ActiveRain Product Reviews

Real Estate Technology with ActiveRain

I'm not familiar with an industry where the folks on the ground have more options to choose from than the real estate industry. It would seem that not a day passes that a new company doesn't hit the ground running with another shiny object for real estate professionals to incorporate into their business.

With so many options, how does someone decide which products to use?

There are Facebook groups, people write blog posts asking for opinions, there are a few places spread across the web, you can ask someone in your office what they like.........and now there is a better way. You can get the collective knowledge of over 300,000 ActiveRain members to help you decide which products and services are best for your real estate business.

Introducing ActiveRain Products Reviews

ActiveRain Product Reviews is a chance for you to review any and every product that you've used in your real estate business. Share with your fellow Rainers what is working for you....and maybe even what didn't work. Because our community is all about sharing with one and other with the collective goal of making all of us better real estate professionals, we sure do hope you'll take some time to go in and review some of the products that have allowed you to become a better real estate professional.

Think of this as Yelp for real estate products. Think of it as a way you can share the amazing (and maybe not so amazing) experiences you have had with the services and products that you use every day in your business (or that you will never use again).

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Are There Guidelines for Reviews?

We ask that you only review products that you have actually used. Seems pretty obvious, but it should be stated just so we're all clear.

We will use good judgment and fairness to deal with any negative reviews that get questioned by the company being reviewed. The reality is, if you have a good product or service, a couple bad reviews alongside many good reviews is probably to be expected. If you used the product and leave a review there will have to be a ridiculously good reason to remove the review. I can't think of what that reason would be at the moment. There are people out there that aren't fans of ActiveRain (They are all Communists, I'm pretty sure, but still) and I would see their negative review as an opportunity for us to do better as a company.

How Do I Add My Review?

It's pretty simple to review a product. All you have to do is go the products review page and perform a search for the product for which you wish to leave a review from the top of the page. If we currently have the product in our system, just click on the result and then 'submit a review'. If we do not currently have the product in our system, you can go ahead and create the product page for that product.

Ready, Set, Go

Get out there and review a few of the products you've used in your business. Thousands of real estate agents will appreciate your reviews as they try to decide what is the best mix of products and services for their own business. And this service will only be as good as the reviews that are left. There is a certain critical mass at which these reviews really become meaningful for someone's business. So get over there and let us know what you love (or do not love) in the real estate space.

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Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

This will be interesting!

Nov 19, 2012 10:15 PM #26
Terry McCarley
REMAX Trend - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL

This is wonderful - this will help all of us as we consider ways new to grow our business.

Nov 19, 2012 10:43 PM #27
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

I can't wait to check out the product review page. I always read product reviews before I buy any appliance, camera, service provider, etc... It will be great to have a place to read reviews on real estate products, to be able to find out if that bright, shiny new object is as useful as it's supposed to be. 

Nov 20, 2012 12:15 AM #28
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Will be good to see the reviews - would love to see product and vendor reviews. Regards Dave

Nov 20, 2012 12:21 AM #29
Ric Mills
Keller Williams Southern Az - Tucson, AZ
Integrity, Honesty, and Vast Real Estate Knowledge

Awesome.  It is something that we really need and can really help with making spending decisions.

Nov 20, 2012 01:34 AM #30
Wayne Bennett
One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931 - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate...As It Should Be

Love the idea...thanks again for never just settling and for always moving forward with continuous improvement

Nov 20, 2012 01:49 AM #31
Nancy Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA

This is a great idea!  Who knows better than the collective wisdom of the group.  Thanks for starting this.

Nov 20, 2012 02:31 AM #32
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I think this is an awesome idea... Thank you so much!!!


Nov 20, 2012 05:52 AM #33
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
Greater Good Group

I am soo excited about this.. we get calls all the time from companies with all kinds of claims... It will be great to see what really works...

Nov 20, 2012 09:40 AM #34
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a great wellspring of collective knowledge about what will work, and what won't in products being offered to us in this industry!

Nov 20, 2012 10:03 AM #35
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Thanks A/R for all the wonderful things you do for us and allow us to have fun here in the RAIN may all you have  wonderful Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2012 10:16 AM #36
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

This is a freat idea.  Agents are always asking about various products on many forums.

Nov 20, 2012 10:16 AM #37
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
I think this is a wonderful new aspect our network. You guys are always thinking and I am sure most agree that your thinking and implementation of these efforts really help all of us to gain the best information available.
Nov 20, 2012 11:22 AM #39
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Oh, the paradox of choice!

Nov 20, 2012 11:41 AM #40
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
What a great idea! Thanks.
Nov 20, 2012 12:21 PM #41
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for offering this review service, I have posted one review so far and will post a few more and look forward to reading a few of these as i consider some of these products.

Nov 20, 2012 08:32 PM #42
Rob Renk
Center Street Lending - McKinney, TX
AE | Fast Fix/Flip Loans for Residential Investors

Great idea to hear what our peers like and dislike about related products.

Nov 20, 2012 08:41 PM #43
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Great idea.  I am not a communist but :) There have been times when I blasted AR; sometimes it needed to be said and sometimes I was just a Hot Head.  

Nov 27, 2012 05:49 AM #44
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

our own better business bureau in AR...very good idea !

Dec 06, 2012 05:45 PM #45
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Sorry, can't find any way to add my products and review them. I am in Firefox. Is the function limited to certain browsers? Please advise.

Jul 18, 2013 11:46 AM #46
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