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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm in the Michael Jacobs Club . . .  short, sweet, fun and no linking to someones blog post in the Q section.

The same goes for blog posts . . .  don't attempt to have me click forward to complete reading the post. 

I will not do this in a box. 

I will not do this with a fox!

Jul 12, 2016 01:04 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Because I am simple, I tend to answer simple questions.  

I typically don't like multi-part questions, a link in the question or anything that deals with commission.   I like the "fun" aspect of this section. 

As far as posts I read --- I have those who I follow and are consistent(whether it is daily or weekly) that I like and read.  I try to reciprocate comments but the lack of time(or no content from some who comment) are the two biggest constraints.  

Jul 12, 2016 12:45 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am a simple soul as well.  I feel the same as Michael Jacobs - some questions ramble on so much it is difficult to comprehend what the person is really asking. 

Jul 12, 2016 12:56 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I like the fun questions as well as ones I can learn from - sometimes the answers are better than the questions!

As far as blogs there are lots of people I follow, read, and enjoy, depending on time. I've also started spending more time exploring new members and their posts

Jul 12, 2016 01:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have regulars but I also start my day with new members and their first blog posts..... one is as important as the other...

Jul 12, 2016 01:02 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Questions: I look at all the ones I feel I can answer and contribute to... even if it's a funny or snarky remark.

Blogs: Two concepts there for me...

  1. For points: Listings.  Usually plenty of those.  Second choice is market blogs.
  2. For fun: I usually look at the featured blogs and read those that "speak to me" or stand out.  Other than that, I look at those that I follow with an emphasis on those that I interact with regularly in the Q&A section.
Jul 12, 2016 04:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I seem to lean toward problem solving posts. Or, my client did this & I did that - I learn what other people do in certain circumstances.

Jul 12, 2016 04:18 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I prefer questions that require an element of thought to respond.

I good question is as beneficial to the questioner as to the one resounding.

Both the asker and responder have opportunity to be changed.

I will make note that 99% of questions presented here on Active Rain are NOT seeking answers but simple 'social approval' to do what they were going to do anyway. Therefore the need for a probing question or insightful response are rendered moot.

Jul 12, 2016 01:02 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Quick and to the point.  No outside links or re-directs.

Jul 12, 2016 08:05 AM
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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

I lean to those members who comment on my blogs.  I return the favor and comment on theirs.  I don't have favorites on the Q & A Section.

Jul 12, 2016 04:12 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I always look through the first two pages of the Q & A's, and my Followed folks on Blogs, first!  I would not mention 'names' because that would not seem fair to everyone that I find interesting - there are too many!  I do like the 'Community' and 'Just for Fun' Q & A's - and titles of Blogs intrigue me, too!  I don't always have time to reply back, so I try to do a few because I enjoy doing that and it certainly doesn't seem like 'work'! 

Jul 12, 2016 01:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Questions - the simple ones

Posts - follow those who follow me do to time constraints!

Jul 12, 2016 01:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When it comes to blogs I like those announcing new listings.  I enjoy seeing properties from other parts of the country and what price they are listed at.

Jul 12, 2016 12:55 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Beats doing crossword puzzles not that early in the AM.

There are some AR folks stay up at 3 or 4 AM ans Q&A....

Jul 12, 2016 12:55 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

The ones I follow get preferential treatment - when it comes to Q&A I don't post or follow links nor do I comment on advertising posts - blog or otherwise.

Jul 12, 2016 11:15 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Barbara Todaro, See what she has to say!

Jul 12, 2016 10:39 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

Jeff Dowler CRS nailed this one!!!

Jul 12, 2016 10:18 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I mostly see blogs as I reciprocate with comments. 

Jul 12, 2016 10:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Leanne Carpenter - its not enough time to go past the Daily Drop and one page of questions.... and since they are featured or on top, they become my choice.

Jul 12, 2016 03:43 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't like answering questions where I feel like I'm all of a sudden writing a blog post. Keep it simple. 

I have regular followers I read and comment on each day. 

Jul 12, 2016 02:18 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

The people who are loyal to me get it back. If you write a comment on my blog every day I will do the same for you Leanne. Try it.

Jul 12, 2016 12:40 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Michael Jacobs comments mirror mine!

Jul 12, 2016 12:25 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It depends on what is going on in my career.  I always look for Larry's...

Jul 12, 2016 11:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I reciprocate comments so read their blog.

Jul 12, 2016 10:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like the short and sweet questions and tend to avoid anonymous, avoid those without pictures and definitely do not like when people link a blog to a question, 

Jul 12, 2016 10:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anything that makes sense...gets my attention

Jul 12, 2016 09:49 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Whatever pops up is what I read, very random.

Jul 12, 2016 08:52 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I just see what catches my eye or mind in terms of topic. I also look for my "favorite" bloggers on AR, whom I follow closely. And if I click through and it's hard to read, I click right out. I don't like questions in Q&A that are actually topics better suited for a blog post.

Jul 12, 2016 08:17 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Leanne Carpenter I like all the questions and hopefully can contribute constructive answers.

Jul 12, 2016 03:31 AM
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Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I don't think I have any pattern on Questions.

As for blogs, start with the people I follow, then on to new bloggers, then skim through titles of all blogs and click on anything that looks like a creative take, significant industry update, etc. 

Jul 12, 2016 01:35 AM