Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban)

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Bob Crane
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This guy gets a lot of material from us, seems the more ethical way to do this is to give each of those quotes a call to make sure the quote is in context and voluntary.

Oct 25, 2019 08:41 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
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This is a fantastic reason to blog, be smart with commenting and mind your manners at the same time. Thanks for passing this article along Lyn Sims, very nice!

Oct 25, 2019 08:57 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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 thanks for sharing that..... that was neat....

Oct 25, 2019 08:40 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I'm always relieved when I am NOT quoted 'cold'.

I partially agree w Bob that we need to have Google Alerts for our names to see when we were quoted without being spoken to . . .
HOWEVER when we post to a public forum we lose privacy.
And so, as Lyn said, we need to be aware.

 

Oct 25, 2019 08:31 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Lyn Sims I sure don't see anything wrong with this article. I don't see any embarrassing comments. I think it's very flattering that they obviously see AR as the go to source for RE information.

Oct 25, 2019 11:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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You never know who is watching...

Oct 25, 2019 09:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I had seen that I was quoted somewhere (maybe in Google Alerts for my name) but couldn't figure out where... so thanks for this link, Lyn. And I stand by my comment that saying a listing won't last is the kiss of death! The minute you say that, it lasts and lasts and lasts!

Seriously, your comment is spot-on to watch what we say.

Oct 25, 2019 12:22 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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How come I didn't get mentioned ???

Oct 25, 2019 08:59 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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 Who is that Juan Juarez guy who was quoted in the article?

Oct 25, 2019 12:41 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Yes, I've been contacted and interviewed before because of answers here.

Oct 25, 2019 12:24 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Yes Lyn "intelligent" is ALWAYS good!

Oct 25, 2019 11:46 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So very true!  I have always tried to be careful about what I post on social media because I know that everyone can see it.

Oct 25, 2019 11:22 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 a bunch of nonsense.

The article is the poster child of surrogate endpoints. Mention 'landscaping and get 6% more? 

But then there is the question, "What is taking the real estate exam like?" The intelligent answer to that question is, "Potatoes."

Courant.com can quote me on that.

Oct 25, 2019 08:54 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Also, lazy writers that don't want to get out and the leg work

Oct 25, 2019 11:37 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Wow

Oct 25, 2019 09:14 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Look who was quoted first... I have to say that nearly all the times this happen, i get a call from various reporters asking addititional questions or ask me for a quote or permission to use my quote. I guess it goes back to if you are going to ask or answer a question, do it knowing that everyone will be seeing what you write. 

Oct 26, 2019 05:27 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Thanks for sharing Lyn. Good to know.

Oct 25, 2019 05:59 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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You need to consider whether you'd feel comfortable making the statement you posted followed by the title "Your honour".

Oct 25, 2019 02:23 PM
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Carol Williams
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I am always aware that anything I say online is out of my control from that moment forward.   I do have Google alerts set up for me and my brother. 

Oct 25, 2019 01:32 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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That was a good article. And words do matter

Oct 26, 2019 07:59 AM
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Bob Betel
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Answers and comments made on AR should be intelligent and truthful always. You can build a reputation around it

Oct 26, 2019 07:46 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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Were these statements in a members only forum? While I do believe you need to be careful what you say online, I think this person should get permission to use your quote. And as Bob said, make sure it isn't being taken out of context. To me, the article doesn't have integrity without the permission of the person who made the quote. 

Oct 26, 2019 06:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Careful what you say or it could come back to bite you! A good group of Rainers mentioned in this article!

Oct 26, 2019 05:09 AM
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Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

That's some pretty lazy journalism if you ask me Lyn Sims , and I doubt we're going to find ourselves in a snippet within a Pulitzer Prizds article :).

Nov 04, 2019 04:18 AM
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
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 That article motivated me act now, because if I snooze, I lose. Opportunities don't last long. Hehehehe 

 

Oct 26, 2019 04:20 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you for sharing this.  I hear my mother saying "if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all." 

Oct 26, 2019 10:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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While we seek to interact & share we should remember its a glass house

Oct 26, 2019 06:13 AM
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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

I agree, and weren't you the one that said when Googling your name, someone's comment appeared?

Nov 01, 2019 12:57 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Thank yo, great article

Oct 30, 2019 08:03 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Oct 26, 2019 05:15 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I am so over the Internet

Oct 26, 2019 09:37 AM