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Real Estate Sales Representative with ROYAL LEPAGE RCR REALTY

Hello there everyone,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Melanie Cozzi and I am a Real Estate Sales Representative with Prudential Select Real Estate in Bolton Ontario.  Please take a moment to review my profile. If you have any questions or comments, even suggestions for improvement, I would love to hear them!

Being a first timer on Active Rain, does anyone have any advice to offer.  I would love to learn how to best navigate throught this network!


Many thanks and look forward to developing new associations!


Comments (24)

David M. Childress
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Akron, OH
I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!

Welcome Melanie, this will be the best thing you ever did for yourself and your business. The power of AR is un-mistakable. Just read some posts and you will hear of some great success stories.

Jul 23, 2008 03:03 PM
Melanie Cozzi

I just joinged the NEWBIE group!   Thanks Sandy!

Jul 23, 2008 03:06 PM
Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV

Welcome to AR Melanie!  Check out the 'Newbies Group" you will find all kinds of very helpful information there.

Jul 23, 2008 03:06 PM
Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

Welcome to the rain, be aware it's addictive. Like most of have said jump in and the more you come the more you will learn and grow with this community.

Jul 23, 2008 03:07 PM
Michelle Miller
Virtual Properties Realty - Woodstock, GA

Welcome Melanie!  Be sure to "blog" your listings to get them exposure and search engine placement!  I think that's about the only thing I can think of that hasn't been mentioned. I use "" (which is free) to create my e-flyer/code for my blogs.  Feel free to ask if you have any questions!  Enjoy... and try not to get addicted! =o)

Jul 23, 2008 03:13 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Hi and Welcome,

There is no golden bullet, and there is no crash course. This is not a bad news, I think this is a good news.

A lot of us made mistakes at the beginning. If you can take your time and just watch for some time, you will start figuring things out. You will see what is of interest to you, and what is not. A good idea is to click on groups and surf through them picking those that could be of interest. I would not suggest that you subscribe, but I would suggest that you go back and read the posts in the groups that you find interesting.

Another great way to learn is to follow the featured posts and when you really like someone's posts, read more of them and also watch which groups this blogger posts to, and there is a very good chance that you would love to be a member of the same groups.

Good luck

Jul 23, 2008 03:15 PM
Ronald Gillis
Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent) - Port Charlotte, FL
CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY

Read, read, read.  There is LOTS to learn here and many ways to network and connect with people all over the US & Canada! DON'T be afraid to ask questions, you will likely get lots of useful information in return!!  Good luck here!


Jul 23, 2008 03:17 PM
Leeshay Wright
Keller Williams Realty - Mauldin, SC

Welcome to active rain you will find lots of helpful information.  Enjoy!

Jul 23, 2008 04:26 PM
Trey Affolter
Keller Williams Realty - Tacoma, WA
Brings HOME Results!

Melanie, welcome to Active Rain. Nice first post. It has been suggested; check out the newbie group and just spend some time snooping around. I look forward to seeing your contributions to the community.

Jul 23, 2008 05:33 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Melanie, 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... click here

Jul 24, 2008 12:25 AM
Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.

Jul 24, 2008 03:42 AM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Hey there, I just wanted to send you a welcome from down in Greenville SC!  AR is a great community for learning as well as sharing... just be careful - it's addictive!

Jul 24, 2008 06:33 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...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Jul 24, 2008 06:46 AM
Crystal Corr
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. I hope you will enjoy it and learn from it as much as I do. Happy Blogging!

Jul 24, 2008 07:54 AM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Jul 25, 2008 12:34 AM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

I just stopped by to welcome you to Active Rain. I hope that you find it a great benefit to your business and that you see the value that I have also found here. I am from Charlottesville Virginia and using Active Rain has really increased my business!

My main blog on Active Rain is here: Charlottesville Real Estate Blog, not the link at the bottom of this post. 

I hope you will look into the many groups as there are some great group both local and broad based,.... 


Jul 25, 2008 01:09 AM
Ted Mackel
Keller Williams Realty Simi Valley - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Real Estate Agent

Welcome to ActiveRain. Congratulations on your first post. Get around and check out the community, you'll quickly figure out how to supercharge your blogging skills. 

 Read this blog post:

Jul 26, 2008 08:59 AM
Larry Estabrooks
Independent Real Estate Agent - Moncton, NB
100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !

Hello Melanie and welcome to the Active|Rain community.

You've made a big step to distinguish yourself from the majority of real estate licensees by blogging about real estate. So I'm inviting you to join an active|rain group comprised of your fellow blogger Canadian REALTORS® , the Canada, eh group -

When I login on, I always check the Canada, eh group first to read the Canadian perspective since Canadian bloggers are so much easier to find on the group home page.

And please include any of your posts with a Canadian angle by also posting them to the group.
(although please no postings about properties for sale in the group)

Should you decide to join the Canadians, then let me say "Welcome!"

Larry, group founder and moderator, Moncton, New Brunswick

Jul 28, 2008 11:41 AM
Ed Risi
Prudential Select Real Estate, Brokerage - Caledon, ON

Hey Melanie

There is a ton of stuff on this site. Have you found anything interesting yet?  Maybe we should figure out how to start a Caledon or Bolton area so local agents can share some info.  Just a thought.  What do you think?


Jul 30, 2008 07:38 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Melanie  -  Welcome to ActiveRain. I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post. Have a great day!!!

Jan 01, 2009 06:09 AM