Active Rain is a friendly community

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

I have only been here a week. I accidentally stumbled on the site while checking my search engine placement and finding that active rain was supplying hits for a number of inspectors, and pretty high placement too. So I was pleased to see it was a free membership. And I was doubly pleased to see that it is a well thought out site with loads of information and lots of conversation and viewpoints. But what I like best, so far, is that people seem to leave thoughtful comments. I have been to a number of similarly conceived sites where it ends up being screaming matches, so to speak, between egotistical windbags. So far, I have not seen that here. Even with realtors and inspectors, who can at times have different ideas on things, the conversation is brisk but courteous. We are really able to get the other side's viewpoint and that is great. When actually working with a realtor, or a realtor with an inspector, the day of the inspection is not the greatest time to debate perspectives. I find it worthwhile to do so here, in a less frenzied environment. Certainly, I do not expect everyone to agree, but the realtors and members of AR who have replied to my blog comments have been great. I was a bit concerned about that at first. I have posted pretty tame comments at some of the home inspection sites and the replies were out of the realm of reasonable or normal. In summary, active rain is like a breath of fresh air with all of us in the real estate field discussing matters and sharing ideas to increase understanding. 

Thanks for reading,

Steven L. Smith

www.kingofthehouse.com

 

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Rainer
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Alice Maraj
RE/MAX of North Orange County - Fullerton, CA

Hello Steven,

I am also very new. Like 3 days. I am also not a big web person so I am learning both at the same time. Good Luck and Have Fun!

Apr 21, 2007 12:00 PM #1
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Kaye Thomas
Real Estate West - Manhattan Beach, CA
e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA
Steven.. Welcome...Yep we are a friendly bunch with lots to offer to our members
Apr 21, 2007 12:17 PM #2
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Welcome, there is a lot of useful information on this site.

Apr 21, 2007 12:17 PM #3
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Jason Vombaur
Keller Williams - Vancouver, WA

Welcome, this a great place to get questions figured out.

Apr 21, 2007 12:20 PM #4
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Brad Patshkowski
Heritage Home Loans a division of Mann Mortgage LLC - Spokane Valley, WA
Home Loans Spokane, WA
Welcome Steve...my name is Brad and I am a Loan Officer from Spokane.  I have spent a little time in Bellingham and I must say...as far as coastal Washington goes...I like it the best.  Really low key and just a nice place to live.  Again, welcome and happy Raining!
Apr 21, 2007 12:38 PM #5
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Kelli Fronabarger
Bend River Realty Inc. - Bend, OR
Realtor - Bend Oregon

Hi Steve-

Welcome to AR. You're right, the members here are really great! This is hands down the best network on the net : )

Apr 21, 2007 12:50 PM #6
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Hi Steven: I started blogging the first of the year and specifically Active Rain the end of January.  I had also been on other forums that were very negative.  This has been a breathe of fresh air.  I have noticed a few negative people but very few and I have also noticed that they usually disappear after awhile.  I think negative breeds negative and positive breeds positive and this has been a very positive experience for me.

Apr 21, 2007 05:58 PM #7
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Thanks all for the comments. Just goes to prove my point!

 

Steve

Apr 21, 2007 10:27 PM #8
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