ActiveRain is Built for Community

Reblogger John Wiley
Real Estate Agent SL3287291

There is so much value in community. For in community there is sharing and caring.

AR has proven that they are building community, even though we are many miles apart.

I like that Tammie and another AR agent could pick up the phone and share for over an hour.

The tips I receive make a tremendous difference in my life.

I suggest that we all make better use of this community.

Thanks Tammie



Original content by Tammie White, Broker

As I sat down to write this post, I carefully looked at the ActiveRain Guidelines. I wanted to highlight one section that I think is the epitome of ActiveRain. I chose the following:

ActiveRain is Built for Community

ActiveRain is Built for Community

ActiveRain was designed to be a place for real estate professionals to network; to have a sense of community. So how do we go about doing that? We start by just reading posts, then commenting and, when we finally feel comfortable, writing blog posts. Through this regular interaction something unexpected begins to happen.

We actually start to like the people who we connect with virtually everyday. Maybe it's because we have things in common; shared opinions, shared experiences, love of dogs. It doesn't have to be one thing. It can be any number of things.

Real estate is a competitive business. As such, it's hard to be friends with local agents. Don't get me wrong, I'm always friendly with other agents but being friends is a different matter. There's a difference between being friendly and being friends.

ActiveRain gives me the ability to be friends with other agents. Last night, I received an email from an AR member in response to a blog post of mine she'd read. I decided to call her. We talked on the phone for almost an hour. It was as though we'd known each other for years. And the truth is, we have. We've been following each other's blog for five years. We do know each other through our blog posts.

Although, I enjoy many benefits from blogging on ActiveRain, it's the regular interaction with agents who I've come to know and respect that keeps me coming back. It's hard for people who've never experienced this kind of thing to understand. I am happy to be part of this community and even happier to call you my friends.

Tammie White, REALTOR®
TW Realty Group
Benchmark Realty LLC
318 Seaboard Lane
Franklin TN 37067
(615) 495-0752 Direct
This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Benchmark Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.

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Susan James
Mauti Meredith Scoggin - Covington, LA
Greater New Orleans Area Real Estate

I am new to ActiveRain and looking forward to learning more about the people in this community. 

Feb 01, 2014 12:50 AM #1
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Hi Susan. Start blogging and sharing. People will interact with you. Great to meet you on AR.

Feb 01, 2014 12:54 AM #2
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

John, thanks for the re-blog. This is an awesome community and I'm so happy you joined.

Feb 01, 2014 12:58 AM #3
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Hi John

Yes this can be as much of a community as we all allow it to be. 

Feb 01, 2014 01:06 AM #4
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Tammie for your blog and your welcome. Getting to know you is good.

Thanks for your comment Tim, you are so right.

Feb 01, 2014 02:00 AM #5
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. Glad you are participating on a regular basis. You will continue to see so much giving throughout the AR community. There is nothing else like it.

Feb 01, 2014 07:37 PM #6
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Joe, it is people like you that add so much to AR and as a result to me. Thanks.

Feb 01, 2014 10:52 PM #7
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