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The Spirit of ActiveRain!

Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

Being a member of ActiveRain  has been so rewarding.  The site is filled with so many wonderful people who are real estate agents, REALTORS®,  affiliates and other professions in the industry.  Not just wonderful, but great people.  We are from across the country in every state - and every climate zone!

I love being on this site and have met so many cool people from across the US since joining ActiveRain,  after attending Rain Camp in June, 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ.  It's also great to tell friends and clients that "I know all the best agents" anytime anyone talks of moving!

Recently, I referred a former neighbor/friend to an agent in Florida that I found on ActiveRain.  Her team includes her daughter-in-law who is taking great care of my former neighbor with information and knowledge that is wowing him.  He raves about that agent I referred for he and his wife to build a new home.  She has provided so many insights and answers that he's sold!

I share agent's names to other agents on my office Facebook office page for anyone looking in other states.  Each time, they are so grateful for having a contact.  It comes across as one of the most professional ways of doing business, and a bit altruistic. 

Find an agent with a profile, read their blogs, and refer!  I share ActiveRain pages to agents so they can see for themselves, bringing new visitors to ActiveRain to see the community.   Rinse and repeat as often as possible.  It's that simple. 

Some agents have left ActiveRain during the last few years, which is sad.  ActiveRain still has so much to offer.  The relationships are still here, I promise!  

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jan you said it  so well, it is about the relationships that we have built here I probably send more names out than I can count, when someone in my office or my network is looking for an agent, and indeed it is a shame some have left the platform, Endre

Nov 30, 2021 04:52 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Jan Green I totally agree what a beautiful place to be 

Nov 30, 2021 05:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Jan- well said. It's a good feeling knowing there are members across the states that you could contact for a referral or if you're traveling and need some information about the local area.  

Nov 30, 2021 07:17 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

AR is always the first place I check when looking for a referral partner!

Enjoy your day!

Dec 01, 2021 04:53 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Jan,

Definitley a place to find more active and curious agents. If they do not know something, they will find out, so they can do the best for their clients.

Dec 01, 2021 07:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Jan - "people" make a community.  And that "relationship" is certainly true in ActiveRainLand. 

Dec 01, 2021 08:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

I am one who has been discouraged because of disappearing photographs.

Dec 02, 2021 09:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jan:

So glad to see this featured! You have captured the spirit of ActiveRain admirably. The relationships here are priceless!


Dec 02, 2021 05:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jan Green You have just summed up the spirit of ActiveRain. Thank you!

Dec 02, 2021 09:16 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There are so many fine people on this platform willing to help. It is an incredible source for referrals as the blogs they post give great insight as to who they are.

Dec 03, 2021 03:13 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

To my friends that commented Dorie Dillard Austin TX , Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD , Endre Barath, Jr. ,  I treasure all of you.  After being on last week's zoom call, I was inspired to write this so that anyone doubting being a member might read this post.  ActiveRain has been an inspiration for me as I bet it has for you.  If it weren't for AR, I wouldn't have met anyone of you virtually, much less my local contacts like Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  and Gary, Brian England .  I must confess I already knew Nancy Laswick, but did not know whe was on AR with her husband Scott writing at that time.  

So to sum up my comments - thank you for your friendship, your expertise, and your witty/meaningful posts.  I love reading them!  Happy Holidays to all!

Dec 06, 2021 12:24 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

More friends that commented see above - limited to 5 per post.  

Hannah Williams , Kathy Streib , Kat Palmiotti, Dorte Engel  & Michael Jacobs 

Dec 06, 2021 12:25 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

To more friends that I couldn't tag - see above message Roy Kelley , Jeff Dowler, CRS , Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  & Ed Silva 

Dec 06, 2021 12:26 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Miss Jan - so glad you tagged me so I didn't miss this lovely post you wrote  AR has truly been a gift to all of us many times over.  I might have met you in town but then again, maybe not!  We've had a lot of fun over the years creating and hosting meetups and happy hours with the girls. Speaking of HH - time for a holidy HH at my house now that I've got things decorated up for the season.  Love you!

Dec 06, 2021 03:21 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I guess we'll never know Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker !  I really appreciate your friendship and always know when we meet there will be lots of laughs and smiles all the way around.  Looking forward to seeing you next week.  I'll bring some Christmas cheer and more!  Happy Christmas! 

Dec 08, 2021 01:49 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Late to the party! Am glad I read this post Jan, there are some amazing people here, you are definitely one of them.

Dec 21, 2021 11:02 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jan Green - I am equally late to the cheerleading squad that loves and adores you and what you represent to this community. I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dec 23, 2021 02:43 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Aww thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !  It's been so great getting to know and meet Rainers.  You guys kept me going through Covid and since 2009!  It's been wonderful getting to know each and everyone one of you.  Love reading your posts and learning what's going on in your world!  Have a wonder New Year!  

Dec 27, 2021 10:11 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Jan! What a wonderful post and I agree wholeheartedly with you! I look here first and have referred out so many clients to fellow AR members. I feel that we know one another so well and who better to serve our clients?! 

I am so glad you are here and a part of this wonderful community - and thank you for being a VIP on our ZOOM calls - you are the best!

Dec 28, 2021 07:19 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for commenting Debe Maxwell, CRS !  You're so right!  Love looking for agents on AR to refer.  And you're welcome.  Love the zooms and hate to miss - like yesterday. Thanks for all you do!


Dec 29, 2021 11:14 AM