Don`t spam on me!

Real Estate Agent with Optimar International Realty

 Don't Tread on Me

I`ve been posting here for several weeks and as many of you know .I love to share my Real Estate experiences with the members of A/R. I come here for Rest and Relaxation, this is a place that i enjoy learning from others in our profession, throughout the country.

Lately, I`ve been getting bombed with emails, and telephone calls from people asking me for our business. My thoughts in regards to spamming are simple in the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson:  Don`t  Spam on Me!

I`m not interested in giving you business and when I`m ready, guess what like many "I`ll call you". I realize that many will differ with their collective opinions about Spam, that`s great.

What i love and enjoy about A/R is that I look at this as a sanctuary from the outside world. This isn`t the place to bother other professionals nor is this the place  to hang out preying on your fellow professionals. I find it to be highly unprofessional and question the simple fact "Why are you here!?"

Many are here for the competition of points, which is fantastic watching some people rack up points,me, I mainly blog, which is a way for me to express myself and share my day with myself and anyone who cares to read my posts. I have no ambition in life to rack up 72,000,000,000 points, because that`s of no interest to me.

My only source of happiness is blogging my way to relaxation. Again, everyone can do what they want in A/R, the rules are pretty simple and Matt and company are very very cool. To the spamers in A/R "Hey, don`t spam on me!".

Thank You.      



Comments (15)

Jenny Lozano
Florida List for Less Realty,Inc. - Boca Raton, FL


great post. i agree with you 100%.

Sep 03, 2006 12:22 AM
Carolyn Nelson
Realty One Carolina, LLC - Burlington, NC
Your Triangle to Triad Real Estate Expert!
I agree. My phone rang at 8 am on Friday. Some person from California 661-290-2528 decided to call my business line. At first the caller started the conversation as if she was an agent. Then I asked if she was calling to sell her services or did she needed assistance. She wanted to know if I or any of my colleagues would like to use their travel/event management program for agents. Geesh, have some pride. Calling at 8:00 am is not going to help her score any points.
Sep 03, 2006 12:46 AM
Colleen Irwin
Retired - Irondequoit, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Erika - Well said!
Sep 03, 2006 01:39 AM
Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing - Chico, CA

I agree Erika. I posted a blog a few days ago about all of the recruitment calls that I have been receiving. The website will have many purposes as the functionality changes over time, but I think it is in the community's best interest to defend our castle and let these people know that it won't be accepted. "If I want to do business with you, I'll call you as well!"


Sep 03, 2006 02:09 AM
Bob Pavey
RE/MAX Hometown - Aventura, FL
Erica good stuff I will be looking for your next blog
Sep 03, 2006 02:28 AM
Nima Rezvan CT Lender CT Senior Mortgage Broker
Nima Rezvan Prosper First Funding Corporation NMLS#110681 - Fairfield, CT
First Time Home Buyer Expert - CT FHA Loans - FHA

Good morning Erika from rainy Connecticut,

I don't know if I want to say that I agree with you 99% or 50% because those calls are just going to always be there.  Think about it this way, you think the people that called you and myself (loan officer) are going to read these blogs?  I highly doubt that they will even know there is someone writing about them spamming someone via emails or phone calls.  I actually get calls and I am not a real estate agent which is new to me, I never get spam calls or anyone selling anything to me because I am on the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.  I don't mind them but I have seen that my calls from randoms have picked up.  I agree with you that we shouldn't have them but at the same time what if someone is calling you to refer a buyer to you?  I feel your pain but remember, no pain-no gain!  I love your URL, nicey nice!  I will also look for your next blog.




Sep 03, 2006 03:13 AM
Christopher Smith
TREGO REALTY - Cedar Rapids, IA
Nice post Erika, and my sentiments echo yours and apparently others in AR.  Happy Sunday!
Sep 03, 2006 03:20 AM
Professor X
NONE - Ludington, MI
Erika, go for the points girl, its addicting and once you start it will be worse!
Sep 03, 2006 07:46 AM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL


Stay true to yourself!

Sep 03, 2006 12:05 PM
Erika Cannet
Optimar International Realty - Hollywood, FL


You should stick to watching "Blind Date"....

Sep 04, 2006 12:17 PM
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

I feel for ya Erika. I haven't expereinced that specifically but all the time I have loan officers and etc coming solicting for our office business. There are a few i enjoy seeing and they are the ones we use. But why don't people realize that, like you, if i wanted their service i would probably call. As a manager everyone wants to sit in on our office meetings and sell my agents thanks...Don't they realize that I want them to think about the stuff I am saying and not what they want to say? no i am just rambling...great post...blogging is relaxing and have a great night :)

Sep 04, 2006 01:04 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life
I too have experienced various emails trying to solicit me for business, to an extent I admire the ability to ask for business as long as it is done in a way that's not totally distracting from what we have to do in our day to day business dealings.  At the same time, I've been fortunate not to have to deal with a plethora of spam here.  Spamming to me is the irritating way people will cut and paste their spleel and offer it to you over and over and over again.  If these individuals had an original thought, it would die of lonliness.  But I hear ya Erika, Don't Spam.
Sep 05, 2006 05:20 AM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
spamming sucks but it is unavoidable...........
Sep 09, 2006 04:14 AM
Susan Milner
Florida Future Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents

good point. But its kind of like a celebrity complaining about the paparazzi or not being able to have a private life.

Unfortunately the more we put ourselves out there the more others will try to benefit somehow from us.  I am amazed at how many 'search engine optimization companies' call me to offer their services - when I ask how they found me they say 'google' or some other search engine - um ok, so why do I need YOU? Ah well, part of it.

We, as a whole, are a very gulible bunch, I see agents wasting money on all kinds of marketing ploys/scams to try to get a lead/sale. There is no special 'magic pill' out there - it's hard work, keeping in touch & following through.

As far as referrals & such I tend to send them to those who I see a sense of professionalism from, not desperation "please give me a try" type of attitude.

Anyway, good blog!

Sep 10, 2006 03:25 AM
Charles Parrish
Auction Brokers & Investors United - Baltimore, MD

Nice comments and I agree with you 100%.

Charles Parrish

Apr 22, 2007 10:24 AM