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A blog about the current happenings on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.  What's new, where we're going, updates and more...



While we were down in San Francisco for the Inman Real Estate Connect conference Rodney Rumford of did a video interview of us that he turned into a podcast on his site.  Rodney filmed quite a bit of video down at Inman, so I'm sure several more podcasts will appear on the s...
This has become almost an epidemic problem recently in the blogs.  People posting copyrighted articles in their blogs almost certainly without the owners permission.  This can have a very adverse effect on the community as a whole and must be stopped. Members will start seeing a very in your face...
Some members has expressed that we should provide additional opportunities for them to earn points.  So, we are going to start awarding more bonus points to members who make helpful, interesting, or unique contributions to the network.  This may include but is not limited to writing interesting a...
This issue has been brought up by several members who have been tired of other members leaving short, non informative comments on their blog posts in what appears to be an attempt to gain points.  The has a detramental effect of cluttering up the blog postings and also causes the poster to receiv...
We just launched discussion forums on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.  These forums are accessable anywhere you are on the site via a link title "Forums" on the near the top of the screen.  There are currently about 20 different discussion forums on various topics ranging from "Introductions"...
We just put up a new feature on the network to try and solve some of the clutter in the blogging section.  We added 3 blog groups:1. Group blog for real estate professionals (Read posting guidelines...) 2. Group blog for consumers (Read posting guidelines...) 3. Regional news and information (Rea...
We just finished implementing another way to help members of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network promote themselves and their businesses online.  As of this morning we are now submitting profiles of members (real estate agents and brokers) into one of Google's newest services, Google Base (beta).W...
Our developer Ben, just put up a bunch of new updates to the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.  Pretty much all of them are based on feedback we recieved during the last week.1. This last week we made a change so members only recieved points for 3 blog posts within a 24 hour period.  This was found...
Being part of such a  great network we have a wonderful opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences.  Today with the market in a unique transition we are facing many  changes and challenges.I’d like to hear what is changing in your neck of the woods.  What are the new challenges you’ve bee...
I thought I'd do an update to the post I put up last week showing some charts of ActiveRain's growth.  Yesterday we easily blew past 1,000 members on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.  Here's some updated charts showing the growth rate of this network through its first 7 weeks of existance.-Mat...

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