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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Michael - I'm not sure the original intent was communicated well. Nonetheless, it's a place to where I can quickly stop and check out questions and answers that vary in perspective and range from thoughtful to silly.  

The world is a big place -- there's a place for everything.

Jul 20, 2015 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA
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NO, 

I think its a great resource, yes some people are using it for the points.

Jul 20, 2015 09:50 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, I think that it is exactly what was intended, much less about answering questions and more a way for us to have quick interactions, much like facebook and addicting too just like facebook.

Jul 20, 2015 07:22 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I like the quick exchange of ideas.  If someone thinks a question is silly, they do not need to engage.  As for piggy points?  If a person is that much in need of points, who am I to say they shouldn't ? 

I personally do not see the public coming here to ask questions of the members. (other than the Spammers who are like Ninjas and can find their way anywhere!)

Jul 21, 2015 12:02 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I've only asked 3 questions that I wanted input on.  I don't ask to get my mug out there or to get the low points.  You? 

Jul 20, 2015 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think it's not a "point thing"....it's 100 points.... I think many of the questions are legitimate and worthy of an answer....some are foolish and others should not be written on this platform....

Jul 20, 2015 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not at all. It is am condensed version of informations sharing.

Jul 20, 2015 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

For the tiny little points gained...no one can be here for the "quick points"...

Jul 20, 2015 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I never participated when Q&A first started years ago so I don't know how it originally was intended to be.  However, right now it seems to work well.  Questions are posed and many answers are provided.  There is interactivity between many members and it helps build the AR community.

Jul 20, 2015 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I agree with Bob that it has become what members want it to be. It may morph into many forms along its path. 

Jul 20, 2015 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Martin Kalisker
Greater Boston Association of REALTORS - Boston, MA
Professional Standards & Legal Assistant

I wish I could find the time to write a blog post every day. I actually compromise by doing a "quickie" Q&A and forego the points even though a lot of my content gets replicated by others into posts (others have said the same thing). For me, I need to take time to develop and write a post - I don't use ghost written content or other's ideas.

Jul 21, 2015 02:10 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If done properly it is a mini-blog not a Q&A.

Jul 21, 2015 12:20 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I am learning from the Q & A...

 

Jul 21, 2015 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I like the questions and the points, it's somewhat refreshing from the same ol same ol.

Jul 21, 2015 06:23 AM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

'Quick' points, 10 at a time? I'm sure there's a daily max on that, too, but not sure what it is.  I don't think it's as much of a problem as some of the 'point gathering' comments I've seen, Michael Thornton

Jul 21, 2015 06:09 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I think some members use this section as intended, others just obviously have nothing better to do.  Many are obviously point grabs or killing time, I can't figure out which.

Jul 21, 2015 03:55 AM
Rainer
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i think your question, and the answers that followed, are proof that it isn't a waste of time. you got from a to z. i think a reader might peruse the gambit (big word for me) and ascertain the real meaning....of life :)

do i get more point for using words that i cant define? mike

Jul 20, 2015 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton No, I think it has a purpose and serves that purpose.

Jul 20, 2015 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. 

As you well know, most questions, (not this one) actually has merit and do add benefit for the one asking and the one responding.

Surely you can find a meaningful question other than beating the old and tired and boorish "POINTS" thing. Right?

I think I just got 10 maybe 6 or maybe 25 points. Yahoo!

Jul 20, 2015 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I love it as a quick way to get random questions answered. I skip around until I find a topic that's interesting to me. There aren't enough points to be gained here to make it worth the time - and if you're just into it for the points, you'll be writing blog posts, not Q&As.

Jul 20, 2015 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...long time ago.

Jul 21, 2015 09:48 AM
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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

To an extent.  Relevant real estate questions make sense.  Asking me what I had for dinner is not appropriate and to me is just for grabbing points.  Same as wondering why something in AR isn't working.  Check out the AR FB page or send a question to support.  Chances of getting it resolved here are fairly slim.

Jul 21, 2015 12:35 AM
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Terry McCarley
REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL
REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL

I would LOVE a Q&A section for consumers to ask agents questions.  I think it would be a great lead generator if they could ask specific questions regarding a location they might be considering relocating to.

Jul 20, 2015 11:47 PM