A Great Start for the ActiveRain Q&A Site

Real Estate Technology with ActiveRain

Thank you to everyone who helped to test out our new Q&A site yesterday.  This blog has some of the interesting questions we came across as our team closely monitored the new release.

We finished the day with 80 questions and 240 answers, which in my opinion is a great ratio!

Most Answered

These two questions from Chad Hyams and Lori Ballen received the most answers from our community.


How do you start your day


Looking for Advice

We've had a number of interesting questions from people who are looking for direct input from their fellow Rainers. Here are some questions from Tammy Adams and Diana Dahlberg



We appreciate all of the support yesterday!  Right now we're hard at work fixing the bugs that got reported yesterday and on our plan to get questions integrated into the Home Page and Daily Drop in December. 

In the meantime, keep on asking, answering, and building something special.  If you're short on time, we made it easy for you to find interesting questions from your phone just by clicking on the menu icon.  Have fun!




Comments (23)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Kris- that's a great start!  We have a wealth of information here and this will make it accessible for everyone.

Nov 20, 2014 01:43 AM
Mary Weiss
Zillow Group Mortgages - Seattle, WA
Trainer & Content Manager

That is a great start! Glad to see that the community is able to utilize this great feature and get some additional help. 

Nov 20, 2014 01:57 AM
Kris Neese
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA
Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain

Alright all of you "bug lovers", here is the official answer on some of the mischief we caused with this release. Kathy Streib took me to task this morning!!


Nov 20, 2014 02:47 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kris, hopefully this Q&A Site will be a great place for all AR members to receive valuable information. I look forward to seeing how it develops.

Nov 20, 2014 03:20 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Nice to see this off to a good start. I will check on it again later.

Nov 20, 2014 05:10 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

If I understand correctly we get points for asking AND answering questions. Is the a word limit that we need to reach for either? Also, is there a limit for how many of each we can ask/respond to in a day/week?

I just answered the question that Chad asked and I didn't get any points.

Nov 20, 2014 06:45 AM
Kris Neese
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA
Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain

Donna Foerster , we are working right now to fix that issue with points not being awarded.  It is 25 points per answer at this point.

Nov 20, 2014 07:12 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Thanks Kris. Are there any limits (see my question above) for this new feature?

Nov 20, 2014 07:16 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the new Q & A section and look forward to checking it out daily!

Nov 20, 2014 07:21 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

So far im liking the Q & A. Fun to ask and read others. I always say my favorite part of active rain is the knowledge folks here have

Nov 20, 2014 12:20 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kris Neese - it seems Q&A section working perfectly fine. And I should post some question soon. (I don't expect 80 responses, though, like Chad Hyams ...)

Nov 20, 2014 01:53 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

So, if you answer the question~ you get points, and if you ask the question~ do you get any points as well?

Nov 20, 2014 04:34 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The roll out saw some spam pop up in the first 5 questions but i have to say i was happy it was deleted fairly quickly and other spam kept out. Trulias Q and A which used to be the top of the industry has been branded a joke for lack of them removing spam. I like having this new q and A section to read and answer questions to those who need help. 

Nov 20, 2014 09:29 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The problem/solution dynamics here are good. Reminds me of NASA and how they used problem/solution to reach the moon and then the stars...Keep up the good work

Nov 20, 2014 09:43 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID

I just posted a blog that would have been great to post in the Q&A forum.  I will need to go back and see if I can edit it to include it.

Nov 21, 2014 01:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Still working on getting those extra 10-15 minutes free to explore the new Q&A aspect of Active Rain.

Nov 21, 2014 02:50 AM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

That's a good amount of support.  That feature is a useful tool, so it's good to see it being utilized.  

Nov 21, 2014 06:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kris,

It looks like the Q & A Site is off to a great start! Thanks for working hard on this and we do understand glitches will occur. Glad you have your listening ears on and working on issues as they are brought to your attention!

Nov 21, 2014 09:36 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You guys at Active Rain are pretty much pioneers at caputuring the real estate crowd to build SEO, and you're doing a bang-up job with it. I predict bonuses for everybody at Christmas. Big, fat bonuses! Keep up the great work.

Nov 22, 2014 12:05 AM
Kris Neese
ActiveRain - Bellevue, WA
Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain

We appreciate all of the great feedback, everyone, thank you.

Dec 22, 2014 01:46 PM