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Rainmaker
1,725,205
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Did not get my invitation!

Oct 16, 2017 09:05 PM
Ambassador
4,495,265
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not yet. But I saw a headline on Inman about MLSs not being sure if they will work with Upstream. Didn't read the article. IS it good?

Oct 16, 2017 08:07 PM
Ambassador
2,546,525
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I did not get invited.

Oct 16, 2017 06:29 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 was not included but do share your thoughts.

Oct 16, 2017 06:14 PM
Ambassador
5,218,910
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I was not invited, but did get a hard sell from another vendor today.

Oct 16, 2017 05:36 PM
Ambassador
4,093,103
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Do share, Caroline! What is good/bad about this?

Oct 16, 2017 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Let's see how it goes before we pass judgment.

Oct 16, 2017 05:59 PM
Rainmaker
6,374,075
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not invited.

Oct 16, 2017 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
869,401
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 No invitation sent to me.

Could be because of my published evalution of the strategic change Upstream made to reciprocate to Zillow's agreement to exclude listings from brokerages or agents not part of the NAR club.

It is not and will not be the independent public portal allowing agents greater agility in their marketing efforts.

Nothing on UPSTREAM benefits the agents but solidifies the alliance between brokerages, franchises, NAR and associations and the Empire of Evil Intent.

Upstream was envisioned to give agents a means to keep Zillows fingers out of the agents pie. But, as usual, the brokers. franchises, NAR and associations have betrayed the real estate agent and UPSTREAM is just a 'me to' property listing website. I could be wrong. Upstream may have rescinded their intents over the past 12 months, but I've got money that says they have not.

Thoughts? I wonder what being a UPSTREAM Premier agent will cost? Remember the good old days of REALTOR.com?

Oct 17, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No invitation...

Oct 17, 2017 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,910,908
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No invitation in my mail box...

Oct 17, 2017 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am in the wrong area but would not go anyways

Oct 16, 2017 08:21 PM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No.

Jun 12, 2018 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,739,728
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Did not receive an invite, and will look forward to comments.

Oct 20, 2017 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,334,001
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Caroline Gerardo No invitation yet!

Oct 17, 2017 05:15 PM
Rainmaker
907,023
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I guess I don't rate since I didn't get invited - *boo hoo*

Oct 17, 2017 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,624,372
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would pass

Oct 17, 2017 03:50 PM
Rainer
303,791
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I'm surprised that there is so much silence about this. Upstream sold itself to Realtors as the BIG data solution to silence or control Zillow, It's not that at all. It is another data collection tool that will not help Real Estate Professionals make more money or close more deals. IT nitty gritty manages who opens lock boxes, how many days on market (hard to cheat with some MLS methods of typo the address to look new on market) it will track and sell the information of all the participants of a transaction.  Rather than just "using" your property photographs and narrative about a subject real estate it will compile all the actions during days on market and after close, then sell this information as leads and advertising of course

Oct 17, 2017 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,362,248
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I heard it referred to as a national MLS (or at least the first step towards one) a year or so ago.  No invite in my mailbox either.  If Greg Hauge's (StopZillow) site works, that is supposed to be 100% by, for and run by agents.

Oct 17, 2017 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,540,559
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Caroline, 

Another reason I love living and working in a small market. Innovators don't think of coming here ...I get to be the innovator LOL!  

Actually it sounds very interesting. I know our local ReMax office does not work with Zillow anymore... not sure if that is a corporate decision. 

Please write a blog on this for us !

Oct 17, 2017 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 17, 2017 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,370,890
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Caroline,

Share what you learned.  I don't like the name Upstream, connotes difficulty getting there, perhaps this is a precursor.

Oct 17, 2017 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not familiar with this.

Oct 17, 2017 07:53 AM
Ambassador
3,002,274
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If I did get that invitation it was likely nuked with the other 300 spam emails I get every day.

Oct 17, 2017 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
806,837
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Let us know what you learn - have not been hearing about this for a while.

Oct 17, 2017 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wasn't invited. Reading answers to your question.

Oct 17, 2017 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,177,959
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

Never heard of it, no invitation either.

Oct 17, 2017 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
526,755
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Odd name for a system. Salmon swim upstream and die. 

Oct 16, 2017 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,136,587
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

?

Oct 16, 2017 07:14 PM