My first blog!!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Asiyah Ali, Broker/Owner Live the Good Life!

Who would've thought that I would be among the ranks of AR and other Real Estate bloggers!!!  It has become obvious that today's consumers are more saavy, utizling the internet to decide everything from where to buy to who to buy the money from!  Gone are the days of thumbing through Real Estate magazines, classified ads and other ineffective mediums to find your dream home.

Blogging offers the writer and reader the opportunity to share ideas, give kudos or just plain lurk and leave.  I look forward to this new form of info exchange.  Thanks to AR and my new colleagues out there, wherever you are!

How has the experience been for you?  Any advice you have to offer a blogging newbie???

Looking forward to the exchange.

Asiyah I. Ali, Realtor, Keller Williams Greenbrier

Comments (47)

Amanda Harper
Essential Properties, Inc. - Goodyear, AZ

Welcome to Active Rain. I think you will find the many blogs and resources invaluable to your success. Best of luck and see you around

Jul 02, 2008 10:31 AM
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Asiyah, welcome to AR.  I'm sure you will find everyone here very helpful, and you will learn a lot.

I am fairly new here, but I'm really enjoyed the experience so far, and I'm sure will continue to do so. I've made great friends and I'm sure will continue to add to that list.  I've also learned about other markets and how things work South of the Border.

I enjoy reading other people so much that I sometimes forget that I have to write my own blog as well.  Finding something to talk about is not always easy, but sometimes you have a conversation with a colleague, or with a buyer/seller, and an idea pops up.  You can write about it here. 

Don't forget to reciprocate (I was told this many times).  I still forget to comment sometimes, although I read everyone's blogs who comments on mine.  The idea though, is to comment.  If you comment on theirs, they will comment on yours, and before you know it, you'll be blogging away (far too many hours) :) ... but that's how we get our name out there. 

I hope you enjoy it, and if you need anything, and I can help, don't hesitate to drop me an email.
Good luck.

Jul 02, 2008 10:41 AM
Clark Garrison
Taylor 1 INC - Atlanta, GA
"Loan Modifications"

Congrats on your first blog Asiyah! I'll be sure to look out for future insight from you! :-)

Jul 02, 2008 12:00 PM
The Dave Ruwe Homes Team
Re/Max Lakeshore - Grand Haven, MI

Hi Asiyah and welcome to Active Rain. You will love this site....much to learn and great people to meet. I would suggest checking out a few of the groups and join a couple that interest you. Have fun.


Jul 02, 2008 01:14 PM
IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

Asiyah -

Welcome to AR! I think you will find that there are sooo many great blogs here filled with experience written by amazingly talented people who are great at what they do.


Glad to see you jump right in and look forward to hearing from you again.

Jul 02, 2008 01:20 PM
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

Congratulations on your first blog post!  I agree with Lanre, AR works, I closed one deal with a client who found me on AR and I am working with another, not to mention how much I have learned.  You are going to love it on AR!

Jul 02, 2008 01:21 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Welcome to AR Asiyah. Congratulations on your first blog. I wish you much success and good luck. Happy blogging.

Jul 02, 2008 01:55 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi, Congratulations on your first blog.  Looks Good.  I look forward to networking with you.  Have a great day!!!

Jul 02, 2008 05:00 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Asiyah - Welcome to active|rain I trust you will find it as educating and enjoyable as I have

Jul 03, 2008 02:50 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


I see that you have already received alot of great information form the great AR family...and that is all you need to know about AR and it worth......good luck

Jul 03, 2008 03:45 AM
Andrew Monaghan
The Monaghan Group - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

Welcome to AR, its the best place i have found to share information in a positive manner

Jul 05, 2008 08:27 AM


Nice introductory blog. I'm a newbie too and I thing I should have done an introductory blog like yours. Well I guess I'll just have to start over again. I wish you great success in the community. I'm a certified appraiser as well as an agent and I've recently come back to sales to help supplement the income I've lost due to the mortgage debacle. REO's is an area I have been thinking of putting some effort into but it seems difficult to break into. I would appreciate any insights you or the other members have about breaking in. If you need any appraisal info feel free to ask. I'm New York State Certified and have been doing this for about 10 years.

Good luck and hope to chat with you again........Allen


Jul 19, 2008 01:14 PM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ

best wishes to you and enjoy the ride in the rain!   ask any questions we are all here to help

Jul 19, 2008 02:53 PM
Marvin Thomas
Allegiance Mortgage Corparation - Fayetteville, NC

Asiyah, congrats on your first blog.  I hope that you continue blogging and there is a group or two design to help you do it better.  I hope you check them out to get some ideals.

Jul 23, 2008 06:28 AM
Paul Jones
Kansas City Regional Homes - Olathe, KS
PIC Properties - Kansas & Missouri
Welcome to AR. Everyone has been very encouraging and supportive of my posts.
Aug 10, 2008 10:13 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Asiyah  --  Nice first post.  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have a great day!!!

Aug 10, 2008 06:20 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.

Aug 11, 2008 04:13 PM
Karen Staha
Gaston & Sheehan Realty - Round Rock, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas

Hi Asiya~  Welcome from one newby to another.  Enjoyed reading your first post and look forward to bumping into you along the blogging road. 

Aug 11, 2008 04:46 PM
John Kim
Property Services & Short Sale TC - Irvine, CA

Welcome and good luck... this is definitely a place where you can get a lot of information if you ask or search for a little while.

Aug 12, 2008 01:04 PM
Freddy Solis
Carrington Real Estate Services - Fairfax, VA
Your Real Estate Coach

Welcome to the rain, have fun and enjoy all the information here.

Aug 19, 2008 04:12 PM