Have you visited the Q & A section of ActiveRain lately?

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center


ActiveRain has a Q & A section that is set up for consumers to ask questions of the real estate professionals here, much like Trulia has for its site.   While Trulia is catching on with the general public and has many professionals answering questions from consumers in a timely manner, the Q & A section here has not.

There are some wonderful questions asked lately by members of the public that have gone unanswered:

Location: Arkansas
Submitted 09/19/09 08:12 PM

Q. looking for 10 to 20 acres with small house, want to start farm/greenhouses.

Location:  North Carolina
Submitted 09/18/09 07:26 PM

Q. looking to buy 1.5 acreas in waynesville nc

Many of the questions that are posted are those that we cannot answer (those that need an attorneys advice, etc.) but most are questions that we can help people with and also gain more exposure to other consumers.  

The Q & A "Ask a real estate professional" section of ActiveRain can be found on the main screen, and by scrolling down to just above the list of states.  See a screen print below:

 

ActiveRain Q & A ask a professional

 

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Tags:
activerain q a section

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,431,210
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I will have to take a look at this.  Is there any way to sign up for a notification for questions on our area?

Sep 20, 2009 04:21 AM #1
Rainmaker
1,282,430
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ
EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

thanks for the tip.  Wasn't aware this was available. Good Luck.

Sep 20, 2009 04:23 AM #2
Rainer
176,189
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

I'd never noticed that. I wonder if they could add a subscription service to it where you could be notified when new questions are posted (like Trulia does)? I've gotten a couple of buyers from answering Trulia questions.

Sep 20, 2009 04:23 AM #3
Rainer
176,189
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

Gene beat me to the submit button...

Sep 20, 2009 04:24 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,315,185
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Thanks for this timely reminder...it's been awhile since I checked into this important feature.

Sep 20, 2009 04:50 AM #5
Rainer
340,913
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Bene, Edward & Celia, and Julia:    As far as I can tell there isn't a way for us to sign up for automatic notifications, unlike the referral section of ActiveRain.  Perhaps that's a suggestion that we could email the AR staff about?

I visit the Q & A section before I log off of AR for the session, and have made it a habit.  But it sounds like many people don't even know it exists.  Hope all of you will check it out now and perhaps be able to help a few of your local consumers.

 

Li,  you are welcome.

Sep 20, 2009 04:51 AM #6
Rainmaker
492,327
Richard T. Dolbeare
eXp Realty - Kahului, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

I guess I hadn't discovered that part of AR.  It's another section to explore.

Sep 20, 2009 05:10 AM #7
Rainmaker
3,829,692
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Kris,

Hey, thanks for the great tip! I did not know it even existed. I will check it out.

Sep 20, 2009 09:29 AM #8
Rainmaker
1,062,447
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I'd better check it out.  I'd paid no attention to it.  Thanks.

Sep 20, 2009 12:57 PM #9
Ambassador
553,475
Larry Story
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate

I have wondered what happened to that section.  I revisited it today.  Thanks for the reminder.

Sep 20, 2009 01:47 PM #10
Rainmaker
786,820
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Kris,

It has been a LONG time.  Things were so out of control, I just left.  You have me tempted to drop in again.

Film at 11....

Sep 20, 2009 02:39 PM #11
Rainer
340,913
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Richard,  I check it each morning. About once a week or so there is a question that I can help with.  Do the same, you'll be happy you did.

Dorie, It's down so far on the front page that lots of members don't know it exists.  Glad to help.

Barbara,  you're welcome :-)

Larry,  Hope you can help a few consumers also.

Mike,  It still can get out of hand, but mixed in there are some real consumers wanting real answers.  Worth the time..

Sep 21, 2009 10:41 PM #12
Rainmaker
1,518,442
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have completely forgotten about his section...off to see what is going on. Thanks

Sep 22, 2009 02:49 AM #13
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
340,913

Kris Wales

Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information