Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South)

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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Wanda - I've been laughing about it all my life.

Jun 07, 2016 07:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Laugh it off...then, do it gain

Jun 07, 2016 06:52 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Wanda,

Tough one, there are so many ways to look at this.  She is from Nigeria, a woman, with a name that means flower in her native language.  Do you hear the PC band ramping up on this one?  She also knows that Ellen and Warner Bros have $$$$ could be helpful to her?  

Personally, I would have changed my name way before putting real estate signs up.  My maiden name caused me to receive a letter from a college offering me a potential football scholarship...And if I did not do that, then I would laugh it off, and come up with one hell of a marketing campaign...

LOL A

Jun 07, 2016 06:57 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Skip it

Jun 07, 2016 07:25 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Ellen makes fun of someone's name for financial gain.  How sophomoric and classless can you get?  Oh, you are talking about Ellen, that explains it.

     I hope Titi Pierce gets money and an apology.

     BTW, where are the PCers and the Leftists on this?  Silence as usual, because Ellen is one of their own.

Jun 07, 2016 09:56 AM
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Bob Crane
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Laughter is much better for the soul, but some choose to use a different path.

Jun 07, 2016 09:01 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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A Realtor looking for the easy money, how original?

I'd have totally capitalized on that, I would have engage Ellen in order to get on that show again and have her further it with me live on the air. OMG what an opportunity!!!

Jun 07, 2016 09:27 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would take advantage of the publicity and expand upon it thru the two companies and their likely desire to avoid litigation!

However, those of us in business should have learned the importance of a name:  The Power of Using a Person's Name

Jun 07, 2016 11:37 AM
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Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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well that agent is an idiot, what's her name?

Jun 07, 2016 10:31 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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1. there is no such thing as bad press... (sort of)   2. sounds like she is having a bad year... if you were having a great year would you bother??

Jun 07, 2016 08:06 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin We live in a litigious society. I'm sure she has been called by a dozen lawyers already. Maybe it isn't offensive until they make fun of your name. I probably wouldn't be bothered by it.

Jun 07, 2016 07:33 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I laugh all the time,  My real name is Wilbur and Mister Ed made fun all the time of it,.

Jun 08, 2016 12:38 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Laugh it off Wanda Kubat-Nerdin 

Jun 07, 2016 11:54 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I'm not a fan of Ellen Degeneres at all - I don't find her funny or interested in anything she has to say.

Jun 07, 2016 09:28 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Not having been in a situation like this, I really wouldn't know how I'd respond until it happened to me.

Jun 07, 2016 09:10 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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I guess it might depend on the name and how it was made fun of

Jun 07, 2016 12:57 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 do have an unusual name but I can't say what I would do if it was made fun of on tv.

Jun 07, 2016 10:44 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Good luck with that. She does alot of real estate related stuff including MLS pics, etc.

How is she/he damaged?

Jun 07, 2016 07:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I grew up being called "Higgins" and asked "Where's Magnum?"  (Magnum PI reference) to the ever popular "Huggies" (as in the diaper).  You get a thick skin.  Now if something of mine was used on that show in that manner I might just call them up and have some fun with it.  If what they said actually caused a problem for me, I'd let them know and ask for an appology or something along those lines.  Now if they were dumb enough to slander or defame me, then the lawyers would definitely come out.

Jun 08, 2016 12:00 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I think there are plenty of hilarious signs out there that can be highlighted without resorting to making fun of someone's name.

Would I sue? Not me, I'd just laugh it off and say "please, give them my phone number, too," but I do find the humor sophomoric and classless.

Jun 08, 2016 02:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Some will see the opportunity for a law suit ... some will leverage the free press and start marketing ... as see on Ellen show with a spin on real estate is serious business. 

Jun 08, 2016 01:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

onward and upward..... 

be thankful your name's not DICK HERTZ.... 

also, there's a town in Massachusetts named Holden....

you could be Dick Hertz from Holden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 08, 2016 12:42 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Just imagine the possible pairings "xxxx" and Titi Realty.  Arthur Ransome wrote a book (many actually) - this one called Swallas and Amazons.  One of the primary characters was named "Titty".  The name has been changed in the upcoming move version.  What say Michael Jacobs ??

Jun 07, 2016 11:19 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It is free publicity; something it seems most real estate agents are begging for in business. I guess it really depends.

Jun 07, 2016 11:16 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Laugh and use it as free publicity.

Jun 07, 2016 10:51 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Laugh it off.  How can you buy that publicity?

Jun 07, 2016 10:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I have not heard of it.

Jun 07, 2016 09:34 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Laugh and move on.

Jun 07, 2016 09:12 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I heard about this on the radio --- imagine all that free publicity.   

Jun 07, 2016 08:53 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I  think I would get beyond it

Jun 07, 2016 03:22 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Some people need to get a life.  This one sees money I would bet

Jun 07, 2016 03:12 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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I would laugh it off and be thrilled that Ellen gave me free publicity and knew my name! :)

Jun 07, 2016 02:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - wonder why....

Jun 07, 2016 02:29 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Wanda, 

We have a lot of people immigrating from all over the world. Some of the names I have dealt with recently may not be legal to say on TV.  It's a name, we're not in junior high any more. The world is coming here. Enjoy the publicity. Of course the suit could just be another means to get your name out. 

Jun 07, 2016 02:06 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Laugh it off.

Jun 07, 2016 01:54 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Laugh, and maybe use it for more publicity.

Jun 07, 2016 01:52 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I would laugh it off but you know some people are sitting on the sidelines just looking for a reason to sue and get a windfall.

Jun 07, 2016 12:36 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Eh.  

Jun 07, 2016 12:02 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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As long as there is money to be made people will try to sue someone.

Jun 07, 2016 11:23 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What is wrong with these signs?

One sign had a real persons name, franchise and broker displayed.

There could be no mistake that a real life was involved, and the reckless manner of Degnerate caused PREDICTABLE and FORESEEABLE harm. There may even have been a TM or (c) on that sign. And I do not know what 'fun' was made of the incident.

You bet, if I, or those important to me, suffered demonstrable, measurable, quantifiable harm, I would be calling an attorney.

Imagine an agent whose last name may be White or Black or Flame inserted into a hostile context.

Have you forgotten what happened to the Texas plumber who sold his work truck only to see it, with his company's advertising  on TV as a weapon being used by ISIS in Syria.

I would call an attorney if measurable harm was the result.

It IS the AMERICAN WAY!

 

 

 

Jun 07, 2016 07:20 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Laugh it off.  however it's all about that almighty buck

Jun 07, 2016 07:14 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I would take advantage of the free national publicity.

Jun 14, 2016 12:38 AM