Rentals, Mortgages and New Homes -- Oh My!

Services for Real Estate Pros with Suplari, Inc.

Wizard of OzDear Rainers,

As many of you have noticed, I have not been very active of ActiveRain since early 2013.  

I say that with great pride actually.  Don't get me wrong - I love ActiveRain!  

Since early 2013, Bob, Kerrie and Kris have been running and managing ActiveRain with help from key people in product and technology at Market Leader like Brad McDaniel, Chris Anderson, and Darrell Sherr.... most importantly, without significant input from me or other executives here at Market Leader.  Instead of focusing on revenue or traffic, ActiveRain has really focused on the development of great community, high quality content and terrific training that benefit the entire real estate community.  

It's wonderful to see the ActiveRain community having positive impact on the 150k agents that work with Market Leader.  ActiveRain has become a core part of Market Leader's training and coaching groups.  Now as part of Trulia, I believe ActiveRain and the ActiveRain community will have even a more powerful impact on 500k real estate agents that are interacting with Trulia on a regular baiss.

Since 2013, I have been focused on the Market Leader CRM and lead generation services.  In 2014, I have taken a new position at Trulia as VP of New Ventures, running Trulia's Rentals, Mortgage and New Construction businesses.  

Soooo, you are not free of me yet.  

I will no longer be CEO of ActiveRain or actively involved in the day-to-day business decision around ActiveRain, but I HOPE to and WILL be working with all the non-real estate agents on ActiveRain, especially in rentals, mortgage and new construction to understand how we can combine the wonderful ActiveRain community with the millions of consumers on Trulia.  

If you have any ideas on how Trulia can better serve consumers or advertisers in rentals, mortgage and new construction, I would LOVE to hear from you.   

Please stay in touch and, of course, I will see you the 'Rain!!!!


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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Niki, I will always treasure meeting you when you came to San Antonio for our Texas REALTOR Convention a couple years back. Great to know you are moving up the ladder, and as always. I wish you all the BEST!


Jun 17, 2014 11:13 PM #22
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

May all the success doors open wide for you and stay open...Best in everything

Jun 17, 2014 11:28 PM #23
Alicia Utz
EXIT Realty Associates - Lorton, VA
REALTOR & Military Relocation Professional in NOVA

Congrats to you on your new position.  Best wishes for  your future!

Jun 17, 2014 11:29 PM #24
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

thanks for the update

Jun 17, 2014 11:47 PM #25
Sellstate Partners Realty - Cooper City, FL
Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!

Congratulations on your new position!

Jun 18, 2014 12:57 AM #26
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Good luck with your new position.  There is so much change and so fast these days you have to be versital. 

Jun 18, 2014 01:21 AM #27
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Congratulations on your new position and good luck in the upcoming year!

Jun 18, 2014 02:47 AM #28
Nikesh Parekh
Suplari, Inc. - Seattle, WA
Technology Entrepreneur, Executive, & Investor

Thanks everyone!  And thank you for your support and kindness during my time with ActiveRain!

Janice - Rent Juice was purchased by Zillow (not Trulia) and they have not focused on the platform recently.

Jun 18, 2014 03:10 AM #29
Ric Mills
Keller Williams Southern Az - Tucson, AZ
Integrity, Honesty, and Vast Real Estate Knowledge

Congrats.  I believe the future is changing fast and many agents will need to change with it 

Jun 18, 2014 03:22 AM #30
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Nikesh, best wishes to one of the good guys. Active Rainers will still seek you out.

Jun 18, 2014 06:49 AM #31
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nikki best of luck and how it the Z & T consolidation?:))E

Jun 18, 2014 07:44 AM #32
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Hi Niki...great to see your smiling face. Best wishes in your new position and I'm sure we'll see you again soon. 

Jun 18, 2014 08:54 AM #33
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas


You're right. There's very few agents and brokers involved with property managment. Mainly because they fear that part of the business isn't worth the time and money. I got into managing houses on the side as a way to preserve my lease listings so they could ultimately blossum into new business after the lease ended. There's a lot of potential money in managing just 10 houses at a time. When the market is down many sellers will need an agent who can provide alternatives to selling. It's a great tool to add to your services. There's a boat load to learn in property management. I look forward to any groups or conversations you can share. 

Jun 18, 2014 11:01 AM #34
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Florida and Washington Real Estate

Hi Nickesh. You are an innovator so am not surprised you are working on yet another project :

Jun 18, 2014 01:25 PM #35
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Niki, I enjoyed hearing about your new position and projects.  Thanks for your part in elevating AR to the next level. We are in good hands with Bob, Kerrie and Kris.

Jun 18, 2014 02:41 PM #36
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Best of luck with your new section/division. You'll give it your best & look forward to seeing some new thoughts on the topic.

Jun 20, 2014 12:30 AM #37
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Put rentals in the community topics where we already have selling buying and the sort

Jun 21, 2014 12:51 AM #38
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale


Congratulations on your new position.  Trulia will be blessed to have you on their team.


Jun 21, 2014 05:33 AM #39
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Janna and Niki

Gone but not forgotten.  Thanks for the memories!

Jul 31, 2014 09:13 AM #40
Nikesh Parekh
Suplari, Inc. - Seattle, WA
Technology Entrepreneur, Executive, & Investor

Those were great times!  


Aug 29, 2014 02:25 PM #41
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