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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Like most people I am delighted when tricked into somthing like this.

Jan 18, 2017 02:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Not my cup of tea...in the early days of social media, some people preached that it would get them more traffic on their site.  When I see that, I move on.  A

Jan 17, 2017 09:26 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I HATE, HATE, HATE it!

Jan 18, 2017 04:26 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I get these all the time through email.  A virus is lurking I am sure. I learned a valuable lesson when my daughter had to restore my computer and a realtor in our office was intercepted and the fraudulent guy was trying to get the title company to deposit money into his account.  Not a pretty picture.

Jan 17, 2017 07:14 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I find it kinda annoying, whether in comments, the Q and A or posts. And with security being what it is I work about the link  ad where it really goes. If it's someone I know and trust then that's not an issu

Jan 17, 2017 07:12 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Like most travelers along the road of life, we don't like 'detours' - we want the fastest route from point a to point b...

Jan 18, 2017 06:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't click those. They're usually new bloggers and I let them know more people will read their material if they include it right in the post.

Jan 18, 2017 03:11 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Don't like it ... not one little bit.  I don't have time for that. And I do not like frustrating situations like that.

Jan 17, 2017 08:29 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I don't like them, its very frustrating.. I don't click on the links... I move on to another blog... 

Jan 17, 2017 08:24 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I am not sure how effective they are.  I don't click. I don't watch videos.

Jan 17, 2017 07:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I stay away. I lokk for real content from trusted sources.

Jan 17, 2017 07:11 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Hate those!

Jan 17, 2017 07:09 PM
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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 think they call that advertising. I typically laugh if someone fools me with a great title...unless it invites a virus in. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:04 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I refuse to click a link in a blog post but most especially here in the Q & A section to attempt to trick people into reading their blog post -  that is quite annoying!

Jan 18, 2017 07:19 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Well in a way, G+ posts are just like that & they aren't click bait in the tradional sense. I just go away when I see people do this just like the people who link their own post to 'discuss it'.

It's desperate & says 'please read me'. I'd rather not.

Jan 18, 2017 05:14 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

HATE IT and often i will keep moving on. SO they lost a reader, lost a chance for a comment and many consumers will do the same losing potential business

Jan 18, 2017 05:12 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I usually skip over those.

Jan 18, 2017 04:38 AM
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Scott Willhite
Seattle Real Estate | AlkiHomes.com - Seattle, WA
Serving Alki Beach & Fine Seattle Neighborhoods

Good (click) bait catches.

In general, I'm not particularly in favor of any kind of click-bait, but the reality is that if what's on the other end is worth the click, it changes my feelings about the bait.

Used well (ie. with cleverness and useful content), click-bait can be a very effective tool. On AR or anywhere else.

Jan 18, 2017 03:01 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Its a good action for a back link

Jan 18, 2017 12:18 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

It takes talent to do it right. I get "baited" here and there and love what I find. But there are some who don't know how to do it. Saw one today, wish I could remember whose it was, but it was done BADLY. I clicked on the blog headline, but those 3 lines that were supposed to entice me to the personal website didn't do it for me. NOT AT ALL. So from now on that AR member, if I stumble on her again, IS DEAD TO ME.

Jan 17, 2017 11:50 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I stay away from those links.

Jan 17, 2017 07:28 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Absolutely hate it.  I believe this is covered in the guidelines.

Feb 16, 2017 03:25 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I end up leaving a comment that I do not have time to go there!

Hope they get the message. (Though many times, I just do not open many such posts.)

Jan 22, 2017 11:45 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually stop clicking if it takes more than one.

Jan 19, 2017 03:23 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is a waste of my time

Jan 18, 2017 08:43 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I just emailed a blogger directly and told them I would not read any of their posts because I was tired of opening it and seeing two sentences and a link to their web site article. It's a shame because he has good articles.

Jan 18, 2017 07:21 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't like that. I won't even leave a comment. 

Jan 18, 2017 07:20 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've started to become desensititzed to it.  I see these articles on EVERY FREAKING BLOG AND NEWS SITE.  "New laws for drivers that will shock you!"  "You'll never guess what she did!"  "New discovery that's putting doctors out of business"  "Dating secret that gets this looser hundreds of women"

Jan 18, 2017 07:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not click and hardly notice the ads. I have too many other things to do.

Jan 18, 2017 05:17 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I ususally move on when I open one of these.

Jan 18, 2017 03:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a fan of it at all.

 

Jan 18, 2017 02:49 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Do not like it

Jan 18, 2017 01:14 PM
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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

Annoying practice, I tend to no longer open blogs by the folks who do it regularly

Jan 18, 2017 12:37 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Don't like it; that is not why we are here.

Jan 18, 2017 12:03 PM
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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

Clever

Jan 18, 2017 10:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not a fan ... yet some people I know and like practice that ... and I will click the post and participate. 

Jan 18, 2017 10:24 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have the same feeling whether click bait appears on AR or anywhere else.

Jan 18, 2017 09:10 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've not experience that.....YET....

Jan 18, 2017 08:29 AM
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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 just move on.

Jan 18, 2017 08:16 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Fool me once....

Ooops....

Jan 18, 2017 07:53 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is slimy and underhanded marketing at its worst.

Jan 18, 2017 07:33 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I usually pass move on.

Jan 18, 2017 07:32 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't mind click bait within a post - but I do abhor click bait only posts

The least they can do is put some text in the blog even if it is a summary which I prefer and often utilize myself

Jan 18, 2017 07:30 AM
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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

I figure the blogger has a right to do whatever they want on their blog. Unless there is some compelling copy to make me want to garner further information, I do not click the link.    I don't like that bloggers use Q&A to get us to link to their blog posts.  

Jan 18, 2017 07:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Karma pays attention especially when you run people around

Jan 18, 2017 06:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan. Like Ron and Alexandra, next!

Jan 18, 2017 06:30 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

I avoid those.  

Jan 18, 2017 06:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

not a good idea

Jan 18, 2017 05:24 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Pearl nailed this one!

Jan 18, 2017 05:09 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not care what titles are used by others.

Jan 18, 2017 03:56 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Praful Thakkar 

  I like your idea, of letting them know that you don't have time to follow the link!

Jan 23, 2017 07:33 AM