Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I generally go to my following list or new blogger list. I do think it makes the network look monopolized by one individual during a few hours on Saturday morning. Looking at it from the public perspective during that time, it would appear that the site is some type of MLS and not an interactive discussion and idea community. I don't think that was the intention of the creators.

Nov 20, 2016 04:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I agree - it took 10+ pages to get through yesterday's massive postings!  I have started only using my favorites list on Saturdays - they're not the robo-posting-types!  ;-)

Nov 20, 2016 04:49 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Better yet, just enforce the policy that other agents listings may not be posted without approval of the listing agent. Virtually none of the gaggle (in competition with plethora) of postings belong to this agent.

Nov 20, 2016 04:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I just select FOLLOWING to see the posts I want and don't go through the blog roll for this very reason. I don't have strong feelings about it but Bob might!

Nov 20, 2016 03:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I love the word plethora too! A good idea.. Bob Stewart what are your thoughts?

Nov 20, 2016 03:50 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I typically only see the posts that are from people I follow or are in the groups in which I participate.  One of the reasons I don't usually even look at the blog roll any longer is because of what you state.....  I don't want to spend my time slogging through pages and pages of listings and market reports.

Nov 20, 2016 03:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The proliferation of posts on a particular day does not pose a problem for me since I don't tend to look at the blog roll.  As far as the programming procedural should such a change take place, that's above my pay grade.  

And yes, I like the word plethora too.  Plenty.  

Nov 20, 2016 03:39 AM
Toronto, ON

I leave it to the shareholders, directors and management team of this website to decide what is best for their objectives.

Nov 20, 2016 06:29 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

We, the people, have spoken many times on this.  No word from the top at AR Corporate ... not sure what that means. 

Nov 20, 2016 06:18 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes.... something needs to be done....

Nov 20, 2016 04:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


And then someone will figure out a way around it...Let it be, and let the public be the judge.  A

Nov 20, 2016 04:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You are on to something. A plethora capped at 10 a week!

Nov 20, 2016 04:22 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

At least they're only cramming the blogroll one day a week instead of every day.  

Nov 20, 2016 04:02 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That would be a start. There should also be a criteria because if I have 20 listings on the average I could just dump one day a week. Put a limit on listings

Nov 20, 2016 03:28 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Since there are only one or two people who do this, I'd rather see the approach taken of AR contacting them and asking them to limit themselves.

Nov 20, 2016 08:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There are other issues that may take priority positions.

Nov 20, 2016 05:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would tend to support a limit on the number of daily posts.

Nov 20, 2016 05:03 AM
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Mesa, AZ

I don't think so. What I do think is that the default view on the blog home page should not just be chronologically the most recent posted no matter the category.

In reality, it should probably be filtered already to only show content for Professionals. That way, consumer based content wouldn't muck up that area. Seems like a pretty simple fix, but our developers that have been on the project since Ben took over owning AR have learned that there are zero simple fixes on a site that has been around for ten years and has had 6 or 7 development teams work on it.

But that would be my solution. Post as much as you want on your own blog, but we shouldn't have the default blog home area showing consumer focused posts, given that the blog home area is mostly accessed by members and consumers are finding content directly from search, rarely coming direcy to AR and then searching the site through the blog home area. 

Nov 21, 2016 08:16 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I personally do not like a limit on the number of posts per day. There are members with many more listings and change of status every day!

However, if the system finds someone writing a post like what happened, an alarm should go off and this site should be blocked reversing posts of last hour or so.

Nov 20, 2016 03:05 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm kind of neutral on all of this. Mainly because I don't use the blog roll. I usually return the comments that are left on my last post and then check with the people I follow and read on a regular basis. 

Nov 20, 2016 11:31 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I actually thought it was that way for points but obviously not for volume. I think that either they have to post in the middle of the night or have a maximum number.

Nov 20, 2016 07:24 AM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

It is likely a very simple programming change to code.  I agree that it is one of those elusive goals:  they are likely to find a way around our rules.

I don't understand what they get out of dumping out a lot of listing blogs, though. Is the idea to get to 500,000 so they can have free advertising to the www?

Nov 20, 2016 05:59 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Only if they are robo post.

Nov 20, 2016 03:33 AM
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

Something definitely needs to be done. I went back and forth for over 2 hours on Saturday morning to find some interesting to read from members...Now, I won't bother to even go on the site on that morning.

Nov 20, 2016 11:22 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It comes down to why people post....

Nov 20, 2016 10:40 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Should the number of posts be limited to ten a day.

Of course not. There COULD be a legitimate reason for 3,000 blogs in one day perhaps inspired by some AR contest.

The only thing AR should do is allow readers to block blogs with comments disable. For the rest AR members have within their ability the means to make such actions detrimental.

More rules. More tattling to momma. More real estate agent non-sense. I say no.

Now, when it comes to banning premature hammering, for that I would vote YES.


Nov 20, 2016 09:13 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

They could probably cut it down by area instead of every minute area!

Nov 20, 2016 08:56 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It does not bother me.

Nov 20, 2016 08:51 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I would nake it even lower - but I would settle for 10

Nov 20, 2016 07:22 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Supposedly you get points for 10 posts a week, whether you spread them out or do them all at once.  Clearly the guy doesn't do it for points.

Nov 20, 2016 01:59 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I never noticed until I started reading about this yesterday (Saturday). I believe it should be limited to 3 blogs in one 24 hour period. Any more than that borders on spam.

BTW, the person who does this every Saturday, do you think it is him or a hired hand?

Nov 20, 2016 12:55 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think that would be a great idea. 

Nov 20, 2016 12:28 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a good compromise Tony. 

I am not one to stifle someone who is working hard on their business, as this person is attempting to do, but to keep the peace it may be a solution.

Nov 20, 2016 10:26 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Sounds like a plan to me

Nov 20, 2016 10:06 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think some kind of limit should be imposed as to be fair to everyone else.

Nov 20, 2016 07:37 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  If not a daily limit, then how about a "break" of say, 15 or 30 minutes between posts? 

Nov 20, 2016 07:32 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think that is a excellent suggestion,  tell Bob

Nov 22, 2016 01:31 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Might be a good idea.

Nov 21, 2016 02:24 AM