steve weiser, Real Estate Agent (ReMax Evolution)

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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I wholeheartedly believe that people get back in direct proportion to what they put in...
AR is simply the forum  - The people are the 'Fire'  - those that heartily participate in posts, comments, questions, and responses reap the most benefit.  I make AR a part of my daily diet ... It's good for my Real Estate Health!

Jan 24, 2017 01:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Steve,

One cannot improve on perfection!  Maria Sapio said it beautifully and perfectly...

Jan 24, 2017 01:28 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

Changes?  Please just say NO!  the last upgrade hobbled the site for 2 months.

I would like to see a greater emphasis on blogging though, that is where the money is at, the rest of this stuff is just wasting time around the water cooler type activities with a little bit of networking.

Jan 24, 2017 05:10 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No need to fix what ain't broke.

Jan 24, 2017 03:27 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Active Rain is more than Q&A and Blogging ... it's about relationships, growing and stretching our knowledge ... 

Jan 24, 2017 01:24 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I agree with what Maria said. I am certain that the owner and staff have more improvements for the future and a long term vision. There has been so much to work on. 

Jan 24, 2017 04:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love, love, LOVE Maria Sapio's answer- I can't top that one!

Jan 24, 2017 09:57 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Maria Sapio  and Bob Stewart said it well. Improvement also comes from the members themselves -  their participation and engagement, the quality of the posts they write, and asking questions that result in answers that will provide learning to others

Jan 24, 2017 08:45 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Maria Sapio said it perfectly. Thank you Maria!

Jan 24, 2017 04:51 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Thank you Maria Sapio for your response.

Jan 24, 2017 04:48 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I echo Maria Sapio comment.  We are the FIRE.   It is our job to promote ourselves and we do that with the content we write, comments we make, and how we engage with the community.  Participating in meet-up, calling members, contests, etc.  

Jan 25, 2017 08:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the response by Maria Sapio

Jan 25, 2017 04:10 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

For me, Q&A and Blogs are more than enough. Not sure what you are looking for here. I participate as much as time allows on a daily basis. What are your suggestions to set fire to the Rain. Why not write a post about it and set a fire?

Jan 25, 2017 04:06 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

steve weiser - we should do best whatever we do! ActiveRain is best at both Blog and Q&A exclusively for Real Estate community.

 

Jan 24, 2017 11:02 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I enjoy my time here and when it becomes drudgery I will leave but after 9 years I'm still here.

Jan 24, 2017 07:30 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Bob Crane and Dorie Dillard voiced my opinion.

Jan 24, 2017 07:28 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I can't think of anything to improve at the moment. I have heard quite a few complaints about the inability to reach Bob for support but it sounds like that's already being dealth with.

Jan 24, 2017 07:01 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Bob Stewart's response to Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041's answer is epic!

Jan 24, 2017 06:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had a person sign up and was unhappy that after 2 or 3 blogs and no response from the public he stopped.

Jan 24, 2017 04:08 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Make points redeemable for something anything...

Jan 24, 2017 03:19 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have observed no indication that anyone associated with Active Rain  is listening for feedback. Quite the opposite. Now all the conduits of communicant have been severed except for 'BOB's email address. Can not even find a telephone number.

Sure it can improve. However, have you ever herded a flock of agents into a room and suggested, "I am ready to spend $3,000 a month to support agents in this office. Give me your suggestions."

From that exercise, you will understand the exasperation of soliciting feedback or improvement comments from real estate agents.

INSTEAD what we have witnessed is the FaceBook, Google, Zillow, Pinterest, (pile the rest in here) business models of enterprises making money from collateral they did not create. Agents are building the AR University library. And the end game is not known. As changes in AR surface, the common thread observed is a increasing  and engineered separation between participant members.

Now, let us hear your 'set fire to the rain' suggestions.

Truly great ideas are only recognized by those of vision. When those agents in the office were suggesting a new copier, it was clear no vision existed.

I do have ideas, but I know better than to squander them where they have not been invited.

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2017 01:17 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Maria Sapio nailed this one. Great answer, Maria. 

Jan 25, 2017 03:02 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Steve AR has always been open to feedback and suggestions (other than the Z & T time).

Jan 25, 2017 02:01 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I love what was said by Maria Sapio but I love everything Maria Sapio says.... 

Jan 25, 2017 11:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I whole heartedly believe Adele is on LSD.  The rain would need to be made of a flammable chemical, such as petrol, to set fire to it and it would need to be in such a heavy concentration that each dropplet could ignite others.

Jan 25, 2017 10:56 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Change will always happen here, google juice may be lacking but not sure how to answer you.  Now about doing more Real Estae business I know about that subject.

 

Jan 25, 2017 10:25 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

AR can not make someone more active. If a person wants to learn, to teach, to entertain, be entertained, make friends, build business and attract new clients.... it is already here. Be active, write a daily insightful blog, interact by leaving comments and responding to comments left for you. A couple "don'ts" is do not write anonymous questions, do not leave 1 question answers and if you do not know, do not answer, do not say i dont know or depends and move on to the next question. 

Jan 25, 2017 05:36 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love Maria's comment.

Jan 25, 2017 05:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No thanks .... I'm sure the owner has plenty of great ideas for this place. After all, he's a top gun in his field.

I'm with Bob Stewart. I think you should look into that character limit lol.

Jan 25, 2017 04:46 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I love Adele and I think ActiveRain is great. I'm at the end of my day, so I don't have any great ideas to share right now. Sorry!

Jan 24, 2017 04:57 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are many ways that AR can be improved if management and shareholders have the resources to do so.

The AR community can be more but it would require that AR management and owners develop whatever they want to make it more.

Jan 24, 2017 04:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I like being a part of this community, but I have to set my blog posts on fire, to post consistently and regularly. 

Jan 28, 2017 12:59 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

What more is needed?

Jan 26, 2017 02:52 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Active Rain offers referral opportunities and networking as well as the Q&A & blog aspects. I am not sure what else it could provide without completely changing it's purpose.

Jan 25, 2017 10:21 AM
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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

I'm not sure I have any answer to this.

Jan 25, 2017 10:20 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

AR needs to provide algorithm data on public . I would like to know what the public likes , how many hits , and generate more leads . As far as agents I want more collaboration and referral business 

 

Jan 25, 2017 07:37 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoy the university and product sessions although some of the products are dated...

Jan 25, 2017 07:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Between posts, Q&A's and an occasional contest, my time is filled!

Jan 25, 2017 06:44 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We are here to stay. WE THE BLOGGERS

Jan 25, 2017 05:47 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

In what way? Looks fine to me.

Jan 25, 2017 05:17 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I view AR as a tool more than a site

Jan 25, 2017 05:05 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

Bob Stewart nailed this one!

Jan 25, 2017 04:39 AM