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Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.


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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Roy,

I had this same problem and turned off the non-member comments, problem solved!

Apr 18, 2012 09:23 PM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Roy,

Sometimes the easiest fix is to change your password.

Have a great day.

Apr 18, 2012 09:23 PM #2
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Roy: Awhile back I had to do the same thing Lisa did and it solved many of my spam problems.  Try it, I bet it helps you too.

Apr 18, 2012 09:25 PM #3
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Roy: This is awful. Have you gotten any response from Kerrie or Bob? I haven't been here much i the lst few weeks but I can see why you would be frustrated. How about changing your password? That's all I can think of. 

Apr 18, 2012 09:25 PM #4
Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto

Thanks to Roy and the above comments - now I can also fix things.



Apr 18, 2012 09:30 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your feedback.  I do not think that passwords relate to the spam issue.

Yes, I could block outside comments which would also block the messages that I do wish to receive from prospective clients.

On the positive side this week, the azaleas are blooming and life is good in Maryland.

Azaleas, Kentlands Spring Flowers IMG_8652

Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Apr 18, 2012 09:32 PM #7
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

I get these from time to time. But they have not been trouble of late.

I would hate to see you and Delores leave us.

Hang in there my good friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 18, 2012 09:39 PM #8
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

10 points each Roy.......I do not like the SPAM posts that AR members respond to and should have reported with the SUGGEST button....

Apr 18, 2012 09:42 PM #9
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Roy - I have seen an uptick in these problems too. I hope the elves at the ActiveRain office are fixing this issue as we speak!

Apr 18, 2012 09:43 PM #10
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Roy ....I hope you are never pushed away from the RAIN!  You do a great job and inspire us all!

Apr 18, 2012 09:50 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I appreciate your comments and hope you are not having this volume of spam.  It is still coming in.  

Wallace:  I keep hearing about the 10 points for reporting spam, but that is not happening with my account.

Spam, of course, is viewed differently by different people.  Some on ActiveRain have reported my flower photographs as spam.

Photograph by Roy Kelley this week in Kentlands.

Apr 18, 2012 10:58 PM #12
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy -- Yikes!  That's a lot of SPAM.   I can imagine finding so many messages would be quite annoying.   

Apr 18, 2012 11:31 PM #13
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Roy the good thing is there is not as much span as another blogging site i use so I have not let it get to me here. I just thank them for the extra points each day by reporting it. The politics and discouragingnature of featured posts concerns me more. Then i get reminded why i am here and that is to help buyers, sellers and other agents. For me your pictures inspire me every morning as it is often the first blog i read.

Apr 18, 2012 11:31 PM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your comments.

Scott:  I am not receiving those extra points for reporting spam.  I guess I an not in that favored group.

Camellia, Kentlands Spring Flowers IMG_7468

Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Apr 18, 2012 11:50 PM #15
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Indeed that is a lot of Spam and added insult to injury that you aren't even getting the 10 points for reporting it.  Hopefully the powers that be will be in touch with you to get it resolved.  Your flower/plant/foilage pics are wonderful and I for one (and I'm sure many others) certainly wouldn't consider them spam but a spot of added brightness to our day.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Apr 19, 2012 12:22 AM #16
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Roy, We had a burst like that sometime last year.  Turned off outside comments just for a couple of days, long enough for the spammers to move on to another target, then allowed comments again after that.  Good luck!

Apr 19, 2012 01:33 AM #17
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

I hate spam more than anyone as it makes my members upset and wastes hours of my time.  If you go to your Settings and uncheck the "Allow non-member comments" box you won't have this problem any longer.  I apologize for these damn spammers Roy!

Apr 19, 2012 07:55 AM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your comments.  It is a shame that we must block comments by prospective clients because the ActiveRain spam filters have again failed.

Tulips are blooming in Kentlands.  Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Apr 19, 2012 10:02 AM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is sometimes a good idea to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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