Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)

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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

nothing at all. Or as my mom used to say, " If you can't say anything nice, then keep your god damn mouth shut."

Dec 13, 2015 12:49 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

"It Depends"

Dec 13, 2015 01:06 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

People feel very brave behind the security of a keyboard.  I picture them huddled in a corner of their Mother's basement, furiously pecking away, like an evil cartoon character.

Change the channel, turn the page, click to a new question or blog . . .  there's something for everyone out there so go find yours!

Dec 13, 2015 02:40 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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keep your lips sealed with gorilla glue.

Dec 13, 2015 01:19 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Excellent point.  BTW, I've had to skip many.

Dec 13, 2015 01:10 AM
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

If you cannot think of something nice to say then Smile and enjoy a warm beverage.  No need to be rude or nasty when online; After all, you can always turn the computer off and enjoy you own little nest.

Dec 13, 2015 01:00 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I agree, Bob. Just keep your mouth shut and say nothing! What's the point to be insulting?

Dec 13, 2015 08:47 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

"... then come and sit next to me!"  Alice Roosevelt Longworth.

Dec 13, 2015 09:54 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nothing- or as we often say in Texas with our tongue in our cheek "Bless your little heart."

Dec 13, 2015 05:28 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

 Well, Alice Roosevelt Longworth had a pillow embroidered with  IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT SOMEONE, SIT RIGHT HERE BY ME. 

Seriously, though, I just don't understand why some people go out of their way to be unpleasant and unecessarily rude. 

Dec 13, 2015 04:14 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You are thinking too hard... Richfuscious say

Dec 13, 2015 02:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Then you are a part of the problem.

Dec 13, 2015 01:06 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

NOTHING, or just pass.

Dec 13, 2015 12:58 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Nothing at all.

Dec 13, 2015 06:18 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Like they say down South, "Bless Your heart!"

Dec 13, 2015 05:25 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

For points? Many questions are ''for members'' and I simply ignore many. 

Dec 13, 2015 02:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane the world has two types of people - content and not-so-content.

People who always look at the negative side of EVERYTHING are not happy about something in life and it shows up everywhere else.

Should we treat them negatively? If so, what is the difference between them and us?

Can we change them? Perhaps not - though at least we can try!

Now I know, I had one word answer for this blank - NOTHING! (and I made it too long.....)

Dec 13, 2015 12:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Say someting nice about the weather

Dec 13, 2015 11:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Think some more.

Dec 13, 2015 10:41 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Nothing, it speaks volumes

Dec 13, 2015 10:18 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

nothing! I don't know why people waste time to argue, just move on and enjoy life.

Dec 13, 2015 09:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nothing! It is harder to do than you think!

Dec 13, 2015 04:37 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Nothing or "May God bless you!" is what I say or should say on those occasions.

Dec 13, 2015 04:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

"nothing, or risk making yourself look like a jerk."

Dec 13, 2015 03:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

dont say anything at all.  If you are right but you are rude then you are wrong.

Dec 13, 2015 01:58 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Some of us need to try harder and resist the negative responses.

Dec 13, 2015 01:29 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I guess I need to read the previous posts, my curiosity has me intrigued. 

Dec 13, 2015 01:16 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Say nothing at all.

Dec 19, 2015 11:14 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bob - "then don't say anything at all" is what I was always told.

Dec 14, 2015 03:55 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

"move on, it's not worth it"... however tempting.

Dec 14, 2015 12:43 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Keep the pie hole shut!

Dec 13, 2015 09:43 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. Your point is well taken, but it depends on the situation. If I feel strongly about it, not matter what it is, I will usually say it.

Dec 13, 2015 05:07 PM
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Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

Definitely don't say anything at all...BUT what if I have spinach in my teeth? I want someone to tell me. I'd like them to be nice about it, but a straightforward, no nonsense, no niceties required "you have spinach in your teeth" is appreciated.

no need to be a jerk, but sometimes a straightforward, no nonsense reply on a forum is a gift.

Dec 13, 2015 09:45 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Don't say anything at all.

I can still hear my mother saying that ... may she rest in peace.

Dec 13, 2015 08:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

"they'll be a fine used car salesman"

Dec 13, 2015 07:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

"my name must be David Barr"

Dec 13, 2015 03:51 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Bob,
Then maybe you (I) should look in the mirror and figure out why I can’t find something nice to say.

Dec 13, 2015 03:35 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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something funny! (not mean)
Humor is a great de-fuser.

Dec 13, 2015 01:43 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Oh Bob! This is one of my pet peeves. I think those people are just after the points.

I'm good with the original...nothing at all.

Sep 05, 2016 01:12 AM