Revival in the Rain

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Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

I have to admit when I first caught wind of the purchase of ActiveRain by Ben Kinney, I was absolutely thrilled!....

As a Keller Williams broker myself, I have closely observed Ben's amazing track record for success over the years. What excites me, besides his obvious business acumen, is that Ben Kinney knows real estate. He has been down in the trenches. He has worked his way up, and has demonstrated proven, consistent success at very high levels.

In addition, as one of the 'Old Guard' who has watched the growth & progress of ActiveRain since its launch in 2006, the prospects of returning to more of a grass roots ownership by someone who understands and empathizes with us all is very encouraging.

To say that ActiveRain has played a major role in the positive development & growth of my own business would be an understatement. Nothing has had a more significant impact on my knowledge, understanding, and application of all things relating to the Internet and technology than ActiveRain. And the friendships I have forged through AR have remained some of the most valued & meaningful relationships I have!

If you're new to the platform and questioning whether it's worth your time and investment to participate here, allow me to offer a very heartfelt & resounding 'YES!' Like me, you'll benefit tremendously from the wealth of knowledge & best-practices being shared here daily - helpful information that will take your business to the next level and beyond! Develop a network of lasting friendships with like-minded professionals that can lead to a valued source of referral business as well!

And for those of you who, like myself, have been on a hiatus from the Rain, it's time to Jump back in!

 

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Rich Jacobson is a District Director for Fathom Realty and a licensed REALTOR®; an avid Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.

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Nathan Tutas  - as they should!....As they should!

Aug 12, 2015 06:09 AM #89
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Lisa Von Domek - I can appreciate your concerns. I guess it's not such a big deal for me, since I happen to be a KW broker, and I've known Ben Kinney for a number of years. Personally, I am much more comfortable now then I was with the previous owners. The future of AR is brighter than it's ever been!

Aug 12, 2015 06:13 AM #90
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Lise Howe
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I am delighted that you are back and I am really happy too that Ben has bought AR - now if we can just return to civility.

Aug 13, 2015 12:31 AM #91
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Hi Rich...What fun that so many of us that were MIA are back and so excited to be here. It really feels like Active Rain once again.

Kate

Aug 13, 2015 02:35 PM #92
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Kate Elim - I am hoping more will rejoin us in the days ahead. We should have an AR reunion!

Aug 13, 2015 02:41 PM #93
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Lise Howe - that's a tall order, Lise! Unfortunately, in our current culture, we've lost the ability to debate civilly. We find that others no longer respect differing opinions. Ultimately, all we really can control is how we act, how we respond, how we treat others.

 

Aug 13, 2015 02:43 PM #94
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Hi Rich... I'm game. Wherever, whenever. I bet we'd have a crowd.

Kate

Aug 13, 2015 03:04 PM #95
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Inna Ivchenko
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The thing is, I do not receive any AR notifications these days. Yes, I remember now this blog:)

Congrats on the feature!

Aug 13, 2015 04:48 PM #96
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I too was excited..not only because Ben is successful, but because of Bob coming with him. It showed me that Ben understands what AR is about and how to make it better. 

Aug 14, 2015 03:46 AM #97
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I am very happy to be here in the rain and VERY happy Ben Kinney is at the helm.   I've learned more about marketing and being successful from he and his IMSD group than anywhere else!   Thank you Ben Kinney Chad Hyams.   Is IMSD still available?    

Aug 14, 2015 05:35 AM #98
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I came back shortly before Ben made the purchase, excited to see what will take place the rest of the year also. Hopefully the site will only get better.

Aug 14, 2015 12:40 PM #99
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Sam Shueh
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A lot of high expectation on the changes which is in the goodness direction. How it impacts our business remains to be seen.

 

Sam Shueh

Aug 14, 2015 10:05 PM #100
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Donald Kolenda
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Great blog Rick and great advice. Why not share on Activerain stories and experiences that can sharpen the skills of fellow agent. Together we all will achieve more.

Look forward to more of your posts.

Aug 16, 2015 06:26 PM #101
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Change is always good. Hopefully with Ben's leadership it will lead AR onto the right path.

Aug 17, 2015 04:27 AM #102
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Are you implying this is going to become a Keller Williams site? What I like about  this platform is its not branded.  

Aug 17, 2015 01:24 PM #103
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 Change is good. We need to be focused. 

Chellenges we face on the internet you are competing with ZTR, Homes, Realtors plus 100 other sites.  I have been active on AR since May this year. But I kind figured out the name of the game in blogging.

Thanks

Sam Shueh

Aug 17, 2015 01:25 PM #104
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Nancy Robinson - quite the contrary, Nancy! I anticipate this platform becoming a greater value proposition for agents & brokers regardless of affiliation. 

Aug 17, 2015 02:33 PM #105
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Sam Shueh - consistently creating good quality hyper-local content is one of the most effective ways to command your little niche on the Internet, and expand your digital footprint!

Aug 17, 2015 02:35 PM #106
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Sarah & Les Oswald - With Ben's proven track record for success, and Bob Stewart's return, I can guarantee we are most definitely on the right path! 

Aug 17, 2015 02:37 PM #107
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Donald Kolenda - Thanks man!....just spent nearly two weeks on the Islands. Looking forward to another visit soon!

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