David Martin, Making Realty Dreams a Reality (Fairfax Realty)

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Rainmaker
490,508
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

No points for nonsense answers like 'thank you' or 'good luck'.

Feb 09, 2018 04:16 AM
Ambassador
3,487,593
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would like to see better SEO rankings.

Feb 08, 2018 10:37 PM
Ambassador
3,212,408
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would require people to STOP suggesting changes since they always lead to a broken system and tons of people asking the same question for the next 2 months on how to fix it or work around it.

Feb 08, 2018 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
2,350,282
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The would pay me to participate.

Feb 09, 2018 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,111,451
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Get rid of the spam from new posters!

Feb 09, 2018 02:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,070,253
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

 if the point system were eliminated, only members who have something to say would comment, write posts, reblog and ask/answer questions.... there would be no reason for canned comments.... 

Feb 09, 2018 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
370,795
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Give us Points for ASKING a question!

Feb 09, 2018 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,737,038
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debbie Reynolds nailed this one!

Feb 09, 2018 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,322,956
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

It's a very technical little beastie. I would go back & forget about all the huge pics they instituted. Trying to be like Pinterest or Instagram? So far, epic fail.

Feb 09, 2018 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
706,742
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Better search facilities

Feb 09, 2018 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,269,832
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

#1. formatting, including that awful responsive file manager. 

#2. filters.

#3. templates for blogs we can save to customize our blog. 

etc. etc. etc.

Feb 08, 2018 10:30 PM
Ambassador
3,717,127
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Martin - give 5,000 bonus points to those who login at least 20 days in a month.... lol!

Feb 08, 2018 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,005,622
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Stop the utah school repeat question madness.

Feb 09, 2018 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,477,428
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Debbie Reynolds and Bob Crane are thinking in the right direction!

Feb 09, 2018 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,538,638
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

I agree with Bob Crane 

Feb 09, 2018 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,217,135
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

More user friendly formatting to write posts, upload pictures, etc.

Better SEO.

Real people to contact by phone when there are problems.

Feb 09, 2018 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,838,363
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The featured blog posts with totally new and not the regular few. With approaching 300,000 Active Rain blog members bring in more voices. Would you want to eat, dine on peanut and jelly sandwiches every meal? I think Q & A is more effective and gets large response because it is quick and easy. Make the feature left side Q & A showcased with more of the monitor real estate space because it is more interactive, saves time, you hear from way way more voices. Put features over on right and pull back on the same dirty dozen smiling mugs.

Feb 09, 2018 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
2,522,010
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I'm focused on the things that I some control over, like my WorpPress sites.

Feb 09, 2018 05:26 AM
Ambassador
1,306,431
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Bring back product reviews.

Feb 09, 2018 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
507,031
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I would agree with Debbie on this one... and also if your are going to " highlight' someone's name in your answer, to be able to highlight their first anad laset name only, or just theri first name like on FB

Feb 09, 2018 04:47 AM
Ambassador
710,738
Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

#BringKerrieBack

Feb 10, 2018 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
745,818
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

It would be great to see the ownership or leadership actually demonstrate interest in AR. Feels like a neglected asylum in here sometimes. But at least the lunatics are having fun. We've been set adrift the last 2 years.

 

Feb 09, 2018 08:43 PM
Rainmaker
608,061
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Bring Kerrie back and the more authentic community (and staff) involvement and feel it had in the early days. -Kasey

Feb 09, 2018 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,452,163
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We are getting lot of spammers in first time bloggers.

 

Feb 09, 2018 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,516
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Cash in points for prizes, games, gadgets upgrades etc.....

Feb 09, 2018 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
2,267,708
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

David Martin ActiveRain doing good, better SEO ranking, and improve the referral system might help.

Feb 09, 2018 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
306,054
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

I'm with Brenda MayetteNina Hollander and Richard Weeks on this one! Also - I really dig the Sheldon GIF you shared, David Martin! Jim Parsons rocks. - Tim

Feb 09, 2018 10:47 AM
Ambassador
1,923,350
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Be able to update my Service Areas without having to email Support.

Feb 09, 2018 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
3,432,184
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would ban the Gremlins

Feb 09, 2018 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,399,680
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I would make some changes in the points program to reduce the points driven activities.

Feb 09, 2018 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,305,252
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

David Martin Work on getting better search engine rankings.

Feb 09, 2018 06:39 AM
Rainmaker
818,470
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

We all know, wishing it isn't going to make it so.

Feb 09, 2018 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
901,505
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Best in Buyer Representation

List is fairly long but the best thing they could do is hire more people to take care of the platform.

Feb 09, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,050,552
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Fixing all of the out of date stuff that no longer works.

Feb 09, 2018 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
625,195
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Above all else, the blogging platform needs to be stabilized.

A writer must consistently check past blogs to see if format or font has been mangled by an AR malfunction and spammers invaded.  Upon a stable foundation the rest can be constructed.

 

Feb 09, 2018 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,535,700
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Bring back the FEATURE LISTING feature that works. I have to have more than . Bring back the locals pages where there was a link to States, county and cities. Let us choose features with a button. 

Feb 09, 2018 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
622,198
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Never have another post disappear as we hit submit!!!

Feb 09, 2018 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,822,034
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not thought of it.

Feb 09, 2018 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,343,187
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would like the SEO back that we had several years ago.

Feb 12, 2018 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
596,859
Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Experts in Listing and Selling Waterfront & Luxury

Start deducting points monthly for inactivity.  

Feb 12, 2018 07:26 AM
Ambassador
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

What Barbara Todaro said, and what Debbie Reynolds said. Eliminating the points system, or tweaking it to give points ONLY to real estate related items, would help our SEO ranks with the site.

Feb 10, 2018 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
322,209
Mike & Cindy Jones
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Jacksonville, FL
Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl

I hate the way you have to enter tags on blog post. Example...you strat typing and suggestions come up which you have to click on. I like finishing my text and allowing the comma to enter the tag

Feb 10, 2018 05:57 AM
Rainer
63,779
Anthony Kirlew
Fiscally Sound - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

It's 2018 and it will not attract a broad audience unless they develop an app. 

 

Feb 09, 2018 07:49 PM