ActiveRain’s Weltanschauung

Reblogger Missy Caulk
Real Estate Broker with Missy Caulk TEAM

Dug this post by Jon up today, in light of the recent discussions here in the rain.

These are good guiding principals and the former philosophy of Activerain.

Perhaps you are new here and have not read the Weltanschauung's.

What is a Weltanschauung? A world view.

Let's hope it continues.


Original content by ActiveRain Real Estate Network

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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Kirsten Lindquist
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country
Pacific Union International

Missy:  Thank you for posting this.  I've read it several times...but it's always inspiring to see it again.  Long live Active Rain.

May 13, 2011 12:00 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Broadpoint Properties

Nice of you to bring this back. Maybe it will help some to put things in perspective.

May 13, 2011 12:27 AM
Larry Brewer
Nashville Real Estate
Benchmark Realty LLc

Missy - I think we are all concerned about the chages that could happen to Active Rain under new ownership, however I've never been one to put all my eggs in one basket. I'm prepared for the worst, and hope for the best.

May 13, 2011 07:51 AM
John Hrisco & Associates
-"The Sign You Want, The Agent You Need!"
John Hrisco & Associates | RE/MAX Heritage | 800-326-3127

Hi Missy, I had never heard of the Weltanschauung's.  Thanks for reposting this....its something I will be reblogging soon thanks to you....first things first, broker exam....

June 14, 2011 03:47 PM
Nestor & Katerina Gasset
Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
International Properties and Investments LLC

Hello Missy,thanks for this informative blog.You really know how to share your knowledge to others.Stay the best Ann Arbor Short Sale Agent.Keep inspiring everyone!

May 10, 2012 11:04 AM

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Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
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