My last big idea was creating ActiveRain. See what's next?

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Real Estate Agent

Today I am introducing Houseline.

I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer.

We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace.

 

Insanely powerful lead generation.

Before Houseline, reaching mobile home buyers came with hefty fees imposed by real estate portals.
 
Houseline changes everything.

Houseline opens a new world of possibilities by combining the lead generating power of a traditional IDX website with an agent-centric mobile app that your clients will love.

Plus, innovative new advertising technology significantly reduces the cost of generating new business: Pay Per App Install & Big Data Ad Targeting.

Pay Per App Install: spend your marketing dollars wisely by only paying for verified downloads of your IDX Mobile App.

Big Data Ad Targeting: let Houseline crunch the data and precisely target ads to qualified home buyers in your market.

 

Every app install becomes an open conversation between home buyer and agent.

For the first time, two-way property-specific communication between a home buyer and a real estate agent happens effortlessly within a mobile app.

How does it work? Every home buyer is automatically paired with an agent. Once that connection is made, the days of relentlessly hammering web leads becomes a thing of the past. With Houseline, agents now have a direct line to their prospects in the communication method customers increasingly prefer.

 

Become a Founding Member

 

Sorry! No more Founding Memberships are available. We will be launching soon. Stay tuned. 

 

As we are pre-launching Houseline, I wanted to make sure that I thought of the Active Rain Network first, since you were my first devotion.

The first 200 Active Rain Members will become Founding Members, and will pay $499 for a lifetime membership. 

You will be the pioneers of the new real estate revolution - this isn't being extended to anyone else outside of ActiveRain. 

The other reason we wanted to make this exclusive is because I truly believe we have some great thought-leaders in the bunch and we plan to seek the continued advice from our founding members to continuely help us to improve and evolve the network, just as you have done before, by being you. 

Once we officially launch Houseline in the late Fall, the price will be $99/month, for everyone else that joins the Houseline network. 

As an additional 'thank you', and in true ActiveRain fashion, let's have some fun with points.

If you have over 100,000 ActiveRain points, you can get a lifetime membership for $399.

500,000+ ActiveRain point members can get it for $299.

The ActiveRain elite, with over one million ActiveRain points, are eligible to buy it for just $199.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to learn more about Houseline and to claim your lifetime membership.  

 


P.S. We have 100 first generation "Houseline Launch" tshirts to give away to anyone who writes a blog about Houseline. It can be good, bad or indifferent. (These are the super premium tshirts.)

Comments (226)

Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Hi Jon,

I also would like the refund.  I've sent three previous emails but haven't heard anything back.  Maybe they went to your junk mail?  Please check.  If you need additional information please let me know. 

Sep 01, 2015 02:42 AM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425

Hi Kim, Please call me tomorrow. 818 926 5425.


Esperanza Butler

Sep 29, 2015 03:44 PM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Jon, When are you going to send  my money back?

You told me to send you an email with my request.

Sep 04, 2015 12:22 PM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Hi Jon,  curious where we are at with the people requesting refunds.  Is there a better email to send our request to?  It's been a year.  I would like my money back so I can use it to help grow my business.   Every penny counts and it's been a year.  Please communicate to those of us who are waiting to hear from you.  I have not received a reply to any of my emails which really makes me nervous.  I just checked the website and it says the website has expired.....

 

Sep 11, 2015 03:38 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate

Please send immediately to


Results Real Estate


PO Box 901014


Sandy, UT 84090 


 


 


 

Sep 15, 2015 03:43 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Jon,

I also have had no reply or cantact about my requested refund.

Please send my refund to  Realty Works Temecula

41720 Winchester Rd #J, Temecula CA 92590

Or just credit back my charge card.

CAll me direct with any questions 951-217-6745

Sep 15, 2015 03:37 AM
C M C D
Charlottesville, VA

No response from Jon Washburn , it has been over a year...

Please send refund.

(I have re-sent email request to jon@houseline.com)

Also, as noted above, website no longer registered. Here is link:

http://www.houseline.com/ 

Sep 15, 2015 08:25 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Charles McDonald Have you received your refund from Jon Washburn ?  I have requested a refund as well but would like to know if he has honored these other requests.

Oct 05, 2015 06:19 PM
C M C D

Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL  I have gotten no response.... I am quite Disappointed

Oct 08, 2015 06:03 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

This is getting interesting.  I'm really surprised that there is no communication going on.

Sep 15, 2015 09:20 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Jon,

Please respond to the refund request.  If anyone has an update on this business please out of professional respect for everyone in the Active Rain Community who signed up over a year ago, respond.

As noted above (on June 18th 2015 Secondly, I completely understand if anyone has a wish to refund their purchase, and I will reverse their charge without delay. Please send me an email at jon@houseline.com)   we were told if we wanted to get out money back to email Jon.  I have sent at least 3 emails since June with no response.  I have also requested the refund here a couple times.  Others have also requested a refund with no response.

I'm disappointed and annoyed at the lack of professionalism.  I definitely feel like I have been ripped off.  No response, No product and the website is no longer active.  I should have known better.  It was too good to be true.  I was a fool to have a false trust because you were previously from active rain.

I reached out on twitter hoping that would bring a response and bring your attention to this blog and peoples request.  Still nothing.  My thought was maybe you are busy and haven't seen all the personal emails and request on the post.

Very frustrated, very disappointed and angry at this point.  I can't imagine I'm the only one that is wondering what the hell is going on, especially now that the site is done and no one can update us.

Sep 15, 2015 11:02 PM
C M C D

I feel you frustration. After a year with no real update, and emailing several times for a refund (as was outlined by Jon Washburn ), with no response, this appears to be no more than a scam.

Oct 08, 2015 06:13 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Curious if anyone has received an update from Jon, their money back or the App to use? I'm guessing no on the app since the website is down?

 

Sep 24, 2015 02:35 AM
Melissa Brown

Kim, I actually did receive a refund over the summer.  I had to ask a couple of times.  I would be sick if I were you - I was pretty sick about it back then.  I am really disappointed that he would just disappear like that with all this money.  Since Bob Stewart used to work with him at Houseline before returning to ActiveRain, maybe he knows more about what's going on.  Good luck!

Sep 24, 2015 04:27 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Kim, I have asked for a refund mulitple times and have had no response. No app received either. I tried to dispute the charge with my CC company but, it's too old for them to help. It's good to see that Melissa was able to get a refund but, I still have concerns we'll ever see our money back. Not sure at this point I would even want the app.

Sep 24, 2015 05:04 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate Have you received a refund from Jon Washburn ?  I emailed him to request one as well.

Oct 05, 2015 06:18 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Jon Washburn I paid you in good faith and on your reputation for this app a year ago and, at this point, with no app, no nothing,  I, too, would like to request a refund of my money.  Like the others, I am disappointed that you took my money and did not produce what you promised.  Please refund my money.  I am sending an email to you directly.  Thank you.

Oct 05, 2015 06:11 PM
Caren Nealon
eXp Realty~954.325.2300 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Results that get you Moving!

No I have not received a refund and have sent numerous requests. He responded that he would send it right away and never followed through....

Oct 06, 2015 03:54 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

I've been contacted and told my check is on its way, but the person who was sending it forgot or misplaced my address (that was over a week to two weeks ago).  On Saturday I was told that they would put it in the mail on Monday. I have just emailed them back asking if they did mail it this time, waiting for a response. 

Oct 06, 2015 04:07 AM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Hi Kim,

A week ago i received my check.

I sent you an email to let you know but i did not hear back from you. When i contacted him for my money he said that he will pay me and that hi was going to pay to anybody that wanted their money back. I received the check and chash it immediately. When you have time you can call me 818 926 5425

Oct 06, 2015 06:54 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Oh good Esperanza I'm glad you received your money.  He called me and I gave him your information and Syndneys letting him know that you were also requesting your money back.  I wasn't sure when he said he would mail it to me but did not.  I'm hoping he does this time.  Sorry I didn't get your email.  I'll have to check my junk mail to see if it went there.  Sorry about that.  I can't wait to get my money and be done with this. A lot of time spent trying to get my money back. 

Oct 06, 2015 07:06 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula

Thanks,I will be check my account for a refund.

Oct 08, 2015 08:48 AM
C M C D
Charlottesville, VA

Still no reply and no refund, extremely disappointed 

At my age I do not get duped easily, but putting faith into Activerain and Jon Washburn seemed like a solid idea.

We live and learn

Oct 08, 2015 06:07 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

I have received my money back.  So grateful and glad this journey is over.  Thank you

Oct 08, 2015 10:37 PM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Hi Kim, I am happy for you

Oct 09, 2015 01:59 AM
C M C D
Charlottesville, VA

I have emailed again this morning. Trying several people as no response at all from Jon Washburn . Thank you to fellow AR members who have DM me regarding contact. I will post a response when I hear something positive.

Oct 12, 2015 01:56 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

Charles, I'm still trying too. Will let you know if I get anything positive as well. 

Oct 14, 2015 12:34 AM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Charles,

Why don't you send him a Facebook message?

 

Oct 12, 2015 02:31 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jon - I have had no response to my emails (4 now) and the amount of my time it's taking to get it back keeps increasing. It's so disappointing that the product still has never been delivered and very frustrating that you've had my and many others money for over a year now. I am again requesting a refund. Thanks.

Oct 16, 2015 06:57 AM
Amanda S. Davidson

I'm happy to report that Shane was a huge help and got my refund taken care of yesterday. Thank you again Shane, I appreciate you reaching out to me. 

Oct 17, 2015 01:03 AM
Anonymous
Shane Dunn

Hello All, I am here to make sure everyone receives their refund for the Houseline investment. I am handling this for Jonathan as he has been very preoccupied. I apologize for the wait and any frustration this has caused. There is no reason it should have gone this long, and I want to make sure we take care of this in a timely manner. Please forward me anybody who is in this predicament so we can remedy the situation as quickly as possible.

I can be reached at Shane@Hammer-corp.com but the easiest way to reach me is by text: 206-992-1453

Oct 16, 2015 07:11 AM
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