Newbie needs help!

Real Estate Agent with Royal LePage Campbell River, Vancouver Island

I am absolutely new to this as I was just put onto active rain this morning by a friend.

I find it very intruging and hope to become actively involved.

 Maybe someone out there could steer me in the right direction.

Life is not measure by the number of breaths that you take, but bt the moments that take your breath away 



Comments (17)

Stephanie Edwards-Musa - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Read through today's list, there is a great one I read that really helped me out and I bookmarked.  Sorry, don't remember whose it was.  I'm new at this as well.
Apr 17, 2007 07:05 AM
Michael Hutchins - Consumer Advocate, Chicago
Michael Hutchins Ent. - Chicago, IL
Doug it depends on how much you want to put into it.  You can get points in several ways.  Like posting pictures to localism, or posting communities as well.  Write blogs with good content and you'll get bonus points.  Develop your profile and make it shine.  Also link your website to AR for extra points as well.
Apr 17, 2007 07:08 AM
Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV
Hi, Doug!  Points are fun, but contact brings in business!  (OK, argue with me that points raise you up in the network and GET you more contact ... )  Have fun with your blog, write about whatever you especially like and make sure people know how you feel about it.  Choose a topic that interests you.  Since it's your blog, you get to make your own writing assignments.  It's great fun to work for yourself, isn't it?  Read other people's blogs, Subscribe to the ones you like (click that button right above their picture when you're reading their blog) and just soak it all in.  This is a great network full of people who will share ideas and offer advice.  I hope you really enjoy it.  Let the addiction begin!
Apr 17, 2007 07:13 AM
Jaclyn Chabot
Mt. Rainier Bank - Enumclaw, WA

Hi Doug,

I'm new as well and have really enjoyed reading other peoples posts.  So far I have been a little shy about posting my own blogs, but I am slowing getting my feet wet.  Enjoy


Apr 17, 2007 07:19 AM
Rob Robinson- Lehigh Valley PA
Bertrum Settlements (Title & Abstract) - Allentown, PA

The right direction?  Head south... when you start running into people that do not say "eh" and "aboot"'ve found the US.

Welcome aboard.


Apr 17, 2007 07:21 AM
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal


They just came out with a compilation of many resources that are helpful here.  Read through all of those posts on that page and you'll know more than 95% of the members here.

Apr 17, 2007 07:32 AM
JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen
Eustis, FL
Lake County, FL

Welcome to AR Doug. Hope to hear more from you soon.

May 09, 2008 01:58 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Doug - Welcome to active|rain Spend a bit of time wandering around If you see something that strikes a cord leave a comment, if you see a group you like join, But most of all know that there are a very large number of people here who are willing to share of their time and knowledge.

Use the search function at the top to seek groups that cover topics of interest IE search for Canadian Groups then click on the groups button and voila you get the following and a whole lot more

ActiveRain Group: Royal LePage Canada~Referrals, Tips & More

ActiveRain Group: Canada, eh

ActiveRain Group: Ontario Real Estate and Information



May 10, 2008 03:30 PM
Larry Estabrooks
Independent Real Estate Agent - Moncton, NB
100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !

Hi Doug, welcome to the Canada eh group, eh!

May 12, 2008 11:41 AM
Doug Dyer
Royal LePage Campbell River, Vancouver Island - Campbell River, BC

Thank you to everyone for your support and direction, this "AR thing" can seem very overwhelming, but I am chipping away at it. Stay tuned as I plan to jump in with both feet soon.

In the meantime if you would like to see some photos of this most wonderful part of the world, a quick visit to will do.


Thanks again

May 30, 2008 08:38 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Hey Doug - ask me anything you want and i'll walk you through it by phone of'll love it once you get going and start posting and commenting!  I just wrote a blog where I mentioned you -come and read it!

Jun 13, 2008 02:40 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

If you ever come back and check your comments!  Check the link:   Canadian Bloggers Connect a MEME Challenge :-)

Jun 13, 2008 04:59 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Doug - Its time to get your feet wet - jump in both feet if someone steps on your toes say ouch and move on we learn best by doing.

Jun 14, 2008 05:08 AM
David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Hey Doug - how goes the battle? The Blogging Battle that is! Blogging is a great way to acquire new clients (eventually). Good luck from a fellow Vancouver Islander!

David Stevens

Jun 14, 2008 07:00 AM
Barrie Clulow
My Time Is My Own - Uxbridge, ON

Doug - Doug must be out listing an selling up a storm he's been away for a while now

Canadian Bloggers Connect

Jun 15, 2008 03:02 AM
Doug Dyer
Royal LePage Campbell River, Vancouver Island - Campbell River, BC

Thank you all for your support and encouragement, sorry I dropped off.

I have been away in Southern California at a Brian Buffini conference, very cool way of looking at "the business".

No new and profound  magic pill, just good old fashion working your data base and going deep with the people that  aready know you.

P.S. Love being home in  CANADA, we were very well treated in the "good ole US",  but there is no place like Vancouver Island

Jun 29, 2008 02:28 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Doug...Glad to see you Back, Buffini is awesome, he has a great program for referrals, be sure to post here too, and you'll see referrals and New Clients searching the Web

Cheers, have a great Summer :O)

Jul 14, 2009 03:06 AM