Welcome to the adventure

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Honey Bee Realty

    Well, this is my first adventure into the world that is blogging.  Although the Bee is still building it's hive we are jumping right in to this brave new world blogging world.  (you will notice throughout this (and every) blog that I have a dry sense of humor.  I figured I would start by giving everyone an introduction to Honey Bee Realty. 

I started Honey Bee Realty earlier this year with an idea and the beginnings of a plan.  I have been a real estate agent here in Western Massachusetts for over half a decade and have noticed a few things about the industry. 

I have noticed that this industry tends to be a close knit community as evidenced by the this website among other things.  This has its pros and cons.  On the plus side they are a very welcoming group.  Rookies are usually welcomed into an agency and often are paired with a mentor for guidence.  This allows new agents the ability to get real world experience (and some cash) right from the get go.  The industry also prominatly promotes and enforces a strict code of ethics, which if find very comendable and extreamly important.  They also keep each other in check.  Since most deals are made involving two different  agencies we all keep an eye on each other.  All of these are high points for the Real Estate agency.

Unfortunatly this tight knit community becomes a double edged sword.  There is a tendancy to have a herd (or hive) mentality.  With many of the larger organizations creating policies that become common practices for all agencies.  What may be a good practice for one hive may not be for another.  I find it tends to stifle many a bee's creativity.  The problem is that if that bee switches hives they may not get the exposure they rely on.  

Thats why I created Honey Bee Realty.  I am trying to establish a hive that will allow and reward creativity that produces "sweet" results for our clients.  This is one of the greatest industries in the world and I am proud to be a part of it.  Honey Bee Realty is here to meet the specialized needs of every one of our clients and agents in a straightforward and creative way.

Comments (12)

Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

HI BRYAN!

I like your bee hive concept w/sweet results!!  That's certain to be a hit!  Best of luck with your new firm and your adventures blogging!

Oct 12, 2008 04:23 AM
Michelle Roethle
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Belfair, WA
Your NorthWest "Real Estate Solution"

The behive is really cute. Welcome and good luck!

Oct 12, 2008 04:33 AM
Angela Lawrence
Noble Merit, REALTORS® - Winston-Salem, NC
Broker/Owner

Welcome and good luck.

Oct 12, 2008 06:47 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Bryan,

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

-Keith

Oct 12, 2008 02:10 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Great start on ActiveRain! Welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

Oct 12, 2008 10:56 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Bryan, 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, relationships etc.

Best - Sash

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Oct 12, 2008 11:31 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  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!!

Oct 12, 2008 11:40 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Good morning & welcome to Active Rain, You have joined an excellent site to receive free marketing, absorb more information from others, share ideas.  Be a blogger and have fun. If you have any clients moving to the Greenville, Spartanburg, & Anderson South Carolina area we are your team. We are on all three MLS. Great blog!  Keep it up. Again Welcome!!

Oct 13, 2008 12:05 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Brian....Welcome to ActiveRain and CONGRATULATIONS on your first post.  This is a great community to network, share your knowledge and learn from others.  I've truly enjoyed my experience on AR.  I hope that you do too!!

Oct 13, 2008 01:48 AM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN

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Welcome to active rain from http://www.mnlakeplace.com this site is a great site to learn from and interact with other Real Estate agents/Broker. 

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Oct 13, 2008 02:42 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....

Oct 13, 2008 02:17 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - 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.  If you'd like more info on points in Active Rain, I wrote a blog about it (click here). Feel free to ask me any questions if you need a hand!

Oct 13, 2008 02:41 PM