Did not read the rules and managed to follow them anyway

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

Is it possible to follow the rules if you have not read them? Must be so! Sometime many years ago, I think 2008, I was invited to join AR by Steve Hoffacker . I joined and did nothing until 2009 or 2010. As usual, started reading posts and slowly started commenting.

Next thing was my own posts and people began to comment and follow me. I organized a few meet-ups and the sense of family commenced. I have posted almost daily ever since and feel as if I am letting the family down if I don't post.

The sense of family has grown over the years as I meet members in person, talk with them over the phone, or email & text them outside of the Rain.

Then, challenged by Lynn B. Friedman, this year read the Weltanschuung and the Community Guidlelines. What a read. I had been unconscious of the guidelines while following the rules. Maybe these rules are not complicated. Maybe it is just commonsense.

What a platform to have freedom of expression to advance real estate interests. And, you get to express a contrarian view in a polite manner and initiate discourse. Most adhere to this. A few have had to be disciplined over time, whether we agreed or disagreed, with the action taken.

It is a forum I am proud to be a part of and will continue to participate for the forseeable future. I will continue to seek opportunities to meet more members and expand my network.

Thank all of you for allowing and accepting my participation! I will follow the rules now that I read them!


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Wayne - like you I didn’t know the rule but followed them because they are common sense. 

Jan 22, 2019 11:31 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No doubt you have great common sense.  That is not so common these days. A

Jan 22, 2019 01:51 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wayne- because you are a professional and use your common sense it wasn't necessary to have read the rules!!!  You are one of the many assets here!!!

Jan 22, 2019 05:23 PM #3
Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate
The Climer School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
The Best Real Estate School in Florida

Amen to that.

Jan 22, 2019 05:28 PM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne

No doubt others like you have not read the guidelines bt still have the common sense to follow them unknowingly!


Jan 22, 2019 08:54 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning again Wayne.

Like you I started in 2009, but did not really get going until 2011.  It has been an exciting ride, looking forward to the rest of the journey.  Just use common sense, you'll be fine

Jan 23, 2019 02:02 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Wayne.  I think this is probably true for most of us who have lingered on this platform.

Jan 23, 2019 05:26 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wayne - common sense certainly helps. On ActiveRain and in everyday life.

Jan 23, 2019 05:53 AM #8
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

that is because you are a decent human being with a good internal compass - and I am so glad you are here

Jan 23, 2019 06:04 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin - We all appreciate your posts. Even when I cannot get by every day, I go back and catch up. I can not say that about all posts I follow. Thank you for all your contributions to AR.

I have always felt that if you follow the Golden Rule and use good common sense you can get through a lot without knowing what the rules are. 

Jan 23, 2019 06:13 AM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne, indeed I was impressed how you can consistently post new information daily, BTW what ever happened to Steve? and I agree you can follow the guidelines without reading them since the idea is to follow the Golden Rule, Endre

Jan 23, 2019 11:13 PM #11
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