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Rainmaker
744,717
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Reciprocity is silly.

What if a AR member has 899 followers?

Should not FOLLOWS be related to the fabric of one blog content instead of a social approval mechanism. Those who pander reciprocal follows are the one I also observe to invest the least amount of effort into their responses to questions and lack depth and originality of the blogs.

Create your own voice and those of kindred spirit will be NATURALLY attracted to those of vision.

Translated that means don't fret of the three that you think got away and cast the  fabric of your net over those who posses the curiosity you can appreciate. 

DO NOT PANDER FOR RECIPROCAL FOLLOWS.

Nov 29, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,980,548
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi JM... I think you have a great answer from Ronald Gombach . Also, lots of people will follow, but then not post anything to their own blogs.

Nov 29, 2016 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,026,918
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I think Ronald Gombach summed up pretty much what I had to say.  Many people follow because they are going to truly read and follow.  Too many bloggers followed equals a long list that is not practical in any way. There are bloggers I follow because I like reading their posts regularly.  If I follow too many, I would inevitably miss many of them.  It is all in their "blog post management" style

Nov 29, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,269,835
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many members do not practice reciprocation.

Do not fret. Following members is simply an easy way to pay it forward. I follow over 10,000 members but have less than 1,600 followers.

You will receive points for following five additional members each day.

Nov 29, 2016 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
823,588
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

While I agree with some of Ronald Gombach statements, I also believe there are many who do not know how/why to reciprocate or are more focused on themselves

I always return the follow, even if I do not know or have read nothing from the person - I can always remove the follow later if I find them to be less than what I had expected - but that is rare in itself.

I've followed many, many people who have never returned the follow or recprocated - I just move and on and don't worry about them but instead focus on moving forward with my business

Time is short - my husband has a saying "Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff in the end!"

Nov 29, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
845,955
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Ask them

Nov 29, 2016 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,082
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

They clearly did not attend Ms. Gertrude's School of Web Etiquette

Nov 29, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,875,484
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think Ronald Gombach gave my answer to that question..... 

Nov 29, 2016 07:58 AM
Ambassador
3,917,910
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think Ronald Gombach has a good answer. I follow people becuase I like what they have to say. It's nice for them to reciprocate but I have no issue if they don't. I try to send a thank you email to everyone who follows me, and I reciprocate much of the time with a follow if they are writing posts, otherwise not.

Nov 29, 2016 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,320,493
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jim,

They probably are not aware that you are following them or they are not interested in following you back.  I check my home page for "new" followers, and then I go to their profile and read it.  I usually send a thank you note.  If  I am interested in what they have to say, I follow them back, otherwise I do not.  A

Nov 29, 2016 06:15 AM
Ambassador
2,344,889
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Same thing happens on Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites. 

Nov 29, 2016 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,491
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes making comments on all posts daily is impossible!

Nov 29, 2016 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,507,666
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Boy, that's a touchy feely question. I am going to assume that it's what written? I can't always read everyone that I am following so I don't expect the same in kind.

Life gets busy.

Besides, if you post in spanish you are limiting your readership. There are 2 agents that I know that mix it up - contact them to see if it is working.

Fernando Herboso is one.

Nov 29, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,083
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ronald has a great answer.

Nov 29, 2016 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Do you let them know you have followed them?

Nov 29, 2016 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,246,043
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ronald Gombach offers an excellent explanation as to a possible reason. 

Have you tried reaching out to them via email or a phone call?   You could find out for sure.   

Nov 29, 2016 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.  Follow me, and I'll reciprocate.  

Nov 30, 2016 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
590,121
JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES - San Diego, CA
CCIM, MRICS, Serving Mexico-USA Border

Thank your ALL for yourinput

Nov 30, 2016 02:31 AM
Ambassador
4,298,296
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

JM Padron, CCIM - it is not necessary - and at times they may not even notice it. You should still do what you think is right.

Nov 29, 2016 11:09 PM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Many hold off until they know you will be writing the kind of blog posts they want to read each day. You may try asking them to follow your blog and provide good reading.

Nov 29, 2016 09:24 PM
Ambassador
4,064,566
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I see the same results JM, we cannot control what others do though.

Nov 29, 2016 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,449
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

JM, not everyone has the "if they follow me, I'll follow them back" mentality.  I did not for the first six months or so.  Now I do the follow-back, but may re-evaluate at some point in the future.

Nov 29, 2016 06:22 PM
Ambassador
3,192,569
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

JM Padron, CCIM - I don't know the answer to that but, I have been re-following members the past few months that I was previously following. Suddenly, I was no longer following them- many of them have sent me referrals too!  

It could be that they are in the same boat I'm in - trying to catch back up on those that I used to follow.

Nov 29, 2016 05:01 PM
Ambassador
3,673,447
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

 The idea of following bloggers is to make it easier to find the people whose posts you regularly read.  Since many of the people here are monolingual, they might not be inclined to subscribe to a blogger with Spanish language posts, although I'm certainly not saying you shouldn't post them!  

And I follow you!  

Nov 29, 2016 01:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,073,334
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry,  I follow people but have the same question but that ok.

Nov 29, 2016 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,426,103
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain....

Nov 29, 2016 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
261,828
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I cannot answer for them, though know that I always try to 'like' people that 'like' me back, and that comment, and I enjoy replying back.  It only seems polite JM Padron, CCIM.  I do know that some days are crazy, and if we are not on AR daily, we may miss someone.  I'm thinking if you left a comment, that they would reply back, though I know that is not always the case!

Nov 29, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,944,129
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

All Rainers are not as active as some, others may not know what following means and some may not have the time to. Most often i follow those who regularly leave comments

Nov 29, 2016 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,902,813
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Reach out to them and ask. 

Nov 29, 2016 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

They may not be aware that you are following them.

Nov 29, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,046
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

If it were me, it's because I'm never on Active Rain any more.  Too busy with important things, so my time is not spent here any longer.  For others, I can't say, sorry!

Dec 28, 2016 06:09 PM
Ambassador
3,045,985
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Ask them?

Dec 04, 2016 06:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,023,957
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Some do not log in every day, or know that reciprocating is appropriate.

Dec 01, 2016 07:27 PM
Ambassador
2,188,650
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Follow me and I will follow you in return. Actually I'll go ahead and follow you now. 

Nov 29, 2016 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,648,883
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I hope you will continue to contribute and not take it personally

Nov 29, 2016 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
2,765,439
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I agree with Ronald Gombach here.  Do not take it personally. Over time you will get more followers.  

Nov 29, 2016 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, I have 600+ followers.  No way I can follow all of them.  But maybe it is the content that does not interest them.  I don't kmow.  Maybe reach out to them and ask

Nov 29, 2016 03:06 PM