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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I think the conversation about rudeness on the Q&A section is a dead horse.

Jun 17, 2016 10:34 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Points at others expense.

Much to do about nothing.

I am serious Nothing.

Why would anyone have distress over another collecting more of NOTHING?

To be honest I wish the 'problem" (there is no real problem) becomes amplified so those easily offended find a safe place to be which is not the Q & A forum.

Which is more annoying, questions from Utah or members complaining about point hounds?  IT is all about NOTHING.


Jun 18, 2016 01:36 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

This is what i wrote as  I have lots to say about this topic. First those that leave rude answers are probabily also leaving rude comments in the blog section. I dont think the q and a section brings out the worst.


Now with those students, some questions are well thought out and i love to answer them. If i dont like the question, i pass by it. I also pass by anonymous posts and those people who cant bother to post their picture on their account. No member of AR should be bashing them for asking questions, my however though is, If i was their professor i would teach them to ask questions in a different manner such as NOT "name fraud you see in real estate ads" but would like to see "give examples of the proper way to write/post real estate ads". NEXT there is about 2 dozen of us who frequent q and a daily. We see some "hit and run" posters but the core stays the core. Now in that 24 -30 daily posters maybe 2-3 are not positive in their outlook on answering questions.


Q and A has a place here on AR, it is a place agents can go to ask, answer or entertain one another. Consumers dont visit this section, and to be known, i love checking it out daily. I think Bob Stewart  should add another q and a section to go after consumers and leave this section for agents to interact on a different basis than blogs.

Jun 17, 2016 10:32 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I really like Q & A and appreciate that we can read, answer, learn, pause to think, and often be entertained from each other. I also learned how important it is to pass over any question that offends or is not one I choose to answer. I made the mistake once and won't repeat it. As my husband reminded me, "Don't let negative people steal your joy."

Jun 18, 2016 12:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not yet... but I will now that you mention it.

Jun 17, 2016 10:00 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Subject post


I'm not getting it. Most of those members who think this section is distasteful have just been here asking questions.

Jun 17, 2016 09:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I did and this was my comment on the post by Chris Ann Cleland:

Hi Chris Ann -- I hear snarky being discussed and I'm thinking it might be me because I know I have that characteristic in my personality.   Interestingly enough, today I received a letter from an address in St George. Utah from a person I didn't immediately recognize.

It was a letter from a Century 21 agent who introduced himself as a former student who was taking real estate courses online and was instructed to join ActiveRain and ask the professionals.  He wrote thank you for answering my questions.   They actually helped me learn more about real estate and what to expect.  You have given back to real estate business because I have become a licensed real estate agent in Utah.  


I don't recall answering the questions by Scott Parrish but I certainly appreciated his letter today.   It was a nice way to start my day. Okay, Scott -- so now it's time to start selling real estate and get back to participating in ActiveRain.      Here's to success!

Jun 18, 2016 03:00 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I have - and it sparked this post...more of an explainer than a rebuttal or counterpoint:

To Snark...Or Not To Snark...That Is The Question... 

Jun 17, 2016 10:47 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Will take a look now.

Jun 17, 2016 10:15 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.  But will look for it.

Jun 18, 2016 08:00 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Chris Ann Cleland  was right.... that's what I think....and I have been guilty of sarcasm....

Jun 18, 2016 03:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Going to it now.

Jun 18, 2016 02:10 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for heads up Michael J. Perry This topic pops up continuously both here in Q&A and posts.

See Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers counterpoint post as well.


Jun 17, 2016 11:32 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

John DL Arendsen ~ Points at Someone Else's Expense

Jun 17, 2016 11:12 PM
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

I will have to read it. Thanks

Jun 17, 2016 11:10 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For something that lives in the twilight zone, it sure gets a lot of attention

Jun 17, 2016 11:01 PM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

For some reason I'm not finding that when trying to copy and paste the title to the AR search engine. Could you possibly edit and link the exact title to this question. You've got my attention and I'd like to read it judging from the answers I've read thus far.

Jun 17, 2016 10:54 PM
Jackie Mazurowski
CENTURY 21 Myers Realty - Auburndale, FL
Polk County Gold Realtors

Yes, good info.

Jun 22, 2016 12:30 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No. But with this many responses I will try to find it.

Jun 22, 2016 12:08 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I missed it since I'm not really interested in discussion about AR points. I like A&Q and if I have time I like reading blogs of those I follow. 

Jun 18, 2016 06:27 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think that Chris Ann makes a good point.  Still, I don't think the proprietor of the Utah real estate school is doing his students a service.  Requiring them to ask repetitive questions is not a way to introduce them to blogging and effective use of social media.

Jun 18, 2016 03:11 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes and I left my thoughts there.  Sometimes I get snippy with rude, but I don't get rude with questions.

Jun 18, 2016 01:58 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

If you can't take verbal abuse and personal attacks, get off the Internet..  Or, hit the delete button.

Jun 18, 2016 12:19 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No I have not, seldom pay attention to posts complaining about other people and their posts or points.  Who wrote it?

Jun 18, 2016 12:14 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I have not but will go find it now, I have read a couple of blogs about the Q&A section.

Jun 18, 2016 07:42 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I read through the post this morning.  Thing is, they never get read.  I'm pretty sure that 98% of the questions are never looked at once the students post them.  The students never circle back (with maybe one exception). 

What AR should do, in my humble view, is contact this school and ask them to cease and desist with these drive-by questions.

Jun 18, 2016 07:31 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Read it. We just ignore the redundant questions now, and concur with Scott Godzyk 

Jun 18, 2016 03:23 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jun 17, 2016 11:44 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry I just read Chris Ann's post and left a comment. Scott Godzyk summed it up nicely.

Jun 17, 2016 11:21 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not read it!

Jun 17, 2016 11:00 PM