Love the 'Rain

By
Real Estate Agent with Cummings & Co. Realtors

I LOVE Active Rain. There. I said it.

It took awhile for me to get into it, because I didn't truly understand it. Why would I want to blog here? Why comment on other agents' posts?

So for those who don't understand, this is what it is "about":

1) I learn something new EVERY DAY. I have been an agent for almost 11 years but have been sheltered in my area for the most part. There are so many professionals on here sharing their stories and their keys to success, there is NO reason NOT to be on here.

2) The group is like a family. They share, they may disagree, but they do so out of love.

3) You get feedback! WOW! On what you are up to, what you have been doing, what you have to say. Just put it out there, and people will respond. What a concept!

4) You get POINTS! For commenting, blogging, etc. Actual visible results that can make you feel good -- and quickly! (So it may not be money, but it IS tangible!)

So THANK YOU, ACTIVERAINERS, for being such fantastic people. Justsayin'.

Comments (55)

William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Couldn't have said it better myself. There's no other place like it on the 'Net. Joined early, started blogging late, but I haven't gotten tired of it yet, and I've learned more here in 5 months than I've learned in the year prior as an agent. Who knew? Oh yeah...you guys did. I'm glad that I jumped in too.

Jun 09, 2009 12:25 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Jessica -- It sure is!

Roland -- Absolutely!

Macy -- Thank you! I am so glad to hear AR was able to help you in your unusual situations too!

Gary -- I got it because of people like you!

Steve -- Thank you!

Steve (Also) -- Thank you as well!

Cheryl -- You certainly get it. Just reading is so enriching!

Ian -- Glad you are onboard!

Bucky -- I know, it is amazing, isn't it? Jeff is one of my favorites to read. He is a wealth of information! Thank you!

Emily -- Thank you! I love the connection too!

Lori -- Congrats on your first star! That's awesome! I am proud for you too! :-)

 

 

 

 

Jun 09, 2009 12:26 PM
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Good evening Marney,

Your 4 points are excellent, and I agree with all of them.  I'd like to add one extra perspective that some ActiveRainers are missing.  I found ActiveRain, last year, because I've done thousands of Google searches.  I started finding listings posted on AR were coming up highly ranked.  That's not easy to do, so I decided to investigate.  I'm very happy I found this place!  :)

Jun 09, 2009 12:53 PM
Mike & Kathleen Kelly
HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP - Hickory, NC
Hickory NC REALTORS

I think Active Rain is great. It is a wonderful place to read thoughts and ideas from so many different people.

Jun 09, 2009 01:17 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

RICHARD! -- I love hearing from AR royalty! Thank you!

Marian -- I am glad I found you all too!

Erika -- WELCOME and I am glad you are finding the value!

Kim -- Thank you!

Eileen -- Thank you as well!

Kate -- It really is. Thanks!

Debra -- I appreciate you. Thank you!

William -- I am glad you jumped in too. Welcome!

Jun 09, 2009 01:19 PM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

I like the knowledge base at AR plus some people are very helpful :-)

Jun 09, 2009 01:43 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Marney~  I have found ActiveRain to be the best thing I have ever done for myself as well as my clients.  I feel like I have learned more in here than I have in my twelve years of being in Real Estate! I am proud to say I am "addicted"  and it is a good addiction to have. I have met some of the nicest and most genuine people in the Rain.  It just doesn't get any better than this place.  I am always singing in the rain.....and making money in the rain too!

Jun 09, 2009 02:03 PM
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Greetings Marney -- I totally agree with you.  There's so much great info shared by participants on so many subjects, ideas, thoughts, fears and compassion.  I believe you can learn and benefit more here on Active Rain than paying for a lot of training classes.

Many thanks to the founders, developers and all who maintain, upgrade, etc Active Rain for a great information sharing platform.

Sue

Jun 09, 2009 03:50 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

Marney,

AR is the ONE. It has become so versatile for industry pros that everyone can get a big boost to their Internet marketing efforts by participating here.

Jun 09, 2009 03:50 PM
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Marney -- Right on!  I agree.  It's an incredible platform.

Jun 09, 2009 04:46 PM
Pioneer Rockford IL Real Estate
Pioneer Real Estate - Rockford, IL

Marney - Thank you for your insight.  I have been a member of AR for quite a while and enjoy ready what others have to say but don't comment much and haven't taken the initial BLOG plunge - you encouraging words make me think it is time to get typing.

Jun 09, 2009 07:56 PM
Pioneer Rockford IL Real Estate
Pioneer Real Estate - Rockford, IL

Marney - Thank you for your insight.  I have been a member of AR for quite a while and enjoy ready what others have to say but don't comment much and haven't taken the initial BLOG plunge - you encouraging words make me think it is time to get typing.

Jun 09, 2009 07:56 PM
Harrison Painter
GoGladiator Media - Carmel, IN
New Media Consultant

There are a few sites I really love, and A|R is one of them! :)

~Harrison Painter

Jun 09, 2009 08:07 PM
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Marney - As a member for almost a month, I agree completely with your post.

 

Jun 09, 2009 10:51 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Bruce -- you are absolutely right -- I haven't gotten to that point yet either and ALREADY see the value. Thank you for your insight!

Mike -- it truly is!

Lana -- the knowledge base is incredible, you are right!

Vickie -- I love it! Great analogy!

Sue -- Thank you for thanking the founders/maintainers. We do tend to forget just how important they are in our daily lives!

Esko -- THE ONE. Perfect way to put it!

Chris -- thank you!

Pioneer -- get in here -- and market YOU not just your company! Let's see your smiling face!

Harrison -- Mine too! But shhhh don't tell anyone! ;-)

Marc -- Great! Now blog so we can read your insights too. Can't wait to read!

Jun 10, 2009 12:29 AM
Home Loan Search.Online
Home Loan Search Online - Newnan, GA

I joined active rain at the request of one of my realtor partners and didn't understand it much at first either. Today AR is more like a family and I've learned so much from being a part of it.

Jun 10, 2009 12:50 AM
Diego A. Perez
Connecticut Lawn Painting - Wilton, CT

Totallly agree, there is so much to learn in AR and I am starting to see what its all about

Jun 10, 2009 02:29 AM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Darrell -- I am so glad you find that as well!

Diego -- It really is neat once you get into it. So so so much to learn!

Jun 15, 2009 02:09 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

you're right, there's nothing else quite like it is there?

sometimes it's hard to get the time to be here as much as you would like!

Jul 15, 2009 02:23 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

I know, Georgina! I really haven't been on here as much lately, (happy for busy, sad for this) and I miss it when I am not here!!!

Jul 15, 2009 02:32 PM

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