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My ActiveRain post about what this network has done for me and what I have done for others because of it.

Back when I started out in ActiveRain, I said to myself,"This is The Golden Rule is where it's at...... woohoo !!
gonna help me grow my real estate business......."

Little did I know what changes this network were going to make
in my LIFE, as well as the lives of others in the real estate profession,
as well as those interested in real estate.

It started with getting to know the movers and shakers of the
network at that time:

Now, we used to have a feature that would show the most popular
bloggers by number of subscriptions, but I cannot find it at this time, or
I would be able to put more names in the above list.

There are MANY more movers and shakers than I have in my list, so if YOU
were not mentioned, please don't get upset.

I got to know a great many of these people and they helped me in my
blogging style.......

Krystal helped me put pictures on my blog.

Lenn and Margaret showed me how important it is to be consistent in localism posting.

Margaret and Lenn showed me how important it was to be stern in defending my principles.

Jennifer Allan showed me it is a good thing to be more outgoing, even if I was only outgoing with people I knew.

Jason showed me it is ok to me humorus and open up my life to others, including my personal situations as they happened.

Cheryl showed me that even if you hide behind a clip art picture in your profile picture, that is ok also......

Brad taught me to not worry about what other people thought and to ENJOY my blogging, as long as I was living the of the Golden Rule

There were so many in ActiveRain that contributed to my development as a blogger.... but I can not list them all here.

I started by just posting things I knew about real estate. Knowledge to me, was where it was at. I had several domains that I linked to ActiveRain and I learned html coding and website SEO as I grew in my knowledge of blogging.


I started the "Christianity and Real Estate" group January 25th, 2007 and since then it has grown to almost 1,400 members.

What is nice are the wonderful friendships that have developed over time as a result of that group.

I got to know great people who live out the Golden Rule every day of their lives:Working with people who live by the Golden Rule is where it's at.....

* Elizabeth Nieves
* Don Draughn
* Andrew Trevino
* Jason Crouch
* Sara Washburn
* Brian Foxworth
* Loreena Yeo
* Lola Audu
* Debe Maxwell
* Bob Sloop
*Hugh Krone
*Nick Golgolucci
*Judi Barrett
*Loreena Yeo
*Diane Rice


And SOOoooo many others in the C&RE group.

Many, many, MANY posts in that group still to this day stand out as posts
that changed my life and the lives of others. Here is a smattering of recent
great posts in the group:


Raining Friendship
Barb Van Stensel, Realtor - Chicago, Illinois

Some Bold, Some Quiet But All Equally Valued
Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of (214) 783-2210

Are you LED or LEAD?
Diane Rice

Your Ego is definitely Not Your Amigo! Views on Client Testimonials
Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of (214) 783-2210

Motivational Monday - Kites Rise Highest Against The Wind, Not With It. Be a Kite!
Judi and Don Barrett Integrity Real Estate Services in SE Oklahoma


The group blogroll would not go past 10 pages... which would have resulted in a far BETTER look into the group at large, but I have all my C&RE posts tagged with "Christianity" in my blog.

So many people have come in to read the inspirational posts and to read about real estate from a Christian perspective.

In the group, we have had and still have featured posts that are simply requests for prayer. MANY great things have happened as a result of these prayers. As I said, I cannot go past the 10th page of posts to see praise reports from the prayers that have happened in the past at C&RE, BUT I can attest that MANY people have been touched as a result of prayers said on their behalf.

Bob Sloops wife came out of cancer surgery in fine fashion.

I got to Chicago, moving from Orlando, Florida with out a hitch and started to work with Diane Rice in her brokerage.



These two items are just the TIP of the iceburg of GREAT things that have happened as a result of ActiveRain hosting the "Christianity and Real Estate" group.




** Now all this is to say I have had MANY people (clients and prospects) who have visited Christianity and Real Estate, OR taken a look at my blogs on Christian principles and have been inspired to work with me or with others in the C&RE group.

I also have tagged Orlando area listings and Orlando area news  in my blog that many people have commented on to me.

Here is just ONE of my blogs on Christian principles that has lots of links to my other posts on the same subject.

Christianity and Real Estate.... The Kingdom of Heaven #7


I have told many people about the "Christianity and Real Estate" group in The ActiveRain Real Estate Network........
a LOT of my posts that are not specifically real estate related have drawn people (potential leads and clients) to this group, just because of the principles contained in the group and in my posts related to Christian principles.

If I had not been able to form the, "Christianity and Real Estate" group.... which almost happened back almost 3 years ago...... my real estate business and reputation would not be what it is today. I am actually in Chicago now because of Diane Rice, who is one of the members of the C&RE group.



It is because of the great owners and employees of ActiveRain AND the great membership of this network I have worked with that has helped me to leverage my blog and the group I founded to reach many, many people.



And that's a fact, Jack......





Alexander Harb -- PSEM®, E-Agent®

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Comment balloon 12 commentsAlexander Harb • October 30 2009 02:51PM


Thanks for sharing.  I hope I get just 10% of what you got out of Active Rain.

Posted by Joseph Welusz ( almost 11 years ago

I am actually in Chicago now because of Diane Rice

Hi Alex,

You've had a tremendous adventure on ActiveRain.  All the best to you in Chicago!

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) almost 11 years ago

Joseph.................. I am hoping to get a larger slice of things from ActiveRain........... I have gotten some things......... but I KNOW I can get more............ we get what we put into it...........

Bruce................ thanks for your well wishes, brother............... (E-mail me)


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 11 years ago

Alex, It's good to see you after your move and you're still in the groove,LOL

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) almost 11 years ago

It's just beginning Alex

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) almost 11 years ago

Yup............ Diane.....and we are having FUN doing it..............


Chain.............. thanks man............ you make me feel like I know you, hehehe....

(maybe I should look at your blog some time.... =-)  )

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 11 years ago


Good post on the different ones that helped you along.

You're running again now.

Glad to see that you are doing well.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 11 years ago

Judi........... Thanks sister.......... I hope to be getting more involved with things very soon.......... thanks for coming around to comment, Judi......... I miss seeing a bunch of you and commenting on your posts......


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 11 years ago


What happened to your photo on your comments?

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 11 years ago

What do you mean, Judi............ I changed that picture a LONG time ago....... I have no idea what you are talking about.... please come back and explain......

If you do not comment here, I will send you a message..... thanks.


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 11 years ago



Glad you stopped by to see my blog...I didn't know about your group...I am heading over to join..

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) almost 11 years ago

AWESOME, Lori.............. welcome to, "Christianity and Real Estate".....

I would say that was Divine Providence........

Our Dad in heaven LOVES to do that kind of stuff.....

WOOHOO !!!!!


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 11 years ago