Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates)

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's true... but then again, google doesn't give me an insight into the personalities of the responders, which is the most fun for me. 

May 21, 2017 12:37 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I agree but, it's the engagement of others in the forum that we enjoy so much...and the sheer entertainment!

May 21, 2017 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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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. The increased possibility that somebody will answer that knows what they're talking about. Google is not a licensed real estate professional.

May 21, 2017 12:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Interaction with others on the forum that you would not interact with by just googling the answer. -Kasey

May 21, 2017 12:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Sheer entertainment??

May 21, 2017 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Authentic Expert Advice submitted by a real person that can be verified?

Opps... well if it's on the internet, then it must be true. Forget my first statement.

 

May 21, 2017 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Always a welcomed diversion

May 21, 2017 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, opinions and personal experiences.

May 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I answer questions (if I know the answer or can add value) even if I could Google the answer - it's just interesting and fun to learn something new Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl.  I enjoy the back-and-forth banter, and enjoy the person(s) posting! 

May 21, 2017 12:12 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

You may get some good advice from people who have had direct experience, but then again perhaps not

May 21, 2017 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wayne,

None, but its fun.

May 21, 2017 11:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

As many of our Rain friends have said before me,  the interaction with REAL, Real Estate professionals is priceless.  If you google Q who knows where the A is coming from.  Plus ActiveRain Q&A is much more FUN!  

May 21, 2017 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

You may get a variety of opinions from across our great continent.

May 21, 2017 02:05 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

Is there benefit? Of course.

Just like when someone says, "Hello," it is your choice how you respond, but it is beneficial NOT to be a curmudgeon.

By the way, I am in FULL control regarding what I read and how I respond. I need to ask, what aspect of 'Hello' are you having difficulty with?

When questions receive no response. the questioner may choose other less effort activities.

PS: when the answer is OBVIOUS, this is acutally an invitation to be creative such as giving the 3rd evolution of the answer. Then see if anyone can keep up.

For instance the 3rd evolution to this question is, "Is there more?" 
How did I get there?

May 21, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One can quietly wonder about the moon or ask a fellow traveler or as you say...Google it too. Interaction with other humans pays off in many ways

May 21, 2017 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Even if I can google it, it's interesting to know what others have to say or their opinion.

May 21, 2017 12:55 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Probably not.

May 21, 2017 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Perspective.

Insight.

Humor.

 

 

May 22, 2017 02:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just for the fun of it, very few points here for asking a question, but you can give the others the gift of 15 points when they stop by to give you an answer.

May 21, 2017 03:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - I have received excellent answers and links for many of my questions here - and on top of it, I get points when I answer the questions from others. So why not?

May 21, 2017 09:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Situation questions are the most interesting to me. We all handle things differently depending where we are and our experience levels.

May 21, 2017 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I don't ask questions here that the big G can answer. That's not always the case is it? OR ... the guy that doesn't even try to G an answer in AR to see what comes up.

Ask me why I became a real estate agent lol.

May 21, 2017 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

YES! It certainly depends on the question. I've appreciated questions about products, Brokerages, cameras, computers and more. My fellow Realtors who are familiar with the products we use and how to use them means a lot more than I would get from a google search.

May 21, 2017 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Some google, some ask the question in the Rain!

May 21, 2017 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

if one is interested enough in the topic, googling a question to learn an answer is acceptable .... it satisfies the purpose of this Q & A section.... it's a way of learning..... 

May 21, 2017 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Good question. I agree with Kasey & John Boles, Jeff DowlerAllie Angeloni, Olga Simoncelli to name a few! 

May 21, 2017 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I get answers sometimes other times it allows me to vent and I find like minded people who agree...Endre

May 21, 2017 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like interacting with everyone, except those questions asked about what red flags do you look for in fraud are starting to get to me there has been so many. 

May 21, 2017 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not trust G results - I prefer to hear what actual working agents have to say anyway

May 21, 2017 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl I agree. Peer answers are more reliable.

May 21, 2017 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Brenda Mayette !!!

May 21, 2017 03:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Nope. I wish they would eliminate the points in this section as an effort to improve the quality of the answers.

May 21, 2017 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl Interesting concept. Many good answers.

May 21, 2017 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Candice A. Donofrio hit the bullseye!

May 21, 2017 06:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

None.

May 21, 2017 05:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Google requires work and it's hard to trust the source. Here you can get answers from people you know and trust.

May 22, 2017 05:40 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm not sure, I will have to Google that.

May 21, 2017 10:21 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is a good question

May 21, 2017 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I think we learn the most from listening to others and gaining wisdom from their perspective.

May 22, 2017 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Mr. Google provides answers but it does not always provide hands-on information and experience from an active RE professional. This forum provides that and creates engagement. 

May 22, 2017 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like getting the imput of other agents here in the rain.

 

May 22, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Experience over reference...I'll talk to people over Google everytime.

May 22, 2017 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR nailed this one.

May 22, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't know, let me Google that and get back to you.

May 22, 2017 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
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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

I don't know.  Let me Google it.

May 22, 2017 05:47 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

obtain immediate feedback from peers

May 22, 2017 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

May 22, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker along 30a

I always whistle when I work.  Business is fun..

Jul 29, 2017 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Considering some of the comments people post in this forum, I think they are here just for the points, BUT with that always comes a good answer or two and it is nice to be able to put a face or personality with the answers which you can't do on google.

Jun 20, 2017 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Some questions are interesting to read some of the answers.

May 24, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

I ask questions specifically to get the insights and experiences of AR members.

May 22, 2017 09:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good question

May 22, 2017 03:27 AM