Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent (Dirt Road Real Estate)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Leanne! I don't know about sharing or selling your info but, I can tell you how being an agent is looked upon here...

Most residents in the area are more responsive to agents who LIVE in the area and don't advertise but, rather leave valuable contacts, etc. when questions are asked.

However, you have to be careful. Agents are often looked upon as 'vultures' on NextDoor so, simply being a part of the community and giving true, SOLID advice to the community seems to be key to not only being helpful but, being a part of the community.

As my grandmother used to say, "It's a fine line and you will need to don your ballet slippers to toe it!!" 🥿 

Jan 26, 2024 09:38 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I ignore emails from Nextdoor everyday.  No time for another social media half baked fb copycat.

Jan 27, 2024 02:21 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I signed up for it long ago but have never really used it for anything.

Jan 27, 2024 03:51 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

NextDoor is like a visit to New York City, it can be fun for short periods during the day, I was inundated with way too many emails about nonsense I could care less about, begging, negative comments, missing pets, found pets, incorrect and inaccurate info about local events and businesses opening and closing, etc. so disengaged myself.

Jan 27, 2024 07:41 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Never ventured into Next Door. I also live in a rural area and am active on the Mountain Neighbors FB page and a small village page.

Jan 27, 2024 05:55 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

I've had good luck with NextDoor as a community member. I find the members to be very helpful and respectful. I've used it a few times with success. I haven't seen any agents utilize it to share information other than post listings. I could see how posting market reports and other data could get attention. It seems like everyone wants to know what's going on in the real estate market. I don't know how effective it would be in a rural area like yours, Leanne.

Jan 27, 2024 05:24 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Not interested, I tried it but it just took on a life of it,s own.  Little value for me. 

Jan 27, 2024 04:38 AM
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 was a Beta tester for Next Door years ago, on a discounted ad campaign.
Got zero interaction and all ND seems to be is another place where keyboard warriors attack...at least in my neighborhood. I bailed on it years ago.
I still have my two neighborhood accounts, but I haven't seen any advertising benefits.

Jan 27, 2024 08:18 AM
Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com
Edge Of The Beach Realty - Pawleys Island, SC
Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!

Next Door is very difficult to communicate with, and the program is not easy to use. 

I do have a lot of recommendations from neighbors on the page from years ago.  I no longer have a business page, just a personal page, and I get way too many notifications, but I find some of the information useful. It seems to be an active spot to be heard if you want to spend your time on social media. 

Jan 27, 2024 07:56 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I am on NextDoor. Not the paid version which would allow me to post listing. Just the version that allows members to post gripes, it seems. Once in a while there is something helpful or interesting not often.

Jan 27, 2024 07:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Next Door is very active in our area and I frequently answer questions. 

Jan 27, 2024 04:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My neighborhood doesn't use Next Door. We use text messages to keep in touch (in other words, during the cold freeze, one neighbor reached out to a text group to see if everyone was okay). It works fine here.

Jan 27, 2024 04:27 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

My experience with Next Door is it simply becomes Spam

Jan 26, 2024 10:01 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

That is true and our privacy is already compromised from the federal government and down along with any firm we share our email address.

Jan 27, 2024 06:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never use it! I limit my social media exposure.

Jan 27, 2024 04:32 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I read it but never post anything.  I see some getting political or mean in it and people are subject to the moderator choosing to delete posts. Also see people begging for money - potential scammers?

Jan 27, 2024 11:17 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

I am registered.  I do not engage that often.  Lots of new residents checking in, crime alerts, watch out for porch stealers, muncipal meetings to quell commercial building of high rise buildings - aka - affordable housing!

Jan 27, 2024 09:03 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, it's mostly gossiping and cliques, like high school or twitter but only worse.  Neighborhoods are run by individuals in the hood and they can tend to play favorites and tend to selectively enforce rules.  Been burned enough that I don't go on any more.

You can view it on the web, so you don't need the app anyways.

Jan 27, 2024 08:25 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Every app has its foot in your door if you sign up as well as anyone who you give your phone number or email to. Privacy has been invaded...

Jan 27, 2024 06:30 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I signed up for it but quickly decided it wasn't for me. Too much gossiping etc going back and forth and quite frankly stuff I could care less about.

Jan 27, 2024 01:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I NEVER advertise, but get recommended trades when needed.   Also, if something is happening around my area, it will be on ND.    I don't have notifications set up, so not bothered with too many emails.

Jan 27, 2024 11:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I have a like/dislike relationship with Nextdoor but only as a consumer. I've used it to find the owners of dogs who wandered onto our street.  During the lockdown, our ND helped toot the horn for small local businesses that needed help. And like other social sites some people can get snarky with their comments. 

Jan 27, 2024 11:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


I do not use the App. 

I am generally concerned about privacy and sharing of data and information even if/when some claim they do not. 

I would not plan to use it to get business.  I've seen other comments where people in the neighborhood are not pleased to see real estate people marketing there.  Like all things, it could be a local thing and not an issue in your area. 

Jan 27, 2024 10:26 AM
Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

It's good for helping to find lost pets, get some info on a good handyman, find out about local yard sales etc. I'm signed up but rarely use it and have never posted anything about Real Estate. 

Jan 27, 2024 09:39 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I sign up for it but boy I did not know all the weird people that live for it complaining about everything.

Jan 27, 2024 09:32 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I had the pleasure . . . for about 5 minutes before facepalming myself into another dimension!

My serious opinion that may be unpopular but is 100% me is

We don't need to be that close to people that we did not choose to work with. LOL AND YOU WILL FIND THEM THERE.

I don't want to be in that crowd of cackling hens! LOL 

YMMV of course and I'm sure others will feel warm and fuzzy about it. 

Jan 27, 2024 08:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It works well for what it is intended Leanne Smith . I have it set to a rarely used email so I don't have to look at the HUGE bombardment of notices I get thus if I have a concern I will go check it and then delete the 100 emails I received over the week.

Jan 27, 2024 08:28 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Leanne Smith 

I login on my computer, but I just post active and sold properties. I would not have it on my phone. I don't think it would increase sales.

Jan 28, 2024 09:54 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist


Jan 28, 2024 11:32 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Our Subdivision has about 75% enrolled , there are also 15 other subdivisions in our TOWNSHIP !!! When I launch an Open House on our Subdivision, it always asks me “Do You Want to SEND this Post to the other 15 Subdivisions ?!!” What do you think my answer is ? 

Jan 28, 2024 10:40 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

It can be useful for giving and receiving contractor referrals, which reminds I need to check with Support about the guy with 2 profiles under different first and last names, learned after hiring him to power wash siding and he stripped the paint from the deck and shot 6 ft of power water under the front door. A disaster 🤣 That might give you a clue 😂

Jan 27, 2024 08:44 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

While I don't use Next Door in an official capacity- it is useful for my business at times. I don't love using the app too frequently though because they try to force you to sign up for alerts each time you open the app- and I have way too many alerts set up on my phone as is. What it is useful for is when neighbors share information that I might not find elsewhere.  NYC is a big place, and I look for unique information anyway I can come across it. I don't have time to use the app frequently, but every once in a while I check in, and see if anyone has posted anything useful that I might be able to leverage in some way.

Jan 28, 2024 09:47 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm not sure what's shared, might depend on what you accept. I glance at NextDoor, just to see what's going on in the area. Sometimes prospective listing opportunities do come up, but in the current market it's a misnomer because there's so little inventory. Potential sellers are trying to avoid real estate agents and think they can do better without (as usual). Agree with Debe agents are not really welcome on the site, so one needs to be careful.

Jan 28, 2024 11:46 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have an account, I answer questions occasionally,  I don't spend a lot of time there and not daily.

Jan 28, 2024 06:10 AM