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Rainmaker
544,892
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Praful Thakkar -- I can see by your Ambassador's Badge and your points score that you are quite a PRO. I have followed you for a long time.

Mar 28, 2015 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
960,737
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

What has been highly recommended is the IMSD (Internet Marketing Specialist Designation) program by Ben Kinney.

Mar 28, 2015 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
897,826
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Yes! You can get lots of leads being social on social media. Just go read some of the posts and make the decision to jump in! If you need help ask questions here on AR and you will get answers.

Mar 28, 2015 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably.

Jul 22, 2018 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
630,251
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Those designations... lol!

Mar 22, 2018 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes I believe it would. The entire course has changed quite a bit in the last few years. 

Mar 29, 2015 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,668,196
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I too am an ePro too.  If we passed the test once I see no need in taking the class over.  

Mar 28, 2015 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,088
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have to say you cant become a oro by taking a class, you can learn more by doing it everyday, AR is a great platform to practice and i have to say i learn more new things and tricks of the trade form the people here than i did in any class. 

Mar 28, 2015 10:56 PM
Rainer
273,887
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I am pretty technically advanced (built e-commerce websites, .NET developer, systems analyst, etc) and was thinking about taking the e-Pro designation as well. Sometimes I feel as if you may get a couple of tips that may improve one segment of your internet marketing campaign drastically.

There is no ongoing yearly fee correct?

Mar 28, 2015 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

10 years ago.

Window XP was still around.

Internet Explorer was still a viable browser.

'iPhone' was just an idea getting it's legs.

In 10 years the VHS tape is finding it more difficult to find a player.

Computers lost there ability to play CDs, 50% of web traffic originates from hand held devices.

Any technology, 10 years old, only has a place in government offices.

In the real world, principles remain the same but technology is like putting your foot in the river. You can only put for foot in the same river one time.

The idea you must embrace it there is not right or wrong way, only the way you find that works for you.

Mar 28, 2015 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
924,635
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Along with 1000s of blogs on AR about this subject take a look at AR university under resources, there is a ton of info for you.

http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/1999491/activerain-university-webinar-training-calendar

Mar 28, 2015 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
917,528
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

When e-pro first came out it was pretty basic. technology has improved, and hopefully e=pro has tried to improve with it. I have seen agents with e-pro desigination that have very limited technical skills. I doubt having e-pro on your business card impresses the general public.

Mar 28, 2015 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
885,990
Janis Borgueta
Newburgh, NY
Retired RE Salesperson

IF you are looking for more updated info, I agree that AR has what you need. I found that when taking the class those that were teaching it had very little web presence. Not much to offer. AR is a better use of time.

Mar 28, 2015 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

John Mosier - thanks a lot, really appreciate it.

I just feel AR is the place where we learn EVERYTHING related to our business. 

Mar 28, 2015 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

John Mosier - I also took ePro 2.0 few years ago. 

You can do the same for additional designation sake.

I feel I learn lot more over here with my AR designation!

Mar 28, 2015 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
544,892
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com and Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com -- I attended a Raincamp session where Ben Kenney was the featured speaker. It was very informative but I did not find time then to implement his teaching. Thanks to both of you. I will likely do the IMSD training.

My only regret from the Raincamp was that I got suckered into Market Leader.

Market Leader is about to be history for me.

Mar 28, 2015 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,289,715
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker Realty, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

John Mosier - I too took the ePro class about 10 years ago too and I think you have better options.  I've agree with Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com , the IMSD classes are great. There was a promotion about 18months ago $99 and you had access to all of their past webinars for the year.  I purchased that offer, and it was well worth it.  They answered a lot of questions.  You should check it out!

Mar 28, 2015 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'm sure if you took it again, you will learn a bit more than the first time. 

Mar 28, 2015 02:19 PM