Just Stop Asking Me What I Think

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

I suppose you could chalk up my attitude to being grumpy but aren't you tired of businesses asking for your opinion, about what you think? They want to improve their service at your expense. I don't like being followed around, having to disclose my location to every Tom, Dick and Harry when I use an App, and being marketed to like a big ol' pile of faceless money.

This is why I like the islands. The solitude. OK, when I play Ingress, Google knows exactly where I am, and although I don't like it, it's a tradeoff for the game. There are times tradeoffs are worth it but most often they are not. I don't like surveys from emails or questionnaires or anything that continues to bug and poke and prod me after the sale is over. I don't think I'm alone with this attitude.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (9)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

They must've been missing a decimal between the 3 and 2 because that is outrageous. 

As for the surveys, I couldn't agree more.  I used to fill them out all the time with Petsmart.  Our local one has an issue of space at the entrance to the aisle where I find the food I buy.  I have told them in no fewer than ten surveys.  I gave up.  They clearly aren't reading my opinions or suggestions to the problem.  

Dec 13, 2014 04:40 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Elizabeth, I think there must have been gold in that makeup remover.

I must be like you because I never respond to surveys or questionnaires. To me, they are just asking for more information from you in order to continue to market more stuff to you.

Dec 13, 2014 04:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

$325. for makeup remover - What ever happened to good ole soap and water...LOL

Dec 13, 2014 05:47 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Elizabeth, you are not alone with those thoughts. I don't fill out those questionnaires either. By the way, have you heard anything from M.M. yet? They just sent me a Christmas hat and scarf for my bottles.

Dec 13, 2014 07:41 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Chris Ann Cleland That's what I thought. I thought certainly she meant $32.50. And when I told her I would pay $32 for a bottle of makeup remover, she happened to have one that was not in the Four Seasons Signature line.

Myrl: I tried soap and water, and using a washcloth, which rubbed my eyelids raw.

Nick: Not yet, nuttin, but I'm waiting anxiously!!!

Dec 13, 2014 11:30 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I still fill them out on occasion but most go to the trash file.  How many times can you say the same thing?  

Dec 13, 2014 07:47 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  $325!! They must know that you were the #1 agent last month and could afford the top of the line.

Dec 13, 2014 08:25 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If I like the service and the product, I'll be back.  If not, I won't.  That's what I think.  And, I especially hate those surveys that take 20 minutes to complete.  Not going to happen, with me.

Dec 13, 2014 09:22 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I agree with Gabe Sanders , if it is a short one~ why not?

when I like a service, I'll tell them and everyone else  I like it. If the service was terrible, I'll tell everyone about that too:), no need to ask, lol.

I just bought a home gel nail kit and I just love it, everyone who is complementing my nails now, getting a little speech how much I love this product:)

Dec 18, 2014 02:59 AM