Roy Kelley (Retired)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If they have published anything, if not then it seems like an empty quid pro quo.

Apr 19, 2016 12:00 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I like to follow people I like to read and that post regularly.

Apr 19, 2016 08:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I follow the yellow brick road...Whoever I meet on it, we travel together

Apr 19, 2016 09:29 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Absolutely, and also follow members that I find interesting, informative, and have a sense of humor.  I also follow members that do Q & A's, and not just Blogs Roy Kelley

Apr 19, 2016 09:16 AM
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Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I follow as many as I can and try my best to comment their blogs when I have the time to read them.   I pay special attention to newbies and try to give them positive reinforcement and encouragement to motivate them, just like I received from long timers, like you, when I was starting out years ago. 

Apr 20, 2016 12:26 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Always!

Apr 20, 2016 12:17 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I follow everyone who follows me and a few that don't - the only knowledge I have of them however, is mostly through their posts and comments.

Apr 19, 2016 11:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some.  Not all.  

Apr 19, 2016 10:18 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always reciprocate comments. 

Apr 19, 2016 09:39 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Many of them, but not all.

Apr 19, 2016 09:15 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes Roy.

Apr 19, 2016 08:35 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Many times I do!

Apr 19, 2016 08:34 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I try to all the time. but I miss your pictures.

Apr 22, 2016 08:22 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had someone from Australia recently follow me, and looked like a fake profile.   I did not follow.

Apr 20, 2016 11:42 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I think it is good form to follow those that follow you.

Apr 20, 2016 07:41 AM
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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 Condo and Home Specialists

I reciprocate to everyone who comments on ours, as long as they have a current post...

Apr 20, 2016 01:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Some but not all.  

Apr 20, 2016 01:00 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

 Typically

Apr 19, 2016 11:33 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do not blindly follow anyone, not on Active Rain or in life in general.

Apr 19, 2016 11:30 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes I love to although i have some catching up to do checking out new followers blogs. It has been so busy my rain time has been limited

Apr 19, 2016 11:28 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I like to follow those who I enjoy reading.

Apr 19, 2016 11:00 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes indeed as long as the contribute.

Apr 19, 2016 10:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I certainly try!

Apr 19, 2016 10:05 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Not really.  That may sound rude but I don't spend much time reading blogs anymore.  Sorry!  

Apr 19, 2016 09:44 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Out of common courtesy, YES!

Apr 19, 2016 08:13 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Yes I do. 

Apr 19, 2016 03:14 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

most of the active ones.  On occasion when people are cut and paste, constant rebloggers with rarely anything original or go dormant I unfollow. 

Apr 19, 2016 02:44 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roy Kelley I intend to do it - it's the best practice.

Apr 19, 2016 02:11 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I drop by to visit their blogs, and if there is stuff worth reading I follow them. I follow a whole lot of bloggers - those who provide posts with something to say, posts that are original and well-written.  I've un-followed a few, especially if the blogger does a lot of cut and paste.  

Apr 19, 2016 01:50 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes. lots of them....

Apr 19, 2016 01:00 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

you are right

Apr 19, 2016 12:46 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Always and I am loyal to people who comment on my blogs too. You are right Roy, it is a give and take situation and we support each other.

Apr 19, 2016 12:28 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I try to but sometimes get behind. Thanks for the reminder.

Apr 19, 2016 12:14 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Not always. I like to follow people who make comments on my blog and who write interesting articles. 

Apr 19, 2016 12:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I try really hard

Apr 19, 2016 11:46 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes I do. 

Apr 19, 2016 11:24 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Most of the time; but I like to respond to a few newbies from time to time.

Apr 19, 2016 11:17 AM
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Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
Alamo Heights Homes for Sale - Concierge Service

Yes, I do.  I return the compliment.

Apr 19, 2016 10:52 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes.  And the reason is because this is a networking platform ... and if I don't follow people back I am not showing myself to be friendly!    There is no fun in just following others ... It's nice to go both ways.

Apr 19, 2016 10:37 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Most of the time. I recently got a notification that "a visitor to AR subscribed to your blog"...how do you reciprocate to that? As an aside, it gave me a creepy feeling since I never knew a visitor could do that.

 

Apr 19, 2016 10:29 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends.

Apr 19, 2016 10:18 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, if I notice that. Sometimes it is lost in notifications and I just do not notice a new follower. 

Apr 19, 2016 10:16 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Yes

Apr 19, 2016 09:43 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Quite often, yes.

Apr 19, 2016 09:06 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

most of the time.  A

Apr 19, 2016 08:37 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Yes I do.

Apr 19, 2016 08:35 AM