Is there something in the ActiveRain Guidelines that I missed? Where is the part about ActiveRain is only for agents from traditional brokeages?
Whatever a "traditional" brokerage is.
NAR's Antitrust quiz says:
"For more than a century, federal antitrust laws have existed as a way to promote competition and prevent monopolies in business. Because real estate brokers and salespeople frequently cooperate with one another in the sale of properties, they have numerous opportunities to engage in conduct that might be construed as violations of antitrust laws."
The first comment a member in Iowa received on his first ActiveRain post started out:
"Firstly, I want to point out that the Active Rain blogs are not a place for you to directly advertise your business like this; but that is between you and the Active Rain moderators."
He's not able to advertise his business? I am? Are you? The commenter did. He's not posted to ActiveRain for a long time.
The next paragraph of the comment to Flat Fee MLS in Iowa and in the United States for only $499 sounds like he is accusing the new member of bait and switch and more...
Who was the ActiveRain post written to? Screen shot:
That's Localism. Talking to the general public. That's not let's debate my business model with my peers.
The third post by the ActiveRain member from Flat Fee MLS in Iowa.
Read the first comment? Same warning that ActiveRain is not the place for Scott (of Flat Fee MLS ) to promote his business
Who was the ActiveRain member talking to in the blog post?
The commenter goes on and wants to tell Scott about his fees... what commission he charges....
Now the commenter is in another market...but his striking up this commission conversation makes me think of a couple of the questions on that NAR Antitrust Quiz.
ActiveRain hostile territory for non traditional brokerages? Franchises? Business models?