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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Questions are like tweets, short and sweet and you can write an answer quickly. I think the Q&A has taken away from blog post comments. There is only so much time.

May 13, 2016 12:18 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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There are fewer questions to answer than there are blogs to comment on...

May 13, 2016 12:18 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I visit the Q & A first because I'm still learning so much and enjoy the variety of answers from agents everywhere.  Blogs take longer to read and comment on. I find myself in the blog section reading longer and don't comment often.

May 13, 2016 02:26 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I have had good results with both options, I have found that if you give you will get it back. People who see loyal followers with comments or answers will (usually) give back with a comment to your blog or answer to a question.

May 13, 2016 02:13 PM
Rainer
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I go to the questions when I haven't much time...which is most of the time, lately.  You can learn a lot, it's entertaining often, and with so many of the same people responding, it's like a large class of people who have worked together all year and are gelling as good working buddies.

If you spend more time reading the questions of others than the blogs of others, then you are in the same camp as I.

May 13, 2016 12:22 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Short and sweet and easier to answer 

May 13, 2016 01:18 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Q's are simple, quick to read and easy to move on and touch multiple agents.

Some agents blogs are so long and have so much advertising it's hard to distinguish their blog content from their advertising

I won't even read those kinds of blogs

May 13, 2016 09:39 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

The Q&A (now) has automatic readership.  For the blogs, you need to build your subscribers.  Plus, many prefer to read/answer shorter things.

May 13, 2016 09:35 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I can think of a couple of reasons. Blogs are long and take longer to read and to leave a comment on, also there are a lot more blogs than quesstions, so all blogs are not going to get comments, especially blogs that are meant to draw in clients.

May 13, 2016 02:17 PM
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Katerina Gasset
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Because you can read a question in a few seconds and answer in most cases rather quickly. Blog posts take time to read. Many blog posts do not catch the interest of people either. 

There are so many blog posts that it is also much tougher to figure out which ones you will read or not. 

 

May 13, 2016 12:48 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

Easy to read, you can respond to it with one word.  A

May 13, 2016 02:44 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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I've had my Questions get 50+ answers... Zero points for those answers.   Why is that?

May 13, 2016 01:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Q & A answers are less work

May 13, 2016 01:27 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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in general, i find questions more interesting, not always but usually..and i can read it usually very quickly, and see if i want to answer or have something to contribute... on a blog, it may be long and i feel i have to read the entire post to comment.

May 13, 2016 01:04 PM
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Bob Crane
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Blogs are good for you and questions are like candy, we choose to waste our time on the quick, easy, and sweet alternative.

May 14, 2016 02:19 PM
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Kathy Streib
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unfortunately I've seen comments decline in posts and while I like the Q&A section it takes effort to weed through the questions that are off the wall. 

May 14, 2016 04:49 AM
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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

This medium is more engagement-friendly by its very nature. Blogs don't ask for your opinion; they provide an opinion. When opinions are sought, as they are in this section, folks are naturally more inclined to respond.

May 13, 2016 11:39 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I like Q & A better because we are asked to "share" our thoughts, experiences, ideas etc.. and blogs we are "listening" to someone else's thoughts, experiences, ideas etc..

May 13, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Fewer questions are available to answer.  Too many posts to read.

May 13, 2016 10:03 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

For many the ability to read a quick question and respond may be easier and less time consuming that reading through an entire post and commenting.

May 13, 2016 10:02 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We live in a FB World

May 13, 2016 09:54 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Peter. I have no clue, I like to spend about 30 minutes in the the Q & A section and about 60 minutes reading posts of those that I follow.

May 13, 2016 06:50 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i think because our attention span is now 140 characters or less, sadly.

May 13, 2016 04:19 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Because there is less reading involved!

Oct 06, 2016 12:08 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Because people like sharing thier 2 cents.  Plus, they're short and to the point.

May 16, 2016 09:34 PM
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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 think the same thing --- and so many posts are valuable with no comments.   Q & A is quick.

May 16, 2016 11:42 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I think Susan Laxson nailed this one.

May 14, 2016 10:16 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's a time issue. 

May 14, 2016 08:05 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I imagine the time factor has something to do with it. There does seem to be more engagement in the Q&A.

May 14, 2016 06:54 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Because a question begs an answer from people. A blog post doesn't necessarily request sharing from the reader. 

May 14, 2016 06:22 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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It takes less time to read the questions.

May 14, 2016 04:45 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

A and  Q is quick and easy. A blog post comments take much longer time. 

May 14, 2016 04:34 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because a question is usually a couple sentences at most, takes 30 seconds to read and a minute to respond to (at most).  Blogs take more than all that to get half way through most of the time.

May 14, 2016 03:18 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I thi8nk Debbie Reynolds got this one right.

May 14, 2016 01:50 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That is a good question Peter,  I do not know.

May 14, 2016 01:34 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

Hi Peter,
Like many others have said, it's a time issue for most of us.  So much easier to read a quick question and respond... plus we all like to give our opinions!  LOL   I think time is an issue for everyone these days.  That's why I've trended toward shorter blog posts.  Short and sweet, as they say.

As for the comments on your blogs, you shouldn't really care about comments from US.  You are an agent.  You are building an archive of content for prospects. Focus only on what THEY want to read.   Over time, as your content gets indexed, the public (your intended target) will read.  This may not bring comments on the blog, but it will lead to business as you show your expertise through your blog.  

Good luck, Paul!

May 14, 2016 12:30 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

blog posts take time and focus to read and answer.....

Q & A are quick and easy....

May 14, 2016 12:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If all life ducks line up...there you go. If not, thats the count

May 14, 2016 12:04 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

Q&A appears to be more of a discussion....

May 13, 2016 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Debbie Reynolds has hit it on the nose "Questions are like tweets, short and sweet and you can write an answer quickly." I still make comments on posts first and if I have time go to the Q & A.

May 13, 2016 11:37 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Peter, 

You ARE getting comments on your blogs.

I can always count on Mom, sometimes my sister and always my cat Cloe to make a comment on my blogs. Often, that is all there is.

But you are new to AR. Less than 100,000 points. Learn the ropes and the results will come. 

May 13, 2016 11:31 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Most questions are easy to read and understand.   

Many answers can be Yes or No.   

 

May 13, 2016 11:22 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
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99% of the blogs I've read are boring to me and are more geared towards consumers.  Questions are fun and quick!

May 13, 2016 10:43 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky A lot of good answers here. Short and sweet!

May 13, 2016 10:18 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If you go to the regular blog section there is to much time spent scrolling past people doing their twenty(push-ups) for the day. So if they do not follow you and it is not a great blog would be my answer!

May 13, 2016 10:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a points driven section. 

I wish they would eliminate the Q&A points to improve the quality.

May 13, 2016 09:28 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Debbie has answered the question.

May 13, 2016 08:41 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Actually I check the Q & A daily, and answer back what I know, have time for, and/or find entertaining Peter Mohylsky.  Having less time now to read Blogs, even from those that I follow, so when I do, I don't always reply back.  I know that alot of thought goes into some Blogs, and I can appreciate that!  I'm usually giving lengthy replies and/or answers, so it takes more time than just a one word . . .  I know it's hard to come up with interesting Blog topics for me, and I find the questions easier, because they can apply to what is happening with me, work wise, that day.

May 13, 2016 03:48 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Peter Mohylsky - there are not too many questions here - hardly 20 or so every day. People want to earn points and do answer much needed 20 only.

May 13, 2016 03:13 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If you blog a general topic like commission, appointment-no shows, buyer went to that hateful agent you will get lots of comments as all of us relate well.

If you post I have a lot for sale.  You get "0" response.

I posted my blog on "Can realtors work as double agents?" I got 32 eMail elseswhere and just 18 responded at AR. 1 call from Florida.

Keep in mind Google likes blogs that are 150 words or longer to get indexed better.

May 13, 2016 01:51 PM