Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker,  602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000)

Spam prevention
Ambassador
1,209,134
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I'd much rather comment on a short question than a super long blog.  I have a short attenti

SQUIRREL!  

Jun 29, 2016 10:52 AM
Ambassador
1,377,775
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I blog to the public but come to the Q & A to interact with the community.

Jun 29, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
679,479
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Definitely blogs, but I notice that people tend to only comment if they know you. Starting to get to know more Rainers this month of June. Plan on staying active and then I pop in ever so... and answer questions, but def. not as much as I do on blogs. I always pass the 20 too for the day.

Jun 29, 2016 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Both, but if I have limited time I go to Q&A first.  It's quick, easy and usually lighter meaning less effort is needed to write a response.  Late evening like tonight I can relax & read a few Q's.  Also FUN!!!

This morning I popped into Q &A and laughed hysterically at the A's to one of the Q's.  That would be unusual if I was reading blog comments.

Jun 29, 2016 12:42 PM
Ambassador
2,074,807
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I agree, I will check the Q&A almost every day because they are easy to glance over for anything that is interesting enough to comment on. "Glancing" over the blog roll is almost impossible these days. 

Jun 29, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
654,392
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

I tend to answer questions more than blogs because questions are quicker to answer and give quick usable data with follow answers.

Jun 29, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,232,877
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

You'll never catch me commenting on the Q&A, just on blog posts, I have too long of an attention-span for those short questions, I prefer longer blogs.

Jun 29, 2016 05:52 PM
Rainer
215,793
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Q&A...usually a quick in and out on the site.....occasionally I will take time and read blogs, but not often enough!

Jun 29, 2016 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
796,132
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Lately I comment on Q & A more.  Q & A is great for answering quick questions or finding out the answer to questions that we might have. There is much more interaction here than on the blog posts, that are usually long and the opinion or experience of one person.

Jun 29, 2016 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
140,895
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

It depends on my mood, the time I have, and the blogs posted. Questions are a fun way to interact with members on a different level. It seems as if there aren't as many blogs to read as there were in the winter, or maybe that's just me.

 

Jun 29, 2016 09:00 PM
Ambassador
1,771,430
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Blog post defiantly Anna. 

Jun 29, 2016 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I comment more on blog posts

Jun 29, 2016 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
581,856
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

I do both, but question and answers are quicker and I can do a few throughout the day. 

Jun 29, 2016 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,192,219
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Blogs!!!

Jun 29, 2016 11:57 AM
Ambassador
3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think attentions are divided. Yese comments on blogs are down and many are spending the majority of their time on Q&A. My blogging always comes first.

Jun 29, 2016 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,891,775
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Blogs. Many of the Q&As don't seem to really need A's.

Jun 29, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,305
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Probably more on blog posts.

Jun 29, 2016 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,123,172
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Both equally most of the time, but if I get really busy I may do more Q&A because I can do those comments more quickly and run.

Jun 29, 2016 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,943
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My q and a time is in addition to what i used to do with blogs. It being so busy hurts my over al blog time

Jun 29, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
762,647
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Q&A lately

Jun 29, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,047,526
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Blogs there are more to pick from.

Jun 29, 2016 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
6,614,321
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I comment more on blogs.

Jun 29, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
920,173
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I try to do a bit of both and seldom get to as many as I would like of either

Jun 29, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
2,808,236
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I've been so busy, that my time in both has decreased a lot.  But, I am commenting more here in the Q&A.

In addition to what's been said, I like helping people.

Jun 29, 2016 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Q&A mostly.

Jun 29, 2016 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
634,282
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I do both fairly equally. I don't always comment on blogs I read though, especially if work interrupts me.

Jun 29, 2016 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I comment on posts and answer questions on Q&A.

In general, I currently answer more questions vs. commenting on posts.

Jun 29, 2016 05:02 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Anna Banana Kruchten - I am all over....

I do see even featured posts do get less comments now-a-days. I think it is seasonal - it's a busy season for most of us - and that's good.

Jun 29, 2016 04:25 PM
Ambassador
3,039,280
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Honestly Anna the last few weeks I've been swamped and not maxed out on commenting points anywhere any day.

Jun 29, 2016 02:30 PM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

I love Q&A , but thats me... i like fast food too. :)

Jun 29, 2016 02:05 PM
Ambassador
3,722,444
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Blog posts.  There are a lot more of them!

Jun 29, 2016 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,738,733
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

At this point, I'd say Q&A.  It take less time.   I do have a few bloggers that I try to follow and comment on regularly.  It depends on my schedule.

Jun 29, 2016 12:28 PM
Ambassador
4,868,565
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Anna- I've noticed the same thing....not as many comments on blogs.  From what I've read, many would rather stop here in the Q&A because it's quicker for them and they have as much to read. 

I only stop here if I have the time. 

Jun 29, 2016 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,385,324
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Answering questions is quick and easy. Blog comments require more effort. Perhaps that explains it?

Jun 29, 2016 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,459,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anna Banana Kruchten Guilty, more involved with Q&A.

Jun 29, 2016 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
5,592,137
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anna,

It depends on the questions.  I do keep up my comments on the blog posts as usual.  A

Jun 29, 2016 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,470,006
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Anna Banana Kruchten Mostly on blogs.

Jun 29, 2016 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,642,412
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I do both but only if there are items of interest & merit Ms nana

Jun 29, 2016 09:31 AM
Rainer
66,028
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

Well, I have not been here for a long time, so I won't have the insight you do. For me personally, I comment when I am interested or have input. Some days I'm more active on Q&A, some days on the blog posts. I think the smaller quantity of Questions means more people read them and then comment. There are so many blogs that I'm sure users miss blogs from people they follow, let alone the general community, keeping comments down in proportion.  

Jun 29, 2016 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
430,623
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I am guilty of more involvement in the Q&A Anna Banana Kruchten.  I try to comment on the blog post but usually get drawn into the Q&A since it pops up right away when I come online.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!  I do love reading the blogs though.

Jun 29, 2016 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
889,337
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Q & A

 

Jun 29, 2016 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,215,187
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Still commenting more on blogs, but Q&A is gathering steam!

Jun 29, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,705
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes, to be honest Anna Banana the posts haven't been all that interesting to me lately.

Jun 29, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,617,099
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Why yes, yes I do

Jun 29, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I start each day

with Q&A...

Jun 29, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
781,024
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I see no difference between the two. A well thought out response is a well thought out response. If the length of the post is important to you, you might consider getting back to it when you have more time but otherwise, only subject matter dictates what I read and respond to.

Jun 29, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Blog posts.

Jun 29, 2016 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,519,451
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I agree with you. A&Q is just faster and easier. 

Jun 29, 2016 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
543,369
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I don't know the percentage, I do both. Commenting on some blogs is pointless when some bloggers want to argue with you if you offer a respectful difference of opinion, some expect you to think their point of view is the ONLY point of view, and only want YES MAN, you are brilliant responses. Don't see that as much in Q&A, people are looking for different perspectives...mostly...

Jun 29, 2016 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,901,492
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I comment more on the blogs by about a 4 to one margin.

Jun 29, 2016 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,154,075
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

about the same. I like blogs better except it has a lot out of the area listing blogs....

Jun 29, 2016 10:11 AM
Ambassador
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I work hard to return all comments left on my blog posts. There are also members that I read regularly that don't participate in the q and a section. I make sure I comment on their latest post. So I guess I comment more on posts, but I enjoy the q and a section as well. 

Jun 29, 2016 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Depends on the post subject-matter or the Q&A question. Not one more than the other.

Jul 04, 2016 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

More on blog posts.  I try to comment on everyone's blog who has commented on mine.

Jul 04, 2016 03:40 AM
Rainmaker
90,443
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I answer or make comments to the posts that pertain to my area of expertise or posts that are of value and interest, therefore I do not keep track of the numbers. I do however find that commenting and answering questions can be time consuming.

Jul 04, 2016 12:51 AM
Ambassador
1,190,730
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Call me Old School, but I prefer to comment more on the blogs. Q & A section is nice, but many are only using it for the points.

Jul 02, 2016 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
882,439
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Anna - I comment about the same on blog posts and Q&A.

Jul 02, 2016 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
884,836
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I generally look at both and post/answer on either that seem I retesting.

Jul 01, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainer
30,285
Emily Wojtowicz
Come on Home Colorado - Centennial, CO

Q & A- but I just joined a couple of days ago! 

Jul 01, 2016 12:26 AM
Rainer
222,865
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I comment of Q & A more because it is less to read.

Jul 01, 2016 12:10 AM
Ambassador
5,414,363
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that your observation is correct Anna.

People are busy and this allows them to shoot by for a visit much quicker.

The 50 word blog posts have always been more popular, and this is the next step beyond that.

Jun 30, 2016 06:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,991,558
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

blogs - it is hard to find good questions on the Q&A

Jun 30, 2016 01:29 PM
Rainer
33,245
Matt Berman
Berman Estates Inc - San Marcos, CA
Matt Sells SD

I think it depends on if people are getting points or not. Once some hot max points I think they pass

Jun 30, 2016 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,562,074
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Never thought about it.  I just comment on things I read.  So the Q&A is faster for me to comment on a busy day.

Jun 30, 2016 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
822,252
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Blog posts are more interesting, but also more time consuming, so recently definitely commenting more on Q&A.

Jun 30, 2016 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,103,694
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not sure there is less commenting or not but the Q&A section is definitely less of a time commitment than reading and commenting on posts.   Overall, I'd say I comment more than answer both from time spent and numbers.  

Jun 30, 2016 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,290,731
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I still focus on the posts, Anna Banana Kruchten ... but I think you're right about the number of comments being down.  Maybe a phase??

The questions seem to be more light-hearted in nature and topic.  I still learn from them, but not as much as the posts.

Gene 

Jun 30, 2016 03:08 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do my fair share on both.... and enjoy doing both....

Jun 30, 2016 02:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,017,244
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I guess I am more on blogs then Q & A

Jun 29, 2016 11:45 PM
Ambassador
1,822,111
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I don't think that people are commenting "more" on Q&A, but the comments are definitely down on blog posts.

No idea why.

Jun 29, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
529,571
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I think it's about 50/50 ... but it depends on how much time I have.  If I have extra time I probably comment on more blogs than Q&A.

Jun 29, 2016 02:42 PM
Rainer
28,791
Paul Savola Real Estate SEO
Paul Savola Internet Marketing - Killeen, TX
Real Estate SEO Expert | Real Estate Leads

I comment more on  Q & A questions.

Jul 26, 2016 12:48 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I comment more on the blogs.

Jun 29, 2016 11:29 PM