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Rainmaker
1,759,239
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

It's not your internet it's those sites. Slow as molasses.

Apr 13, 2020 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
221,705
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

The pipes are full :)

 

Apr 13, 2020 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,000,918
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My Internet connection is back to normal. We had an interruption over the weekend. Cable company workers were in the neighborhood doing I do not know what and the broke something. It took them several hours but it got fixed.

I have heard and read reports of slow speeds attributed to higher use. I suspect the sites that you are mentioning are receiving a lot of traffic.

Apr 13, 2020 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,048,459
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It depends on what I'm using. Social media sites seem a bit slower than usual

Apr 13, 2020 10:57 AM
Ambassador
5,697,571
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have been tempted to check out those sites too, however it may be too early since most do not yet know how these programs will be laid out.

Apr 13, 2020 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,683,682
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Well if people are not at work or on the freeways then home it is... and cable, netflix and internet usage is up, up and away! 

Apr 13, 2020 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
457,562
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I haven't been on those sites, but noticed ours was running very slow yesterday in the afternoon.  We are paying good money for their fastest service and it was very slow.  

Apr 13, 2020 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,424,800
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My internets are fine.  How about sites other than the SBA and IRS?  Like sites that aren't getting much traffic like <insert your least favorite real estate company here>?  If it's all sites, then it's likely an issue with your provider.  Depending on the technology in use, you may have a "shared pipe" in which case increased usage leads to slower connections for all.

 

If it's just those sites and not others, then it's simply too many people hitting those sites and their systems can't handle the load.

Apr 13, 2020 10:01 AM
Ambassador
2,758,763
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Mine is fine Annette. Perhaps clearing your cache and restarting your computer would help. Hope you get it resolved!

Apr 13, 2020 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
704,432
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Sorry, couldn't resist, big Larry David fan here. The wifi's doing good though, hope yours picks up, maybe reboot it.   

Apr 13, 2020 02:18 PM
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4,510,664
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I haven't had any internet connection issues but, I haven't been to those sites either - they're probably just overloaded right now.

Apr 13, 2020 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
285,821
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

The sites you mention are seeing heavy traffic now. Fortunately the postponement of tax due dates allows more time for decision making. As far as the fed stimulus our state association will email once te application procedures for benefits are established.  

Apr 13, 2020 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,052,856
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This is an easy one to answer Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . Everyone is home and bored.

Apr 13, 2020 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,371
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

EXcellent no complaints.  A

Apr 13, 2020 10:03 AM
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1,874,886
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

It's probably the sites you're visiting. They're all on overload... just like AR often gets. 

Apr 14, 2020 05:22 AM
Ambassador
2,048,526
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I suspect it's just usage-related. Good luck - having slow internet can be sooo frustrating.

Apr 14, 2020 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,346,364
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, because the whole world is home and taxing both the residential WIFI and the relief sites. To be expected.

Apr 13, 2020 09:53 PM
Rainer
283,112
Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona Real Estate

I have been hearing from our local internet providers that since so many folks are staying at home with the kids, it is putting a huge grab on the bandwidth everywhere.    They said alot of folks are doing gaming and video streaming right now which is not helping the internet at all!

Apr 13, 2020 06:25 PM
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4,721,360
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Perhaps a high volume traffic issue and the sites themselves.

Apr 13, 2020 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
843,962
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It just might be the sites you are visiting that are currently overwhelmed. 

Apr 13, 2020 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,386,585
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Fine. We don't have kids streaming videos and gaming all day.

Apr 13, 2020 11:29 AM
Rainmaker
6,965,243
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Take a break and read a good book.

Apr 13, 2020 11:10 AM
Rainer
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Christopher Farber
Chris Farber Real Estate - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Agent servicing NYC & beyond!

Hi Annette - That might not be your internet but the amount of traffic those specific websites are getting. They are the most bombarded websites at the moment. You can also test your internet speed by doing a google search for "internet speed test" and that will tell you how fast your internet is running (relative to the internet speed you pay for).

Apr 15, 2020 11:35 AM
Rainer
10,550
Neeraj | Real Estate Investor
Investors Gone Wild - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting Real Estate Investor, Wholesaler, Buyer

Its good :)

Apr 15, 2020 02:36 AM
Rainer
2,841
Houston Luxe Properties Group
Houston Luxe Properties Group - Sugar Land, TX
Buying and Selling of Real Estate

Managed by realtor Sherry Shubert, whose experience in the mortgage banking industry extends to over 20 years, Houston Luxe Properties is one of the top real estate agencies in Houston. We have an extensive knowledge of the Houston real estate market and area neighborhood trends, right down to the communities at street level. Whether you are looking to buy a property or sell one, we can handle all your real estate needs. If you are a buyer, we will help you to find properties by location, price, number of beds and bathrooms, and other parameters. Given our wide-ranging connections in Houston and the neighboring areas, we can even help you find houses that do not appear on public listings. We can work with you according to your schedule and you can decide whether or not to make a purchase without any pressure or expectations from us. Not only that, but we can also undertake the home purchase negotiation on your behalf and we will make every effort to get you the best possible price for the property. If you would like to calculate the mortgage rates and the FHA and VA rates of the properties you are interested in, you can use the calculators that we have made available on our website. And the best part about our real estate service is that we will do it for absolutely free. Yes, that’s right, you do not need to pay us any commission, as we get our commission from the property seller. If you are a seller, we will guide you through the entire home-selling process. This includes prepping your house for sale and setting a price, responding to offers, preparing for a home inspection, getting an appraisal, and closing the deal. For further information about our property services, please visit https://houstonluxeproperties.com/properties/ & https://houstonluxeproperties.com/blog/.

Apr 15, 2020 01:15 AM
Rainmaker
687,623
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

It is most likely the site is overloaded and not your internet service.

Apr 14, 2020 09:06 AM
Ambassador
3,145,360
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My Internet is fine.  Those sites are crashing due to the number of visitors and hits - heavy traffic loads! 

Apr 14, 2020 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,810,281
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

LOL is this a joke?

Apr 14, 2020 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,376,482
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My thought it is because there is so many people home and on it.

Apr 14, 2020 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
902,931
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Consensus seems to be it is not your internet, it is everyone's internet being used at the same time.

Apr 13, 2020 11:31 PM