John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)

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Rainmaker
2,084,025
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Almost none !!! I don't view AR as a website !!! Instead it is  a game changing Community of enlightened people and game changing marketing tools , that create a clear differentiation vs. your competition !

Jan 09, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,581,678
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

very few...... but Google knows ActiveRain and that's what's important to me.....we market in search of homeowners thinking about selling......

Jan 09, 2016 08:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,357,375
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't think it matters if the public knows the name ActiveRain as much as I know that AR brings prospective clients to me.   

Jan 09, 2016 05:06 PM
Rainer
150,266
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

-0-. I have found that most Realtors don't even know what I am talking about. 

Jan 09, 2016 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
818,187
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I agree that very few, if any consumers, know about ActiveRain and I was surprised how very few real estate agents also.

Jan 09, 2016 08:24 PM
Ambassador
4,318,352
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Novak I believe, many real estate agents are also not aware of ActiveRain! It's their loss!

Should general public know? Not necessarily. It's our posts in 'Rain which gets Google juice and they connect with us through our CTA!

Jan 09, 2016 03:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,684,864
Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Florida Realty Investments - Sarasota, FL
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Most likely near 0

Jan 09, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,667,992
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Probably none. Unless they are coming to my blog here.

Jan 09, 2016 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Likely very few.

Jan 09, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
564,470
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I would guess around 1-2%.  Most of those that know it are realtors, but many of them don't know it.  And, that's fine.  I don't need them to know it.  I just need them to find me.

Jan 09, 2016 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,624,438
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Just a guess but I would venture to say 0% chance.  

Jan 09, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I forget?! 

Jan 09, 2016 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
846,375
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I agree with Mike Thacker-zero

Jan 09, 2016 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,687
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Very few

Jan 09, 2016 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
820,966
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

My Sister would know! Generally speaking not a lot of the general public would mention AR off the bat... but they would have a hard time naming a lot of the sites other than  zillow, trulia and Realtor.com

Jan 09, 2016 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,578,173
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No one ever knows what AR is, I do ask since I try to tell them about my blog or to tell them to start blogging. 

Jan 09, 2016 03:13 PM
Rainer
91,855
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

You could ask 1000 general realtors the same question and would probably get the same answers as you would from the general public.

ActiveRain was never designed to be a public site. What does it offer the consumer? Here's an excerpt from the original site owner...

The "ActiveRain Real Estate Network" is a free online community for real estate professionals run on behalf of its members. We are building this community in order to help members promote and grow their real estate business on the Internet.

Jan 09, 2016 02:26 PM
Rainer
80,653
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia are sites with a different purpose.  AR seems to be doing very in its own niche by ranking our well written blogs on Google for home buyers and sellers to read.  That is enough for me.  You do think out of the box.  Your ideas are great for thought.

Jan 10, 2016 01:21 PM
Ambassador
4,083,479
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I know 3 that found me through AR

Jan 10, 2016 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,267
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Probably none of them, but I know about it. I also know what it does for me in terms of google juice. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:45 PM
Ambassador
5,913,191
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not many since even those who read my Ar blogs dont seem to realize they are on AR, the just say they "read it on the internet".

Jan 10, 2016 11:01 AM
Rainer
320,629
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Zero.  Not sure how I got here.. 

Jan 10, 2016 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I think if you asked 1,000 Realtors to name real estate sites, only 5% would mention Active Rain.  

 

Jan 10, 2016 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,442,669
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Not many, I am surprised to say!

Jan 10, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,050
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think it would depend on the re a you polled

Jan 10, 2016 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
879,548
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Probably none. Most agents haven't even heard of Active Rain.

Jan 10, 2016 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,813
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maybe a couple at best.  But, this site is not geared for the public.

Jan 10, 2016 04:11 AM
Ambassador
5,366,097
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I don't think that ActiveRain is a consumer site like ZTR.  And that's ok with me.  What it is is just fine with me. 

Jan 10, 2016 03:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,492,149
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not sure on that for the general public, but it helps on referrals from other agents that are on here.

Jan 10, 2016 03:01 AM
Ambassador
3,191,613
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Interesting question. The only one that matters to me is AR. Our blogging efforts attract consumers.  I just closed a transaction that came from an out of state consumer who found me on AR.

Jan 10, 2016 02:23 AM
Ambassador
3,987,310
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Very few would know about Activerain. Most would know about Zillow and Realtor.com.

Jan 10, 2016 02:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,310,514
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I have never run into a consumer familiar with AR.  I think it is a business platform and not really geared to consumers as much.  I am happy with the visibility we get via google, etc.

Jan 10, 2016 01:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,786,570
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Well I wouldn't be here if it was a listings portal. T tried to be both & that didn't work out did it?

The public doesn't know it but you are missing the point. You get your listing post found because of AR on Google. Then hopefully you are smart enough to send that inquiry to your own website to search directly not on TZH.

Jan 10, 2016 01:41 AM
Rainer
60,641
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

Zero. Its not a site that the general public would know. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
862,477
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Probably not many, if at all; maybe none.

Jan 10, 2016 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,711,749
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If we start off alphabetically...probably a good deal if it was known. I submitted a out of the box idea for instant fame to AR..haven't heard a thing

Jan 09, 2016 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,545,011
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm sure very few would recognize the name of Active Rain but Google knows ActiveRain and my posts continually show up and reach my target audience so that's important to me!

Jan 09, 2016 11:36 PM
Ambassador
1,621,306
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

None have ever heard of it that I know of.

Jan 09, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
432,696
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Most agents I speak to are not aware of ActiveRain...  kind of odd- but I love it here- so no complaints from me!

Jan 09, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,724,306
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Very few, even among Realtors!

Jan 09, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
920,968
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

NONE!

AR is not a public focused website.

AR is a website that is agent focused that enables real estate professionals to interact.

And, there is no property search feature like the sites you mention. 

AR should make no effort to attract consumer traffic. Evidence of such action will be shortly followed by revenue augmentation initiatives.

However, AR could create resources that excite participating agents to be more aggressive in creating value through AR.

 

Jan 09, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,859
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Barbara Todaro.

Jan 09, 2016 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,598
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I would think very few would name ActiveRain. 

Yes, I think they should make more of an effort.

Sep 08, 2016 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
945,800
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - Actually that was one of the things I mentioned to Bob Stewart when Active Rain was looking for advice from us. I always felt that this could be an amazing platform for consumers, and potential future clients.

Jan 11, 2016 03:13 PM
Ambassador
2,624,179
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

What a great idea that ActiveRain should push itself to become as "well known" as Z, T, and R!

Jan 11, 2016 02:25 PM
Rainmaker
717,951
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I like that Activerain allows my blog posts to be my blog posts and doesn't try to promote themselves through these posts.  They will need to monotize the site for survival but they are incredible.

Jan 11, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
5,492,799
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would venture to say very few if any.    Posts come up in searches, but not sure they go to AR for listings.    The others are where they search for homes.

Jan 11, 2016 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
617,785
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

John,
I have never found a member of the general public who has heard of AR. Rarely agents who aren’t on it.

Jan 10, 2016 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,450,002
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

None.  I don't see it as a public facing site.  You almost never see the public commenting.  It is a content distribution platform and a realtor and affiliate networking platform, in my view/experience since mid last year.

Jan 10, 2016 02:15 AM
Rainmaker
7,237,260
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

ActiveRain is unknown.

In fact, if you asked 1,000 agents, most would not be familiar with ActiveRain.

Jan 10, 2016 01:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,404,074
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would say very few becuase that is not what AR is about. Complete a search for say a condo community in my city, my AR blog will be right there on top. They give our blogs that push to get found when consumers are searching. 

Jan 09, 2016 10:10 PM