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Rainmaker
4,334,938
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy... I could argue this question both ways! Certainly can't comment regularly on all of them. Wish it was easier to follow my followed on AR.

Nov 18, 2015 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,320,279
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

I don't think so. I only pop in on a few each day, I created an informal rotation. I follow who seems to be consistently poignant , humorous or positive. I like to have a variety to suit my mood.

Nov 18, 2015 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,223,498
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I see no good reason.  If you like them why not?

Nov 18, 2015 10:46 PM
Rainmaker
5,573,163
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I follow those who add value to what I'm looking for on this platform.... 

Nov 18, 2015 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,368,106
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would not want AR to limit me, but i tend to follow the blogs I like. That teach, inform and or entertain me day in and day out

Nov 18, 2015 10:16 PM
Rainer
5,653
Michele Joyce
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties - Newington, CT
Real Estate Agent Serviceing Bristol, Newington CT

I have read the answers from many members.  As a new member, I chose to follow those who were noticing my first attempts at blogging and asking a question.  Those who welcomed me, I thought I would like to follow.

Nov 18, 2015 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,007,235
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Wow - such a seemingly simple question - so many great answers from each side!

Nov 18, 2015 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
908,513
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If no limit is applied, are you not in reality, following EVERYBODY?

The question begs to be asked, "Why did one choose to FOLLOW an AR member?"

What I do not like about the 'follow' concept is it progresses the segmentation of our society. Choose to follow those we like, those with the same values and outlook, blinds us to the real world and ever changing needs and emerging opportunities. 

Now, if one is in the sunset years and more likely to expire before their client base...this is not a problem If you are a 20 or 30 something, you need to stay OPEN and resist the comfort of sequestering oneself in the nest of the like-minded. 

Following the segmentation trend, we loose connection with those different from us...and the result is polarization.

Nov 18, 2015 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,809,781
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes...

1) there can be too much clutter (i.e. harder to find the good content)

2) I can't find enough time to read/comment on all of them/don't want to feel guilty.

Nov 18, 2015 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,235,859
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

When I first started in AR I followed many that were high on their respective leaderboards in their state, but I am now weeding them out because they are no longer active or participating. I only want to follow those that are engaged and currently active bloggers. Not sure that answers the question but I think quality is better than quantity in this regard. 

Nov 18, 2015 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,070,584
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I follow those whose blogs I've read and would like to read more, those who provide insightful comments, and the "newbies" as part of my "Welcome to the 'Rain" effort.  

To answer Roy's question.  No,

Nov 18, 2015 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,659,405
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Why? The more the merrier!

Nov 19, 2015 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,172,389
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Same as FB. Some agents have 1000s of friends. They post their ex-husands, family members. Have no clue who they are.

We should do a weeding program to remove people. Year end is a good time.

Same with eMail etc....

Nov 19, 2015 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,416,459
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy, follow quite a few and sometimes I ask myself the same question!

Nov 19, 2015 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,488,872
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roy. I keep my list trimmed to about 100, impossible for me to follow any more than that.

Nov 19, 2015 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,637
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Roy. I too can see argument both ways. I cannot keep up with the ones that I already have.

Nov 19, 2015 05:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,541,948
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not think, we have any limit on that, do we?

 I see the same faces of those who blog regularly and ask questions:) 

Nov 19, 2015 04:00 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

Only if your plan is to answer everyone every day.  Then you may want to limit what you can only handle per day.

Nov 19, 2015 12:49 PM
Ambassador
3,986,910
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think you should have as many as you feel you can handle. Nobody should put the limitation on you. Is the system locking up again?

Nov 19, 2015 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
912,465
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roy - There is no reason for AR to limit the number of members you follow. On a personal level, that would be up to each individual member here on AR. Some enjoy following a ton of people, while others might be overwhelmed, or only interested in following a few. What does it matter? No need to regulate, other than self regulation.

Nov 19, 2015 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,764,585
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No,

However, it is tough to cover everyone on a weekly basis,  I do try, but there are times when we are traveling, and I can just keep up with the regulars.  A

Nov 19, 2015 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't know of one, but it would be hard to comment on all if you had a ton of them

Nov 19, 2015 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,413,394
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In theory, I'd say it is good to limit so that you can focus on the key blogs.  In practice, I don't limit.

Nov 19, 2015 06:40 AM
Ambassador
4,315,625
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roy Kelley I find no reason not to follow more members.

However, it is practically impossible to read and respond to all the blogs and questions from these members.

Nov 19, 2015 05:26 AM
Ambassador
5,613,317
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont limit them, but then I seldom get time to visit all of them either.

Nov 19, 2015 05:18 AM
Ambassador
5,066,599
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I can't think of one.  But I would like it to be easier to find the people you follow. 

Nov 19, 2015 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like to follow people who actively blog and participate.

Nov 19, 2015 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably no reason to limit them.  Though, I try to follow those with whom I have a little in common.

Nov 19, 2015 02:50 AM
Ambassador
998,029
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

My 'follow' list changes all the time.  I try to keep it geographically in the areas I work so I can keep up with the local markets.  I follow people I find interesting.  Sometimes I follow someone for the heck of it, and unfollow later if I don't enjoy their blog.

Nov 19, 2015 02:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is up to AR management to decide such an issue.  I don't know if they have any technical, business, cost or other issues.

Nov 19, 2015 12:27 AM
Rainmaker
5,164,598
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sometimes it is very difficult to get over to so many posts and make comments when business is good.

Nov 19, 2015 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,212,846
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I understand both sides of this question.

I often seem to "lose" some favorites that I follow while it can be fun to meet someone  new too.   

Nov 18, 2015 11:29 PM