steve weiser, Real Estate Agent (ReMax Evolution)

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Susan Emo
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How many answers saying "It depends" do you want to bet you get? 

Jan 23, 2017 04:40 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
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So are you saying that people who say "it depends" should not be able to say "it depends?" Sometimes the questions are so broad and undefined, the answer is absolutely "it depends." 

And sometimes the Questions are so, um, not intelligent, that "it depends" is an awesome answer!

Jan 23, 2017 04:38 PM
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What you resist you get, Just Saying.,,

Jan 23, 2017 08:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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It depends can mean it is not clearly one way or another and circumstances can change. I am not a fan of the one and two word answers if that is what you are meaning.

Jan 23, 2017 06:11 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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I agree, there's a lot of NON ANSWERS in the Q&A from people that just want their points. It truly reflects on them though, I'd never refer them.

Jan 23, 2017 05:26 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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If it just says "depends" it should be banned. If it says "depends" and then outlines all things it depends on and why, then that is ok by me

Jan 23, 2017 04:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I agree, steve weiser but, as Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS mentioned, everyone isn't here for the learning or to offer assistance!

In defense of the 'it depends' answers - sometimes the question is not perfectly clear and oftentimes it DOES depend upon the circumstances outlined in the question!  

Jan 23, 2017 09:13 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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No. < eeevil grin >

Jan 23, 2017 05:56 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Some real estate, and other questions, really have "it depends"  answers. If there is an explanation why not?

Then what about all the NO and YES only answers to questions? Should a minimum number of words be required?

Jan 23, 2017 05:06 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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The problem, Steve, is that in many cases that is the correct response because so many questions are posed in such a way that without more information one can only say "it depends." I've found that in our business a lot does "depend" on specific situations.

In the past we've had people complain about yes and no answers, but that's just how some questions are posed... and they don't necessarily call for more than a yes or no response.

Jan 24, 2017 03:37 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Do not take it personally. 

I'd be ok though on a moratorium on student Qs:) 

Jan 23, 2017 11:56 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Steve we are Politicians & mean Realtors, so "it depends" if we want to take an honest stand on a subject well you know either you are for or against something but you can not say it:)))Endre

Jan 23, 2017 09:44 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
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If I reply with , "it depends" it's usually defined by why. 

Jan 23, 2017 08:08 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Each market is different and has many nuances. We are here to learn from others and sometimes "it depends" is the right answer.

Jan 23, 2017 06:57 PM
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Jan 23, 2017 04:44 PM
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Wayne Martin
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"It depends" without further explanation is not a real answer! I agree

Jan 24, 2017 04:28 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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I don't see our business as black and white. There are so many variables that one answer does not fit all scenarios. I believe Q & A allows us to think outside the box. 

Jan 24, 2017 01:57 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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steve weiser - we all have right to answer the way we want, isn't it?

Sometimes we need more details in that question to answer!

I had to rephrase some questions when I saw a few answers that almost said - 'it depends'.

Jan 23, 2017 11:44 PM
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Many questions do not have enough information in order to provide a comprehensive answer.  Hence, it depends.

Jan 23, 2017 08:51 PM
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Nathan Gesner
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I don't mind as long as they clarify the various options available. Just saying, "It depends" does nothing for anyone. I think the Q&A section would be much, much different if points were not involved.

Jan 23, 2017 08:49 PM
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Bob Crane
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Well Steve, it depends on the nature of the question.  So many of them do depend on many variables.

Jan 23, 2017 07:22 PM
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William Feela
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WEll, that really...um...depends!

Jan 23, 2017 06:28 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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If you substantiate you answer of "it dpeends" on what it would depend upon, then I would say that is acceptable..

Jan 23, 2017 04:48 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I'm with Kat Palmiotti on this one. If you don't want a broad answer, then make the question very specific. 

Jan 24, 2017 07:32 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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It depends, if the questions are not clear what would you prefer?

 

Jan 24, 2017 06:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Michael Jacobs  nailed this one!

Jan 24, 2017 05:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I like Kat's answer.

Jan 24, 2017 04:19 AM
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My favorites..

Yes

No

It's already been answered.

Jan 23, 2017 06:14 PM
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Joan Cox
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Hate to say this, but sometimes it does depend on circumstances.   Sometimes there is not a clear answer.

Jan 25, 2017 02:01 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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There are so many answers where there are so many variables that "it depends" really is the only answer without more information. -Kasey

Jan 24, 2017 05:38 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It depends.  Some questions require an "it depends" answer because of decision gates that must be traversed to reach the appropriate path for the situation.

 

Now, like this answer, the "it depends" should elaborate as to what it depends on, at the very list the begining of the flow chart with the first one or two decision gates.  Just a two word answer though, unless to anonymous student questions, should not be used.

Jan 24, 2017 01:04 PM
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Will Hamm
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I know what you are referring to.  I am with you.

 

Jan 24, 2017 09:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Life in general DEPENDS on many things.  Period. 

The only hard and fast rules in life that I know of are:

Death

Taxes - if not paid - jail

Jan 24, 2017 09:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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that's so silly.... 

Jan 24, 2017 08:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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LOL, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - thanks for shout out but I'm voting for Jennifer Mackay's response and question she later asked.  

Jan 24, 2017 07:56 AM
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Richard Weeks
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It depends on the question being asked.

Jan 24, 2017 07:24 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Well, it depends.  

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself.)

Jan 24, 2017 05:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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WHAT!!!!

It depends, consult your attorney, consult your accountant and talk to a professional are the escape hatches embedded in real estate agent communications.

Remove those phrases and what remains is a mime production.

However, if this industry was easily addressed with yes and no, left or right, up or down, those with the skill and agility to address the complications that are presented by the life situations of other would be unnecessary.

I prefer presenting actionable responses .....appended with YMMV.

Jan 24, 2017 05:24 AM
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Lyn Sims
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It just means the question is too vague & there is not enough info to give a good answer. I say we have a moratorium on stupid quesitons ....

Jan 24, 2017 05:03 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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It depends. Many times that is followed by an explanation of what it depends on.

Jan 24, 2017 04:31 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Accept the fact that this is a points driven section. Any answer works.

Jan 24, 2017 04:30 AM