The First-Timer

Real Estate Agent with Strough Associates

I am very excited to be joining the Active Rain community and look forward to networking and sharing tips and experiences with other agents.

With the economy as unstable as is it right now, and the dismal forecast for the housing market, this will truly be a time to sink or swim as an agent, and I intend to swim!!! We here is the Hamptons are pretty fortunate in that our market is a little more stable than many of those around the country. We are finding with prices decreasing or stabilizing from the skyrocketing values of the past few years, a large number of investors are coming out of the woodwork. Those that can still obtain financing or that have cash to spare are making some really unprecedented deals.

Will this last? Who knows. Only time will tell...

Comments (32)

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 22, 2008 09:52 AM
Karen Faucette
Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate - Valdosta, GA

Welcome to Active Rain.  I am fairly new to this site also.  It is full of lots of information and fairly addictive.  Glad to hear your market is doing well!

Aug 22, 2008 10:30 AM
Susan McQuaide
Keller Williams - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! I hope you find this site as informational and entertaining as I have!

Aug 22, 2008 12:18 PM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA


Welcome to Active Rain! Congratulations on your first blog.  You'll find this is a great site for sharing ideas, networking, and growing your business.  If you ever have a question about VA loans, or FHA loans I'd be happy to help!

Ron Brown

VA Loan & FHA Loan Specialist

First Mortgage Company of Washington

Puyallup, WA

Aug 22, 2008 01:29 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Welcome to active rain! This is a great place for learning and sharing.  Join some groups, check out some blogs, and enjoy!

Aug 22, 2008 03:29 PM
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 22, 2008 11:11 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Julie, 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 22, 2008 11:29 PM
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!!

Aug 23, 2008 05:14 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. Have a great day!


Aug 23, 2008 08:12 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to learn, and share, and have fun.

Good Luck

Aug 23, 2008 12:46 PM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on becoming a new member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself going on my second week and only posting a few blogs so far I truly see the awsome advantage that this is; and only the beginning of a healthy and wealthy relationship of abundant professionals. Everyone has been so very kind.   Best of Luck to all of us,  Nance

Aug 23, 2008 12:52 PM
Brooke English
Credit Restoration Consultants - Lake Placid, FL

With 105,710 plus members and counting, welcome to the Active Rain network.  I hope you enjoy your stay!  Should you ever have any questions as they relate to bad credit, credit repair, identity theft, or credit restoration, please do not hesitate to contact me at (954) 581-5050. 

Aug 23, 2008 11:51 PM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Aug 24, 2008 12:32 AM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN

Welcome to active Rain it is a great site to network and share ideas. There is alot of great information on active Rain also great blogs be sure to check them out.

Aug 24, 2008 02:40 PM
Allegra Dioguardi


I just relocated to Sag Harbor from the DC Metro area. It's nice to know that Active Rain is alive and well in the Hamptons! Now I need to learn how to blog!

Oct 16, 2008 01:35 PM
Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Whoops! I really am rusty! I didn't log in!

I can't properly introduce myself with out logging in!

Allegra Dioguardi

Oct 16, 2008 01:39 PM
Julie Masson
Strough Associates - Sag Harbor, NY

Hi Allegra


I hope we are able to work on something together at some point in the future. goos luck in Sag Harbor. You should drop some info at our office to keep on file for clients. We are at 84 Main Street. Oh, and I went to Parsons too!


Oct 18, 2008 07:30 AM
Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Thanks for responding Julie, I just read your profile and we have a lot in commom, including Parsons. I moved out of the area (grew up in Stony Brook but my mom was broker in East Hampton for 25 years)  and missed living by the water only to return to LI 22 years later and I'm a renovater junkie too! As soon as I get new broshures and business cards I will stop by.

I look forward to meeting you.

Allegra Dioguardi

Oct 18, 2008 08:31 AM
Starstate Realty
Starstate Realty - Austin, TX

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

Jan 27, 2009 04:11 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We invite you back to ActiveRain in 2016!

    Much has changed since your last visit to ActiveRain.  We encourage you to take a look at the "new" ActiveRain website.

Oct 02, 2016 10:36 AM