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

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA 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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  1. Joyce Marsh 01/10/2019 10:54 AM
Topic:
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Location:
Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle
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1,601,080
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 Maria,
This water cooler is self-filling and keeps on giving, doesn't it? 

Jan 10, 2019 10:56 AM #3
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida - I never ventured out beyond the Main Street here in the Rain, but I am most appreciative that Carol Williams  extended to me an invitation to share my post here as well.  So, thank you both for the warm welcome!

Jan 10, 2019 11:01 AM #4
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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 10, 2019 06:59 PM #5
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Susan Haughton - Thank you so very much for the warm Bananatude welcome!

Jan 11, 2019 10:34 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I love the drinking water analogy; drinking in concepts, new ideas, knowledge are all a part of AR. And I see you area almost to 500K!!!  Here's a few more points for you.

Jan 12, 2019 04:52 AM #7
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Kat Palmiotti for stopping by for a 'drink of water' and I hope your Saturday is spectacular!

Jan 12, 2019 08:16 AM #8
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Maria Sapio, One again you blogs make so much sense all the time and you are a great writer.

Jan 12, 2019 08:34 AM #9
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

 Maria Sapio Glad sista Carol Williams Featured this in SCS as I missed this

Jan 12, 2019 11:52 AM #10
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Maria

I love the analogy you shared here...and it's so very true what you said!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Jan 12, 2019 04:19 PM #11
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Will Hamm for reading my post and sharing your kind comment.

Jan 13, 2019 06:17 AM #12
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Hannah Williams  for stopping by to read and comment on my post.

Jan 13, 2019 06:18 AM #13
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS - and I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful weekend!

Jan 13, 2019 06:18 AM #14
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Maria Sapio,

I'm so glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday series. I'm sure the AR gods were sleeping on this one as I felt it should have been featured. A wonderful analogy...as Carol commented: "This water cooler is self-filling and keeps on giving!"

Jan 13, 2019 06:53 AM #15
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  What a very kind comment to read... Thank you so very much - and yes, I too love Carol's words:  "This water cooler is self-filling and keeps on giving!"

Jan 13, 2019 07:50 AM #16
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Very nice Maria!~~  thanks for the super words about AR...

Jan 13, 2019 04:31 PM #17
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Maria, I am glad Will Hamm had reblogged this post, I saw it first on his blog. I wonder if the real water-cooler is turning into a rotary phone nowadays, but the concept lives on in various forms. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:15 PM #18
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Maria Sapio Great words of wisdom.  Simple and yet to this farm land agent...very fitting for how Active Rain works!!  Thank you for sharing and encouraging others to stay involved!!

Jan 15, 2019 06:05 PM #19
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Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

I once mentioned Active Rain to my previous office manager. Her exact words were “wow, people still use Active Rain”? Let the rain pour upon us!

Jan 15, 2019 06:27 PM #20
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very true!  ActiveRain is like a well and we keep dipping from the waters of experience and knowledge!

Jan 16, 2019 07:22 PM #21
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I love your comparison and believe in absorbing the knowledge and joy we encounter every day.

Jan 23, 2019 09:53 PM #22
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