David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

Spam prevention
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Oh my, NO!  The record holder is a Chicago Land poster who averaged 1,389 posts per month in 2015.  Mr. Bashe pales in comparison by averaging only 470 posts for the first two months of 2016!

I would say his posting is effective as you have found his contact info and he is posting in order to hopefully gain business. He is a RAINMAKER so the posts are being seen by consumers, unlike Rainers whose posts are not seen by consumers,  and he is using longtail keywords with specific subdivisions and active links. 

While it may be inconvenient to scroll through the blog roll this individual is using AR for business purposes and chooses to interact with customers by having them call him on his contact numbers, not leaving comments which 99% of the AR members would never do on a market report anyway!

Tom BASHED on an Easter Weekend???  No chocolate bunnies for you!


Mar 26, 2016 12:17 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

You need to learn what spamming really is. Posting blogs on a paid for blog platfom is not spamming. Is it effective? no one here really knows if it is effective because no one has taken the time to do any research into his site. 

I did a little precursory research and noticed most of the links are going to individual sold and active listings on his site, so you really have no place to criticise since none of the active or sold listings actually exist on your site and are not indexed and therefore you can't actually link to them. His site is years ahead of yours.

I will be watching this guy to see if what he is doing actually does work. You will know if it works if you see me doing the same thing.

Mar 26, 2016 05:13 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Seems to happen every Saturday morning David Barr ...

Mar 25, 2016 11:20 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh!  Just started reading the Q&A section.  Too early to post but thanks for heads up David Barr 

Might have to do yard work instead of blogging.

Mar 25, 2016 11:20 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Thankfully I didn't see it.  I don't like to see spammers of any type.

Mar 25, 2016 11:19 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As long as it is not really spam it is ok, this site is for more than playing in the q and a section, some folks use it to do marketing.

Mar 26, 2016 10:51 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It does not concern me at all. Everyone here does what they came here for.  I believe they do not even know that, since all those posts are coming likely from outsourcing. 

Mar 26, 2016 04:56 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

A lot of SM sites will only let you post so often in rapid fire before it stops you, and this one should too probably. I don't think it properly serves the poster either. Too much repitition just becomes noise - SM 101

Mar 26, 2016 03:09 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Have not seen it, my morning is 3 hours later...It is a banquet here on Active Rain, some things you like, some things you don't.  I keep my focus on what I like and ignore the rest.  A

Mar 26, 2016 12:53 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

It does seem there is more spam coming though on Active Rain.

Mar 26, 2016 12:28 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Hi David, I just checked the recent posts and he is all over the place.  One whole page and he had every blog.  

Mar 26, 2016 12:10 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It is frustrating and questionable results - wise  

Mar 25, 2016 11:45 PM
Joyce Marie Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Luxury & Ocean Homes in Central Florida

It is excessive. 

Mar 25, 2016 11:34 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Probably why I only do Q/A and follower's!

Mar 25, 2016 11:23 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

He posts his properties and just because they come in bunches that is not spamming. If AR limited posts per day or week than it might be but I don't see that happening. It is becoming increasingly  difficult to find posts to read. The new system that is coming will take care of that because there will be categories and channels.

Mar 26, 2016 11:05 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

It's annoying if you're watching the blog roll.  I would just focus on doing your own thing.  With the quality of your writing in your blogs, future clients will find you.  

Mar 26, 2016 09:47 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

And then he disables all the comments too!  Major double dumbass move.  Very annoying.  Ten posts at once is one thing, for those of us who do market blogs on a scheduled day (like me), but flooding the roll like that?  That's absured.  One time I saw that asshat had posted over 900 blogs.  Not even enough words to get points for them.  Really pissed me off when I needed to find ones to get commenting points.  I'd be in favor of a 12 blogs a day limit.

Mar 26, 2016 08:04 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No one should be allowed to do this.

Mar 26, 2016 05:06 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Actually, Carol Williams, a report does a lot of good. AR is very good about checking it out and will give points to those who report it if it's taken down  I'm not sure this is still the case, but there used to be a maximum of 10 posts allowed per week (I think that was the number) and anything more than that didn't receive points. However, AR takes spamming seriously. I haven't seen the posts in question, but I'll go take a look. 

Mar 26, 2016 02:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

This is exactly the same kind of rude, inappropriate and unprofessional behavior people display in their business as well ... bully-like in my opinion ... no regard or consideration for others ... its all about them them. 


Mar 26, 2016 01:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

AR is good to block the ip address.  Bob often will advise you it is done.

Mar 26, 2016 01:43 AM
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

Not a fan of spammers! 

Mar 26, 2016 01:31 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Saturday is the day isn't it. I don't have the time to send this guy an email just to have them argue with me(you) about what they are doing is OK.

I'm sure it's an assistant being annoying because they think it works.

Life's too short for boneheads.

Mar 26, 2016 01:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I find it very annoying as well David Barr I hope AR removes him. There are others I see posting 10 or so blogs at a time and I wondered what on earth the purpose was to it. Bruce Walter does shed some light on it but I still wish it was not allowed. I could support a max of 6 posts a day or something like that.

Mar 26, 2016 12:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Has anyone reported it?

Mar 26, 2016 12:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This should not be allowed.

Mar 26, 2016 12:40 AM
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

Does a "report" do any good?  Perhaps an Ambassador could contact this person and share some etiquette guidelines.  

I looked back, and seriously wonder if he even understands the "blog roll".  He is just posting to his own blog zillions of times all at once.  Maybe someone could explain how AR works.  Anyone?  Anyone?

Mar 26, 2016 12:28 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I rarely check the blog roll.

Mar 28, 2016 12:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I must have missed this, but maybe putting a limit on how many posts can be done in one day is a good idea!   Ten pages is ridiculous!  

Mar 27, 2016 11:59 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't know what it means.

Mar 26, 2016 12:32 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is not rally fair and I feel is a bit of a mis-use.  But it is their right

Mar 26, 2016 10:31 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I am sure that this account will be deleted soon.

Mar 26, 2016 08:16 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

no, no and no.... it drives me insane. I wonder if they know how upset they make others when they do this?

Mar 26, 2016 07:55 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

kind of stupid..

Mar 26, 2016 06:09 AM