Let it Rain - By: Maria Sapio, Realtor® Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty RS334568

June 2016 I was sitting in a meeting when someone mentioned a real estate blogging forum called 'Active Rain.'  I remember questioning if I had even heard the name correctly.  Seriously, what does 'Active Rain' mean, and how does it relate to real estate?

Fast forward to January 2019 - and yes, it's still called Active Rain. 

Although to some of us, we affectionately simply refer to it as - 'the Rain.' 

 
To those of us that have ever pushed a seed into the ground and awaited a sprout, we understand that a seed needs a few things before erupting through the soil.  According to easyscienceforkids.com, since I prefer not to over-complicate things, "there are many things needed for growth of a plant such as water, air, nutrient, light, temperature, time and space."

Being a real estate agent requires similar ingredients for growth, but for the purpose of this post, I will simply refer to the need for water.

There is a profound benefit to continually hydrating ourselves with powerful teaching, thought provoking content and new ideas and concepts
that awaken and shake up our monotonous thinking patterns.

Active Rain is like a water cooler - and each member is a 'water provider' that is a source of hydration to the others as well as the public that is standing by in the shadows.

So, let the Rain fall upon us... Drink deeply of the knowledge, wisdom and experience that lingers here.  There are some agents offering water that have been in the real estate industry for decades, and the 'water' that they offer is sure to help those tender seeds spring forth!






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Thank you for reading my post - and if you wish to contact me, please visit my website: mariasapio.com

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Maria Sapio
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Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Mike Baltierra Thank you for sharing your response to my post and for your contributions in the Rain!

Jan 10, 2019 02:57 PM #28
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John Pusa
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Maria Sapio I agree, we all connected at ActiveRain as water and air learning from each other.

Jan 10, 2019 03:54 PM #29
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a well written post, I definitely receive plenty of water for growth from the members of ActiveRain!

Jan 11, 2019 05:48 AM #30
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

So true.  Being in The Rain is an education, and there are so many on this platform that are willing to help others in this ever-changing business...

Jan 11, 2019 08:41 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Maria - I think this post " works" .  A teriffic analogy.

Jan 13, 2019 08:54 AM #32
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Selling Homes Changing Lives

Maria Sapio - Before I even scrolled down to the bottom, I was going to say, this is a really great analogy. I loved when you got to the part of the water cooler. The analogy is spot on! 

I also remember hearing about ActiveRain and wanted so badly to get started but the person I turned to for information and guidance never gave me the time of day. But I never gave up.  On occasion, I heard more about AR and one day I just took the plunge and have no regrets. 

When you are thirsty, never give up. Surely, there's a lot of water to go around.  

Jan 13, 2019 10:42 AM #33
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP “When you are thirsty, never give up. Surely, there's a lot of water to go around.” ~ I love, love, love these words...they truly resonate with me. Thank you!

Jan 13, 2019 10:57 AM #34
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Michael Jacobs - I always appreciate your support of my posts!

Jan 13, 2019 03:54 PM #35
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Maria Sapio
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John Pusa - AR is a special place of connection and learning - and I appreciate those that gather here -

Jan 13, 2019 03:54 PM #36
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Maria Sapio
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Brian England - Thank you for your comment and continued friendship in the Rain.

Jan 13, 2019 03:55 PM #37
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 "Being in The Rain is an education, and there are so many on this platform that are willing to help others in this ever-changing business" - Yes, indeed!

Jan 13, 2019 03:56 PM #38
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

An understanding of the community and a great contribution...it doesn't get better !

Jan 13, 2019 04:56 PM #39
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Maria, for sharing your positive perspective of ActiveRain.

Jan 14, 2019 07:28 AM #40
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Sally K. & David L. Hanson and cheers to a wonderful week ahead!

Jan 14, 2019 08:21 AM #41
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Roy Kelley and cheers to a wonderful week!!  Enjoy the sunshine today!

Jan 14, 2019 08:22 AM #42
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The sun is shining in Kentlands. I have been shoveling snow this morning.  The winter storm stalled over our area and we had more snow than expected.

Jan 14, 2019 08:26 AM #43
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley - Please do be careful with shoveling... I am hopeful that the bright sun will just melt it away...

Jan 14, 2019 08:30 AM #44
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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I think you were spot on with your analogy of the water cooler and the hydration!  This is why we come to AR.  Great post Maria Sapio .

 

PS - I can't believe this has not been featured!  

Jan 14, 2019 12:45 PM #45
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Love this post...Beautiful! I will be surprised if it is not featured but if not I'm suggesting it for Carol Williams SCS.

Jan 14, 2019 07:15 PM #46
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Carol Williams So glad that you featured this one. I was just a wee bit late. Thanks for letting me know.

Jan 14, 2019 07:51 PM #47
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