Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Company)

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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

LOL!  I've done #1 before.  

One of mine is in the Q & A section.  

Question:  What is your best technique for getting someone to sign in at an open house?  

Answer from Mr. Smug trying to get attention:  I don't do open houses.  

Really?  Then this question isn't for YOU.  Just move along.  

Apr 08, 2016 08:35 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Time for cocktails I think!!  What others do has no effect on me. 

PS  Watch how fast I can upvote this comment!

Apr 08, 2016 09:34 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 can't think of anything just now . . . it's a nice mellow day today. Maybe tomorrow I will be more annoyed. LOL!

Apr 08, 2016 08:30 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Yes, I can certainly be annoying; just ask my husband !   I find some of those things you listed get under my skin too.

I guess my biggest peeve though is that many members don't proofread or spell check what they put on the Internet through the ActiveRain platform.   I don't understand how they can get business looking that unprofessional for the whole world to see fron now until infinity, . . . . . and beyond.

I'm NOT perfect by any means so I check and recheck; read and reread every writing I do BEFORE I publish it.   I then reread the published version to make sure a gremlin from cyberspace hasn't messed it up so I can fix it within the time period I can still edit my writing.

Apr 08, 2016 10:10 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Just mind my business.......

How about Utah school teacher getting free Google advertising thru AR?....


Apr 08, 2016 08:57 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The voting for oneself is based somewhat on what Descartes the philosopher said in Latin. Cogito ergo sum or... I think, therefore I am...Richfuscious say: Mewant etu voti or... I vote because I can...humbly submitted

Apr 08, 2016 08:54 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm guilty of #3, except it's not a cut and paste.... the thought is the same but always stated differently....and I apologize if it annoys you, Mimi.... I thought it was legitimate to separate the conversation/response to their post and the welcome and a reflection of what they'll gain from AR....

Apr 08, 2016 08:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I did not know you could upvote yourself...how funny to do that!  When I first saw the upvotes, and clicked on it, it said downvote, and I was scared that I had downvoted somebody, so I unclicked...2 is funny, and have not seen 3.  Have a great weekend.  A

Apr 08, 2016 09:43 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The posting of quotes, recipes and jokes for points.  

Apr 08, 2016 08:56 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, those annoy me, too.

Also, when someone consistently comments 3 times in a row on same post.

Apr 08, 2016 08:49 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

People are who they are and some things make absolutely no sense.

Apr 08, 2016 08:40 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I check new listing here frequently. Most are fine, some are wonderful posts. But...

Please don't post a listing without a single photo.

Ditto for listings that have no links or address.

Apr 08, 2016 05:43 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mimi Foster - I somehow have a habit of doing #2 - and can't just get rid of it....

(Now I am sure you have two notifications for this answer.)

Apr 08, 2016 04:19 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Mimi #3 made me laugh out loud.  I have noticed the second comment seems to be a cut and paste.  So I guess if you comment on 10 new posts with that follow up pasted in below you're all pointed up for the day. <insert eye roll here>

I suppose mine is those folks who write 50 or 51 word posts that say nothing 10 times a week.

Apr 08, 2016 12:17 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've noticed 1 and 2 on your list, and I just let it go. I'll have to think about this. I don't know if I have any pet peeves with AR. Now when it comes to pictures and information imputed in my local MLS...well that's a different story. 

Apr 08, 2016 12:00 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

1.  Members who do not identify their City or State on their profile page. 

2.  Silhouettes instead of photos or logos.

3.  Bait and Switch blogs that only contain a Link to some other website or video.

Apr 08, 2016 11:39 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

1) Spam listers repeating the same listings repeatedly with just a matter of a few days separating the posts.  Why?

2) Robo posters

3) Members who do not identify their brokerage affiliation in their primary profile.


OH!  There are so many more! I will leave room for others to complain.


Apr 08, 2016 11:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I tend to let all that go and not get bothered. I know I have made a mistake or two of liking my own comments when I was liking other peoples and went back and corrected but sure I have missed undoing some. It was not intended to pat myself on the back, just a mistake.

I really don't have any pet peeves other than rude comments that are uncalled for and unwarranted especially to the newer members. And yes I am tired of seeing the same test or homework questions posted so I just skip over them.

Apr 08, 2016 10:16 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

#2 - people think they are helping your SEO by doing it. Too bad they're not paying attention as to where they are.

The ads that are now popping up are annoying. 

The mini-ads they let vendors post in the AR Droplet Newsletter.

Came back to add - people who link to their own posts in the Q&A Section! 


Apr 08, 2016 10:15 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I wish that people who describe something beautiful in nature, would post a picture along with their description. Just reading a black and white paragraph doesn't really do it for me.

Apr 08, 2016 09:18 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Mimi – I really focus on not allowing shit to bother me, annoy me, or frustrate me in any way.  That said, my mantra most days is … “let it go, Kathleen.”

Apr 09, 2016 05:18 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

You've hit on some good ones, but they don't really bother me except maybe the "self love".

Apr 09, 2016 03:48 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I mostly enjoy our time on AR and find very litle I dislike.

But I'm not a fan of blog posts that are 50 words or so and say nothing. Likewise, comments that are meaningless. I get it that you want the points, but, if you're not building relationships, they you are missing the point.

Apr 09, 2016 02:34 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Mimi Foster It's too early in the day for peeves.  My personal view:  Take what you like & leave the rest.

Apr 09, 2016 12:38 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mimi Foster When someone answers their own question as part of the question. I quess they are looking for opinions or agreement.

Apr 08, 2016 11:47 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I don't get annoyed easily, but one member who always took the opposing opinion to a post would get me. He was entitled to his opinion, but on public posts I thought the phrasing of the comment was unprofessional. 

Grammar and spelling when it is really, really bad is an irritation, but I've learned to brush it off.

Comments on Q&A and blogs that don't answer the question or are off the mark leave me scratching my head.

Commenting as a placeholder and adding nothing to a discussion do bother me.

Apr 08, 2016 11:41 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What!!!!! You can like and up-vote your own posting. 
Thanks for the heads up. I start doing that now!

The rest don't register on my peeve meter at all. But from what I've read, it may get someone banned for life!!! 

Pet peeves, thin skinned....neither are good attributes.

Apr 08, 2016 10:47 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

My pet peeve is people who have pet peeves about AR (just kidding).  I just enjoy my time here.

Apr 08, 2016 10:03 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always wonderd why they comment twice. I thought it is to help the newbie get extra points.

Apr 08, 2016 09:41 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sorry Mimi, I am sure that I have done all of these things at least once.

as far as pet peeves, I dont think I have any worth mentioning.

Apr 08, 2016 03:37 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

My pet peeve on AR is people who are rude, it has only happened to me a couple of times.

Apr 08, 2016 02:19 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Great three Mimi,  I guest people that do not respond to a comment I leave, wonder if they read the comments.

Apr 08, 2016 11:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The overuse of tagging.



Apr 09, 2016 01:17 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mimi. I'm sure between my grammar and spelling errors it must annoy some, hopefully not badly.

Apr 08, 2016 06:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've seen all of this... but can't say I've given it much thought. What I find most annoying is people who comment on my blog and it's clear:

1. that they haven't read it

2. that they've left the same comment on on 10 other blogs.

Apr 08, 2016 06:40 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Interesting answers from everyone.  I like others, was unsure of the Upvote button when I started and would get confused, did I upvote? What if I accidentally downvote?   I've noticed #3. Don't bother me.  Amanda and Jared Christiansen I thought members would comment like that just to say, "Hey, I stopped by and can't help, but-- I'm here." 

Apr 08, 2016 02:14 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Those who tag you to say only Thank You.   They tag everyone.

Apr 10, 2016 12:35 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties


I just did #1 for the first time today.  I really liked my answer on a question!  Thought it was sheer brilliance.

#2 - Not sure what you mean by "on your site", I'm assuming you mean tagging you in an answer to your own question/blog?  Yes, that doesn't make much sense except in subcomments.  Plus, many of us turned off the email notifications (when they work) about comments, etc.

#3 - As far as I know, you only get points the first time you comment on a blog.  One time I made a second comment the following day and did not receive points for it.  That is the extent of my testing.

To me, people do #3 to separate the messages.  Give the poster a welcome message and a separate comment to talk about their blog.  At least, that's how I saw it on my blogs.  Especially when it came from an ambassador.

Apr 09, 2016 03:52 PM