Hi I'm New to Active Rain Newbies

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Bay Realty Group

I'm Marizel Mercado from Century 21 Bay Realty Group in Hercules, California. It is my sincere goal to meet and be able to work with people in this group as well as Active Rain as a whole. I look forward to meeting with you all.


ZipRealty - Volente, TX

Hello Marizel,
Welcome to Active Rain. I've joined AR about a month ago and have been really enjoying all that the community has to offer. Many of us get addicted to blogging and socializing in the Rain...not a bad thing, so come join the fun and splash around :)

Feb 23, 2009 03:42 AM
Jamie and Terri Griffis
1827 Real Estate, LLC - Hamilton, GA
Lake *Home *Land

Hello Marizel and WELCOME.

I am still a newbie myself, only being here a couple of months. I can tell you that you will enjoy it thoroughly. Where else can you go to gain knowledge on practically any real estate topic you can think of? Hope to read your blog soon.

Feb 23, 2009 06:23 AM
Pam and Terry Kennedy
Kennedy Properties - Whittier, CA

Hi Marizel, I too am a newbie and this is my very first step. I have been reading pages for a month now but have never ventured out. I am not very techie and so not very brave in this arena. I am convinced this is an excellant tool and will soon get past my baby steps. Good luck...

Feb 23, 2009 07:45 AM
Bill Somerset
Re/Max Realty Group - Dover, NH
ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent

Good morning Marizel.  Welcome to Active Rain.

Feb 23, 2009 11:03 PM
Cindy Oglesby
Southeast Realty Group - Macclenny, FL

Hi Marizel,

Welcome. i am new to Active Rain as well and so far everyone has been so nice and helpful. I wish I had known about this site a long time ago. I try to get on it at least two or three times a day when things are slow to learn how to navigate it better. It is pretty easy, but I am new to blogging so that is where I am having the most difficulty. Let me know when you start your own blog. I would love to join it.

Feb 24, 2009 02:12 AM
MC2 Home Inspections
MC2 Home Inspections LLC - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis home inspection service 317-605-3432

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

Feb 24, 2009 02:57 AM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Marizel:  Welcome to Active Rain!  I've been around a couple of years, maybe three, and it's flown.  I can't even begin to tell you how many great people I've met in the rain and priceless tips and ideas.  Go ahead and join the "addict" group, because if you are not one just yet, you soon will be.

Feb 24, 2009 02:11 PM
Shawna Rains
Century 21 All Star Realtors - Casa Grande, AZ

HI Marizel, I'm a newbie also. I have found that every is great here, I think you will like it.

Feb 24, 2009 02:51 PM
shannon silas
Century 21 United - San Antonio, TX

hello I am new also.

Feb 25, 2009 12:47 AM
Jason Rose
123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education - Farmington Hills, MI

Welcome Marziel!  I'm relatively new to Active Rain also, but have this to be a GREAT site.  I check in every day and always learn something new each time.  Enjoy!

Feb 25, 2009 01:31 AM
Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

Welcome Marizel. You will find AR an endless fount of infomation. Have fun playing in the rain.

Feb 25, 2009 01:34 AM
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Hi Marizel, I started 4 months ago and I got some really good advice from Vickie McCartney and that was to 1.make sure I joined some groups,  and when you write a post put it in the 5 group maximum, (You can go back and edit this one and put it into 4 more groups)2.When someone comments on your post go and comment on theirs, 3. Get used to using links in your blog.  This will get better as time goes on, and I would add a 4th and that is to use pictures often. They make the blog more interesting and I think will bring readers back to you. Happy blogging and welcome to the rain.

Feb 25, 2009 05:32 AM
Barbara Hershey
Bath, ME
Realtor, Maine Real Estate

Hi Marizel!  Welcome to the rain!  I've been here about a year and still consider myself a newbie! But I can tell you that you will learn so much and meet so many wonderful people!  But I've got to warn's addictive!  :)  I'm looking forward to reading your blogs!

Feb 25, 2009 08:01 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Marizel

Welcome to AR

to the Active Rain community, for some fun blogging, learning, and networking, with some good folk's. Looking forward to reading your post's.

God Bless America

Feb 25, 2009 09:17 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Welcome to the RAIN.  I've been here since September 2008...and I'm so addicted to rain!

Feb 25, 2009 10:10 AM
Florida Private Golf Communities
Golf Life Properties, LLC - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Finding Home Never Felt Better!

Hello Marizel,  Welcome to Active Rain.  There is lots of valuable information here and everyone is eager to share.  I've only been on Active Rain about 6 months and I can't imagine where I'd be without it.  Enjoy!

Feb 25, 2009 03:30 PM
Lynn Michaels
RE/MAX Central- Marlboro & Manalapan, NJ - Marlboro, NJ
Marlboro-Manalapan Real Estate

Hi Marizel. I'm a newbie too. I can see how this will become addictive! Learn and enjoy.

Feb 25, 2009 03:39 PM
Marizel Mercado
Century 21 Bay Realty Group - Richmond, CA

Wow! I am so thrilled and appreciative that you all took time to welcome me! I do believe that this site has quite a bit of information and socialization..

Please tell me how to put photo in my responses..

Thanks and more power to everyone!

Feb 26, 2009 12:46 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


Great to have you climb on board the Rain, a thoroughly enjoyable and educational network for real estate professionals. Welcome and happy blogging.

Feb 26, 2009 01:39 PM
Lisa Southern
Lisa Southern Real Estate - Raleigh, NC
Lisa Southern Real Estate

Welcome Marizel,

Hold on for a wild ride. I have learned so much from all these wonderful people. Start blogging!

Good Luck,


Feb 26, 2009 02:22 PM