Why I Often Read and Comment On Your Market Reports and Listing

Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

...or Who Cares!

One of the things that makes this site so remarkable is the community...ie the members. We show support for each other in many ways.

One of the ways is through our reading and commenting on their posts. It's easy to do when the post is about something personal or showing off the Fall Colors, for example. It’s not always easy when the posts are about market updates or new listings.

However, I try to stop by and read and comment on the market reports and listings of other members for 2 reasons…

It’s how I learn…

Even though I’m not an agent, I like seeing what the market is like in other areas. Like many of you, I have friends and family all over the country. 

When I’m speaking with them, I can point them towards an agent in their area if they are thinking of buying or selling,..or if they just want to know what their market is doing. 


It’s how I say Thank You…

While it’s not a requirement, commenting on the comments made on your post is always appreciated.

It provides a back and forth of communicating. Some members respond to all comments made on their post or at least make it a point to head to that member’s post and read and comment on their post. 


I’ve commented on some members’ posts and have no idea if they read my comments or even cared if anyone at all commented on it.

Again...it’s their choice.  Nothing says that you must read and comment on any of the posts here. 


As always..your choice. For me...it’s a way of saying I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my post. 

**A point to remember...the market reports and listings and any other consumer-focused posts need to be respected.

If you want to opine on how much you dislike white kitchen cabinets or anything else...write it in your own post. 



Comments (28)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I remember a blogger years ago that wrote informative posts, but never posted about listings or market reports.   I called her, and she said she thought she shouldn't post those.   I told her, that makes you LOOK like a busy REALTOR, and know what you are doing.   She IS a very busy REALTOR!  

Oct 26, 2021 06:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You make excellent points.  Might as well not comment if the content is not something one wants to read or finds objectionable in any way.  A

Oct 26, 2021 07:11 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I generally comment on those posts that make me think. You are so right here!

Oct 26, 2021 07:25 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathy! I agree. I especially like John Pusa reports. He does local, regional and national. He really keeps me informed

Oct 26, 2021 08:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and that is what makes you special with us here in the Rain.  You are VERY SPECIAL!

Oct 26, 2021 12:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael Jacobs I really enjoyed reading your posts when you were selling. Of course, I still love reading your posts. 

Wayne Martin I agree...even in retirement, I love reading listing and market reports. 

Oct 26, 2021 12:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker that's what makes it a community! It's the give and take and getting to know everyone. 

Kat Palmiotti Thank you. And you're right, you can always learn something. 

Oct 26, 2021 12:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores are safe as well. 

Exactly Brian England it's why we do it. 

Oct 26, 2021 12:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Good point Grant Schneider And commenting is a way for me to give back to those who comment on my posts. 

Sham Reddy CRS so good seeing you today!!!  This is what makes ActiveRain so special. 

Oct 26, 2021 12:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox I'm so glad that you suggested she start writing those. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I agree. Just move on!!!  It's different if it is not a consumer focused post and the blogger wants your input. 

Oct 26, 2021 01:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I admit that I've come upon some posts and honestly had nothing to offer. 


Rocky Dickerson I need to visit his posts! Thank you. 

Oct 26, 2021 01:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm Thank you and that is a very kind thing to say. 

Oct 26, 2021 01:07 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Kathy Streib Such an honest blog post on your part! It's not easy to always comment on pure "free market analysis" - or similar type posts. Once in a while, can do, and it's respectful for regular participants!  You've made good points!

Oct 26, 2021 01:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Point well taken on giving a negative opinion on someone else's post.  We should write about that in our own posts and really explore why we feel the way we do in an educational format.

Oct 26, 2021 01:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy market reports can be very dry and even repetitive at times, BUT the reason why I read them is because they are a great way to learning how Real Estate is doing across the country.

Oct 26, 2021 02:03 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib it is helpful to read and comment market reports, an indication for in which direction is market moving.

Oct 26, 2021 02:51 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

You've made some excellent points!  Learning and saying thank you are great reasons for reading others' post and commenting, if it make sense to do so and you have something to say. It's a good way to get to know others and for them to get to know us, too. It's all part of being in the AR community.


Oct 27, 2021 10:31 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great points Kathy. As you said...always respect public posts and keep your negative thoughts to yourself.

Oct 27, 2021 10:44 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

You've made great points about this topic! It is indeed a way to keep the community alive. Thank you for this!

Oct 27, 2021 02:15 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, you are spot-on here, Kathy! I remember, back in the early days here in the Rain, I used to beat the drum about posting about your market (numbers-wise) and your listings. Some agents just felt uncomfortable doing so but, our SEO at the time was INCREDIBLE! Once they started, they saw the benefits and continued doing it.

So, commenting on others' market reports & listings is important to me. I will say that I am guilty of not always acknowledging others commenting on my market reports & listings though. I need to work on that, for sure!

Oct 30, 2021 04:31 PM