Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group)

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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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79% of the statistics on social media are made-up,
82% of posts on the internet are lies.
   ---------- Abraham Lincoln

Oct 21, 2018 03:12 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

As a general rule of thumb these days ... I lean toward not believing anything. I do my research and draw my own conclusions. 

Oct 21, 2018 02:33 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Trust No One ... I go with my gut!

Oct 21, 2018 03:37 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Fun numbers Robert Vegas Bob Swetz . I was already married when web dating sites came around but I'm sure there are a lot of Pinocchio's out there.

Oct 21, 2018 02:34 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Who is saying it?  What is the source?  Can you give me a link?

    BTW, I enjoyed your Blog Post on this topic

 

Oct 21, 2018 02:20 PM
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

When I took history in college many years ago on the first day our teacher told the class that only 45% of news media, etc is true. 

And now with Social Media how much of this is really true? 

30-35%?

We live in a world full of lies ...

Oct 21, 2018 02:04 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Ha, Bob! What is funny about this is I JUST read a comment and wondered when the last time that person commenting had actually sold real estate - the answer was totally false! I'm very good at spotting them but, I don't call them out - although we really should.

I suppose one more survey question could be - What percentage of those liars think they're telling the truth?! I'm sure that number would be high also! LOL

Oct 21, 2018 10:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Regardless of the source,  even trust but verify is challenging.

Oct 21, 2018 04:25 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

That's why they call it FakeBook. Reality TV is all fake too. 

Oct 21, 2018 03:20 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz generally, I verify.

I didn't expect, lies on dating profiles 90%.

Oct 21, 2018 03:00 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It used to be "trust but verify". Now it is "don't trust".

Oct 21, 2018 02:31 PM
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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 would say zero people believe everything on social media.  

Oct 21, 2018 02:16 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

TOO MANY!!!!

Oct 21, 2018 04:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I believe the donald refers to them as "alternative facts"

Oct 21, 2018 02:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Always verify.

Oct 21, 2018 02:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

And here I thought if I read it on the internet it had to be true!  Now you're saying it ain't so???

Oct 22, 2018 04:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I believe about half but vet it first to decide.

Oct 21, 2018 05:59 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I surely do not....

Oct 21, 2018 04:15 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I get told more than once a week because they saw it online, it must be true. Therefore i am identifying as a Mega millions jackpot this week, and now that it is on the Internet. I should be guaranteed the winnings. 

Oct 21, 2018 03:59 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So much is so phony, difficult to decide!

Oct 21, 2018 02:54 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

women lie about 8.5# less, really?  Not here is next to me...

Oct 21, 2018 02:29 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Sad. 

I don't like it!

Oct 22, 2018 10:35 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Sad, but it is what we have. 

Oct 22, 2018 10:10 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Apparently far too many...

Oct 22, 2018 02:23 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't believe much that I read anymore including the %s above!

 

Oct 22, 2018 02:35 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

 

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. - Bob Dylan ...

Oct 21, 2018 08:49 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not read social media info except active rain .

Oct 21, 2018 05:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

never have, never will...A

Oct 21, 2018 04:38 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This isn't breaking news.

Oct 22, 2018 11:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Woof!

 

Oct 22, 2018 08:52 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Wait, everything in print isn't true???

Oct 22, 2018 08:47 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

I don't believe anything without some evidence from a trusted source.

Oct 22, 2018 07:48 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

EVERYONE lies regardless of whether it  is online or in person.

LIES is what keeps society polite.

Those who say they never lie.....GUILTY!

"DO these jeans make me look fat?"

Oct 22, 2018 05:07 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We all battle the Sin Nature 

Oct 22, 2018 04:52 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.

Oct 22, 2018 04:41 AM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Saudis Admit Admitting Assassination During Botched Excuse Attempt.

Insurance companies strongly recommend death and dismemberment insurance before traveling to Saudi Arabia.

I strongly believe in the above statements that was found on social media today.

Oct 21, 2018 04:40 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Pays to have a mind of your own do your own research the problem lies with the fact that FACTS aren't what they use to be there seems a lack of reliable sources of information in general in this day and age.

Oct 27, 2018 04:13 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

Until facts are verified, you have to believe it is a lie.

Oct 24, 2018 05:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Other than here I don't engage in Social Media

Oct 23, 2018 08:03 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

But I would believe you the same as all the ads for candidates on tv

Oct 23, 2018 12:31 PM