Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services)

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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I've been interviewed but not because I was a Realtor®.

Jan 21, 2020 05:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes.... when I was active, channel 5 did a tour of new construction in Franklin MA and I was interviewed at one of my model homes.... plus the TV van with a reporter and me in the van toured all of my subdivisions.... I had all new signs with riders that had my name on them installed on every lot that had a new home being built...  I got a ton of business from it but so didn't other offices in the town.... the other agents wanted me to do another segment...LOL

Jan 21, 2020 05:54 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I have.

Jan 21, 2020 06:05 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not by the media.

However, Michael Miller, a technology writer for the NYT called to chat about my observable Internet  activity.

He dedicated a chapter in YOUTUBE for Business to my implementation.

And you are right. Every morning I listen to NPR and the host overtly structures questions that compel the response he wants. Pam Bondi was on a few weeks ago who wasn't going to play ball, and he cut off her microphone. See, that's  what liberals and democrats call 'free speech."

IT is all FAKE NEWS because EVERYONE is lying. 

What I find exciting, and a great credit to you, is he called the next day with a completely different question. When you speak from vision, attraction is inevitable.

Jan 21, 2020 05:58 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not in the same way as you told in your post but I have been contacted by reporter(s) who "found" me through ActiveRain.   I enjoyed the New Hampshire real estate angle of the 2020 Presidential race you shared.  

Jan 21, 2020 05:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I have been interviewed many times as a Forester, but not so far as a Realtor.

Jan 21, 2020 06:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have.  Or at least there was an attempt.  Like you, I was sitting in a restaurant ... when I saw the reporter and his camera people, I cringed and said out loud, oh God, [name] just walked in the door.  He walked right up to me and I declined to engage.  

That said, I did have my head shaved as it was filmed live on two local tv channels ... and I was interviewed as the person shaved my head.  That was not because of my line of work - it was a cancer thing. 

Jan 21, 2020 08:22 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes I have Scott Godzyk PLUS I am part of the media with my own radio program that is broadcast on two Minot Radio stations (as well as their internet feeds). I also post my show on Podomatic. The show was "Minot Real Estate Today" but now with my retirement it is simply "Minot Today".

Jan 21, 2020 07:03 AM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

Yes, I was interviewed once by a local news channel.  Wanted an opinion of the local real estate market... stood in front of one of my listings, asked me a few questions,  and only took a few minutes.  Was pleasant and easy experience... as always they edit things out and get the sound bites they want to broadcast.  Had some people  comment to me that they saw me on TV.. didn't hurt to have the promo.

Jan 21, 2020 06:48 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I have.  It's gone fine, and mostly I've been quoted accurately, thus far.  I know what you're talking about with the "leading" questions.

Jan 21, 2020 06:37 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No, I haven't been interviewed by any reporters.

Jan 21, 2020 06:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes & you really have to watch them as your example gives. I've had good results with some great PR over the years.

Jan 21, 2020 06:34 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I havee had contact with reproters, Cable stations and the like and one learns to be on their toes and speaking carefully & clearly less it is hijacked.....

Jan 21, 2020 06:33 AM
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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

yes, many times.

  • Local TV news
  • FB TV
  • RADIO
  • PODCASTS
  • MAGAZINES
Jan 21, 2020 06:09 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes and our local media is not ordinarily who I want quoting me. I'd rather quote myself, LOL

A LONG TIME BACK a 'reporter' wasted a bunch of my time 'interviewing me' for a local paper . . . I was optimistic even during a down market and explained the need for additional services for our aging demos and better schools for our new young families . . . he printed NONE of it and INSTEAD quoted 2 barnacles crying about how bad the market was . . . my positivity did not fit the narrative. And that dummy went back to the Midwest to teach middle school. LOL

Jan 21, 2020 06:02 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes but not lately, thankfully.

Jan 21, 2020 09:07 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I have been interviewed on local real estate shows and it is on you tube.  My daughter was on HGTV's Rock the Block this season as one of the finalist judging Realtors for the Pardee Homes in Santa Clarita.

Jan 21, 2020 08:46 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No I have not been interviewed by media.

Jan 21, 2020 08:44 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes a number of times for various topics and reasons.

Jan 21, 2020 08:41 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

Only for real estate publications, not the "general" media. 

Jan 21, 2020 08:38 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have on numerous occasions and it went very well. I will say that most of the local reporters in the real estate arena seem to genuinely want to know how the market really is.

To date, they haven't asked leading questions (or questions in the hopes of my answering them to confirm their 'opinion' of the market). I think I would stop answering if they did...no, I'd call them out on it!! LOL

Jan 21, 2020 11:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Scott,

We declined the publicity.  One of our values to our clients was that we were known to keep our mouth shut.  We did not discuss deals and concessions or details...We were boring!!! A

Jan 21, 2020 10:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, multiple times. It's gone well and I was quote accurately. I know this one reported who has called me 3 or 4 times now over the years.

Jan 21, 2020 08:23 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.   It went well.

Jan 21, 2020 07:52 AM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Yep. Realtor magazine did an article on Video use in Real Estate and I was interviewed.

Jan 21, 2020 07:37 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. 

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Jan 21, 2020 07:18 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Yes, dozens of times by dozens of reporters and authorities.

As the first buyer brokerage office in south Florida, my story was featured many times as big news on various subjects.

Eve

 

Jan 21, 2020 07:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have been interviewed many times over the years.

Jan 21, 2020 02:57 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Nope.

Jan 21, 2020 01:17 PM
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Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

Last year Business Insider had a questionaire posted online for real estate agents. I responded to the questionaire- and they quoted me in 4 out of the 5 articles they wrote from those questions.

Feb 19, 2020 08:44 PM