The ActiveRain Community...Just Like Real Life.

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The ActiveRain Community...Just Like Real Life.

 

Mick Michaud wrote a post asking Who Really is on ActiveRain?  And, it’s a very good question for which there is a myriad of answers. Just go to his activerainpost and read the comments.

 

Mick noted, in his response to my comment, that perhaps over time, the community evolves into an Ambassador’s Club, with members either “graduating” into it or leaving the community.  

 

I don’t know what the answer is because without going to the list of Ambassadors and looking at it, I couldn’t begin to name everyone with the Ambassador badge.

 

ActiveRain is very much like any other real or social community out there. People come, people go, people return.

 

And just as in real life, we don’t get to see the people we know every day, and there are some we’re just as happy not to see.

 

Just for grins, I hopped back to see the faces who joined ActiveRain back on February 6, 2008, the day I joined.  There were 210 people who joined on that day.  Twenty-six never bothered to upload a profile photo.

And of those 210 people, I did an off the cuff count and found that I’d only interacted via comments and reading their posts with 16 of the members.

 

Some have joined but never felt compelled to follow through with blogging.

Some joined but life got in the way.

Some joined but never had or took the opportunity to engage with other members here so left.

And as a result of an improving market and increased SEO, due in part to what they learned here, many agents have become very busy and find it hard to carve out time here.

 

Ask most members who have been here through changes in format, new ownership, and the infamous curtain and they will tell you that they are not here solely for the purpose of blogging.

 

At the core of this "cyberville" home for all things related to real estate are all of the members and the sense of community that we feel.

 

So, Mick, who really is on ActiveRain?  Just look around, and at any given time you’ll find a friend.

That’s who’s here on ActiveRain!

 

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Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are a great many people on ActiveRain and I really look forward to interacting with quite a few on a daily basis!  Most are incredibly supportive and I try to be as supportive as possible as well.

Apr 25, 2017 07:59 AM #15
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James Dray I lurked for a long time, and then only wrote maybe a few posts a month.

Barbara Todaro I agree with you. There are some who carry the label but we don't see any more.  As for Liz and Bill Spear I am always asking him questions and he has the answers!

Apr 25, 2017 08:13 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sham Reddy you're right!

 

Apr 25, 2017 08:22 AM #17
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Karen- I hope that you'll enjoy ActiveRain and thrive here!!!

Mick Michaud and I think some find other productive ways to achieve their goals. 

Nathan Gesner LOL- I used a long lost tool...I counted!  I went to the membership roster to the day I joined.  There you can see everyone else who joined on that day. 

Apr 25, 2017 08:24 AM #18
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

What's fun is learning from the new bloggers here Joe Pryor 

Wayne Martin And luckily we have some who return!

Michael Jacobs I'm not sure but I think you owe Sharon Tara a birthday gift!!!

Apr 25, 2017 08:27 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

No, I wasn't looking for a gift....Michael joining on my birthday WAS a gift.

Apr 25, 2017 08:32 AM #20
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Our community is very unique.  There is no other platform that I know of where we form such a sense of community and build life long friendships.

Apr 25, 2017 10:00 AM #21
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I guess I've been here going on 11 years. I've made a lot of close friends on Active Rain, and established all sorts of referral channels to send outbound buyers. I might not always have time to post comments every day but I do try to post a blog every single day. You get out of this what you put into it.

Apr 25, 2017 01:42 PM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

Great discussion on the subject, and the old adage that you get what you put in, says it all.  A

Apr 25, 2017 01:49 PM #23
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - I've often wondered the same thing, and even asked Kerrie about it a couple of times back in the day. She didn't have an answer for me, and I'm not quite interested enough to go through a week;s worth of the blog roll to see who is active. I do know there are enough of us to keep this place busy and interesting and that's good enough.

Apr 25, 2017 02:00 PM #24
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
603-380-4886

Kathy to me it's all about relationships!  I llooked up the day I started and don't recognise anybody 12/21/06. But I really didn't do anything until 08 and  then...... I never looked back - full speed ahead  I'm so glad to know so many amazing  rain folks all over the country -  many of whom I call my good friends and have met in person many times.

Apr 25, 2017 05:15 PM #25
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ok Sharon Tara and Michael Jacobs we have a true mutual admiration society!  

Belinda Spillman I agree.  This is a unique community.

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents That's it exactly.  You get out of it what you put into it!!! 

 

Apr 25, 2017 05:27 PM #26
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I see many here who post but never ever comment.  But, it's their choice.

You know what Dick Greenberg I feel the same way.  I miss some who are no longer here but what's here is quite good enough for me. 

And that's the icing on the cake Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS All of the friendships we make here. 

Apr 25, 2017 05:31 PM #27
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider Just like real life, huh!

Sharon Tara see, next time learn to count quicker! LOL

Nick & Trudy Vandekar I'm a pretty good digger. 

Just showing up is being supportive Brian England 

Apr 25, 2017 05:34 PM #28
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Kathy

There is a large group of ActiveRain members who actively involved on a regular basis . . . . and there are other members that are involved at difference levels.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 25, 2017 06:43 PM #29
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Active Rain is indeed a small sample of what happens out in the real world. I'm glad to have made the friendships I've made here.

Apr 25, 2017 07:19 PM #30
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved this post and indeed like Grant Schneider  said it is a networking opportunity, some people never get this others do and the unexpected benefit is friendships and relationships are built all over the country and it is not based on what Broker one is affiliated with:))Endre

Apr 25, 2017 09:09 PM #31
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

ActiveRain is an amazing community!  I've always enjoyed the collective tribal knowledge, and camaraderie.

Apr 26, 2017 03:29 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

great answer.. we are who we are here in the rain.. education at all times with friendships mixed in!

Apr 26, 2017 05:27 PM #33
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Relationships unlike any other...and difficult to explain to people who have not experienced them.

Apr 26, 2017 10:06 PM #34
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