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"Everyone you meet knows something you don't. Learn from them and share with them what you know."
-Carol Williams


The other day, there was a question in the Q&A about what we would say if we wanted to encourage a new agent to join ActiveRain.  There are so many reasons.   My answer at the time was:

"I would say you'll most likely get more support and a better education on ActiveRain than anywhere, including classes, books or your Designated Broker. 

We love to share our knowledge and learn from each other.  It's hard to find that within your own local association because of the competition
factor.  We don't hold anything back.  You want to get an education in real estate and make some meaningful connections?  This is the place."  

ActiveRain has professionals from every aspect of the real estate industry, and it gives each of us a depth of knowledge most agents will never have access to.  We have residential agents, commercial agents, appraisers, home builders, property managers, attorneys, mortgage professionals, stagers, inspectors, trainers, flooring people, technology experts, and many others.   Did I miss any?  With this vast array of industry pros, you can get a pretty darn good education from those in-the-trenches on a daily basis. 

If you embrace and utilize the educational opportunity here on AR, you are going to find yourself moving ahead of your competition and leaving them in the dust.  And, all of this educational opportunity is FREE just for joining. How many quality educational opportunities are FREE? 

All that said, I wouldn't encourage anyone to join if they aren't going to actually participate.  The benefits of consistent blogging and the knowledge and networking opportunities here are indisputable.  However, don't bother if you're not going to jump in and grasp the opportunity to grow your business by learning from others AND sharing your knowledge and experiences too.  It's a two-way street.

If you want your blogs to be indexed and found by the public, there is a paid version of membership.  I recommend upgrading to the Rainmaker account.  The annual fee is much less expensive than the monthly rate.  The Rainmaker level also gives other agents the option to reblog your blogs, giving you more exposure and credit for the content you have written.  Once you achieve the 500,000 point level you account becomes FREE again. 

Whether you choose the FREE or paid version of membership, jump in and participate.  I warn you, though.  It is addictive.

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- Peter Drucker

"Information is FREE. Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

-Carol Williams

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Well said Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Jan 25, 2018 06:44 AM #11
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Good morning Sham Reddy .  Glad you like the post.  Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Jan 25, 2018 06:44 AM #12
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Wayne Martin .  Knowledge and friendships.  Doesn't get any better than that, does it?  Have a great day!

Jan 25, 2018 06:45 AM #13
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .  Thanks... and thanks so much for the reblog!  Glad you enjoyed the article.

Jan 25, 2018 06:46 AM #14
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that it is a great place to be and I always enjoy my time in the Rain.  I would certainly encourage anyone in the real estate industry to join and be serious about getting involved!

Jan 25, 2018 07:10 AM #15
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Carol Williams, joining ActiveRain was one of the best decisions I made, I wish, I joined earlier. 

Jan 25, 2018 07:15 AM #16
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Brian England .  It's a completely unique real estate experience isn't it?  We get to network with other professionals AND connect with the public through our blogs.

Jan 25, 2018 07:24 AM #17
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Beth Atalay .  Me too.  I joined very early on but ended up taking a fairly long hiatus during my husband's illness.  Glad I remembered to come back.  LOL

Jan 25, 2018 07:25 AM #18
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Carol. What a terrific, timely and absolutely accurate post. Love it.

Jan 25, 2018 07:55 AM #19
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Sheila Anderson .  Glad you enjoyed it.  have a great day!

Jan 25, 2018 08:16 AM #20
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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This has been the best habit I’ve ever acquired Carol Williams. There is so much to learn and so little time. I used to read 30 - 40 blog posts per day but I found I needed to work a little more on my business (a lot more)....

Jan 25, 2018 10:22 AM #21
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
Yes, the addiction risk is real and can suck a lot of time if you let it.

Jan 25, 2018 10:39 AM #22
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Carol - an agent who blogs on Active Rain is letting potential clients know that they are knowledgeable trusted advisers.  This is how I see it.

Jan 25, 2018 11:12 AM #23
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

The opportunity to learn here is nothing short of amazing - as Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 says, it is continuing education!  Actually, in many ways, more effective. 

Jan 25, 2018 11:25 AM #24
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Very true Grant Schneider .  That should be the goal of every blogger. 

Jan 25, 2018 11:38 AM #25
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Amazing is a good word for it Susan Haughton . Quite the brain-trust we have, isn't it? 

Jan 25, 2018 11:38 AM #26
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have invited nearly 50 people to join to the Rain, and nearly all of them never got off the starting blocks.  Participation is the only way to truly get anything out of this platform.  Signing up and not participating is like thinking you are going to get the knowledge in a book by sleeping with it under your pillow.

Jan 25, 2018 02:51 PM #27
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Congratulations! You have been featured in Bananatude!

Jan 25, 2018 07:31 PM #28
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good analogy Chris Ann Cleland !  Doesn't work that way, does it?

Jan 25, 2018 07:40 PM #29
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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I'd be a much more prolific reader if it did.

Jan 26, 2018 09:26 AM #30
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