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Rainmaker
938,650
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am old enough to remember fondly when broadcast journalism required objectivity, and your reputation and livelihood depended on that. It's not really news anymore. It's all tabloid op-ed.

May 03, 2017 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,435,346
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The drive-by media has its own agendas to push on us.

May 03, 2017 09:02 AM
Ambassador
5,701,526
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Having an alternative truth has been an essential for the new world order.

May 03, 2017 08:52 AM
Ambassador
4,513,036
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

The most accurate news is the weather report - and we all know how often they're right!

May 03, 2017 08:16 PM
Rainmaker
711,284
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

You now have to select very carefuly the news networks, magazines, newspapers and reporters analysis and reports and still need to double-check everything. It's a pretty sad state of affairs.  There are some very specific networks I don't even watch anymore, I've been so disappointed by their lies, spinning of information, lack of professionalism, lack of quality research, and their manipulation and contortion of the news, facts and reality. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSKGa_7XJkg

Video from Ted about how fake news work...

May 03, 2017 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
4,303,179
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I get the news I need on the weather report - Paul Simon.

May 03, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
941,223
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I pay no attention to fake news and I do NOT watch any news channel that promotes it.

Consequently I only watch FoxNews these days - the rest is garbage as far as I'm concerned!

May 03, 2017 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that might be taking the political issue much too far.

May 03, 2017 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
2,102,329
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't have one.

May 03, 2017 08:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,347,522
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 don't watch any news, so I can't be faked out.

May 03, 2017 07:32 PM
Ambassador
3,986,960
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is all dependent on location. In the Hot Markets contest there were many that said their market were still slow and depressed. As for fake news I take all news with a grain of salt. It is hard to trust anything you hear.

May 03, 2017 06:14 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I take the position that anything I hear on the news or in the news is all fake. I do my own homework and am not guided by or make decisions based upon the news. 

May 03, 2017 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
601,096
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

With the internet, the world is full of fake news. And your headline just makes me laugh, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 !

May 03, 2017 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,421
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Not long ago, I wrote a post about a Wall Street Journal article updating the bad drought we were experiencing in Santa Barbara.  This journalist had last year's pictures.  The day he wrote it, the local news announced that were at 150% of rainfall.  

The media always has an agenda, first and foremost to sell something...$$$ matter to them more than good research and the truth.  A

May 03, 2017 09:53 AM
Ambassador
1,409,484
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When the IRA were bombing in Northern Ireland, the news in the US and Canada would show pictures of the wrong bomb site, in the wrong town, wrong area.  It was like someone said "get me some file film on bombs in Northern Ireland" and they would pull up whatever was handy.  I then wondered if it was the same in Beirut, etc ???  It's been going on forever!

May 03, 2017 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I mostly ignore news.  I don't watch any of it.  Check google news here and there to make sure I am not missing anything major. -Kasey

May 03, 2017 09:11 PM
Rainer
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thomas gorman
Retired - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from real estate sales/Observer land sales

It's never going to go away or be eliminated.

 

May 03, 2017 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,330,433
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I agree with Nina Hollander!

May 03, 2017 05:08 PM
Rainmaker
529,414
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

If I were a fiction writer, I'd be having a field day. 

May 03, 2017 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
612,606
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

The biggest fake news in real estate is all the fake buyer agents that claim to represent a home buyer and then sit on the sidelines and do nothing for the home buyer because they worry too much about covering their assets.

Eve

May 03, 2017 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,425,250
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've stopped watching the news, reading news sites, etc. because of it.

May 03, 2017 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,179,168
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Send to Phillipines the president will order a fire s!@#$....

May 03, 2017 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
290,619
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

With the coined term, "Fake News" it now makes many question all news, so if that was the goal, it is achieved, as those that question take everything that they read, see, or hear, with a small percentage of truth, as opposed to believing an entire story, i.e., "Real News".  I certainly question more, believe less, and know as a given, that the initial story will change, sometimes very quickly, other times, over time.  We are not told the entire story, let alone the complete true story.  Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, here, regarding real estate, home prices are recovering slowly, and so is the price/square foot, so that is a positive trend.  It is moving along quicker in some larger cities, and slower in some smaller cities.  Inventory is still low, as it was last year. 

May 03, 2017 11:48 AM
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1,876,241
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 don't even watch the news anymore.  It just makes me mad.  I do stay informed as best.  It's not that difficult to tell an opinion from real news.  

May 03, 2017 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
539,589
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Pretty much they use news for attacking or herding public opinion.  I listen to CBN they are pretty fair in their reporting.

May 03, 2017 11:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 What happened to the days when the news was unbiased and objective, and reported the facts? And they wonder why nobody pays any attention to them anymore.

May 03, 2017 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
6,968,613
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There is no shortage of false real estate information.

May 03, 2017 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,759,689
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I was just looking at 2 different reports saying the exact opposite of each other. One from NAR & the other from IL.  

Well, I know that I am tired of seeing someone say one thing & have the newscaster turn around & say something completely different or infuse something when reporting.

May 03, 2017 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,440,281
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

There was a snippet in the local paper that two of the five worse jobs now are newspaper and television reporters!

May 03, 2017 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
2,051,705
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Which is worse - Fake News or Highly FILTERED News ???

May 03, 2017 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
844,372
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Fake news is just unacceptable as self-serving propoganda.

May 04, 2017 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

May 04, 2017 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,386,585
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I find the term "fake news" is often used to describe news one doesn't agree with or news that doesn't perpetuate one's paradigm. I avoid other's opinions and focus on facts.

May 04, 2017 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,125,266
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

News used to be the who, what, why and where and on the local level was spelled out or if statewide, at the national generalities location. Now too much of the sum it up nationally and we all know every market is different and influx. That's why appraisals are not good for more than six to twelve months. News reporters who don't research like blog post writers who type fluff or display old news or opinion as industry gospel create inaccurate information that misleads... which is a form of fake news. Half sound bites and agendas, anger and wanting to make a big headline in news reporting does not feed the masses healthy, truthful information. I was a broadcast news director in an earlier life and did more than rip and read off the AP or UPI teletype.

May 04, 2017 03:31 AM
Ambassador
4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I guess it is up to us to 'accept' or 'reject' it!

May 03, 2017 11:36 PM
Rainer
258,949
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Depends on the local market.  But I have no use or trust in Trulia/Zillow.  Market manipulation via fake news.

May 03, 2017 09:52 PM
Ambassador
2,605,038
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I have boycotted trash news sites like NPR, CBS, Washington Post, NYT, ESPN, USA Today, etc. for years.

May 03, 2017 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,684,202
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The answer "lies" (pun) in the oath taken in court. Do you promise to tell the truth doesn't cut it. They added...the whole truth and nothing but the truth 

May 03, 2017 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,135,961
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There are enough opinions floating around out there. It would be refreshing to see only the on the scene "reporters" capture just the facts without conjecture again. I'll try hard to reach my own conclusions.  I promise!

May 03, 2017 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,511,808
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No truth in Washington reported by people with their own perspective. No chance for truth!

May 03, 2017 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,579,354
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm so sick of that bulls_ _ t term...

May 03, 2017 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
706,330
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

May 04, 2017 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,701
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Fake news is in fact fake, and there's a lot of it these days.  Lots of people writing all sorts of stories for whatever reason without doing any research or to further their beliefs.

May 04, 2017 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well I think its another catch phrase that is overused when someone doesn't want to answer questions mostly.

Dec 18, 2017 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see this every week

May 04, 2017 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,667,526
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I believe that when we allow newscasters to inject opinion without identifying it as such; we have given license for fake news.

May 04, 2017 05:15 PM
Rainmaker
625,008
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

A litmus test for me is: if "traditional" media was providing consistently Truthful, Complete, Relevant, Facts and Stories; combined with Balanced Point and Counter-Point Opinions - the upstarts like Breitbart, InfoWars, ZeroHedge, Drudge would have little to add to our knowledge of current events.  There is indeed an info war going on...

May 04, 2017 02:32 PM