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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Once again, I keep my head down and eyes on my own paper!  Who knows what goes on in the lives of others? 

Jun 28, 2015 12:44 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

They won't drop them.  They can use the numbers to say we have x amount of members.

Jun 27, 2015 11:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it might be a good idea....let the players play and those who never show up be gets points for commenting....anyone who has not had points for a year and is a "rainer" should be dropped....that's extra baggage....

Jun 27, 2015 08:27 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No I couldn't care less.  They have lost their opportunity, but no their info should not be deleted.  I'm sure we have all signed up for things and not done much with it.

I will also add that some of those older bloggers have GREAT content and it continues to generate activity on the site and advice to current bloggers.

So, that would be a definite NO for me.

Jun 27, 2015 08:15 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Personally I'm gald I wasn't deleted. I was gone for a while and just came back.

Jun 28, 2015 12:39 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I've always thought of AR's numbers like gym memberships. A lot of people join the gym in January (or set up AR profiles), but those who stick with it more than a couple of months is only 10% or less. My blogging is more for local buyers and sellers rather than other AR members, so it doesn't affect me. Still, I wish AR would be more genuine in reporting their numbers.

Jun 28, 2015 04:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

It doesn't affect me one way or another. And, to be honest, there are other more pressing things that concern me

Jun 28, 2015 04:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No feeling one way or another.  I try to concentrate on the things I can control or have an impact on me.   

Jun 28, 2015 03:53 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I really don't care if they do or not.  Though I wasn't very active when I started and it took me a while to warm to the"Rain".

Jun 28, 2015 02:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would drop the inactive ones... why clog up the system? But first I'd send them a notice about impending drop if they stay inactive.

Jun 27, 2015 10:59 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Maybe after an e-mail warning unless they're a paid member then I guess they can do whatever they wish.

Jun 27, 2015 10:17 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No, they should NEVER be dropped from the memebership rolls. The critical mass they create are essential for creating the authority AR needs to help the rest of us.

It may be a better idea that those who have not posed on 6 or 12 months lose their ranking and fall below the active members regarding how the are shown on associated lists.

Jun 27, 2015 10:12 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Michael.  I know of an agent who has left for greener pastures about 5 years ago.  He is still on the roll.  If one does not post or make comments lets say within 6 months they need to be dropped.  

Jun 27, 2015 10:07 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!



As a once active member, who moved from the area (and let's admit it life happened) I'm really happy to be returning to AR and REALLY happy I was not dropped from the system.

Jun 28, 2015 08:10 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

First maybe someonce needs to ask why they are inactive?  They could be having issues.   I was in a car wreck several years ago and I shatted my right foot.  I was out of work for a year.

Jun 28, 2015 02:17 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Suggested that once  a long time ago..or if there had been no blogging for years...

Jun 27, 2015 10:56 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Looking at only the total number of members who are licensed real estate associates you come up with approximately 17%. That's what I would call a fair share. Whether active or not here has no consequence except to themselves. 

Jun 27, 2015 10:16 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I feel that we lie to the public when we boast the number of members.  

If it would save money for the company and inprove service...dropping those that have only a name would be a good idea AFTER E-Mailing them to that effect.  I would bet many would not remember even signing up their names.

Jun 28, 2015 09:48 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

This has been talked about before. I think there should be a system to weed out the inactive members. Maybe if someone hasn't logged in for six months, they get an email saying their account will be closed due to inactivity unless that changes in the next week. It doesn't have to be harsh, but there has to be a way to keep the membership roster cleaned up. 

Jun 28, 2015 08:53 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They claim ~249,000 members signed up.  There are probably 15 agents are doing blogging out of licensed ~50,000 agents/brokers in my county.

When I search my local county I am the current lone active blogger/agent. Does it bother me if the rest are silien ?  Heck, no.

Jun 28, 2015 07:21 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Good question. I think the previous regime cared more about bragging rights of members instead of engagement. What I hope is that the new bosses can look to the many great bloggers who quit this platform to see if they can come back and help make AR regain the relevance it once had.

Jun 28, 2015 06:15 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Michael. I think it is good to have a bigger size for AR. If we ever took a position as a group it would carry more weight 

Jun 28, 2015 05:13 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

I am with Susan Emo   "Eyes on my own paper. We don't know what they are dealing with.

Jun 28, 2015 05:11 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I don't think it hurts anyone, but the inactive members who are not blogging.

Jun 27, 2015 11:17 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes, if they havent posted in say 3 months, see ya. If they havent finished their profile and never came back, see ya.

Jun 27, 2015 10:45 PM