"SHINY, SPLARKLY, NEW"

By
Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Sunset Realty

La Pine REALTOR®I think my license still might even have some fresh, wet ink on it still, its soooo new.  I am newly licensed Real Estate Agent.  I have been invloved with different areas of real estate in the past but this side of the fence is all new.  I am very outgoing, friendly, personable and ready to jump in with both feet.  As people ask me "why now",  "the market is horrible", I enjoy letting them know its not the best that we've seen but it is certainly the right time for me.  The office that I work in is very active and I feel very spoiled to live in the area that I do for the fact that it is soooo desirable to the one standing on the other side.  Thank you Active Rain and to the person that invited me for giving me the opportunity to be involved with such an awesome networking group of people.  Just in the last couple of weeks that I have been able to go through the website and see the various things that people have blogged, I have gained some great wealth of information.

Thank you again,

 

 

Comments (22)

Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Hi Bobbie.  Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations or getting you real estate career started.  As Keith and David mentioned, there is an incredible amount of information on this site.  Whenever you have a question, just ask and you will most likely receive multiple replies.  Here is a blog that I put together to help you get started on AR.  This includes tips and techniques from people who helped me when I first started out.  Good Luck!!

Apr 12, 2008 02:20 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points

Happy blogging and good luck!

Apr 12, 2008 05:00 PM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Hey Bobbie - Welcome to AR and congrats on your first post.  Spend some time looking at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Can't wait for you to post a picture so we can all 'put a face to the name' (plus, you'll get some points for doing so).  Keep it up....
Apr 12, 2008 08:27 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate

Bobbie - Welcome to the Rain, make sure that you browse the site and become familiar with everything this site has to offer.  The more you browse the more you will learn.  I have found this site to be really helpful to me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me, I will do whatever I can to help.

http://www.doreneshirley.com/

Apr 13, 2008 12:17 AM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

Bobbie - you are certainly welcome and I look forward to watching you grow as a Broker and a blogger - nice to have you at our office

Apr 13, 2008 06:57 PM
Amy Campbell
RE/MAX Sunset Realty - Sunriver, OR
Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
Bobbie - Welcome to Active Rain - We will learn this "Rain" thing together.  I agree with all that you said -This is the time! We will ROCK!  See you tomorrow.
Apr 13, 2008 09:11 PM
Bill Somerset
Re/Max Realty Group - Dover, NH
ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent
Good morning Bobbie.  Welcome to the Active Rain community.  Enjoy!
Apr 14, 2008 01:55 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
Bobbie, welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your courage to jump into the real estate business now. Much better times are ahead and you're positioned to enjoy them.
Apr 14, 2008 02:02 AM
Angie Vandenbergh
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Memphis, TN
A Crye-Leike Blogger

Hi! Welcome to the site. I see this is your first post.

There is a lot of reading on this site. I recommend that you read, read, read and then comment, comment, comment. There are so many different blogs to read. There are tons of topics out there from real estate, marketing, technology, seo, staging, mortgage, etc. It goes on and on. You'll start to get to know people and before you know it... you'll have figured out the benefits of the site. 

Also check out Resources for the Active Rain Newbie.

Good luck!

Apr 14, 2008 03:12 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Hi Bobbie! WELCOME! Yes, Active Rain is an investment well worth your time. You mention being a native, so leverage that. You know the town, the people, the neighborhoods. Write about them! You may be a new agent, but you've got a huge leg up on market knowledge.

Please take this piece of advice now...early in your blogging, before you waste time in the netherworld with no tags. (Tags are keywords that help you get found on the internet). Click on the search button just below and to the right of the Active Rain logo near the top of the page. Type in long tail key words and read what you find. I learned that lesson a bit late myself!

Happy blogging!

Apr 28, 2008 06:31 PM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS
Hi Bobbie, Welcome to Active Rain. I look forward to working with you in the future. It is a great place and one you will be glad you joined.
Apr 29, 2008 02:46 AM
Shannon Whitley
RE/MAX OAK CREST REALTY - Plymouth, IN
RE/MAX OAK CREST REALTY
Welcome to AR and The Real Estate world!
Apr 29, 2008 04:26 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
Congrats on your first post Bobbie. Active rain is a great place to be. This is a great time to be in real estate, just watch what the top agents in your office are doing and take notes.
Apr 29, 2008 04:29 AM
Bob Edwards
Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc. - Appleton, WI
Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
Welcome to Active Rain Bobbie, looks like you're doing a great job jumping in with both feet.
Apr 29, 2008 08:46 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor
Hi Bobbie, and welcome to the Rain.  Good luck to you and just have fun.  You'll be addicted like the rest of us before you can count to 3.
Apr 29, 2008 08:52 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Bobbie

Welcome and enjoy

to the Newbies Group Family, and to Active Rain.

Soon every one will know your name.

Have a good one Dale

Apr 29, 2008 11:28 AM
Joshua Lerette
Tampa Bay Florida FHA, VA, USDA & Jumbo Mortgages - Saint Petersburg, FL
Tampa Bay's #1 Trusted Mortgage Specialist

Hi Bobbie,

Welcome to the AR network and to the real estate industry. Best of luck to you!

Apr 29, 2008 01:01 PM
Jeffrey deJESUS
eXp Realty of California Inc. - Daly City, CA
Realtor®
Welcome Bobbie to Active Rain and congrats on getting your license! Good luck to you!
Apr 29, 2008 01:09 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Bobbie 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 29, 2008 05:21 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.
Hi Bobbie - Very Nice Post - Welcome to ActiveRain (AR).  I look forward to networking with you.  Have a great day.
Apr 30, 2008 05:12 PM