Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982 (Sun West Mortgage Corporation)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
556,758
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Report and eliminate. If you respond to them, you will get even more spam.

Oct 30, 2017 02:15 PM
Ambassador
5,409,570
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like classic spam, report it and move on.

Oct 30, 2017 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ignore them after I delete their comments. 

Oct 30, 2017 01:52 PM
Rainmaker
398,779
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

I concur with others on here. I report kooks, scammers, and haters, then I personally delete their comments (I view them as stains on the blog that need eradicating). And with the haters, specifically, remember that silence can be very powerful (your refusal to engage with them will likely just rile them up even more - knowing they couldn't get a rise out of you no matter how hard they tried).  - Tim

Oct 30, 2017 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

report the spam.... don't delete it, so the AR people will find it and block it in the future....  

as Bob Crane said, just move on....

Oct 30, 2017 01:43 PM
Ambassador
4,258,081
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Spam - delete.

Oct 30, 2017 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,118,298
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Don't hardly ever see these and when I do I just pay no attention and delete.

Oct 30, 2017 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,099,880
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Delete.  Move on.   

Oct 30, 2017 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,105
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I find the Illuminati talk very interesting but I would not engage this kook obviously looking for money.  Every once in awhile I can't resist. 

Oct 30, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
684,765
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

You haven't gotten the one about inheriting $100,000,000 yet? There's a lot of crazy stuff online- mark as spam, block the user, report them to the site & move on. I don't ever comment or respond- that will just encourage more of the same. 

Oct 31, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,459,527
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Caroline Gerardo Exercise your delete button.

Oct 30, 2017 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ignore it.

Oct 30, 2017 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
6,607,678
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just delete the spam.

Oct 30, 2017 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
508,283
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Report them, I think you'll get points for reporting them :)

Oct 31, 2017 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
894,850
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Bahahahahahah! 
Delete, block, ignore. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Too bad we can't block people here.  But in general:
Harmless/entertaining kooks may be retained for entertainment value.
(thank you to those who endure me).
I am triggered by the following:
Folks who engage in discussion with intelligent people using nothing but grammar/spelling abortions, memes and emojis.
"Do some research", "Educate yourself" etc in an attempt to be condescending. 
"I know you are but what am I." 
Ad hominem attacks.
I just nuke them with impunity and vigor.
THEN, I watch the one-sided discussion between them (who I cannot see) and those attempting to reason with them.  3:)

Oct 31, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,323
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

On my personal blog site I disable commenting.  On FB I moderate all comments.  Other sites, if something like that was posted I'd delete it.

Oct 30, 2017 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
611,146
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Delete

Delete

Delete

Oct 30, 2017 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,588,028
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Caroline,

Just move on, it not worth your precious time ruminating on this subject.  A

Oct 30, 2017 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,210,543
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not and sooner or later they go away!

Oct 30, 2017 01:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,385
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Report, delete, if necessary, rinse and repeat! 

Oct 31, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
991,345
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I ignore them the majority of the time.

Oct 30, 2017 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I ignore them.

Oct 30, 2017 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Delete, block and ignore. 

Oct 31, 2017 05:44 AM
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

Lynnea Miller nailed this one!

Oct 31, 2017 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,722,075
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Caroline I use the Delete Button vigorously, Endre

Oct 30, 2017 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,467,378
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Caroline Gerardo You are right, those kind of emails can be annoying. 

Oct 30, 2017 10:02 PM
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 generally ignore, block or unfriend.

Oct 30, 2017 07:06 PM
Rainer
86,464
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I like the "no human sacrifice or killing is involved"! Mad professor's abound these days! 

Oct 30, 2017 06:24 PM
Ambassador
2,074,337
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Report, delete.

Oct 30, 2017 05:06 PM
Ambassador
3,056,521
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Ignore. Delete.  In the Rain - report it. 

Oct 30, 2017 04:35 PM
Ambassador
2,570,942
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Report it, but don't delete (so that AR can track the IP address and block it).

Oct 30, 2017 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I don't respond and I don't comment Caroline Gerardo.  I'm not interested in 'starting' or 'furthering' a comment that would lead into a dialogue.  I shall read below, as you have alot of replies! 

Oct 31, 2017 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,024,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

"Get behind thee Satan"  usually works  

Oct 31, 2017 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Delete!  Delete!  Delete! and block if possible from posting anything else... and move on!  I would definitely NOT respond to them.. that is what they want..

Oct 31, 2017 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,889,443
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If it's a spam/kook comment on my own post, I'd just delete it.

If it was a hater comment and was specifically addressing me, I might respond or I might delete. It depends on what the comment said, and who said it.

Oct 31, 2017 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,141
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

That comments sound like a scam. 

Yet, back to your question about a real negative personal comments: I would not delete them( happens often in Yelp reviews, page reviews). Looks like your response to it and desire to fix or understand another side can make a huge difference for that person and public in general. 

Oct 30, 2017 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Don't bother reading it.. spam/junk it.

Oct 30, 2017 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
849,262
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Stuff like that I'd just report. Had to take out a beat stick on a total PR**K earlier this year, couldn't let his silly comments go unchallenged. Unfortunately for him, his business will die a long, but slow death. SAD!

Oct 30, 2017 08:28 PM
Rainmaker
527,095
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Some bored hacker in a basement. But he has good credentials:

The doyen of Medicine in Nigeria, Professor Emeritus Theophilus Oladipo Ogunlesi,  became a medical doctor in 1947 and the first Professor of Medicine in Nigeria in 1965.

Oct 30, 2017 08:26 PM
Rainer
318,963
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Delete & move on.

Oct 30, 2017 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,002
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

Genrally I don't or with wisdom, wit and high brow sarcasm...but then that's over their head.

Oct 30, 2017 07:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hit delete!

Oct 30, 2017 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,808,236
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I either delete or report, pending on my mood/patience.

Oct 30, 2017 03:41 PM
Ambassador
1,821,266
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

That's what the delete button is for.

Oct 30, 2017 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
889,027
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Kooks and haters.

That was actually the topic behind the 'Consentual Halucination' blog and refereed link.

With a little background, it becomes much easier to dismiss/assign as loyalty to their tribe as they/we evolve as a species.

Of course every 22 to 31 year old male spends way too much time on Illuminati and tri-lateral before they grow out of it.

Oct 30, 2017 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
529,295
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Mark as Junk if an email received ... on AR report and Delete, then Move On to Real Business.

Oct 31, 2017 06:45 PM
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

I ignore and block them.

Oct 31, 2017 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,802
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Answer: Build a house of brick where no huff or puff can matter

Oct 31, 2017 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Ignore them. There used to be one attacking everyone on AR.  I just turned him in to have him removed.  He made a racist remark I swallowed it.

Oct 31, 2017 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
821,972
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Scary. Delete and block! Don't even open next time.

Oct 31, 2017 03:32 AM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corrine has the perfect approach.

Jul 25, 2018 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well I suppose it depends a little bit but if you can't delete their comment I would probably find a way to reply courteously but firmly... or ignore the post

Jan 11, 2018 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,939,648
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OH MY, they are kooks!  

Nov 02, 2017 06:14 PM
Rainer
10,505
Kevin Keithley
PrimeVest Partners, LLC - Atherton, CA

Ignore or just delete their comments. Can't do anything good for me! 

Nov 01, 2017 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,639,886
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Clearly trying to set you up for a scam since the grammar is horrid.

Nov 01, 2017 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
598,769
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I ignore them. I have far too many other things to deal with.

Nov 01, 2017 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Delete

Oct 31, 2017 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,043,910
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Hit the report button

Oct 31, 2017 04:56 AM