Newbie - but learning fast

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Greater Lewisville Assoc of REALTORS (r)

I wasn't so sure I was thankful that my kids introduced me to MySpace a few years ago. It really turned me off to social networking for some time - too 'social' for me.  However in late August I decided to dip my toe in the pool again with a page on FaceBook.  I quickly invited several of my fellow agents along with friends and family.  It seemed a great blend of social and business networking.

I am fortunate to work for a very forward thinking company that made it easy for me and my fellow managers by establishing our basic profiles on other social networks, including ActiveRain.  So within the last few weeks, I have worked steadily to familiarize myself with the concept of social networking and blogging.  I find the posts informative and often just humorous enough to make me feel less inept at my  own abilities.

I look forward to becoming comfortable enough in this cyber world to be able to encourage the agents in my office give it a try.  Thank you fellow Newbies for letting me join you on your journeys.

Melody Kruse, Branch Manager Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Flower Mound, TX


Comments (19)

Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

Welcome Melody, I am also new to Active Rain.  I have started blogging, and spent hours reading other posts!  I think this is a great place to connect, and maybe let your hair down, and put your feet up, Enjoy!

Nov 30, 2008 02:36 PM
Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ
Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate

Welcom Melody!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

I'm newer myself and the best advice I can give you is dive right in.

One blog begets another and generally many of my comments lead to their own blogs!

Most of all, have fun.

Nov 30, 2008 02:41 PM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Welcome Melody -- hope you learn and get as much business from active rain as we have -- just jump in and enjoy!  And be sure to feel free to ask for help too!

Nov 30, 2008 03:00 PM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

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

Nov 30, 2008 05:43 PM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Welcome to the Rain.  Read a bunch of the newby posts.  It'll help you get your point total up quickly.

Especially look into the profile points.

Nov 30, 2008 10:34 PM
Kathy Kooyman
Home Realty - Pella, IA

Melody, welcome to Active Rain glad you decided to dip your toe in.  I look forward to hearing more from you in the rain.

Dec 01, 2008 01:35 AM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

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

Dec 01, 2008 02:34 AM
Edward Wadsworth
Better Homes Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers - Newnan, GA
Free list of Bank Owned Homes


Welcome to the Rain. You will meet some very nice people here.


Dec 01, 2008 03:03 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Melody

Welcome to the community Nelody

to the fun Active Rain community. Of blogging, learning, meeting folk's, and do-en some networken, with real fine folk's.

God Bless America

Dec 01, 2008 11:09 AM
MC2 Home Inspections
MC2 Home Inspections LLC - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis home inspection service 317-605-3432

Welcome aboard Melody. I look forward to reading your posts. I am sure you will love playing in the rain!!

Dec 01, 2008 09:45 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX

Hello Melody,

Welcome to Active Rain.  I am a fairly new member, and also somewhat new to the DFW area.

Dec 02, 2008 12:37 AM
Edward Wadsworth
Better Homes Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers - Newnan, GA
Free list of Bank Owned Homes


Welcome to the Rain. You will meet some very nice people here.


Dec 02, 2008 02:06 AM
Tony Wangrycht
OneAmerica - Seminole, FL - Seminole, FL

Melody, Welcome to the AR FAmily. You will love it here, everyone is GREAT!

Dec 02, 2008 06:00 AM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA

Hi Melody

Welcome to Active Rain.  You have joined a great networking community and you will meet great people.  I look forward to reading your future post.

Dec 04, 2008 02:59 AM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Welcome to AR Melody. I wish you much success and good luck here on Active Rain. Happy blogging.

Dec 05, 2008 08:40 AM
Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor
ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District - Humble, TX

Welcome Melody,

It's great to have another Texan in the 'Rain'.  Look forward to reading your post.

Dec 05, 2008 12:33 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Welcome Melody and I was a little hesitant about getting into the Rain but I love it and have learned a lot -- good luck!

Dec 05, 2008 09:14 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Melody and welcome to active|rain. You're going to love it here!

Feel free to friend me on facebook

There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Dec 13, 2008 01:50 PM
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA

Hi Melody,

Welcome to Active Rain.  You joined a great networking community.  Have a great day.

Dec 14, 2008 11:54 AM