David Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality (Fairfax Realty)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
566,676
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I would have every person who tries to improve it spend a month working behind the scenes there listing to us whine . . . without pay.


What are we cooking today? I'm in the mood for a caprese salad . . . and a big glass of red wine. LOL

Mar 08, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,884,151
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I am currently accessing AR via my mobile phone and it tends to be much slower, less accurate and I remain unable to tag members. 

Mar 08, 2018 07:38 AM
Ambassador
1,517,195
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I would rename it "Where Alan lost his mind".

Mar 08, 2018 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
2,586,251
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist
  • Better monitoring for spam
  • Emphasis on Google Juice / SEO 
  • Adherence to the purpose of the platform REAL ESTATE - this means all the rest of the CRAP (non-real estate related is nuked). This might actually help with SEO and Mr. Google's Juice

 

Mar 08, 2018 09:39 AM
Rainer
67,732
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

When I first signed up for AR, I read many  blogs and questions from members about how AR lost some of it's link juice online.  I would like to see AR promote more on social media to the general public and try to get that power back. 

 

I've been a paying member since 2016 or 2015, I would like to see something like one free promoted new listing a month posted by AR to your local area on Facebook or something.  Then maybe charge extra for more AR promoted listings. 

 

More clicks back to AR might increase the power of AR website.  Maybe have a "listings" section on AR as well for new listings?  Something to get the general public to look at AR as the authority in real estate information. 

 

AR has over 31K likes on Facebook and with the new algorithms, they need to use that toward their advantage.  It could benefit everyone, AR would have more traffic - ad revenue possibly?  Users - get more leads or followers?  I'm not an SEO expert by any means, but a good site, good advertising, good members providing lots of info and listings, and lots of traffic is always a Win-Win.

Mar 08, 2018 08:58 AM
Ambassador
800,427
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

A consumer-focused QA section similar to what Trulia had with Voices years ago - where the questions and answers are indexed by the SEs

 

Getting rid of the people posting spam/canned BS.

 

 

Mar 08, 2018 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,326,162
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

David Martin Better Google Juice rankings.

Mar 08, 2018 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,607,367
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I would eliminate the points program.

Mar 08, 2018 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
665,518
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Q & A geared towards consumers, for them to ask.

Mar 08, 2018 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
929,537
Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying

I think it's about time for a new look! Websites get stale and this is now old fashioned. Beyond that it's not a major part of my lead generation anymore so nothing else really matters.

Mar 08, 2018 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,729,981
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

What Candice A. Donofrio said, and now I am hungry for lunch.  A

Mar 09, 2018 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,256,077
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would like to see the platform refreshed to delete the unused and inoperative items.

Mar 09, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,932,903
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...

Mar 09, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,652,065
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Better control of Spam would be helpful, but getting rid of glitches in the system quicker would also be helpful.

Mar 09, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,003,160
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I likre Fred Griffin's suggestion.

Mar 09, 2018 03:55 AM
Ambassador
3,396,795
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Please dont rock the boat, upgrades here just lead to shutdowns and tons of dumb questions for months afterwards about how to work around the issues.

Mar 08, 2018 11:52 PM
Ambassador
4,003,565
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Martin - frankly, I like ActiveRain the way it is.

Mar 08, 2018 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,347,366
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Upgrade.

Mar 08, 2018 11:19 PM
Ambassador
3,668,067
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

More real estate focused content which would produce better SEO (if it isn't too late).

Mar 08, 2018 07:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,589,506
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

 Better communication with at support

Mar 08, 2018 04:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,641,524
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Bring back the power it had to attract people to our blogs, they have lost their Google juice

Mar 08, 2018 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,373,545
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I'm not fallin' for it. I read the other Q.

Mar 08, 2018 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
374,899
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

A higher standard for entry. As a membership designed for RE professionals, students are not  Real Estate professionals, yet.

Mar 08, 2018 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,069,301
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Get rid of the Agent Professor.

Mar 08, 2018 10:37 AM
Ambassador
2,055,983
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

          The ability to choose which of my blog posts appear in the "recent" or "popular" sections of the home page and profile page.

Mar 08, 2018 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,156,570
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As I do not plan on purchasing the site anything!

Mar 08, 2018 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
653,868
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

To be of value to me: 

The ability to 'search' agents by name, or location or group.

#2. the ability to group message those who follow.

#3. Good God fix that 

Mar 08, 2018 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,268,978
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To create a competitive drive or spirit that powers AR up to mach one speed. Making the points go to work as in spending them will begin this process

Mar 08, 2018 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,527,044
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have someone in customer service that watches what happens here.   Seems no one is behind the scenes anymore.

Mar 12, 2018 07:16 AM