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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.  

Mar 11, 2016 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,350,102
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. Sometimes depending on the question, but I have not when the author is anonymous.

Mar 11, 2016 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,563,469
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sometimes... it depends on what else I might know about that person... and then, of course, on the nature of the question.

Mar 11, 2016 10:04 PM
Ambassador
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It varies with the question.

Mar 11, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,067,302
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Michael Jacobs said...

Mar 11, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,991,909
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

If it's anonymous never!

Mar 11, 2016 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
504,666
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

The picture means nothing. It is the question that matters.

Mar 11, 2016 07:30 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the question, if interesting or engaging then yes.

 

Mar 11, 2016 06:05 PM
Ambassador
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When a member asks an Anonymous question it doesn't mean they do not have a photo or a profile.  It simply means that, for whatever reason, they don't want their name associated with the question.  Perhaps there is a confidential cause to this?  Advice is being sought that might pose a problem should the Brokerage be involved??   Who knows what goes on in someones mind??

As long as AR provides the option to ask an anonymous question, I will respond if it is of interest to me.  If not, I pass on by but it is not determined by a profile photo.

Mar 11, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,631,411
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nope, I agree. If you don't know how to load your pic you're in big trouble & should probably not drive a car either.

Mar 11, 2016 08:48 PM
Rainmaker
3,207,439
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No i dont and wish everyone else would refrain from it as well. It takes less than a minute for the to complete profile. I also think everyone should refrain from answering anonymous questions as well. 

Mar 11, 2016 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I do not respond to questions or blogs that are obviously questionable in nature. 

Mar 11, 2016 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,570,463
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do.  I think being rude is disrespectful.

Mar 11, 2016 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
3,287,554
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir

Mar 11, 2016 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,411,002
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

Absolutely Not!

Mar 11, 2016 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,598,788
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Generally NO!

Mar 12, 2016 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Very rarely I do, but most of the time no and I dont respond to anonymous questions.

Mar 12, 2016 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
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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

In the online world of profile-protocol, no photo means an incomplete profile. So, why reward someone with your knowledge, if they can't even complete a basic profile?

I don't mind if they want to be anonymous, (pending the question) maybe they ask a sensitive question and for example, they don't want people to know they are struggling, but an incomplete profile shouldn't be rewarded. I don't let cutters in line either.

 

Mar 11, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainer
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I check their score total first, then consider the nature and quality of the question   If they have a low score meaning they are probably a newbie; I want to be supportive.  If it is a good and appropriate question, again; I want to be supportive.  Otherwise, I move on to more deserving queries. 

Mar 11, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,331,285
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Nope!

Mar 11, 2016 10:50 PM
Rainmaker
790,016
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Sometimes as it depends on the question

Mar 11, 2016 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,440,339
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If it is a question I want to answer, maybe.

Mar 13, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It does not matter for me, some pictures are just logos or views. I pay attention mostly to the question and not to a person who asked it.

Mar 12, 2016 02:13 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. it depends on the question.

Mar 12, 2016 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Usually with a snarky comment.    (They really need a happy face with devil horns for moments like this).  Sometimes with an answer in addition to the snarky comment.  Did that today.  Usually just something snarky if the question is begging for it!

Mar 12, 2016 11:13 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't find it disrepectful. I do answer those questions. 

Mar 12, 2016 10:17 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sometimes.  

Mar 12, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Very seldom and never to anonymous!

Mar 12, 2016 05:31 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if I have an answer to the question.  What if the question was "how do I upload a profile photo?" would you feel differently about that poster?

Mar 12, 2016 05:17 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I usually don't.

Mar 12, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,530,026
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes, I still do

 

Mar 12, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Sometimes.  It depends on the question.

Mar 12, 2016 03:29 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do if the question is genuine. 

Mar 12, 2016 02:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

on occasion, depending on the question asked....

Mar 12, 2016 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on a variety of factors.

Mar 12, 2016 12:58 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

More times than not. Also depends on the question

Mar 12, 2016 12:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Mar 11, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,975,228
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a personal choice. Many answer questions to receive the points.

Mar 11, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

It depends on the question.  A

Mar 11, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

As others have written, it depends on the question, though if they have a 'name' I might, as there might be a reason not to have a picture up yet TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.  If they are 'anonymous', with 'no picture', then I don't see any reason why!  If they are another realtor playing a game hoping to get 'different answers' to a question, I don't understand that reasoning, and would rather answer questions if I can, from people that I see on AR all of the time. 

Mar 11, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,417,877
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. Sometimes.

Mar 11, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
580,193
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I don't. I jist found that weird . Lo

Mar 11, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lol might be my only response.  A

Mar 11, 2016 08:55 PM