ActiveRain Community Guidelines

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ActiveRain Community Guidelines

Reaching OutEarly on in the existence of the ActiveRain network, Guidelines were established to give new and the older seasoned network members a track to run on. Much like the Code of Ethics that REALTORS® subscribe to, to belong to the Local, State and National Associations of REALTORS®, the Guidelines are established to encourage respect both professionally and personally in our daily interactions with our peers as well as the internet community at large.

The ActiveRain Guidelines are three pronged. The first being about building and supporting the community. This section is clearly about how we act and how we both develop trust as well as demonstrate trust in our peers. It has great latitude in our experience sharing ability and strong limits of what is not acceptable behavior. 

The second prong is about respecting and honoring our respective professions. While we are all practitioners of real estate related services, we are all charged with respecting the real estate industry in a manner becoming to the profession and ourselves.

The Third prong is the guideline that honors protected classes and insures that no statement, attitude or other expression crosses the line of the Fair Housing Law Ethos.

The ActiveRain Guidelines when taken in total are as much about fair play and common sense. They extend in common language the core ideas of the National Association of REALTORS® Code Of Ethics. Violate one and you are pretty much assured that you have violated the other. 

Embrace these Guidelines. They are in place to remind you and exposes our entire network to the public that our community is transparent and professionally inspired to provide the very best information about real estate yesterday, today and tomorrow.





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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


A very nice summary of the guidelines and their intent, something that everyone here on AR should be familiar with, and adhere to. Most do, I think


Jan 11, 2015 06:24 AM #1
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

William, I like the way you summarized the guidelines. I agree, it's really about common sense and playing nice with members of the community.

Jan 11, 2015 06:28 AM #2
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It is good to have these guidelines William, they make this a special place.

Jan 11, 2015 06:37 AM #3
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

William Johnson one explains it better ....Thanks!

Have a great day!

Jan 11, 2015 08:26 AM #4
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I often wonder how many people have even read the guidelines. You've outlined the guidelines beautifully. 

Jan 11, 2015 09:25 AM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

William echoing Jeff's comment it is a great synopsis of the the "rules" to play by. Most of us belied in the common sense aspect of it, with a few exceptions...Endre

Jan 11, 2015 10:40 AM #6
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

William - the guidelines are simple and easy to follow.  They serve to make Active Rain a safe place to share ideas and learn from each other.

Jan 11, 2015 12:23 PM #7
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

William Johnson

Very nice post about guidelines. They really are easy to follow. Sometimes people don't. That is sad

Jan 12, 2015 07:47 AM #8
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

William - I never read any guidelines. There is no posture here, I thought that I am not doing something extremely stupid on purpose, and if what I do should not violate anything.

Jan 12, 2015 01:29 PM #9
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

William Johnson 
You were one of my FIRST people to know and admire on AR. So glad to see this post. YOu nave a way of pulling things together so the CORE ideas show up.
Have a happy day -

Jan 13, 2015 11:03 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this positive perspective of the community guidelines for ActiveRain.

Jan 15, 2015 09:43 PM #11
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