Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I try to always update when I get the notice.  I hate that tracking crap.  There is a little piece of a sticky note over my laptop camera lens too.

Nov 16, 2017 10:48 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 17, 2017 09:45 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Firefox has an incognito mode that stops all tracking. Go firefox- options- privacy and choose your settings

Nov 17, 2017 03:59 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's an annoying feature that is only going to get worse. We are inundated with more information and becoming dumber.

Nov 17, 2017 05:17 AM
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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

This is great for my iPhone useage, but I'm a Chrome user on desktop.

Nov 17, 2017 04:59 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I think at this stage I'm sort of immune to the tracking.... don't love it, but expect it to happen.

Nov 17, 2017 03:28 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

They all seem to catch up to us quick;y no matter what.

Nov 17, 2017 08:07 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Nov 17, 2017 04:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I use Firefox with no-script, Adblockk plus, Ghostly and Disconnect.  Darn near all trackers blocked for the last 15+ years.

Nov 17, 2017 09:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this information.

Nov 17, 2017 07:59 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Inna Ivchenko This is good. I still have to use AD Blocker for Firefox on Windows.

Nov 17, 2017 06:29 AM
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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

You can use the private browsing/incognito mode of most any web browser.  Even better, you can use a VPN to remain completely anonymous.

Nov 17, 2017 06:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have an app on Chrome. Not sure if it really works but it makes me feel better.

Nov 17, 2017 05:37 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

I have a do-not-track setting on my Avast SafeZone browser that seems to be working pretty well at not stalking me. 

Nov 17, 2017 05:31 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Inna, I am at the point where not much bothers me anymore...what a great idea though to switch browsers, but then I will have to move all my favorites again?Endre

Nov 17, 2017 12:02 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Funny but when I am in Safari I see all those tracking ads and don't notice them on Chrome.

Nov 17, 2017 06:31 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I use Chrome..... 

Nov 17, 2017 08:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Firefox, and we also have AD Blocker, and our browsing on Safari is private.  A

Nov 17, 2017 07:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My camera lens has been covered for years. The tracking drives me bonkers. I find it invasive and annoying ... thank you!

Nov 17, 2017 07:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Nov 17, 2017 07:22 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This morning a question was posted regarding REALTOR.com ads.

I was clueless BECAUSE my environment is reasonably sterile and none of those ads crossed my path.

This need to sequester COULD result in greater isolation, segmentation and echoing of our own ideas. 

But I will confess, when I stumble into the real world or marketing anarchy, I remember why I created the cave I live in.

The last three big ticket items I purchased was do to these stalking marketers.

Why?

This is REALLY IMPORTANT

The solution I needed FOUND me! 

Nov 17, 2017 07:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Thanks for the heads-up! Always wondered about it!

Nov 17, 2017 05:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Part of the new upgrade and also enhanced picture editing.

Nov 17, 2017 04:50 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

Thanks for the tip - will be updating  next week.

Nov 17, 2017 02:56 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

Thank you for the heads up, Inna.  All that tracking is kind of creepy.

Nov 17, 2017 02:25 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Inna Ivchenko - most browsers come with incognito mode - however, we rarely pay attention to it.

Thanks for sharing a good tip with us.

Sep 13, 2018 09:16 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I have used safari but I have chrome and firefox with settings not to be tracked etc. So I don't usually find that things I look at follow me around anymore.

BTW that is the type of thing that most lead gen companies use to sell ads or views to real estate agents ... so just keep in mind a lot of people block these so they don't work

Nov 22, 2017 11:53 AM
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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

It is annoying, and will check out Safari.

Nov 20, 2017 06:45 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Not sure, but I do use safari also.

Nov 19, 2017 02:14 PM