Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Absolutely, plus I change the names and sex to protect the innocent. 

Sep 12, 2016 12:10 PM
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Yes.  I only comment on what the entire world can read ... and I stand behind my comments. 

Sep 12, 2016 10:51 AM
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You should always believe there is a mic open, a camera clicking and in private, in public, think customer. Be a good person all the time is the goal to strive for and it takes a life time of improvement right? AR comments are not the primary barometer of how are we going for reputation. Your testimonials are.

Sep 12, 2016 09:27 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I am very careful about anything I say in any social media and how I say it.

Sep 12, 2016 09:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I make a point not to comment or blog about current transactions...

Sep 12, 2016 02:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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In some cases it would be best to not discuss these issues. And make them Members only if a blog post. You never know who might see them, or share them

 

Sep 12, 2016 12:50 PM
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I am careful about the type of comment I make and never get specific with any client references.

Sep 12, 2016 08:59 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
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Yes, I do watch what I add to AR when answering questions or blogging.

Sep 12, 2016 02:41 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Absolutely!  Our fiduciary must be maintained - it's far more important than any comment!

Sep 12, 2016 02:32 PM
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Hella,

Yes, we are careful!  A

Sep 12, 2016 02:20 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Caution, err on side of caution.

Sep 12, 2016 12:37 PM
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William Feela
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I sometimes will re-consider making a comment on very explosive issues

Sep 12, 2016 11:02 AM
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Will Hamm
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I am not sure how much of the public is on here.  That would be a good question to ask if anyone knows.  

Sep 12, 2016 10:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I am always mindful of clients reading posts and I do whatever I can to promote that blogger.... always....

Sep 13, 2016 01:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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There have been moments where I have commented or answered, then quickly deleted before posting.  

Sep 13, 2016 01:04 AM
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Not at all, I continue to do what I normally do.

Sep 12, 2016 10:19 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
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I am a believer of the golden rule. 

Sep 12, 2016 08:46 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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I always think of the possible reactions that people might have tp my blogs, answers and comments.

Sep 12, 2016 02:10 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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I am always careful on the WWW. One never knows who is reading the post/comment and might eventually become a client?

Sep 12, 2016 12:16 PM
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Sam Shueh
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yes absolutely...

Sep 12, 2016 12:12 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Yes, I am always thinking about whether it is something that I would want to be quoted on later. 

Sep 12, 2016 10:56 AM
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Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner
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As far as I'm concerned we are all using the Internet. AR is not a private place. (Even members only posts). Anytime I write a blog post, review or comment anywhere online - On Activerain, FB or anywhere else for that matter I consider that the whole world can see it. No exclusions or exceptions.

Sep 14, 2016 04:46 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® it's not just blogging, anything and everything we do on Internet has to be done right!

Sep 13, 2016 04:06 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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I try not to be to snarky here in the Q&A section, but I fail a lot at that.

Sep 13, 2016 09:47 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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They read out blogs, but are you referring to the comments we make on other posts?  I don't anyone could find my comments.  I believe I turned them off some time ago.  

Sep 13, 2016 08:45 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
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It depends what you mean by "commenting." I don't worry much about what I write on an agent's blog in another state because a) my AR comments are blocked in my profile and b) nobody is likely to stumble upon it from California. However, in my own blog, you can bet your booties I make sure I don't talk about a current situation.

Sep 13, 2016 02:29 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I watch the type of question but usually I will be myself

Sep 13, 2016 01:23 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington nailed this one!

Sep 13, 2016 12:04 AM
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
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I read everything I can here on AR and some of the stuff shudders me. I often wonder if the AR member that posted got a call from an angry customer.

Sep 12, 2016 11:51 PM
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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
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Hi Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Great Question.  I am not sure how many times...but quite a few...where I was making a comment and then went back and changed it because I thought it could be interpreted the wrong way.  I tend to not talk in a public forum about a current ongoing issue.

When I read comments of some who do...I shake my head.  When I read comments from others who are more discreet I am amazed at the answers. I learn from many of those answers...even the ones I disagree with can have value.

Sep 12, 2016 11:32 PM
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Dusty Rhoton CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI
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I am always careful of everything I post online - not only on AR.    If I did learn something new in a transaction (that seems to be happening more nowadays!), and I feel others would benefit from it, then I will blog or post it to share so we can all learn and grow together.  Of course, I never mention confidential information at any times. 

Sep 12, 2016 11:12 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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One should never type what they are not willing to say in front of someone. 

Sep 12, 2016 10:28 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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Always be care what you write online !

Sep 12, 2016 10:25 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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I blog about my daily experiences so I just change the names.

Sep 12, 2016 10:21 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Yes.

Sep 12, 2016 10:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
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I would because our comments do get picked up by Google. I've seen my answers even from years ago.

Sep 12, 2016 10:01 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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It's best always to be careful - never know where your comments might wind up.

Sep 12, 2016 10:01 PM
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AR is treated in the same manner as anything else on the internet.

Sep 12, 2016 09:19 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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absolutely 

Sep 12, 2016 09:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You should not comments on transactions that have not been completed.

Sep 12, 2016 09:09 PM
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Tony Lewis
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I am always cautious of anything put online.  Everything is searchable.  I don't put anything that I wouldn't want held against me.  I express my opinion but avoid some subjects if dangerous.  Our reputation is everything and when it's online, it's staying alive forever.

Sep 12, 2016 12:14 PM
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Sharon Altier
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I do not see how that would adversely affect the present situation.  I would simply assert my point of view and follow that through in the given transaction. 

Sep 16, 2016 04:12 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I comment as if the public may read it.

Sep 15, 2016 01:03 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I think we should always write like our favorite clients are reading us.

Sep 15, 2016 11:08 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I sometimes frame my answer differently if a comment might reflect something current.  I never blog about a current pending deal.

I wrote a blog long ago about the first closing I missed. (was because my daughter had a car accident on the way to school that ended with her having surgery and my son in a cast)  My client... commented "hey I think that was me"  meaning the client I missed their closing.  That was a serious lesson for me in "who might be reading" my posts.

Sep 14, 2016 02:38 PM
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Melissa Stephens
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I am tell it like it is. People don't have to agree with me but as long as I am respectful in my comments, I believe I earn the respect back.

Sep 14, 2016 06:11 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Absolutely! 

Sep 14, 2016 01:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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It does not bother me a bit since I do not leave frustrated/angry comments. I can mention a situation but I doubt any one specifically would be offended. 

Sep 13, 2016 08:05 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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What goes on the Internet stays on the Internet.   Be careful!

Sep 13, 2016 06:14 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Michael Scruggs - I agree to a certain point but, unfortunately, our current clients will see through that.

Sep 13, 2016 06:10 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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I always try to be positive and supporting when posting. I do not indulge the information of a transaction because it goes against the COE and do not want to break the trust of a client!

Sep 13, 2016 06:06 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I don't discuss in-process deals in ANY social media.
Anything anecdotal from previous/past is nipped, tucked and tweaked to make unrecognizable by anyone who could have known.

Sep 13, 2016 05:22 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Hella - Good question. If it's anything unusual or complicated, I'll wait until after it closes to post about it.

Sep 13, 2016 04:40 AM
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Elizabeth Murphree
Elizabeth Murphree @ Ikon Realty of Ashburn 5 - Fairfax, VA
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Lesson 1: Do not write things that will hurt you. I also change the gender of the person and the timing to protect the innocent.

Sep 13, 2016 04:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Heck yes!  I've revised answers here in the off chance that the agent I was working with read them.

Sep 13, 2016 03:50 AM
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Dr. Paula McDonald
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As a southern woman, I have always been taught to think carefully before saying something negative or rude. You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar!

Sep 13, 2016 02:07 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Depends but I try to be honest and be myself

Sep 13, 2016 01:47 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Never do it as a matter of practice!

Sep 13, 2016 12:01 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I keep the sensitive personal matters out of the public eye.

Sep 12, 2016 11:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I am aware but it doesn't stop me from sharing the "shoe".... If it fits, wear it!

Sep 12, 2016 11:33 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Yes, especially with ongoing transactions.

Sep 12, 2016 11:20 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I just use members only, but I don't really post like that anyhow-never transaction specific unless it's a good thing I'm bragging on, I still change the names and minor details so it's generic.

Sep 12, 2016 10:56 PM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
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I would suggest to use general terms and not specifics.  I would not use names or current situations to blog about for that very reason.

Sep 12, 2016 10:55 PM