Ben Kinney is Buying Activerain.....That is the Rumor

Ben Kinney is Buying Activerain.....

Ben Kinney ActiveRain and Keller Williams

Inman News just announced a rumor started by Zillow that Ben Kinney is buying Activerain.



Activerain was created nine years ago by two creative Seattle geniuses, Bob Stewart and Jonathan Washburn. Then five years ago Activerain was sold to Market Leader. Later Activerain was taken over by Truilia. So what is next for the thousand of bloggers who love to read and post daily on this real estate network.


Since I am one of the bloggers who depends on Activerain for technology updates, real estate news, and also for networking with other professionals, I am happy to hear the news. Ben Kinney is smart, innovative, knows how to make money, and has the creativity to make Activerain even better.

Just got another email from one of Ben Kinney's sites saying the deal is closing on June 30, 2015. 


What do you think?


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Comment balloon 10 commentsKristin Hamilton CA Realtor • June 19 2015 12:26PM


I just received the same email update from Inman about Ben Kinney buying ActiveRain.  Sounds great Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor if its really true. I agree that Ben Kinney is smart, innovative and definitely knows how to make money! I think it would be great for Ben, ActiveRain, and the entire AR community! 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Premier Sotheby's International Realty (Premier Sotheby's International Realty) over 5 years ago

Same answer as when Trulia took over. Hope it works out for the best for Active Rain. I believe there is a huge difference from when Trulia took over.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) over 5 years ago

I just received an email from Ben Kinney himself acknowledging the sale.  To be consummated on June 30th.  Who saw that coming???


Best of GREAT success to all the Rainers this year!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) over 5 years ago

I don't know how I feel... Hopefully, if it is purchased by anyone; I hope that is purchased by someone who can fix the issues and nurture it.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor maybe with that happening (wish) it just might get better.

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) over 5 years ago

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor  it is not a rumor it is a fact . i have heard him speak and have learned quite a bit from ben at several RainCamps I attended several years back with Bob Stewart  .. I am just hoping my Kerrie La Guardia  is still with AR

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 5 years ago

I am going to get all my 20 comments on AR and Ben Kinney posts today!!!! LMAO

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

It is certainly interesting that ActiveRain is being discarded again. Hopefully, the new ownership will be making much needed improvements.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago


 It is not a rumour any more though I have heard Bob STewart is coming back ! YEAH!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 5 years ago

I wonder what will happen to all links to our previous posts. I assume they are not going to work anymore, since they would have trulia in them?

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 5 years ago