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Can you write me a recommendation?
I have written about this in the past. Time after time, I get emails from one network or another asking for me to write someone a recommendation. I think the biggest reason that I get a lot of them comes down to my internet presence. While I am flattered that someone would ask for a recommendation from me, I have to wonder how one would go about recommending someone that they do not even know. What really gets me is when people think they are warranted a recommendation because they belong to the same network that you do.
With that said, it happens all the time. I read a post from someone right here in ActiveRain that recommended a vendor off of ActiveRain for nothing more than their point status. They were contacted by a consumer in their area that asked to be referred to a Realtor in another area. The referring agent did not know anyone in that area and decided that they would go through AR and look for the most active member. Well, frankly, just because you are the most active person in that network does not always make you the right choice. In the case of this ... more
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