New here and new blogger

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Real Estate Agent with Rent 1 Sale 1 Realty

OK, this is all new to me.  I have been active on the internet for years but not as a blogger -- do I really have that much to say.

 

As an active full time Realtor in West Palm Beach, FL -- I find the market beginning to change for the better.  Lots of low end buyers and I am beginning to find international buyers to work with.

 

Never thought I would do so, but I am also beginning to list short sales.  Have one such listing now and am working with the sellers and bank.  Spoke with another owner today and may take that one down the road.  Any advise out there?

 

 

Comments (29)

Leeshay Wright
Keller Williams Realty - Mauldin, SC

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

Aug 12, 2008 01:59 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Chuck,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Aug 12, 2008 02:46 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome!  This is a great place to learn from others, and a great place to gain business.  Just blog whatever comes to mind - the best ones seem to be about non-real estate related topics!

Aug 12, 2008 02:50 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Chuck,

The more you read, the more you'll have to say.  WELCOME to the Rain!  Come on over and subscribe to my blog.  I promise not to bore you!

Mike in Tucson

Aug 12, 2008 03:26 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

May I be one of the first to welcome you to the ActiveRain community - full of information, ideas and surprises. Enjoy and share!

Aug 12, 2008 09:55 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

May I be one of the first to welcome you to the ActiveRain community - full of information, ideas and surprises. Enjoy and share!

Aug 12, 2008 09:55 PM
Patricia Fisher
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain Community!  This is a great site to network, learn, and share ideas with others.  Have a great day!

Aug 13, 2008 12:07 AM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Good Morning & welcome to Active Rain, I hope you enjoy having fun on Active Rain. It's a great site to network, learn & share ideas with other Realtors, Mortgage brokers. Have an awesome day!

Aug 13, 2008 12:57 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

 

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Aug 13, 2008 01:38 AM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!

Aug 13, 2008 01:45 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.

Aug 13, 2008 02:09 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.

Aug 13, 2008 02:44 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.

Aug 13, 2008 02:54 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hey Chuck - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Aug 13, 2008 03:38 AM
William E. Lewis, Jr.
William E. Lewis, Jr. & Associates - Vero Beach, FL

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Aug 13, 2008 03:44 AM
Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great site to network, learn and share ideas with others. Thanks for a great post and I look forward reading more in the future. Have a great day!

Aug 13, 2008 06:33 AM
Kevin Sandridge
Signature Home Funding - Winter Haven, FL
Winter Haven Mortgage Broker

 

Hi Chuck,

Kevin Sandridge, here.  I just joined the Active Rain community myself and wanted to drop a line to share some of the good vibes and welcome wishes I have received already. It's great to see another FL-Based colleague in the network! 

Short sales are huge right now for sure!  Have you looked into the new FHA Streamlined 203(k) rehab loan program?  So many times  -  short sale and foreclosed homes need a bit of cosmetic work - and this loan offers up to $35,000.00 to cover repairs  - and even buy new appliances - after the close!

Drop a line if you have any questions about this program!

A couple of things: 

One:  Please consider increasing the information on your profile page.  Check out the profiles on other Realtor's sites here on Active Rain who are listed as "Featured" or "Tops" in their area (look for high point totals).  You'll find that this will seriously boost your presence on ActiveRain - via the added points. 

Two: I urge you to keep blogging on this site!  You will be AMAZED at the awesome feedback you receive very soon after they hit the network!  I use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs that provide me with ideas about what I'd like to comment on - both industry wise and just for fun!  Check it out I am more than willing to step you through the site and to help you get a few more blog posts generated if you wish - as a way of adding some value and paying forward some good networking vibes!  :)

I do quite a lot of work via social networks, email campaigns, and relationship building.  If I can ever be of any assistance, don't hesitate to ask.


Looking forward to what you'll share with us all here on Active Rain!  :)

Blessings,

Kevin Sandridge

Winter Haven, FL

Aug 13, 2008 10:16 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi, and welcome to Active Rain. Hope you have fun and learn while you network and share ideas. Thanks for a great post, and good luck, Jean

Aug 13, 2008 01:13 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC
Co-Founder/Co-Owner

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!

Aug 14, 2008 08:41 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     We invite you back to ActiveRain!

Much has changed since you last posted to ActiveRain.  I encourage you to take another look at the website.  Surf some blogs, leave some comments.  

  Best to you!  

Dec 20, 2017 08:29 PM