Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My personal fb page is for friends, the business fb pages is where I do business, and I think it is important to keep them separate.

Jun 16, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Century 21 - Redwood Realty - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

I have taken on the practice of delete all that are from out of state and all that do not have atleast 1 mutual contact.

Jun 16, 2016 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I visit their page and then decide

Jun 16, 2016 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

On my personal page, I ignore them.

On my business page, I accept them.

Jun 16, 2016 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dan,

We used to accept everyone in the wild west of social media.  We cleaned out all the weird ones.  Now we are careful and picky, picky, picky.  I ignore the majority.  A

Jun 16, 2016 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In the beginning, I accepted friend requests not knowing to do any different. Now, I understand it better. On someone I don't know, I look them up. If I don't like what I see...it ends there. Request denied. Business? It will come

Jun 16, 2016 07:49 AM
Rainer
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Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

If you have no mutual friends and receive a friend request, check the profile. There's a miniscule chance it's someone you met and handed a business card at a busy function and forgot about. But, that probably isn't the case. 99% of those are fake accounts and you would be wasting your time accepting. 

Jun 16, 2016 07:45 AM
Rainer
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Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Investigate.

After looking at their profile, they only have one pic, about 20 friends, etc., delete as fast as you can - those are not the people they say they are and are highly likely scams.

But if they have some substance to their profile that is verifiable, then I stop and think about it because there is an agenda there that you don't know yet and often it is..... to sell you something. All of a sudden you will be part of group invites and group messages. Then... delete.

And the list of "what ifs" continues...

Jun 16, 2016 06:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

isn't that what FB is all about - friends you've never met showing you what they are eating for lunch?

Jun 16, 2016 09:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Ignore. In fact over time it is better to trim your list to those you have a connection with.

Jun 16, 2016 01:49 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I ignore them  on personal page if I don't know them. 

Jun 16, 2016 01:11 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

I have a business page that people can "like" and I don't need to know you! On my personal FB page I ignore,  it can cause hacking problems and scams if they aren't who they say they are. 

Jun 16, 2016 01:02 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

My personal page is private and for family and friends only. My business page is open to the public and they are welcome to "like" it and follow the posts.

Jun 16, 2016 08:55 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I totally ignore them & they creep me out. On LinkedIn I have people all over the world doing that.

Jun 16, 2016 08:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Ignore. Delete.  Asking random people we don't know is just so odd to me. Why would anyone want to friend random people they don't know? 

Jun 16, 2016 08:08 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto Cody Carmen If the request is from someone who has 50 mutual friends maybe.  Otherwise I delete the request.

Jun 16, 2016 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Delete the request.

Jun 16, 2016 07:09 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I 'ignore' and do not Friend on FB, if I do not know the person.  I also do not necessarily Friend a friend-of-a-friend, either.  For me, I do not think of them as a 'business possibility' Dan Tabit

Jun 16, 2016 06:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'm ignoring Facebook!! 

Jun 16, 2016 10:09 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Most often, I ignore. Sometimes, I delete the request.

Jun 16, 2016 10:08 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We get these and other "offers to link" on linked in...you are known by the company you keep...if you don't know them...pass.

Jun 16, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just delete them when they are spam. Those usually have a small number of friends. I receive several each day.

Jun 16, 2016 09:34 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I check and if there are no friends that I recognize I delete them.

Jun 16, 2016 07:55 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if their account is about 15 minutes old (no friends, no posts, 2 photos) and it says they are "widowed" and work US ARMY I block them. Then I report them as spam.

Jun 16, 2016 03:33 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I ignore them. 

Jun 16, 2016 01:50 PM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I will just ignore them, as they are usually just fake accounts.  When I get a request from someone that I don't know, I look through their profile to try and figure out where I might know them from.  If I can't figure that out, I don't accept them as a friend.

Jun 16, 2016 01:01 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Do not accept.

Jun 16, 2016 12:46 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am just setting up and will have to decide onthat.

Jun 16, 2016 12:32 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I'm with Bob Crane here

Jun 16, 2016 11:19 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

On my business page I accept.

Jun 16, 2016 10:51 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't accept the ones I don't know on my personal page. On the business page I will generally accept them. I do check them out first. You know...look at their FB page and see if we have anyone in common, and where their from and what they do for a living. 

Jun 16, 2016 10:51 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I don't think anyone is doing business by sending random friend requests.  Unless it's accompanied by a message, ignore

Jun 16, 2016 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lots of these personalities are fictitious as far we have noticed. If limited photos, short timeline, no clear evidence of truth; we delete the request

Jun 16, 2016 08:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I ignore

Jun 16, 2016 07:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Decline.  Too many idiots out there.

Jun 16, 2016 07:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I did that twice and they were stalkers!!!  they IM'd me for days.... I finally learned how to get rid of them permanently.... unbelievable....

and they were friends with another AR member!!! I assumed that would be safe....NOT.

Jun 17, 2016 12:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm finding more and more that the delete/ignore keys are some of my best friends. 

Jun 17, 2016 12:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Watch it, that is how I got hack.

Jun 17, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

I ignore them.  I keep my FB Friends down to people I care about, friend and clients with whom I have a personal relationship.  Professionals I don't know I will Link to on LinkedIn, which I totally ignore anyway.

Jun 16, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have gone the way of Ron and Alexandra. Picky, picky, picky!

Jun 16, 2016 10:57 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I check their page first to see if a real person, scammer or some type of sales person. It is easy to spot both types

Jun 16, 2016 10:30 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Wow, thanks for all the responses. I've been doing a quick check to see who we had in common or if we had any past work or schools in common that perhaps I didn't recall. If I didn't find a connection, I just ignored them.  I assumed that they were working their own agenda, but I thought if anyone had an idea how to use this to our benefit, I'd learn it here. 

Thanks for all the responses! 

Jun 16, 2016 03:48 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Ditto Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl

Jun 16, 2016 01:48 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I click on the profile and check them out. The spammers are out in full swing it seems right now. If they only have a few photos and nothing in their information settings, I will not approve them. Since my personal page is public with public settings, people can "follow" me without me approving them as "friends". If they are family, past clients, current clients, agents, brokers, community people like our mayor, people of influence, other fellow group members in groups I belong to,  etc, I approve them, of course. Katerina 

Jun 16, 2016 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i click block and report profile for anyone who sends me a request that i do not know.

Jun 16, 2016 12:34 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ignore.

Jun 16, 2016 11:39 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I am in the process of leaving Facebook.  Not entirely, but just getting back to family and true friends.

Previously, I accepted most people, but of course I researched them as best as possible.  There are some hucksters, perverts, and others that I don't want anything to do with.

Jun 16, 2016 10:04 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

With Linkedin, I will not take on another "FRIEND" wanting to sell me something.  That is up to you. Some realtors have 1200 friends.

Jun 16, 2016 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

@Shea Oliver just published his first blog about Facebook.

http://actvra.in/4SvB

Perhaps what you are experiencing is tied directly to Facebook enhancements.

ENHANCEMENTS!

What to do? Depends on the purpose to which you have assigned your Facebook presence. If it is list building, respond YES to the all.

My purpose on Facebook is to utilize the enhancements.

Jun 16, 2016 07:45 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Dan,

On my personal page I have only my close family. On my business page, anyone can follow or like.

Jun 22, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I visit their page and decide.  

Jun 17, 2016 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dan, best course of action is to have a separate page for your business.  People can like that until they're blue in the face.  Keep your personal page to just your friends and family.

Jun 17, 2016 04:01 AM