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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes it is irritating, and the worst ones are those at the end of the news articles on that little google news app on android.

Apr 20, 2016 02:27 AM
Rainer
353,228
DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 )
American National Bank & Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia

"Curiousity killed the cat" and I prefer living so I generally stay away from sites or ads I don't know.

Apr 20, 2016 04:45 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm like Lisa Von Domek and I rarely click.  The same as unfinished blogs or questions that attempt to lead me somewhere I do not wish to go!

Apr 20, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,310,776
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I agree with you, and worse yet is when there is some animated item to click on...which I don't do.

Apr 20, 2016 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes much to my dismay!

Apr 20, 2016 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Uncalled for, underhanded and mistreating your fellow human beings

Apr 20, 2016 03:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,655
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes & lately there's been a ton of stuff on Pinterest that locks up your phone screen.

Apr 20, 2016 03:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,063,681
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

More then onces

 

Apr 23, 2016 01:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes, very irritating and it is happening more and more. Articles designed to get you to click, many ads all over and very little substance as you sometimes have to scroll through pages of "baits".

Apr 21, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,763,019
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Fred,  Yes, I have.  Then I silently profess what jack holes they are and move on.  

Apr 21, 2016 02:05 AM
Rainmaker
5,262,452
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It happens.

Apr 20, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am overly cautious and hesitate to click!

Apr 20, 2016 08:21 PM
Rainmaker
822,246
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - I always hover over links to see where they are going before clicking

Redirection is another thing, fortuantely I use Firefox and have Noscript installed and it blocks redirection so I feel pretty safe

Apr 20, 2016 07:44 PM
Rainer
302,029
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Definitely it happens. I usually click off.

Apr 20, 2016 02:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin usually I avoid clicking on such ads.

And of course, once in a while when I do -- I regret doing so!

Apr 20, 2016 12:31 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes it happens and I don't like it. If I can't get out of it fast, I will click off the site.

Apr 20, 2016 12:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't deal with any site that is not a Professional Real Estate dite for this reason

Apr 20, 2016 12:31 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Among many similar pages Fred. I bet there is more bad than good out there.

Apr 20, 2016 12:17 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes!  And I was so disappointed to learn that Prince Harry was not really engaged to Pippa Middleton!  Bummer!  They'd make such a cute couple!

Apr 20, 2016 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin An interesting good blog.

Apr 20, 2016 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
724,099
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

All too often, Fred...

Apr 20, 2016 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Guilty!

Apr 20, 2016 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've had to stop following a couple news sources on Facebook because they were full of those.

Apr 20, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I never click on anything that I'm not absolutely sure about....

Apr 20, 2016 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Lots of websites use clickbait.  Even large well known media sites.

Apr 20, 2016 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

It has been a while since that happened to me.

Apr 20, 2016 05:52 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  hate that stuff, it's really rampant on FB and I don't even bother to click on anything anymore. 

Apr 20, 2016 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,466
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, that's why I usually check only Following and Followers, Featured, and first timers. 

Apr 20, 2016 05:42 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I rarely click - I've learned my lesson. I can't imagine it's something I can't live without or don't need to know

Apr 20, 2016 05:30 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

Haha it drives me crazy.  I avoid it.  I hate it when there's a misleading picture that has nothign to do with the landing page.

Apr 20, 2016 05:21 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

I try my best not to click on any sites that promise what appears to be too good to be true.  And, if I do, I use a stealth browser so I can't be identified and it won't download any malware.

Apr 20, 2016 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I usually err on the cautious side and click nothing...I know I am probably missing some things, but I know I am missing really bad ones too!

Apr 20, 2016 03:47 AM
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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

 I am extremely cautious about that!

Apr 20, 2016 02:29 AM