Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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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

As far as right now vs. December, I'd say the market got busier, we got busier, clients first blog second. I know I'm 5 times busier now than Dec.

Feb 06, 2017 10:33 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Activity ebbs and flows according to how important one makes this platform in their work tasks.  I have one mandatory task a day:  write a post.  Everything else is optional and as time allows.  Some days I leave no comments, other days 10-20. I try to scan the Q&A section for any "technical" type questions I can answer.

Feb 07, 2017 03:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think I must follow very active bloggers because I see the same people every day....

Feb 06, 2017 08:57 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner there are fewer questions on the weekend is what my observation is.

Number of blogs are more than I can read in a day....

Feb 06, 2017 09:26 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When we first started posting here, there was much more activity.  Many of the people we followed have disappeared.  With the change of ownership, and web issues, I think many have flown the coop.  Most of the people I follow now are consistent.  A

Feb 06, 2017 09:17 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I can't say I've found posts and questions dwindling... there's always more to read than I seem to have time for. And the people I follow seem to be as active as ever.

Feb 07, 2017 04:02 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, it is different for each. Being here for a long time is a huge time commitment when you juggle between business, kids, relationships. I log in almost every day, but sometimes it is just a few minutes, sometimes it is for hours;) 

Feb 07, 2017 12:01 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it varies from time to time but there are lots of people posting, at least the people I follow.

Feb 06, 2017 10:39 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No rhyme or reason. Just do what you do best and don't worry.

Feb 07, 2017 05:33 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would rather have quality postings over a greater quantity of postings. I know my blogs are attracting new clients, so i am staying with it. 

Feb 07, 2017 04:42 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

More questions and posts than I can handle.


Feb 06, 2017 10:27 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      This question board typically has 15 to 25 questions per day.  The number of blogs goes up and down, but it is always too many to read.

Feb 07, 2017 12:53 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I see 20-30 questions on the average weekday, 10-15 on Saturday and 5-10 on Sunday.

Blogs, those are mostly done on the week days, but several people post on the weekends too.  I'll second what Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS said, clients first, AR second.  Some days I don't get on to AR until 9pm.

Feb 07, 2017 10:15 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

business first, but one needs to market to continue with business.... 

Feb 07, 2017 08:58 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I agree with Debe Maxwell - and I also believe that many people found other places to spend their time.  FB is a big one. 

Feb 07, 2017 08:20 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There has been a few times since I started in 2007 that I have gone away. There has also been changes in policy that some don't like and leave. There is also the tendency for agents to be impatient with results then they fall back into older but less produvtive activities just becasue it is familiar.

Feb 07, 2017 07:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For me, there are more posts to read and/or comment than my time permits. As Bill Liz and Bill Spear  answered, there is a natural ebb and flow here.

Feb 07, 2017 05:40 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

The bloggers I typically follow post consistently, however, when we get busy, some days it is impossible to get a post up...or, at least, it feels that way. 

Feb 07, 2017 05:20 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I doubt that is really true as the blog roll looks the same to me. Robo posters are gone which is great.

Feb 07, 2017 05:07 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It ebbs and flows...

Feb 07, 2017 04:54 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am not sure but it does seem the activity levels hear have dropped off from what others have said

Feb 04, 2018 07:34 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I can't keep up with the blogs I'm following. Try to catch the Q & A daily. There is a lot of information I'm always learning something. Yes, I think some people are busier and the board slows down.  

Mar 08, 2017 08:06 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am much busier now than in December, and business does always come first.

Feb 09, 2017 03:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have not noticed a number of blogs and questions dwindling. I'm very busy but try to post something everyday and comment on 15-20 posts. If you busy doing real estate you can't hang playing in the rain all day, especialy if its working for you.

Feb 07, 2017 06:55 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am seeing a change too and don't really know why. As business gets busy members do not post as often. There are just so much time in the day.

Feb 07, 2017 06:19 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Quality has fallen in many areas so we need to look for great bloggers for good info

Feb 07, 2017 05:23 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Nathan my goal is to stay steady with posts and commenting - as much as possible.  I do take time off for online stuff and it's always refreshing.

Feb 07, 2017 04:12 PM
Lisa Hernandez
Opes Real Estate Group - Kendall, FL
Realtor serving Kendall, South Miami & Pinecrest

I am also one who sometimes doesn't sign in at all (although I am trying to at least log in once a day and write a post) and other days spend hours here. I also got really sick and had to step back and take time for me, my family, etc. 

Feb 07, 2017 03:51 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

As business picks up the less time I have for the Rain.

Feb 07, 2017 12:35 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Like me it comes and goes up and down

Feb 07, 2017 11:45 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The bloggers are still posting, just AR does not get all the splash. Google the poster and see the rest of the iceberg.

Feb 07, 2017 11:35 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

AR's been going through some pretty interesting transformations in the past couple of years since they were bought by Trulia who was acquired by Zillow and then spun off to its current owner who I think is still trying to re invent it to some extent. IMHO.

Feb 07, 2017 10:25 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I wasn't here back in December but I imagine people get busy and it becomes lower on the priority list. I know I was on here far less this week and last than the first week or so when I was really getting back into it.

Feb 07, 2017 08:15 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I haven't noticed but then I joined AR a few months ago.

Feb 07, 2017 07:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not noticed a reduction.

Feb 07, 2017 07:16 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.  

Feb 07, 2017 06:58 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I agree with Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers that it tends to ebb and flow as time and/or activities permit.

Feb 07, 2017 06:35 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Feb 07, 2017 06:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The only thing I have noticed is a drop in qusetions on the weekends. The people I follow are consistently active daily!

Feb 07, 2017 06:15 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner I haven't noticed. It seems to slow down on the weekends, but picks up again on Monday.

Feb 07, 2017 06:09 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I hadn't noticed a drop off

Feb 07, 2017 04:45 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, there are cyclical patterns where life intrudes on social media.

My observation, suggests participation on ACTIVE Rain in the Q & A forum to be in decline.

New blood is needed, such as Nathan Gesner, to stimulate more activity and sharpen the curiosity and vision of others.


Feb 07, 2017 04:24 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I  saw fewer questions yesterday. 

Feb 07, 2017 03:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

When everyone gets busier with work, they may have less time to spend on this site.

Feb 07, 2017 03:18 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I do tend to notice that some spend more time here in holidays/jan (and/or come back) as they are less busy/doing marketing plans/gearing up for new year, and then less as spring market gets busier.

Feb 07, 2017 12:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have noticed the same thing, Nathan Gesner - during the holiday/winter months, we tend to take a little more time off! 

Feb 06, 2017 09:03 PM