My entry to "What Does ActiveRain Mean to You?"

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and Debe Maxwell, CRS are conducting a challenge for the month of April entitled "What Does ActiveRain Mean to You?" The point of the challenge is to share a collage that demonstrates what ActiveRain means to us.

So here's my entry.

My collage reflects:

Ideas:

I often get great ideas from fellow ActiveRainers about how to handle real estate deals, or about how to live life, or how to do a listing presentation. Active Rain provides never ending new ideas for doing things, whatever they are.

 

Sharing:

Similar to Ideas but different. People here share a million things - ways to garden, things that mean something to them, what to do when addressing adversity, how to market, how to brand, how to take great photos, inspiring quotes, challenges to watch out for, people who inspire.

 

Meeting new people:

We don't have to meet in person. I have "met" many people here in ActiveRain. Those who share knowledge on Zoom calls or via posts. Or those I've actually met in person.

It's all a wonderful part of life.

 

Food:

Who knew having the ability to share recipes or great restaurant meals would be so much fun? Want to know what Chef Dolores cooks? Or want to see what Endre Barath, Jr.  just prepared? Or want to see what anyone else experiments with? ActiveRain has got it all!

Flowers/Gardening:

Want to see amazing photos of flowers? Read anything by Roy Kelley and you'll see amazing flowers. Want gardening tips? Check out Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! or any of the gardening gurus here!

 

Laughing:

ActiveRain can be a source of chuckles. There are so many posters who share thoughts of the day, quotes of the day, laughs of the day. Just look around - you might find a fun video or riddle or trivia tidbit.

Making Friends:

Who knew I would meet ActiveRainers ( like Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ) at a writer's conference, or meet others via a Facebook message, or a Zoom call, or a phone call, or a letter, or a request for assistance, or a face-to-face together, and make a lifelong friend. Who knew?

 

Referrals:

ActiveRain is a great place for referrals. Whether giving or receiving, we get to know the people here. We know who we would trust with our clients or family or friends, and we are happy to hand off those people to professionals we know have their back. And ours.

Sharing:

This sort of wraps it all up.

ActiveRain is about sharing. Thoughts. Tips. Marketing ideas. Cooking techniques. Pet loving. Places to visit. Places to live. What's going on in our area. How to deal with issues. What works with clients. The best way to do a listing discussion. Ways to do social media. Ideas for staying safe in the Cyberworld.  How to sell unique homes. And we share how we feel. And what we want. And what we believe.

Bottom line? ActiveRain is a wonderful real estate networking site that is so much more than that.

But if you're already a member, you know that. And for that, thank you.

Comments (71)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Ruth Vogt - Yes we do indeed have to eat! Multiple times a day!

I'd love to see your post!

 

Apr 11, 2022 02:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Kat.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Apr 12, 2022 05:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Roy! I hope you do as well

Apr 12, 2022 05:22 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great post Kat. You have mentioned some of the great things about AR.

Apr 12, 2022 05:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Carla Freund !

Apr 12, 2022 05:22 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Great summary on AR. I always find new ideas that people share.

Apr 12, 2022 06:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Me too Lyn Sims !

Apr 12, 2022 01:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! You didn't miss a thing, Kat Palmiotti! What a lovely post and I agree with you wholeheartedly. 

Thank you so much for being one of our early adapters and getting this amazing post put together. You are a rockstar and yes, we LOVE you! 😘

Apr 13, 2022 09:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

AWWWW, Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you!

Apr 13, 2022 03:08 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have never regretted joining ActiveRain, it is now required reading for me Kat Palmiotti  

Apr 13, 2022 07:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

For me too Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !

Apr 14, 2022 04:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Those, who I follow, are my extended family (it feels like anyway) Kat 🙂

Apr 14, 2022 06:41 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The source of referrals is better than any brand can provide and the friendships are constant

Apr 15, 2022 07:20 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Ed Silva - Agreed!

Apr 15, 2022 03:16 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat,

I wish you a very Happy Easter. Hope you are getting some great spring weather today.  It is 85º in Sedona.

Soldiers Pass Sedona Easter Sunrise

 

Apr 17, 2022 03:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's warm Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ! It made it up to 40º which is fine. Pretty soon it'll be 90º and too hot!

Apr 17, 2022 05:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Kat.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 18, 2022 04:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hope you have a wonderful week as well Roy Kelley !

Apr 18, 2022 06:29 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Well done and so true! I like how you broke down the perks and spoke a little on each, good job Kat Palmiotti !!!

Apr 27, 2022 04:36 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - I appreciate you

Apr 27, 2022 06:07 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kat, I came back to your blog on this contest as I am trying to think of what I should write about today.  Thanks again!

 

Apr 30, 2022 09:05 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Will Hamm - Did it help?

Apr 30, 2022 11:34 AM