Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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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!

I don't believe there are many at the helm any longer. However, those who remain are, indeed, passionate about keeping this site about what it's always been. With so few people behind the scenes, it makes it difficult to address the issues as quickly as they used to. 

We make this site what it is today and if there are issues, we know who to reach out to and those issues are handled as quickly as humanly possible, I believe. It's like our own websites - when they are down, a few minutes can feel like days and we are naturally going to stress over the inconveniences like it's the end of the world. 

Jan 16, 2018 05:06 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I like our relationship. I don't care what they think and they don't care what I think. Happy happy happy! LOL

Jan 16, 2018 05:13 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that those folks behind the curtains are working very hard and probably dont appreciate all the speculation and complaints from us folks who are all too happy to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Jan 16, 2018 11:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think their main goal might be to minimize "glitches" in the system.... and I'd be very happy with that....

Jan 16, 2018 06:05 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Who are the staff members? How would be find them? When have any of them communciated with us except to endlessly notify us of "webinars" that don't do more than sell product?

Jan 16, 2018 03:53 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I did see Ben Kinney post in Lab Coat Agents on Facebook to someone asking if AR was still viable that he has a plan for a lot of changes and improvements this year.  It would be nice if they communicated them to us either here or in the blogs (and then reposted here) or in email.  Maybe a webinar on the roadmap Bob Stewart?

 

I remember the missing images issue last year was a result of trying to move the images to Amazon for faster loading and less sever load and storage locally.  I vaguely remember someone saying the AR code base was a hodge-podge of different coding languages and not always the best documented, so it's not surprising that some new features (like the new home page) introduced bugs.  My guess is the server lag is a result of something being done on the back end to improve the site or get ready for an improvement.

Jan 16, 2018 09:13 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Haven't a clue and can't worry too much about it. Hopefully the agenda includes getting glitches fixed. The community is what the members make it now.

Jan 16, 2018 07:52 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it is just on cruise control, as we, the most active people make the best out of the tools we use. The more active you are, the better your result. 

Jan 16, 2018 05:35 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have some really good answers Andrew Mooers 

Jan 16, 2018 05:07 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Is there anyone at the top anymore, or are the members really running this machine?

Jan 16, 2018 04:25 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

It would be nice to know.

Jan 17, 2018 05:15 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I absolutely agree with: 

 Feel The Platform Bumps Along On It's Own.

Jan 16, 2018 11:36 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wish I knew. We have been asking for Ben to talk to us about the direction of the platform ... [crickets].

Jan 16, 2018 08:38 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't have a clue..thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for a solid comment. I think almost all of them are missing in action and involved with other ventures. I'm super busy in real estate and hope they can hold it together and improve and take more of an interest in a fantastic site!

Jan 16, 2018 04:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am certain there is a plan as Ben is a successful businessman and doesn't do anything without research and proper planning. We will be told when there is something we need to know, meantime we rock along.

Jan 16, 2018 03:03 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Apparently I am not on the "need to know" list and will be revealed if and when I need to know.

Jan 16, 2018 02:39 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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while it's here I'll use it.

Jan 16, 2018 11:36 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Ditto to what Debe Maxwell, CRS said.

Jan 16, 2018 08:31 AM
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Todd Phillips
AZHouseAZHome - Realty Executives - Phoenix, AZ
Buyer/SellerRep,CashOffers,Wholesale,Photography

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Jan 16, 2018 07:55 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No clue. I am not an insider.

Jan 16, 2018 06:50 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers It will be interesting to see what they have planned for 2018.

Jan 16, 2018 06:14 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't think anyone even works there anymore. We haven't had real contact with them for a year or more. It seems that Fred Griffin always seems to get thru.

I've completely given up.

Jan 16, 2018 06:07 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

As far as I know, the ownership / management has not communicated the "plan" for 2018.  I have my own opinion about their purpose.

Jan 16, 2018 05:17 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It at times seems like the "staff" is like anonymous asking questions.

Jan 16, 2018 04:33 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

What ventures don't just bump along? Their goal is making a profit, not pacifying a bunch of point seekers who post for free. If you posr for free, why should the staff give a hoot about what you think? You are not helping them achieve their goal.

Jan 16, 2018 04:29 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, great question. 
And the answers too. 

Nov 17, 2018 01:21 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Intersting question and great answers. Thank you.

Nov 17, 2018 01:04 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I try to call the support line one time and no answer.

 

Jan 18, 2018 01:27 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

For quite some time, it feels like the platform is lost at sea, with no one at the helm.  We get no updates, and frequently experience issues.    Many have gone to posting on their own web sites, which is a great idea anyway, just in case it crashes and burns.   

Jan 18, 2018 08:58 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We don't get the updates we used to get

Jan 17, 2018 03:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Jan 17, 2018 08:54 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Think support is doing what it can. This platform has been through a lot of changes which hinders their efforts!

Jan 16, 2018 07:46 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers - I am here because of the people, information, and education. And I still love ActiveRain a lot!

Jan 16, 2018 07:10 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If they were to come-up with a new campaign, plan or operation that stirs up more interest many would shift into that second gear. How about redeeming millions of points for something? 500k buys free services we know. What would 750, 1 or 2 million accomplish? potential is there

Jan 16, 2018 07:04 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This is chapter 913 of the book GULLIBLE.

The previous chapter was titled Trulia.

Did agents learn anything? Make sure your identity and contact information is embedded.

Jan 16, 2018 05:25 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

Parked and reading...

Jan 16, 2018 05:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It should be interesting ?

Jan 16, 2018 04:21 AM