Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they're entertaining and one can answer "freely" as opposed to biting one's tongue on someone's blog!!!

Jun 27, 2015 08:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no answer to that, Bob. Maybe a little silliness in each of our days is good. But I don't prefer it over a good post ever.

Jun 27, 2015 11:05 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It is called HUMOR ME!

Jun 27, 2015 10:34 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

"Silly"?  Some are, some are not.  I like the short and to the point Q & A.  The long drawn out comments are sometimes hard to take and need to consider writing their own blog on the topic instead.

Jun 28, 2015 12:28 AM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Quick interaction - opportunity to engage a bit with peers. I consider it part of my warm up.

Jun 28, 2015 12:25 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It has been my observation no one really want to learn anything new. The interest of most is doing what they already do, faster, cheaper, easier or better. Therefore, expanding one's brain to receive a new idea just hurts too much.

And, AR encourges mindless questions with those silly contests. One of them must instruct participants to post 10 questions, of any kind, in one session, in this forum. So we get questions like 'Coke? Pepsi?'

Finally, it takes too many clicks on the blogs to weed out the New Listings, and other irrelevant things that do not address boldly going where no one has gone before in the real estate business.  That is what I want to read about....NEW IDEAS!

So, here I am, resoibdubg to a 'silly question' this morning.

Jun 27, 2015 10:40 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Because it is fun.

Jun 27, 2015 10:23 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

For me it's a time thing. I can jump in connect and jump out.

Jun 28, 2015 12:02 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Points. Easy points. Why else? I do not see any other reasons for this.

Jun 27, 2015 08:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Quick, easy and a break from reality.   

Jun 28, 2015 03:28 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob Crane Aside from the trivial questions, there are some good ones.

Jun 27, 2015 11:21 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Short and sweet, but i do both. One thing that turns me off from the blog roll is serial posters who post blog after blog after blog and fill up 1 and even 2 or 3 pages, Dont they realize this doesnt work.

Jun 27, 2015 10:46 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Because every once in a while I come across real substance in an abbreviated form. They're short and sweet Bob. 

Jun 27, 2015 10:22 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. Not sure, but I have learned a lot from the questions, even though some are silly.

Jun 27, 2015 07:41 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Bob. Because we are point whores. It's all about the points.

Jun 27, 2015 07:38 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

easy on the brain and time

Jun 28, 2015 08:28 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It takes less time and a really meaningful, fact-filled blog post takes time to put together. Some of the questions are fun I have to admit.

Jun 28, 2015 07:46 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably because there are a lot of silly people around here.  

Jun 28, 2015 02:44 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

That was funny Bob.  I guess because they are lighthearted quesitons and easy to answer.

Jun 28, 2015 10:45 PM
Arlow Real Estate Group in Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill
Keller Williams - Richmond Hill, GA

What Michael Thornton said

Jun 28, 2015 10:02 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I do not enjoy these silly questions over real blo posts. I simply answer the question because someone asked. That's it. 

Jun 28, 2015 03:21 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Bob, when I open AR, the landing page is the Q & A.  Like walking through an office, someone stops me and says, "What do you think...?  As I browse through, some peek my curiosity and I read to see where they are going.  Others intrigue me like an empty water glass: "what is that doing here?"

As others have shared: some are fun, some challenging, but all in all, it is a great way to patrol the salad bar.  Sometimes I look up, and find I have no time left to check the blogs.  I could hang around AR like an old man whittling wood while sitting on a courthouse bench: a great past-time.

If I were chasing points, I would write more blogs, and comment on more; but I have more interest in learning than in editing; and have decided to write blogs when I have a clear compulsion and sense of purpose in doing so.  I have numerous topics fermenting, but have not been moved to review and edit.  So many other things are currently on my plate, and I desire not to serve leftovers. 

Jun 28, 2015 01:18 PM
Janice Traub
West End Cages / / (770) 676-1645 - Atlanta, GA
#1 Fabricator of Solid Steel AC Security Cages

I prefer questions to the formatting nightmarish episodes of a blog post.

I prefer questions to illiminate the almost inevitable divulgence of My Humble Opinion (everybody has one) to which there is a large section of people on the planet who look for reasons to attack, to be offended, rude, argumentative and generally negative toward ALL THINGS different.

I prefer questions because I enjoy how 4 - 5 words can evoke responses that are thoughtful, insightful, joyful or egotistical.  Is the id, ego or superego in the room?  I enjoy observing people and their ability or inability to be objective.

Jun 28, 2015 10:49 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

They are quick, easy, not much thinking involved, and can be fun.

Jun 28, 2015 10:44 AM
Randy Hilman REALTOR® Associate Broker
Randy Hilman Homes in partnership with Bean Group - Moultonborough, NH
Guide & Mentor to Home Buyers & Sellers

Good questions can produce thoughtful answers, but answers to questions like this one, "what does your perfect pizza look like?" really lower the bar on professional discourse.  Do agents really covet points so much so that they are willing to ask if "short hair pets are preferable to long hair pets?  It's, well, enough said...

Jun 28, 2015 10:37 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Now Bob that is a silly questions....for one thing itis easier toanswer and you don't need 10 words for points.

Jun 28, 2015 09:51 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Some of the questions are really pretty good, and I can pick the ones I want to answer or comment on. I do prefer blog posts, but I also check out what's going on in this section. I also like to see which members are being silly just to try to get points. LOL. 

Jun 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Yes some are silly but so aresome of the blogs. I think it is a good way to get a lot of input are important issues!

Jun 28, 2015 08:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's an easy way to earn some points without having to do much, like write a post. And some questions are pretty helpful, as are the answers

Jun 28, 2015 08:08 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Because they are short

Jun 28, 2015 05:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Not all of the questions are silly, and for those that are, I may scroll on by depending upon my mood. 

Jun 28, 2015 05:20 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Bob Crane ... I don't comment on "silly" questions typically.  But some questions serve a real purpose.  They are great opportunities to learn and they promote dialogue here on AR.  If they serve a purpose, I say whether a post or questions ... all's good!


Jun 28, 2015 04:56 AM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

The Q&A section I like so I can direct to members directly and get an answer on something I may be experiencing and don't have to blog about. Short, sweet and to the point. To me that's a good thing. 

Jun 28, 2015 01:20 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

It's because they are short and to the point.  

Jun 27, 2015 10:09 PM