Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Getting the answer to the question does it for me. I don't care how many answer.

Jan 24, 2017 07:22 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

Jan 24, 2017 07:16 AM
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

Hmmm... I would say the number of thoughtful answers given. Guess that's #2.   It's obvious some people answer only for points and not to add to the conversation.  

Sometimes I give a smarty pants answer if all the good stuff has already been said.  

Jan 24, 2017 07:05 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I don't ask many questions, but a response that adequately answers the question makes it a success.

Jan 24, 2017 06:25 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Whether or not I get smart alecky answers LOL

Jan 24, 2017 06:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Life in general DEPENDS on many things.  Period. 

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


Taxes - if not paid - jail

Other than that - my goal every day is to be in peace and acceptance. Getting my feathers ruffled over the small stuff is not healthy.  That said, all of the above many likely be fitting on any given day. I guess that boild down to "it depends".  I do not ask many questions in this forum.

Jan 24, 2017 09:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Content of answers makes the most sense to me. If someone explains why it depends, case closed!

Jan 24, 2017 06:58 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

A question about questions? LOL
I don't tend to ask questions for effect. I ask a question because I want to get an answer or opinions. Hopefully I'm not doing it wrong. ;)

Jan 24, 2017 06:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Hopefully, you will get a good answer and well as many other answers that are posted for the points.

Jan 24, 2017 06:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I have asked questions that I actually needed an answer for - I have only asked three in the last year. 

My way of measuring success on those occasions was that I received answers to my questions and moved forward with information I didn't have before I asked. 


Jan 25, 2017 03:33 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - even one good answer is a 'success' for me!

Jan 24, 2017 10:52 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The success is based on many things. One person's answer could be just what someone stopping by for a moment may need. If the answers have thought and merit, it is a good answer. It does not have to be the size of a small novel.

Jan 24, 2017 09:16 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There are some questions that can spark a blog post idea. The answer could go on for 500 words or more depending on the situation. I don't think this section was intended for something that in depth. I guess a private discussion between two people could happen and deep information shared that way. That's a great way to build a relationship between members, too. 

If I get around ten good answers to a question I ask, I'm happy with that. 

Jan 24, 2017 07:55 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


Jan 24, 2017 07:03 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

When I ask a question and I get at least one good answer, it was successful. I don't know how to measure it using any of the five options above.

Jan 24, 2017 06:51 PM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I like #2 myself.

Jan 24, 2017 05:40 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

work together.

Jan 24, 2017 05:05 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would measure it a success if I get an answer that works for me.

Jan 24, 2017 04:21 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I would say.... wait for it... IT DEPENDS!!!!


For me when I've posted a "What were they thinking" question (like the inspection disasters Richard Weeks posts), my success metric was to show something odd or that I thought funny to the AR community and to hopefully brighten someone's day.


When I've posted a "What newsletter program do you use" type question, my success metric was the responses I received and if they helped me arrive at a decision that helped my business.


I do not do these, but if I did post an architecture/landscaping/building/word question as Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers and Barbara Todaro have last year, my success metric would be 1) If anyone got it right w/o Professor Google and 2) If it gave someone a learning moment.  I have had two or three occassions last year where one of those questions came up in real life and I knew the answer BECAUSE it was a posted question here!  Thanks to those asking the questions!!

Jan 24, 2017 01:44 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

For me, if I ask a question, it's about whether I got the answer(s) or idea(s) for my question.

For example, a couple of weeks ago, I was asking for a title/main idea for a blog post.  I got some great answers.  I took one and made it the title; I took several others and made them sections of the blog post.  That to me was a big success. 

I wrote the article a couple of weeks ago and was going to post a thank you here today (ironically).  I thought I would do as a blog post, though, since it's not a question.

Jan 24, 2017 12:08 PM
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

I measure it by whether or not I was educated by the responses.  Sometimes I ask serious questions that I'm truly looking for answers to and get frivolous responses. That bothers me a bit.  I'll only answer one of these Q&A's if I feel I have something of value to contribute.  Not just to rack up some points.

Jan 24, 2017 10:11 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

#5 works well for me....

Jan 24, 2017 07:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No measuring needed, the success is based on whether or not the question is answered to your satisfaction.  There are so many diverse individuals here with differing points of views, and when we have posed a question, I have been satisfied and learned something as a result.  A

Jan 24, 2017 07:49 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It depends on the question but I would go with # 2.

Jan 24, 2017 07:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Success can be as easy as getting an answer that solves your question. However some questions are meant just to start a conversation, if it inspires creative answers and multiple comments, it is a success. If it is a question left by anonymous, is one asked 100 times already than it is a failure

Jan 24, 2017 06:17 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I suppose I primarily measure the success if I get a good usable answer.. then the rest would be point oriented. 

Dec 05, 2017 02:16 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

#2. Content of responses

Jan 25, 2017 10:29 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not asked many questions. The questions I have asked required a detailed answer and not just ' yes' or ' no. I was fortunate that I got the answers.

Jan 25, 2017 05:23 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Jan 25, 2017 04:47 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It depends on your objective in asking it.  I enjoy a variety of questions, but if they ask for something that requires more than a paragraph to answer they will likely get a whimsical answer from me.

Jan 24, 2017 06:08 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Content and being to the point. Someone saying  "I don't know" just irritates me.

Jan 24, 2017 02:51 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I measure the success of questions by the content of responses.  When I ask a question sometimes I'm looking for other ideas or suggestions. Ways another agent deals with a situation or product.  So #2.

Jan 24, 2017 11:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Always helps me if I ask a question and get just one point of view that helps me is worth it.


Jan 24, 2017 10:54 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Participant total. Some will not really answer besides the usual 'grunt' of yes or no.  I respect the person that answers 'it depends' because sometimes the question is totally unclear.  Since everyone wants to be helpful - they don't know how to answer without it turning into a post itself.

I think that person's tidy whities are just a little too tight .....

Jan 24, 2017 10:50 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There are many things I could not care less about and this is one of them.   

Jan 24, 2017 08:50 AM
Toronto, ON

I have not attempted to measure the success of a question in this forum.

Jan 24, 2017 08:18 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We just need to work together

Jan 24, 2017 08:16 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To take something so magnifcent like LIFE & reduce it to pettiness: wasteful

Jan 24, 2017 07:38 AM