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“Weltanschauung” The philosophy & Guiding Principles of ActiveRain

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Weltanschauung - The philosophy and guiding principles of Active Rain

The guiding principles and philosophy of the Active Rain community serve as a reminder for old and new members of our basic philosophy and principles upon which this organization was formed.


The Weltanschauung philosophy guides us all, and as members of this amazing community, we are bound by these principles and guidelines.

We admire the spirit of other real estate professionals and respect the knowledge and the benefit that each one brings to the table.  Because of this sharing of ideas and knowledge, I believe, that we are all better real estate professionals for it. 

With so much negativity in the world, it is refreshing to be around a group of people with positive energy and who offer encouragement in a stressful and challenging profession.

As the guiding principles of Active Rain state, "This communal dialogue offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and is the way to share in the dynamisn and excitement that constitutes the modern real estate business."

"We believe that real estate professionals will thrive if they demonstrate their local market expertise".

Here are the Weltanschauung principles from the ActiveRain Team:

Weltanschauung: the guiding principles and philosophy of an organization; a world view

  1. We understand that the value of the ActiveRain community rests entirely with its members. We admire the spirit of real estate professionals and believe our goal is to fully engage their talents and knowledge for the benefit of all members of the real estate community.
  2. We believe that real estate professionals will thrive if they demonstrate their local market expertise.With ever greater access to listings, local knowledge is now the key differentiator.
  3. We believe that home ownership is a positive force for social good. ActiveRain is committed to empowering real estate professionals so they can help people achieve the dream of home ownership.
  4. ActiveRain welcomes the active participation of all real estate professionals, irrespective of their affiliation with industry groups or trade associations. We believe a vibrant and diverse real estate community is essential to maintaining a strong organization.
  5. We believe that the constructive dialogue at ActiveRain fosters transparency among consumers about the industry. We understand that ActiveRain plays a key role in demonstrating the integrity and professionalism of those engaged in our industry.
  6. ActiveRain prides itself on editorial independence. We believe that an open, free exchange of ideas is our primary reason for being. We are not captive to any point of view or agenda — other than to advance the interests of home buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals.
  7. We encourage dissenting and contrarian points of view because our industry is better served by continually examining the status quo. Challenging conventional wisdom is often essential for the evolution of our industry and the development of new opportunities.
  8. We believe in spirited discourse, but personal attacks or predatory behavior will not be tolerated.Respect and civility are the shared values that unite us all.
  9. ActiveRain does not stand on ceremony or hierarchy. ActiveRain is a two-way street. We believe that a continual conversation with our community is critical to our continued growth and vitality. We are fully committed to incorporating member feedback and ideas to improve ActiveRain.
  10. ActiveRain believes that it is in the best interests of real estate professionals to build a community that is focused on educating one another. ActiveRain believes its future depends on members of all experience levels openly sharing their experiences and best practices with others in the field. This communal dialogue offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and is the way to share in the dynamism and excitement that constitutes the modern real estate business.

— The ActiveRain Team


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Joyce Marsh, Broker/Owner

Joyce Marsh Real Estate Company

386-299-8291   JoyceMarshHomes@gmail.com


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Comments (19)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Often we must repeat what is known by some and unknown by others.

Mar 04, 2024 07:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Joyce - I wonder if weltanschauung will ever be (or has it ever been) part of the National Spelling Bee challenge?  So simple in some ways and so difficult in so many others.  Your post is a good reminder.  

Mar 04, 2024 07:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joyce,

A good reminder for all of us. Its good to reread the guiding principles. I had to laugh at Michael Jacobs pondering on if "weltanschauung" will or ever has been a word used in the National Spelling Bee! Too funny....bee's must be on our minds as I have a post today with a different Bee in it! LOL!!

Mar 04, 2024 08:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with new members and an excellent reminder for all of us.

Mar 04, 2024 09:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am thankful for the guidelines that rule ActiveRain, Joyce. Most members abide by them and those that do not, find a way out!

Mar 04, 2024 09:20 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Great post ...Thanks for sharing..

Mar 04, 2024 10:08 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I am glad you wrote a reminder post about the Weltanschauung. I spelled it with one letter wrong only. But the autocorrect knew it. 

Mar 04, 2024 11:19 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Even though I can’t pronounce it , Weltanschauung has helped make AR a special place

Mar 04, 2024 08:43 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s something beautiful about finding the spirit of each person and moving with that person in collaboration. :

Mar 04, 2024 11:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

It seems like I have not seen a post about this in five or more years, never gets old "View of The World", Endre

Mar 04, 2024 11:02 PM
Hannah Williams

I just posted one a few weeks ago Endre Barath, Jr. did you miss it?

Mar 05, 2024 08:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: Michael J. Perry  call me up and having lived in Austria and Germany for over 7 plus years  and majored in German I can help you pronounce it:))Endre

Mar 04, 2024 11:04 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Loved this post and I have not seen the term Weltanschauung in a long time and even spellcheck recognizes it!!!

Mar 05, 2024 12:47 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never read through the whole thing, but I think I have behaved myself for the most part in the Rain, haha.

Mar 05, 2024 04:56 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

That beautiful is a  post Joyce Marsh I never get tired of reading it 

Mar 05, 2024 08:35 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

It has been a while since Weltanschauung has been a topic of discussion here on the Rain.  I remember when they would do a challenge about this and showcase how members honored it!  Very nice post! 

Mar 05, 2024 11:49 PM
Gary J. Muccio, Associate Broker
Keller Williams of Central PA - Camp Hill, PA
Exceptional Customer Service!

Thank you, Joyce! Excellent reminder for all. Sort of like our NAR Code of Ethics. We need to take time each year to re-read the Code and remind ourselves of it's content and guiding principles. Continued success to you!

Mar 06, 2024 05:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's what makes this platform/community so much different than many other social media sites!

Mar 06, 2024 05:44 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

A great refresher of the AR principles for old & new members!

Mar 06, 2024 09:19 AM
Matt Brady
Watermark Capital - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Equity Advisors

It was great to be reminded of this phiosophy, it is one of the things that I appreciated about AR years ago.

Mar 07, 2024 08:24 AM