Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I would say delete the comment and forget about it.  Life is too short.

Jul 01, 2015 07:50 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Delete it and move on.  Unfollow them if you are.  

Jul 01, 2015 05:48 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Some do not play well in the sandbox?  There is always a bully in the crowd....I ignore the comment and would leave it up.  It shows their true character and if we ever get a block button, we will all know who to block!  Don't waste a breath on the bullies!  Have a great day!

Jul 01, 2015 07:03 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I had the same thing but it was an answer to a question.  I commented back that I was sorry she was upset about my thoughts on the answer to her question. But is was my opinion and I was standing by what I wrote.

Jul 01, 2015 06:07 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Maybe I'm the odd person out here, but I really don't care what people on an internet site think or say about me or my opinions.  Their venom speaks for itself, so I would leave it up for all the draw their own conclusion.  Other than that, I would just move on. 

Jul 01, 2015 05:32 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

There is that one person.......I hit report and I've been communicating with support about it.  Waiting for Kerrie to return to "take care" of the situation.  I have also asked why we do not have a "block" button.

Jul 01, 2015 04:44 AM
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Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

It does surprise me when you see vicious comments from members, doesn't seem necessary or constructive in the least.  I would just delete it, if they're brazen enough to reply in such a venomous fashion I'm sure you won't get anywhere trying to reason/argue

Jul 01, 2015 03:59 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Martin- you can delete it and move on.  Leave it and move on.  Let others who read this person's rudeness make their own judgement. Or you can address it in a professional manner.  Your choice.  I have never deleted a comment like that.  I just allow their words to speak for them. 

Jul 01, 2015 03:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Martin Kalisker By responding you will just be adding fuel to the fire. Delete it and move on. The commenter will get the message.

Jul 01, 2015 03:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I this was a comment, I would simply delete it to prevent others from seeing it. I hope you will not have this experience again.

Jul 01, 2015 03:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I never did well with biting my tongue, when someone is rude with a comment.... I have no scars on my tongue.... I give them the bottom line....never in a vulgar manner.... just very definite with my response.

Jul 01, 2015 05:10 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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I don't usually hold back.  If someone takes the time to criticize me (unconstructively), I simply let them know how I feel.

Jul 01, 2015 03:34 AM
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Virtual Realty Consultants
Virtual Realty Consultants LLC - Wellesley, MA
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i've bookmarked this one. There's a few people from the sunny state of Florida that I'd like to ask them to shove their comments where the sun don't shine! (take that A.L. and D.B.)

Jul 01, 2015 03:00 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Some new members, at least some that I hadn't noticed before, get on a roll. Their comments usually rush to judgment. But then they settle back and realize that this tactic in an open forum like AR doesn't win them any friends. True blue AR members, those we all love, sometimes write hastily but then tend to delete their own comment when the tide goes against them. I respect that.

Jul 05, 2015 07:00 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Delete and move right on past it.  Not worth your time.

Jul 01, 2015 10:16 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

There are a few that tend to leave these types of comments quite a bit. Ignoring them is good, deleting them i better but every now an dthen, yes calling them out publicly works too. 

Jul 01, 2015 10:03 PM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

I won't delete it, but will not respond to it, either. Trolls need to be exposed to the community.

Jul 01, 2015 10:58 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I would respond to it by email and depending how venomous then it may warrant deleting the comment. You have that ability for situations like this. 

Jul 01, 2015 10:57 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Delete the comment and don't respond. Just move on from it. 

Jul 01, 2015 09:13 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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You are right, I got many times comments where I knew that my blog post was not read ( fortunately, nothing rude). In any case, I always try to be very polite and thank a person.

I'd delete and move on.

Jul 01, 2015 08:58 AM