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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Maybe it is just a matter of time constraints. Business has been so good and there is only so much time that can be spend on matters other than business.

Aug 27, 2017 07:49 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Maybe they just don't have any questions that need to be answered! I've only asked two or three since this Q&A has been around.

Aug 28, 2017 02:55 AM
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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 had to "discover it", I was on here for years just blogging. I think much of AR is left to assumption with no marketing gumption.

Aug 27, 2017 09:09 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They don't know it exists !

Aug 28, 2017 03:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My sense is that (an many names come to my mind) they may feel it is not a productive use of their time. 

OR they simply do not have any questions to ask the community.

Aug 28, 2017 07:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I'm a regular... and maybe in all the time Q&A has been up, I've asked four questions. I don't ask unless I have a legitimate question to ask. But always happy to answer them!

Aug 28, 2017 03:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Perhaps they do not have any questions to ask.

 

Aug 27, 2017 10:20 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'll bite.  Because when you have a serious question, it gets lost in questions about whose birthday it is, sitcoms you watched, and other "trivia."  This place feel like Facebook, which is something I use only minimally. 

I scroll through daily and sometimes go through pages to find a question that doesn't seem absolutely senseless to ask, no less answer.

Aug 28, 2017 11:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's probably a number of factors - lack of interest, limited time, they don't know about it, they've heard the periodic uproar around the Q and A

Aug 28, 2017 07:59 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

They may not have any questions - or are shy about the site. I find it a lot of fun, and can get some interesting discussions going.

Aug 28, 2017 07:46 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Keep asking them to do so...

Aug 28, 2017 06:04 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Fred - Over my years of membership, I think I may have asked less than a handful of questions and then it was for a contest/challenge where it was a requirement.  

If I have a legitimate question, I can find many members who I can call/email/text and find the answer.   This section is quick/easy and have "met" members I may not have found elsewhere in this forum.   Overall, it's an opportunity to see how people react to questions, see what they know and the interaction that takes place between members -- an interesting place to "visit".    

 

Aug 28, 2017 05:37 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Chances are if I have a specific question, I've been here long enough to know who the relevant subject matter experts are and I'll reach out to them directly rather than post something here.  I think the only times I've posted in the Q&A section it's not been a true question, but more of an announcement type thing where I'm pointing to something Bob Stewart or someone else has posted.  Bill

Aug 28, 2017 05:25 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

For me it's the way I start here.

Aug 28, 2017 03:53 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Maybe they don't have questions? 

Aug 28, 2017 03:27 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

There is only so many questions in the world and most have been asked I think. As in life, many watch....

Aug 28, 2017 01:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I don;t think that many realize it is here.  They just need to be made aware.  A

Aug 27, 2017 10:46 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I am sure they just aren't aware of its full potential!

Or perhaps the time constraint - as Debbie Reynolds mentioned?

Aug 27, 2017 10:21 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't know why others don't but, most of my questions require answers from our State attorneys. Since every state is different, I often can't make a decision based on recommendations from those from other areas. 

I think I've asked one question here! LOL

I do love helping others by answering their questions though!

Aug 28, 2017 10:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Maybe they have all the answers already?

 

Or just can't think of a good question.  Or don't like/don't know/don't need this section.

Aug 28, 2017 09:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it's a time problem for most agents....

Aug 28, 2017 07:07 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many are too serious and don't understand the levity here.

Aug 28, 2017 06:39 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Maybe they have all the answers!  

Aug 28, 2017 06:36 AM
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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

I'm not even sure how or why I discovered Q&A.  I suppose some people just never do.

Aug 28, 2017 06:36 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think it's because of the format, which I've mentioned before. The Q&A section works well as a "water cooler" or a points mill but it's not set up well for sharing information.

Aug 28, 2017 05:20 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

For some, the Q&A section is a time waster. Others have different priorities.

If they want to ask a question, they will.

Aug 28, 2017 05:18 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It was a long time before I did!

Aug 28, 2017 05:12 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of the questions can be answered with an easy search on Google. 

Aug 28, 2017 04:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I think that many feel the questions don't really get good answers. That's a shame because it's not for the points.

There was just a person that complained about this remember? 

Aug 28, 2017 04:39 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I dunno, Fred.  I've never really taken the Q&A section very seriously.  It's always filled with jokes, and such. 

It's never really seemed to gain any decent traction, so I don't bother.

Aug 27, 2017 08:10 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There are not many true questions, mostly just a fun section.  The true questions get lost.

Aug 29, 2017 08:05 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Agreed with most of the answers, maybe they are too busy, who knows!

Aug 28, 2017 08:15 PM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I certainly don't spend as much time in the Q & A section as I should and I don't really even have a good excuse.  When I take time to check it out, I always learn something new!

Aug 28, 2017 02:48 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It took me a long time to come to Q & A but here all the time now.

 

Aug 28, 2017 02:37 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I only discocvered this a few months ago.. not sure when it was implemented and I have been a member for many years.  I have only asked a few questions when I need to ask one.... It's not something I do on a regular basis. I have learned a lot by just looking at the answers others have given.

Aug 28, 2017 02:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have no idea

Aug 28, 2017 12:58 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would say many do not even know this feature is available.

Aug 28, 2017 09:12 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Motivation is the tool of leaders...

Aug 28, 2017 06:49 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin From seeing the comments awhile back, I think some members would like to see it done away with.

Aug 28, 2017 06:14 AM
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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 ask very many questions here.  Since it is mostly fluff.

Aug 28, 2017 06:00 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 suspect - though I may well be wrong - that the points offered here for asking questions - 10 points per question, 1 question per day max - don't make it worth their while of their time here is limited.  As with most things AR, increasing the points almost always increases participation - think contests, etc.

Aug 28, 2017 04:59 AM