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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

AR could cease to exist on any day. I would not rely on them being around long term, and I would proceed as if it will close down in near future.

Mar 13, 2015 11:12 PM
Rainer
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

We all know what happened...

Jul 23, 2018 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

We know what happened thereafter... lol!

Mar 06, 2018 09:56 PM
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Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616
Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) - Mesa, AZ
Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 Realtors in our MLS

I sure hope that whatever happens, that Active Rain gets back its google juice!

Mar 15, 2015 11:49 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I would think lots of Active Rain members would love to see Google buy Market Leader and AR.  It would be a major love fest as AR members talk very reverently and positive about Google.

Mar 15, 2015 11:40 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It was nice that Ben stepped up and saved AR.

Dec 15, 2019 08:02 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Old news.

Jun 10, 2018 06:36 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I believe Ben Kinney will buy it!

Jul 17, 2017 05:07 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We now know what happened to ActiveRain and Market Leader. Zillow has moved on.

Jan 15, 2017 06:25 PM
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Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Interesting. Keep us all posted on whtyou find out. Thanks!

Mar 16, 2015 12:08 AM
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Kate McQueen
CB&A Realtors - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

This leads to the question that if AR ceased to exist, what would happen to the content we've all worked so hard to build.  There are too many unanswered questions and the future is uncertain.

 

Mar 16, 2015 12:00 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nothing is going to happen to ActiveRain, Scott Fogleman - members were worried when Trulia took over and now, Zillow took over Trulia! Things still are going to be the same.

Mar 14, 2015 02:52 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think that Jeff is close to reality.   I DON'T trust Zillow to keep this site going.  If someone else bought AR I think it would be GREAT...Could not be any worse. (I don't think)

Mar 14, 2015 07:57 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Scott, this is very interesting. ActiveRain has many active members.

Mar 14, 2015 04:59 AM
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Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
Greater Good Group

Well, not so secretly, I do hope they sell AR. Trulia made AR a subdomain for SEO. SO each time we create contenent we are boosting Trulia's SEO. This is why I have not been very active on AR over the last year or so.

Mar 14, 2015 01:09 AM
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Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
Greater Good Group

Nina Hollander If I recall correctly, AR was purchased by ML, then ML was purchased by Trulia, then Trulia was puchased by Zillow. Who is going to sell ML and ....

Mar 14, 2015 12:08 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Active Rain is not a profit center.

If it was in your list of expenses, what would you do?

Market Leader? Would you buy 1990's technology and concepts? If Z is unable to create leveraged value in ML, that tells me they see the same thing I do.

Mar 13, 2015 10:50 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Didn't Trulia buy ActiveRain, and Zillow buy Trulia? Soon they will become so large they will be ineffective and a new company will enter the fray I would suppose.

Mar 13, 2015 09:37 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Darn, Scott... I wish I knew. I've been with ML for a long time. First Trulia buys them. Now they are being shopped. For now, I'm sitting back and watching.Not sure how closely AR is tied in with ML. I thought it was Trulia that bought AR, not ML. But my memory might be fuzzy at this point.

Mar 13, 2015 09:05 PM