Hi There - Newbie Alert!!! (expect bad puns and poor attempts at humor)

Services for Real Estate Pros with The Atlas Group - Southern Oregon Real Estate-Medford Homes

Hello Active Rain!

Long time reader, first time poster. So who am I?

Well, Im a technology and marketing trainer in Southern Oregon - and a part-time website and graphic designer. Check my "about me" area for a serious example of how to oversell your experience. Just kidding folks, although my about me area does run long - I am confident that Ill quickly prove to be a useful teaching resource for many here at AR.

My experience in 30 seconds:

Five years sales / office mgmt,
Ten years teaching, managing offices and performance improvement,
Five years design and marketing exprience, Successful home business owner,
and lately (last two point five years) Real Estate Trainer.

For quite some time I have used Active Rain to keep my ears open to the minutia of new technology available to Real Estate Brokers and Loan Officers. AR helped me to also see things from a Realtors or Loan Offices perspective - as you find a good bit of "venting" happening here. Its healthy, and often humorous. One thing about Real Estate. You don't last too long without a sense of humor.

Ive trained extensively with many agents in Southern Oregon to assist them in growing their business, in fact I've taught group classes at 80% of the Real Estate offices and Lending Institutions in the Rogue Valley. Just ask most Real Estate agents - chances are they've met or heard of the "Tech Geek at Lawyers Title". My program was called eBusiness - and it was a mjor hit.

Well, like many title company employees I found myself facing layoffs when the market began to shift early in 2008. So I simply did what I'd been teaching brokers to do for years - HIT UP YOUR DATABASE!

I sent out a mass email to my sphere of influence, and landed a great job within the week. After talking with many local companies, I choose to come to work at Chaparral Realty Group. Chaparral, at the time, was a new and growing company. I saw the obvious risk in joining up with a new company given the turn in the market. However, what impressed me with Chaparral, was their willingness to embrace new technology.

The other VITAL difference I saw at Chaparral, was the attitudes. So many industry "pros" are in the doom and gloom side of things. The feeling here is different. I was constantly impressed by the upbeat nature of the brokers. What a perfect group to unleash my training upon (insert evil laugh here)

It didnt take long for Chaparral to succeed. In fact, we now (Jan, 09') are in the top five companies for listing volume. Blah blah blah...(insert canned success story and testimonials here)

I'm on AR to provide insight into some things that have worked well for me, as well as chat about tools that you might find useful to assist you with your business.
Im here to write blogs that hopefully teach you something and make you laugh too.
Im here to network with Brokers.
Im here to read about your experiences.
Im here to learn from others

Hell, expect some venting too! Signing off...

-Matt Jameson (Tech Geek)

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-Matt Jameson

The Atlas Group: Our philosophy is all about embracing change in a manner that is most effective toward the success of our clients. Our reputation is built on the many testimonials and referrals from our past clients - and it's become that way for a reason...we simply try harder.

Your search for a real estate broker should involve a careful scrutiny of experience, ability, personality and effectiveness. Shop around and you'll quickly see why more and more people are choosing The Atlas Group to represent them in their real estate transactions.

With that being said, we would like to welcome our readers to contact us using the links and information in our profile.

 Also, we invite our visitors to view our websites at http://www.tagbrokers.com and http://www.southernoregonhomeinfo.com where you are able to view all Southern Oregon listings and listed properties - as well as find pertinent and helpful advice and information about real estate and many of the newest trends in real estate investing.

The Atlas Group - Real Estate Results!

Comments (10)

Scott Gephart
The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty - Medford, OR
The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty

Welcome to Active Rain Matt!

Feb 10, 2009 07:58 AM
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 blog that you can use to navigate this extensive network.  

Great looking blog graphics. We have a feeling we'll be checking you out more in the near future. Looking forward to your future blog posts :)

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

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

Feb 10, 2009 08:00 AM
Matt Jameson
The Atlas Group - Southern Oregon Real Estate-Medford Homes - Medford, OR
Medford Web Designer

Thanks Guys!

Feb 10, 2009 08:03 AM
Scott Gephart
The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty - Medford, OR
The Delta Group brokered by eXp Realty

You're welcome. Now get back to work!!  :)

Feb 10, 2009 08:58 AM
Kelly Willey
Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS - Marathon, FL
Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony

So...welcome to AR and I will look for more insightful posts from you~Kelly

Feb 10, 2009 10:28 AM
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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Feb 10, 2009 11:23 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Matt......Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33134

Miami Short Sale Specialist - Profile

Feb 10, 2009 11:27 AM
Matt Jameson
The Atlas Group - Southern Oregon Real Estate-Medford Homes - Medford, OR
Medford Web Designer

Thanks Sergio

Feb 10, 2009 11:45 AM
Anna Ryan
Keller Williams Realty - Simpsonville, SC

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


Feb 11, 2009 05:29 AM
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.

Feb 11, 2009 01:05 PM