After A Five Year Drought, I'm Back In The Rain

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Coastal Properties SL3446053

After A Five Year Drought, I'm Back In The Rain

Life just gets busy. We go from blogging once or twice a day down to a couple of times per week. Then it trickles to one a week. Before long the season changes and the blog count remains the same. Then four years...

Just like most folks, life got busy. As a one man band, frankly I was too busy to write. As long as the deals were flowing, why commit the time to write quality posts? 

Fast forward past Covid and into today. I have moved markets (Hit me up with your Destin Florida buyers and sellers) and am proud to say I am no longer a one man band. These days find me at RE/MAX Coastal Properties on the Destin Harbor. 

After six years and PLENTY of excuses, we moved to the Emerald Coast last month. At some point in life you either purse your dreams or bury them. 

Is it stressful starting over in a new market? You bet! But we only get a fixed amount of time on this world so why not take a chance? 

These days I phone prospect for the bulk of my business, so why invest time in the rain? Because of you guys! A big reason my career survived the Great Recession was interacting on this platform. 

Here we are today facing high interest rates, low inventory, and NERVOUS clients on both sides of the deal. What's an agent to do? Why lean on is friends in the rain! Happy to be back, reach out to me Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 if I can be of service. Make it a Great Day! 

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Searching for a Top real estate agent in Destin Florida ? Need help selling your Emerald Cost home? Either way call Doug today!

Doug Rogers

Real Estate Agent 

RE/MAX Coastal Properties 

Destin Florida 32541



(318) 613-1994

 Equal opportunity housing. Doug Rogers is a licensed real estate professional in Florida and Louisiana. Each office independently owned and operated




Comments (28)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Good morning and welcome back to AR. Just left you a message. Doug Rogers 

Sep 12, 2023 07:00 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Doug Rogers,

Welcome back to the rain, it is good to be here. I myself got so busy in 2019-2020 that I did not have time to check on the Rainers. Everyone here is so respectful and cordial, it is the best place to stay. I hope you enjoy the Emerald Coast😊 and wishing you much success.

Sep 12, 2023 07:07 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Doug and glad to have you back here in the Rain.  The more the better the platform.

Sep 12, 2023 08:21 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Doug Rogers ,  Welcome back to the Rain!  I also took a hiatus and am back--- it feels so good to be reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones!  Have a great week!  Kathy

Sep 12, 2023 09:16 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Welcome back Doug Rogers !  And good for you guys for following your dreams and taking a risk to start over!  Keep on coming back - the rain is great!

Sep 12, 2023 10:24 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Welcome back to the Rain. We all face periods of lost mojo and after a bit recognize that there is something special missing.

Sep 12, 2023 10:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Doug, I knew you had been gone for quite a while, so glad you are back now.   I cannot imagine changing cities at this stage of life.   Is the Emerald Coast Destin?

Sep 12, 2023 01:04 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Doug Rogers  Welcome Back  - Clicked your heals three times and realized there was no place like home! 

Sep 12, 2023 01:05 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Doug Rogers ,

Good for you for pursuing your dream and not buying it! Welcome back and look forward to reading your posts! Good luck in your new market place!

Sep 12, 2023 04:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Doug- welcome back to the Rain!!!!  And good for you for making the move!!! This is the place to be to learn or relearn about blogging and connect with others. Join us on Tuesdays for our weekly Zoom Call

It's every Tuesday at 2 PM EST. 

Sep 12, 2023 06:41 PM
Lori Mode
The Mode Real Estate Group - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate Made Simple

Doug, welcome back.  I myself am recently back to the rain and it was after about 5 years!  I am enjoying being back also!

Sep 12, 2023 07:21 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Welcome back. Have not read any posts from you.  Be a rain maker.  All the best,

Sam Shueh

Sep 13, 2023 06:10 AM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Dear Doug Rogers, Great to see you back and inspired by your post.  I'm also coming back from a TO THE RAIN.  🌂

Sep 13, 2023 10:53 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Welcome home Doug Rogers 😎 Glad to hear you relocated to the Emerald Coast.  I am on the Gold Coast

Sep 13, 2023 11:55 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Welcome back Doug Rogers !

   I took a year off from ActiveRain blogging... but FOUR OR FIVE YEARS?  That's a long time!

  Destin!  Excellent choice... sugar white sand and crystal clear water.   I am in Tallahassee, just to your east.   

Sep 13, 2023 01:05 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Welcome back, Doug! The Active Rain platform is a great place for connecting and learning! I enjoyed reading your essay post!

Sep 13, 2023 01:34 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Doug Rogers - I wish you much success in your return to ActiveRain.  I know that I have learned a lot and enjoy my ActiveRain friendships. All the best!

Sep 13, 2023 01:48 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Welcome back to the Rain. I took some time off as well and when I returned, my sweet, AR friends were right there.

Sep 13, 2023 03:16 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Welcome back, Doug! We look forward to hearing from you regularly.

Best wishes in the new market!


Sep 13, 2023 03:36 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I had to take a break, too. Most of my posts these days are listings and pending, sprinkled in with a few AR Challenges along the way. I hope things go well for you in Destin. It's so beautiful!

Sep 26, 2023 04:02 PM