Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS )

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Susan Emo
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Perhaps half of us could provide the correct answer and the other half provide the wrong: see if they can tell the difference?

May 01, 2016 09:28 AM
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Raj Taj
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I think we need to build a wall and make them pay for it, or something like that.

May 01, 2016 09:18 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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      Write a Blog titled, "Answers to Questions for Utah Real Estate School Students".   Those students repeat the same 10 or 12 questions over and over, so it would be a short Blog.

     Then, when a question is asked by one of these aspiring Utahns, you could just post a link to the Blog.

May 01, 2016 09:39 AM
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Bob Crane
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I think that the folks at AR have enough issues to deal with without having to create a new Q&A section, the cut and paste idea is a good one and should be employed.

May 01, 2016 08:45 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I am not sure that would help at all. Are they reading the questions and answers? If so there wouldn't be the same question posted on the same page. I think they are being used and being misled by their instructors and it is sad.

May 01, 2016 08:04 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Mimi,

I think our best best is to stop giving them the time of day.  I have answered several questions at length, and I see them repeated over and over again.  We are not here to be instructors.  They are paying for real estate school and their instructors should be doing their job.  

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May 01, 2016 12:13 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Oh I don't answering the same questions 14 times (so far this year). I get points, or I can choose to ignore.

I was going to suggest a post with all the questions they ask (A Utah Real Estate School FAQ List) but then I saw Fred Griffin 's excellent suggestion

May 01, 2016 01:36 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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It does seem like an inordinate amount of questions come from students of Utah REAL ESTATE schools.

May 01, 2016 11:25 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers -- parked and reading.

Roger D. Mucci -- I'm taking the fifth -- of Dewar's.

Susan Emo -- I'm keeping my eyes on my Q's and A's.    

Dick Greenberg -- he could answer for a friend.  

 

 

May 01, 2016 06:45 PM
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Althea Kippes, Esq.
Catarra Real Estate, Inc. - Los Altos, CA
Serving all of Silicon Valley and San Francisco

Their assignment requires them to post questions on Activerain and then print out the question and answers and turn it in.  It doesn't require any thought or analysis.  

It is completley rude and unprofessional behavior.

The powers that be at Activerain should not allow students to join, or allow the category of "industry observer" to join.  That will eliminate these stupid questions from being asked over and over again.

I belong to a group similar to Activerain for lawyers, and that group does not let students post or participate because of a similar problem with the repeated posting of stupid questions.

I wish AR would do something about this, but people have complained and nothing is ever done.

May 01, 2016 06:23 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I think they may be ruining it for a lot of others

May 01, 2016 11:11 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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So many fun answers here...I am cracking up

May 01, 2016 10:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I love the idea. This question should be featured.

May 01, 2016 11:29 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I'm kind of at a loss as to what benefit it is to have the students come here and ask questions that most of us have answers based on our state - how can that possibly help them in Utah?

May 01, 2016 10:29 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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We could do a draft post of the previous answers we've given so it's readily available.

 

May 01, 2016 10:10 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I am not completely against them. Some questions are well thought out. My only wishes are they include their name, include a photo and readback to make sure no one else has asked it. Lastly the question should be in apositive note such as How can you avoid fraud in real estate INSTEAD of name some fraud you see in real estate. 

May 01, 2016 09:55 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I would like to see some major changes to improve the quality of this section.

May 01, 2016 09:34 PM
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Joe Pryor
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It would reduce pollution.

May 01, 2016 09:19 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I am skipping all the questions without photos these days in an effort to reduce my snarky quotient

May 01, 2016 09:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I am happy to share my thoughts and experiences with colleagues in the industry on this platform. BUT, I am not here to work as a substitute instructor for Utah students.

May 01, 2016 08:27 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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Oh I like where you're going with this, Mimi Foster! Put them all in one heading and visit it when you want to play teacher. Actually it could be fun occasionally to test myself with saome of their better questions, making it a little refesher course like some CE classes. 

May 01, 2016 07:39 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Mimi. I don't usually answer questions if I am not familiar with the person, so it really doesn't matter to me.

May 01, 2016 06:11 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Mimi Foster - if we have a separate Q&A for UT Real Estate School Students, this question should be featured...lol!

May 01, 2016 02:46 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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Sounds like a major headache.

May 01, 2016 01:16 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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I like the copy & paste idea. 

May 01, 2016 01:04 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
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Works for me!

 

May 01, 2016 12:40 PM
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Carol Williams
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Yes... then we could all post a link to that section of Q&A.

May 01, 2016 12:37 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think the instructor should answer their questions, instead of having all of those students ask the same question.

May 01, 2016 12:12 PM
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Sam Shueh
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I believe in a more serious study group post on Yahoo groups.  AR is not the place. 

These who post on AR asked questions unrelated to licensing or test are just not going to make it.

Did you ever study this way expecting others to provide answers for free?

By Utah law most of us are not qualified to coach or teach as there is a licensing educator catagory with its DRE.  Where are these license educators when students need them?

May 01, 2016 10:32 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Good idea.  Maybe a special category.  Of course, it'll only work if they post to it. 

May 01, 2016 10:21 AM
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Jeffrey Jones
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your onto something.

May 01, 2016 09:07 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Funny but, I was just searching or a link to another question for the most recent Q&A about mortgage fraud...guess from who? The Utah students, OF COURSE! LOL

Sep 03, 2018 09:12 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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I wonder how many Utahns quit real estate school because they think all Realtors are snarky

Nov 13, 2017 08:09 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Absolutely NOT!!  I've taken the "Mr. Wonderful" approach.  I answer their questions, but for a 15% royalty on their commissions until I get $150,000 at which point the royalty goes away. 

 

In reality, I have a text file with my answer that I copy and paste when I'm desperate for the points.

 

Or... we could PUNK these kids and tell them "find the broker wearing the most gold chains and work for them.  Kind of like ordering a "cement mixer" for people who turn 21 at the bar.

May 02, 2016 08:50 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Perfect.  Two thumbs up for this great idea!

May 02, 2016 04:35 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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or maybe someone could teach those students how to search for the answers on their own...

May 02, 2016 02:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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great idea.....GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 02, 2016 02:07 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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We just need en mass to refuse to answer their questions. Then they will be forced to do the research we had to do when we studied for our licenses. Too many in our world are looking for instant gratification. Get the knowledge the old fashioned way; STUDY!

May 01, 2016 09:15 PM
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A good question for Bob Stewart. 

One thing is that the school would need to change their curriculum to let the students know that they have their own section.

May 01, 2016 05:40 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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Awesome idea

May 20, 2017 06:19 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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Sounds like a great idea. 

May 02, 2016 09:29 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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parked and reading!

May 02, 2016 12:01 AM