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Rainmaker
508,859
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm with you, Dorie.  My guess is people don't want any negative comments on their posts

Nov 18, 2018 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Candice A. Donofrio says there are meanies out there that rip apart the listings and photos and degrade the marketing so it's not worth it. I don't disable them on mine. -Kasey

Nov 18, 2018 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it's because the author is concerned about negative comments being posted and then read by the homeowner.... or a negative comment about facts in a marketplace....

Nov 18, 2018 04:04 PM
Ambassador
1,893,609
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

The author has designed the post to be "consumer facing" and found via Google... they don't want comments from Active Rain to muddy them up.

Nov 18, 2018 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
2,115,027
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

If you are so am I Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR . I don't ever understand disabling comments unless they are very questionable like this recent post.

Nov 18, 2018 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

Because they are afraid that these posts would not be read, in my opinion.  So they appear as general information.  A

Nov 18, 2018 03:46 PM
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2,613,413
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      That was my question earlier tonight.  The whole purpose of Social Media, which includes blog sites like AR, is to start conversations!

Nov 18, 2018 06:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,714,408
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I have no idea, Dorie. I only do it on reblogs, but I ask the readers to go to the original post and comment in that case.

Nov 18, 2018 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,305,869
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

You and Fred Griffin are wondering the same thing.

Nov 18, 2018 05:13 PM
Ambassador
3,175,280
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not believe you are Dorie. Some folk just see it necessary for whatever their reasons are. 

Nov 18, 2018 05:05 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They may come from a world where people criticize eachother in public settings like this, or they fear that they would.

 

Nov 18, 2018 06:27 PM
Rainmaker
7,130,615
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

That is always an option. 

Nov 18, 2018 06:15 PM
Ambassador
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I have learned that posters want the market report to be consumer specific rather than agents or other industry professionals giving their opinions Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR. I appreciate further exposure and welcome comments.

Nov 18, 2018 05:40 PM
Ambassador
4,627,224
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't get it either, Dorie.  Those comments more often than not, boost our SEO - and our sellers love seeing what others think of their homes too!

Nov 18, 2018 05:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,678,575
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

These posters are apparently trying to just syndicate without having to 'play in our sandbox'

Nov 19, 2018 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,254,004
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I think they are afraid of negative comments. 

Nov 18, 2018 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,069,797
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Means

Do not disturb.

Nov 18, 2018 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,335
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I've often wondered that myself Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR maybe the post's writer is concerned with what comments might be written...these days, you never know what might show up!

Nov 18, 2018 09:48 PM
Rainmaker
619,494
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I did not know this was an option.  I like people to respond to my posts.

Nov 18, 2018 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Waiting for a good answer.

Nov 18, 2018 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,439,471
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I used to allow comments on listings and market blogs.  I had a member give me grief for my 8 market blogs (this is back when everyone was complaining about the coldwell banker agent that would post 300 on Saturday morning and Peggy that did 5 an hour).  I got back at him with my reply, but should have just deleted his arse.  He knows who he is, he used to be a regular in the Q&A.

 

As to listings, I've never gotten a bad comment here.  For both listings and market reports all I got as comments were the drive-by "nice listing" or "wow your market is expensive" type comments... which I've been guilty of leaving in the past too.  After being called out on it (and rightly so) by a well respected member of AR and reading a LOOONG time ago that my spiritual sister Candice A. Donofrio didn't allow comments so nothing could detract from the blog, I adopted it too.

 

Plus, it helps cut down on all the spam attacks people get in their blogs.

 

Now, I will allow comments on blogs that I think are worthy of discussion, such as the ones I've posted about attacks and tips & tricks for active rain.

Nov 19, 2018 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,205,983
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I question the same Dorie. 

Nov 19, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
920,078
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That means the writer does not need to be in a perpetual maintenance mode of weeding the spam and exotic dancers and escort opportunities.

Or, the writer has determined that little of fabric will be added and chose to bypass the 'social responsibility' of responding to, 'great post' comments.

Nov 19, 2018 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,059,480
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

These folks are usually just launching to Google

Nov 19, 2018 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,573,347
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Dorie... I find that odd, as well.

Nov 19, 2018 04:48 AM
Ambassador
2,118,014
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would assume they aren't interested in having anyone make negative comments. 

Nov 19, 2018 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,230
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Strange...

Nov 18, 2018 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
538,526
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Comments don't help seo, they actually dilute any seo advantage. They rarely add anything of value to the post. Most of the comments look artificial which dimishes the professionalism of the post. The real question is why do people allow comments.

Nov 19, 2018 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,633,753
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The flawed logic of the writer

Nov 19, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know either.

Nov 19, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,394,222
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I WANT comments. Comments adds a dicsussion, gets more eyes on my market report or listing AND puts it in more searches online by getting a comment which now becomes searchable. By turning it of, you limit eyes on your report or listings

Nov 19, 2018 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Only thing I can figure out is that they maybe don't want a bunch of generic comments from other agents on their listings? Sometimes the comments on posts do seem too much like they are a shill.

That's all I can think of Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Nov 23, 2018 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you find out let me know

Nov 21, 2018 07:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,400,673
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am thinking they truly are unaware that they have disabled the comments.

Nov 21, 2018 08:18 AM
Ambassador
3,085,570
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

The delete button is my friend and I never disable comments.

Nov 19, 2018 10:10 PM
Rainer
331,687
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I figured that it was so no one left negative remarks but never thought about that it would also nix the ability for anyone to leave spam. 

Nov 19, 2018 03:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Nov 19, 2018 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
854,942
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

To prevent negative comments most likely.

Nov 19, 2018 11:42 AM