Hi Everybody!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

So I am a newbie to Active Rain and would love to become more involved :-) I hear this is the place to get some good tips on how to properly utilize Active Rain. Any dos or donts I should know about?

Comments (54)

Janie Masterson
RE/MAX Executives - Clarksville, TN
Realtor GRI CLHMS - Trusted Real Estate Resource

Hi Peter,

Welcome to Active Rain, join the groups that interest you and don't forget to comment and blog.  There is so much information to be learned and shared by all of us.  This is my favorite networking site...

Jul 23, 2008 01:15 PM
Mary Yonkers

Peter, Welcome to AC.  It's a great place to network and learn.  I am new, too.

Jul 24, 2008 01:51 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Thank you Janie and Mary :-)

Jul 24, 2008 03:44 AM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale


Welcome aboard!!  There's a lot to read about here & a lot to learn!  Take your time & enjoy!

All the best,

Jul 24, 2008 04:34 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Join groups that you have an interest in and start commenting on other's blogs.  Then start you own blog and recipricate to those comments.  Soon you will be rolling along and learning with the best.

Jul 24, 2008 04:58 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Thank you Yvette and Kathleen! I appreciate the warm welcome from each of you :-)

Jul 24, 2008 08:41 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Hi Peter and here is a warm welcome to the wonderful world of Active Rain...have fun! 

Jul 24, 2008 03:05 PM
Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty

Peter.. Welcome to Active Rain. Be sure to jumo in with both feet and enjoy

Jul 24, 2008 06:31 PM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Thank PAtty and Roland for your warm welcome! I really appreciate it :-)

Jul 25, 2008 04:03 AM
No longer
Altavista, VA

Peter like you I am an Active Rain newbie just lucky to have had an experienced agent to come into my firm and be unselfish to share this community with me and to send me down the correct path to have my life enriched, educated, and help me to develop a more substantial contact base. Good luck to you!

Jul 26, 2008 09:02 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Peter - Welcome to the rain ... use the search button to search out topics of interest

Jul 26, 2008 01:50 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Peter, Start reading and learn some of the most interesting facts from blogs relating to our industry

Jul 26, 2008 06:17 PM
Derenda Grubb
CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA

Welcome Peter,

The way I got started was to go into every blog that responded to my posts and then go into interesting blogs from their posts.  Just start reading and see what others are doing.  After a while you get an idea of how it flows and then you put your own slant to the flow.  Good luck.

Jul 27, 2008 03:25 AM
Debbie Small
Long & Foster Realtors - Martinsburg, WV

Welcome to ActiveRain. Do get involved and Don't be afraid to ask questions. Good luck!

Jul 28, 2008 01:49 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Thank you Hope, Kathy, Paul, Derenda and Debbie for the warm welcome :-) I appreciate the kinds words as well as the instructions you have all offered!

Jul 28, 2008 03:25 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Welcome! I am new to ActiveRain and I have been helped by so many people. I was told to reply to all your comments (on the comments) on the post ( I was e-mailing them...oops). Make 12 or more words on your comments & comment on at least 10 per day. That part takes time but is easy to do. Just have fun! Best of luck Brenda :)

Jul 28, 2008 11:45 AM
Joni Preuss
Hip Homes Inc. - Lakeville, MN

Evening Peter, this is my first comment/post- not sure what to call it yet. I'm a newbie too. My name is Joni Preuss. I was born, raised and live in Minnesota. I'm excited to see such a warm welcome by other Active Rain members. Folks from all over. This should be interesting and helpful. Looking forward to future forums. Best of luck.

Jul 28, 2008 04:40 PM
Joni Preuss
Hip Homes Inc. - Lakeville, MN

Don't laugh but I'm going to comment again. I just refreshed your post to see if my last comment would appear (after all I'm a newbie and I'm trying to explore the site). Good news it did - so I guess I'm catching on a little bit. All comments appear to display in the order in which they are received. Did you notice that too?

Jul 28, 2008 04:44 PM
Mike Miller

Peter,  Welcome to AR.  Drop you umbrella and get a little wet.  Dive right in!  Mike

Jul 29, 2008 01:17 AM
Peter Mann
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue, WA
Peter Mann Seattle-Bellevue Real Estate Agent

Thank you Brenda, Joni and Mike for your warm responses :-)

Brenda: Sounds like you have already been given the Active Rain 101 course :-) Stay active and you should be up and running in no time!

Joni: Welcome to Active Rain! I am still fairly new myself, but I have been trying to stay as active as possible. I am seriously addicted to AR already! I am sure you will be too very soon!

Mike: I live here in Seattle and true Seattlites don't even own umbrellas! :-) In case you did not get to read my posting in regards to newbies, I am the type of person that jumps right into things whether I am comfortable or not. It has been a fun experience and I am loving every minute of it! Thanks again for the advice :-)

Jul 29, 2008 03:43 AM