Welcome to my blog!

By
Real Estate Agent with The Bean Group

I have spent a great deal of time deciding what to writ on the blog, and realized that it is more important to write anything instead of procrastinating!

The reality is, I am re-entering the world of real estate sales after many years of managing other Realtors(R).  Many people have looked at me like I am crazy, but quite honestly, I am very excited about this new chapter.  Despite all of the negative press and yuck (i know, very technical) in the media, I think this market is filled with opportunity for both the consumer and for good Realtors who have gotten back to the basics and are treating their practice as a business.

 I know I am a good Realtor so the prospect doesn't scare me...in fact, it excites me. 

Stay tuned for more!

Comments (14)

DALIA KIBBY
One Sothebys International Realty - Cooper City, FL
Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
Welcome back!  In this market, it's all about pricing to sell.  Find sellers that will do that & you'll be successful once again.
Apr 23, 2008 08:49 AM
Linda Lipscomb
Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN - Lexington, TN
731-695-1118, Lexington TN Homes

Anne,

Good for you.  Wish you the best. 

Things are much more challenging in the market right now, but it just keeps us all on our toes.  Makes us better at what we do!!!

Linda

Apr 23, 2008 08:51 AM
Kay Perry
Kay Perry, Broker - College Station, TX
Hi Anne, Welcome to Active Rain.  You will love it here.  And....welcome back into the world of real estate.  You have a great attitude so you will do well.
Apr 23, 2008 09:09 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
Congrats and welcome back to real estate! I think you are right...10 years from now we will look back and say I wish I had bought more real estate in 2008!
Apr 23, 2008 09:09 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Hi Anne Marie - Welcome to Active Rain and welcome back to real estate.  Congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a good start...keep it up!
Apr 23, 2008 09:51 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Annne Marie,

Go out there and show everyone in your area how it is done!

Best of luck to you and welcome to Active Rain! 

Apr 23, 2008 01:02 PM
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
Apr 23, 2008 01:12 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 23, 2008 04:52 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Hello Anne Marie - I see this is your first post on Active Rain.  Congratulations!!  I just wanted to welcome you to a fantastic Real Estate Industry Network!  Welcome aboard, I hope you'll continue to Blog, and invite others.  I’ve added a link to a post called, “NEW MEMBERS – Start Here” that will hopefully get you up and running with the least amount of effort, and also help you to navigate around Active Rain more efficiently. I hope you'll find this to be a useful post in helping you get started.  Again, welcome to Active Rain, the best place to start, and have a Blogging experience!

Good Luck to you and your business!  B-)
Apr 23, 2008 05:27 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Anne Marie,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Apr 23, 2008 08:56 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate

Anne Marie - 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 23, 2008 10:07 PM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
Welcome, Anne-Marie!  You are going to absolutely love it here!  What an exciting time this has to be for you - you will do GREAT!!  Blog on...
Apr 23, 2008 10:52 PM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

I just stopped by to welcome you to Active Rain. I hope that you find it a great benefit to your business and that you see the value that I have also found here. I am from Charlottesville Virginia and using Active Rain has really increased my business!

My main blog on Active Rain is here: Charlottesville Real Estate Blog, not the link at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will look into the many groups as there are some great group both local and broad based,....

enjoy!

Apr 27, 2008 08:12 AM
Liz Foley
Keller Williams Realty - The Steven Chicoine Team - Sanford, ME
Cheerfully serving your real estate needs!
Finally, Ann Marie - someone from around here that I know!  Hope all is well -I'm doing fine now in my new abode - do miss you all, of course, but hey, I'm just a phone call away!  Hope you weren't too ticked at me when I moved on!  Stay in touch - Liz
Apr 27, 2008 02:02 PM