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The Community of ActiveRain is Strong

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I've had the pleasure of talking to many members this week.  My phone has been ringing off the hook and the best part is I don't know who or what is on the other end.  Every time I've talked to someone, whether they had an issue we were able to resolve or what not, the sincere praise and love for ActiveRain was undeniable.  

It's easy to see we have something special here, it's kind of hard to explain in words but I think some of our members did a good job of it below.

And...if I haven't told you lately....Thank you.  Thank you for spending your time on AR, thank you for supporting each other and treating this community like a delicate egg in your hands.  We are strong because of you. 

 Rich Antonino

"...everyone has good advice to give and people here lift you up instead of trying to step on you to get ahead."  

 Noah Seidenberg

"The friendships I have made from ActiveRain are wonderful. I have learned so much about how to be a better Realtor and a better person in general.... The community has given me knowledge that has helped me learn new techniques for building my business......"

 Vick Pacheco

"Well, on a quick note the interaction with other agents is far more then any other experience..."

 René Fabre

"...I'd say my greatest success is the ever growing number of friends I've made here...."

Gerry Michaels

"...Without the wonderful community, excellent training, and connections here at ActiveRain I would have never had the courage to go out on my own..."

 Cindy Jones

"...The ActiveRain Community is one of the most generous groups of professionals anyone can find..... the doors are open and everyone is welcome."

 Mike Young

"There are so many people here that are forward thinking and so many positive attitudes, it is wonderful..."
Posted by

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comments (51)

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Kerrie thanks for mentioning me. I am honored. I wrote a blog about the who would you like to meet contest and guess who it is? You.

Check My contest entryif you have a minute

Oct 10, 2013 12:28 PM
Kelly Young
The Platinum Group Realtors - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126

Kerrie, I was just getting ready to write about what I think is the critical link and it is the staff, management and culture at ActiveRain (as mentioned above by Alan).  Thank you for all you do for us.

Oct 10, 2013 12:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Kerrie- ActiveRain has helped me gain an Internet presence that I would not have had were it not for what I've learned here about SEO and blogging.  Add the wonderful community to that and you just can't beat it.  Thank YOU for being our cheerleader and keeping us smiling. 

Oct 10, 2013 01:01 PM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I'm sure we don't thank the Active Rain Staff for all they do to make this a Community. THANKS!


Oct 10, 2013 01:47 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The focus level on AR is invaluable and unlimited! Everybody for the most part seems to be in it to be better than they were before and willing to grow and learn more and more!


Love and light,


Oct 10, 2013 01:49 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I agree. It is so hard to explain what AR has meant to me personally and how it has grown my business. It's an awesome place and so are you.

Oct 10, 2013 02:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have written many a post of the wonders of ActiveRain. Nobody ever concludes that it might just be the great staff...

Oct 10, 2013 03:05 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Kerrie, it's little over 3 years when ActiveRain became a part of my life (though my account was created lot earlier.) Since then, there is no looking back. I just feel, if I don't spend an hour every day - including weekends - there is something missing in my life! (not to mention your contribution to ActiveRain, btw)

Oct 10, 2013 03:18 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Kerrie - It doesn't surprise me that you hear such wonderful things and that AR i so strong together. It's a wonderful place we've all found.
Oct 10, 2013 03:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I couldn't agree more.  The knowledge sharing, camaraderie building, and friendship making are priceless.

Oct 10, 2013 10:05 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kerrie, it is amazing how responsive you and the Staff are at ActiveRain. This is what also make for a great community.

Oct 10, 2013 11:19 PM
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

This platform is a great tool for the professionals involved here. The interaction that is encouraged through the use of the Ambassadors and the contests boosts the use even more.

Oct 10, 2013 11:56 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Kerrie...you attract this because you emanate it yourself...You remain crucial to the AR game

Oct 11, 2013 01:06 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Active Rain continues to grow and change and yet remain the same in many ways.  The people factor and sharing atmosphere only strengthen continually.

Oct 11, 2013 10:43 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

shhhhh. we've talked...once lol


Oct 11, 2013 12:46 PM
Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor - San Pedro, CA
Getting you to your next with a zero failure rate!

AR is so wonderful! This site is jam packed with information, new exciting ways to improve your online presence and the connections you can make! The frienships you can develop! I love being a part of the Active Rain Community!

Oct 11, 2013 05:41 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Kerrie ....I agree totally! Thanks again for the help this week with new system ...I'm back up and blogging thanks to the AR Staff!

Have a great weekend!

Oct 12, 2013 05:59 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Hope you are having some good weather up there in the Northwest. It is in the 90's down this way!

Oct 17, 2013 12:27 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Nice post and I agree. Great family here and that includes the staff. 

Oct 17, 2013 05:43 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

There are loads of us who love ActiveRain and will stand by until all the issues are fixed.  Patience is key here!

Oct 17, 2013 07:20 AM