Lauren Robichaud, Real Estate Agent serving Boston's North Shore  (ERA Russell Realty Group)

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Rainmaker
5,096,466
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That referral page is out of date and has been for a long time.

Jul 10, 2016 07:08 AM
Ambassador
3,339,834
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not use the referral board. Never have. I leverage my personal connections with members here to make referrals.  I receive many referrals from members in the Rain.  

Jul 10, 2016 07:52 AM
Ambassador
6,357,805
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A great idea, the referral page, but most bypass this and go to the local page for each county and see who is active there.

Hopefully they will be cleaning the referral area up in the near future and revitalizing it.

Jul 10, 2016 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lauren,

Welcome to AR.  The referral page has been out of commission for a long time.  A

Jul 10, 2016 08:24 AM
Ambassador
2,167,208
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Lauren,
You are absolutely right.  Not sure why people stopped using it.  Must not have been effective.  

Jul 10, 2016 07:28 AM
Ambassador
2,679,649
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

The referral page is outdated.

Suggest you visit the Leaderboard.  Filter by county. 

Or, visit Resources > Local Info > filter by city

 

Jul 10, 2016 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Lauren, Bob Crane has a good answer to your question.

Jul 10, 2016 11:42 AM
Ambassador
1,447,119
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Hi Lauren Robichaud and welcome to AR.  Referrals are a wonderful bonus that comes from this community.  Unfortunately, as others have shared, the Referral Page has not been updated in awhile as most of us reach out to find our own referrals through the friendships that have formed here in the Rain.

The more active you are in writing about you, your business and your community, the easier it will be to be found!

Jul 10, 2016 09:07 AM
Rainer
231,224
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

no you are missing nothing. it was a good idea, butttt not used effectively at this time, or for the year i have been on here..having said that , referrals still happen here

Jul 10, 2016 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Outdated 

Jul 10, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,531,144
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

 You'll meet people as you go here and those relationships will trump the referral feature, which as you can see, is largely neglected & ignored.

Jul 10, 2016 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,026
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You are correct. SO many here in AR Land do not use the referral page, but have already established relationships with members, so needn't visit that section.

Jul 10, 2016 10:47 PM
Ambassador
5,033,427
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm not sure the referral page is the best place to find referrals - the examples you point out are just one reason. I don't use it at all but use the relationships I have developed over time.  Get to know people here on AR as you participate and develop your list of people who feel you would refer to. As as others get to know you they will do the same, and add you to their lists

Jul 10, 2016 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,976,070
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Lauren Robichaud : Welcome to Active Rain..sorry that one is out of date. I like Kathleen Daniels leverage my personal connections with members I follow after learning more about them and the way they do business.

Jul 10, 2016 10:09 AM
Ambassador
3,582,259
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Laureen honestly I haven't used that page in I can't tell you how long. I know a lot of people in the rain and where their market is so I call them directly. That's what works best for me.  As for a 2 year old referral.....well??

Jul 10, 2016 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to get the referrals within days if not hours.

Jul 10, 2016 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lauren - For some reason nobody uses the referral page on this site. Most of the members personally contact anyone they would consider sending a referral to.

Jul 13, 2016 12:27 PM
Rainmaker
664,415
Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

yeah. i followed that for a while. nuthin!!

surprised it is still here

 

Jul 12, 2016 01:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't use the referral board. I'm here reaching out and forming relationships with other members, in hopes that I may be considered for a referral and so I know who I can refer to in a certain area. 

Jul 11, 2016 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,903,521
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

This is a great site but the page is out of date.

Jul 11, 2016 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,708
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Lauren, that page has been outdated and seldom used for a LONG time.  The last referal requests I've seen have actually been questions asked here.

Jul 11, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,173
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's useless..... I wouldn't use it unless someone decides to update it....agents will get to know you when you comment and write blog posts.... make sure your profile page is updated....

Jul 11, 2016 02:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,555,011
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

You are not missing anything  --- the referral page is out-of-date.   

Jul 11, 2016 01:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,595
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Your observation is correct. Often they look for agents active and contact them directly.

Jul 11, 2016 01:12 AM
Rainmaker
987,352
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

First off, welcome to AR

You're not missing anything - most of us here do not use that page and rely on the connections we've built over time.

Jump in, engage the community and watch the referrals and business come

 

Jul 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lauren Robichaud No, you aren missing anything. The page is not kept up to date.

Jul 10, 2016 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
898,058
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I've had the same experience; very dated stuff, but I've also been contacted with referrals based on geography.

Jul 10, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Welcome to AR.  I think you have some good answer already.

Jul 10, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I understand it is due for a spring cleaning...

Jul 10, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,776,061
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anything that old has flown the coop....

Jul 10, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The others have answered.

Jul 10, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
7,794,774
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The referral feature is out of date. I would contact the local RE/MAX office.

Jul 10, 2016 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lauren Robichaud - it seems this page is not as much utilized as it should be...

Jul 10, 2016 04:31 PM
Rainer
12,190
Lore Lingner
Monterey Coast Realty - Carmel, CA
Personal Care And High-Tech Tools

I noticed similar referrals and suspect that the referrals with placed and no one updated them.  Or, nothing ever came together.  A 9 year old referral is pretty old!!!

Jul 10, 2016 03:56 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

You are right!  Most of the referrals I've received from ActiveRain were from people I've actually met or people I've met when we read and commented on each other's posts.  Then, every once in a while the phone will ring and it will be a real buyer or seller on the line.

Jul 10, 2016 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It is a history of referrals.  If someone had a more recent one, it would be there.

Jul 10, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't think the referral section is used very often.

Jul 10, 2016 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
845,848
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Lauren.  Excellent question here.  I have looked at referral page a few times as well only to see the same type of times you state.  I did not take the time you did to pursue further.  Only figured it to be of no use to me.  Mark

Jul 10, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I believe the AR staff is working on this part of the site.

Jul 10, 2016 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,350,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think you got your anawer

Jul 10, 2016 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No you are correct, just like getting a buyer lead if you can't connect pretty quickly it goes cold or to someone else.

Jul 10, 2016 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Unfortunately the referral page is so out of date.  If you have a referral to send search the Leaderboard for active agents in selected area.  Most members reach out to another member directly to send a referral.

You will need to get active on this site so other members know you and hopefully send a referral your way.

Jul 10, 2016 10:01 AM
Rainer
24,099
Steve Snyder
Private-Money-Loan.com - Los Angeles, CA
310-948-8585 |100% LTV | Stated | Private Money

The referral page doesn't seem viable any longer

Jul 10, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,356
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No one posts referrals on their anymore. I think that most people have switched to just phoning.

Jul 10, 2016 09:00 AM