Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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

I've actually trimmed down my Facebook list to practically nothing. I'm confining it to actual personal friends. And people I didn't like/vv in high school don't qualify.

May 01, 2017 08:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't worry about it. Every now and then I look to see if there is a request I want to honor but there are more important things to worry about. I'm pretty cautious these days about who I agree to be friends with

May 01, 2017 07:56 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Facebook is all business for me, if I wasn't in sales I'd be off it, so I say friend the non-creepy ones; you never know who they know.

May 01, 2017 08:15 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I seem to be getting plenty of those on fb lately too

those I do not know get ignored

  • and those who do know me get accepted as long as they are the real person.
  • Some of my friends are getting spoofed by hackers who copy their site and then send a friend request to all of their friends, watch for duplicate sites.
May 01, 2017 07:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Personally, I no longer accept requests from people I don't have some type of "relationship".

May 02, 2017 05:02 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I pretty much ignore FB...

May 02, 2017 03:48 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am very select now who I friend. In fact I have gone back and cleaned the cupboard so to speak. I am keeping it closer to the vest.

May 01, 2017 08:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If we have no friends in common and they don't have any information on their facebook page and/or didn't send me a message first, I delete the request. I seem to get a fair amount from supposedly military guys who are all divorced or widowed. They have one picture, their profile picture, or maybe a picture of them in a uniform with a dog or a child. And they usually live on the other side of the country.

May 02, 2017 03:03 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Say Yes ... but only to the ones you want to be friends with.  If you are not sure if they are "real" click on their name and it will take you to their profile.  Check them out and if there are only a few pictures -- or only pictures of women -- do not accept the request.  Stay safe my friend!

May 01, 2017 09:37 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I check out their profiles. If we have common friends, interest, work related friends I will verify they sent the request before accepting.  Those request with only a few pic/friends or no history are deleted. 

May 01, 2017 08:04 PM
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Friend them all...

May 02, 2017 06:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Many of the people on my list are not appropriate for my personal facebook page... I don't know them or they are clearly spam or they are local agents with whom I'd prefer to connect on LinkedIn. So I ignore those requests or delete them.

May 02, 2017 04:27 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If I don't even know them it is a quick discard.

May 02, 2017 04:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Be selective. There are many false profiles on Facebook.

May 02, 2017 04:00 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Choose carefully.

May 02, 2017 03:55 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

BE careful...remember its a public world and once you link to them they get your links and you get theirs.

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


A few years ago, I went through all the "friends" and got rid of quite a few.  There are a lot of weird ones out there, and we are careful.  We don't spend much time there.  Today was a first since last year sometime.  A

May 01, 2017 09:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Check out their profiles to be sure there's more than one photo - if there's only one photo, that's a tip that it's a hacker! I delete and report those!

May 01, 2017 09:30 PM
Toronto, ON

If you don't want to be their friend, don't friend them.

May 01, 2017 09:06 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I deactivate my facebook account.  Too stressful!  Haha! -Kasey

May 01, 2017 08:23 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

If I don't know them I don't friend them and that goes double for linked in Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

May 01, 2017 07:44 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Delete.  I get a lot of them as well. Mainly from men appearing to be in the military.  

May 02, 2017 08:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you add them very carefully and you make sure they have something in common with you.... real estate agents and/or people in professions you may need.... or people who have similar interests as you.... there are many nutties out there... I have a list of people I judged wrong and they are blocked now...

May 02, 2017 07:03 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What is YOUR purpose for Facebook?

If Facebook is separated from your personal life, the more the merrier. It is a marketing tool that get better as the audience grows.

However, if it is a conduit that connects you to family and friends, you need to keep it family and friends.


May 02, 2017 06:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not sure I have a plan. Was more receptive earlier and now a bit more conservative. Not a big user to begin with!

May 02, 2017 06:43 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

START HERE: Define "friend"...One good true friend is a glad reward 

May 02, 2017 06:36 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I get these notifications all the time from people I never heard of. I choose to ignore them.

May 02, 2017 06:24 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I have a business page and a personal page and never the twain shall meet!

May 02, 2017 05:53 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

If i do not know them and they are not friends with my friends, i often do not accept random friends

May 02, 2017 05:53 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It depends, most of the time I do nothing. If it's business, then I friend them on my biz page. If I don't know them, then why?

May 02, 2017 05:23 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Reject at least 90% of them especially the ones who want to send me nude pictures.

May 02, 2017 05:23 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Do what feels right.

May 02, 2017 05:19 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

As long as thry aren't spammy , I'd accept

May 02, 2017 05:19 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

As long as we have mutual friends, I personally know them, or clients, I add them.  They can bring business your way.

I do not add people from out of the country looking for females to spam with getting grants or telling me I am lovely, etc.  I have learned to check them out before adding them.

May 01, 2017 08:35 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Just send them my way if you don't figure it out.

May 01, 2017 08:25 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Facebook is all business for me, if I wasn't in sales I'd be off it

Apr 01, 2018 04:23 PM
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Guaranteed Offer for your Home - eXp realty - Atlanta, GA

I rarely add new "friends" in facebook now that the novelty has worn off. I do occasionally delete one or two of the old ones, however, if they post something more than twice that I find objectionable.

May 31, 2017 04:52 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Just  friend me.

May 04, 2017 02:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have seen so many hacks on FB for friending people you don't know.  I wouldn't!  

May 04, 2017 08:44 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I don't friend the strangers, as I suspect most are fake profiles. I do friend those I may not know but have mutual friends in common or similar profession.

May 03, 2017 10:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm like Jeff Dowler ..I don't worry about it..I'm very cautious who I'm friends with anymore.

May 02, 2017 07:09 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     If you don't know them personally, or have some previous real life connection (former co-worker, high school classmate, 3rd cousin, etc.) then ignore the request.

May 02, 2017 05:59 PM
Teri Buchanan
Level Up Realty - Napa, CA
Seniors Real Estate Specialist in Napa Valley

I have a FB account strictly for business which is a public site. I get random friend requests from (mostly) guys I don't know. I reject all of them.  I prefer not to friend other local agents but do accept friend requests from out of area agents or others in real estate related businesses, even if unknown. There has to be some connection or common ground for me to friend someone even on the business site. On a personal site, I definitely would have to know the individual and actually like them. 

May 02, 2017 05:13 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

make decisions

May 02, 2017 09:55 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've had a few local agents find me (damn you facebook for making everyone visible!!!) and request to be friends.  I'm ignoring them.  I don't use FB personal anymore and if I did, I would keep it down to people I'm actually friends with.

May 02, 2017 09:52 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Gotta love "friends" you've never met, don't know and who can potentially destroy your reputation - answer enough LOL?


May 02, 2017 09:12 AM