Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Remax First Realty II)

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Rainmaker
1,440,281
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I agree with Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI answer and it depends on their profile and activity.

Aug 15, 2015 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,667,426
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, unless  they are a vendor clearly looking to market their service or product.

Aug 15, 2015 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,622,507
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Not necessarily.  I check them out first and read a few of their posts.  If I feel it is a fit I'll follow them

Aug 15, 2015 09:37 PM
Ambassador
5,165,311
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

It depends.  I do go over to their profile and their blogs first.  I try to, as a courtesy, make comments on their posts.  If they haven't written any or if they are all listings or market reports, I may or may not.  

Aug 15, 2015 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
778,856
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Yes, I do

Nov 09, 2018 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
687,723
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I take it as an incredible compliment when someone chooses to follow me.  I will look up their profile and if they are in a field of interest and their posts are interesting I'll follow them back.  I take Activerain seriously and not as a popularity contest so content rules.

Aug 16, 2015 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,347,256
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No. Nor do I expect those I follow to reciprocate automatically when it comes to social media. I want to follow people that grab my attention with a blog or post, then upon further investigation I discover several blogs or posts they wrote, that speak to me. Some that follow me only post listings, local events and trite etc.'s; that's fine but it doesn't inspire me, nor educate me. I believe in genuine reciprocity, not by default online. So, I do not "expect from" just because I "give to" at that level. Referrals & business I would hope would become reciprocal naturally, but I have a different philosophy with social media & blogs.

Aug 15, 2015 11:42 PM
Ambassador
1,604,436
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I look at their profile first then decide.

Aug 15, 2015 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,236
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No not always, but I always do thank them for the follow.

Aug 15, 2015 10:50 PM
Rainer
259,837
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Not really... if I recognize them as a regular contributor I will follow them back.

Aug 15, 2015 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Aug 15, 2015 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
868,248
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I need to go through and follow more people that are following me. I just haven't had time to review all of their profiles, but I suspect I will follow most of them back. I think I can learn something from everyone on AR.

Aug 15, 2015 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is a great question. For me knowing if the 'someone' will be notified should a 'no-follow' be required in the future or culling would have bearing on whether I follow or not. 

Such a question was presented last week, but the conclusion indeterminate.

For certain clarity, I do nothing automatically.

Aug 15, 2015 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always reciprocate comments but do not follow. 

Aug 15, 2015 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,548
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Even though that might be the polite thing to do, it's not what I do. It's not automatic. I have to want to follow them, I have to want to read what they write!

Aug 13, 2016 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,549,405
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

To tell you the truth, I lost control over that part. If I notice that someone follow me, I'm checking their blog, sending a thank you note, and if they post, I usually follow them back. But recently I get no notifications, so I might did not notice some followers...

Aug 17, 2015 08:26 PM
Rainmaker
590,232
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Yes, it always ends up that way even if I don't do it right away. But I do go and weed out those who haven't written anything lately or those that end up not interesting me. However, I like to give them a chance at first.

Aug 16, 2015 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
5,266,083
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Many seem to start following and have not written a blog post, so maybe not.

Aug 16, 2015 01:11 PM
Ambassador
3,986,960
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No necessarily. If they are not blogging I do not see the point. I do check out their profiles and learn more about them.

Aug 16, 2015 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No,  I usually read a number of their blogs before I make that decision.

Aug 16, 2015 11:04 AM
Ambassador
5,700,675
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I always check them out, but if they dont have any blogs then I will wait until later.

 

Aug 16, 2015 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I usually do, but I've gotten a bit lazy about that lately. 

Aug 16, 2015 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...many that follow I never see again AND many that stay with me seldom blog.

Aug 16, 2015 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I usually follow them. I find those who follow me are usually a good fit. 

Aug 16, 2015 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,701
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No I don't.  I typically will follow those that regularly comment on my posts and or have interesting posts themselves.

Aug 16, 2015 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,245,190
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm trying to be better at it.  

Aug 16, 2015 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
420,493
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I usually do if it is a Realtor. If it is a vendor in the industry then I don't.

Aug 16, 2015 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,579,354
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I don't....I have a very healthy list of people I follow....387 of them.....but I have 1,374 subscribers.....

Aug 16, 2015 12:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,472,994
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Usually I do.

Aug 16, 2015 12:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,421
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends, I do go over to their profile and posts, then make my decision.  A

Aug 15, 2015 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,301,969
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Most of the time.

Aug 15, 2015 10:37 PM