Current NAR Ad Good

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Real Estate Agent with Hunziker & Associates, Realtors

I think the current NAR TV commercial with the family sitting on the fence - asking "What are we waiting for?" is the message we should keep sending. I realize ALL REAL ESTATE IS LOCAL, but it would be nice if the national media talked a bit more about how the historially low interest rates, the fact that banks CAN still loan money, and the great selection of homes, make it a perfect time to buy! I'm very thankful to be in Ames, Iowa where our job and real estate market is stable. That's one great thing about living in the midwest!

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Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Welcome!  If ever you were to have any questions then feel free to contact us and we'll try to help. Please take a look at our blog. for links to valuable information in our sidebar that you can use to navigate this extensive network.  

We hope you have a great day, All The Best- 

Sincerely, ( Active Castellum ( Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

Jan 28, 2009 01:34 AM #1
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Kevin Sandridge
Signature Home Funding - Winter Haven, FL
Winter Haven Mortgage Broker

 

Hey Michelle, and Welcome to the Rain!

Kevin Sandridge, here.

I joined the Active Rain community not too long ago myself and wanted to drop a line to share some of the good vibes and welcome wishes I have received already. 

If you haven't signed on with Twitter.com, please do!  I'd be honored to have you as a follower there!  Click on the big Twitter logo to visit my page!


A Bit About Active Rain

I'm very excited about this community - basically because folks seem so willing to help out, provide industry insight, and share their good news and experiences!

When I started out on Active Rain, I felt a little overwhelmed.  I hope the following points and suggested sites will help bring you into the mix!  Just my way of saying that I'm glad you're here.

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One:  Be sure to include a good amount of information on your profile page.  Check out the profiles on other Realtor's sites here on Active Rain who are listed as "Featured" or "Tops" in their area (look for high point totals).  You'll find that this will seriously boost your presence on ActiveRain - via the added points. 

Two: I urge you to keep blogging on this site!  You will be AMAZED at the awesome feedback you receive very soon after they hit the network!  I use Google Reader to subscribe to blogs that provide me with ideas about what I'd like to comment on - both industry wise and just for fun!  Check it out I am more than willing to step you through the site and to help you get a few more blog posts generated if you wish - as a way of adding some value and paying forward some good networking vibes!  :)

Three: Be sure to add in a good number of posts about what you think and consider pertinent regarding your area of expertise!  You'll notice that many if not all of the Featured posting bloggers here on AR do this.

Lastly, I do quite a lot of work via social networks, email campaigns, and relationship building.  If I can ever be of any assistance, don't hesitate to ask.

Here are a few great sites to visit (some of my favorites).  If you like the information they provide, be sure to let them know I sent you!

Looking forward to what you'll share with us here on Active Rain!  :)

Blessings,

Kevin Sandridge
Winter Haven, FL

Jan 28, 2009 01:58 AM #2
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Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Michelle,

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

Jan 28, 2009 03:27 PM #3
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Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Hi Michelle, 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 three outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Let us know if we can ever help. Again, welcome to AR!!

Jan 29, 2009 12:49 AM #4
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Dan Magstadt
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc - Lake City, FL

Congrats on your first post - Welcome to ActiveRain!!

DM

Jan 29, 2009 08:09 AM #5
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Anna Ryan
Keller Williams Realty - Simpsonville, SC

Hello and welcome to AR.  Jump in and get your feet wet!

Jan 29, 2009 08:18 AM #6
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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi and welcome to active|rain.

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.

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Jan 29, 2009 08:24 AM #7
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Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on joining Active Rain. This is a great professional networking and referral site. Our Team is working here in the Spartanburg / Greenville areas of South Carolina. We would be thrilled for any referrals you might send our way - or any referrals that we could send to you. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.

Jan 29, 2009 10:55 AM #8
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Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. It just gets easier after your first blog. Just write about what interests you. Give us a call or an email if we can be of service to you! We can fix most anything, our rates are reasonable and we show up when promised.

Jan 29, 2009 11:26 AM #9
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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!

Jan 29, 2009 12:20 PM #10
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Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Michelle,

I think most of the media loves to report the negative. A few years ago they reported how hard it was to find homes that weren't in a multi-offer situation and that if you can you should wait, real estate is only good if you are a seller.

Well, now they report how bad the real estate market is for sellers and how house values have dropped and it is only good if you are a buyer. But, they really only dwell on how bad it is.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Feb 05, 2009 05:11 PM #11
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