Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® )

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
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Not one bit. I do love how so many waste time living in social media. Gives me the advantage.

Dec 13, 2018 06:29 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

These boots are made for walkin'!

Agreed, Anthony!

Dec 13, 2018 06:28 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Everyone has an opinion. Online forums showcase those. 

Dec 13, 2018 06:47 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't pay attention to negative rhetoric. I don't think we should all be Pollyanna's all the time, but there are constructive ways of offering ideas, comments and suggestions that don't need to evolve into negativity.

Dec 13, 2018 06:32 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I just look on past it.

Dec 13, 2018 06:23 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Being brutally honest may be deemed as being negative to some however you can either accept or ignore said criticism. It's when they "do" something that elicits a response. 

Dec 13, 2018 09:01 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

The only social media I read is here Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM and I don't consider anyone here an "asshole" although there are some pretty arrogant individuals here. Most of the criticisim here is done in a light hearted manor and can be pretty amusing.

On FB I belong to some autism awareness groups and I've never read a harsh word in those groups.

Dec 13, 2018 06:46 AM
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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

With all rhetoric, positive or negative, the source is the only consideration.

(The source of the information, or the source from which you derive your personal energy? YES)

And all things should be taken with a Himalayan lamp's worth of pink salt, while you use your instincts to decide what is true for you.

Fawning sycophants are often far more dangerous then curmudgeonly rag bitches.

Many folks are short on critical thinking skills.

Dec 13, 2018 07:28 AM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

sigh.
I stopped at "There are many a*******..."

 

Dec 13, 2018 07:25 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I've said for many years...any fool with an internet connection and a computer...

I can't say I agree or disagree. I imagine there will always be someone whose ideas align with mine & someone who does not.

So yes!

Dec 13, 2018 06:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anthony,

I agree with both Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI and Nina Hollander .  A

Dec 13, 2018 06:36 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If they were face to face they would probably keep their mouth shut!

Dec 13, 2018 09:30 AM
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David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

There have always been a-holes.  Except now technology has provided an avenue for them to let their voices be heard.

Ignore the trolls and hopefully they will get bored and move on.

Dec 13, 2018 08:06 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

"Do you pay attention to negative rhetoric? "

You mean like this question?

Dec 13, 2018 06:36 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Not really. Criticizing online or in the media is too easy for the less courageous.

Dec 14, 2018 05:48 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

There are many Trolls out there and you will find that what ever you feel is right most of the time 50% will have the opposite opinion

Dec 13, 2018 01:45 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

It is unfortunate that not enough of these bullies are challenged.

Dec 13, 2018 10:56 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Not in the least, those who spend all their time on Social Media gossiping about others, is fine with me. They are missing out on potential business, that I can have!

Dec 13, 2018 08:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I try to maintain a positive perspective.

Dec 13, 2018 08:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, no time for it! Everybody has an opinion!

Dec 13, 2018 08:34 AM
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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
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I am dismayed by much of what goes on online and all forms of media.

Dec 13, 2018 08:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not spend much time online .except on active rain.

Dec 13, 2018 07:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My question must be have you ever been a member of the group you mention?

There is a hint that is the direction you are headed. For example is not everything you needed to say contained in "Do you pay attention to negative rhetoric?"

You raised your hand with the sentence that preceded the only thing you needed to say.

Be aware, you are able to delete your question but for my sake, here is a copy of your question.

There are many assholes online criticizing and critiquing what others say or do,  Do you pay attention to negative rhetoric?

Dec 13, 2018 06:56 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not really, although some is justified. I don't like any criticism that doesn't offer a solution. 

Dec 14, 2018 08:33 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

Agree, though one side thinks the other side is the a**holes.  And that's the problem.  I try to ignore all of them.

Dec 14, 2018 07:02 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

It's social media...just scroll on by.

Dec 13, 2018 11:17 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I think for myself.  If I am criticized I try to understand the Why.  Everyone is . I do not let it ruin my life.

Dec 13, 2018 08:58 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Nope. 

Dec 13, 2018 07:36 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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No.

Dec 13, 2018 04:29 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM many enjoy criticizing anyone, including criticizing me.

Dec 13, 2018 02:27 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Everybody has one so no worriesw.

Dec 13, 2018 01:45 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Stay above the fray - the view is much better!

Dec 13, 2018 01:09 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I don't pay any attention to those people....  I just do my thing and sign off...

Dec 13, 2018 12:33 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No idea. 

Dec 13, 2018 11:52 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Not usually. I usually read it and move on. 

Dec 13, 2018 11:10 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Constructive, mature criticism?  Yes.  Aggressive, inane comments? Not one second wasted on absorbing that negative energy.  Bullies can play in their own sandbox and not mine.

 

Dec 13, 2018 10:08 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Keller Williams - Exton - Coatesville, PA
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No...Constructive Criticism is always apprecitated but all the negative stuff they can keep! keep moving along!

Dec 13, 2018 10:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, there are.  I do pay attention, simply because in the political world it's not only funny, but gives me an idea of what to expect coming up.  I expecting physical violence and worse in 2020.

Dec 13, 2018 10:05 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

???

Dec 13, 2018 10:03 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

There is always some rhetoric that I follow. How else do you find out what Z is up to? 

I am offended that you typed A-hole here on AR. Perfect forum for that is FB.

Dec 13, 2018 10:03 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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There is my word NEXT and the use of the delete button. 

Dec 13, 2018 09:20 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Freedom of speech.

Dec 13, 2018 08:33 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not aware

Dec 13, 2018 07:38 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I left a group for that reason.  

Dec 13, 2018 07:30 AM
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Morgan Taylor
Realtyna - Newark, DE
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I roll my eyes at it, usually. 

Dec 13, 2018 06:50 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Dec 13, 2018 05:12 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You will always run into these people, and the only you can say is - NEXT!

Dec 17, 2018 07:42 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I ignore them. I figure they are typically insecure people who thrive on seeing people engage with them or unemployed people with nothing better to do (or perhaps true @$$holes) LOL

Dec 16, 2018 08:15 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not a fan of some people in the rain that brag or are negative

Dec 15, 2018 07:20 PM