Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!)

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Craig- so many posts have been abandoned as Lyn Sims said...even the creator is no longer active. I moderate Bananatude and do head there but I don't know if the Groups have the appeal that they previously did. It would be nice, though. 

Feb 04, 2021 10:37 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do post to some groups but typically do not visit. I wonder how many groups are actually active, with moderators who are still active members?

Feb 04, 2021 11:23 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

While I do post to groups, I rarely go back and visit them.

Feb 04, 2021 10:14 AM
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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 do post to groups - specifically, most that actually moderate -

Kathleen's 2021 market reports & Craptacular groups
Anna's Bananatudes group
Chris Ann's Bartender Make it a Double group
Myrl's group of Old Farts
Marti's, The Art of Marketing You

I do go to the groups for AR Challenges (as the moderator) but, about once a month, I'll hit a group and read posts there because I'm looking for something specific within the group. 

I don't think most moderate their groups and I think the vast majority never go to the groups to read posts unless they are moderators.

Feb 04, 2021 02:40 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Craig when I log into to AR  I set it up to go directly to the BananaTude Group page.  Easy for me to see what's new several times during the day.  I post to other groups as well.  I don't think many know to go directly to a group to engage with other bloggers.  I do frequently - only because someone suggested it well over 10 years ago.

Feb 04, 2021 01:18 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You're giving it a valiant try but most groups have been abandoned & I will no longer participate.  Good idea about getting noticed except no one goes there.

Only group I belong to is the 2021 Market Reports.

Feb 04, 2021 09:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do use groups.  I moderate two groups. 

Yes, I do go to group feed pages. 

I just go to the group list and navigate from there. 

Feb 04, 2021 06:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Craig,

We did start a group in 2008, we did not know enough at the time to moderate it, and I abandonned it pretty much.  I do post to groups, and other than Banatude, or Myrl Jeffcoat 's groups I don't see any moderation...A

Feb 04, 2021 02:02 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most of the Groups seem to have lost their Moderators !!! This causes them to be steered off Topic and become a dumping ground for listings and market reports

Feb 04, 2021 01:14 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I post to various groups, but can't say I spend much time going to the group feed pages. Just one more thing to do... and I spend altogether enough time on this platform.

Feb 04, 2021 12:33 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Hello Craig Daniels lately I rarely visit the groups.

Feb 04, 2021 10:38 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Craig.

      I haven't read the other answers yet, so my comment may be redundant.

      With a handful of exceptions, the Groups are not moderated.   Many moderators are not even active on this website.  And, many of the Groups, perhaps most of the Groups, have not been posted to for years.  To say that they are "stale" is an understatement.

    I realize that updating the Groups would be a significant task; I realize that deleting a Group might affect the SEO of this website.  But there needs to be a total overhaul of "The Groups" on ActiveRain.  Perhaps AR could Archive the defunct Groups, and breathe new life into the others.

Feb 05, 2021 07:32 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do post in a couple of groups but I do not visit them.

I would vote to eliminate the groups and focus on improving the blogging platform. Facebook is a better place for groups.

Feb 04, 2021 01:33 PM
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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

I do post to groups and do visit the group pages. I wish the inactive groups could be cleaned up somehow. There are literally thousands of inactive groups.  I don't know if the Group issue is even on Ben's radar.

Feb 05, 2021 10:19 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Fully? Not likely but "groups" have typically been a part of my blogging over the years.   Of course, the number I find relevant today is quite different than in the past. 

Feb 04, 2021 03:19 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No.

Groups have proven to be a timehole, with the exception of those groups maintained by those who participate in the Q&A.
Too much dead wood with no easy way to spot them without entering the Twilight Zone.

Feb 04, 2021 01:53 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I did a lot in the past, not so much these days.  I do what time allows.

Feb 04, 2021 12:29 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Part of the feature posts should be from the groups. So if you want more, help yourself. From lots of people posting blogs on that topic you want to drill down into fully Craig Daniels . Good points, yes blog posts are put in the group library. Bring out some of those gems not a bad idea ActiveRain Real Estate Network.

Feb 04, 2021 06:37 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

I do. Every post.

But only two of my 14 ever respond and most are ghost towns when you visit-some, the founder isn't even a member anymore. I used to frequent, but the image now of them is they are mostly dead. I dropped 15 groups in December 2020 for that reason.

 

Feb 04, 2021 05:58 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have not done anything with groups in years. They have dimmed in popularity.

Feb 05, 2021 03:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I used to use this feature and think that it was a good idea, unfortunately, it was never set up properly, impossible to search and not enough people want to bother with it.

Feb 04, 2021 10:54 PM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Good question Craig Daniels at one time I did daily.  Now I need to eliminate and clean up my group page as many are not even active anymore. I do post in specific groups when I do local posts and market reports -  I do think AR needs to clean up the Group pages 

Feb 05, 2021 04:10 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not really

Feb 05, 2021 11:55 AM