Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)

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Rainer
360,737
Virtual Realty Consultants
Virtual Realty Consultants LLC - Wellesley, MA
Making the American Dream a Reality

The enjoyment and personal "fulfillment " that I received from posting got lost when AR started awarding points for listings.  I saw people who rose from 100,000 points to 500,000 points overnight by posting listings over and over again.  IMO, points should not be given for listings.  

I also saw many people become Ambassadors who are not leaders in the industry.  This speaks negatively on AR and how commercial the site has become.  You have people "front and center" whose posts are being featured with multiple spelling and grammatical errors, IP infringements, plagiarized copy and oftentimes non-real estate blabber.  All in all, I just stick to what I do and my small group of followers and those whom I follow.  Should AR ever revert to its old self, I'll probably come back.

Jun 21, 2015 06:30 AM
Ambassador
1,565,145
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Working with clients!

Jun 21, 2015 05:57 AM
Ambassador
1,351,055
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

face to face with clients - crazy busy!

Jun 21, 2015 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,306
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.

Mar 05, 2019 05:06 AM
Ambassador
3,020,797
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

business has been fabulous and I find I'm trying to catch up on comments at the end of the day every night.

Jun 21, 2015 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,050
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have not decreased my time at all on AR.

Jun 21, 2015 02:03 PM
Ambassador
5,211,900
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Decrease my time on AR, maybe I should try that, right now my days are very long and more sleep would be nice.

 

Jun 21, 2015 01:31 PM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am trying to spread my time around and have more personal time too.. I am still fairly steady in the Rain and look forward to the changes that will be coming. 

Jun 21, 2015 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
699,077
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I just recently returned after a 1 yr hiatus from the social part of ActiveRain.  Just burned out.

Jun 21, 2015 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,806,035
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Way too busy. Tons of appts and estimates for customers (as everyone keeps finding us online).  Also, shifting towards other marketing activities.  More focus on my blog and selectively using other social media.  And, spending more time focusing on past customers and realtors i.e. networking.

Jun 21, 2015 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
212,655
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I am back on it everyday, but in the 18 month I was gone I built a consulting business and learned everything there is to learn about online lead capture and generation. Plus expanded my real estate teams to two other states. So simple answer working and learning!

Jun 21, 2015 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
6,366,309
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not yet reduced my ActiveRain activity but am spending more time with Facebook groups that provide a much larger and more responsive audience. 

Jun 21, 2015 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,642
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the changes were a "distraction" but the frequency has not changed for me.....I have a routine and I put an honest effort into staying on track.... 

Jun 21, 2015 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
379,089
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

working!!!!

Jun 21, 2015 04:53 AM