Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service! (Realty One Group)

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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Groups certainly are not what they once were however some are still very active.  We can share a post in up to 5 groups. 

To look at just posts in any particular group just go to the group. On the left-hand navigation, you will see Groups.  That will list the groups you are subscribed to. 
If you are looking for all groups ... just go here: 
https://activerain.com/groups

Oct 23, 2020 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,772,637
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

A valid question, Rocky.  Groups have definitely changed since I first joined AR.  There are many as you have likely discovered.  Some are moderated and maintained but there are many which seem neglected. 

Reading some of the posts that were written about the most AR Tuesday Zoom Meeting with Ben Kinney and it seems he addressed it as part of a long-range strategy to make ActiveRain more relevant.  Of course, I wasn't at the meeting and going by what I read second hand. Hopefully others will fill in the important/correct information should I be misinformed.    

If you go to the bottom of any page you will see Groups listed.  You can click on that and each will show up - search to your heart's content. 

For me, I admit to using the following function when looking for posts to read and avoiding the page after page of market reports by a few members. 

Good luck as you continue with your splashdown.  

Oct 23, 2020 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I always liked to go to the "contest" link where you most likely will find the most dedicated activerainers participating. 

Oct 23, 2020 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,639,427
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Purpose? Same subject matter.

Most groups have been abandoned except for maybe 5 or so. If you're looking for activity that would be the place.

You can always read group posts.

Oct 23, 2020 11:11 AM
Ambassador
2,399,123
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

At one time, groups were paid closer attention. I still post to them though!

Oct 23, 2020 04:43 PM
Rainmaker
5,058,145
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Rocky,

The majority of groups are dormant including the one we have...a few are still active and fun to post on...A

Oct 23, 2020 02:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rocky different groups have different set of eyes that see them. Some people go to Groups to read posts, others read people they follow and some people just read the ones they see on the thread with time lines....

Oct 23, 2020 01:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Probably less than 20% of the Groups are still getting daily posts . 

You can join a Group and then Bookmark it(save

Oct 23, 2020 01:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Welcome Home!!! Groups are great as they allow you to post directly to people with a common interest.  You can check on anyone's points by clicking on their information page.

Oct 23, 2020 12:49 PM
Ambassador
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky- first, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page you'll see a section called Groups!  

Each group is different and has different requirements, etc. Some are active, and others, not so much. I don't think that groups are as active as they used to be. 

Oct 24, 2020 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
6,038,883
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of the groups are no longer active. I do share some of my posts with a couple of groups but no longer visit the groups. 

Oct 24, 2020 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
814,614
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Lots of good information from the AR veterans.

Oct 24, 2020 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,484,645
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, I rarely put my posts into a group, they have lost their luster.  In those early years, I used to go to the groups and find posts to read, not anymore.

Oct 24, 2020 05:54 AM
Ambassador
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Groups (almost all of them) have been abandoned and who knows how many years it's been since somebody posted in them.  There are some that are still active on a daily basis.  BananaTudes is one of them.  I did hear on the zoom talk that groups will be cleaned up which is a good thing.  Let's make them more valuable as move foward.

Oct 24, 2020 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,755,254
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Endre Barath, Jr. nailed it! I have bascally abandoned the group idea.

Oct 24, 2020 05:13 AM
Ambassador
2,982,700
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if you scroll to the bottom of any open AR page at the bottom right is a list of "important links"   groups are one of them.

Oct 23, 2020 03:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not sure the purpose of the group is tightly followed but I say groups are created for certain things such as people who use video or are faith based etc.

Oct 25, 2020 07:06 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

Groups were a good idea, too bad they never quite got them to work as intended.

 

Oct 25, 2020 01:30 AM