Respect ~ Community Guidelines

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

In our Active Rain forum guidelines are established to ensure as participants we represent our industry as true, transparent and professional. The very first word in our AR community guidelines is the word “RESPECT.” This is the foundation our guidelines are built on. It’s important to exhibit mutual respect for our industry, fair housing and the ActiveRain community.

Understanding our attitudes and actions towards each other will have a greater positive impact on the viewing/reading public than anything we could ever write! Liz and Bill Spear  wrote a post recently: “Can you answer the Question? We often get asked the question “How is the market?” It’s knowledge of our local market, expertise and posts that we write that determines the interaction not only with the public but with other Active Rain members. It’s important to respect the writer who is talking about their local may be different from yours. If open houses don’t work in your area you don’t have to comment slamming open houses the writer is discussing. Maybe its food for thought and something you might try for something new in your area. The whole premise is “I comment, you comment, we comment and the community grows."

Remembering our ideas and comments we present set the tone for the level of professionalism we exhibit. Are we tolerant of others ideas? Are we willing to learn from others? Do we show compassion? Do we know how to communicate in a professional and positive way which builds rapport and relationships with colleagues and the public? Do we remember once words leave our lips it’s like squirting out tooth paste, you can never put back in the tube! How we interact with our comments gives our readership of buyers and sellers a clue to how we operate and conduct out business.

ActiveRain is a site to learn, share and develop friendships. Reading posts from Barbara Todaro is like taking a mini course on marketing every day. In her recent Post: “Marketing a New Area/Focus on Listings/One Listing Becomes Many!!” There so many takeaways: Don’t be afraid to tackle a new area, court the buyer agents for your listings, best business practices and direct mail is not dead! What great tips if you’re open to expanding your mind with something maybe you hadn’t considered.

ActiveRain was built for a community of real estate professionals to network and create a sense of community. This is our community and it’s up to us to make it a special place. We can only reach our full potential when we all learn to consistently demonstrate mutual respect for one another.

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Austin TX Canyon Creek Real Estate Agent

(512) 750-6899


My ActiveRain Blog
Austin Real Estate Website
Canyon Creek Neighborhood

I specialize in Listing and Selling homes in the NW Austin Area. I use my experience to guide clients through the process, whether selling or buying. It’s a beautiful thing when your career and a passion come together. I love what I do!

Comments (34)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Candice A. Donofrio : Well put in your very own style!

Hi Grant Schneider : A good way to put it!

Hi Roy Kelley : Thank you for stopping by!

Jan 13, 2019 01:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - Congrats on the well deserved gold star!  Being respectful and open minded when dealing with our AR community is not only a virtue but a true learning experience. 

Jan 13, 2019 02:21 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Congratulations on having this wonderful post featured.  I also enjoy being a part of the AR community and really appreciate the sharing of ideas and knowledge here.  We don't have to always agree, but must always be respectful and professional.

Jan 13, 2019 02:27 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Glad to see Participation in this contest  Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  congrats for the feature post

Jan 13, 2019 03:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie if a members respects another members, then they are well on their way to conforming to AR Guidelines.

Jan 13, 2019 03:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® : Yes that is so true.

Hi Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida : Thank you! You are right we don't have to always agree, but must always be respectful and professional.

Hi Hannah Williams : Thank you..I'm trying!

Hi George Souto : I so agree!

Jan 13, 2019 03:56 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, great post to let the new Rainers know there are guidelines, and where to find them.

Jan 13, 2019 04:00 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Very well reinforced dictums Dorie!  I learn very much about the real estate business here and other things that help me personally.  Thank you.

Jan 13, 2019 04:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- what a perfect post to highlight the community guidelines. It is so important to remember to respect the community and the writer of the post. It's not necessary to say that something isn't for you or for your area. I have learned so much from the posts here and the strength of the community lies in the members. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:35 PM
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

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Thanks for a thorough and very readable post. I love how you linked to others.  All the best - Lynn

PS  Please add the name of the program you used to made your graphic so others may try it -- OK?

Jan 13, 2019 08:16 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love this post and agree with you about Barbara, Dorie! There is something to learn on her blog each and every many others here in the Rain.

Congratulations on the feature - certainly well-deserved!

Jan 13, 2019 08:52 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Respect and dignity never go out of style. :) We all have a lot of unique view points going on in this place.

Jan 13, 2019 09:08 PM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

I beleive that how people interact online is often a reflection of how they interact in person. If someone shows their true colors, consider it a gift and treat cautiously when dealing with them.

Jan 14, 2019 12:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Joan Cox : Thank you!

Hi John Henry : I learn so many things here too!

Hi Kathy Streib : The strength of the community does lie within its members.

Hi Lynn B. Friedman : Thank you for hosting this challenge this January of 2019!

Jan 14, 2019 04:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS : Thank you! We learn so much from each other which is something I rely on!

Hi Laura Cerrano : You are right respect and dignity do not go out of style.

Hi Anthony: You are so right..we can really pick up what a person is really like from their comments in social media.

Jan 14, 2019 05:08 AM
Anne Edwards Johnson
JPAR Real Estate - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor | HookemhomesATX (512)917-5260

I love following you Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Jan 14, 2019 06:13 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love this post!  So very true - act professional and respect other members!

Jan 14, 2019 06:59 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I agree with that statement 100%

It’s important to exhibit mutual respect for our industry, fair housing and the ActiveRain community.

Jan 15, 2019 03:56 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Dorie...once again tells the story

Jan 15, 2019 07:34 AM
Carolyn Hubbard
Great American Title Agency - Mesa, AZ
Escrow Carolyn

Very well written.  Since 1986 I have experienced many changes in the speed of resdential real estate transactions---however the respect, ethical treatment and trust  we have in one another has and I hope does remain a vital key to our industry  regardless of where in that industry our job is.

Jan 15, 2019 03:48 PM