Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes and no. LOL
It depends on the question.
Syllabically challenged or just brief?

The bigger Q is: should all be required to READ the Q prior to answering it?  O.o

May 01, 2016 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No

 

Just kidding...if someone is gaming the Q & A for points, that's a shame.  But if a question only requires a yes or no response, elaboration may not be adding anything of value.

May 01, 2016 10:14 AM
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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I know it drives me crazy when he does it, Fred. Maybe we need a minimum of 20 characters to get points. 

Then Roger D. Mucci would get points for his reponse!

May 01, 2016 09:56 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes. Or no. Sometimes that's all that's needed.

May 01, 2016 11:23 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Few questions are "absolute" so it's nice to hear why someone would say yes or no.

May 01, 2016 10:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Yes

May 01, 2016 10:16 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Yes. 

May 01, 2016 10:04 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Fred.  I suppose it depends. More than a yes or  no would be nicer but if the question is simple enough and just requires a yes or no, that's ok. Many people like the Q&A section because of its ease of use. 

May 01, 2016 10:03 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes.

 

An attorney told me once to JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT IS ASKED OF YOU THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH.

I do the same sometimes when I type.

May 01, 2016 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
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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 agree with Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES ,  Sometimes you don't have to ramble to answer a question.

May 01, 2016 12:05 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes a single word is all that is needed

May 01, 2016 11:09 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes (it is accepetable). Some questions don't need more elaboration. Short, but sweet and to the point.

May 01, 2016 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

1)  Yes.

2) No.

May 01, 2016 05:43 PM
Rainer
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

There are times when further elaboration is not necessary.  It shouldn't all be about "points"

May 01, 2016 01:48 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I like to keep my head down and eyes on my own paper.

May 01, 2016 01:18 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

@I agree with Lisa Von Domek 

There are some questions that just need a yes or no and that how I answer but do not answer questions with one words often.

May 01, 2016 01:12 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It depends on the question...some are open ended so a detailed response is in order. Others are basically "Yes" or "No" type questions so difficult to expound on those.

 

May 01, 2016 12:11 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

It is apropriate depending on the circumstance.  Sometimes, I am so surprised by the question, that I find myself being brief and to the point, and at that point, I may feel that my elaboration would fall on deaf ears.  I trust my instincts...If someone wants me to elaborate, they can ask, and I will oblige, so far no one has.  A

May 01, 2016 12:03 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I think in some cases a simple "Yes" or "No" is fine.

May 01, 2016 11:17 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the question but it seems acceptable. A good number of questions seem only to need a yes or no. And there is no required number of words.

May 01, 2016 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Some questions can be answered with a Yes or No. Some can not (like yours). 

If we're here to learn and engage, though, why ask (or answer) a yes/no question?

May 03, 2016 08:47 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Depends I think - some questions don't require detailed responses

May 01, 2016 10:26 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Yes indeed !!

May 01, 2016 07:58 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Acceptable? Yes

Must elaborate? No

Sometimes nothing more is needed.

May 01, 2016 07:29 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I really think it pertains to the question.

May 01, 2016 07:11 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Huh?

What's worse, in my opinion are the multi-part questions and then a link to another post.  

May 01, 2016 06:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - Yes.

(And I'd go over the Q&A section in 5 minutes....lol!)

May 01, 2016 02:41 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Depends on the question.  An explanation followed by the "yes / no" would be fine also.

May 01, 2016 12:56 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

No for me, I think some questions need a better answer than one or two words. 

May 01, 2016 12:35 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Some quiestions are more like polls... a Yes or No is appropriate.

May 01, 2016 12:33 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

People need more comments when answering

May 20, 2017 06:17 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If the question is appropraite for a yes or no answer then I think it is acceptable to answer that way.

Sep 18, 2016 11:42 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Sometimes yes or no or maybe have the impact that the responder wishes to get across.  Answer the way you see fit.

May 02, 2016 08:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends.

 

(or should I have said Maybe?)

 

Depends on the question.  Some can be a simple yes/no answer.

May 02, 2016 08:41 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I see often very short answers. I think, if  you do not care about getting 15 points or short on time, it is ok. 

May 02, 2016 07:27 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Yes

May 02, 2016 06:50 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

Yes.

May 02, 2016 04:29 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Yes, because there are some questions that only require a yes or no answer.

May 02, 2016 03:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

YES.....

May 02, 2016 02:03 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

It depends many people just want them points and shame on them but then again sometimes a simple yes or no is reuqired, maybe the questions should be phrased so that more than a simple yes or no is required.

May 02, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainer
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Both, I like to see other answers, then a short reasoning for why.  Also it depends on the questions.  A simple yes or no is all you need for some.  For those questions, just ask the question and follow it up with "and why?". 

May 02, 2016 01:06 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If a yes or a no...there is a lack of intimacy but 100% compliance. Subjective

May 01, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes.

May 01, 2016 11:43 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like Tammy's answer.

YES.

May 01, 2016 11:26 PM
Rainer
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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

yes

May 01, 2016 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

If all that is required is a yes or no then no problemo!

May 01, 2016 10:24 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Re/Max Real Estate Connections - Haymarket, VA
HOME~There is no place like it!

It makes it difficult to comment back when you ask the question and the only answer you get it a yes or no.

May 01, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Sometimes that's just the answer!

May 01, 2016 10:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends...

May 01, 2016 10:00 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like to write why i said yes or know and if asking a question would want the person answering to say why and not just yes or no

May 01, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

In my humble opinion YES!

Ask a simple question get a simple answer; want to know more make it a better question.

May 01, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. 

May 01, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

yes

May 01, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That all depends. So many questions have been repeated so many times. How many times can we answer student questions without a short quick answer?

May 01, 2016 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Yes

May 01, 2016 09:01 PM