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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Probably but I am sure they knew what they were gettting into with this group - After all how can you ask anything of the Active Rain Community and not know that you are getting chaos! 

Jul 07, 2015 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have to be careful when you suggest improvements. The conversations turn negative very quickly. I have learned my lesson.

 

Jul 07, 2015 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I don't think so.  I am sure that they knew what was afoot when they made the decision to buy Active Rain.  A

Jul 07, 2015 08:06 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I've been out for a few days but I guess, they won't have to complain about not getting enough ideas.

Jul 07, 2015 09:24 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. Like any company asking this kind of question, will produce some good, bad and ugly requests. They are smart enough to figure out what is really important, including asking the question.

Jul 07, 2015 07:48 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Bob. One needs to be careful on what they ask for. While it's good to get input from the masses, the final decision has to be up to the leadership team. You cannot make everybody happy.

Jul 07, 2015 07:43 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

My guess is that they welcome the suggestions, so they can sort through them and make a better AR.

Jul 07, 2015 01:33 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No, I think both of them can handle any crap that comes with the good suggestions.

Jul 07, 2015 01:16 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No especially Bob Stewart he knows what he is getting into.

Jul 07, 2015 11:50 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I think Bob is.

Jul 07, 2015 08:17 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Know, they do not regret asking for input.

The poor sole who was assigned the task of analyzing the data and presenting it in a meaningful way may have a different take on soliciting input.

Like you, they  may realize meaningful input can not be obtained through open solicitation.

However, the new owner was pre-emptive in providing a high level survey that actually hinted at (by the context of the questions asked) where the priorities lie. Using a survey means you don't have to read through a whole bunch of drivel.

Ben will eventually show the flag then we can all decide what to do based on the merits presented.

Meanwhile, folks like you and me should be serious regarding a fair consideration of monetizing AR and bringing additional value to those who participate. Then we wait for Bob, Ben, or the Director of New Business and Retention to call us.

Those things offered without invite are seldom valued highly.

Jul 07, 2015 08:02 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Bob, It's admirable that they are asking. It is to their benefit to know their users. But we, as users, tend to want to drive a ship that is not really ours. I wish them well as they make difficult decisions. I wish us well that we may find success in using this platform in a way that is beneficial.

Jul 10, 2015 12:41 AM
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Bob, you are so right. You can't go back to the old days and move ahead. Thomas Wolfe said "You can never go home again." You can never go back to the past, you just have to build on the future. If we went back to the old days, half the great people who are here wouldn't be around...

Jul 08, 2015 10:54 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

They need a place to start and they can't start anything without a direction.

Jul 08, 2015 01:21 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I don't think so.... they both are familiar with the AR community.  And they want to know what we think.  They are human, though, and I'm sure they respond better to positive criticism and suggestions.  

Jul 08, 2015 12:38 AM
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Martin Kalisker
Greater Boston Association of REALTORS - Boston, MA
Professional Standards & Legal Assistant

What do you think the opposite reaction would have been if they hadn't asked ?  

Jul 07, 2015 10:58 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No way, i am sure they already knew before asking and way before agreeing to buy AR. I think the largest factor they offer everyone is HOPE. Most people who were active in Trulia saw their site nose dive into spam and scams and had a great fear that would happen here through a non caring owner. With Bob and Ben, I feel they will give AR the time and resources it deserves,

Jul 07, 2015 10:44 PM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

No,

 I think that they really want to know what went wrong, what we like and how to get us back on top.

Jul 07, 2015 10:43 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm sure they knew what they were asking.

Jul 07, 2015 10:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It never hurts to ask--at some point they will see a trend towards certain issues/requests.

Jul 07, 2015 09:30 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am willing they turned off their hearing aides days ago.

Jul 07, 2015 12:11 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

There will always be room for improvement, that is certain Bob. Some suggestions make perfect sense and should be implemented but it is impossible to please 200,000+ members!

Jul 07, 2015 11:20 AM