Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation
Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC - Port Coquitlam, BC
Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team

many times, I dont worry about nasty anonymous comments.  It reflects more on the writter then the intended target.

May 18, 2016 02:59 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Sure but there is never going to be the interaction like on FB. Just doesn't happen in all the years I've been around.

I don't know if consumers get ping backs to their questions either so they might not know you even answered.

May 17, 2016 10:25 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Congratulations, Jack.  Yes, I have.  I particularly like it when I receive a call or email that I can tell the source is ActiveRain.  

May 17, 2016 10:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz - I am yet to see a comment from a consumer - however, my market reports get +1 on G+ and likes on FB!

May 18, 2016 04:35 PM
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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 have, but they are rare and few.

May 18, 2016 04:07 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I disabled comments from the public many years ago due to inappropriate comments I was receiving!!!

I do get emails and calls from consumers that are productive;  blogging makes my phone ring and my heart sing!

May 17, 2016 11:30 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir not yet

May 17, 2016 10:21 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I agree - it happens rarely though

May 17, 2016 10:19 PM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I have not had the pleasure of yet!  Looking forward to the first one.

May 21, 2016 02:01 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

It doesn't happen often, but the contacts have been meaningful. One of them resulted in a very nice sale.

May 20, 2016 11:34 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

no i havent, nor have i seen one.

May 20, 2016 11:14 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Our exposure went Nationwide. I'd almost say somewhat viral whence I joined the Trulia Q/A forum. It was an open to the public platform and drew us more exposure and leads that converted to biz than any other media, including our own website, that I know of.

That stated, I was hoping that someday AR would open to a public consumer oriented Q/A forum but then that's what led to the downfall of Trulia. They became inundated with SPAM and SCAMs so much so that it finally brought the platform to its knees and they had to disolve it entirely.

I just wish that there was a way to make AR a more accessible open to the public forum and be able to control all the rifraf. But in today's cyber World that's not very likely.

May 20, 2016 02:59 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It is a rare thing for me, but I just received another one a few days ago. 

May 19, 2016 02:24 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Yes, we have.  We have had some really good ones too. And of course, some not so good ones:) Such is life. 

May 19, 2016 12:10 PM
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David Krichmar
www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending - Sugar Land, TX
DaveYourMortgageGuy.com

i have.  thou i also recieve emails from clients that read a blog post.  no better feeling except maybe a closing from that comment

May 19, 2016 12:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes.

May 18, 2016 11:44 PM
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Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

only if your a paid member... i use the free version so i don't get leads except from AR users

May 18, 2016 02:54 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 a few and many of them come long after the published date.

May 18, 2016 12:55 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes, on several occasions,  even from India    Lol

May 18, 2016 12:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, but not often

May 18, 2016 11:03 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have.  And it was a Members Only post!  We're not such an exclusive club.

May 18, 2016 10:30 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

On my blog no. But when i post them on Facebook yes. AND always hear comments here and there from people who saw/read my blog.

May 18, 2016 09:33 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I have received only 2 or 3 comments from the public here on AR. But ... I know that I have received calls and contacts as a result of my posting here, Jack. I'll take the public taking action and reaching out to me in that way over a comment any day.I've found that leads and contacts do come my way via AR, blogging, and social media activities. But not typically in a singular way. One builds upon and compliments the other. Accumulatively they work.

I agree that actual dialogue with the public would be great and was disappointed to find that's not the case here ...

May 18, 2016 09:19 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Agree, it would be nice. I have received comments on my localism posts, mostly questions regarding events.

May 18, 2016 04:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not recently

May 18, 2016 03:57 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Very rarely.  The most commented was a post I did many, many years ago about AHS home warranty.  I still get consumer comments.  

May 18, 2016 03:51 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

Yes, I have received several over the years. Problem is you cannot really respond to them except in the post because they don't usually leave any contact info. 

May 18, 2016 03:47 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Ha!  Over the 9 years I've been here I've received 2-3 comments from a consumer.  Most of the time they mention that they read my blog and call me directly, but most of it's other Active Rainers.  

May 18, 2016 03:32 AM
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Every now and again I hear from a consumer in the comment section.

May 18, 2016 03:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I did one or two times.  I think both were spam though.

May 18, 2016 03:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I have not.  I believe I turned that off because of ... I cannot remember 

May 18, 2016 03:10 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jack,

On Active Rain, yes as well as from someone who was selling UG boots... On our web site we are contacted via email.  We disabled the  comments there.  A

May 18, 2016 01:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

On FB, never here

May 18, 2016 01:16 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Yes I have received a few. 

May 23, 2016 01:16 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, I have, then turned public comments off. Anonymous people hide behind their keyboards and write some pretty hideous and hateful stuff.

May 21, 2016 05:08 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Not in ActiveRain.

May 18, 2016 06:44 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

They don't write comments (it may be disabled), but I do receive phone calls on my posts which is even better than the written remarks!

May 18, 2016 01:08 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

When I was an active agent I got a ton of business from my blog but very very very few comments.  I think people come to your blog for the information then want direct contact to deal with their specific needs.  

May 18, 2016 12:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont allow comments from those who do not sign up.

 

May 18, 2016 12:38 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have received a number of them (several dozen over the years) but they are kinda few and far between these days. I prefer getting the calls and emails instead

May 18, 2016 12:31 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

constantly.....

May 18, 2016 12:20 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not often but I have ones in awhile.

May 17, 2016 11:55 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes and they come when they come

May 17, 2016 11:53 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not recently but many students in the classes I teach say they saw my posts online before registering for class.  I forward my AR posts to other sites and ask local HH managers to share on their sites.

May 17, 2016 11:31 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. But that was long ago.

May 17, 2016 11:16 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never would be my answer!

May 17, 2016 11:09 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

I have, but not often.  Happens more with hyperlocal posts about events and such than it does with pure real estate posts. 

May 17, 2016 11:04 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I have gotten several.  I get way more on my wordpress site - usually around 3-4 per week.

May 17, 2016 11:04 PM
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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

Yes, but only when I post my blogs on Facebook or Twitter. Rarely do I get comments by them just finding AR. 

May 17, 2016 10:57 PM
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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

Back in the early days I received a phone call from a Short Sale Seller because of a blog post - closed for around $350K as I recall...

May 17, 2016 10:41 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have, but not often.

May 17, 2016 10:34 PM