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Rainmaker
562,993
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

This is an interesting question and enjoyed the answers.  I do not have it included in my listing presentation.  I do bring it up when posting information about their property by sending a link.  Shows one more place they are being advertised.  Mark

Nov 09, 2015 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,737,021
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The public does not care  where or if we rank.   They do like to see our posts of listings and market reports including their homes! 

Nov 09, 2015 01:01 AM
Rainmaker
869,241
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

AR has no meaning to the  consumer.

However, I would exploit AR just like I would any other resource like FaceBook. 

Being a resource of which they have no knowledge, AR becomes a 'secret' resource that allows the invisible market to work in the sellers favor as I present it.

I never, ever, mention ranking because that is about me. I expect ranking or ranking confusion will be for sale in the future. The benefit of REAL ESTATE MADE EZ is about THEM. 

I think the public has 'tuned out' the #1 stuff, (a,k.a. real estate agent Success Theater) just like agents have tuned out the '#1 on Google' solicitations. 

Instead, I start on the outcome then present the preparation.

Nov 08, 2015 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,570,665
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I use it within my marketing plan when I discuss my online marketing....ActiveRain is one source that I use and I relay the status that I hold within with platform... #1 in Franklin, #1 in Massachusetts and #4 in the country.... 

Nov 08, 2015 10:41 PM
Ambassador
2,306,818
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I do use it when on a listing appt in the city or county where I am ranked number ONE.  I let them know this for visibility reasons when blogging about their home.  Colorado I am only number THREE but I am number one in my county and city.

Nov 09, 2015 01:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I don't.  Active Rain for me is primarily a networking site with other agents.

Nov 09, 2015 01:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,445,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I would think most prospective clients have never heard of ActiveRain.

Nov 09, 2015 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,604,185
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Never! Very few Realtors in the area have any idea about this platform either...

Nov 09, 2015 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,435
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.  Most people are not familiar with this platform.  It is not geared towards them.

Nov 08, 2015 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not directly, however I do make a point of blogging and Vlogging as a point of access to clients that would buy.

Nov 08, 2015 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,697,759
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes & people don't know the platform. When they come they start reading & then they know what it's about. I also use other posts that were quoted in the WSJ, etc. I think I call myself a real estate author/contributor on LinkedIn.

If you have a blog, you are in the minority if it's got any info on it. Shows credability I believe.

Nov 08, 2015 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,958,943
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some of my clients have found me through blogging --- some even know about ActiveRain by name(most don't).  No one has ever asked or mentioned points or rankings.   

Nov 09, 2015 02:21 AM
Rainmaker
212,655
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I don't think I have ever used it, I don't think the public would much care about your ranking based on points from a real estate community.

Nov 09, 2015 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
6,370,216
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I suspect that consumers have little interest in your ranking on the ActiveRain leaderboard.  A high percentage of consumers do could not tell you what ActiveRain is or does.

Nov 09, 2015 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,022,631
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, because the public does not understand and most have never heard of Active Rain!

Nov 09, 2015 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
2,410,491
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. I wouldn't as the public could care less.

Nov 09, 2015 05:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,441,966
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes. I let them know I am the #1 Blogging Real Estate Agent on ActiveRain in the State of Indiana.

Nov 09, 2015 12:18 PM
Ambassador
3,722,232
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't.  It's not really relevant.  A lot of my clients have Googled me and found links to my ActiveRain blog and my outside blog and website.  I'm more concerned that what they find is quality writing about home buying and selling, but ranking means nothing to them.

Nov 09, 2015 08:57 AM
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2,224,067
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do show sellers what I do with a blog post about their listing. They love it. I include a realbird slideshow that really shows the property nicely. I don't use my ranking at all. I just call AR a marketing tool I use and I explain that the listings gets a lot of exposure all over the country. 

Nov 09, 2015 08:47 AM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers when I am on ActiveRain, it serves me two purpose - interaction with other members and learning.

Next - promote my presence on ActiveRain to help my clients - by blogging, by marketing their homes and of course, sharing my online presence to them.

Nov 09, 2015 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
806,827
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

For sellers AR is another promotion vehicle.

Nov 09, 2015 08:08 AM
Ambassador
2,058,347
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I use it to tell people that I blog about their listing as an additional way to market and promote.  I've never thought about telling them about ranking and I don't think it would matter.

Nov 09, 2015 08:02 AM
Ambassador
5,216,928
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont advertise AR to most of my clients since most are not interested in ar as much as they are in Linkedin.

However we did get one appraisal just because we were the top agent in the county. 

http://activerain.com/states/WI/counties/Adams%20County

Nov 09, 2015 06:40 AM
Ambassador
1,208,684
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We're #1 Fort Wayne and Allen County by a landslide here on AR.  It was fun getting there, and I take a little bit of pride in our work here, but the general public doesn't even know what Active Rain is.  

I focus on our marketing efforts, market knowledge, and experience as real estate agents, not my writing skills.  

Interesting question!  

Nov 09, 2015 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No.

Nov 09, 2015 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,874,804
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No I do not.  Most of the public would not appreciate AR.

Nov 09, 2015 04:58 AM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i hadnt, havent, but i will  in the future...i can present it with other info

Nov 09, 2015 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,958
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Tony, I have not been on a presentation outside of my sphere since obtaining a decent rank.  I agree that most don't know it exists.  I would refer to AR as a "Nation-wide agent to agent marketing platform" where I am "well regarded" and a "top expert in my county and city."  I'd further explain that it is one more piece of marketing that 99% of the area realtors do not do.  I think with sites like WikiRealty being marketed to the public by the California Association of Realtors that people are becoming more aware of this type of site.

Nov 09, 2015 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,806,095
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Nope, never.  It's not really relevant.

Nov 09, 2015 02:29 AM