Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No idea.. I'm not much into setting up gods and goddesses. And at the end of the day, I've never cared much whether I receive a gold star or not. They are typically handed out for posts on subjects that I don't spend a lot of time writing about as the focus of my posts is 98% to the public and not to members.

Mar 07, 2017 03:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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No idea who is behind the curtain, but there is only one God.

Mar 06, 2017 10:01 PM
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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

My mom will put it on her fridge for you.

Mar 06, 2017 11:25 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Kerri is no longer here so ????

Mar 07, 2017 04:50 AM
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Being a member of the ActiveRain network for over 9 years there have been past staff members that were Gods and had the power to give out Gold Stars.

Bob Stewart is one, Kerri was another and at one time Lenn Harley was. I have heard rumors over the past that Brad and Rich at one time also had the power to hand out the Gold Stars ...

Mar 06, 2017 09:26 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I don't think Kerri is around any longer so the authority rests with Bob and Ben and anybody else that they trust. There seems to be a whole lot less emphasis on the importance of features. Most members are writing for business and the calls and contacts coming in are the Real Rewards of blogging. 

Mar 07, 2017 09:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Kerrie has been gone from AR for some time now. There are no Gods in the Rain. I believe there are people (I don't know who they are) that are referred to as feature fairies. I strongly believe that the AR powers that be want the feature fairies to remain illusive. In other words, who they are is not for public consumption. 

Why do you want to know, Bob?

Mar 07, 2017 08:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Maybe it is like the Hindu Gods, there are thousands.

Mar 07, 2017 05:09 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - not me for sure.....

Mar 06, 2017 11:35 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I suspect the real 'AR God' is only a computer server in a closet

Mar 07, 2017 06:26 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Many have been too obsessed with receiving a trophy and not understanding what is truly important.  While a gold star is nice, they rarely make the phone ring.   

Mar 07, 2017 05:15 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew

Mar 07, 2017 05:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know.

Mar 07, 2017 04:47 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Mar 07, 2017 04:46 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

No longer even know who is in the office.

Mar 07, 2017 04:39 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think Ben Kinney would be one.

Mar 07, 2017 04:16 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Seriously? 

Eve

Mar 07, 2017 03:47 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Is Kerri back?  Your question uses her in the present tense.

Mar 06, 2017 09:49 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    They are hidden from mere mortals like you and I, Bob.

Mar 07, 2017 03:06 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nina Hollander is a goddess of the first order :)

Mar 07, 2017 08:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I don't think Kerrie came back, no doubt she is very happy being a mom.  And Michael Jacobs pointed out that gold stars do not make the phone ring.  A

Mar 07, 2017 07:26 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I have no idea.  Other than Bob Stewart (and perhaps Ben Kinney, although I don't think he's that, day-to-day, involved)... Kerri is no longer in the picture... no idea who's out there handing out the twinkles, but it's probably better that way.

Anonymous Feature Fairies!

Mar 07, 2017 06:54 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have no idea who else. Seems to me in the early days it meant more than jousting heading out features. And there have been a number of people who have done that 

Mar 07, 2017 06:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No clue, absolutely none. And, if they keep it running they can keep their secrecy!

Mar 07, 2017 06:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Reminds me of the movie "The Gods Have Gone Crazy."

Here in Active Rain land exists a secret society of deity who bestow favor and impose pestilence as they see fit.

There is no appellate system, no recognizable path to ascension, and is a solely owned and operated business that serves at the pleasure of Mr Kinney. The 'secret cloud' of those who have the power are sworn to secrecy to protect them from those who 'demand' to be featured or wish to argue their merits.

Do you feel the urge for putting on the mantle of Deity? VOLUNTEER to host meet-ups and a few contests. The secret hand shake and knock will be revealed. And its truth will be  amazing.

Mar 07, 2017 05:35 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I think it's all about LIKES now ???

Mar 07, 2017 04:49 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Not a clue VB

Mar 07, 2017 04:47 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

No idea how it works...

Mar 07, 2017 03:11 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I didn't realize there were deities present on this site lol well live and learn

Feb 15, 2018 05:56 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Only Bob Stewart to my knowledge as Kerri has left AR.  There are other secret agents who feature but, if we knew who they were, they'd have to kill us!  LOL  

Why do you ask, Robert Vegas Bob Swetz?

Mar 07, 2017 08:59 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

VB - If anybody told you the answer to your question, unfortunately they would have to kill you.

Mar 07, 2017 05:28 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't know who Kerri is.  The only AR person I know of is Bob Stewart.

Mar 07, 2017 10:01 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Not sure anymore. 

Mar 07, 2017 09:58 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I have no idea.

Mar 07, 2017 09:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Kerrie is not working or still on leave of absence, I think.

Mar 07, 2017 07:25 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Wait...Kerry is back? I thought the ones in charge where the ambassadors. Little do I know...

Mar 07, 2017 07:23 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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Vote for Bob

Mar 07, 2017 07:22 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes...will they all come out and take a bow?

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

As far as I know it is Bob and Ben. I have appreciated the updates on new features and explanations of new technology. As far as the ever debated gold star. It is always nice to get a featured blog to bring up ones spirits and get some added exposure. If you don't like them, don't read them. But i don't like when those who do aim to get a feature are bashed for striving to see their blog "in lights" on the front page. There are different things that motivate bloggers, but those seeking the gold star should know that not getting one is not failure, it is not the end of the world but just part of politics. Aim to get a new client from your blog, now that is success that pays off. 

Mar 07, 2017 05:30 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have no idea, but Ben Kinney is still in charge. I think, the only way to connect to staff is: sending them an email. 

Mar 08, 2017 12:42 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I know Bob Stewart is still around, but Kerrie has been gone for a while. She is missed. I'm not aware of other staff members. 

Mar 07, 2017 06:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Don't klnow...is Kerrie still part of this forum

Mar 07, 2017 05:14 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank Kerri has been gone a long time.

 

Mar 07, 2017 04:49 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Honestly I don't know. In the olden AR days there definitely was a staff to connect with, spur members on, give updates, etc. Kerri was great and treated everyone like family.-Kasey.

Mar 07, 2017 03:58 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I need to make the phone ring.... I don't know...I care even less.... Spring is around the corner and land calls are coming in.... I want business not prizes....

Mar 07, 2017 02:45 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz I don't know yet.

Mar 07, 2017 02:04 PM