John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)

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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The bus is driving itself. The inmates are running the asylum.  But we are learning, teaching and entertaining each other6 just fine. 

Feb 15, 2018 05:18 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    2006!  You must have been among the founders.  I arrived in 2009. 

   Needless to say, AR has gone through many transitions and many people.  Niki, Kerrie, et al are memories.  The site has been owned by Market Leader, and Zillow (true fact), and who knows who else.

    Bob Stewart is alive and well; I have confidence in him and the rest of the staff that great things lie ahead!  

Feb 14, 2018 08:00 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

We have become quite an independently working group here on AR. Seems we are being trusted by the owners/leaders to do our thing without much need for their intervention or input. In a way that's not a bad thing.

Feb 15, 2018 03:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am not convinced anyone is really actively running AR right now. It does feel as if it's drifting a bit. I have no clue what the direction of the site is going forward.

Feb 15, 2018 04:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Welcome back, John! 

We're a lot more 'independent' than we were back in the day! Bob is our lifeline and AR is now owned by Ben Kinney.

As always, the SEO is working, the knowledge is here for the taking and the members are WONDERFUL! 

Feb 14, 2018 09:38 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Welcome back John Novak !

Feb 15, 2018 05:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I just post daily and have fun. The rest, with a few glitches now and again, seems to be working itself out!

Feb 15, 2018 05:40 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Welcome back, the university is active and informative

Feb 14, 2018 08:36 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There has been a significant EVOLUTION in the active rain members since 2006. Back then 80% of responses were, "Call your attorney or tax adviser."

Today responses are much more actionable and substantial.

There are BIG plans for Active Rain. A clue exits in the right hand column.

However, due to so much uproar from the choir, the owners have elected to keep the plans under-wrap until the day of their choosing.  Those of us who have lived through similar business life-cycles know what must be done.  That means protect your Intellectual Property.

New Features? No. Matter of fact, many features that currently appear are not functional such as Product Reviews. 

Are those who are here having fun? You bet. It's a great community that is willing to help and growing into the maturity of not taking ourselves to seriously. 

We are pretty much left alone to manage the sandbox like mature adults.  We do better some days than others.

Welcome back.

IF I am reading correctly you have over 1MILLION 700 thousand points! You were INVESTED!

Why did you leave?

Why are you back?

Feb 15, 2018 08:03 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author the economic law is about

Feb 15, 2018 06:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the response by Debe Maxwell, CRS

Feb 15, 2018 06:46 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Novak It looks like the site is on auto pilot unless there is a problem. Bob Stewart is always available to help.

Feb 15, 2018 06:16 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i hope that the future is bright. i think it is the red headed stepchild :)

Feb 14, 2018 08:31 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Welcome back!  There have been some obvious layout changes in the last year and a lot of bugs were introduced and squashed.  Ben Kinney of Keller Williams owns the place now and from what I've seen elsewhere, has some big plans for it... but of yet those have not been communicated out.  I really do wish there would be a "state of AR" type webcast or blog sent out to all members.


Their support and programming staff has been a bit thin of late and we've had some issues with spammers in Q&A plus the blog comments.


Webinars are more geared towards selling product and "Agent Professor" in Utah sends all their students here with the same 6 questions every other month, which is quite annoying.  Repeated calls for AR to do something about that have been ignored.


AR's "Google Juice" is still strong, but not as strong as it once was (from what I've been told).

Feb 15, 2018 08:44 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

John, I remember you from the old days but this isn't the same platform it was. When I do Google searches it doesn't show up as much so the power of the collective has diminished. It's still worth it but not to the same extent. Things change.

Feb 15, 2018 07:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good question.  I have no answer.

Feb 15, 2018 06:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Feb 15, 2018 04:26 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

When you find out who is running it, remind them it's 2018...we need an app :-)

Feb 17, 2018 08:59 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It does seem like the bus drives itself lately, and many have left the platform due to constant issues.

Feb 17, 2018 07:45 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We're just cogs in a wheel.......

Feb 16, 2018 07:32 AM
Johnny Lewis
United Financial Group - San Francisco, CA
United Financial Group provides access to direct c

Not sure


Feb 15, 2018 10:20 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Novak - nice to see you back after a long time.

The site may seem to be on autopilot though there are a few people behind the scene who manage the show.

Feb 15, 2018 10:13 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We may not have the direction or the leadership we may want, but for me we got away from Trulia (at least to a certain extent)

Feb 15, 2018 06:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wish I knew.  

Feb 15, 2018 09:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They are very busy behind the scenes which leaves little time to interact with the guests.

Feb 15, 2018 07:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You have great answers.  A

Feb 15, 2018 07:14 AM