Active Rain Community Guidelines

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I have been a part of the Active Rain community for seven months.  I initially decided to 'check-it-out' since it was mentioned in passing in a class I was taking.  I plunged right in and posted my first blog immediately and was greeted with an extremely warm welcome from the Active Rain community.  
To those that have chosen to make Active Rain a part of their daily diet, the community guidelines are simply an extension of their core character.  Bullet points such as "do not personally attack another person" or "do not slander another person" are not merely words upon a list of 'do's and don'ts, no, these words go much deeper and convey the true meaning of 'community.'  

The purpose of establishing 'guidelines' within any 'community' is to create a 'safe-zone' and 'mutual understanding' among all.  Once an atmosphere of trust has been laid as the foundation, the environment can build a forum that promotes candid questioning and open dialogue which is pivotal for one to truly grow and furthermore, flourish.  Guidelines are established as a means to encourage the wide array of diverse thoughts and ideologies while preserving the integrity of mutual respect.  

To review the Active Rain Community Guidelines, please visit the link below:
 Community Guidelines

Comments (17)

Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Maria.  It feels to me like you've been here for longer, as you're like an old friend now.

Jan 23, 2017 05:20 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Gabe Sanders - I too feel that way.  In a short amount of time, I feel as though I have truly integrated into the community and appreciate the new-found friendships.

Jan 23, 2017 05:22 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Maria. Must echo Gabe's thoughts here. Sure it is only seven months? Enjoy your day!

Jan 23, 2017 05:35 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Maria Sapio ,

We are so glad you joined the Active Rain add so much with your well written posts. You jumped right in engaging with others. Its hard to believe you have only been with us for 7 months!

Jan 23, 2017 05:45 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Maria Sapio - you are an ActiveRain star! A great contributor to this community who stays engaged. 

Jan 23, 2017 06:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Maria, for sharing some of your positive experience. 

Best wishes for continued success.

Jan 23, 2017 06:22 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Creating a mutual dialogue Maria Sapio and engaging with others can form long lasting friendships here in the Rain . Well wriiten post for  Jump Start 2017

Jan 23, 2017 06:24 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I didn't even realize you were that new to ActiveRain, your blog writing is excellent and I really enjoy interacting with you on here!!!

Jan 23, 2017 08:01 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Maria Sapio, You are such a great new member to the Rain.   Thanks for your great blogs.


Jan 23, 2017 08:09 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Well said, and we have enjoyed your posts and your friendly demeanor here in the rain.  I am hoping one day to meet you face to face.  


Jan 23, 2017 01:56 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I am chiming in with the other comments here Maria Sapio you are a welcome addition to the Rain...and it seems you have been with us longer than 7 months!

Jan 23, 2017 06:06 PM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog post and share your thoughtful comments ...

Jan 23, 2017 06:13 PM
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ


What a great Blog. Best wishes for continued success.

Thank you 

Jan 24, 2017 06:45 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Thank you Noel Mayer - I do appreciate you stopping by to read, and comment -

Jan 24, 2017 06:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Very well said, Maria Sapio!  I can't believe you've only been here 7 months - that goes to show how diving in works WELL for new members!  It feels like I've known you for years!  

Jan 26, 2017 07:37 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Maria Sapio 
I have to echo Gabe Sanders --- and the others - seems like you have been here longer thsn seven months! Glad you joined the 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge - from this post it is clear you understand how the Community Guidelines shelter our community! All the best - Lynn

Jan 29, 2017 06:40 PM

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