Seems like a chorus of concern re: the new controlling interest. We tried them several years ago and had a similarly poor experience with them. Things do change over time, and apparently they have 5,000 customers who believe in them, so I'm not judging here. Most important is whether Active Rain remains "independent".
I wanted to pass on some news to the Active Rain community today. Two of our first employees decided it was time to cash out their stake in the business. Market Leader, who has remained consistent in their unwavering support of our community, fully fulfilled the financial hopes and dreams of those former employees.
This isn’t surprising to me as Market Leader was one of the first companies to believe in the industry changing potential of ActiveRain and stepped up to financially support the network when we needed it most.
Over the past three years since Market Leader’s initial investment of $2.75 million dollars into our community, ActiveRain has grown and matured in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Our team has multiplied from 4 people to over 20, our membership has grown to more than 190,000 professionals, and our revenues have grown in lockstep. Today, ActiveRain is uniquely self-sustainable and working every day on helping real estate professionals achieve their goals.
I wanted to pass on this news and also let you know that I did not personally sell any of my stock in ActiveRain and remain 100% committed to the long term success of our members and the entire ActiveRain community.