Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive)

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Rainmaker
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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

I give out their number to all the telemarketers that call me:

"I can't talk now, but here...call my cell in an hour." 

Aug 29, 2016 01:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It happens form time to time and I chalk it up to them being new and not knowing this is not going to be well received. I called one person out on this and he was offended and asked me how was he to get the word out about his business. I told him to blog about it and build relationships and then he would be asked about his business and it would open doors for him. He just faded away and never blogged at all.

Aug 29, 2016 11:41 AM
Ambassador
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I do let them know that I do not appreciate it and ask that they please remove me from their spam list.

Aug 29, 2016 11:38 AM
Rainer
41,612
Matthew Johnson
Webmatic247.com - Virginia Beach, VA
I get you found online.

No one spams the SEO guy - Except maybe other SEO guys..  lol

I don't have many more points - but that would bug me too!

I've found the relationships here are "way more" worth cultivating than spamming..  

 

BTW, is this a bad time to share a video of what I do? GEOSEARCH

 Ha Ha~ Just Kidding - 

 

 

 

Sep 05, 2016 10:06 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

I hit the 'spam' button.

Aug 29, 2016 12:30 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just smile and chuckle to myself, knowing that someone is going to be educating this poor soul very soon.

Aug 29, 2016 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,500,132
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It annoys me like mad. And when that happens I send a note to the culprit suggesting they don't do it again.

Aug 29, 2016 10:13 PM
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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!

Yes, annoying is the way I feel too!  Instead of wasting my time writing them back, I just hit the delete button!

Aug 29, 2016 01:26 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 One word ick

Aug 29, 2016 12:46 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I ignore them

Aug 29, 2016 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Deleting and spam reporting are your friends.

Aug 29, 2016 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, annoying indeed.  I try to ignore.

Aug 29, 2016 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I've never had that happen but it would annoy me.

Aug 29, 2016 12:20 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'd be annoyed.  

Aug 29, 2016 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I received it also

Aug 29, 2016 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens but I do like the answer provided by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor.

Aug 29, 2016 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Obviously they didn't read the rules, did they? Nope, I don't like it either. They don't even have to be brand new, unless I ask for information, please don't send it.

Aug 29, 2016 02:11 PM
Rainmaker
503,567
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I don't understand why people think networking is only about selling me something ... when you build a relationship with a person and get to know them, you will then want to know more about what they do for a living and look for ways to build upon the relationship by telling others about them ... but that happens in time.  I too am offended on this and other sites I'm on when the first contact is just to sell me.  NOT!

Aug 29, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,230,687
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ignore them as I would with junk mail.

Aug 29, 2016 11:41 AM
Rainer
187,002
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

You'd never know...this could be your newest best friend! 

Aug 29, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I assume those members will eventually understand the purpose of this site.... many misunderstand its function....

Aug 30, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,307,342
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I got that loan guy's email too.  Annoying for sure, but a quick "delete" and I'm on to eating Mediterranean Mint Gelato.

Aug 30, 2016 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,887,296
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not like it and I report that crap to ActiveRain. 

Aug 30, 2016 01:58 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm not a fan either, I just remove them from my list

Aug 29, 2016 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I call Sam to deal with them if they show up!!

Aug 29, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,505
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Just click report a spammer. It happens all the time & I've just ignored it.

Better yet is when newbs post links to all their stuff in a comment or answer.

Aug 29, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Got that one too and deleted IMMEDIATELY!

Aug 29, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,593,592
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I received the same email. I just rolled my eyes and thought, "That guy obviously still needs to learn what AR is all about!"

Aug 29, 2016 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Report them as spam.

Aug 29, 2016 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Click the Report button.

Aug 29, 2016 08:02 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 - happened to me, too.

I simply responded - 'Not Interested' and made it a strong point to show my displeasure for this 'act'!

Aug 29, 2016 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Un-friend that person. I had one harrassed me. I sent his comments to Support. Bob wrote back said his account was closed. 

Aug 29, 2016 01:57 PM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Hit the spam button 

Aug 29, 2016 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have seen this, too, and it's people that I don't actually 'follow' back.  Maybe they are into, 'it's a numbers game', and the more people they 'follow', the more chance they have of someone being interested in them?  I always thank people for 'following me', and those are the only scenarios where I do not 'follow' back, as I'm not interested.  I hear you Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192

Aug 29, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'd be annoyed.

Sep 06, 2016 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

The same as what Susan Emo said.

Sep 06, 2016 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

They become history very quickly.

Sep 04, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I feel like reporting them as SPAM

Aug 31, 2016 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Delete it.

Aug 30, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Just block that person. Unless they got your direct email and have no ''unsubscribe'' option. 

Aug 30, 2016 06:59 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I generally send a link to their profile to Bob@activerain.com and they get the axe with a quickness.

Aug 30, 2016 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

There's a spam folder for that and an unfollow button too.

Aug 30, 2016 07:54 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Delete, report as spam.

Aug 30, 2016 06:12 AM
Ambassador
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Delete and move on.  

Aug 30, 2016 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would not be thrill about it.

Aug 30, 2016 12:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Report them and ignore them!

Aug 30, 2016 12:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 One simple word: SPAM

Aug 29, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

That's just wrong.  I am soo soo soo tired of being solicited; thank heavens for the block button on my phone - although spammers multiply at an amazing rate, I still feel as if I am doing something to block them. 

Aug 29, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
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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

I report them and they are soon gone.

Aug 29, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainer
229,778
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I just report the "spam" unfollow and hope for the best

Aug 29, 2016 11:09 PM
Ambassador
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Just tell them you are not interested in a nice way.

Aug 29, 2016 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I can block emails so I rarely get a second one from the same person.

Aug 29, 2016 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,185,042
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Report, report and report to have them banned

Aug 29, 2016 10:24 PM