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ActiveRain’s Weltanschauung

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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 homeownership is a positive force for social good.  ActiveRain is committed to empowering real estate professionals so they can help people achieve the dream of homeownership.

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 of any point of view or agenda – other than to advance the interests of homebuyers and sellers and real estate professionals.

7.    We encourage dissenting or 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 all of us.

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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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

We're all so happy you're here with us in the 'Rain!

Aug 07, 2011 04:12 PM
Glenn Stewart...
The House Whisperer - Livermore, CA
Can a house talk? Yes it can

Makes you want to dance in the rain...

Aug 18, 2011 12:41 PM
J Kirby Hall
Jim Hall Real Estate - Clinton, MD

Totally agree.

Aug 22, 2011 05:29 AM
Kerry Carloy
Keller Williams Realty Coppell Market - Carrollton, TX

I especially like the idea of mutual respect and civility.

Aug 24, 2011 04:45 AM
Tracy Seabrooks
Exit Trinity Realty - Columbus, OH

Definitely words to live by....Thanks ActiveRain

Aug 31, 2011 05:20 AM
Carrie Greniger
Skyline Property Management - Golden, CO

Love your use of the German word Weltanschauung - powerful stuff. Love these guiding principles! Thank you for putting together such a wonderful and well thought out community!

Sep 01, 2011 04:11 AM
Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329
FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv. - Fairfax, VA
Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans

Good Information.  Off to a great start!  Look forward to the interaction.

Sep 05, 2011 05:32 AM
Yvonne Ferguson
West Hills, CA
Sounds like a dedicated group.
Sep 11, 2011 03:38 PM
Lowell Fulson III
Intero Real Estate Services (La Quinta, CA - La Quinta, CA

Inspirational guidelines with a positive influence of upward porogress.

Sep 12, 2011 04:26 PM
Sharon Sherwood
Needham Realty - Las Vegas, NV
SFR - Needham Realty - 702-301-854

I'm so excited..Very positive influence is great in this market.  It's so important to surround your self with positive people and groups..

Sep 13, 2011 09:43 AM
Nancy Viejo

I see from the years that have gone by until this comment that Active Rain has and continues to hold fast in their standards of good and constructive conversation. There is enough angst in the world without having it post here.  Thanks Active Rain.

Sep 14, 2011 08:08 AM
Glen Kotulek

Great "Mission Statement"!  Look forward to developing friendships and relationships in the RAIN!

Sep 25, 2011 01:56 PM
Lou & Natalia Burns
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
The Burns Team

Nicely articulated

Sep 29, 2011 02:45 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

If anyone ever needs help with anything don't be shy to reach out!

Sep 29, 2011 05:28 AM
Earl Carr
Carrandassociates - Auburn, AL


Oct 04, 2011 04:57 AM
Alex & Susan Greiner - TeamGreiner-Exit Realty Imoti-Las Vegas N

Very positive philosophy!

Oct 05, 2011 06:52 AM
Carol Babington
Carol Babington Associates - Las Cruces, NM

 Thank you for a positive message.

Oct 06, 2011 09:46 AM
Rhonda Smith-Sanchez
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI

There is so much to decipher on the Internet these days, I am so glad to have found Active Rain.  Thanks for staying true to the need.  Aloha  Rhonda Smith Sanchez - Maui

Oct 14, 2011 08:57 PM
Johnny LeRose
Exit Silan Real Estate - Edgewater, NJ
I Can Help!

In my opinion, this is what "its" always been about. Now, due to this incredible Social/Technology phenomenon, we are experiencing, & the wisdom of the Active Rain Network founders, we have these incredible vehicles, such as Active Rain, where sharing, engaging, educating & informing one another & our communities, standing on a platform of transparency, empathy & integrity...are once again, becoming the "rule," not the exception.

I am honored & grateful to be part of this movement, along with other Real Estate & related industry professionals. It seems to me, that an educated & informed R.E. professional & community, benefits everyone.

Jan 22, 2013 04:06 PM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

We are honored to have you amongst us.  This place really does shine and the core values are still intact and cared for daily.

Jan 23, 2013 01:20 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Kerrie - fast forward to 1/14/16 and I am smiling just thinking about all the good stuff in your life!!  All good

Jan 14, 2016 06:53 AM