What is ActiveRain?

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ActiveRain Real Estate CommunityIntermixed with the daily struggle of running a company that is grasping for revenues, in what seems like a never ending attempt to bridge that last little gap to profitability, I am blessed with inspiring messages from the members of this network about how ActiveRain is impacting their lives.

My most recent inspiration came from an article authored by Russ Ravary and the accompanying comments on it. Whenever I am in a certain mood, and read one of these posts, I am reminded that ActiveRain is something greater than just a business. I am elevated above the grind-level view of daily operations, and if only for a few fleeting minutes, I recognize the incredible opportunity we have in front of us to change, and improve, the way an entire industry operates. Indeed we are doing something even more than revolutionizing an industry in need of change; we are enriching the lives of our fellow colleagues and creating one of the greatest caring communities in the world. 

We are a part of something that is quite rare, something that is both exciting and humbling at the same time.

I am often charged with answering the question, "What is ActiveRain?", and now even after years of running the company I haven't been able to articulate an answer that seems sufficient. ActiveRain is clearly more than just a business; It seems to mean something powerful and slightly different to everyone who embraces it and makes it a part of their lives. Recognizing this, I would like to turn the question over to the individual members of this community to answer in the comments below.

My hope is that in the future when someone wants to know "What is ActiveRain", I can point them here.

What does ActiveRain mean to you? How has it impacted your life. How has it helped your business?

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Mike Frazier
Dyersburg Tn Real Estate
Carousel Realty of Dyer County

Jon,

Activerain is all the people up above who contribute so much to our industry. Thank-you for the insight to allow this to happen!

August 29, 2009 09:23 PM
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Damon Gettier
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert

Active Rain is a place that I can go to share ideas with some of the best minds in Real Estate.  The sharing of ideas is unbelievable.

August 30, 2009 12:17 AM
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Karen Monsour
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach
Jon, AR had afforded me over $1M in sales this year. Without contacts here, I wouldn't have had the referral network that you afford. This is through conversation.. The "referral network" here though needs work.... I think the issue is that members don't know how to use the referral network. This could be a great mechanism...however, it is very confusing..No one understands this...and no one that goes to that site knows whether they want a buyer or a seller, or if the person posting has a buyer or a seller...JMHO...it is not being utilized or understood as well as it could be.
August 30, 2009 08:05 PM
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Larry Bettag
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Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

Dude....let's not forget the 47 referrals that I've received since joining AR.  That is testimony enough as to it's power!

October 05, 2009 09:02 AM
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Monica Carosi

It is amazing... I have joined AR lately and even if I do not know everything about it, I do beleive that it is going to give me a lot to increase my business and myself in terms of being a better professional

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