Joe Tunney, Real Estate agent serving Seattle's Eastside (Keller Williams Realty Eastside)

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Joe Tunney Set your goal to reach 500,000 points and your membership is free

Jan 14, 2016 10:21 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I did at the end of the year.  Now I participate a lot to make sure my investment pays off.

i wanted to make sure my posts were available to the public.

Jan 14, 2016 10:21 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I just joined, hoping I see a difference soon. Honestly I think it will be 3-6 months blogging. So many agents are happy with their account.  There has to be some greatness in here. 

Jan 14, 2016 11:59 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I was grandfathered in because of past participation. However, if I was a new member, yes I would. The benefits are to numerous to pass up.

Jan 14, 2016 11:08 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It is a mistake Joe. If you get 500,000 points Active Rain is free.

Jan 14, 2016 10:14 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have never had to pay for anything on AR, I started before you had to pay.

Jan 14, 2016 10:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have a free account

 

Jan 14, 2016 07:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never paid, earned my free account in about a year.

Did wonders for my SEO when I became a rainmaker!

 

Jan 14, 2016 06:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joe Tunney all RAINMAKER are either paid accounts or have earned more than 500,000 AR points.

It's worth - and you got it from some new Rainmakers - it's worth it for sure.

Jan 14, 2016 12:08 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't pay.  What would be the advantage? 

Jan 14, 2016 11:50 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was grandfathered in a long time ago.

Jan 14, 2016 11:22 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I highly recommend paying.  I am new, and I see my blogs, when I do a google search.  With continued blogging my blogs and website will gain SEO ranking. 

Jan 14, 2016 11:14 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Your blogs are only read by Active Rain members.  If you upgrade or reach 500,000 points (your choice), your blogs go out to the public, where you  can be read by potential clients.  I paid to be a Rainmaker when I started, until I reached 50,000 points, then it was FREE.

Jan 14, 2016 11:14 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I joined before the fees and so I have never paid. I don't think it is the money that makes a difference - it is what you bring to the table.  However, if you pay for the upgraded account so that your blogs are public - I think that enhances your relationship with your community. 

Jan 14, 2016 10:56 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Once you reach 500,000 points your Active Rain account is free!

Jan 14, 2016 10:49 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I believe you are referring to the Rainmaker upgrade?  Yes, I paid for it for a short time until I reached the magic 500,000 point milestone - then it is free.  It is definitely worth the investment, if you are only a Rainer, your posts do not get out to the public.

Jan 14, 2016 10:23 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I did before I reached 500,000 points.

It made a difference for me but each member's ActiveRain goal is different.

Jan 14, 2016 09:02 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I used to, but once I earned my 500,000 points it became free. So I no longer pay.

Jan 14, 2016 08:16 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 No, I got into active rain when it was still a free site.

Jan 14, 2016 05:21 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Joe. I did an upgrade on my account about 4 months after I joined AR. For me it definitely made a difference, as I do mortgages in 8 states.

Jan 14, 2016 04:44 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Jan 14, 2016 04:02 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Not yet!

Jan 14, 2016 02:53 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

You've already gotten some great advice.  I joined prior to having to pay, but I do pay for an outside blog.  Well worth it.  It also indexes and ranks.

Jan 14, 2016 12:46 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Absolutely!

       It is worth every penny.   And when you participate regularly, via comments and blogs, you will hit 500K points and be "grandfathered in for free" before you know it.

Jan 14, 2016 12:12 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Re/Max Real Estate Connections - Haymarket, VA
HOME~There is no place like it!

Thanks for the question as I was considering the same.

Jan 15, 2016 06:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. There are no dues when you have over 500,000 points.

Jan 15, 2016 06:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I do, to be able to post publicly. Once you get to 500,000, it's free. 

Jan 15, 2016 04:48 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I joined in 2008 so I'm grandfathered in.  If I had to pay for it I would just for the exposure.  AR is a very good platform to get your blogs to the masses.  

Jan 15, 2016 04:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

To be a rainmaker, you do have a monthly fee with under 500K points.   Once you are a rainmaker you can post to the public, and the whole reason to blog.   Reasons to make your phone ring! 

Jan 15, 2016 02:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes I do.

Intracommunity difference: Yes AND no.  There is no difference in how people interact with you if you are a rainer or rainmaker.  YES: I participate more now that I am a paying member and with more participation, there is more chance for others to participate back.

The local community outside of AR: I see some traffic to my site from AR and it gives my website more "authority" so there is that.  As to the general public saying "I saw your blog on AR" not yet, but it does happen for others.

Jan 15, 2016 02:16 AM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Yes I do

Jan 14, 2016 11:51 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

No - never have.  It was free when we joined, and by the time they started charging for it we were "grandfathered"...

Jan 14, 2016 10:17 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My challenge was to get to 500,000 points and get it for free! Never paid!

Jan 14, 2016 09:35 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, and well worth it for me.

Jan 14, 2016 09:35 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I do pay for it so my blogs will go out to the public.  It was higher but after I reached a certain amount of points it went down to about $12 per month.  That is nothing for the extra business and getting out there.  That is the lowest priced advertising I have done, with the exception of word of mouth or sending a card to a former client.  

Jan 14, 2016 09:11 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I did until ewaching the 500,000 plateau.

Yes as clients have contacted me from searching.

Jan 14, 2016 08:55 PM
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Paul Savola Real Estate SEO
Paul Savola Internet Marketing - Killeen, TX
Real Estate SEO Expert | Real Estate Leads

how does the point system work in active rain.

Aug 03, 2016 01:09 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I joined early on and didn't have to pay. I would highly recommend it, though. I do get leads and referrals because of AR. Last year I sent out three referrals. 

Jan 15, 2016 09:34 AM