Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)

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Rainer
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I don't, points or no points.

Jan 04, 2016 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm hoping these faceless people will eventually join up and become friends. 

Jan 04, 2016 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

They might not know yet to put a picture up.

Jan 04, 2016 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mary,

I agree with you.  I do not answer those Anonymous questions. A

Jan 04, 2016 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I agre Mary, I never responded to people who do not identify themselves. There has been tons of spam on the Q&A.

Jan 04, 2016 08:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I agree with you Mary. It bugs me to see anonymous questions.

Jan 04, 2016 08:07 AM
Ambassador
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I don't bother with that stuff.....just nonsense in my book.

Jan 04, 2016 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I do not. 

Jan 04, 2016 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,786
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Someone else mentioned them. Maybe we should start reporting the questions?

Jan 04, 2016 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
652,640
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

I don't respond.

Jan 04, 2016 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,524
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I don't, not that I recall anyway, now where was I?

Jan 04, 2016 07:01 AM
Ambassador
3,339,024
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Mary,  Some of the responses I've seen on those Q&A were, IMHO, appropriate ... essentially calling the person out on their anonymous status ... and not answering the question.  Clearing ignoring the questions would be a great solution ...

Jan 04, 2016 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
5,848,314
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I still cannot understand why you would want to remain anonymous here. 

Jan 04, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,168,073
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They might be embarrassed by the simplicity of their question ???

Jan 04, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I typically don't, myself. Once in a blue moon there is an interesting question that I'm moved to answer, but I can't remember when that last happened.

Jan 04, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

  I do not...and would encourage others not to ....Just as saying "great report" for a "blog" that is fill in the blank with a different number from months and months...and years of exactly the same "blog"...urgh !

Jan 04, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We don't.

Jan 04, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mary. I will seldom comment on anyone that doesn't have their name as part of the question.

Jan 04, 2016 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Mary, for those who have posted on regular basis I asked him to do an update on their profile. If they don't, there are plenty of other questions.

Jan 04, 2016 05:17 PM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sometimes it's just fun to mess with them.

Jan 04, 2016 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mary Yonkers it's the question that we answer and not the face.

Of course, the question has to be better than normal question to grab our attention!

Jan 04, 2016 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I skip most of them, but sometimes I'm simply curious. 

Jan 04, 2016 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Mary,
I have quit answering those same repeat questions.

Jan 04, 2016 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
844,728
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Just walk on bye.  

Jan 04, 2016 02:04 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Ruth Mary Hansen (is that her name?) is all over the place.  But I doubt that it is really that person (a Broker with 20+ years of experience, and 10 more as a Mortgage Broker).

ActiveRain needs a "Block" feature like Twitter!

Jan 04, 2016 01:08 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont mind answering them if they are interesting questions, some people are just shy, or embarrassed that they do not already know the answer.

Jan 04, 2016 11:49 AM
Rainer
80,653
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I usually don't respond. 

Jan 04, 2016 11:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I agree with you in general, especially with those who are asking us for business.  I can see those times if you want to ask a sensitive question and don't want someone you know to figure it out.

Jan 04, 2016 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mary Yonkers I usually pass up on them, but I have answered some.

Jan 04, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I agree

Jan 04, 2016 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Mary - I try not to respond to any questions by "anonymous".

Jan 05, 2016 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I'm amazed at some of the ridiculous questions asked by paying members, let alone faceless profiles.  So...  no.  

Jan 05, 2016 02:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I expect that points are the driving factor for some who enjoy playing the points game. It would be interesting to try a few months with no points in the Q&A section to see what would happen.

Jan 05, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If there is a legitimate question then it would be rude to ignore it. With some of the responses i see posted, it is no wonder the public doesn't come here anymore

Jan 04, 2016 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Pointless??!!

Jan 15, 2017 04:34 AM