Mott Marvin Kornicki, Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999 (Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Because you don't want to reveal something that could get you in trouble in an existing deal

Dec 05, 2019 02:47 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Why?

  • Shy
  • Witness protection
  • Looking for abuse from the audience
  • ??
Dec 05, 2019 03:35 PM
Rainer
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Caroline Gerardo
Pinnacle Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
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They don't want to sound dumb. They have some blue man motive. They have a live deal question that may end in a lawsuit... to name a few

Dec 05, 2019 02:40 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Why people do/don't do things on/away from AR isn't important to me.  I have no control over such things.  Now, if I was king...I'd likely abdicate... Just thinking out loud.   

Dec 05, 2019 03:49 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Because they choose to do so 

Dec 05, 2019 09:37 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Anonymous is probably one of the most abused features on AR. The original intent was to use it when you needed to post a Q that related to an active deal or any kind of highly confidential matter. Since then, it has devolved to what you see here lately and is rarely used as intended.

Dec 05, 2019 10:44 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Others seem to have covered it with their answers.

Dec 05, 2019 03:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

stranger things have happened here!!

Dec 05, 2019 02:52 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have no idea. Maybe some questions are sensitive.

Dec 06, 2019 07:07 AM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
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Mott Marvin Kornicki,

There is an excellent reason for anonymous questions from licensed agents. You have a fidudiary responsibility of confidentiality to your clients yet incredibly challenging circumstances have arisen in your transaction.  By posting anonymously on AR, you protect confidentiality while receiving highest and best advice from some of the best real estate minds in the industry.  

AR is an excellent venue for obtaining professional opinion and guidance that may shed new light on issues you face without compromising your client.

Dec 05, 2019 09:36 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Sometimes, it is easier to ask anonymously

Dec 05, 2019 07:30 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Good question Mott Marvin Kornicki . I know one of the regulars here who does it often and I hope she answers (I don't want to out her).

Dec 05, 2019 06:55 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Why has a long tale!   

Dec 06, 2019 07:23 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH

The big "why"  go figure.  and how many members view but don't post, support this organization ? 

Dec 06, 2019 06:42 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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I'm sure there are some good reasons to ask questions anonymously. However, I think is is probably overused as someone else suggested. I don't like answering those questions when it is anonymous.

Dec 06, 2019 03:35 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We asked a question anonymously once when we were considering switching agencies and didn't want our broker to know we were shopping. 

Dec 06, 2019 03:32 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Yes, Candice A. Donofrio you are right. 

Dec 05, 2019 05:03 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There are some good answers here. It's not something I would do.

Dec 05, 2019 04:05 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I would think that they want to avoid feeling embarrassed if they think their question is dumb and people might think it's something they should already know. There Are No Dumb Questions and who cares if you're having a brain cramp and can't remember.

 

Dec 06, 2019 09:01 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are two reasons why one would ask anonymously and why the feature exists, per Bob Stewart.

  1. You are seeking advice with a deal and wish to keep things anonymous to protect the parties in the deal and in case the other agent is a member here.
  2. You need help with something happening at your brokerage (like you're thinking about leaving) but don't want anyone to know.

Anything else is a violation of the rules, per Bob.  It used to be that we would report the questions that violated these rules, but nothing has been done about them in quite some time and the powers that be don't find asking a question about land rights anonymously to be a problem.

Dec 06, 2019 08:48 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

They won't stand behind what they type.

Dec 06, 2019 05:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The funny part is, you would have to ask them!

Dec 06, 2019 05:07 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

You need to put your name on it!!  

Dec 05, 2019 07:05 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mott,

I think everyone covered the reason for anonymity. A

Dec 05, 2019 03:23 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew

Dec 05, 2019 03:06 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There are legitimate reasons.  I asked an anonymous question once because I wanted to remain.... well, anonymous. 

Dec 06, 2019 09:10 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Those who post anonymously can answer best.

Dec 06, 2019 08:33 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There are legitimate reasons for posting anonymously. Maintaining confideniality of existing deal and client for one.

Dec 06, 2019 05:23 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Because they want to be anonymous

Dec 06, 2019 05:23 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good question, I wish I knew the answer

Dec 06, 2019 02:10 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I cant think of any valid reasons other than to promote a web site, post spam and let anyone know what you are doing/asking

Dec 06, 2019 07:18 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Ummmm, because they wish to remain anonymous?

Dec 06, 2019 06:34 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Well, it seems that you could have an anonymous account if you needed one at the same time having your regular account? (A question within a question).

Dec 06, 2019 06:21 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

A Scammer ?

Dec 06, 2019 05:56 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There may be legitimate reasons for anonymity.

Dec 06, 2019 05:33 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Mott, you do ask a lot of questions and none of them anonymously.

I don't know what's up with Adam, but his question was not in need of a anonymous signature.

Some believe the 'nature' of the Internet is to remain anonymous, undisclosed, so there will be no accountability and obvious shame.

Dec 06, 2019 05:13 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

There is a reason for everything.

Dec 06, 2019 06:30 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Because they look dignified.

Dec 06, 2019 10:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good answers. This is a personal decision.

Dec 06, 2019 09:12 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Some things are better left to ask anonymously. I prefer to put my name and face on it and a good gif. if it is appropriate!

Dec 07, 2019 05:58 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

I think if you ask a question relating to a current transaction, you may want to.

Dec 14, 2019 08:30 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Must be a stupid question and they do not want anyone to know it is you

 

Dec 11, 2019 04:29 PM