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Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I find their blogs interesting.

They are loyal to me in commenting back on my blogs.

Jun 13, 2016 08:33 AM
Ambassador
2,679,349
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

1. I like their style

2.  They follow me, so I follow back.   Yes, I know that is "Twitter mentality", but it's what I do.

Jun 13, 2016 08:32 AM
Ambassador
6,356,194
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

To show them support and encouragement.

Jun 13, 2016 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,036
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

1) I like how they write

2) They are funny

Jun 13, 2016 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,809,749
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

1. They're my AR pals

2. They write good

Jun 13, 2016 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I enjoy their writing, humor, intellect and often, friendship. Sorry, I couldn't limit it to two.

Jun 13, 2016 10:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Harry,

Because I like what they have to say, I learn something new, they have a sense of humor.  Oops, I gave you three.  A

Jun 13, 2016 09:07 AM
Ambassador
2,166,567
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

They offer specific advice type posts
Their writing style is intelligent and engaging.... yes, I'm a bit of a grammar snob.    

Jun 13, 2016 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have to be fascinated and it has to be readable, so 1000 word posts don't do it.

Jun 13, 2016 08:45 AM
Rainer
66,409
Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

If I see a post(s) that I learned a lot from I'm more likely to follow someone. I think I've also followed everyone who has followed me; if you think what I have to say is interesting, I definitely want to understand your perspective. 

I also occasionally see someone located very close to me and oftentimes end up following those people. They tend to have very relevant information as they operate in the same market. 

Jun 13, 2016 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,974,928
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I like to learn something new each day and I like to comment when they are commenting on my posts.

Jun 13, 2016 11:31 AM
Ambassador
5,033,056
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I like what they have to say, and know I will learn something. Plus I get to know them better as a person and as a real estate professional

Jun 13, 2016 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

To reciprocate and because I enjoy reading their blog.

Jun 13, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Knowledge of the person and the quality of the blogs...and posting interesting topics

Jun 13, 2016 10:54 AM
Rainer
212,500
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Entertainment ;) by far, number one.

Quality of content.

Jun 13, 2016 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Interesting posts.  Items of interest I want to learn more about.

Jun 13, 2016 09:15 AM
Ambassador
3,034,378
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

1. I like their writing style and they keep my interest. 

2. They write about things that interest me. :) 

Jun 13, 2016 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
469,510
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

If someone follows me I typically follow them back and of course if I find someone I really enjoy, I follow them whether or not they are following me.

Jun 13, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I agree with Noah Seidenberg and Fred Griffin and Bob Crane and Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Jun 13, 2016 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Interesting content

Market area I am tracking

Jun 13, 2016 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,316
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Good content is #1 and follow back is #2. And in general, why not?

Jun 13, 2016 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Harry F. D'Elia - to begin with I should like that person....and then his/her posts.

Jun 13, 2016 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
519,324
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I value their posts and exchanges. 

Jun 13, 2016 03:49 PM
Ambassador
3,160,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I like the person. I've met lots of people here over the past 8 years.

and/or

I learn from them and enjoy what they write.

Jun 13, 2016 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,350,955
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I like their posts and I try to reciprocate those who follow me

Jun 13, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainer
231,224
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i get something out of it to help me in my business and to possibly foster a business relationship in the future

Jun 13, 2016 01:42 PM
Ambassador
5,789,844
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I follow someone because I like what they have to say and /or how they say it. 

Jun 13, 2016 01:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

interesting  topics, maybe some humor thrown in to keep my attention.

I learn something, such as how they handled a situation.

Jun 13, 2016 01:00 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Interesting view & experiences they share.  

Jun 13, 2016 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,775,781
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

1. To show support

2. To show respect

Jun 13, 2016 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,495
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Interested in the content wish to talk or do biz.....

Jun 13, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,438
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They followed me and I like what they have to say in the Q&A section.

Jun 14, 2016 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
898,048
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

If they consistently write intelligent or interesting posts.

Jun 14, 2016 03:47 AM
Rainer
32,857
Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

I love learning new things and meeting new people

Jun 14, 2016 02:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,554,044
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I like their style.

They are regular commenters.

Jun 13, 2016 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I reciprocate comments. 

Jun 13, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
382,160
Karen Hurst
RICOASTALLIVING.COM - Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Waterfront!

I have more than two reasons! Most of the time I troll around and if I find someones comment interesting, I will follow them to see more. Sometimes they do not actually post blogs and then it's hard to get to know them. 

I will follow people in case of referrals, if they write well (imo) or if the speak about topics that interest me and if they follow me!

Jun 13, 2016 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
5,192,339
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like what they have to say;

They follow me!

Jun 13, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Usually because i like what they write and want to go back and read their blog again

Jun 13, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Jun 13, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
7,792,584
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

For me, following another member is simply an easy way to pay it forward. Reading their blogs is another matter.

Jun 13, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
987,152
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm going to give you 3 anyway

  1. If they follow me I always follow them
  2. For their content
  3. For the points

Let's be honest - points matter

 

Jun 13, 2016 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mostly because they seem to have interesting things to say in their posts.

Jun 13, 2016 09:03 PM