Member's only blogs, nicknames, blogging for points, spam, shameless comments for ratings. These are all just a part of that crazy place we call "the rain". But does it all really stay here??? I for one, hope not. The relationships and experiences that one can find here are part of the benefit.
Case in point: We got a call yesterday from a potential client. They had relocated out of state, had a property that had been on the market for a while and wanted to discuss an auction. As the conversation progressed, we asked them how they had heard of us. Answer - google and this site called active rain. This is in addition to all the great ideas, proposals, sample letters, pricing suggestions etc we have gotten while here. Pre-rain I didn't know what SEO or range-pricing were or have anyone to discuss them with.
Yes the rain is a great place to go, get ideas, see friends, have some chocolate champaign courtesy of TLW, but it's not just a destination. Experience it, Live it and spread the word.
Viva La Rain.