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Rainmaker
4,864,159
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

my favorite groups in this order:

"The Art of Marketing You"... marti garaughty is the moderator and a real professional....

"Bartender, Make it a Double"...moderator is Chris Ann Cleland 

"Old Fatrs Club" moderator is Myrl Jeffcoat 

"RE/MAX ActiveRain Bloggers" ...moderator is Kay Van Kampen 

"Bananatude" moderators are many but first listed is Anna Banana Kruchten 

May 28, 2016 04:33 AM
Ambassador
3,075,864
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I do my best to read the posts in my group, Bartender, Make it a Double.

My favs include Addicted to Active Rain, Bananatude & Craptacular.

May 27, 2016 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,762,673
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

In no particular order:

Bananatude

Bartender Make it a Double

2016 Market Reports (Newbies need to get on board with Market Reports)

The Art of Marketing You

Ask an Ambassador 

May 27, 2016 01:34 AM
Ambassador
1,249,433
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I haven't posted or accessed Groups in quite some time. 

I did used to enjoy BananaTude, Craptacular, The Lounge and Bartender make it a Double.

May 27, 2016 03:10 AM
Ambassador
2,751,408
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Fred - Good question. I like BananaTude, Active Rain Newbies, Bartender Make it a Double, Ask an Ambassador, The Longe at ActiveRain.

Is it just me, or do the groups seem to be getting less attention than in past times?

May 27, 2016 02:27 AM
Ambassador
778,828
Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

My favorite group is The Art of Marketing You

The Lounge at ActiveRain

Newbies

Banatude

Bartender Make it a Double

May 27, 2016 01:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,422,951
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I believe following people not groups is more profitable.

May 27, 2016 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wouldn't recommend any groups.  I don't think it makes any difference.

May 27, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,063,516
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Activerain newbie, BananaTude, Make mine a double,around the water cooler, marketing 101

May 27, 2016 04:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,473,727
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm fond of :

(1) The "Photos" group for those who have interesting photos to share.

(2) The "Old Farts Club" - For those hoping to stay up to speed with technology and social media changes - Whether young or old. 

(3) The Feather Nesters group - For those interested in home improvement or feathering their nest.

(4) The Bartender Make it a Double" group is perfect for those who understand why real estate professionals sometimes drink.

(5) ActiveRain Newbies - Is great for newbies, and even those who have been around for awhile.

May 28, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,561
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Groups, Snoops; does anyone really pay attention any longer? After Roger D. Mucci deserted AR; it just ain't the same place!

May 28, 2016 03:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not worry about groups these days. 

May 27, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
5,258,734
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would advise new members not to join ActiveRain groups. They will probably have better results with Facebook groups.

May 27, 2016 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
821,770
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Wow, I haven't used the groups in forever - I know the AR Community one, and I have a few KW ones - not sure which are dead these days

May 27, 2016 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Not a Groupie here.

May 27, 2016 07:02 PM
Rainmaker
532,544
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i am going to find a few new groups to join from this list, i think many of the ones i belong to are defunct

May 27, 2016 12:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not used the groups feature in many years.

May 27, 2016 12:11 PM
Ambassador
3,673,422
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

In Alphebetical order:

  • Addicted to Active Rain
  • Banatude
  • Bartender, Make it a Double
  • Crap-tacular
  • Photos

And the obvious one  - "Newbies"?  There were two instances when I was a new blogger that I got really snotty emails from one of the moderators over some faux pax, so I left and never went back.  

Groups are supposed to be fun!

May 27, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,160
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

BananaTude, Bartender make it a double, AR Newbies, AR Contests, 2016 Market Reports

May 27, 2016 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,018,153
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't really have any favorites, and think the group thing has lost its mojo.

Jun 01, 2016 02:14 AM
Ambassador
2,848,810
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
  • Ask an Ambassador
  • ActiveRain Newbies
  • Welcome to my neighborhood
  • Blogging & SEO
  • Facebook Fridays

While these are not my favorites they are the ones I would recomment for a newbie

May 28, 2016 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
723,884
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are so many groups I don't even know exist! I've been asking for them to be categorized somehow, there are many redundancies as well.

May 28, 2016 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,970,381
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I like inspiration station, advice for buyers, advice for sellers (not sure those are the actual names). Beyond that I'm drawing a bit of blank.

May 28, 2016 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,237,942
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

 

Bananatude

Bartender Make It A Double

Craptacular

2016 Market Reports

I also post in California Real Estate but obviously that's due to my location.

 

May 28, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
983,648
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Makes no difference....... Most sign up are not active.

May 27, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

parked and reading

May 27, 2016 10:42 PM
Ambassador
4,298,221
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

2016 Market Reports, ActiveRain Newbies, Anything Goes, Vblogger and Addicted To ActiveRain.

May 27, 2016 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,309,155
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bananatude is our fave, Photos, Bartender Make it A Double, The Lounge...A

May 27, 2016 09:36 AM
Ambassador
4,050,070
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Bananatude is always good, and Vegas Bob has a bunch of them that are good too, and...

May 27, 2016 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,056
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Why not, join as many as possible. If there is any value in doing so for a newbie or any other member.....i'm not sure. 

May 27, 2016 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
742,772
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Because the NEWBIE agent should be taking care of business, I would recommend:

ideaVertising

Golden Day

Frostproof Churches Religious Real Estate

They won't be spending any time in those groups so they can get back to taking care of their business.

If a newbie needs help they should turn towards the one they are paying and can ultimately hold accountable, not strangers on the Internet.

May 27, 2016 01:46 AM