Veering Off In Another Direction

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I've not posted much on ActiveRain in the past few months because I wasn't sure where I fit in.

I'm not working in real estate now, but I'm not totally out of the picture either.

The past two years have meant a lot of changes in my life and changes in my family, and my husband and I decided it was best for me to work from home for a while and focus on taking care of our baby. I wasn't able to give my full attention to both him and my clients at the same time, so I felt the most responsible thing to do was to take time off until I had a childcare arrangement I was comfortable with, so that my clients would have my full attention during my working hours.

This ended up meaning that I've spent close to two years working from home doing freelance writing, SEO copywriting, and a bit of web and graphic design but not actually working as a broker. With my background, I have ended up working for several brokers and firms as a content writer and web designer. This has helped me keep up with real estate news and trends, but my focus has been more and more on the technology side of things.

I'll be going back to college soon and taking some classes in web technology, advertising, and graphic design, which will help my freelance business now and will be useful to me when I get back to being a broker. Instead of staying so quiet over here, since I'm not "in the trenches" on the buying and selling end, I am going to start blogging more about the intersection of real estate and technology, trends, and ways to make the most of your website and online presence.


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Carolyn Kolba
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio

Raine... you don't have to try and "fit in."  Active Rain is such a cool place... that you automatically fit in... just by being you !

March 08, 2012 02:34 PM
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Jeff Jensen
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It sounds as if you have your hands full with all the activities you are pursuing and a young child too.  Keep up the good work!

March 08, 2012 02:37 PM
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Lisa Glowacki
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I think it is a wonderful idea.  I look forward to reading your posts.  Glad to see you are back because I think AR is a great resource for information and your content will be valuable.  It is about all information not just real estate.

March 08, 2012 03:20 PM
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Tammie White
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Raine, I'm happy to hear that you'll be providing us with useful information. I was a stay home mom when my kids were little. It was the absolute best decision I ever made. You won't regret the choice.

April 01, 2012 09:26 PM
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We can always use your perspective. I think it's important to sometimes step outside to see what is happening... 

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Real Estate and other information for the North Carolina Foothills, High Country, and Charlotte Metro Area. Focusing on Lenoir, Granite Falls, & northern Caldwell County, as well as the Hickory metro area and eastern Burke County, NC.



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