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

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Rainmaker
863,479
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I don't see any advantage to jumping on that wagon.  If it not broken... 

Mar 24, 2017 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No.  It's there if I want it. And no one else can use my name!! 

Mar 24, 2017 05:05 AM
Ambassador
2,066,537
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Signed up for it initially but didn't renew when they started charging. 

Mar 24, 2017 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,018,854
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I'm not. Have not see the reason to do so.

Mar 24, 2017 04:39 AM
Ambassador
3,030,033
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Your evidence is spot on. There is no value.  No value. No value. No. Value. 

Mar 24, 2017 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,711,747
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Got it, dumped it & will continue to do so. This is about 15 years overdue when it could have made a difference with marketing.

Too pricey, lame.

Mar 24, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
6,500,345
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. Your own name is a better investment.

Mar 24, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,606,555
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I did when they first came out with it.   Not anymore I did not see the benefit I thought I would 

Mar 24, 2017 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,830,810
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, I pay my dues every year.

Mar 24, 2017 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,632,842
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; we did not drink that Kool Aid

Mar 24, 2017 07:46 AM
Ambassador
2,559,900
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  No.

1.  If you ever leave NAR, you lose your site.

2.  NAR is gouging its members by charging them for this domain.

Mar 24, 2017 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,038,480
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I signed up for it when it was free, never used it and didn't renew.

Mar 24, 2017 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,018,930
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

 

50% of Consumers can't spell Realtor , so I see issues sharing this domain name

Mar 24, 2017 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,077
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no...I have never.... did not see the value in it...

Mar 24, 2017 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
144,616
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I did the same as Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES. I signed up originally and then didn't renew. 

Mar 24, 2017 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,397
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes I have one.

Mar 24, 2017 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
631,812
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I am not

Mar 24, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,206,044
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

I dropped mine after it was no longer FREE

Mar 24, 2017 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
709,364
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No... I don't see the point of having one, especially if you are trying to build a branding for yourself.

Mar 24, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,125,197
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, I do not!

Mar 24, 2017 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,966,882
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We do not.

Mar 24, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I had one the first year they became available but it didn't seem like their was any advantage to it.

Mar 24, 2017 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
842,990
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. dot com is still best. Only others I would consider using would be dot net, dot blog which is managed by wordpress, and dot design.

Mar 24, 2017 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
563,329
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No, I'm not.

Mar 24, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,315,849
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not, i pondered if i should, but did not hear or see that it would give me an advantage based on the cost

Mar 24, 2017 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,289
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No I don't see the value in this and feel the NAR should not have premium priced these to agents... they already make enough money from us.. while providing virtually no protections... more selling to us than supporting us in my opinion 

Mar 01, 2018 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
864,258
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. Simple as that.

Mar 26, 2017 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,849,517
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I saw no reason to change either.

Mar 26, 2017 09:48 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - I used it for the first FREE year....

Mar 24, 2017 10:27 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not. I understand they stll have thousands left under the free program.

Mar 24, 2017 08:43 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No I tried it for the first year when it was free and then gave it up when they wanted to charge me for it. I do not see the use. I am happy with .Com and 2nd choice .Net domains.

Mar 24, 2017 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
596,974
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Haven't used it, and not in the plans.  Good question!

Mar 24, 2017 07:26 PM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

no reason to at this time

Mar 24, 2017 07:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,831
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Mar 24, 2017 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,163,344
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

See no reason to keep it..dump it!

Mar 24, 2017 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,944,396
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never did it.

 

Mar 24, 2017 02:46 PM
Ambassador
3,707,032
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I keep forgetting!

Mar 24, 2017 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
814,732
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No. Have you read all the notices before agreeing? I did and declined.

Mar 24, 2017 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,375,972
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Heck no!  Extra expensive and really adds no benefit.  People are looking for the .com on a domain name.  I think NAR was stupid to go to the .realtor domain.  I actually remove the link from any posts of their and change it to their old one.  No one even knows what a realtor is (the NAR definition at least)!

Mar 24, 2017 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
415,291
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Nathan,

I used it the first year that it was offered for free. Not worth paying $39.95 per year. Realtor.com has not even tried Realtor.Realtor on their site, that gives us an indication as to how successful the ".Realtor" is.

Mar 24, 2017 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Not at this time.

Mar 24, 2017 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
609,166
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

If it were FREE, I would not want it. I want to be known for being a buyers broker and not the run-of-the-mill realtor, reelator, realtoor...

Eve

Mar 24, 2017 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
507,961
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Thanks for posting this question Nathan. I've wondered about the efficacy of the .realtor domain.  Now I know.

Mar 24, 2017 08:53 AM
Rainer
258,899
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Wasn't even aware there was such a thing.  It's kind of like vanity license plates.  Great for the owner's ego, but doesn't do much for anyone else.  Our market is trainded to look for .com or .org or .net.  In that order.  Why make it harder to find your presence on the web?

 

Mar 24, 2017 08:40 AM
Ambassador
3,248,461
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

No most of the folks I've talked to weren't happy with that one.

Mar 24, 2017 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,630,909
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Looked into it...It doesnt have the flair necessary. I let it go

Mar 24, 2017 08:27 AM
Ambassador
5,329,286
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have not read anything positive about this so far.

Mar 24, 2017 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
429,869
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

http://www.buzzmackintosh.realtor/ Can attribute a couple of leads to it, worked better when it was combine w/ REALTOR.COM

Mar 24, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
292,535
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I credit Joe Stumpf for this " who would you  rather be Blue Man Group. Com or  Nathan Gesner.realtor" 

Mar 24, 2017 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
808,797
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I think I'm with the crowd that signed up for it and didn't renew.  I can't even remember what iti was.  -Kasey

Mar 24, 2017 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
522,061
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I considered it but have chosen not to.  Don't really believe it would be of value.

Mar 24, 2017 07:03 AM
Ambassador
4,542,480
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No and no interest in doing so

Mar 24, 2017 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
5,488,796
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

In our opinion, it has no value.  

Mar 24, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
913,723
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No I am not - I see no advantage

Mar 24, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,453,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner No, I don't see any value in it.

Mar 24, 2017 06:12 AM