Dick Stoner, Land Use specialist (Reist Corporation)

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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

YUP! 

Stay OUT of WhatsApp

WhatsApp you won't know what country you're in contact with, but you might not like the answer! It will want ALL your contacts too. Hard pass!

May 02, 2022 05:55 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I have a good friend who likes to use Whatsapp. That is the only person I use it with. 

May 02, 2022 03:44 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I would be very reluctant to engage with someone who only wanted to converse on a special app.

May 02, 2022 03:00 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not know - sounds suspicious.  I've never used WhatsApp. 

May 02, 2022 02:42 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I ignore WhatsApp on the whole. I have friends overseas who use it to make free calls, but I haven't found it reliable. I believe it's owned by Facebook, so just as they can hack your Messenger I'm sure your WhatsApp can be hacked, as well.

May 03, 2022 03:35 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Do not get involved in What's Up with WhatsApp...Danger, danger!

May 02, 2022 06:58 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds suspicious to me.

May 02, 2022 05:23 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seems we are approached by a surplus of suspicious people, this one sounds a bit suspicious.

May 03, 2022 06:41 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No experience with this. I am with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist on this one, be suspicious!

May 03, 2022 04:23 AM
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Rosemary Rizzitello
Bloomfield, NJ

I do use WhatsApp with very few people that I know. Recently I have received at least three messages from unknown folks. I delete the messages,  I do not know  how they received my information. Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! can you share any knowledge you may have with this app? By your post I'm wondering if you had a bad experience, Thank You.

May 03, 2022 08:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Absolutely!  Lots of avenues try to get you to install whatsapp.  Don't do it.

May 03, 2022 08:12 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Some people like the app but some people use it because calls are free I believe. I have it but have not used it in years.

May 03, 2022 06:54 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I don't have a clue

May 03, 2022 01:01 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 have it and I use it, but only with people I know.  It was the easiest way when I had a client out of the country to let her know I'd sent an email to her for signature or review.  She was paying too much while out of the country for texts if she was away from her wifi there.  So she asked me to NOT text when she was out of the country.  NO WAY would I do it with a random person who texted me first.

May 03, 2022 11:02 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

I just closed a property with a military buyer, and he suggested using Whatsapp as it is a secure conversation.   Not sure if I would go there with your "buyer" Dick.

May 03, 2022 05:28 AM