Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Rainmaker
4,212,856
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It's not the number of members that matter, it is the amount of regular participants!

Mar 11, 2018 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,101,851
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Haven't noticed.  Thank you.

Mar 11, 2018 08:42 AM
Rainmaker
584,170
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

But how many have not blogged for awhile? I just checked my standing in California and I'm 99. So I wanted to see how fast I can move up, which depends on how the ones in front of me are racking up their points. Looks like I can get up there a ways passing people who have stopped blogging.

Mar 11, 2018 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,738,240
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There has been a noticeable increase in members who have joined with the specific purpose of spamming us. 

Mar 11, 2018 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

is that "real strength" or spammy strength.....

Mar 11, 2018 09:50 AM
Ambassador
3,058,105
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Quality over quantity.  My sense is the number is increasing because of all the spammers creating profiles so they can spam-o-rama the site and the members. 

Mar 11, 2018 09:46 AM
Rainmaker
508,283
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm not aware of that, thanks for letting us know :)

Mar 11, 2018 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
6,609,858
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These numbers are misleading. Look at the daily lists of new members.

Mar 11, 2018 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
895,150
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I agree with Wayne, that's a misleading figure for sure. I mean, it's great and has been close to 300K for a very long time. But the number of valuable, consistent regular participants I would estimate is maybe 20% of that number. Which is fine. It's less noisy that way.

Mar 11, 2018 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,923,164
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Wayne Martin 

Mar 11, 2018 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
5,590,213
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andrew,

I am 100% in agreement with Wayne Martin .  I followed some of the newbies, they come out of the chute eager and willing to blog and then quietly disappear.  A

Mar 11, 2018 11:48 AM
Ambassador
2,571,247
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      No political party, no religious group, no website like AR, will ever delete members, even if they die and no longer exist.  It's all about the numbers!*

      *AR did some sort of purge a few years ago.  They deleted 10K or 20K inactive accounts.

Mar 11, 2018 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,628
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

User count increasing is good for sales and AR's income from ads.  Hopefully some of those users will become bloggers and active members.

Mar 11, 2018 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Still the number of active members does not climb much

Mar 11, 2018 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,900,787
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's because it never goes down, you can be inactive for years and still be on the rolls. The only way to get off the roll is to do something seriously WRONG Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Mar 11, 2018 07:45 AM
Ambassador
4,258,792
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

That is great to hear, Andrew! We need more fresh faces!

Mar 11, 2018 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,120,436
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say I've paid much attention. At the end of the day, I'm more about quality than quantity in all facets of my life and business.

Mar 11, 2018 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
54,790
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

This is interesting - however, are they participating or just signing up?

 

Mar 11, 2018 10:37 AM
Ambassador
4,581,647
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't paid attention. I wonder what the percent is of actual active bloggers versus those who create profiles...including our spammer "friends?"

Mar 11, 2018 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,024,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

good to hear

Mar 11, 2018 08:18 AM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I did notice it crossed over the 300,000 mark again. I wonder how many are valid accounts.

Mar 11, 2018 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
822,102
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not noticed.

Mar 11, 2018 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,405
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope, but I thought we were already over 300K.

Mar 11, 2018 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,459,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 Where are they??

Mar 11, 2018 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,942,500
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sure doesn't feel like it is increasing.  Many have stopped posting, and in the blog roll, several post MULTIPLE posts, and never interact here.

Mar 14, 2018 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,519,351
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, never paid attention, but if you visit new posts, you'll notice a lot of spam first timers......

Mar 13, 2018 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Yes I noticed the total number a few weeks ago... but the worrying point is how many of these accounts are just accounts in name only... no activity I wonder what the ACTIVE account numbers are doing?

Mar 12, 2018 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
889,027
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

yes, I have noticed.

But I also visit the FIRST BLOG section frequently.

What percentage of NEW MEMBERS are offering escort services in New Delhi?  CLick the link and take a look. Accounting services, carpet cleaning and some in a languge unkown to me. And ALL of these will be counted as new members including those who do not post.

The good news is that every week FIVE real people actually post their fist blog and get a warm welcome to the Rain Train.

It will take a lot of weeks to add 20,000 real estaet agents at the 5-a-week rate.

Mar 12, 2018 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wonder how many of these are active?

Mar 12, 2018 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,079,817
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Delete, Not Just Report Option On Spam To Remove It Would Help In Q&A Comments.

Mar 12, 2018 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Mar 12, 2018 03:13 AM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - wow! Congrats to AR for reaching this milestone!

Mar 11, 2018 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would like to see the number of active users who wrote at least a blog a week. 

Mar 11, 2018 04:01 PM
Ambassador
5,410,786
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Growth is always nice to see here.

Mar 11, 2018 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,232,533
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

If only that showed up in the Q&A and blog comments. 300,441  with only 441 actively participating, or so it feels.

Mar 11, 2018 01:33 PM