Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)

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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

I did not, but given the state of affairs, my focus is on bigger news.

Good for them, may they return to their former Google-juice glory.

Good for all. But, they need to rebuild from within the membership, their absence these many years requires mending fences. Would love to see the abandoned podcast revived. At least they've been present in the Q&A in 2020.

Mar 19, 2020 08:02 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I think there have been ads on here for a while.  I can't remember seeing them, as I have a adblocker installed.  They used to sell products via webinars here regularly when I started as a member and still try to get me to pay $$$$ for a Ben Kinney seminar.

Mar 19, 2020 08:00 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

I'm going to withhold my opinion.  I'm more in the "Show Me" category at this time.

Mar 19, 2020 07:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Time will tell.

Mar 19, 2020 08:01 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I care less about staffing... I've gotten used to not having it. But more money into SEO would be most welcome.

Mar 20, 2020 05:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Although the hope is there, i still think AR will be left over on the side to make what it makes and used to gather data.

Mar 20, 2020 05:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

We had ad blocker, and I have had it since AR was monetizing the site with men's underwear...We hated it, it was so creepy.  A

Mar 19, 2020 08:33 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm going to wait and see. There are other more pressing issues right now.

Mar 19, 2020 10:21 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I hope you are right Bob Crane . It would be great to see AR hopping hot on the seach engines again.

Mar 19, 2020 07:17 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not paid attention, but time will tell if it benefits members!

Mar 20, 2020 04:19 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

 

Interesting.....have been off for a while.....too much going on but look forward to anything that is good and beneficial to the platform

Mar 20, 2020 03:39 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Didja miss this featured post?

https://activerain.com/activerain-virtual-assistants

Mar 19, 2020 08:14 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I want them to succeed in a big way....they deserve it

Mar 19, 2020 07:44 PM
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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

They've been doing that since Ben bought the platform. It has mostly been disguised in the Feature Board. 

Mar 20, 2020 08:00 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

3 other real estate forums i used to participate on have gone away. Hopefully this one becomes profitable so it doesn't join the ranks.

Mar 20, 2020 05:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope this leads to success.

Mar 20, 2020 05:30 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I noticed it but it is everywhere.  so best of luck.  It has more value than most.  

See the glass as half full rather than half empty.

Mar 20, 2020 04:38 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Didn't know that. Thanks for sharing

Mar 20, 2020 08:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Where? When? 

It's somehow an extension of Ben I suppose. Actually I don't read anything on the right anytime.

Mar 20, 2020 07:58 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Yes I have seen it every now and then. Surprised it hasn't been done before.

Mar 20, 2020 07:49 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That suggests to me that ARMS is paying attention and asking STRATEGIC questions regarding the needs of the contemporary real estate agent. How many Ben products might be recommended to create the virtual assistant reality?  It's a good plan.

We have all provided AR with our contact information and Ben has not been shy monetizing that list.

Maybe you have heard this before but the BIG money players operate in the 'middle-sphere'  where Ben's presence is growing. In real estate the BIG MONEY is in selling real estate agents solutions that may  work.

NOTE: Nothing suggests anything coming into the AR support arena. Everything suggest the group of real estate agents who make AR relevant are being targeted with the 'take you business to the next level' KW message.

What surprises me is why it took so long. I would have been cultivation this resource  years ago.

There is exceptional insight shared by agents on AR that are good guides for creating business strategies, training methods and resource development.  I image those contributions have not gone unnoticed but most likely unrewarded.

Mar 20, 2020 05:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I did notice.  Because I choose to be positive ... and uplifting ... I will leave it at that 

Mar 20, 2020 08:26 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Would love to see the site continue to evolve. A mobile app would be ideal for starters.

Mar 20, 2020 07:24 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh that is probably good. A win win, I believe. And, I have found VA's to be very helpful.

Mar 20, 2020 08:39 AM