Peter Testa, PETER TESTA (Nationwide Homes)

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Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is free to sign up. However you do have to pay to upgrade to be a "Rainmaker". When you hot that 500k points then a rain maker is free. For me I place A LINK in emails to invite people to join Active Rain. 

Apr 26, 2018 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

to the best of my knowledge, it's only free when you hit 500k points....but it's worth the free education on SEO and other topics, while you're accumulating those points....

Apr 26, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
889,027
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Peter, based on all the Top New Members Today that one can see in the link at the bottom of the page, there appears to be no FEE to discourage membership therefore an increasing popularity of the Blue Man Group.

The real question is what are you hoping they achive by being on AR and what is the solution AR is presenting to these newbies that is not encumbered with frustration and disappointment?

Without a vision, the people perish.

Apr 26, 2018 07:11 AM
Ambassador
4,581,641
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Unlesss you join as a Rainmaker it is still free. Bue we all know the real advantages from being a Rainmaker and having our posts seen by consumers, too.

Apr 26, 2018 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,642,112
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just to be able to garner data, ask questions, access Google juices and keep current in Real Estate and other matters makes AR a worthy source. 

Apr 26, 2018 06:56 AM
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822,102
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Free for non-public posts, otherwise that boat had sailed - have to pay until 500K points.

Apr 26, 2018 06:48 AM
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6,609,853
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The 'Members Only' membership is still free and that is a good place to start. Earn 500,000 point for a free membership that can be seen by the public.

Apr 26, 2018 06:39 AM
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1,723,405
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes that is now the case. Free but no outside exposure to G.

Apr 26, 2018 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Scott Godzyk nailed this one!

Apr 26, 2018 06:21 AM
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1,404,699
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

There is a cost if they would like to make their blogs accessible on the internet until they hit 500,000 points.

Apr 26, 2018 06:16 AM
Ambassador
3,058,105
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No more free accounts ... they pay until they reach 500,000 points.  The fee decreases at 10,000 point milestones.  I won't quote fees for AR.  You need to go to the source to determine the current fees.

Apr 26, 2018 06:08 AM
Ambassador
5,410,486
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For a members only exposure account, Rainer, it is still free.

There are discounts available from time to time for those who want to upgrade.

 

Apr 26, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the level of participation

Apr 26, 2018 09:25 AM
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1,387,628
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Free accounts are still around, but without public blogs.

Apr 26, 2018 08:54 AM
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1,153,975
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Let them practice. I urge new agents to sign up. 1 has casual interest in blogging.

Apr 26, 2018 07:35 AM
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1,900,751
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Free accounts are still available but you have to be a paying member to get the SEO benefits Peter Testa .

Apr 26, 2018 07:19 AM
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468,605
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

They might be able to post here on AR and then send out through FB, etc. for the exposure. 

Apr 26, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,045,240
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No more free lunch.

Apr 26, 2018 06:16 AM
Ambassador
2,571,247
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   They can be free Rainers.  They will still be able to move around the site, with some limitations.

Apr 26, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
5,590,213
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

Scott Godzyk has the answer.  A

Apr 26, 2018 08:01 AM
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4,120,419
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There is a free membership, but it won't offer public exposure for any posts. To be a Rainmaker you need to pay or gather up some points.

Apr 26, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,101,851
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I believe it is still FREE to join but as a Rainer but  the posts will be "members only" until reaching 500,000 points or "paying"  just like I had to do when I first joined in 2010.

Apr 26, 2018 10:59 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!

Free of charge and non-public until they reach 500K points. Great thing to do with your agents, Pete. I've tried this many, many times before and 1 took to it but, has since left!

Apr 26, 2018 07:23 PM
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3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They can join as a member for free but their posts will not be viewed publicly or ranked unless they are a full member (this requires paying until they reach 500,000 points).

Apr 26, 2018 06:44 PM
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317,950
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I'm not certain the SEO benefit is worth the cost. The benefit of AR is community and brainstorming. New recruits can find answers to thousands of questions and scenarios. They should see it as advanced training, inspiration and support

Apr 27, 2018 05:12 PM
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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

Free, but membership will be limited to a non-rainmaker account.

Apr 27, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,923,164
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Peter Testa sounds like Scott Godzyk has your answer.

Apr 27, 2018 05:17 AM
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4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Free to join

Apr 27, 2018 04:43 AM
Rainer
87,820
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes, I just joined. It is free but not public.

Apr 26, 2018 10:45 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Testa - ActiveRain is FREE - it is only when one wants the posts to be in public domain, one needs to pay!

And after 500,000 points, it is FREE for life!

Apr 26, 2018 09:00 PM
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1,519,351
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, free, but not public. Sometimes it is still very good, they will learn a lot. Not every member should go public with their posts right away.

Apr 26, 2018 07:35 PM
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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

It is still free to sign up, but for a public account, they need to pay a monthly fee until they reach 500,000 points.

Apr 30, 2018 07:24 AM
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684,915
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

 If anyone's curious, here's the results- 16 Invites Sent - 2 Accepted

Apr 27, 2018 04:01 AM