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3,986,910
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I figure they are not paying attention and I just unsubscribe. I have been doing a lot of that lately.

Nov 19, 2015 10:32 AM
Ambassador
1,398,145
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

The delete key is not a strenuous workout.  I will glance over the message to see if there is anything I can use and then hit the magic key!

Nov 19, 2015 09:35 AM
Rainer
150,216
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

That happens to me a lot, not sure why they do that. I don't make a fuss, I just unsubscribe and move on.

Nov 19, 2015 08:25 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

I have a problem being added to anything, without my permission!

Nov 19, 2015 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,007,235
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

just unsubscribe. 

Nov 19, 2015 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,764,561
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richard,

I don't like being sent a newsletter, because they found my email.   Permission is so much nicer.  A

Nov 19, 2015 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I had one agent I had to call to stop putting me on the list asfter I unsubscribed

Nov 19, 2015 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,413,374
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Some of them are interesting.  When I was developing my newsletter I used many of these for my research.  Some are cute and about the agent, others are strictly business.  I don't mind, I can always hit delete or create a filter.  I usually add them to my listing advertising list though...     You spam me, you're fair game.

Nov 19, 2015 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
5,163,502
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We get enough emails all day without more that we have no interest in.  I opt out soon as I get them.  Also the emails advertising their listings.

Nov 19, 2015 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,135
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes and without permission I unsubscribe.

Nov 19, 2015 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,465,977
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard L. McKinney P.A. Yes, it happens all the time. I usually un-subscribe with the first one.

Nov 19, 2015 05:51 AM
Ambassador
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yep it's on my pet peeve list. 

Nov 19, 2015 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,222,358
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It depends on the context.

Nov 19, 2015 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,334,732
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Drives me potty... especially when I see the same newsletter from agents from different parts of the country because they simply use what their company provides and smack their names on it. I simply unsubcribe.

Nov 19, 2015 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,488,441
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richard. Sure, I get lots of unwanted emails, so I include these emails to immediately be deleted.

Nov 19, 2015 05:43 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 Richard. I get bombarded enough as it is with junk mail. I feel your pain.

Nov 19, 2015 05:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,541,748
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I unsubscribe immediately with no second thoughts. Since it happens so often, I stopped paying attention on this annoying habit of other agents who pay the third parties to spam us. 

Nov 19, 2015 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
912,465
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richard - I have not received any newsletter from other agents via email, but have received a few via snail mail. I don't get that many, so if I feel like it I may peruse through it, otherwise I will just toss it.

Nov 19, 2015 11:10 AM
Ambassador
1,569,453
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Yes, it makes me crazy. I have a license, thanks...don't need to hire them. 

Nov 19, 2015 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
908,413
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not interested in their newsletter.

Not interested in the new listing.

Not interested in there open house.

I am interested in knowing what other professionals in my space are doing. I love seeing the same service used by a gazillion agents. It really isn't hard to be different, but you need to know what common looks like.

I know these letters are the result of some 'surfing' event and the source agent has employed some automation system. As long as I continue to receive confirmation that everyone else is common, I can smile. When I have no communication, not conformation, I am as much in the dark as they are.

Nov 19, 2015 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,415,365
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Hitting the unsubscribe button is becoming a common event!

Nov 20, 2015 11:11 PM
Ambassador
4,315,625
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard L. McKinney P.A. I personally do not like it - I do not send it and if I get it, I request them to take me off the list.

Nov 20, 2015 02:44 PM
Ambassador
3,724,022
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richard, I am so with you on this one.  Besides, they are all purchased from newletter writing services and many duplicates.

Nov 20, 2015 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,305
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes it does and I am constantly unsubcribing and noting the email as Spam.

Nov 19, 2015 10:57 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

No

Nov 19, 2015 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,429,391
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I will peruse the newsletter if it is a good one it will stay if it is generic or a bad one into the spam market they will go.

Nov 19, 2015 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not like to receive new listing emails. I have not received newsletters.

Nov 19, 2015 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Nah.  I don't sweat the small stuff like this.  I hit the unsubscribe button and get on my way.  

Nov 19, 2015 09:19 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It doesn't really bother me, but I consider the emails annoying. I can find the property in the MLS and I don't need your email to tell me the same thing. 

Nov 19, 2015 08:03 AM
Rainer
42,470
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Live and let live. Im sure it bothers some people in the areas that I am farming to receive e-mails, post cards, phone calls etc. but very rarely does anyone complain.  Who knows, I may learn something from other agents news letters.

Nov 19, 2015 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
586,107
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Maybe they tell their clients that they have a huge mailing list? Personally, I like quality over quantity. But then, I don't even do a newsletter. I prefer the personal touch.

Nov 19, 2015 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
611,519
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Richard,
That is a minor problem but annoying. You can download all of our state license records in seconds so that is a bigger problems that so many companies download the list and start sending stuff.

Nov 19, 2015 05:08 AM
Ambassador
5,612,144
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It would not bother me, its their effort and my opportunity to learn more about them.

Nov 19, 2015 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,669,053
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Add all you want of me...I am okay with it. I also respect other points of view

Nov 19, 2015 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Delete and report spam.  No need to get bothered by it.

Nov 19, 2015 04:27 AM