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Rainmaker
3,911,989
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh my gosh... that is pathetic. But to answer your question, I do vote.

Jul 24, 2016 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
5,570,688
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, in 38 years, I have not and will not.... I don't care about it.... 

Jul 24, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,727,290
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am very involved with my local board. 

Jul 24, 2016 10:15 PM
Ambassador
3,643,746
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Haven't missed a vote in 18 years

Jul 24, 2016 01:59 PM
Ambassador
2,224,067
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've been on my local board for about 7 years, and have served as chair, secretary and a director...so yes I do. I'm currently a director which is a two year commitment. I also hold a leadership position at the state level. 

Jul 25, 2016 01:15 PM
Rainer
213,163
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

That is amazing...I vote everytime. Its a bit rigged getting a spot on the ballot here, but I still vote.

Jul 24, 2016 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,510,463
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

That is pathetic. Maybe because we never hear about selected board members or their work?

Jul 24, 2016 04:11 PM
Ambassador
4,495,522
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes I do. Our turnout was better than yours but still pathetic!

Jul 24, 2016 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Usually. We are a small community and we actually know most other agents here. So we know who the candidates are, who will be proactive and who may be a problem.

Jul 25, 2016 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes and I also take time to find out who they are and what their stand is.

Jul 25, 2016 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
411,012
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

That is pathetic.  I absolutely vote every time.  I want to make sure I am doing my part to put people in who I think will do a good job for the association.

Jul 25, 2016 12:49 AM
Ambassador
2,546,675
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.

And that is definitely pathetic.

Jul 25, 2016 12:14 AM
Rainmaker
718,401
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Too clickly here. Its like the good ole boy network. every year they say it will change and in 12 years it has not. Being a broker I need to be with two, I joined the Orlando board and what a difference in professionism. 

Jul 24, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,698,248
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes that's the way it goes. I no longer want to participate because years ago they drove everyone away. I just voted for by-law changes.

We blended 2 boards not too long ago & now it's really confusing. 

I just keep my head down on my own paper ....

Jul 24, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,674,438
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

When I was active I did.  But, it was kind of a formality.  It was more a matter of getting people to run than getting the votes.  

Your example is a sign of the times.  People are doing their own things and so self-centered and short sighted, you can't get people to care.  

Jul 31, 2016 05:50 AM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Rick Obst - I think I should be more active in the board... 

Jul 25, 2016 01:51 PM
Ambassador
3,722,232
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think it's the least we can do, especially if we don't volunteer ourselves.

Jul 25, 2016 08:47 AM
Ambassador
5,219,046
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Voting is an important part of membership in every organization that I belong to.

Jul 25, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,362,398
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I had no clue about who was running, their positions, what they stood for, etc.  The info wasn't put out.  I have zero desire (and even less caring) about who runs the board.  In the grand scheme of things it doesn't impact me.

Jul 25, 2016 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have in the past, but I may stop soon since I'm not very happy with the direction they are going.

Jul 25, 2016 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,961,251
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

In fact, I just voted last week.  Online and easy.  

Jul 25, 2016 02:47 AM
Rainmaker
806,837
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sometimes, but not always.

Jul 25, 2016 02:27 AM
Ambassador
3,002,424
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I do not. That's all I have to say about that.  I'll keep it clean and positive 

Jul 25, 2016 01:23 AM
Rainmaker
907,123
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Depends but usually no

Jul 24, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,178,079
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 only vote for candidates I'm familiar with, I don't throw darts, so some of my ballots are blank. Our board doesn't do much in the way of getting out into the populist to get known by the membership. I am interacting more now than ever though, as I want to bring better community outreach from our board & members.

Jul 24, 2016 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,877,151
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do take the time to vote.

Jul 24, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,611,670
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I wasn't going to do this last time but the begged via email to elect him...okay

Jul 24, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

yes

Jul 24, 2016 10:39 PM
Ambassador
1,616,204
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do take time to vote at my place.

Jul 24, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
6,375,229
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jul 24, 2016 10:01 PM
Ambassador
2,058,577
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Evertime I get a chance, I vote. Ironically, it's usually those who don't participate in the process who complain the most when something happens they don't agree with. 

Jul 24, 2016 09:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Jul 24, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Every year.

Jul 24, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,532,406
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir not at all

Jul 24, 2016 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,136,587
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not surprising.  The rest 868 members probably need a door opener for their Supra and access mls.

Jul 24, 2016 01:44 PM