Comments (18)

Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Lois - Welcome to ActiveRain!
My recommendation to you is to first complete your profile, then read.  Then read some more.  Join groups, and read the posts in those groups.  When you have a question on how AR works - just ask!  That's what we're here for.  Hope that helps! and once again, WELCOME!
Active Mike

Jun 12, 2008 07:24 AM
Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA

Hi Lois,


I agree wiht Mike above. If you need anything, there is probably a group on here that specializes in it. If you look around and search the group lists, you will find some help there.


Welcome by the way!


Jun 12, 2008 07:48 AM
Jeffrey deJESUS
eXp Realty of California Inc. - Daly City, CA

Welcome to Active Rain Lois! I hope to network with you! Check out my blogs when you get the chance! Good luck!

Jun 12, 2008 08:46 AM
Michael Mullin
Caliber Home Loans NMLS 15622, Originating loans in CA, OR and WA. - Bend, OR
NMLS 11911 - Branch Manager, FHA, VA, USDA, Conv

Lois, Mike's post about reading has to do with all the excellent tips that have already been posted by those who have gone before you.  The tips I'm talking about are related to how to use Active Rain, build your profile, and post blogs.

Aside from that you will find incredible real estate business content within the blogs as well.

One tip I'll pass on - I was overwhelmed by the number of Groups on AR.  However, I have learned to view the Groups being posted to by blogs I read and like.  When you read a blog you really like, look to the bottom and you can see to which groups the blogger posted his or her message.  If the name of the Group looks interesting then join.  My theory is that great blog posts come from great AR members and that great AR members hang out in great Groups.  Simple!

Jun 12, 2008 10:39 AM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Hello and welcome to AR, Louis!  Read the guidelines of every group you're going to post to.  The Newbies Group has a lot of info on the sidebar including Mike's video.  Check it out and enjoy the community!

Jun 12, 2008 10:46 AM
Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Hi Lois, Welcome to the Newbie Group and Active Rain.  Like Mike said, finish your profile, post a picture of yourself and read, read read. 

Jun 12, 2008 11:09 AM
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

Hi Lois---I'm new here to and specilize in reo's--you are welcomed to go to my blog, I will share all my ups and downs!

And Welcome to Active Rain

Jun 12, 2008 11:11 AM
Alex Mordas
EarthSTEPS - Tallahassee, FL
Green Building Consultant

Hi Lois,

Welcome to the rain. If you are interested in green related real estate, check out the following 3 awesome groups!





Alex Mordas, M.Sc.
EcoBroker® & REALTOR®
LEED for homes, Field Agent
Green Home Certifying Agent, FGBC
(850) 559-4976


Jun 12, 2008 11:29 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Lois,  You have come to the right place, for info and more.  See you around.

Jun 12, 2008 01:05 PM
Jennifer Kipila
Van Dyk Group - Barnegat, NJ
The Muldowney Team - Ocean County Homes

Definitely get your profile going - upload photo, etc.  Then just dive into it.  READ, READ, and then READ some more.  That is how I have learned.

Jun 12, 2008 01:14 PM
The Dave Ruwe Homes Team
Re/Max Lakeshore - Grand Haven, MI

Hi Lois and welcome to AR. I think others have told you this, but get your profile set-up..picture and stuff about you. Check out groups and join a few that interest you.


Jun 12, 2008 01:25 PM
Susan Jackowski
Lake Norman NC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY

Welcome to the rain, it is a great way to learn and give information and best of all it is free.  Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.  I've found that everyone is will to help.  Good luck

Jun 12, 2008 01:35 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Looks like you already have some great advice, so I'll just say welcome aboard! Best of luck to you!

Jun 12, 2008 02:19 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON
Hi Lois, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc. Best - Sash PS: FREE blog traffic strategy video... Hope this will help u... click here
Jun 12, 2008 02:52 PM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

Welcome to Active Rain, Lois. It is a wonderful place and everyone is very helpful.

Jun 12, 2008 03:11 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

It's been a while since you first joined the active|rain community. I look forward to networking with you in the near future. Best of luck and see you around.

Jun 12, 2008 06:21 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Good Morning Lois and welcome neighbor. You need at least 50 words in your post to earn points and you can post 10 blogs a week. Always comment back to those that have post a comment to you and like the others,read,read and have lots of fun!

Jun 12, 2008 11:05 PM
Derenda Grubb
CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA

Hello Lois,

The Rain is a great Networking tool and place to start.  You may wish to put as much information about yourself as possible.  The mysterious lady photo.  I am assuming that will follow.

Jun 13, 2008 12:28 AM