Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000)

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Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

NO! Especially not all the Eastern European females, I seem to be quite popular over there! LOL

Jan 13, 2017 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
790,726
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Many of the requests are from oviously fake profiles, porn sites  and prostitutes, scam artists, etc. And be careful, because many will be from friends already on your list, and their account was hijacked, and someone made a duplicate of their page. Always check before you accept.

Jan 13, 2017 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,482,878
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

On my personal page... absolutely not!  On my business page, I'm much more liberal.

Jan 13, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
813,114
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO. I accept few friend requests lately and I'm actually trying to whittle down my friends list. So much noise.

Jan 13, 2017 05:00 AM
Rainer
149,806
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

No, too many spammers on there these days. I always look to see which friends we have in common and why. 

Jan 13, 2017 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
822,210
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No.

However, if request is accompanied by a check, I'll welcome them to the family.

Jan 13, 2017 04:09 AM
Ambassador
2,469,292
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     No.  In fact, I tore down most of my presence on Facebook.  Now I only have a few true friends and blood relatives, and a few groups. 

Jan 13, 2017 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
601,246
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

No. I look up their profile. If we have no mutual friends, if they're not in real estate or local or something that we have in common I don't friend them.

I have a real life friend, an agent in my office who won't friend me on facebook because our business is too similar and he's afraid a client might see he's friends with me and then work with me.

We've discussed it many times.

We have different philosophies about social media. But there are many agents that won't be friends on facebook with their real life agent friends or colleagues in the same office or market. I'm not that extreme. 

Jan 13, 2017 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,546,777
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

No. I also restrict who can view my personal page.  I can be weird but there are a lot more people out there who are even weirder!

Jan 13, 2017 05:36 AM
Ambassador
2,848,059
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

No.  If I've had no interaction with them prior and I don't know them, it's highly unlikely I'll friend them.  And that's true especially if it looks like they're in a real estate supporting business that looks like it'll just turn into solicitation (VA assistance, web designer, etc.).   And even if I have interacted with them, if their public wall is nothing but political posts (and I don't care which party they support), then it's also going to be a no. Bill

Jan 13, 2017 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,499,701
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... sometimes I don't have a clue who that person is and there is no information about them.

Jan 13, 2017 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,355,272
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

No, way too many creepers out there. I screen first.

Jan 13, 2017 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,558,450
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Originally and because I didn't know better and was told to do so, I became friends with whoever asks. Now I understand what that means and entails and do some research first.

Jan 13, 2017 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,092,491
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not often

Same with Linkedin-way too many obscure loan, realtors want to take business away......

Jan 13, 2017 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
563,217
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No - 

Jan 13, 2017 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,593,525
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No. If I know them, then yes, I will accept the request. If I don't know them, I'll do a little research first. I may or may not accept after that happens. I've had some weird requests!

Jan 13, 2017 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
737,415
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Generally, but I do not accept everyone.  

Jan 13, 2017 02:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,480,496
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No, I have to know something about them.

Jan 13, 2017 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,307,222
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Heck no!  Since my facebook is my personal page I am very cautious about who I friend on there.

Jan 13, 2017 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
287,388
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not at all!  There are many who are 'friends of friends' that I do not acknowledge, and see no obligation or reason to (hope that doesn't sound harsh!) Hella Mitschke Rothwell.  True, I have friends who are gamers and not people that I have ever met or expect to meet, but we do follow each other and support each other, and now, not in games.  I'm not looking for or needing a 'cast of thousands' as 'friends'!    How about you?  

Jan 13, 2017 09:39 AM
Rainer
2,350
Janet Valine
Independant - Pine Grove, CA
Gray Water systems

No if they are not friends of friends or someone I want to know I don't.

Jan 13, 2017 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
775,922
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, I check them out first.

Jan 13, 2017 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
466,544
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Not for my personal page.  I will "friend" people I legitimately know and are willing to share my personal life with.

Jan 13, 2017 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Jan 13, 2017 08:58 AM
Rainer
271,792
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Not if I do not know them, or if I do not like them.

Jan 13, 2017 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Jan 13, 2017 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,411,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella Mitschke Rothwell No

Jan 13, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
144,616
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

No, I don't automatically become friends. I check them out before accepting any friend requests. If you scroll through my friend requests, I've got a lot of men with photos of women plastered all over their wall. My husband has a lot of women friend requests with men plastered on their wall. Lots of scammers out there. So, be careful before accepting a friend request!  

Jan 13, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
697,179
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

No way.

Jan 13, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,641,796
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, I do not!

Jan 13, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I check who they are first.

Jan 13, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
882,396
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No I do not

Jan 13, 2017 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,917,366
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have been turning down the suggestive looking offers . I don't need that on my wall .

Jan 13, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
583,975
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No. I keep my personal page personal and only allow clients/customers on my business page.

Jan 13, 2017 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
864,056
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. Only people that have similar interests as I. 

Jan 13, 2017 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
686,709
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Only if I check who there "mutual" friends are.

Jan 13, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,488,581
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  I do my research before I accept.

Jan 13, 2017 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,184,849
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No, I get looded with requests and do look to see if i know them, if they are friends with anyone i know and sometimes check their page. Often if i never heard of them it is a decline

Jan 13, 2017 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,680,072
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm more selective now.   

Jan 13, 2017 05:08 AM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Oh hell no.

Jan 13, 2017 05:05 AM
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

Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville nailed this one!

Jan 13, 2017 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,750,794
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No.  I only accept if I know the person.

Jan 13, 2017 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,355
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No & I would say the same for LinkedIn.

Jan 13, 2017 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

No!!  I'm geetting a lot of spam from "good looking" men. I search "about" them and here is no profile, then I search for their "friends" and they have none, or they are all women.. They are "catfish" as far as I am concerned and I delete them immediately.  If I find however, they are someone who has friend in common with me, they are realtors, mortgage lenders, stagers, etc., then I will accept them.

Jan 13, 2017 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,233,656
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No ma'am not a chance

Jan 13, 2017 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
5,393,001
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.... I learned my lesson long ago!!!  I've blocked many now,....OMG....

Jan 13, 2017 04:13 AM
Rainer
62,036
Linda S. Cefalu, Broker Assoc.
Coldwell Banker Homesale Realty - Hales Corners, WI
I'll Take You Home

Nope.

Jan 13, 2017 04:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,890,764
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I receive many false requests.

Jan 13, 2017 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,279,428
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. If I don't know them, or we don't have a common connection, I don't "friend" them.

Jan 16, 2017 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,387,720
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Absolutely not, only friend those I know.    And have to be careful someone did not hack their personal pages and created a duplicate.

Jan 15, 2017 08:12 AM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella Mitschke Rothwell - I definitely investigate who I am going to friend with.

Jan 14, 2017 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Jan 13, 2017 10:12 PM
Ambassador
4,761,676
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, there needs to be a real connection and I have to know them before I let them that far into my life.

Jan 13, 2017 09:58 PM
Ambassador
2,209,980
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No. I check them out first. 

Jan 13, 2017 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,926,482
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No,

I check everyone out.  A

Jan 13, 2017 08:42 PM
Ambassador
3,306,363
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Interesting question!

Jan 13, 2017 07:59 PM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

No, I used to be more generic but the last couple of years have trimmed the list and am more select.

Jan 13, 2017 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
590,099
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

No, there needs to be some commonality.

Jan 13, 2017 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
507,906
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Not automatically.  I'll check them out first to see if we have any mutual connections and to see if they are legitimate.  There are a lot of scams out there.

Jan 13, 2017 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
426,038
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

No, I don't. I would try to find out who they are first.  Some are men seeking relationship so no thanks!

Jan 13, 2017 03:55 PM
Ambassador
3,169,121
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Oh heavens no.  In fact, I'm about to go clean house, or set up restricted lists.  

Jan 13, 2017 03:25 PM
Rainer
274,737
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

No. I have almost reached maximum 4900 and hardly open Facebook

For Linkedin- if they are a lender I decline, if I don't know them I decline, if a recruiter, I decline

Jan 13, 2017 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,592,646
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only if they say "Please" and "Thank You"

Jan 13, 2017 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,887,096
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. And I do not connect with random requests on LinkedIn either. 

Jan 13, 2017 11:42 AM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

research them

Jan 13, 2017 10:20 AM