I came here to Blog ... so what's a Weltanschuung anyway?

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I came here to Blog...

so what's a Weltanschuung anyway?


Active Rain is not just a Blogging Platform. We have seen what has been posted on social media and many of them seem to have no boundaries.  When Active Rain was created, it's goal was to be unlike any other platform out there, having professionalism, guidance, relationships and a learning tool aimed at the Real Estate World and its affiliates.

In order for this platform to be successful, it needed to have a plan.  A plan that would cover all the keys, that would unlock the doors for us to share and learn about our industry, as well as developing a positive relationship with each other.  That plan is called "Weltanschuung".

Active Rain was founded on the principals, to guide those who choose to be part of its Real Estate World. There are 10 of them for its members to follow while being part of the body. Here is a link to the original information:  Link to Weltanschuung

Weltanschauung  (Velt-ahn-shou-oo-ng)


Originated in Germany in 1868

"Welt"- World

"anschauung" - Perception

Active Rain, as a whole, shares its views, ideas and information for the betterment of the Real Estate Community and the world.  Here is my interpretation of those 10 guiding principals:


  1. All Real Estate Professionals have their own talents and knowledge, they can share with the rest of the AR Community.
  2. By blogging about their own local Real Estate Market, they will be more successful in their own local area, because of their knowledge.
  3. Home ownership is the ultimate family dream we, as Real Estate Professionals, can help the people of our communities achieve that dream.
  4. Talent & knowledge, from all areas of the Real Estate are invited to participate in Active Rain, as each has knowledge and ideas, they can share with the rest of the members, making the world of Active Rain a better place.
  5. Discussions & Comments "must" be made with integrity and professionalism.
  6. Active Rain is an exchange of information, that will benefit Buyers, Sellers and Real Estate Professionals.
  7. Different points of view are welcomed, for the growth of new ideas, to further our industry.
  8. Personal attacks and predatory behavior is not the way of Active Rain.  It will not be tolerated.  Getting along and being united to one goal is in the best interest of Active Rain.
  9. Active Rain welcomes opinions and ideas that will make Active Rain the best it can be.
  10. Active Rain is for the members to learn and educate each other, with their knowledge and strong points, that will make a better Real Estate Industry.

Now that you know what Weltanschauung is, even though you may not be able to pronounce it, you can join the rest of us, in the World of Perception".  There is much to learn in this world.  If you need some direction, or help finding your way around, you can contact any of the Ambassadors.  They are there to help you in any way, to make your AR experience enjoyable.


It's hard to pick just one of the above reasons for me to continue to participate in AR, but for the most part, everyone is friendly, willing to help and the overall feel is one that is unlike any other, meaning degrading other members comments and blogs.  I learn a lot from the other members, including the related fields, such as Staging, Mortgage and Social media members, as well as others.  AR is eager to help us learn, with webinars and AR University.  When I have a question or a problem everyone is very helpful in helping me solve my problem.  What's not to like about Active Rain?



So, if you came to blog, go ahead!

Active Rain is the best there is, because of its



If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in

Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana

Call me:  Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577


"We have agents to serve you with your Real Estate needs"

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate

and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com 


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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Larry this is an excellent post on the big word that nobody knows how to pronouce or spell (easily).  ActiveRain is the best community that I know of with outstanding members and most of them follow the Weltanschuung Principles!

Jan 13, 2017 11:45 AM #1
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I thought the same thing I know what it is but proably am not prounincing correctly! Have a good weekend!

Jan 13, 2017 12:51 PM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think I will stick with perception, it is easier to pronounce but also thanks for posting the principles.

Jan 13, 2017 01:53 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry AR has evolved in many ways in the 10+ years I have been on here, but one thing has not changed and that is you can't go wrong by following the Weltanschuung and Community Guideline principles.

Jan 13, 2017 02:01 PM #4
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Larry, after all these years participating in the rain I still cannot pronounce this word. We need these basic principles in place and all of us need to follow them. 

Jan 13, 2017 02:01 PM #5
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We all play well here in the Rain because if we didn't we would have to write that word 1,000 times on a black board

Jan 13, 2017 05:54 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Larry - a good way to consider Weltanschauung.  By blogging on Active Rain agents answer the question, What separates me from others.

Jan 13, 2017 06:25 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I called up one of my German speaking friends and got a lesson on how to say it and what it meant to people in her country. It was very enlightening and now I can say it although it has a Southern twang to it.

Jan 13, 2017 06:38 PM #8
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Larry....get post about this long word that most of us didn't know about before we started doing this challenge. 

Jan 13, 2017 07:48 PM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Larry.  When I first saw that word I looked it up. Yeah, good luck pronouncing it. 

Jan 14, 2017 02:39 AM #10
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