Joining ActiveRain- Blogging Is Essential According to My Broker-to-Be

Industry Observer with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty

Joining ActiveRain  
Blogging Is Essential According to My Broker-to-Be


At Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty, since Blogging is Essential according to my Broker-to-Be, joining ActiveRain has been a frequent topic of conversation. I have been working as a not-so-Virtual Assistant. I keep the Client Database organized and updated. Not exciting.

I decided that showing and listing homes might be a bit more exciting! Predictions of success via posts online because Blogging is Essential are sung all day every day! So I signed up for Classes to get my Georgia Real Estate License. 

 In Georgia, you take a 75-hour training program. Then you sit for the Exam at the school. I chose (well, the Broker chose ...)  the Georgia Association of REALTORS school



The online classes include questions and then a test for each chapter. After I finish the online classes, I will take a one-weekend "CRAM" course to get me ready for the exam the week after I do the "CRAM".

Once I pass the exam at the school, three to five days later, I will be able to schedule my State of Georgia Exam. Once I pass that exam, I receive my  GA Real Estate License. Next step as soon as I have the official Georgia Real Estate License is to join the GAR and take the required Ethics Class there.

In a way, what I get from the State of Georgia is a temporary license. Within 12 months, I have to take another 25 hours for my license to become final. Don't take that Post-Licensing set of Classes and my Real Estate License will no longer be valid as per instructions from The Georgia Real Estaste Commission.

During all this studying, since Blogging is Essential, my Broker-to-Be is expecting me to get started doing my own Blog posts on ActiveRain at the same time!

At least I may choose from several topics and time-frames for the 25-hour next requirement. I can take "Up and Away" or take "Mastering the Real Estate Game". I a not even looking into the differences in those classes now - first things first - gotta get the license in my hand!

Since Blogging is Essential, I will be investigating many different topics. Little by little I will decide what I want my "niche" to be. Once I know my "niche", Blogging about that begins! 

Logo for GIRE used courtesy of the school.

Comments (48)

Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Well you've certainly received some very good advice and I can already tell you'll be successful..why, because you listen and are proactively going after what you want :)!  Welcome to the Rain and I look forward to seeing your blog posts!

Jun 09, 2016 12:21 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

welcome to Active Rain! I hope that you enjoy it here in the Rain and that you feel welcome and that you learn a lot and share a lot! Welcome!

Jun 09, 2016 12:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yesenia Quezada-Friedman 

Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on your first post, and for getting featured. It sounds like you are off to a great start in many ways. Keep us posted on your progress!

We look forward to hearing more from you and learning more about your community, and your business as you get started!


Jun 09, 2016 01:10 PM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

There are many essentials, yet, when you're new to the business, controlling your time and activities with emphasis on selecting your niche and marketing to that constituency IMO will be more valuable than other tasks.

Create a business and time management plan to execute your business goals and objectives for every quarter for the first two years and be ready to adapt and adopt any changes that are prudent to reach your goals. All the best to your success and if you have time left over to blog on the Rain, more power to you. Great post. 

Jun 09, 2016 02:30 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Good luck with your new endeavors and I hope you really enjoy blogging. You can reach out to almost anyone here if you need to. Welcome aboard!

Jun 09, 2016 03:09 PM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Yesenia Quezada-Friedman - Your broker is right blogging is an essential and you're in the right place to learn how to really do it well!  Welcome to AR!

Jun 09, 2016 05:17 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sound advice - welcome to AR

Jun 09, 2016 09:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain, to the world of blogging, and to your future real estate career. You received some good feedback above, and you are already starting out on the right foot with an involved mentor! Best wishes.

Jun 09, 2016 09:57 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Welcome aboard Yesenia! You have an excellent mentor who will help you stay on track as you prepare to become an agent and start blogging on a regular basis.

Jun 10, 2016 03:33 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Good luck & it is true, you will find it essential. Say hi to Lynn for me!

Jun 10, 2016 06:09 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Welcome to ActiveRain!  Your broker to be is correct.  Start blogging in the beginning and you will do it everyday and meet some  great people along the way!

Jun 10, 2016 10:02 AM
Yesenia Quezada-Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Atlanta, GA
Office Manager - studying for RE License

Certainly have received many good pices of advice.  I appreciate the time members took to write to me. And I certainly received a really big welcome. Thanks again to everyone. Yesi

Jun 10, 2016 10:59 AM
Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

Welcome Yesenia.  I don't blog much myself, but a lot of the commenters here do and they are a wonderful resource to agents everywhere.  

Jun 10, 2016 12:22 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Yesenia Quezada-Friedman  Just had lunch with Mom the other day in Philly .. She is the best and I am sure you are awesome too ..Welcome to Active Rain

Jun 11, 2016 09:42 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Welcome to ActiveRain Yesenia Quezada-Friedman .

This is The Best place to learn, share and build relationships with like-minded professionals.

Jun 11, 2016 12:33 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Atlanta, ODAT and last name - sounds bell and reminds me of Lynn B. Friedman. Your Mom  and your broker-to-be?

Jun 11, 2016 12:35 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I am sure you are moving forward in right direction - with your first post (a great feature) and not to mention about your mindset - Blogging is Esssential!

Jun 11, 2016 12:36 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I remember when I wrote my first blog. Who is going to read my material? Wow, I was wrong. People want the information. Blog it and they will come.

Jun 12, 2016 12:07 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Your broker is wise!  Congrats on focusing on getting your real estate license.  It is never boring in this field.  Blogging will come naturally once you have a mindset for it.  Read and follow as many people as you can.  Soon you'll start to see that they blog on all different topics, real estate related and sometimes not.  When you read a post, you'll also notice that your point of view might be different - a perfect re-blog.  You can add a line or two and re-blog someone's post, complimenting their post and adding more details.  Good luck! 

Jun 14, 2016 11:43 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Yesenia Quezada-Friedman 

Welcome to Active Rain. Hope you have a wonderful week. 

Jun 19, 2016 01:27 PM