The Energy of ActiveRain

Real Estate Agent

The fastest way you can tell the health of an organization or a person is to observe their energy. We are all wired to pick up on energy and we can observe it on two levels:

1. Intensity (high and low) and 2. Direction (positive and negative). 

Constantly throughout the day I do a personal self assessment of my energy on both levels: intensity and direction. As a manager I am also constantly feeling the vibe of "the room" and checking in with my fellow co-workers to make sure that the office has a healthy atmosphere. When the office is feeling off I do whatever I can to turn the feeling around. Often times that means taking the group to lunch or some other fun activity. I know that when people are happy and the energy is good then the success of the entire company will follow.

Last week I asked Will to shoot a video to "capture the energy of ActiveRain." It was a challenging request but I believe he did a great job as you can see in the video below.


Origin of Energy from ActiveRain Vlog on Vimeo.


Re-Blogged 3 times:

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  2. Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 01/25/2011 03:08 PM
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Melissa Hailey
North Texas Top Team, REALTORS (Plano, Murphy, Wylie) - Plano, TX
Collin County Realtor-Lucas, Murphy, Plano, Parker

What a fabulous the driving in the rain, and as they say - who doesn't like puppies?  Thanks so much for showing us some insight into who you are, not just what you do.

Jan 27, 2011 01:12 PM #107
Ronald S. Accornero
OC Signature Properties - Villa Park, CA
Nice video! Driving in the rain gave it a special effect.we hardly see the rain in southern Calif
Jan 27, 2011 02:24 PM #108
Billi Evans
Murney Associates - Springfield, MO

Nice vibe to your video, and really interesting to see the office. Inspires me to stay positive.


Jan 30, 2011 01:04 PM #109
Auri Eves
Crye-Leike Realtors - Rogers, AR

Enjoyed the concept and video.  Light irradiates energy. This is true of homes and buildings. Your video shows this simple concept. Many home builders do not seem to grasp it when buildig houses.  I see often houses with dark rooms or family rooms trapped by lack of windows.  It is depressing!

Feb 02, 2011 01:17 AM #110
Pam Jank
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro

Jon, Great Video.  Thanks for the "energetic" view of AR.  Also loved the puppy!  A big harah for 200000 members!!!

Feb 03, 2011 06:25 PM #111
Karen Seeman
Exit on the Hudson Realty - Tenafly, NJ
CDPE, (201) 247-0556, bergencountyhomes4sale.c

People jumping up for joy and victory



Jon, you are the embodiment of Active Rain.  the energy there feels like you.  Not only was the video rocking, the editing, music and concept was super cool Seattle like. 

Keep including that adorable puppy, your Chief Morale Officer.  The little guy would brighten any dog lover's day. 




Feb 04, 2011 01:01 PM #112
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren

cool cool. it is quite important to keep the vibe going in a positive manner and then you don't have people wanting to look for a better place>>> cause they are already there.

Feb 04, 2011 07:43 PM #113
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Just stopping by to invite you to the 2nd Annual ActiveRain Super Bowl Party. Hope you’ll come and bring some friends!

Feb 06, 2011 12:50 PM #114
Your #1 Choice for Southern California Real Estate

Jon, Our energy determines our success more times than not.  Thanks for the wonderful reminder...Great "capture".

Feb 07, 2011 02:15 PM #115
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great job on the energetic video!

Feb 07, 2011 02:16 PM #116
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi  Jon, Energy is everywhere, even in our own bodies. All we have to do is harness it and w are home free "from that shackle we call oil"

Great post and video, Best in 2011

Clint McKie

Feb 10, 2011 11:11 PM #117
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Feb 14, 2011 01:12 PM #118
Mark Tucker
The Law Office of Mark Tucker - Mesa, AZ

Thanks for your direct but powerful blog. I appreciate your insights. Thanks for clearly stating your point of view. 

Feb 14, 2011 04:19 PM #119
Larry Bergstrom
Crescent Realty, Inc. Spanaway, WA. - Spanaway, WA

Jon, enjoyed the video. For those who don't live here you gave them a great tour of down town Seattle.

I just wish we could actually travel that fast through the City.

Feb 17, 2011 02:26 AM #120
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Jon, great video. I've joined AR only a month ago and totally love it. Any chance I could get a job with AR? I would work day and night, that's how addicted I already am. Congratulations to the whole AR crew for doing an amazing job. 

Feb 27, 2011 08:11 AM #121
Jason E. King
J. King Real Estate, Inc. - Columbia, SC

Great video. Already shared a link.

Mar 03, 2011 04:54 AM #122
Robert Schmalz
West Los Angeles Real Estate Group - Santa Monica, CA
Cal. Lic Broker

You are right it captures the intensity exactly. As a newbie that is just overwhelmed with content on AR the motions of the drive through San Francisco captures my thoughts of where do I go first , what do I do next, how do I do this etc etc. So thanks for making a film about me on AR

Mar 11, 2011 12:03 PM #123
Kelli Wall
Coldwell Banker Taylor Real Estate - Idabel, OK
Realtor - Idabel,Oklahoma 74745

That was an amazing video - neat to see the AR team in action and know that you are in such a neat space - Makes it easy to visualize who I'm communicating with - Love it

Mar 18, 2011 03:03 PM #124
Rick Moore
Zip Realty, Inc. - Kirkland, WA

This video is phenomenal. I love the energy! Great inside look at the company. cheers.

Apr 28, 2011 06:11 AM #125
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Great quolity video( not sure, i'm a fan of music)

love the voice too:


Intensity + Direction = Destiny = Success 

Active rain is a great community, why i didn't come here earlier?!

Apr 19, 2012 09:40 AM #126
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