Allow Me To Introduce Myself

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Hello everyone!  This is my first blog on Active Rain, ever.  My name is Stephen Adams, and I'm typing with one finger as my son is sleeping on my other arm.  I am a stay at home Dad as my wife teaches our future generation for 4th grade.  I live in Leesburg, Virginia and recently attended the VAR BloggerCon event a few weeks ago.  I believe you can find a small portion of it on the Zebra Talk Radio Show.  Many thanks to John Novak and Brian Block for inviting me, and to John for getting Bob Stewart to get me signed up.  I have been trying whenever I can to learn how this blog forum works.  

I am new at this, but know that it is the way of the future for people to get to know me, and especially on a limited budget, and to learn more about Real Estate in the real world.  Having a child (finally) at 38 (commitment takes longer for some:) is a Blessing, but/and time-consuming.  Before he arrived I did a lot more face-to-face networking, and so hopefully this medium of the blog could be quite helpful (okay, my intuition tells me).  

I have been fortunate enough to begin blogging for one of the local newspapers' web-site (www.Loudountimes.com) over the last few months to "get my feet wet."  Though I am grateful for it, that platform is a bit limiting, evidently I still have much to catch up on.  As my web-site alludes, I too have "new phases of reality" (no pun intended) to go through.  I say that because my web-site is www.NewPhaseRealty.com Welcome to the 21st century!  Don't be surprised or bored if I occasionally put some of those entries in as well, so that I can direct potential clients to one (like it seems some of you do).  I've tried to learn the protocol of AR in-between family responsibilities, so please bear with me for perhaps a few posting mistakes.  I am open to constructive feedback. 

Though much of the following information can be found on my profile, I thought that I would include some of it so you wouldn't have to click somewhere else.  By the way, did I forget to mention that I officially became licensed to practice Real Estate in May of 2005.  If you are aware of the timing of the market and when cracks in the foundation of our business began to reveal themselves, I would like to say one thing....I'm still here.  Here goes: 

Stephen Adams understands the complexities of life transitions. With an extensive background as a customer service specialist, Stephen and his team of resourceful professionals are confident in their ability to ease the effect of an often stressful process with the client’s best interests in mind. Stephen envisions a different kind of Real Estate service dynamic where each customer is consulted with on a level which acknowledges individual needs and concerns.

Stephen’s entrance into real estate was founded on a strong commitment towards retaining his personal values within his life’s work. In the midst of a highly competitive industry, New Phase Realty was created on a foundation of partnership and empathy with the clients’ experiences. Stephen and his team consider it an honor to be your complete real estate resource on the journey to buying or selling a home.

Stephen has access to the most comprehensive training in the industry including classes through Keller Williams Realty as well as Walter Sanford, Mike Ferry and Rick Barnes seminars. New Phase Realty is also backed by Stephen’s active involvement in community issues as a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Being informed through attendance at regular local hearings on such issues as transportation and growth issues, last year’s Affordable Housing Summit, Virtual Commercial Tour of Loudoun, Economic Development meetings in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, members of New Phase benefit from resources which keep them posted on the County’s growth and trends of the shifting market.

Stephen is an active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. A member of the National Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors and the Dulles Area Association of Realtors, Stephen Adams rounds out his local activities and participating in local lead share and other networking groups.  

Originally from Houston, Stephen earned his Bachelor’s in history. Making the move to Northern Virginia, he and his wife Catherine settled in Loudoun County. The couple have been active locally and appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding area while understanding the impact of people’s efforts on building a community. Stephen has been a member of the Loudoun Symphonic Winds Community Band for over 5 years, playing the French horn.  He and his family also enjoy traveling, reading and watching films together. They share a strong belief in the bond of positive family experiences.  They also have a beautiful 1 year old son.

Stephen’s vision is to offer his clients the best of what he and his team represent as caring, committed professionals. Their gift to the client is a smooth transitional experience within the next phase of life…at home.

Comments (11)

Jennifer Butz
Not yet determined - Lilburn, GA
awesome! Welcome to Activerain. Most of us have to copy and paste other articles, very good about doing an original article! Hope you enjoy this site in more ways than one!
Apr 16, 2008 08:44 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
Hello Stephen, this is a great site. Be honest in your posts and we will read with interest.
Apr 16, 2008 08:45 AM
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+
Welcome Aboard Stephen!  You will find Active Rain an awesome place of learning technology and networking.  Short blogs get read more so keep that in mind.  Remember: The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!  So the job you're doing right now is also a very important one!!!
Apr 16, 2008 08:46 AM
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating
Stephen ~ Welcome to Active Rain!  Look at you, already combining family and blogging! : )  I'm sure you will find that Active Rain is a great community for business and making some new friends. 
Apr 16, 2008 08:46 AM
Jeffery Griffin
Jeff Griffin LLC - Wailuku, HI
Broker Owner
aloha ha ha
Apr 16, 2008 08:46 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Stephen -- Nice to meet you and learn about you.  I am sure you have been told about the Newbie group -- Even though it appears that you have some knowledge of blogs.  Hope you enjoy fatherhood and typing with one hand on Active Rain.
Apr 16, 2008 08:51 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team
Stephen, Welcome! this is a great place to meet people and learn from each other.
Apr 16, 2008 09:10 AM
Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA
Hi Stephen, welcome to ActiveRain!  You are going to enjoy your time here on ActiveRain...it's addictive!  have FUN!
Apr 16, 2008 04:44 PM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Stephen, CONGRATULATIONS on taking the big step and writing your blog post.  It was great to meet you at the Virginia Bloggercon event a few weeks back and I'm glad that you've joined Active Rain.  It's nice to learn some more about you and I'm sure that you'll find the Active Rain community to be a very supportive and helping learning environment to help your business grow.
Apr 17, 2008 08:06 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed

Stephen, welcome to Active Rain - THE - BEST - place to blog and to meet and greet other real estate professionals. ;-)

Pepper

 

Apr 21, 2008 02:01 PM
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Stephen...

Welcome to the Rain Fold :)

You may want to have a look at your profile page.

It goes pretty far over to the right and I know for a fact people don't bother with scrolling over.

What this means is that on that page most folks (Consumers/Members) are missing about half of what you have put up for them.

I wish you the best of luck and may your Rain Blogging be fruitful and multiply :)

P.S. Sorry. I couldn't resist that last remark. You teed it up nice and pretty :) 

TLW...ROAR!

Apr 23, 2008 02:34 AM

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