David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

Spam prevention
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I would like to report blog posts.  there are some that are spam and others that are plagiarized.  I doubt they could monetize it, though.

Jul 10, 2015 09:55 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i am a bit lost, i guess i dont get the purpose of the blogs.. "

a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.
synonyms: blog · online journal/diary......
somehow to me, that just doesnt mean i should tell you about my new listing. NOW...maybe there is a section for that... but to my way of thinking it isnt the BLOG section
what do you guys and gals think?
Jul 11, 2015 02:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, think this would be a good choice, plus also the comments that have links to their blog posts or web sites! 

Jul 10, 2015 11:10 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No, I would not.

What amount of real estate content would be required to turn an ad into a real life exercise of analysis? 

A homeowner needs me to sell their house. I have personally reviewed the home and have in depth personal knowledge of house and area.
The house is in disrepair but is in an exceptional location with tangible assets far different than neighboring homes.
The analysis provided views the home from an investment perspective and a sweat equity opportunity.  Would this blog be an advertisement or a real life teaching moment which is what education is ALL about? And why should anyone trust a real estate agent to make this judgement?

But, if you insist, the one who clicks the 'flag' should be revealed. The assurance of exposure keeps folks much more honest in their intentions.

Jul 10, 2015 10:18 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I see lots of plagarism and advertisements. Even comments have advertisements and links and this drives me crazy.

Mar 10, 2017 05:55 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

when I find a post like that or a profile like that I send it to support@activerain.com and it gets removed.  Easy peazy.

And why do you care if my listing posts looks like an ad to you?  Just move on.  My blog space is my own and I put all the ads in I want.  

Jul 11, 2015 10:16 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Yes, that would ge a good change.

Jul 11, 2015 09:08 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I would like to be able to report ... however, we would first need to clearly define what fits and what meets flagging guidelines.

Jul 11, 2015 07:09 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

David, it seems like an awful lot of the posts here - maybe most of them - are advertisments of some sort.  Blogging is a very effective form of advertising our listings, our local knowledge and our general expertise.  This one could be hard to police, so I'd say no.

But spam and plagarized posts are a whole other thing.  And whenever we see a questionable post or comment, there is a "Report" button, and the ActiveRain Smite Button could be put into action by someone in Seattle.

P.S.  OK, I just re-read your question, and to be clear, anyone can report any post by hitting the "Report" button.   It will be up to someone on the AR staff to make the decision to zap it or not.

Jul 11, 2015 05:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh, absolutely! I know we can report them, but I'd love to find a quick and easy way to get rid of them.

Jul 11, 2015 03:02 AM
Toronto, ON

David - ActiveRain is designed and intended for the real industry which includes REALTORS, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, staging, and other allied businesses.  People blog here to increase their business.  Each post is an advertisement in one form or another.  Why would people pay ActiveRain if their own posts advertising their own business in the manner that they choose are removed?

Jul 11, 2015 01:00 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Most blogs are ads nowdays.

Jul 10, 2015 11:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Get your checkbook out David, they cancelled that service a while ago because it was too expensive to staff it.


a lot of our localism posts could easily be interpreted as advertisments for local businesses, events, etc

and then there are the real estate advertisments...


Jul 10, 2015 10:56 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I think if you sent an email it would accomplish that with an explanation..my experience is that response has been rapid to any concerns.

Jul 10, 2015 10:10 PM