I am a Newbie!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC

Good Morning Everyone,

I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Patti Straus and I am in the Nashville area. I am an Active Rain newbie.

I joined active rain to network and increase my visibility, but I have a question on how you use AR to your advantage.

Can you give me an idea of the things you do with AR to make it work for you?



Comments (32)

Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Patricia - welcome to active/rain the best way to benefit from being a member is to be "active" in the rain ... the rest takes time and effort

Aug 31, 2008 03:15 AM
Lourdes Hoglo REALTORĀ® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Setauket, NY

Patti, welcome to AR! There is a lot of great information here! I am also a Newbie and I'm finding this place to be addictive. Love to read the blogs and the different perspective that they offer! Looking forward to reading yours!

Aug 31, 2008 03:29 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Patricia, Welcome to the Rain.  Kick your shoes off, get your feet wet and have fun.

Aug 31, 2008 05:35 AM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale


Welcome!  Devote at least one to two hours to read  & exchange valuable information on Active Rain!

All the best,

Aug 31, 2008 06:53 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Patti!  It's great to have you with us on ActiveRain!  There is so much to be gained here, you just really need to dive in and see what appeals to you.  There is much to learn and many friends to be made.  Best wishes,

Ann Allen Birmingham Realtor

Aug 31, 2008 08:06 AM
Melissa Dubas
CBSHome - Omaha, NE

Welcome to AR. I am pretty new myself...but I find a ton of information on this site. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. Do your best to read and comment on articles and you will learn a bunch. Good Luck and Welcome.

Aug 31, 2008 08:12 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


Welcome and good luck.....I too thought of AR as a means to move up in the Internet, however I have made some good connections and learned many ways to increase my presence and add to my marketing and advertising.

Good Luck.

Aug 31, 2008 08:53 AM
Freddy A. Saavedra
Essential Properties - Goodyear, AZ

Welcome to Active Rain!

Aug 31, 2008 09:47 AM
Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

Hi Patti and welcome to the Activerain family. Keep asking questions on how to use the site to take full advantage of the referral possabilities. Good Luck to you.

Aug 31, 2008 02:14 PM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!WELCOME TO Activerain! I am newer (2 months) and I just try to join groups, meet as many new people as possible and leave comments. I have been writing post some just to the members and others to help new homebuyers. I feel just being an active part of the group and great things will come. I am just outside of Nashville ... and I am very glad to have you part of the Activerain community. I look forward to reading your posts Brenda :)

Aug 31, 2008 02:42 PM
Karen Faucette
Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate - Valdosta, GA

Welcome to AR!  Enjoy. 

Aug 31, 2008 02:46 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Welcome to Active Rain. You have many members already in the Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville area. Network with them.


Aug 31, 2008 03:17 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Patti,  Welcome to AR - there are so many ways to increase your exposure, but mainly blog about your area, local info, make comments on other posts, and use good keywords.

Aug 31, 2008 03:38 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Welcome to AR Patricia. I wish you much success and good luck. Happy blogging!

Aug 31, 2008 03:53 PM
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Hello Patricia and welcome to ActiveRain. You will love this community. Just spend time with it everyday. read and comment and you will learn and network. Then start posting and sharing your knowledge and thoughts. Most of all have fun!

Sep 01, 2008 03:30 AM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Patti:  Looks like you got plenty of ideas through so many comments.  I'll just send you a warm welcome to Active Rain. 

Sep 01, 2008 07:53 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Patti,

Welcome to Rain, a great place to be. Read, comment, post, learn, but most of all enjoy!

Sep 01, 2008 08:04 AM
MC2 Home Inspections
MC2 Home Inspections LLC - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis home inspection service 317-605-3432

Welcome to the rain Patti! I'm sure you will find it to be a great place to just hang out and learn. A lot of great information is shared here daily.

Sep 11, 2008 09:20 PM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Patti, Welcome to the Rain.  Kick your shoes off, get your feet wet and have fun.

Dec 13, 2008 01:13 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX


Hello and welcome to Active Rain.  So what is going on in Brentwood?

Dec 13, 2008 02:08 AM