My introduction

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Real Estate Professionals

Shortly after moving to the Northwest from Virginia 15 yrs ago I began my second career-real estate.  Previously I had been the Human Resources Director and Credit Manager for an NBC affiliate in Richmond, VA, which was my hometown.  I arrived in Stayton, OR by way of Seattle, WA and went to work as a Buyers Agent to the real estate agent who sold me my home after months of looking.  After several successful years together we formed a partnership and later established a team of five magnificent women!  Our team takes a great deal of pride in professionally managing the transaction from start to finish.

This is my first post to a blog and I NEVER thought I would do something like this--it's not comfortable!!!

Comments (19)

Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Bringing you out of the comfort zone... my goal in your life.  You are the best!  Keep it up.  Love ya, Les

Oct 24, 2008 07:15 AM
Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Sandy, welcome, and it's not comfortable!  I agree.  But it is fun and I read a post on here that said it can even be healthful!  At any rate, have fun, enjoy yourself and relax.  Its my experience that the overwhelming majority on here are willing to help those of us who are new.

Oct 24, 2008 07:21 AM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Sandy, welcome aboard!  Why surely it is comfortable here - so many good people here.  Just relax, be yourself and let it come natural.

Oct 24, 2008 12:06 PM
Pam Simpson
Bob Leigh & Assoc., LLC - Senatobia, MS
GRI, Broker-Assoc.

Sandy - welcome to Active Rain.  This is a great place to learn new things and to contribute what you have learned.

Oct 24, 2008 12:31 PM
Ronelle Schroeder-Hill
Vacaville, CA

Welcome to AR, it will soon feel like a second home. Read lots and comment lots till you get the hang of it!

Oct 24, 2008 12:33 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Sandy,

Welcome to Active Rain, and thanks for telling us a little about yourself. It was uncomfortable and you did it. :)

Steve

Oct 24, 2008 12:40 PM
Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI
R(S)

Aloha Sandy,

Welcome to AR and congrats on taking the courage to make your first blog post. I think if you keep up with the blog, you will find your voice and your comfort level will grow.

Oct 24, 2008 12:48 PM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI
REALTOR (R)

Welcome to Active Rain Sandy and congrats on your first post!

Oct 24, 2008 01:05 PM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Welcome to Active Rain.  You will find a wealth of knowledge and opportunity here.  Enjoy.

Oct 25, 2008 06:00 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Sandy

Welcome Sandy

to the Newbies group, and the really fun world of the Active Rain community. For blogging, learning, and networking with lots of very fine folk's.

When I joined this fine community, last year. I had never readed or wrote a blog post before. Now I've wrote over 300 of them. There is no need to feel uncomfortable, about writing post's in the Active Rain community. The other members are always will to give you a helping hand, when and if you nned one. Your blogging voice will come to you in time. Before you know it all the other members will know your name.

God Bless America

Oct 25, 2008 09:02 AM
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

Welcome Sandy! Glad to see we have another member from the Willamette Valley here on the rain. It's a fabulous site and you are going to love it! I just joined about a month ago. I'll keep a lookout for your posts. Get blogging, Girl!

Oct 26, 2008 04:26 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

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

Oct 26, 2008 05:53 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Sandy -- Welcome to active rain!  I hope you share frequently here as you have so much expertise and knowledge!  (I'm proud to say Sandy has expertly handled a few transactions for us personally and we think she is tops!)  To say that her team manages things professionally from start to finish is an understatement! 

I'll be watching for more fun stories, fascinating facts and beautiful listings (Leslie is a great blogger -- I'm sure she has great ideas for you too)! 

 

Oct 27, 2008 12:06 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Welcome to AR Sandy. I wish you contiued success and good luck. Happy blogging

Oct 27, 2008 02:17 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.

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

Oct 28, 2008 04:02 PM
MC2 Home Inspections
MC2 Home Inspections LLC - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis home inspection service 317-605-3432

Welcome aboard Sandy! I am sure you will find AR to be a great tool for your business! I look forward to reading your future blogs. We'll be seeing you in the rain.

Oct 29, 2008 06:24 AM
Clark Garrison
Taylor 1 INC - Atlanta, GA
"Loan Modifications"

Hi and welcome to active rain Sandy! I'm sure you'll be hooked in no time flat!

Oct 29, 2008 09:26 AM
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Welcome to AR Sandy!  I am still relatively new here myself.  I will tell you that this is my favorite learning post by Turners Prospective ActiveRain Video Tutorial List.  I have a blogging coach but I got a little stuck when it came to the "how to" of everything--ok I was overwhelmed.  But the tutorial list is something you should definately bookmark because he updates it all the time.

God Bless!

Oct 29, 2008 10:30 AM
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Welcome to AR Sandy!  I am still relatively new here myself.  I will tell you that this is my favorite learning post by Turners Prospective ActiveRain Video Tutorial List.  I have a blogging coach but I got a little stuck when it came to the "how to" of everything--ok I was overwhelmed.  But the tutorial list is something you should definately bookmark because he updates it all the time.

God Bless!

Oct 29, 2008 10:30 AM