ActiveRain Feels More Like Family Than Community

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Friends & Neighbors Real Estate RB14036506

Somewhere in the Real Estate World, Someone said that Real Estate is a cutthroat business, For Sale By Owners eat their Young and under no circumstances do you share your ultra secret marketing ideas, techniques and mediums. Who was it?

Not Bob Stewart or Jon Washburn , or the other guy who helped create ActiveRain. Nor is Ben Kinney suggesting we do anything else but share our most sacred secrets, when it has to do with how we manage our careers. As a matter of fact, Ben has been sharing his secrets for years.  Remember the RainCamps and the day long seminars all over the country?

ActiveRain is about sharing and caring, not only about each other but our image as an industry too.  They, ActiveRain stands on principals like:

  • Respect for the Fair Housing Policy
  • Copyright Infringment
  • Our local Communities
  • Our Individual Careers

Encouragement from fellow members is felt from one side of the country to the other side and everywhere in between.  This is a place where you can ask the questions you wouldn't ask your Managing Broker about how you go out on your own, or what to do in a certain circumstance.

ActiveRain is also the place where we celebrate each others success, cry with each other when there is a need, and donate our personal funds when one of us needs help. It's where we go out of our way to stop and meet someone for the first time, other than online...



ActiveRain is MY Hero!

You have all made ME a better person, just as I hope I have contributed something to you and your career!


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  1. Frank Rubi 01/10/2016 07:47 AM
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The members here have helped me close several deals that could have been lost and may have helped me stay in business because of it

Jan 10, 2016 07:40 AM #1
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Evelyn, I feel the same way you do toward Active Rain. I do like the sharing of ideas and helpfulness from our fellow Active Rainer's. 

Jan 10, 2016 07:41 AM #2
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, I so agree.  This is an amazing community. Oh, and I got to meet Bob when he came to New York.

Jan 10, 2016 07:50 AM #3
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I think you're right. It's a family and even has the crazy uncle ( Alan May )

Jan 10, 2016 08:29 AM #4
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Exactly right.  I love the time I've been spending here and I feel closer to you all than my own market center.

Jan 10, 2016 09:42 AM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Evelyn in many ways AR does have a family component to it, and we do make special friendships here.

Jan 10, 2016 10:02 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Evelyn- so very well said.  ActiveRain is a family, crazies and all!  

Jan 10, 2016 10:45 AM #7
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Evelyn Johnston ,  Very well said!  Active rain has made me a better person, agent and friend.

Jan 10, 2016 11:37 AM #8
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Evelyn - This is exactly why I enjoy being a part of this amazing community.

Jan 10, 2016 12:50 PM #9
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Ben alway shared info & that is one of the best things about AR.

Jan 10, 2016 10:05 PM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Evelyn. You are right and I agree. Strange but true. No one not involved gets it though.

Jan 10, 2016 10:53 PM #11
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Mesa, AZ

I've said this a few times over the years but I'll say it again here. Of everything we expected from ActiveRain, the most rewarding, and the thing we had the least expectations for, was the friendships and sense of family that has developed for so many. 

It really has been an amazing community in that regard for a long time. I wish there was some way to bottle this up and make every new person that joins drink it (but not in a Jim Jones, forcing it down, kind of way). Many of the people that choose to dive in completely end up learning about this and benefiting from it. But so many never make that complete dive in and never get to explore below the surface. 

It's one of those 'you have to be there to understand' things. I'm still working on that potion though :-)

Jan 11, 2016 05:06 AM #12
Donna & Larry Johnson
Keller Williams Real Estate - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County

It has always been a family for me and I will always share.

Jan 11, 2016 09:48 PM #13
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

It is a supporting group that aligns us all!

Warm Regards from Ann Arbor

Jan 12, 2016 08:48 PM #14
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Evelyn - I see our friend Bob Crane .  I love those meetups and hope I will get to Indiana.

Jan 14, 2016 01:18 AM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Quite an amazing community Evelyn, always a highlight when I can stop and see the Elkhart gang!

Jan 14, 2016 02:14 AM #16
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Evelyn Johnston You are so on target with this post and.....

On the 25th of January, We will be having a "family" reunion in Baltimore with Bob Stewart . 

Jan 14, 2016 11:08 AM #17
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