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Meet Dacula Patch Blogger Steve Rider

"It's such a thrill to help someone purchase their first home or help someone avoid foreclosure through a short sale."

Do you read the blogs on your local Patch? Blogging is fun, easy, free and open to everyone. In May, we are going to take some time to get to know our local bloggers. This week we are featuring Steve Rider, whose blogs may be found on Dacula Patch.

Steve Rider is a real estate agent here in our local area who blogs on the Dacula Patch. Here is some information Rider shared with us in an email interview:

What is your educational background?
I graduated from Winder Barrow High School in 1989 and attended Gwinnett Tech for one year. I didn't graduate but I did earn my real estate license in 2004 from Barney Fletcher Real Estate School. I never did meet Barney Fletcher, however.

Tell us a little about yourself, your interests, your accomplishments, what's important to you...
I'm orginally from Barrow County, I grew up between Winder and Bethlehem. I got married to a very pretty girl from the Midwest named Debbie in 1999 (we actually met on the internet in 1996, just after Al Gore invented it). We moved to Lawrenceville for a year and then settled here in Dacula and have been here ever since.

My free time is spent with Debbie and my beautiful daughter Parish. We adopted the day she was born in 2006 and I can't remember what life was like before that! When they're shopping or getting their nails done, I like to play golf or work in the yard.

I'm a Realtor with Keller Williams and love helping people. It's such a thrill to help someone purchase their first home or help someone avoid foreclosure through a short sale.

What are your ties to the Dacula Patch? How did you become involved with blogging here?
I found the site through a friend that was also blogging on Dacula Patch, Gina Katz.

Why do you like to blog and what subjects are your favorites to write about?
I blog about real estate mostly but because I know real estate is not that interesting, I try to go off topic sometimes. I blog at http://www.stevesellsgwinnetthomes.blogspot.com/ and some of those posts don't make it to Dacula Patch.

Do you have a favorite quotation?
"What you focus on expands" - not sure who said it first but I live by this.

Did you know that anyone can blog on his or her local Patch? You might choose to blog for personal, educational or informational reasons or perhaps your business would like to create a blog about their services. Bloggers are always welcome, so feel free to speak out on issues both large and small. Blogging on Patch is fun and can be done on your schedule with no deadlines. You can post multiple entries per day or just a few times a month. Patch blogs were created to be a forum of free expression for everyone. Ready to get started? Visit the "Blog on Patch" page and get started now!

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