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Active Rain Adds a Property Listing Feature!

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We wrote about this in an article back in August What if Active Rain Incorporated a Property Listings Feature and sure enough it's here.  It made sense then and definitely makes sense now.  Based on what we see it looks like Active Rain took some advice from us.

In a 2008 Yahoo Real Estate Report it outlines some key factors consumers look for when visiting Real Estate Websites and/or Networks.  One of the highest rated things is searchable property listings.  So it makes perfect sense for them to add this feature and compete with Zillow and Trulia as well as increase their overall unique visitors.

Agents, Brokers & Realtors© upload (add) their listings, consumers visit those listings AR gets more traffic and professionals increase their lead counts ... everyone wins. It is pretty straight forward and easy to use (add pics, enter property address and save) so if you have listings that you want to advertise and increase the buzz with then give it a whirl!

Active Rain Listings Feature
  • You can access it by clicking the Listings Link (located in upper right hand corner above featured members box - AR homepage)
  • You can have up to 20 listings at any time.  Each listing will be active for 30 days.  This is to keep any stale information from being displayed.  If you make any changes to the listing (i.e. update price, add a picture etc) the 30 days will re-start from that day.
  • Each listing may have up to 20 photos and be a size of 960 x 440 pixels minimum.
  • You have to use either Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 8 to post listings.
  • Listings will appear on the new Community Pages and appear on the sidebar of your blog if your a Rain Maker (paid account).
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Unfortunately, this new feature has not been explained properly and the disappearing in 30 days is a REAL turn off.  Postlets html listings can be renewed and can be featured on AR blog sidebar also....I suspect this needs some work!!!

Oct 08, 2010 12:30 AM
Lois Davies
Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral & SW Florida

Thanks for the information Jim, I will check it out.  I like the way AR reads what we suggest incorporate our ideas.

Oct 08, 2010 12:37 AM
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

It sounds like you have some influence around here.

Oct 08, 2010 12:38 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Thank you for the rest of the story. I think like Postlets AR would benefit with a renew link/button given the 30 day time limit. I have yet to see how they look on a the side bar. Can you include a link as I would like to compare with postlets and other web box options.

Oct 08, 2010 12:53 AM
Sergio Horcos
Wickenburg, AZ

Sounds Great!  I'm happy to see AR continually improving and changing to stay competitive and provide tools for us.

Oct 10, 2010 03:28 AM
Local Charleston Plumber
Rooter Man Plumbing and Drain Service - Charleston, SC

I love active rain. I always learn something new. Thanks for the information.

Mt. Pleasant Plumbing

Oct 13, 2010 06:11 AM
Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

It's a nice idea, but hasn't been implemented very successfully. The photo uploader does not work well at all. You can't enter an acreage figure into the "Lot" box (presumably only a square footage number works and it won't accomodate enough digits to list the square footage of, say a seven acre lot).

When I enter listings in my area, the "Property Listing Feature" arbitrarily changes the street address (number) of my listings..not good!

Oct 21, 2010 03:45 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Just checking out all the information you provide and getting a few ideas 

Mar 30, 2014 11:27 AM