, MS
welcome.. Get those point up!!!
Mar 31, 2008 07:17 AM
Alan Brown
Coldwell Banker Realty - Davenport, FL
32 Years of Real Estate Experience .
Welcome....Back in the mid 90's my then Mother-in-law lived in Hesperia so I have spent some time in that area. Hang in there the market will come back, probably not this year stay postive
Mar 31, 2008 09:07 AM
Alan Robinson
I just came aboard myself. It's been pleasurable so far. Hello and welcome. 
Mar 31, 2008 11:09 AM