John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)

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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Don't allow someone to post without a photo of themselves? 

Jan 10, 2016 02:17 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would immediately give every member of staff a huge raise.  This is an amazing platform that has a few MINOR editing issues from time to time.  I want to personally thank Bob Stewart for helping my business to succeed and providing me with the tools and education that put me miles ahead of my local market.  Thank you ActiveRain!

Jan 10, 2016 03:54 AM
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4,198,985
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

John- 

Work on the ActiveRain Blog Editor.  I've read of many members who  have had off and on issues with posting.  This can be frustrating when trying to post and move on to something else.  If it takes too long to post or if it's too hard, then members will move on else where. 

Jan 10, 2016 02:54 AM
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3,645,486
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nothing to add beyond saying the answers provided by Kathy StreibSusan Emo and Roger D. Mucci Are very good.

Jan 10, 2016 11:27 PM
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2,953,593
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.

Jan 10, 2016 01:25 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jim,

It is always easy to make suggestions from the outside looking in.  And we are not really looking in.  It is just our imagination at work.  This is a philosophy we have always adhered to...To make intelligent and valid suggestions, I would have to be inside the organization observing and interviewing the Execs. 

However, I think that AR has done an admirable job in taking over, fixing the major issues, and being responsive to our questions, and I heartily endorse Susan Emo 's suggestions and join her in thanking all the staff for everything they have done thus far.  I see it getting better and better.  A

Jan 10, 2016 06:09 AM
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4,798,663
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The first thing I would do is to give myself a raise.   

Jan 10, 2016 03:41 AM
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2,877,216
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I like Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor response.  We need to have a system to keep the clowns off the site.  Other than that I'd say the Rain is in highly capable hands right now. Ben Kinney and Bob Stewart are working on a lot of things behind the scenes as well as reviving what used to be RainCamp. 

Jan 10, 2016 03:37 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

I don't know what more this site could provide to it's memberts. There are tons of webinars, podcasts, and how-tos already in the archives that covers just about every aspect of the real estate business. In fact, there's enough gold that's been produced by the owners of this site and Bob Stewart to make every realtor on this site a multi-millionare should they ever decide to heed all of the advice.

What more would you want? All the rest that has been mentioned is minor programming or cosmetic issues.

Jan 10, 2016 03:00 AM
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1,300,462
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

All those seem like good ideas.  I'd readd points for answers to questions.  Not a fan of content syndication.  Not sure most here would want that (content ownership, syndication fee questions would come to mind as reasons why not).  I know there is a full on revolution brewing over realtor associations that do this with our photos and listings.

Jan 10, 2016 02:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think they have a pretty good system and plan going here.

Mar 28, 2019 08:45 PM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

I like it the way it is ... If I had to think of some ideas...A way to filter the listing posts.  I like looking at them, love seeing what is out there, some do not.  I think it would be fun to have a blog of the month  voted on by AR members and a badge to go along with it to post on your website. 

Jan 11, 2016 11:51 PM
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581,667
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I would hope that the powers that be continue doing what they've been doing all along.  They improve in ways I couldn't have imagined.  This is a great site run by the best if their field.

Jan 11, 2016 08:54 AM
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4,337,033
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Make sure all new members are aware of HOW to blog and how to reciprocate.   Many start out with a bang, then stop and do not know what value AR has.

Jan 11, 2016 03:09 AM
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2,550,447
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I would do something unheard of that would bind us all together as a force never before seen...Offer stock for so many points earned + other condtions

Jan 10, 2016 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,064,654
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Oh no I haven't!! 

Jan 10, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
815,975
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Such direction is that for which CONSULTANTS are PAID.

As the Executive Direcor of ActiveRain, I would provide the sevices eluded to in the 'PAUSE' segments of my 'Small Business Trend' blog.

This is the CREATION of value that can be leveraged by members in regards to those who hire or are considering hiring them.

 

Jan 10, 2016 10:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would improve the current platform before trying to add features. 

The current points system encourages unproductive activities.

Jan 10, 2016 09:56 PM
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291,980
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Improve referrals between agent to agent . More analytics about consumers reading which blogs and following which members

Jan 10, 2016 09:48 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning John. All excellent ideas. Even some of the answers have some valid points.

Jan 10, 2016 05:23 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Congratulations! 

I have a lot of ideas, but one that we discussed with another member: to see how our individual blog posts are found, where the visitors come from? 

Jan 10, 2016 04:45 PM
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2,331,798
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. I like playing in this sandbox, as new stuff shows up, I'm sure I will add it.

You have made some very good suggestions.

Jan 10, 2016 04:22 PM
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3,695,516
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Let me give away a bunch of my points to Barbara Todaro.

Jan 10, 2016 02:16 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

im guessing i will stay away from point system questions , as my most recent question is getting me some heat.:)

1) members who havent done shinolla in a long time (inactive) not remain on top in their area (and i said no point comments)

Jan 10, 2016 01:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

HMMM, I think I need to ask my advosors and the membership

Jan 10, 2016 12:47 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think the webinars are a great idea. I kind of like things the way they are otherwise. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:26 PM
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307,160
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Search function.. It's hard to find information and some links are old. 

Jan 10, 2016 10:28 AM
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80,153
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I would have to decline the position.  I am too new.  I am just enjoying learning and I am pleased with all the training I have found that I am going to implement now that I am back home from Arizona.

Jan 10, 2016 10:15 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You mean right after I gave myself another raise. I would work on bug control. 

Jan 10, 2016 09:06 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Better police the rules of what gets points to eliminate the crap.

Jan 10, 2016 08:43 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

More SEO education

Jan 10, 2016 08:16 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know there is a master plan that is in the works and it takes time and money. I am patient but do get a little put out when the systems don't work. I like the tweeting the posts by staff that has been going on.

Jan 10, 2016 06:06 AM
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558,314
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I’m confident that Ben and Bob are working diligently on good stuff. While the blog editor is better than the past, I agree with Kathy Streib that a better blog editor and the opportunity to use more HTML5 or even CSS would be great.

Jan 10, 2016 05:52 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

AR musy have more Home/House related LOCALISM than any other site .

Can it be indexed in such a way that consumers who are thinking of geographically relocating find out about this ?

Jan 10, 2016 05:46 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I would have to leave.  Any group that would appoint me to anything has to be insane.

Jan 10, 2016 04:07 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

They are already doing a lot of those things.  This is over my pay grade...

Jan 10, 2016 04:05 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Allow home buyers and seller involved.  It was this way before Trulia closed its gates.

Jan 10, 2016 04:04 AM