Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Chicora

Welcome to the first RAINY DAY in Surfside Beach, South Carolina of the entire summer! I actually chose to be in the office today rather than work at home where I knew I wouldn't accomplish a thing. Today I chose to plug away at a "catch up" day at the office. Sorting trough paperwork, attending to email files and folders and working on content for my new website that I hope will be finished soon. In going through my notes I came across the Active Rain "check out" note and decide to take a look. I got swept up in the format and started the profile. Not being one to talk about myself and my accomplishments I groaned but began to just tackle what I really feel. When I got to the testimonial page I groaned again and turned to my files and began to read some of the ones I have received since entering the field here in 2004. All of a sudden I was overwhelmed with knowing why I love this business and why I will probably never do anything else

For over 20 years I was licensed in New Hampshire and when we left I didn't think I would do it elsewhere.After a couple of years in Florida we settled hear where we already owned a condo at the beach and can't figure out how we ended up in Florida. For 2004 and 2005 I hit the ground running and then the market changed. Coming from an area where I knew everyone and 95% of my business was from referrals and past clients, I could no longer spend an hour or so at the post office to generate business. I didn't know anyone here, hence a whole new learning curve called PROSPECTING. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!  Now it is finding ways to stay in touch with past clients and keep up with the changes in technology to SURVIVE. A total change for someone who has celebrated the infamous 39h birthday for two decades plus a couple of more years now.

So my RAINY DAY has produced several letters, a bunch of articles for my website ( name to be announced soon) and a new profile and BLOG on ACTIVE RAIN!

If anyone has great tips for web content, technology, prospecting etc,, they will be gratefully accepted for my next RAINY DAY ACTIVITY list. It will beat opting to stay home and "catch up" on the home chores!



Comments (14)

Paul Howard
Paul Howard, Broker, Paul Howard Realty 856-488-8444 - Cherry Hill, NJ
Paul Howard Realty, 856-488-8444

Welcome to Active Rain. This is a great place to learn.  Congratulations on your first blog. Keep it up.

Aug 13, 2008 02:35 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Hi! I wanted to personally welcome you to active rain. This is a great community!  You can learn a lot, and you can help others by sharing.  Join some groups, check out some blogs, and enjoy!  Welcome aboard

Aug 13, 2008 02:37 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Jackie,

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


Aug 13, 2008 04:16 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 14, 2008 12:21 AM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Welcome to Active Rain, I hope you find active rain as interesting as we do. Active Rain is a great tool to use for your business. Glad to have you on board.

Aug 14, 2008 12:34 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 14, 2008 12:59 AM
Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain!! This is a great site to network and share ideas!! Have fun with it!! I spent  alot of time during the summer at Surfside when I was growing up.  Great memories!!! Have a great day! 

Aug 14, 2008 01:10 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 14, 2008 01:23 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Jackie, 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 

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Aug 14, 2008 02:24 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 14, 2008 02:29 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi, and WELCOME to Active Rain. My hope is you will find it interesting and enjoyable.

Have fun.

Aug 14, 2008 04:20 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 14, 2008 08:56 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,.... 


Aug 15, 2008 11:12 AM