Weltanschauung! Do you know what it means?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000


Weltanschauung is a weird word! I honestly had no idea of what it actually meant when I joined ActiveRain or that the document even existed! I'm guessing a lot of others didn't either - or maybe still don't!  You've probably worked with many groups that had a Weltanschauung but they just didn't use that word. So here we go....let's dig in and explore what this weird word is all about!



Weltanschauung: the guiding principles and philosophy

of a community, an organization; a world view


 Weltanschauung! Do you know what it means?




The founders of ActiveRain were wise indeed to create the Weltanschauung Guiding Principles for the  ActiveRain Community. There are 10 principles in all and each one speaks to who ActiveRain truly strives to be as a community. If you haven't read the principles yet, I highly recommend that you do so today! Today I'm going to focus on the 10th principle as it speaks to a life-long passion of mine - education.


10. ActiveRain believes that it is in the best interests of real estate professionals to build a community that is focused on educating one another. ActiveRain believes its future depends on members of all experience levels openly sharing their experiences and best practices with others in the field. This communal dialog offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and is the way to share in the dynamism and excitement that constitutes the modern real estate business.


From my very first day on ActiveRain I began a new journey - an education far beyond what I ever expected from an online community.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that other members were more than willing to share their expertise and experience with others and this has continued to this day. I just emailed a fellow member the other day and asked a few questions and he was so helpful to me!


I had no idea of what blogging meant nor did I have any idea of how to blog. Zero! But I sure learned how to blog and get ranked. Who taught me?  Other ActiveRainers and ARU (ActiveRain University).  There is always something new to learn!   And my first place to go for real estate info, online marketing tips, SEO tips or whatever subject is on the table is - you got it - ActiveRain.  We've got some of the brightest, smartest Real Estate Professionals on the planet on ActiveRain. And guess what?  They're here to share their expertise and experience with you!


If you're just starting out on ActiveRain we're all here to give you a hand up!



All you need to do is ask!



Weltanschauung! Do you know what it means?

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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
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Phoenix Homes For Sale


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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I think I will dig more into the SEO portion of Active Rain University, I hope you have a good weekend and drink some good vino!

Jan 13, 2017 12:52 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Anna

I really enjoyed this read - and it rings so true for me, too. AR has been a community of sharing and education since the very beginning and it just continues to get better. I have always found AR members to be willing to help when asked, and even when not

Have a wonderful weekend!


Jan 13, 2017 12:58 PM #2
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The community here is very helpful and I definitely learned all I know from those who started before me.  

Jan 13, 2017 03:11 PM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Anna-Active Rain is definitely a one of a kind place. The word is a mouthful.

Jan 13, 2017 03:29 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Every time I hear this word I want to say "God bless you" because it does sound like somebody sneezing Anna Banana Kruchten 

Jan 13, 2017 03:34 PM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Anna Banana - I love the Weltanschauung of the Active Rain community.  It is educational for professionals.

Jan 13, 2017 04:47 PM #6
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten ''We've got some of the brightest, smartest Real Estate Professionals on the planet on ActiveRain. And guess what?  They're here to share their expertise and experience with you!"

You are one of the brightest and smartest members and....

I will never forget the advice and support you gave  me many years ago.




Jan 13, 2017 09:47 PM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Sharing is not threatening as some people may epereince in their own markets...dive in the rain and soak up all you can....share and learn....gotta love the rain shower !

Jan 14, 2017 02:25 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I see that word floating around ActiveRain every once in awhile too, Anna!  I have never been able to pronounce it, but it has great meaning!

Jan 14, 2017 05:35 PM #9
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The W word is something we've all come to know because of ActiveRain. And this is truly a great community. Great post, Anna. 

Jan 14, 2017 06:44 PM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Anna -- Education is the perfect topic for you to discuss as part of Weltanschauung.   Your enthusiasm and command of the subject is not only a tremendous asset here but in your real estate practice as well.  Nicely presented and very well-written.  

Jan 15, 2017 06:53 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with you.  I have learned so much about real estate nationally, locations, differences, etc.  I agree with Michael Jacobs about your excellent prsentation.  A

Jan 15, 2017 09:31 AM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It took me quite a while to learn what it was, what it meant and and how or why it affected me. I was happy when people started reaching out to me here on AR, befor ethen i was just spinning my wheels Anna Banana Kruchten 

Jan 16, 2017 08:21 AM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A funny but powerful word!

I learn something new here every single day. A pool of knowledge!

Jan 16, 2017 03:37 PM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Active Rain is an incredible resource filled with generous and genuine people. I'm with the others, very well written Anna. 

Jan 17, 2017 09:06 AM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We all learn so much from each other - it's a community like no other!

Jan 17, 2017 05:29 PM #16
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

AB~little Fishhawk Lake wouldn't be on the map if it weren't for what I have explored, absorbed, put to use by being a member and a sponge for ongoing education that this platform has taught me. We stay young if we keep our minds active and growing! And who knew that I would end up with some spectacular friendships, TOO?!!!! Wow, man...groovy. 

Jan 18, 2017 04:31 PM #17
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Anna, Education is a very important part being a memeber of AR and there are so many excellent teachers who halp other memebrs with their posts plus other stuff. 

Jan 19, 2017 01:57 PM #18
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

You are right on Anna Banana Kruchten  I also learned from the best right here on AR  reading and writing  and perfecting with each one --- Thank you all

Jan 21, 2017 09:03 AM #19
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