Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I tend to fill out surveys if I love or hate the thing in question Debbie.

Oct 05, 2015 08:46 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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It depends on what the survey is about. I will take one for my local title company or state organization. Generally, though, I don't have time for this kind of thing. 

Oct 05, 2015 09:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debbie,

I am extremely selective with that.  I do one for our car dealer and car service.  Their jobs and reviews are dependent of these surveys.  Since we have had superb service and amazing instances with the firm, I do take the time and plow through their 20 page survey.  

With others, I don't.  It seems to me that many of the companies who ask are not aware of the time it takes to fill out.  JD Powers sent us one re our car 25 pages and they had enclosed a new $1.00

We were shopping at a very nice new retail center.  Someone approached us and offered us each an AMEX gift card (worth $25 each) to answer 3 questions promising to take 3 minutes of our time.  We did it.  We appreciated the gesture, and $25 for 3 minutes just over $8. a minute was worth it.  A

Oct 05, 2015 09:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In some cases. I do the NAR market condition reports every month, as well as for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Beige Book. I also do surveys coming from MD Anderson for cancer survivors to help contribute to their research. After that it depends on the benefit but I am not enticed to do one because they promise a potential reward. 

Oct 05, 2015 09:30 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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I study marketing campaigns so I do take time to answer surveys or sign up for a free report (or whatever else they give as a freebie)  When I fill out a survey, I know full well they just want to get my email address.   Then I see how they follow up with their marketing.   I have several email addresses used to separate random surveys and subscriptions from my primary email box. 

Oct 05, 2015 09:28 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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Only if its very short, on topic and I get something in return, even if its just a PDF with a useful article.

Oct 05, 2015 09:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It depends upon the source and the topic of the survey. 

Oct 05, 2015 09:38 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
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I do exactly what Noah Seidenberg does. I won't fill out a survey to say "everything is just about the way it should be". There would be no point. I will fill out a survey to either cheer for something a company is doing extrememly well (so that they keep doing it) or to see some kind of a change because what they are doing now stinks.

Oct 05, 2015 09:18 PM
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Richard Weeks
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If it is from our state association I will.

Oct 05, 2015 09:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Depends where it is coming from. If it about my recent experience with a company~ I usually would.

Oct 05, 2015 04:25 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Debbie - I think for me, it all depends on who sent the request.

Oct 05, 2015 03:36 PM
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Bob Crane
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It depends upon who sent the request, what the survey is about, and whether I want my opinion to count in the matter.

Oct 05, 2015 01:48 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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If it's from ActiveRain and thet are offering points, I'll do it.

Oct 05, 2015 12:08 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
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I usually will start filling out almost everyone as it's like giving a tip for service.  I'll stop once the amount of answers gets to be ridiculous.

Oct 05, 2015 11:02 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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We do give feedback on showings and appreciate when other agents do it for us...otehr than that..not as often for other companies.

Oct 05, 2015 10:08 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The ones that they tell me they are short and will only take five minutes but actually take 20 minutes are a pain. I will start and if I find it goes on and on I will bail on them.

Oct 05, 2015 09:59 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I used to, but not as much anymore.  I will for exceptional service or product.  Especially if I called them.  

Oct 12, 2015 02:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Pass! It usually leads to more spam.

Oct 06, 2015 01:28 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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Only if the site or people are reputable and I am familiar with the subject.

Oct 06, 2015 12:07 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Debbie Reynolds depending on where it is from, I usually fill in the survey or ignore it.

Oct 06, 2015 12:07 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Debbie Reynolds If it is someone I've done business with, I will fill out the survey.

Oct 06, 2015 12:06 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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"THEY' are going to make money from the survey.

My time has value.

Share the wealth.

No surveys without compensation......or those numbers just might be suspicious.

Oct 05, 2015 11:08 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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Depending on topic/relevence may start - if it is short, I'll complete it, after about page 3 - I stop - no time for long surveys.

Oct 05, 2015 10:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The only surveys I have taken are for active rain.

Oct 05, 2015 10:28 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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If it's not overly long, I will fill in a survey, especially if it has to do with a request to rate a service I recently received.

Oct 05, 2015 09:57 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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I just completed one for my township - asking about township services. I've likewise completed surveys about service I've received at health care facilities. I wouldn't bother completing surveys for anything less important.

Oct 05, 2015 08:48 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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It depends. Some of them provide pre-selected answers and none of thier answers are what I would say, so i don't do those.

Oct 05, 2015 08:46 PM
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I rarely complete surveys.

Oct 05, 2015 08:28 PM
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 Good Tuesday morning Debbie. Most the time I don't. Surveys take a lot of time and my time is too valuable.

Oct 05, 2015 06:07 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have to be pretty passionate about something to fill out  survey.

Oct 05, 2015 02:38 PM
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
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It depends.  If it's about great service I've received I will.

Oct 05, 2015 02:02 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Debbie, the only time I will do a quick survey is if it pertains to customer service that I just received.  I want for who ever was helping me and exceeding expectations to get credit for it.  I try to use their name in the survey whenever possible.  mark

Oct 05, 2015 01:37 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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exceptional service, terrible service, someone I know well Any of those things and I'll fill it out.

Oct 05, 2015 01:37 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Debbie, majority of the time I don't fill out the survey.

Oct 05, 2015 10:18 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I generally do.

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

If i think it is legitimate, I care about the subject matter - and I have time. 

Oct 09, 2015 09:39 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
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Debbie,

The National Association of Realtors send me surveys to fill out as a Broker. I do complete them because they are important to our industry. If they are not related to real estate, I delete.

Oct 08, 2015 12:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I did one today from my old employer.  Half way through it turned into a pediatric care survey and I don't have kids.  I gave them many comments about asking if the participant has kids first!

For me, it all depends on how much time I have, who is asking and if I have something to say.

Oct 06, 2015 09:28 AM