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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

From what I understand, I think the students are all taking an online course, and I don't even know if they have actual contact with an instructor. I know we see the same questions over and over again, but the students can't help that. They are just following through with their assignment.

I'm glad they are asking questions on AR and not z or t. At least we can give them educated answers and I do care about them. I'm hoping these students do get their licenses and become sharing members on AR. What is the difference between these students and a newly licensed member that asks questions and wants advice?

It wasn't all that long ago I was new to the business. No one helped me. Instead I felt like everyone had a hand out and wanted a piece of me and my money.

I'm happy to help the students. We all talk about sharing information and helping each other out, so why don't we extend that same courtesy to the students?

Apr 24, 2016 02:06 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Fred Griffin  in reading your question and comments along with Lise Howe 's I understand where those duplicating questions that I kept seeing were coming from.  Who knew a Utah school was using AR as part of their curriculum?!!  

Apr 24, 2016 03:49 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

My personal feeling is we are the experienced ones and while I don't always answer them, I think they have a right to ask their questions. I think Christopher Ward will not overreact again, and I, for one, think we still need to be the adults.

Apr 24, 2016 02:18 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Do any of them actually get licensed?  Become productive agents? Contribute anything useful on ActiveRain?

Apr 24, 2016 01:47 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

great question! I am going to ignore all their questions from now on.

Apr 24, 2016 01:33 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I haven't checked Zillow to see but my guess is that this is the only platform they are using.

Apr 24, 2016 01:27 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Who knows. We can ask them I suppose. I suppose AR should be flattered they are here, and not on Z or T...unless they are!

Apr 24, 2016 03:13 PM
Toronto, ON

The students all attend one specific online school.  When I read the school's website a number of months ago, it said that part of the course was to interact on a specific real estate social media site, ask questions etc.

Apr 24, 2016 03:11 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, we are the lucky ones. Trulia used to have nice A&Q, I liked it...

Apr 24, 2016 02:07 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Perhaps a note to AR managemnt about the issue is apprporiate?

Apr 24, 2016 09:59 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. Time for me to stop answering these questions.

Apr 24, 2016 06:28 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

You know, Fred, I hadn't thought about this until now but I still receive emails from Homes dottt comm with consumer questions for agents to answer. Some of them are along the lines of what we see here so not sure if it is coincidence or something else...


Apr 24, 2016 02:13 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am curious to read if any of the members who asked questions several months ago have now got their license and have rainmamker accounts now.

Apr 24, 2016 10:17 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Seems like they are standing in the Rain!

Apr 24, 2016 10:16 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I believe only here. I no longer see an questions on Trulia.

Why not just ignore them?

Apr 24, 2016 10:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good question. 

Apr 24, 2016 08:18 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't think Z and T are good sources for learning. AR is and all of us can just skip the questions we are not interested in, not need to make it an issue.

Apr 24, 2016 07:23 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - It's okay - just my two cents...

Apr 24, 2016 02:58 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think they like us.

Apr 28, 2016 01:51 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

At least they are choosing a better site asking here.

Apr 27, 2016 12:17 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh My!  Here the answers might be a little snarky, but they on Zillow and Trulia, they are likely to be flat wrong!

Apr 25, 2016 03:06 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

That's interesting!  The Utah students are always asking us questions, but since you are wanting information from them, you have 35 comments, and none of them are from Utah!

Apr 25, 2016 01:49 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't know.  I don't participate in those chat rooms.

Apr 25, 2016 09:12 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

People in Z & T don't respond; we are the only lackeys!

Apr 25, 2016 04:36 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no clue.  And, I really can't understand why they would assign them to ask questions here.

Apr 25, 2016 04:10 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good question

Apr 25, 2016 01:50 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Good question!

Apr 25, 2016 01:41 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

If it's part of their course work, I would question the value of the course. As a rule, AR members are always willing to help but the repetiveness of these questions and sometimes the typical textbook scenarios are what gets me.

Apr 25, 2016 12:50 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

what a great question....I never thought about that!!!  some are thinkers here, some are not....  I'd guess "no" to that question...

Apr 25, 2016 12:26 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Debbie Laity 's answer makes a lot of sense.

Apr 25, 2016 12:09 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The concept of asking questions is sound and necessary. However, I have seen where that can literally take-over an agenda or seminar if not controlled

Apr 24, 2016 11:48 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have no idea.  

Apr 24, 2016 11:35 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Hopefully here otherwise it would be a guesstimate!

Apr 24, 2016 10:40 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I answer questions on both other formats and have not seen them. 

Apr 24, 2016 10:29 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I think we should be flattered that they consider ActiveRain the "go to site" for online real estate information.

Apr 24, 2016 10:15 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The Utah School of Real Estate has identified ACTIVE RAIN as the voice of the real estate professional.

Easily the school could direct students to the dark side to engage with those who dwell in it's dark places who pay Z-devil thousands of dollars each month.

As more and more do turn to the darkside, the reality that REALTOR, NAR and the local MLS are impediments to the solutions citizens seek. This is inevitable, but we can certainly expedite the transition by driving the innocent into the arms of Z-devil.

Be careful what you wish for.

Apr 24, 2016 10:01 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no idea, Fred, as I don't follow question on Z&T. That's a very interesting question. I have a feeling part of their course work is to get on some real estate platform to do so.

Apr 24, 2016 08:20 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont check out the other sites so I would not know.

Jul 25, 2019 09:57 PM