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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I don't think you can do a 'from scratch' answer more than once.

Feb 03, 2016 12:44 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin no notifications go out for sub-comments.

And why not earn 6 AR points when you still do the same thing - respond to comment via comment? You can tag another member, too.

Double advnatage in a separate comment.

Just my two cents.

Feb 03, 2016 01:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I still see many people tagging within the sub comments. It doesn't work. No notification is sent to the person you tagged.  The only way people see comments within comments is if they return to see if you replied.

For this reason, I usually reply to comments by tagging people in a new comment.

Feb 03, 2016 01:34 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Good information! Instead of the assumption of point hounds, these blogger are working around a flaw inherent in the AR system. Option two has a problem due to the 'most upvotes' default that could present without regard to proper sequence.

Using the 'Like' may be alternative notification also.

Feb 03, 2016 01:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

The sub comment does not notify the person you are commenting back to.  Roger D. Mucci and Sharon Tara wrote about this here on Q & A.  So, I use the second version.  A

Feb 03, 2016 12:55 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Depends.  If I responds directly after your comment I will write a separate comment.  If there are several comments after yours I will use the drop-down comment-to-comment so that it seems more personal.  Just my $.02 Fred Griffin 

Feb 03, 2016 12:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

People are not notified in the sub-comments ...not sure what the intention of that was ... or it if was thought all the way through.

Feb 03, 2016 02:55 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

The @sign is not working great on subcomments.

I guess I should rethink that right? Didn't even consider it until now. 

Feb 03, 2016 02:33 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I prefer to respond by commenting to the comment and tagging them in that subcomment.  It flows better.


If I'm thanking 3+ people at once, I'll make a new comment.  I don't worry about points and I doubt we can get them on our own blogs.

Feb 03, 2016 01:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I typically use the second but there are exceptions, especially if there is a mini-thread in the sub-comment

Feb 03, 2016 01:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your selection is a personal preference. If you really want the other member to receive your message, go to one of their blogs and leave a comment.

Feb 03, 2016 01:02 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - For now, I use the old school method because nobody gets notified when you use the drop down comment.

Feb 05, 2016 12:48 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The blogger doesn't get alerts if you use the sub comment, so I don't use that feature. 

Feb 03, 2016 11:53 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer the drop down thing, but suspect that the tagging thing does not work here.

Feb 03, 2016 10:11 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin Occasionally, I use sub-comment.

Feb 03, 2016 08:42 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't know about best way, but usually do th sub comment feather than a new comment.

Feb 03, 2016 06:32 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

If it's a direct question, give a direct answer.

Feb 03, 2016 06:24 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For an individual response, I'll use the comment box.

Feb 03, 2016 05:28 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Thanks for the great pointers Fred. 

Feb 03, 2016 04:26 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do sub-comments mostly, and comments if I have a new/additional info to a post. 

Feb 03, 2016 04:18 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Well, I've done both, though would like the person to see my comment, so I'm going to strictly use the Comment as opposed to the Sub-Comment now that I know it makes a difference!  It's a learning curve for me, and I totally appreciate all of the good input that you got, Fred Griffin

Feb 03, 2016 03:24 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi,     Liz and Bill Spear 

    I don't need the points, either.  My main concern is that when I reply back, that person is made aware of it.  Hopefully the AR Devs can correct the notification for the @sign.   


Feb 03, 2016 03:24 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Fred, My preference is to do a one block comment response as needed throughout the day.  I'm not much for tagging.  Anyone who has followed us by this point will know about 99% of the time I'll come back to the post and acknowledge/respond to comments.  If I missed any, it's purely oversight.

And I have zero care about the points one way or the other, I just do what works for me each day.  Bill

Feb 03, 2016 03:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Some times it works but often it doesn't Fred Griffin 

Feb 03, 2016 02:56 AM