Every member of ActiveRain needs to set up an Automatic Alert! This feature is potentially one of the most important features ever released on AR.
The Referral Network Automatic Alerts represents that finishing step that gives the Referral Network the ability to become useful on a widescale basis.
A couple weeks ago, ActiveRain presented a forum whereby members of this great community can post referrals for other members. The referring member is then contacted by members that would be willing to work the referral based on the agreed upon terms. It gives the referring member a great chance to see who among us is willing and eager to work with their client, at the same time giving them a chance to check out that person before making the referral.
I really believe that agents who find the time to be diligent in their participation here probably have it together in the other facets of their business. Taking a minute (or twenty) to read through the blogs someone has posted can really give you, as a referring agent, a sense of who you are referring to and conviction that that person will take good care of your client.
However, it was a little cumbersome to go into the referral area every day (or more often as I'm sure a few of you may have done) and check to see if anything was posted in your area. Alas, Matt and his team (and by team I mean James and Ben) have given us Referral Alerts.
Now, as a member, you can go into the referrals area and create 'Referral Alerts' so that when someone posts a referral to the specifications you have pre-determined, you are alerted.
At first glance, I think it could use a little more flexibility. With the price range for instance, if I am interested in any referrals over 500K, it looks like I would have to set a couple of alerts up, one for each of the price ranges.
If ActiveRain as a collective community can rally behind this new Referral Exchange I believe that we could change our entire industry for the better!