Potranco Realty, "Sold with Potranco Realty" (Potranco Realty)

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Rainmaker
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Mary Weiss
Zillow Group Mortgages - Seattle, WA
Trainer & Content Manager

If a member passes away, we will not remove profiles unless requested by family members. We have in the past been contacted by family to request that blog posts remain public for their memory. We'll respect that. However, we will update profiles to remove:

  • Personal phone numbers
  • Agent/company information if necessary
  • Any other information that may be borderline compliance issues

We are looking into updating the way members are ranked on the Leaderboards so that this won't be such an issue, Roy. 

Jan 15, 2015 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Thank Nina Hollander you should know by now I have a weird/twisted and crazy mind at times....lol

The reason I asked the question is I just recently passed a dear friend in the RAIN who passed last year and it made me sad to see his profile picture when I should have been happy seeing it. He was a wonderful man and brought so much to the real estate community. It made me think about asking the question.

Jan 15, 2015 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Thanks Gabe Sanders I also agree its like Kathleen Daniels says "In Loving Memory", wouldn't that be a tribute.

Jan 15, 2015 09:01 AM
Ambassador
3,177,590
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

They have earned their right to be there. I like the idea of a "In Loving Memory" status. Their posts absolutely should remain unless any surviving members request otherwise. Of course, there might be other legal issues involved, but AR corporate needs to address and manage that.

Jan 15, 2015 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,405
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think it is OK too but it would be nice that there was a disclosure somewhere that this agent is now deceased.

Jan 15, 2015 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,769,424
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Well, that is an interesting question.  Internet info is intellectual property that is inherited by the heirs, it is their legacy...We read books by authors long dead, (Shakespeare for one)...I think AR may want to contact the heirs on this one.

Jan 15, 2015 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Hello Mary Weiss , I'm glad you answered this question and perhaps its been answered in the past but I had no idea. I think its great AR doesn't remove them especially when they have great content to learn from, that is one of the many reasons we're here is to learn from others.  

Now we know ....... thanks Bob

Jan 15, 2015 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
7,146,070
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

In addition to the dead members, there are many who are no longer active agents. The ActiveRain rosters can be very misleading.

Jan 14, 2015 11:51 PM
Rainer
279,778
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Good answer here.

May 26, 2018 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
630,101
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

There should be some distinction for sure.

Jan 16, 2018 11:54 AM
Ambassador
5,839,689
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A friend of mine from our town passed away years ago, yet I do enjoy when I come across his profile, nice to have that remnant out there in cyberland.

Oct 16, 2017 11:49 PM
Rainer
80,143
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

I know of one in my market. It feels strange that their profile is still up there but there are no posts because they were in an old system I think. When you go to their profile there's only a little info there, no posts, but their points remain.

Jan 19, 2015 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
927,087
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I like Mary's answer....and i still have people on my roster who have passed away, and i just reblogged one member's post recently in memory!

Jan 17, 2015 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,588,069
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wow, Bob... that's some question! I must admit I never gave this subject a single thought, but now that you've raised it, I would say I tend to agree with you.

Jan 15, 2015 09:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Thanks Inna Ivchenko 

Jan 15, 2015 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

I agree Praful Thakkar 

Jan 15, 2015 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Thanks Debbie Laity

 

Jan 15, 2015 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,569,196
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I agree, that AR should not remove their blog posts unless requested by family members.

 

Jan 15, 2015 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,267
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Good question, Bob. I stopped by to read and see what others had to say. 

Jan 15, 2015 01:39 PM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689 this is a very sensitive issue. I do love what they have written - so if they are around with their creativity still alive - I am fine. (Though at times, I am not even aware of that fact.)

Jan 15, 2015 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

I 100% agree Kathleen Daniels 

Jan 15, 2015 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think the blog should remain on-line as a testament to hir or her memory.

Jan 15, 2015 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

I like your thinking Debbie Reynolds and Sybil Campbell maybe AR will read your comments and implement a new strategy for deceased members.

Jan 15, 2015 06:01 AM
Ambassador
3,987,060
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Now that is a good one. Maybe there should be another status. It could be misleading to the public to try to reach that person or if the profile says he  is a Realtor or have designations that would be a violation of NAR rules. It could be a violation of state statutes if it saying they are still a real estate agent. Maybe AR should look into this future. 

Jan 15, 2015 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,297,309
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

A, you might mention it to Mary Weiss .....thanks 

Jan 15, 2015 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,148,522
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I still have them in my "following" circle. I'm sad that they're gone but their quality of blogging remains. Sadly, there have been too many pass through these doors when AR was a fledgling site. Much more comradery and laughter back then without the concern of points, or at least that I can remember.  

Jan 15, 2015 12:13 AM