Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
1,645,899
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The owner, Ben Kinney, has been on several of our weekly Zoom calls explaining his vision for the platform and what's being done about the tech issues. He understands our frustrations and is trying to address those while moving toward his long-term goal.

I'm not going to get caught up too much in what WAS to accept that changes could be just as good or better for the future.

Apr 05, 2021 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
859,381
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO, there are already too many Indian Chiefs in the mix here.

 

Apr 05, 2021 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,687,403
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes I would, yes we have. There are zoom meetings that you could attend that would help you know the progress or lack of it.

I am appauled at some of my comrades here who think they deserve input & personal preferences but do not pay for the system. 

I'm not interested in hearing what everyone thinks is their 'personal' improvement. I'd like this to work, I'd like that ..... I want blue .... no I want yellow!

Nobody is thinking the bigger overall picture.

 

Apr 05, 2021 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
824,418
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Total waste of time.

Apr 05, 2021 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,287,847
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andrew,

Surveys in my opinion are for the most part are a giant waste of time.  Ron and I get surveys for many things.When we bought our car in November we had 6 surveys sent to us, then the airlines had surveys when we flew to FLA for a biz meeting, the hotels we stay at, the car rental...We delete, delete, delete...Then there are the ones that send us $! for our troubles...My time is worth more than that.  We give that $ away.    And the paper goes into the shredder.  A

Apr 05, 2021 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,753,889
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I think providing feedback directly to Ben Kinney is the way to go. We've been discussing these kinds of things on the zoom calls. His next one is April 27th.

Apr 05, 2021 05:02 AM
Rainer
124,448
Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Rahway, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 I don't see any benefit to making suggestions about AR's website.

Apr 05, 2021 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,353,618
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

As Carol Williams has said, Ben has been on several of the zoom calls (I can recall 4 or 5), once per month, sharing his vision and listening to our complaints/issues.  He's been bringing in developers to listen and take note of the issues.  Changes do happen.  The weekly update from the developers is an example of something several of us (myself included) asked for on the last call and they implemented right away.

Apr 05, 2021 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
617,605
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 you were attending AR zoom calls early on.  I believe you dropped off prior to Ben making his appearance and sharing thoughts and ideas from us members and Ambassadors.  Already Ben has put a team of developers in place as part of the big picture to become the premier go to place for all real estate news.  Hope to see you return😎

Apr 05, 2021 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,902,953
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Surveys definitely have a place.  Unfortunately that place is often the circular file.  Unfortunately.  And fortunately.  It's a toss up.  And that is what makes the circular toss such a viable option.   

Apr 05, 2021 06:01 AM
Rainer
89,864
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

If Active Rain conducted survey of our experience, yes I would complete it.  If a random Active Rainer started a survey about a business in which he was not a decision maker, I would not complete it.

I'm the kind of person who doesn't complain to my neighbors about potholes - I call the streets department and ask them to fix it.  That approach has been pretty effective for me so far.

Apr 05, 2021 05:57 AM
Ambassador
2,985,846
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That's been happening for months now on a weekly Zoom meeting. The owner has attended several meetings to share his vision and asked us what do you guys think - I want your options. The development team attends the calls with Ben as well. 

The overall direction of the platform has been decided.  Everyone on the Zoom call likes the direction and believes it will recover the SEO and become a go-to place for Real Estate News. 

The only issue many of us have with the new default is the light font color. We hope eventually it will be much darker. 

 

Apr 05, 2021 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,326,183
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would respond to an AR survey and I think things are being done that will certainly improve AR and have it as the place to be for the real estate industry once again.

Apr 05, 2021 04:36 AM
Ambassador
2,495,131
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The AR site is getting an overhaul and feedback is already being given to the techies. Ben has been dedicated to getting it up to speed for us Andrew! 

Apr 05, 2021 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,600,862
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The word "feedback" is revealing. Someone feeds us something and we feed it back. Leaders, explorers and seekers do this and always get a return. I beleieve INPUT here in the rain has played out. Putting legs on input remains

Apr 05, 2021 09:56 AM
Ambassador
3,200,680
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

This has been going on since last fall Andrew via zoom meetings with Ben about once a month or so.  Join us.

Apr 05, 2021 01:25 PM
Ambassador
946,625
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I think a lot of feedback has been provided and listened to, primarily on teh zoom calls with management that have occurred monthly.  They've been great, and even better is that they're taking quick action to make updates and improvements.  I've been almost an "anti-ambassador" the past couple years, but am once again excited for where things are headed

Apr 05, 2021 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
6,286,502
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I could provide lots of advice but nobody has ever asked for it and many would not agree with some of my suggestions.

Apr 05, 2021 08:49 AM
Ambassador
5,145,699
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most things are great here however a stable platform is also important.

Best to make all the changes in the background platform before sharing them on the public platform.

And it would be nice if there was a way to roll things back in case an upgrade has unexpected consequences.

Bullying of new members has also been a problem, perhaps some sort of sensitivity training for our members would be a good idea.

Apr 05, 2021 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,051,574
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks for weighing in on how you feel about surveys! Roy Kelley makes a good point about nobody has ever asked and many would not agree with his suggestions.

Apr 05, 2021 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,953,892
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I think they have been listening and adapting. Rome was not built in a day! No survey necessary.

Apr 06, 2021 04:20 AM