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My First Post to AR-Hello Everybody!

Real Estate Agent with Home Run Real Estate BK174782

Hi Everyone-

My name is Ellie Drury, and I am an active realtor in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. I dropped out of college to go into real estate a long time ago. I've tried a few other things, but have been back in real estate now since 2001. Most of the time it feels so natural that it doesn't even feel like work. There is never a shortage of people who want to live here, and I enjoy helping newcomers feel at home while showing off this place I love. Real Estate is a great way to make friends!

Since the start-up of AR members have been saying, 'Why don't you belong?'. Well, I guess there were two main reasons:  my goal to keep my life simple and unencumbered with unnecessary things, and also that I really didn't quite 'get it'. Finally the members got through to me that it was more than necessary to join and that I would love the education I got. Ah, education is something I really love and find absolutely necessary. Then earlier today I came across a link on the CRS website that explained social networking in extremely simple terms:


Now I 'get it'! I look forward to being part of this community of professionals that share my love for the business and getting to know many of you.

Ellie Drury

Home Run Real Estate

Greenacres, FL 33414





LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea

Ellie: welcome to AR. No matter how successful you are, you will find that AR and Localism will inspire you towards new goals. AR certainly has all the tools and the sky is the limit.I am glad you "got it".

Jun 17, 2008 07:49 AM
Team Leban
Keller Williams - Tampa, FL

Welcome Ellie!  There is definitely many new things to learn here!  By just browsing around other blogs you will find so many interesting and new ways to keep on top of the real estate market. Have fun.  A.K.

Jun 17, 2008 08:00 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Welcome to the Rain! AR is more than a social networking site for me. It is also a place of sharing ideas about everything from staging to mortgages! As a way of becoming acquainted with AR, I would definitely recommend checking out the list of groups and joining a few that interest you. In no time you will find your blogging voice and be posting away! Hope you enjoy!

Jun 17, 2008 08:01 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Hello Ellie, Welcome to Active Rain.  Don't be shy jump in and comment and post your heart out!

Jun 17, 2008 08:03 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

Welcome to the active rain community Ellie. Don't you feel good that your colleagues finally talked you into joining?

Jun 17, 2008 08:08 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Welcome Ellie, you have come to the right place to get things kick started. You are going to get some great advice here!!! Good luck.

Jun 17, 2008 08:10 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...


I would like to welcome you to Active Rain!

I hope to see more of your blogs in the future!

Educate us, learn from others and don't forget to have a little fun while you're at it!

Take care!

Jun 17, 2008 02:39 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Hey Ellie!

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great community for sharing, as well as learning.  Check out some blogs, join some groups, and blog to your heart's content.  Just be careful - it's addictive!

I look forward to reading some of your future posts.

Jun 17, 2008 03:41 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Welcome to ActiveRain, Ellie! It can be a little addicting here sometimes, but I'm hoping you'll be able to find a balance between "keeping life simple" and all of the great things you can learn in the Rain.

Jun 17, 2008 04:32 PM
Darrel Davis
Winter Garden, Florida - Winter Garden, FL
Southern Heritage Realty

Welcome aboard! I think you will find the information and topics here to be of a lot of service to you and your customers. See you around. :)

Jun 17, 2008 04:34 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Ellie  -  Nice Intro post.    Welcome to Active Rain.   I look forward to reading your future post.  Have A Great Day!!!

Oct 02, 2008 04:17 PM