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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The reasons can and do vary.  Generally, it's their writing or a take on a subject in a post(or comment/question/answer) that I find intriguing. Sometimes it may be reciprocation.  It can also be from the recommendation of another member.   

Dec 11, 2016 06:57 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I either like them or they share useful information in a readable manner.

Dec 11, 2016 06:56 AM
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Their posts are relevant to my business, or are entertaining, or are what I would like to emulate in my own blog.  Mostly, looking back over the 8 years I've been on AR, I tend to gravitate to and keep up with the people who I would choose to hang aroud with in person if that were possible. 

Dec 11, 2016 06:57 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I pick most of mine based on the quality of what they write.  Following a blogger makes it easier to find his or her new posts as they come on.

Dec 11, 2016 08:18 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It varies some, but in general it has to do with that I like and enjoy what they have to say

Dec 11, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I like they way the write, I think they are cute, they followed me. LOL

Dec 11, 2016 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,070,158
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I like Michael Jacobs answer because it really is a combination of reasons.

Dec 11, 2016 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the main reason is that they're like-minded.... they inspire me to write .... 

Dec 11, 2016 07:10 AM
Rainer
213,063
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Interesting or inspiring content mostly.

Dec 11, 2016 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
5,178,816
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony,

I like them.

Dec 11, 2016 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,726,695
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

(1) I like what they post and (2) sometimes it's because they have followed me.

Dec 11, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Following another member is simply an easy way to pay it forward. I have no special requirements and do follow many new members who have not yet posted any blogs.

Dec 11, 2016 08:09 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

great info

Dec 11, 2016 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I like what they write about and I also learn, sometimes about a different way to look at things.

Dec 11, 2016 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The content of their posts and some that are starting out and need a helping hane to stay active.

Dec 11, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The biggest reason is I seem unable to tag them in a comment/post/etc like when I recently couldn't tag Lisa Von Domek unless I followed her.

 

Second reason is if they follow me.  Third reason is if enjoy their content.

Dec 12, 2016 02:14 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

As Michael Jacobs said, it varies but, it is primarily quality, similarity in 'style' and client care...and of course, area knowlege that I'm looking for when I follow someone, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers.

Dec 12, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

If the person is interesting in general, has good pertinent real estate experience, questions, and information to share/blog about, has a sense of humor, and just seems like a kind soul (as opposed to a rude and demanding 'bully', who knows it all - HA!), I would absolutely Follow them Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, and have Followed many that have Followed me first, and thanked them for doing so. 

Dec 11, 2016 05:37 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Because I am sometimes a nice guy.

Dec 11, 2016 04:55 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Good content.

I also follow back.

Dec 11, 2016 03:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,610,601
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Reciprocation as my Mama taught me to follow proper etiquette. Secondly, if the photo of the other agent doesn;'t scare the daylights out of me.

Dec 11, 2016 02:51 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I like what they have to say - I like the way they say it. Humor doesn't hurt.

I follow people for many things - there is a group that write good market reports as an example. I can see then how awful mine look lol.

Dec 11, 2016 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,992,660
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Their knowledge/ special skill

Dec 11, 2016 09:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wow, great question. Some I follow for knowledge on various subjects, some for their local market knowledge and some for folllwing me. A broad range of thoughts in the Rain.

Dec 11, 2016 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
500,573
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

They seem to have interesting blogs and also express interest in mine.

Dec 11, 2016 08:11 AM
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899,602
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I will follow anyone that follows me, but also if I like their posts I will initiate the follow

Dec 12, 2016 06:20 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I love interesting contents...

Dec 11, 2016 08:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

They are different. Sometimes I like the content and i follow that member, sometimes it is follow for follow. 

Dec 11, 2016 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are many reasons, too numerous to enumerate here.

Dec 11, 2016 03:53 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - to encourage newbies, establish relationships with the oldies ( and to earn some points, too.)

Dec 11, 2016 02:58 PM
Rainer
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I follow those

-whose thinking I respect and who inspire me

-with whom I wish to build a professional relationship for future business (this may be local or cross-country)

-who blog about something I wish to study (like how to build SEO & other things)

I do not follow someone just because they followed me.  I can't read all the posts.

Dec 11, 2016 02:57 PM
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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

I like keeping up on market news and events in the areas I cover, so I follow mostly folks in those states/areas.  If someone is just a really good blogger, and I enjoy/learn from their writing, I follow as well.

Dec 11, 2016 02:21 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They are interesting.

Dec 11, 2016 01:46 PM
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

Typically it's someone who comments regularly on my posts and occasionally to reciprocate for them following me.

Dec 11, 2016 12:23 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Usually there's some connection that's happened and I like what that person writes. 

Dec 11, 2016 09:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I like them and I feel that I can learn a thing or two from them (the way they blog, the info they posted etc). Right now I'm starting to blog in AR and because I'm new to blogging I have to see how others present their stuff, for example, signature. What else they put in their blogs that can be of value to their audiences and perhaps I can do something similar. I think we are all about learning from each other.

Dec 11, 2016 09:41 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Just to make it easy to comment on the posts of others who comment on my posts regularly.

Dec 15, 2016 05:57 AM