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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Q & A.

Reading blogs and responding has proven to be of little benefit. 

Most are too superficial and leave me feeling betrayed after spending the time.

Mar 26, 2015 02:52 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am seeing people on the Q & A that are not writing posts. It is a more relaxed environment because it doesn't need to be a long question or answer. 

Mar 26, 2015 12:46 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Debbie -- I hadn't spent much time in the Q/A Section until recently and have participated a bit more with the March-April Cloudburst Contest where we are to ask five questions and answer ten.  

My typical AR routine is:  have a post published, scheduled or draft then comments and after I reach at least 20 comments, go to Q/A.   

Mar 26, 2015 12:39 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I am spending the same amount of time blogging, just on other platforms that get more traction, attract a different set of eyeballs.

Mar 25, 2015 11:34 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I don't see making a brief reply to these questions as an obstacle to blogging or commenting.

Mar 26, 2015 12:51 AM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

No, but the Q & A is great for quick topics and some very relevant comments, too!

Mar 25, 2015 11:40 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No

Jul 13, 2018 05:54 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, it takes a long time to go through the blogging roll and find blogs to comment on anymore with all the roboblogs filling up entire pages.  The Q/A is a welcome diversion.

Mar 26, 2015 10:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am a little confused Annette Lawrence Are you saying that reading blog posts is not working for you and Q & A is? I will tell say you write such though-provoking responses on the questions and I enjoy reading them.

Mar 26, 2015 01:19 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Debbie, I like the Q&A. I find that the question are more relevant to us in sales type matters. I still do my post and comment.

Mar 26, 2015 09:39 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No the Q and A section hasn't made me slow down with my posting. I visit this section when I have some extra time. This isn't my favorite part of AR. 

Mar 26, 2015 06:54 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I like the blogs more especially if it is something interesting and I can learn from them. The Q & A section can also have some valuable information and make you think.

Mar 26, 2015 06:24 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Q&A doesnt take time away from blogs/comments, now I just spend 8 hours/day in the rain instead of my usual 4.  Kidding.  I start w/the blog side, and if I don't find much that interests me I'll click on the Q&A to check out this side of the rain

Mar 26, 2015 06:21 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

Since the AR changes, I answer some Q&A, but I still post and comment.  I also have a WP blog.

Mar 26, 2015 04:47 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I've just been spending less time on Active Rain overall.  I used to be a prolific blogger and commenter.  Now, not so much.  By choice.

Mar 26, 2015 04:39 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Debbie, I do find myself drawn to the question-and-answer section although I do search all my followers and the people that I follow on a daily basis. I think it is very simple and I really enjoyed reading people's thoughts about he questions.

Mar 26, 2015 04:01 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- I usually don't spend much time in the Q&A section, and I suspect that many others don't as well, which is why the focus on it in this month's Cloudburst.  I find a lot of it distracting.  I get my post out, then try to check out the people that I follow, and head to Bananatude to help monitor that. 

Mar 26, 2015 03:58 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I'm spending time on both right now. In the past I've either focused heavily on blogging & comments or answering quesitons, usually on other sites.  I'm doing a bit of both on AR now. 

Mar 26, 2015 03:51 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

 I dont even know where I am anymore!

Mar 26, 2015 03:36 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I am finding that there are members who used to comment on blog, but now are commenting on Q & A. Not sure about this platform...

Mar 26, 2015 02:41 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

I'm here because it would seem my muse is on vacation. 

Mar 26, 2015 02:14 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer the posts but do spend time on Q and A section.

Mar 26, 2015 01:32 AM