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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I actually came to Active Rain through a real estate class.  It wasn't a pre-license class - I can't remember what it was, but our teacher told us about Active Rain in that class in like 2007 or 2008.  I think it is good to send them here.  But it seems as though the teacher(s) give the students examples of questions they should ask (since we get so many of the same ones over and over again) and so then, unfortunately, instead of beginning their time on Active Rain actually learning and interacting with professionals, everyone is annoyed by the same question for the umpteeth time and the students get snarky answers and so don't get a true picture of what Active Rain is actually about.  Sending them to Active Rain, Yea. Suggesting they ask the same questions over and over again, Nay. -Kasey

Mar 25, 2017 08:10 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

 I am teaching in real estate school and the studnets have so much studying to do to learn the principals, I think it is a disservice to send them to ask the same questions over and over and a waste of time. Most of the questions have no bearing on passing the test.

Mar 25, 2017 07:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I just wonder if they are really learning what they need to by asking these questions over and over. They all ask the same questions as opposed to coming up with their own that could better contribute to their learning, But then many of us know that what you are taught i real estate school has very little to do with the business, just getting through the exam

Mar 25, 2017 08:31 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

If sarcasm helps them learn, send them.

I'm over the same 10 questions from Utah though.

Mar 25, 2017 08:24 PM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'm ok with that... does not mean they'll get an awswer...

Mar 25, 2017 10:58 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No comment. 

Mar 26, 2017 06:19 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think the schools that send them should tell them why and teach them how. There are some students who not just ask question but interact, thank those who leave answers and come back when they pass and let us know. Then there is those who dont take time to add a picture, ask something that was just asked a couple of days ago and we never see again. For those  skip. I am against anyone bashing them as they just dont know. 

Mar 26, 2017 06:16 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I am fine with it. Statistically, most won't make it through the first year but if we can help a few learn, grow, and perhaps become quality agents then I am a-ok with the barrage of questions. Heck, some established Rainers ask the same things over and over again too. ;-)

Mar 26, 2017 04:21 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - It is a good idea to introduce them to ActiveRain - however, forcing them to ask those questions again and again....

Mar 25, 2017 10:35 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Sometimes I pass on these questions. Some I answer. The students would benefit from AR if the spent more time on here or at least communicate other than just asking a question. 

Mar 25, 2017 09:51 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am fine with it.

Mar 25, 2017 09:47 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am skipping more and more of them...They just take up time that these teachers should be doing

Mar 25, 2017 08:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

The repetitive questions can be annoying but it provides an opportunity to hone my snarky nature.   Seriously, it would be great if their instructor gave them an ActiveRain project where they interact, share and learn.    

Mar 26, 2017 06:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lazy teachers most likely equal poor student test results!

Mar 26, 2017 06:24 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I think it is a good idea to get an outside opinion. Unfortunately the students are asking the same questions over and over. It appears most are asking these questions as a homework assignment just to get them over with and turn them in for credit.

Mar 26, 2017 06:23 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I don't think it is the correct reason for being here personally. I also don't think they realize they ask the same questions over & over. That in turn makes us snarky as we see the same things.

Mar 26, 2017 06:13 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

If Topical GROUPS were still functioning , it might be more viable for them

Mar 26, 2017 06:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't have a problem with it, though I do get tired of the repetitious questions.

Mar 26, 2017 06:06 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one!

Mar 26, 2017 05:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I think a much better idea would be to send them here, not to post the same questions, but to research the answers to questions. Complete with footnotes/sources!

Mar 26, 2017 05:47 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

They have to learn from somebody

Mar 26, 2017 05:44 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course it's a Yea!

Ben needs to sell his stuff to newbies. So far, it a win, win for Ben.

The instructor is providing EXCELLENT guidance.

The student however, is skittish and fearful of being exposed, through their impression of what real estate agents are, for what they do not know. As a community we should make it clear if they don't respond, no furhter engagement will be evident. Then it becomes a win/win for the communtiy.

The better question is "What are your thoughts of professionals lacking the capacity to skip questions posted by students?"



Mar 26, 2017 05:20 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't mind really, but I wish they wouldn't all ask the same questions over and over ad nauseum

Mar 26, 2017 05:14 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Depends on the questions. Sometimes the questions are arcane.

Mar 26, 2017 05:13 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I think its good, but wish they didn't ask simply basic questions they should be learning in class.

Mar 26, 2017 04:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If they would just read and absorb information and then write their own "papers" on what they've learned, I'm all for it. The way it's happening now is more idiotic than anything else... same questions all the time, badly phrased, I'm not sure they even know what they are asking or why, or that many even care about the answers.

Mar 26, 2017 04:20 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Introduction to Activerain is awesome. Asking same questions, not so much. They should teach them to be more interactive and ask more day to day practical experience questions.

Mar 25, 2017 11:24 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Yea, if they stay to learn after they get their license.

Mar 25, 2017 08:02 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think they just want opinion from pros to give the teachers a different point of view.

Mar 28, 2017 06:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is a way for them to interject into the real estate industry.

Mar 28, 2017 06:19 AM
Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

If we can discourage even 1 of those mindless unengaged anonymous question askers from following through and becoming an agent, then it will all have been worth it.

...and for the intelligent, soon-to-be agents who are genuinely interested in learning and contributing, they are a welcomed addition I say keep introducing them to all to AR

Mar 27, 2017 11:43 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC said it very well.

Mar 26, 2017 10:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Maybe if they could use some original questions from time to time...

Mar 26, 2017 09:09 PM
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I don't mind.  I would love to see less repetitive questions, but hopefully they are learning from the comments.

Mar 26, 2017 08:37 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No opinion

Mar 26, 2017 06:48 PM
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of

I agree with Debbie Reynolds, they are doing their students a disservice. The students need to learn what their State has to say about these questions, not someone's opinion on a real estate social media website. 

Plus, as a member of ActiveRain, it's kind of annoying to see the same questions posted over and over.

Mar 26, 2017 06:46 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin Many good answers for a great question!

Mar 26, 2017 04:17 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I think it's a good thing for them but not sure if most of them stick around once they pass to test?

Mar 26, 2017 03:04 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is a fail in my opinion. Instead, have each student write a localism post and blog it.

Mar 26, 2017 02:26 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I wish these teachers would encourage research.  There are so many sources out there to learn from.  A

Mar 26, 2017 01:30 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am not a fan.  Too many asking the same questions. It grows tiresome. As for the referral ... HA ... unlikely that would every happen due to the annoyance of all the repeated questions.   

Mar 26, 2017 11:57 AM
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

I would think it is great IF they taught proper and effective interaction skills.  

Mar 26, 2017 10:49 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I suspect the passing rate for licensing from online school is questionable. Most questions are dated. The law changes. Many sign up because of low cost.

Mar 26, 2017 10:22 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I see you saw the question yesterday where they stated their school name!  Agent Professor or something like that.  :)


My Broker suggested I lurk in the Q&A section once in a while to learn what people do and most of my early questions (mass email spamming software, newsletters, etc.) were all for problems I was working on.  Somehow I got hooked on answering questions and now I'm at 700k points not even 1.5 years later!


I'm all for students coming in and participating, just not for asking the same 10 questions over and over and over again!  I did see a nice blog from one of the students yesterday on dual agency.  That kind of interaction, where they actually contribute, I like.  I read the blog and left a very nice, long and detailed comment.  Not the usual snark the questions get.

Mar 26, 2017 09:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would prefer that they encourage blogging by the students.

Mar 26, 2017 09:01 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's a good idea if they use it well and properly. They should be taught to do a little research first, though and not ask the very same questions over and over, it gets tiresome for us.

Mar 26, 2017 08:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think very few will actually join and blend in... there will be some....

Mar 26, 2017 07:21 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Meh. It seems a lot of the questions are just rattled off to check a box with no intention of learning.

Mar 26, 2017 07:04 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its good for AR and it brings back memories of my know nothing years

Mar 26, 2017 06:57 AM