From Madison Real Estate agent to Chinese Hooker/heroin pusher? PT1

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It's been quite awhile since I've been back here.

I had some family things to attend to and what not.  good to be back!

 

I had a rude awakening on my way back; earlier this week I received an email pertaining to Zillow dot com. After registering and looking around I went in and posted an article under the Buyers section. I gave a couple of quotes, supplied the author and cited the necessities.

Surely I'm the new kid on the block within these waters; I presented an article I thought was interesting and relevant to the Buyers Forum and placed my professional opinion not a sales pitch.

The next thing I know, I'm a Chinese hooker with a name for heroin who doesn't have sense God gave a fleas ass.

Hmmm, go figure.

NOTE:

I would appreciate your comments (if you have any) to be posted here on this or my Wordpress blog. Thanks...

So... here is what was posted. And then there are the comments that followed: http://www.zillow.com/forum/site/ViewThread.htm?tid=14400

I responded to one male who said, and I quote, "Your "profession" doesn't even require a high school diploma. It is utterly ridiculous to pretend otherwise and align yourselves with those who spend years attaining an education!"

After that I figured it was a lost cause and they kept rolling in, I mean wave after wave baby. WHOOOO! It reminded me of those Monster.com commercials about people surviving the workweek. Calling it a battlefield would be placing it lightly.

After all the lawyer jokes I've heard over the years, I have a small hunch how an attorney feels; at first. Don't get me wrong, I've got a thick skin like any inner city NYer but who would have thought being over 30 I would hear stuff like this from people my age and older?

Some fellow participants here from ActiveRain dropped me and email and told me how appalled they were. Wow, that was nice. I wasn't expecting that.


Melissa Sieg of PA wrote a blog (don't forget to come back here) herself of the events, feel free to view the comments there as well.

Bottom line is this (as I stated in Melissa's blog) "my job as a Realtor and agent is to ask the hard questions get customers and clients where they need to be, on time."

Glad to be back amongst the living.

From my daughter & I to you, Happy Holidays All.

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Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
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This is the unpleasant side of Web 2.0.  Any idiot in front of a computer is invited to make comments and flame you, poison your message and interfere with your efforts.  At least here on AR you can delete the garbage comments.  Sorry to hear it's happening to you. 
Dec 13, 2007 04:18 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
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Welcome back China.  I had not realized that Zillow had blogging, just a day or so before Melissa's post   someone  Twittered that it was really nasty on Zillow. 

I really enjoyed reading  the NYT article.   That map is something I had never seen. A couple of people on ActiveRain had blogged about it in November but I had not paid any attention.  I could not read the comments on your Zillow blog, I read the article you linked to, played with the interactive map, wrote a blog about it on my real blog.

Dec 13, 2007 06:51 AM #2
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Inna Ivchenko
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Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I've never been a Zillow contributor and now I don't believe I'll become any time soon.

It is terrible. I would remove my posts and delete my account.

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