There is no doubt about it....ActiveRain is a great resource for learning about most anything to do with the real estate industry including marketing, technology and ethics, as well as promoting listings and market information.
I am sure you will all agree, if you are willing to learn, you can learn more in ActiveRain than likely any other real estate related source. I believe this is due to the fact that members control the content and the members are usually hard working currently active professionals.
The ActiveRain melting pot of ideas is always simmering, boiling.......
ActiveRain offers so many opportunities to learn new things, to mention a few:
Unexpected pleasures.....I have learned more lately from an unexpected source in ActiveRain - the comments made on ActiveRain member posts which invite open discussions about a particular topic. There are ActiveRain Bloggers who write about their opinion on a topic, often asking a question, or in some manner throwing a topic out which immediately results in a rapid rush of comments, often with a wide variety of additional ideas or opinions.
This is not unlike watching or being part of a panel discussion or a debate. It is an exciting and informative way to learn when the comments come flying in on a hot topic. I always read the comments made by other members on hot topic posts when I am commenting. The comments made often lead me to checking out the Blog of the people making the comments and I learn more reading their blogs. I am often drawn through a comment made by another ActiveRain member to become a big fan of that person following their posts.
It is much like throwing a pebble in a lake and seeing the circle widen to cover a huge area - from that one tiny pebble! That is how I find ActiveRain - I like to follow that tiny pebble as the circles widen granting access to more learning opportunities than I ever imagined.
ALL FROM THAT ONE TINY PEBBLE! From one little post, many comments, leading to other posts, to more comments, to again more posts....follow the ever widening circle of knowledge & networking opportunities here in ActiveRain by commenting and reading the comments of others.
I recently posted several simple posts, nothing much, but they opened discussions which provided a mass of information via the comments. There are dozens and dozens of comments on these three posts that resulted in a fantastic learning experience for me as well as many other readers.
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