Hello active rain

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster Realtors

Hello how is everyone...


This is my first blog ever, but I would like to say that I will be posting some great stuff.  I feel like I have a great grasp of the world including our challenging market.  My view is optimistic and I realize that regardless of the difficulty of the market we can still make money....So for my first blog I would like to say hello.

My name is Ryan Gale and my partner is Vanda Lorungrochana.  We work with Keller Williams Realty in gaithersburg.  Our office is wonderful and there are lots of great people in our office.  We have been in the business long enough to know how the systems work.  Vanda has been in the business for 5 years while I have been really going stong for less than a year.  We have had a great first year together and our business will show a profit for the first year, rather amazing is it not.

We both graduated from University of Maryland, go Terps.....Our combination perfectly balances each others strengths and weaknesses.  We work hard and we have had noticeable results.  Our profiles are on our website which you can access through active rain.

I would like to begin by telling everyone the secret to making money and enjoying this business..  The key ingredient is BURNING DESIRE....  We must be intense with our purpose and set forth vigorous goals.  There is so many different ways to make money in this business you just have to do the work.  When I wake up in the morning I ma ready to go and excited about what will happen that day.  I always sit in silence for a bit in the morning and amp up my energy for the day ahead.  One day I am doing previewing, the next I have 2 appointments, it is ever changing.  BUt I set my Desire for my goals.  Now I am not saying you must become obssessed, that will cause a burnout, you just need to be focused. 

A book that everyone in this business should read is the book writeen by Dale Carnegie many years ago called THINK AND GROW RICH.  I would strongly suggest that if you want your business to grow exponentially, read this book.  Carnegie has time-tested and proven methods to going to the next level.  It is an easy read and I hope you all take advantage of it.

Well that is all for now I hope that I may encounter some of you in business and we can be successful...Remember the key to this busines is BURNING DESIRE...

Thank you



Comments (27)

Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Ryan:  I am sure this was just a momentary slip in your memory... but Think and Grow Rich was written by Napoleon Hill.  I know you knew that... it's just very late at night.  Take care...

Sep 13, 2008 07:05 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team


Sounds like you have a strong base from which to grow your business.  I agree with your assessment of the need for a burning desire to succeed and achieve.  Those that don't have the desire will not achieve the results.

You are with a stand up company and I see from your picture that your partner is "stand up" too.... just a joke.  That is a catchy photo... nicely done.

A bit of advice to your partnership... they can NEVER be equal.  That is not only advice, but fact.
Make sure that if you're working together with someone that there is limits set in place.  The more active, successful agent should be reaping more rewards, otherwise you will breed the opposite of burning desire... trust me... I had a partner once.  I ended up doing most of the work and earning 1/2 of the income.  It didn't last long as you may imagine.  If you're the weaker of the partners I guess the benefit would be to you, but judging from your comments... you're motivated and Vanda being in 5 years and now willing to join with you leaves me doubting her prior success.

P.S.  I haven't known a Genius yet who feels the need to advertise it (until Ryan informed me of his brilliance that is).

Sep 13, 2008 07:32 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Welcome to Active Rain. May you enjoy it here. Look forward to more of your posts.

Sep 13, 2008 08:16 PM
Bubba Fife
Complete Property Maintenance - Nashville, TN

Cool... Welcome to active rain as I am quite new myself. Good luck and I will will forward to reading more of your posts in the future...

Sep 13, 2008 11:01 PM
Darin Haughie
Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. (EWM) - Pinecrest, FL


             You both will find some great people here on AR, and some that.. well just don't know what the hell they are talking about. Tips...

If you don't agree take a deep breathe before you start typing back or adjust ignore the post.

Get us some good pictures to look at (funny helps)

Don't post political stuff here I am tried of seeing it on the real estate blog!

Sep 13, 2008 11:26 PM
Tim Maitski
HomeAtlanta.com - Sandy Springs, GA
Editor of MaitskiREport.com

If you like Think and Grow Rich    I would recommend Secrets of the Millionaire Mind .   I has a section about your "burning desire" and how to make it become reality.

Sep 14, 2008 12:13 AM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

Fire away at some good stuff. Also welcome and lets see what you got. I love reading new stff and I will be looking for it!

Sep 14, 2008 12:30 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

'Looking forward to reading your posts and comments, Ryan.  Welcome to ActiveRain!

Sep 14, 2008 01:43 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Ryan, 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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Sep 14, 2008 01:44 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

Sep 14, 2008 02:38 AM
Susan McQuaide
Keller Williams - Simpsonville, SC

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

Sep 14, 2008 11:18 AM
Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor


Welcome! Sharing your perspective makes Active Rain what it is, an unlimited educational resource. The more you express who you are and what makes you tick the more people will know, like, and trust you. And will probably refer you. Just like anything else in life the "Giver's will Gain".

Sep 14, 2008 12:01 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Ryan,

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


Sep 14, 2008 12:12 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great website for building your business, as well as learning from others.  Pat yourself on the back, because you made a GREAT choice in joining the blogosphere!

Write often, and write whatever comes to mind.  Blogs about personal topics and non-real estate items are often the best.  It helps your readers to bond with you, and ends up bringing you a lot of business!

Good luck with your future blogging.  Feel free to ask me any questions if you need a hand!

Sep 14, 2008 01:30 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to active rain! By joining our community, you have made a great choice, and a very profitable choice. This is a great site for learning as well as sharing. Check out some blogs, join some groups, and enjoy! -- Scott

Sep 14, 2008 01:41 PM
Kellson Real Estate LLC - Kellson.com - Phoenix, AZ
Designated Broker - Vietnamese Broker

Hello Ryan,

Welcome to Active Rain ! Check out "How To Use My Settings Page" under "Getting Started" section. It helps to get your blog(s) ranked higher in Google & Yahoo! We offer one-stop-shop Arizona real estate services and up to 35% Realtor-to-Realtor referral fee!

Sean Nguyen

Sep 14, 2008 06:55 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!!

Sep 14, 2008 11:03 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain and thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sep 14, 2008 11:06 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!  We have a team of four outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Again, welcome to AR!!

Sep 15, 2008 01:23 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

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

Good Luck

Sep 15, 2008 03:26 PM