Weltanschauung "The Golden Rule" A Good Idea

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Thank you, Lynn B. Friedman, for pulling together this 2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge ~ Fun Leading to Future Benefit for You! I like the Mini, Midi and Maxi level challenges offered to fit different levels of involvement for Active Rain members.

I’m familiar with the word Weltanschauung because of past challenges! My pronunciation of the word I’m sure isn’t correct but I like its meaning: "The guiding principles and philosophy of an organization; a world view." I believe the 10 components need to be revisited and re-examined each year or even more often to keep us directed on the path Active Rain was intended. I'm not sure management is "in" right now. They seem to be preoccupied with other ventures.

# 10 of the 10 elements speaks to me loudly:

#10. Active Rain believes that it is in the best interests of real estate professionals to build a community that is focused on educating one another.

Real estate is local but all agents and related professionals, no matter where they live or what company they are associated with, all have one thing in common: to help clients through the process of buying or selling so they can realize their dream of home-ownership.

The question is how can you “do the work” the most efficiently, with the proper amount of empathy, marketing like you mean it, yet retaining your own personal life and being your own person. Serena Jones in her recent post said it best; “Success is not what you wear, how you act, how you speak...success is from within.”

Active Rain members open and gladly share their experiences and best practices. Why? We all learn from each other. We all have something to bring to the table and everyone’s voice and opinion matters. There is no one way to conduct business but there is a common thread….put your clients first and do what’s right. Often different perspectives help us with a fresh outlook on how to handle a situation…best business practices are always worth investigating and implementing.

I learn so much from posts written by our Active Rain members. I often feel like I’m taking a mini course each day as I read through posts. The contributions from lenders as well as Insurance agents, stagers, flooring companies, coaches, etc. are enlightening and offer valuable information which I frequently share with clients.

Each year brings with it new opportunities and challenges. Communicating and sharing information is the corner stone for Active Rain members. It’s how we all continue to grow. The only constant is change. If we actively participate in our Active Rain community there is a wealth of knowledge to absorb and share! As importantly there are many friendships to be made .

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie, 

I agree with Barbara. You can feel the sincerity in your post and it is written from the heart. 

Jan 11, 2018 07:30 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. This is wonderful and absolutely on the money. A special place to know of and learn from one another.

Jan 11, 2018 07:38 AM #4
Serena Jones
Serene Living AZ - Tempe, AZ
REALTOR Extraordinaire ;-) ePro, ABR

What an honor to be mentioned. Thank you Dorie. 😊 you made my day!

Jan 11, 2018 07:47 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on some of the positive aspects of the ActiveRain community.

Jan 11, 2018 10:53 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

This morning i really think Active Rain has lost it's Weltanshauung. AR has become a big part of my morning and communicating with all my AR friends is missed when i can get on. 

Jan 11, 2018 11:20 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie - yes Serena Jones did you it best.  You have to live it.  If you don't share the values of the organization, in this case Active Rain, you should not be involved.

Jan 11, 2018 11:25 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"I learn so much from posts written by our Active Rain members. I often feel like I’m taking a mini course each day as I read through posts."

I agree with that statement 100%, Dorie!

Jan 11, 2018 01:44 PM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


What a wonderful post you have written, and like  I feel t these words were perfect  I learn so much from posts written by our Active Rain members. I often feel like I’m taking a mini course each day as I read through posts."  A

Jan 11, 2018 02:50 PM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think your statement about management not being "in" is absolutely true and I have felt that since they took over.

Jan 11, 2018 03:41 PM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I whole heartily agree with you choice of #10, it is also the one I chose to write about.

Jan 11, 2018 04:07 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie-we were in the same mindset today and I love your thoughts on #10. There truly is so much to learn here and to share as well. And it is up to us to continue to contribute so that the community will continue to grow. 

Jan 11, 2018 06:27 PM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is a great resource and wish I had more time to read and learn. Everyone is so giving.

Jan 11, 2018 07:18 PM #14
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Beautiful  post and so well said Dorie Dillard we learn so much from each other . Bottom line here is local information is what the public is searching for . We also look for public info when our clients are relocating we need to find the local agent expert to refer to

Jan 11, 2018 07:38 PM #15
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

This is an amazing community where people willingly and freely give knowledge. Thank you for sharing. 

Jan 11, 2018 07:41 PM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm the same way, Dorie - it's like a daily course here in the Rain! I love Serena's quote too - it's so true!

Happy Thursday!

Jan 11, 2018 09:04 PM #17
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

My wi-fi is not so great this morning, so I hooked up via iPhone so I could not miss my daily visit to the Rain.  It's a great way to start the day, full of Weltanschauung.

Jan 12, 2018 01:30 AM #18
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Because of Lynn's challenge, members are realizing they can reach out to others. Nice review on this topic Dorie!

Jan 12, 2018 04:24 AM #19
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Whenever I need an inspiration for a letter to my sphere or a little more information on a gnarly topic I check out AR it is such a great group of people

Jan 12, 2018 04:58 AM #20
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Communicating and sharing information is the corner stone for Active Rain members. 

Jan 12, 2018 07:12 AM #21

Thanks for your information, your blog have good content and i want share to

Jan 14, 2018 12:50 PM #22
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