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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have no experience of Ben Kinney other than what I have heard, and we do not have an opinion on the subject.  He bought this because I am sure he wants to have a money making operation not a money losing one.  And, that is what I would want to have, if I invested a chunk of cash.  Active Rain does not run on good will and great blogs.

We enjoyed doing a Webinar with Bob, and think highly of him.  Time will tell, and we are open to seeing what will evolve re this change.  We are hoping for the best...A

Jun 22, 2015 08:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Most of the comments I have read have been very positive. Personally, I will reserve judgment until I see some major improvements in the ActiveRain platform. Practices of the past may not meet the needs of the future.

Jun 22, 2015 09:58 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning John. I think that this is one of these deals where time will tell. I am being cautiously optimistic.

Jun 22, 2015 07:54 PM
Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist

Looking forward to it!

Jun 22, 2015 02:34 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - I was happy even earlier.

ActiveRain was and is ActiveRain.

Jun 22, 2015 01:11 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am very upbeat about it, John. It has got to be better than what the future was looking like with Zillow.

Jun 22, 2015 12:46 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Are you crazy?  It's the greatest!

Jun 22, 2015 12:23 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

We will see John.

Jun 22, 2015 12:14 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

At least if not happier.

Jun 22, 2015 11:47 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, of course! If only SOMEONE would answer about Kerrie!

Jun 22, 2015 10:44 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

That would be a very large yes! 

Jun 22, 2015 08:50 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know how happy you are.

Mar 08, 2019 06:39 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I don't know Ben Kinny personally. In fact I've never met him. I saw him once at an AR University at USD a few years back and was somewhat impressed. 

What I do know though is that the history of AR and Bob Kinny go back to the beginning which resonates positively with me. So if there's anyone can relate to the good ole days it's he and his staff.

Plus having Bob Stewart back is a big PLUS. He was a guiding inspirition for many members over the years and hd the patience of JOB. I hope there's still a few of us around that remember that ole metaphor.

Bottom line, and there is always that, AR had no biz in the big boys nest of publicly traded companies and black tie execs. My enthusiasm level fell 20 decibles when I heard they were acquired by Market Leader. Another 30 when T stepped in and it tanked when Z took the helm. 

Frankly, I think AR is right back where it oughta be.

Jun 22, 2015 11:51 AM