Peter Mohylsky.   Beach Expert, THE BEACH IS OPEN (PrimeSouth Properties)

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Rainmaker
2,902,215
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not use the exchange. I use the community. I refer to those I know and know I can trust with a referral.  I recently made several of them. 

Jul 30, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,631,411
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't think anyone uses that anymore. 

Jul 30, 2017 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,729,942
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The membership of ActiveRain provides some exceptional referral options but I rarely go to that particular section.  As I recall it seems the information was not up-to-date and/or unrealistic requests.  

Jul 30, 2017 07:27 AM
Ambassador
1,706,758
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am more inclined to use either a CRS or someone I met through NAR.

Jul 30, 2017 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,788
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It seems to be a feature that few visit any longer. Lost opportunities!

Jul 30, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
580,193
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No, I don't check it regularly either.

Jul 30, 2017 02:08 PM
Ambassador
2,491,368
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Kathleen Daniels said it well.

This question board is a good place to ask for referrals.  I have gotten names on several occasions; it paid off for both me and for them.

Jul 30, 2017 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,530,026
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry do not use the exchange here.

Jul 30, 2017 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,076,375
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 basically have an agent in every major US city so no, I go direct to my Buffini & Company and Active Rain blended network, with CRS filling in any gaps.

Jul 30, 2017 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,707,518
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I never give it a second thought. Shame on me!

Jul 30, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
831,353
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have used the AR referral network to post a need. The result was near instant responses.

However, looking up agents, that is finding an agent in Boise with experience in a area, is labor intensive. Too many are no longer in the business.

My preference is to look up a Remax Broker and get a referral from him/her.

I do not check the referral network at all.

Jul 30, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainer
338,318
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

I went to that section just the other day and posted a referral for the DFW area prior to the TX hurricane and got an instant response from a highly qualified Realtor.  Gave him the referral and connection made.

It's clear that section is not updated/maintained by AR as there are many referrals that are very old.  And I can't figure out how to delete my old referrals.

Cheers!   

Aug 29, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,440,339
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 a waste of time, outdated.

Aug 01, 2017 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
887,397
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No - but once in awhile I do get contacted from a member but not through the exchange

Jul 31, 2017 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,067,302
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

Jul 31, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,978
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, not recently.

Jul 31, 2017 05:39 AM
Ambassador
4,307,764
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - I am not checking this regularly for sure. 

Jul 30, 2017 10:42 PM
Ambassador
3,368,448
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I haven't used it in years....

Jul 30, 2017 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I haven't checked it for a long time.

Jul 30, 2017 07:26 PM
Ambassador
3,985,488
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have gotten referrals from members but not through the referral exchange.

Jul 30, 2017 07:25 PM
Ambassador
4,840,676
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

An unmaintained tool soon gets forgotten.

Jul 30, 2017 05:35 PM
Ambassador
4,294,850
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I don't use it. Getting to know fellow AR members is far better and using my CRS network.

Jul 30, 2017 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
5,975,228
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used it.

Jul 30, 2017 03:18 PM
Ambassador
3,036,715
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Instructor
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Peter I haven't looked at it in years. I know the folks that I refer to and if I don't I call them and get to know them. I'm not sure that section is even working or been updated?

Jul 30, 2017 02:54 PM
Ambassador
3,766,017
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Peter Mohylsky - go with Kathleen Daniels' recommendation - look up the area and do some research. You'll be glad you did!

Jul 30, 2017 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,587
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use all aspects of this site

Jul 30, 2017 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,937,583
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Last time I looked at it , it needed to be updated

Jul 30, 2017 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,315,892
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't use it, I use the Q&A if needed.

Jul 30, 2017 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,563,469
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't use it... too much like spitting in the wind... prefer to do my own in-depth research about whom to refer to unless I already has a contact in a specific area.

Jul 30, 2017 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,101,383
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Dated info. Tried it once did not even get a thank you or acknowlegement.

Contacted a millionare recently by eMail that agent was busy blogging.  Mine was an cash investors interested in multiple properties. That person blew it as the investor got a realtor now.

Jul 30, 2017 07:16 AM