Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County  &  Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

a third possibility exists...a quick online fix

Nov 27, 2015 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
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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 a quick way to interact, and you do get some important answers.  

Nov 27, 2015 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

To me, it is much more personal and the posters in Q & A seem more relaxed.

Nov 27, 2015 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There's always a gem hidden there... and sometimes it's just fun, which is ok too.

Nov 27, 2015 10:03 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm here for the points.  I can barely stay ahead of Roy Kelley as it is!

Nov 27, 2015 08:56 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

If I were here for the points, I'd be blogging instead of answering questions for 15 points each.  LOL  I like to see what other real estate professionals are thinking.    I actually read many of the answers to questions, not just give my opinions.  

Nov 27, 2015 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Richie Alan Naggar owns this one 

Nov 27, 2015 10:55 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There really are not that many points in this area, so why would anyone be here just for the points?

On the other hand there is not much more value here than watercooler fun visiting.

Nov 27, 2015 08:36 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

This is my quick fix here on AR. Definitely not for points. Just have not wanted to blog about my current clients, what I am going to do next year, etc. Will make a fresh start blogging on AR later in December.

Nov 27, 2015 07:59 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There are some great questions, and I like the interaction. Some of the questions I also have a lot of fun with. Although I do have a point goal I'm working hard to reach by the end of the year, and this section helps with working towards that goal. This is just a personal goal I've set for myself, because I do things like that. 

Nov 27, 2015 07:54 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I've gotten some great answers on my q's (generally around marketing) and I've also picked up some good ideas by reading the answers to other q's.

I also think it's fun and I've met some new people/subscribed, etc.

And, yes, some of the q's here are stupid and a waste of time.

Nov 27, 2015 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some Q&A have a good discussion of certain aspects of real estate as practiced across our great continent.  Points have no current value if you have more than 500,000 points.

Nov 27, 2015 06:53 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Karen. I have enjoyed answering many of the questions, usually the ones that are from folks that I follow.

Nov 27, 2015 06:12 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Some of the questions are interesting. However, I would not miss this section if it were eliminated. I would rather see these questions and answers in the form of blogs.

Nov 27, 2015 08:39 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

on occasion, there's a question worth answering for a reason beyond the points.... on occasion!!!

Nov 27, 2015 08:08 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Sometimes yes even if it is just for entertainment and points.

Nov 27, 2015 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think there are some good questions but a lot of it is probably for points.

Nov 27, 2015 06:44 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

yes, I see value

No I'm not here for the points.

Example: You recently responded to a question regarding 'delineating technology' and the purpose for the question was to confirm that folks will stop reading as soon at they felt they knew where the question was going, even when asked to read to the end. You read until you decided I was promoting a Virtual Tour program. This was one of the anticipated responses. 

Now, if one was going to market to real estate agents, that question and the corresponding responses has significant value regarding how the message must be structured.

I like to have fun in the rain.

PS: What one gets out of AR Q&A is exactly what they make it. Unfortunately there is too much garbage in / garbage out stuff.

Nov 27, 2015 06:42 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Some questions/answers can spark either a conversation or a blog idea so there can be value found in this section.   Although I do admit to shaking my head and wondering about the state of our world at times.  

Some quick points.  Yeah, I like collecting them but not totally obsessed.  

It's also an opportunity for me to be even snarkier than I can be in posts or comments.  

 

Nov 27, 2015 11:52 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I enjoy posting and answering question points or no points.

Nov 27, 2015 11:30 PM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

The questions are fun. Sometimes  I get great ideas. 

Nov 27, 2015 11:15 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner I think the Q&A Section has its place. There are a lot of good questions and answers. You get points for participating??

Nov 27, 2015 10:47 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I ask questions usually to get another point of view...stimulate some "conversation" and the other day...got a quesion answered I have been searching for an answer for ...for waht seems like eternity. There will always be a "just the points" person...Silent Saturday...wordless Wednesday...those have no point...other than "entertainment" value which some people may find of value.

Nov 27, 2015 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Karen. Yes, I do see a value in the Q&A section. I do float out a lot of trial balloons.

Nov 27, 2015 06:08 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Yes & Yes.  I see value, but I see a lot more stuff that is either a repeat or brings very little to the table....but that's just one opinion.  When I ask questions I'm mostly interested in learning, though.  

Nov 27, 2015 01:46 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen,

I have seen some wonderful discussions and ideas shared.  Either way, it is a great way to get to know each other. A

Nov 27, 2015 01:27 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i do..however i am glad you asked that question. it bothers me how often the question is answered, however i have no idea what question they are answering?? its like they dont read the question.. soooo, i see value if its done properly.

Nov 27, 2015 08:46 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I do not track points anymore.  I find it a little more personal and informative than most blog post.  I like it. 

Nov 29, 2015 01:50 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I really like the Q & A because it's a quick read and the answers are usually short.  I have the attention span of a 

Nov 28, 2015 04:39 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

It depends.  The points aren't that important to me but I enjoy popping in. I scoot by in a hurry the questions that are there just to be there. 

Nov 28, 2015 01:58 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

Yes - you can ask specific questions and hopefully get specific answers.  With blogs, the comments are different than answering a question.  That said, while I'm not just here for the points, if there weren't any points, by definition it would be POINTLESS! 

Nov 27, 2015 11:34 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

For this question the points but there have and are valid questions.

Nov 27, 2015 10:37 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

There are questions that shoudn't be here.  What's wrong with getting some points while reading some of the qustions and answers.  We get a lot of perspectives on questions here.  It's a good idea.

Nov 27, 2015 01:25 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I look for the intellegent questions as it tells me that the agents are trying to better themselves and shows some intelegence and concern for their clients

Nov 27, 2015 12:12 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You should see Z or Tru under Q&A?

A 30 year experience realtor ask elementary questions. Obviously they have a motivation... 

Here I doubt that is the case. 

Nov 27, 2015 11:49 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Ocassionally I learn something from someone elses question.  Mostly I ask about things I may be thinking about adopting. or quitting.

Nov 27, 2015 11:16 AM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner I read some good questions here, and points.

Nov 27, 2015 11:08 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

The questions are fun sometimes 

Nov 27, 2015 10:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've gotten value out of here through my own questions and other's questions.  I do enjoy the points too and the ease of the Q&A section.  I'd rather read a 20 word question than a 150 word blog, it's just quicker and a quicker bang for the buck.

Nov 27, 2015 09:56 AM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I like to jump in and read a few questions and answers to take a short break from my work. 

Nov 27, 2015 09:53 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Yes. I see value anytime I can learn from others.  The Q&A section has been very helpful to me.

Nov 27, 2015 09:32 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I like to check in to see what questions are asked and if I can learn something new. It doesn't always has to be a long blog to cover a topic or get some good advice.

Nov 27, 2015 09:28 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Both Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner I have learned a few things here in the Q&A section but face it, I like the points as well.

Nov 27, 2015 09:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I enjoy the discussion, learning, getting ideas and the entertainment

Nov 27, 2015 09:01 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I did get started for the points, however I do see that there is value. I just have to hunt for good questions and good answer to my questions.

Sep 03, 2016 03:28 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I just discovered it this week and have lost 100's of points by not being aware !

Dec 04, 2015 05:42 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner I like good questions, unfortunately this is not one of them.  If it were point it would be easier to just follow someone, comment on a blog or write and non-essential blog post.

Dec 03, 2015 01:01 PM
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James Warren
PartnerGo - Port Jervis, NY
PartnerGo, Int'l real estate referral network

I am kinda new here and I must say I really enjoy the Question and Answer sectio. I get great ideas through it all, I get to interact with others and sometimes, it's just fun. 

Dec 02, 2015 12:57 PM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I actually like to check out the questions and answer a few everyday ....

Dec 02, 2015 09:17 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I just here for the free coffee and donuts. 

I'm not interested in points but I do like helping people when I feel I can bring some value to question.

Dec 01, 2015 07:45 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Karen,
# 1 I do learn things.

# 2 Maybe the most valuable part is to hear other brokers perspective.

 

Save Q & A. Not that I think you were campaigning for its demise.

Dec 01, 2015 07:02 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Karen - I have actually learned from the Q & A section, and have had some of my questions answered. I do see some value in it, more than just the points.

Nov 30, 2015 03:28 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Karen,

The points do not educate or inform me. The questions and answers do:)

Nov 29, 2015 09:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner sometimes we agree, sometimes we don't - the fact remains, we are here for points 'also'!

Actually, I'd say, I am lucky as I have received a great guidance here several times - just by asking question on some real life real estate related concerns and the answers here helped me resolve those issues.

Nov 28, 2015 03:25 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I find many interesting questions and answers here.  Some ideas and product reviews.  Sometimes I ask more questions than I receive points. Same with answers. 

Nov 28, 2015 12:53 PM