Welcome to our new Moderator!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams 302218

As Founder of the Rookies Turning Pro group, it is with great pleasure that I announce our newest Moderator.


Rich Schiffer 


The Rookies Turning Pro group has grown to over 246 members.   With that being said, I feel that the group has been somewhat put on the back burner and that needed to change.  So being proactive, I  asked the members to volunteer if they would be interested in moderating.  Rich graciously stepped up to the plate. (I would like to have 2 or 3 more moderators)  if you have not read his blog, be sure and do so.  He brings a lot of talent and wise words to the rain.

We will be announcing our FIRST Rookies Turning Pro contest in the very near future.  We will add a twist to the prizes with business building tools, books, etc.  Hopefully, if I get the chance to talk to Bob Stewart, I can beg for some points as well. The contest topics will be topics to help you build your business, so be on the watch out!

We will be doing some reorganizing  in the next few weeks, so please be patient with us. 

Please help me welcome Rich as one of our new moderators!

Comments (19)

Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life
Rich is a good choice for a moderator, smart fellow...
Apr 07, 2008 03:04 PM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Jason - I think so too! Thanks for stopping by.  I feel like I should be bowing at your feet or something..lol
Apr 07, 2008 03:11 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
Brande, It's great that the group has grown so much you need more help! Welcome Rich, you'll do a fine job.
Apr 07, 2008 03:15 PM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Debbie -  Yes, it is very exciting.  We will be definitely stepping things up a bit.  I have a lot of ideas, which is a little scary :-)  Rich is going to do an AWESOME job.
Apr 07, 2008 03:18 PM
Palm Coast Homes
100 Plus Realty LLC - Palm Coast, FL
Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate, The Ross/Co
Brande,  I clicked on the links to find out what rookies turning pro is and kept getting an error message that the name does not exist???  Just wanted to bring it to your attention.  Still interested in knowing what rookies turning pro is :-)
Apr 07, 2008 03:31 PM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Best of luck with your group and Rich.....good luck with overseeing this group.  It seems like a great group.

Apr 07, 2008 03:32 PM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference
Brande, sounds like a great place for newbies to learn, I'm always amazed at the peole here in Active Rain and they're willingness to share and guide and give of their time.  Congrats to Rich!
Apr 07, 2008 04:14 PM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Kristi - Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I did go back in and fix it.  The group is really a mixture of people at differnt levels in their business, but we all have one thing in common.  Either we want to become pro's in the real estate industry or we want to help others become pro's.  We have a lot of very knowledgable members.  It is all about helping each other.
Apr 08, 2008 12:39 AM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Larry - Thank you.  Feel free to stop by and join us.
Apr 08, 2008 12:40 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Brande, nice ThemThem to Rich. It's always nice to have someone giving you a hand.
Apr 08, 2008 12:40 AM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
David - It is a great place and over the next couple of months will be transforming into even a greater place.
Apr 08, 2008 12:41 AM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Duane - I will definitely second that.  We cant do everything ourselves, all the time.  I hope you will stop by and visit.
Apr 08, 2008 12:43 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Brande, I stopped by and joined your group. Thank you.
Apr 08, 2008 12:51 AM
Scott Cowan
RE/MAX Professionals - Olympia, WA

Brande-Excellent choince. Rich thank you for stepping up and helping the group. I enjoy the  posts and I look forward to the group being a valuable resource.



Apr 08, 2008 03:00 AM
Stephen Luckett
ExecuHome Realty-LuckNet Real Estate Group - Dundalk Sparrows Point, MD

A few have us have been MIA over the last few months, Brande. Glad to see the re-emphasis on the group. Rich is a good choice as I read his blogs regularly as well!

Apr 08, 2008 03:05 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru
Brande & Rich, congratulations. I for one know all the hard work that goes into running a group the size of this and moderators are the key to making it work.
Apr 08, 2008 02:11 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS
Brande, Your group sounds interesting and I'm going to check it out! Congratulations Rich!  I'm sure you will do a great job!  Elizabeth   www.Huntsville-Realestate.com
Apr 08, 2008 02:34 PM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

Welcome & I look forward to the contest.

Yvette Smith

Williamsburg's Preferred Realtor!

Apr 26, 2008 02:14 PM
Amber Boyd
Novus Real Estate - Wylie, TX

great post!

Nov 14, 2010 05:03 PM