When executives with Move Inc. met with founders of ActiveRain Corp. at a January 2007 industry conference in New York City, they were worried that the rapidly growing real estate blogging and social networking startup might soon be snatched up by — or partner with — a Move competitor (see Part 1).
When launched in June 2006, ActiveRain had made a big splash among real estate professionals. The company not only provided members with a free blogging platform, but boosted their search-engine rankings by aggregating the contributions of thousands of contributors on ActiveRain.com.
ActiveRain Corp.’s online campus and real estate training arm, ActiveRain University, will provide a peek behind the scenes Thursday at a startup brokerage that employs a virtual office model.
Virtual office brokerage eXp Realty, formerly BuyerTours Realty LLC, is based in Bellingham, Wash., and represents clients in Arizona, Arkansas, Oregon, California, Indiana, Florida, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington state.
Two more high-level employees have left the real estate social network ActiveRain.
Douglas Ching, the network’s vice president of sales, and Steven Graham, head of its online training program ActiveRain University, have left the company to join ePropertySites.com, Ching said in an ActiveRain blog post announcing the departures.