Weltanschauung: observations about it in 2017...

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Weltanschauung: It’s a New Year 2017 what is my view of the Active Rain Community and the interaction?

 It seems, every year I get asked by my friend Lynn B. Friedman  to participate in this Jumpstart Challenge. I am lucky that I forget fast as to how challenging her request is and it hits me when she sends out the Contest Rules and reminders to participate and I have already committed myself to participate. Now I could take the easy way and pull out my old post and cut and paste it, but that would be no fun. After all, “change” is the only constant in the life of an Active Rain member as well as in this Beverly Hills Realtor’s life. Keeping in mind change is good if we make the changes. So, with that said, I just  barely figured out the year and darn, here comes 2017 is one way of looking at it. An alternative view says, we have a new opportunity to have a new look on how we treat the community and its  old  I mean long term members as well as the new members.

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The older I get, the easier it is for me to follow the original founders of Active Rain’s objectives and principals. How is that possible?  Well either I am a slow learner or I have been beaten down so much, that my sharp tongue has been sanded off over the years, or I have just become more tolerant of inefficiency all around me, or the lack of client service in every profession and the list goes on and on. So, when something does not go as efficiently or to my high expectations even here on this great platform, now I just shrug my shoulders and move on.  I do not snap at the person who wrote a nasty comment on my post. Nor do I delete it, instead I let the rest of the community see who wrote the ‘bad comment’. I try not to be confrontational anymore. Those of you who know me must think I have become boringJ or I just calmed down a bit!

Well, I went back and re-read the Weltanschauung Principles of Active Rain, (in case you are wondering where it is) go to the Site Map at the home, scroll down to Company pages, click on that and you will find the word: Weltanschauung and several “guiding principles.”

 This year, Numbers 7 & 8 resonated with me:

7        We encourage dissenting and contrarian points of view because our industry is better served by continually examining the status quo. Challenging conventional wisdom is often essential for the evolution of our industry and the development of new opportunities.

8        We believe in spirited discourse, but personal attacks or predatory behavior will not be tolerated. Respect and civility are the shared values that unite us all.

Now with that said, I guess no reason for me to become boring, I can be myself, so please look forward to my usual wise crack comments to questions, my smart alec comments to posts, as well as my controversial views on you name the subject: Open House, Blogging, Client Service…. Well you know.

Thank you, Lynn, for another challenging Jumpstart Challenge as well as the Checklist!  Now I will try to find my old posts about this very subject and see how I changedJ over the past year or two!

If you are looking for a Realtor who will give his candid observation about the Los Angeles Real Estate Market please reach out to me directly!

 

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

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Hannah Williams
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I agree with the crew Endre Barath, Jr.  never boring  ...  Love Lynn B. Friedman  and her challange it does keep us on our toes 

Jan 08, 2017 01:58 PM #4
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Ah yes, I must agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel - those that need to read the guidelines don't. So, we just need to continue to write about them.

Jan 08, 2017 02:25 PM #5
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Nice jump start to the year Endre Barath, Jr. ... !! I'm due to reread the Weltanschauung! I've read it several times but it's been about a year. 7 & 8 resonate with me too, especially #7. I need to step up my game to this one and take more of a position. I'm working on that! As to getting older... well, I like to think I'm mellowing with age, like a fine wine. :O) I don't get so worked up these days about differing points of view, in fact, I enjoy them as long as like #8, they're civil... Endre, I'm such a fan of yours! I enjoy your quick wit, generosity, and your interests like reading, eating, good wines, and pets etc. etc. etc. The last thing I think you need to worry about here, is being boring. Unimaginable! I'm looking forward to our 2017 engagement and shares!

Jan 08, 2017 03:25 PM #6
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Endre - 7 and 8 resonate with with me.  High performing teams have diverse views but always civil.

Jan 08, 2017 05:43 PM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Dick Greenberg  you are too kind, muchas gracias:)) Endre

Jan 08, 2017 05:57 PM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I believe you are spot on, Endre

Jan 08, 2017 05:57 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Noah Seidenberg  thank you you are so kind, Endre

Jan 08, 2017 05:58 PM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Hannah Williams  check is in the mail:) Endre

Jan 08, 2017 05:58 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  it is always like that the ones that should are not...Endre

Jan 08, 2017 06:00 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Rene Fabre  your words mean a lot, so when are you stopping in Los Angeles? Small World's is still here in Venice:) Endre

Jan 08, 2017 06:02 PM #13
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Thanks for diving in and sharing your thoughts. It's a big word but your explained it well. Have a great week, Endre.

Jan 08, 2017 08:29 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr. 
Yes, #7 adds spice to our AR lives and #8 keeps us in line! Great combination of choices! All the best - Lynn

NOTE: I only ask you every year because you have important things to share with the community! L.

Jan 08, 2017 09:06 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debbie Reynolds  living in Austria & Germany gives me an advantage with the Word not with the spirit of the meaning of it we are on equal Terms, Endre

Jan 08, 2017 09:12 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lynn B. Friedman  your kind words are duly noted and appreciate, Endre

Jan 08, 2017 09:13 PM #17
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Active rain is a nice community . I hope new members will read this post and learn from it.

Jan 09, 2017 06:28 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Endre --- ah yes, this challenge like a new year, does have a habit of sneaking up on us...time to dust off my Weltasnschauung.    Again.  

Jan 09, 2017 07:48 AM #19
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Endre put away the sandpaper, your wise cracks are welcomed :) :) :)

Jan 09, 2017 04:17 PM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Be yourself! People love you when you're you! When it comes to characters, you're one of the best! I always enjoy reading your posts and you are never rude to me or anyone! Your posts are fun and entertaining, refined and educating too. 

Jan 10, 2017 05:09 AM #22
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Nice post, Endre.  Personally, I love the challenge of disagreeing with people in an agreeable way.  Not everyone chooses that path.  LOL  In a community like this, it is necessary to stay respectful in our diversity.  Thanks for the post.

Jan 16, 2017 08:19 AM #23
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Somehow missed this Endre Barath, Jr..

And I know it is not a good idea here for personal attacks because...

personal attacks or predatory behavior will not be tolerated. 

 

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