Reach Your Dreams While Helping Others Reach Theirs! Won't You Join Me?

Real Estate Agent with MR Realty

Calling All Real Estate Professionals.....

Candace Robinson, an agent with Home Smart International Real Estate in Mesa, Arizona and has started and founded the first Arizona East Valley Real Estate Blogging Network!

Candace has been successfully blogging with the Active Rain Network since August of 2007. She considers herself a "novice blogger with much to learn!"

"AZ REAL ESTATE BLOGGING NETWORK" is Candace's latest project to help other bloggers like herself (or want to be bloggers) with building their online presence online through a blogging forum!

So often I have come across other professionals that have heard about Blogs and not quite sure what they are or their purpose! For me personally, it's amazing to me that NOT all Real Estate professionals are on the internet learning about 'how to blog', especially for their business!

There is a huge number of Real Estate agents in the blogging community but not in comparison as to how many DON'T blog! I often invite others to meet me at local coffee shops or bakery's to sit with me and learn or take a look at my blog and others that I admire. The most common remarks I get are, "I just don't have the time," or "I wouldn't know how to do any of that."

It's not all that difficult to start a blog with platforms available such as Active Rain or Word Press (that WP Blog is one my 16 yr old has done all by herself) or others on the horizon.

For me, Active Rain has been the catalyst for my blogging experience and I find it the most advanced platform to learn the basics of blogging. The features and endless possibilities with Active Rain are fantastic and they are only getting better as time goes on!

For me blogging has become a major part of my business and success for my future. I have so much yet to learn and still learning on a daily basis, "thus the reason to start a network," that will help me "Reach My Dreams While Helping Others Reach Theirs!"

With that being said, that will be our motto for our networking group and those that volunteer to steer us in the right direction.


I have learned so much with blogging and yet there is so much more I want to explore. I have met so many wonderful people that have similar interests as mine in the Active Rain community and many that live out of state that no doubt will be a shoe in for referrals!

So, Why not build a local network with Blogging as our common interest and build our businesses together? Sharing ideas, exploring new technology and be an outlet to bounce ideas of posts, blog questions and inquiries? For me it makes sense to take and learn from others and build a referral base with other professionals that have better ideas than mine. To help one another build our businesses and find our strengths!

There isn't enough time in my day to explore everything that I want to learn and this new networking group will help me find the answers to my questions a lot faster than on my daily checklist of things to research! Don't you agree?

For those that are interested in meeting with our new AZ Real Estate Blogging Network on a monthly basis, be sure to call me direct at
480-202-3558 and RSVP! For more details be sure to check out my post at my blog.

I anticipate a strong support and hope for a positive experience for those that want to share, learn and grow with friends and co-workers and like-minded individuals.

I also anticipate in the near future a wonderful guest line-up with some Top Bloggers that will visit from out of state and locally. That will share their thoughts and wisdom with us. So stay tuned and keep an eye out for more details as time goes on!!

If you have any desire to help in any capacity be sure to let me know. I am building a team of professionals now that would like to jump on board, so give me a call and don't be shy!! Our future website is

Our first AZ Real Estate Blogging Network will be held in Gilbert at the new San Tan Village Mall at the Paradise Bakery at 9:00 a.m. starting off with a half hour mingle. From 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. we will have guest speakers, Teri Ellis, Broker, ABR,CRS,GRI,ePRO,MRE, Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC, Paul Slaybaugh with Realty Executives and Shailesh Ghirmire with Phoenix Home Loan Expert and Mike Jones with Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC who will be sharing their experiences and knowledge with blogging and teach us What, Why and How To Blog & Get Started!! Please come join us on Thursday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. for some great company!

If you have any question be sure to call me or email me at

I look forward to meeting you!

Shelli Bates - Mesa, AZ

Ron Kohatsu -WIN Gateway
© copyright 2008 CKR

Comments (30)

Aimee Ghimire
Phoenix Home Loan Expert ( - Phoenix, AZ


I posted this event on my blog too ( Thanks. Looking forward to finally meeting everyone!

Apr 10, 2008 07:37 AM
Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ

Shailesh - You did a fantastic job on your blog! Thank you...  Hey you can take those parenthesis off that link up there, I don't mind the link back to your post! Makes it easy!

Jay - Please feel free to write all you want! I will be emailing you some logos and get that line-up fixed up for you! Thank you in advance for your support!  This is going to be great stuff people! Jay's on board!

Apr 10, 2008 10:17 AM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ
Are you flying me out to be a guest speaker???   That is so very sweet of you....   I prefer first class - direct only :)
Apr 11, 2008 03:20 AM
Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ
Dez - I have the perfect seat for you!! You betcha...You aren't claustrophobic are you?  Have you gone purple yet on your blog page/banner?
Apr 11, 2008 04:16 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
I just noticed you didn't put this in any of the Arizona groups????
Apr 14, 2008 03:41 PM
Tom Plant - Murrieta, CA
Candace - You know I never show up unexpected anywhere ;-). I hope know you'll have an incredibly successful event.
Apr 18, 2008 06:31 AM
Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ
Doreen - Remember, Bob was going to feature this announcement and I haven't heard from him since the trashing of the server. I think he forgot about us Arizonians!! :0(
Apr 18, 2008 11:32 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Bummer.  Looks like you've heard from a few more people, that's good to see. 
Apr 19, 2008 08:43 AM
Doug Fritchie
DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc. - Portland, OR
Hey Candace~ That is a really good way to spin off with your own blog. Good Luck.
Apr 19, 2008 12:01 PM
Paul Slaybaugh
Realty Executives - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate
Candace, send me the banner for this and I'll write a post tonight.
Apr 22, 2008 04:27 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Thanks Paul, I'm sure yours will get a lot more attention than mine. 
Apr 22, 2008 09:23 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
I heard Tom Jones was going to show up.  Will he be singing and dancing? 
Apr 22, 2008 04:17 PM
Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ

Doreen - I am guessing we are going to have a ton of 'super stars' in our presence!! LOL...

Apr 22, 2008 05:04 PM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team
Sounds like I'll miss. I'm jealous.  Great idea and great post
Apr 22, 2008 05:13 PM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Well, a little dancing and singing will wake us up for sure!   
Apr 23, 2008 12:14 AM
Dione Sage
Nova Home Loans - Gilbert, AZ

I was so bummed that I missed the Networking event...but my duty to my customers had to come first. I really hope there will be another and look forward to it!

Apr 25, 2008 09:43 AM
Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ
Dione - Sorry we missed you. Hey, customers are priority..we totally understand. There were others that couldn't make it due to business. We promote business first of course. Next month's meeting will be on May 29th around the lunch hour.  Hope to see you then.
Apr 25, 2008 10:04 AM
Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town
Hi Candace~ I just saw a few pictures of you guys and it looks like you all had a great time!
Apr 25, 2008 02:25 PM
Yvonne Brown
Century 21 Northwest - Gilbert, AZ
I'm so excited to join this group! I look forward to being at the next meeting.
Apr 25, 2008 02:50 PM
Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ

Lisa - There is no question this group will be a great resource and with great things to come. I think I can speak for everyone, we had a great time and look forward to May's meeting. Wish you could be there!

Yvonne - It would be awesome to have you at the next meeting! Looking forward to meeting you. Please be sure to email me at to get me your email address to get you on the invititation list.

Apr 27, 2008 02:50 AM