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Rainmaker
4,309,189
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

It takes time to answer a survey, and the prize is a big maybe of a $100 Visa Card, and just four is not an attractive prize.  The only survey we will answer is for our car dealership, and service.  I do not get a prize.  They take excellent care of us each and every time.  

If I took time to do all the survey hoping to win something, I would have to spend 3 hours daily...I would rather go to the beach, my yoga class and out to lunch...much more rewarding and healthy.  A

Feb 16, 2016 11:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,206,067
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I used to enjoy voicing my opinion via survey, but not today.  

Maybe ActiveRain should conduct survey.  

Feb 17, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I get these about once a year.  NAR will then publish the results.

Feb 17, 2016 03:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,560
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I didn't bother with it, my time is more valuable than that.

Feb 17, 2016 03:23 AM
Rainmaker
5,258,749
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a personal decision for you.

Feb 17, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,890,027
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I get those and yes I usually fill them out.

Feb 17, 2016 12:33 AM
Ambassador
3,912,547
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, have received this a number of times. Not taking the time

Feb 16, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
797,159
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - You have to pick and choose where you think answering a survey will do the most good, or make the most change. I am not sure this survey by NAR will change much.

Feb 18, 2016 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
337,402
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I got the link last week and didn't respond, then got the same thing this week.  I went ahead and took the time, but don't think it was worth it.  

Feb 17, 2016 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,237,979
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not sure if I received this one or if I deleted it.   Sometimes I complete, others I don't.  The prize is typically not an important factor -- time is.   

Feb 17, 2016 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
2,230,343
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. I would always complete a survey for any association that I am part of.

Feb 17, 2016 05:37 PM
Ambassador
2,758,460
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Fred. Most surveys take a long time and I am not willing to give up my time for such foolishness.

Feb 17, 2016 05:35 PM
Ambassador
3,981,932
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I got it too and was too busy to take the survey. They always take longer than they say they will. I may check it out later the week.

Feb 17, 2016 01:11 PM
Ambassador
2,848,810
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

mine went in the virtual file 13

Feb 17, 2016 12:36 PM
Ambassador
4,052,738
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Probably not worth the time Fred.

Feb 17, 2016 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,761,923
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I have received this one but not enough hours in the day..it is a low priority.

Feb 17, 2016 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some people will think it is worth the time.

Feb 17, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,210,204
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm jealous!  I didn't receive one!! 

Feb 17, 2016 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,394,715
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Unless this is a new one, I completed it, but do not remember what there was more than my opinion of my real estate market. I got it a couple of months ago.

Feb 17, 2016 09:17 AM
Ambassador
1,962,728
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

They send out various surveys several times a year. Some are shorter than others. Some give you some immediate rewards for publications from the NAR store to download for which you would normally have to pay. I don't usually mind doing them unless they get too detailed and take up too much of my time.

Feb 17, 2016 09:04 AM
Rainer
149,606
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 got it too, and I deleted it. Unless they are paying me for my time, not happening.

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,701,008
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin I don't think, received the same survey.

Feb 17, 2016 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
729,150
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I answered a recent survey. It didn't take long. I have never won any of those 50- $100.00 gift or gas cards they offer for taking the surveys.

Feb 17, 2016 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
723,904
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are so many surveys... have not seen this one.

Feb 17, 2016 06:09 AM
Ambassador
1,610,522
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

 I do at least a monthly market conditions report for NAR monthly and also on others. I also contribute to the Kansas City federal Reserve Beighr Book. I receive valuable information in return and I don't care about an award.

Feb 17, 2016 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,561
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not do surveys. Too much of a chance of follow-up spam emails, etc.

Feb 17, 2016 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Too many survey requests these days. Like you I do participate when my board surveys re: possible changes to contract language, etc. Those surveys might actually impact me but otherwise who has time for all these requests?

Feb 17, 2016 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,970,381
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've received these... it's a question of how badly you want a chance to win $100 and spend time answering questions. 

Feb 17, 2016 04:46 AM