Is it possible that Vegas Bob may have outgrown the Activerain network

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When Robert Vegas Bob Swetz first joined the Activerain network back in January 2008, it was exciting ...


In fact Robert Swetz was so into the Activerain network back in 2008, that he founded 20+ groups at the AR network that he continues to moderate.


The Activerain network has had it's ups and downs over the years, but then again so does every network.


Over the many years that Robert was plugging the Activerain network, he was given the name "Vegas Bob" from some of the members that have now since left AR.


And when Activerain was purchased by Trulia which was then bought out by Zillow, many other friends and associates of Vegas Bob left ;o(


There still are a handful of friends and associates of Vegas Bob's that have stayed with Activerain, but the network has lost so much of the fun, excitement and close knit feel.


And no Vegas Bob really doesn't need a break from blogging and or the Activerain network. 

Vegas Bob will continue to post and blog to his 4 Google+ accounts,, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.


Over the next several weeks, Vegas Bob is really going to think hard about his presence at Activerain. And whether it's really worth all the hard work he puts into it.


I do know along with all the other members that Ben Kinney will be purchasing the Activerain network from Zillow, but Vegas Bob is wondering if this enough, and or if the network will really swing around???


Anchorage Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014

Anchorage Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014

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Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

Direct: 702.443.7156      

If you are interested in Investment Properties in Las Vegas and the State of Nevada I can help you with all your needs.

Las Vegas continues to be a very fast growing city with some great opportunities for employment, retirement and much more. Las Vegas is surrounded by many other places & cities of interest like Lake Mead, Salt Lake City, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Monterey Bay, Carmel, San Francisco, Newport Beach, San Diego, Reno, Phoenix, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and more.

"Have a Wonderful Day"


Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz


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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

I hope you don't leave, Vegas Bob, but I understand if you do. I will be curious to hear your decision.

Jun 25, 2015 07:56 AM #13
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I'll chime in with the others... don't leave!  Love your sunset picture too, and hope you'll keep posting more.

Jun 25, 2015 11:03 AM #14
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

DITTO Fred Griffin 

AR wouldn't be the same without you BOB!!!
Your Atlanta AR friend,


PS -- Why leave now when Bob's coming back? The ball is rolling again! Come and play!! L.

Jun 25, 2015 11:32 AM #15
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Things change, times change, it's what we do with the change that matters. Everyone has to make their own choices. I'm interested in seeing how this plays out. 

Jun 25, 2015 11:58 AM #16
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz   You can not leave me ..please   I need you

Jun 25, 2015 12:41 PM #17
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I agree with Vegas Bob that active rain has been losing its lustre for the last few years.  Hoping we all stick together and make this platform to help each other not just post your market activity or your listings!!!

Jun 25, 2015 08:50 PM #18
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

VB, I understand where you are coming from....I've been MIA off and on, but still come back. I've decided to stay and see what Ben and Bob will do for AR and hodpe you do the same.

Jun 25, 2015 09:39 PM #19
Barbara Calwhite
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri - Joplin, MO
417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation

VB I read a whole lot of the 400+ comments on Ben Kinney's blog announcement  about his purchase of AR.  I had not realized how many had left or were only here occasionally until that time, partly because I had not been here as much either.  

The point of this is that an overwhelming majority were excited and said they were coming back!!  Progress has already been made with the domain name changed back to and I have seen a number of familiar faces in the last week.

Hang in there!  I for one would hate for your face (and pictures) to be among the missing!

With Bob coming back along with Ben I think we will see some great things!!


Jun 25, 2015 10:16 PM #20
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello everyone ... Vegas Bob would like to personally thank all of you for stopping by with your wonderful comments.

I am hoping and expecting so many more comments to roll in, because Vegas Bob has over 400 friends and associates at the Activerain network.

Vegas Bob will wait for more commments to come in before he truly makes his full decision to stay or fade away ;o)

And until then you can read Vegas Bob's blogs at: The (LINK ABOVE)

Videos by Vegas Bob

Jun 25, 2015 11:18 PM #21
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Naaa.... you've been thinking that for years and you're still here just like the rest of us. Not because of AR, but because of the people. That in itself is pretty amazing! <3 

Jun 25, 2015 11:21 PM #22
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz - what I can say is ActiveRain will not be the same without Vegas Bob!

As far as friends are concerned, in life we continue to make more friends - at any age! Yes, old friends have left - however, that's not the end of the world!

Not all 400 friends will comment here - however, knowing you, none of them would want you to leave this 'World's best community for Real Estate'.

And owners may come and go - ActiveRain is defined by members of ActiveRain!

Jun 26, 2015 01:26 AM #23
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Vegas Bob,

I think there is good reason to be expecting good things now with Bob back and the new ownership. Not the time to duck and run..stick aaround and enjoy the ride!

Jun 27, 2015 06:55 AM #24
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Like Praful Thakkar said: ActiveRain is defined by the members!  This should be another good year.

Jun 27, 2015 09:26 AM #25
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Vegas Bob posts a blog about staying with the Activerain network, here is the (LINK) below

Jun 28, 2015 01:40 AM #26
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Give the future a chance VB. I think you may be pleasantly surprised.

Jun 28, 2015 01:07 PM #27
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Debbie and you may be right my friend 

Jun 28, 2015 01:19 PM #28
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

VB....if you left, wouldn't you have left a piece of your heart with us?  Can you bear that?  No joke, but you'd be missing something surely.

Jul 03, 2015 11:59 AM #29
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Claude ... what a very kind comment and well accepted by Vegas Bob himself 

Jul 03, 2015 12:18 PM #30
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You cant leave Bob... it isnt possible... you like to share your photos and experieinces as much as we love to see and hear them! 

Jul 09, 2015 06:03 PM #31
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Debra and you are so right ;o)

Jul 09, 2015 11:07 PM #32
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