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Rainmaker
2,111,068
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I don't belong to all that many groups and post to a few of them, but that's it. And I rarely go to a group to read posts. At the end of the day, I post mostly for the "public" and not AR members, which is what the groups support.

Feb 19, 2017 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
112,151
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

What would be the purpose of your group, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers? Would it be a place to share aerial photos or discuss their use? 

Feb 19, 2017 03:35 AM
Ambassador
2,235,721
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I use them and I say, go for it - and it sounds like a great group to follow too, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers!

Feb 19, 2017 07:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,282,472
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers The idea behind groups is a good one. Being able to share ideas among members who have something in common is a good one. For me there are not enough hours in the day to participate in like minded groups.

Feb 19, 2017 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,610,343
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There are still a number of interesting Groups that have not bowed their knee to mediocrity  !!!

Feb 19, 2017 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,296,320
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Yep, I just don't see the need. I did join Kathleen Daniels Market Report Group though.

Feb 19, 2017 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,664,152
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 & Home Sale Specialists

Not a priority, and never check them out...

Feb 19, 2017 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
764,514
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties International - Naples, FL
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I haven't checked out the groups that I follow in years. I think that AR has evolved and groups aren't a priority for many. I think Q & A has become the new group of diverse topics.

Feb 19, 2017 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,779,942
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I just checked and I belong to about 100 groups yet I post to about a handful of them on a regular basis and rarely go to look there for a post to read. Should you decide to create a new group, good luck.   

Feb 19, 2017 04:01 AM
Ambassador
3,105,976
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If we could actually Search for a specific group they they would be much more useful and it would probably pare the list down to about 1/8th of this number once the duplicate were found.

Unfortunately finding a specific group is about as easy as finding a specific fish in the lake.  and Most people just dont have time for that.

Feb 19, 2017 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,206,376
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I belong to a number of groups but have to admit I don't go there to read posts..maybe I should pay more attention!

Feb 19, 2017 04:24 PM
Rainer
338,105
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

There is just enoug time in the day to read all I would like to so I don't go there any more.

Feb 19, 2017 02:59 PM
Ambassador
2,602,665
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Tony if you create a group you have to work it on a daily basis or it will wither or fall by the wayside like most groups have done.

Feb 19, 2017 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
314,673
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I joined a few groups but don't totally understand the purpose.  I posted one or two blogs and posted into the groups and then was told that was not the appropriate thing to do.  So, confused, I have decided not to use groups.

Feb 19, 2017 02:25 PM
Ambassador
3,372,113
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I have weeded out a number of groups I have been a member of since I never use them. I seem to post to only a few but never go to the groups to search for reading - not sure if many Rainers do. I think, however, there ARE some key groups that interest people and are used.

Feb 19, 2017 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
2,220,219
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers In the past, I was active with the group. Photography and Videography will be a good group to participate.

Feb 19, 2017 09:07 AM
Ambassador
1,176,639
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I used to belong to many but rarely post to them these days and never intentionally visit them.  I think they served their purpose back in the day.

Feb 19, 2017 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
595,425
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I agree with Bob "RealMan" Timm  Give it a shot.  Your topic is specific enough.  Some groups are non specific and aren't moderated.  It's worth giving it a try.

Feb 19, 2017 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,072,057
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

I say give it a shot and see who jumps on board Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 

Feb 19, 2017 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
370,399
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Parked and reading

Feb 19, 2017 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
201,335
Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, CMCA, MBA...experience counts!

I belong to several but see no value in belonging.

Feb 19, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainer
251,640
Noel Mayer
FAIRMOUNT REALTORS - Montclair, NJ
YOU'RE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

Thank you,

Not sure but I visited  the ActiveRain Groups Tab today

 

Feb 19, 2017 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,937,870
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I really don't have a grasp of what good groups do here in 'the Rain'.

Feb 19, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,570,361
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

I have not used them in a long long time...but there are some people devoted to them...nothing to lose by trying.

Feb 19, 2017 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
602,096
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

7,409.

A count above 13 is too many.

It is your good fortune that your group name may begin with an "A."

 

Feb 19, 2017 05:11 AM
Ambassador
1,240,590
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There needs to be a purge since some groups get lost in the white noise.

Feb 19, 2017 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
348,202
Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Destin, FL
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

I don't t use the groups but would love reading more about videos. 

Feb 19, 2017 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,069,224
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I keep forgetting that I'm in groups! 

Feb 19, 2017 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,097,747
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I post to a handful of groups on a regular basis and manage one (Facebook Fridays). The content I share in the groups is geared towards the membership not consumers.

Feb 19, 2017 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,244,987
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I started 4 however, only a limited few had joined so I don't use them anymore. 

Feb 19, 2017 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
26,383
Jim McCord
Keller Williams Pinnacle Group - Cincinnati, OH
Luxury Home Sales, #1 Best Selling Author, Coach

Aerial photography is a HUGE part of my real estate business... Just made this video yesterday sharing how I list luxury homes with the use of drone photography... Aerial Photograhy and the "First Photo"

Feb 22, 2017 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
971,976
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are only so many hours in the day that I can spend on AR.  Groups is just too much.

Feb 20, 2017 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
689,678
Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not used them in years - good luck though

Feb 20, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,277,709
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I would focus on more effective activities.

Feb 20, 2017 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
500,509
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I just don't see people using them enough.

Feb 19, 2017 09:53 PM
Ambassador
3,577,260
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I am sure some groups are more successful than others.

As long as group members make it interesting, it should be fine,

Feb 19, 2017 09:46 PM
Ambassador
2,521,664
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I would join.

Feb 19, 2017 08:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,309,139
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I like the idea of it, but don't know if anyone uses the groups feature anymore.  If you do make the group, please invite me to join.

Feb 19, 2017 07:42 PM
Ambassador
1,855,020
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   If your Group will help you establish a network of like-minded photogs, then go for it!

Feb 19, 2017 06:56 PM
Ambassador
1,609,744
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

How many of the groups are active?

Feb 19, 2017 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,337,733
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There may be a few people that will check it out.

Feb 19, 2017 03:22 PM
Rainmaker
628,278
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The groups are not organized or cataloged; there are many redundancies. Their usefulness has been a topic for some time now.

Feb 19, 2017 01:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,220,054
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I had no idea we have so many groups. I wonder how many of them are active. Probably not that many? 

Feb 19, 2017 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,396,139
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It sounds like far too many groups.

Feb 19, 2017 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,206,769
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We belong to several groups, post to a few with some frequency, but, to be honest, I don't see the value in them.

Feb 19, 2017 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
211,061
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Wow!  That is a lot of groups!!

Feb 19, 2017 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,954,499
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I have my 3 or 4  favorite groups...I use them for all narratives that I write....not listing posts....

 

Feb 19, 2017 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,431,022
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Tony,

I don't think those groups are significant.  A

Feb 19, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
2,193,028
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The different groups are as birds of a feather that band together

Feb 19, 2017 08:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,436,159
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I still post to groups most of the time.  However I am not active in any group. 

Feb 19, 2017 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,373,422
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have only 40 groups if that I look at.

 

Feb 19, 2017 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,715,961
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not use groups.

Feb 19, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,453,764
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I use groups every day, I always post to the same 7 or so and when time allows, i like checking the groups for blogs i may have missed

Feb 19, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
457,167
Gloria Valvasori, ASA
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service - Streetsville, ON
Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987

I don't belong to any of the groups and rarely read them or post any on them.

Feb 19, 2017 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
721,894
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I use them, 99% of my posts, but I only hear back from 2-3 ever of the 20 I joined. Bananatude is alive & kicking and so is one of my CA Groups and Old Farts must be getting older because they chime in rarely but still do.

Feb 19, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,156,024
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not used the groups feature in years due to the programming design limitations which limited their usefulness.

Feb 19, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
685,274
Jill Sackler
Broker Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Maybe it's time to get rid of the groups. I even forgot that in the beginning I would go to there to read and comment.

Mar 20, 2017 05:32 PM