Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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I never post until I get back. It's like saying "come rob me" if you do so while gone and many have been robbed doing this! I also don't want folks knowing my itinerary real time, we have such public life careers, I enjoy my privacy.

Sep 13, 2015 04:32 AM
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Susan Emo
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I don't even take photos - if I start to forget I can always revisit!

Sep 13, 2015 04:16 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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What is this vacation concept you speak of?

Sep 13, 2015 01:43 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Praful.

We don't post anything of a personal nature on social media.  When we are away, we have a house sitter who stays here.  I don't believe it is a good practice.  A

Sep 13, 2015 12:53 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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No, I don't think it's that safe.  I generally do after.

I'm lucky either way...I have 24 hr doorman, anyway.

Sep 13, 2015 12:42 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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No.  I also do not announce that I'm away.  Sometimes I will post photos after the fact but not always. 

Sep 13, 2015 12:25 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
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Depends on who is house sitting and watching the pets at home.

Jan 24, 2019 10:02 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
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We post when we get home. There's no benefit to telling people we're out of town.

Sep 13, 2015 04:07 AM
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Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
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after I come home.  Not while I am away even when I have a house sitter.

Sep 13, 2015 02:47 AM
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Bob Crane
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Sometimes we do though often time is limited as is bandwidth while we are traveling.

Security is seldom an issue since we always have a crew back at home and in the office to take are of pets, clients and tenants.

 

 

Sep 13, 2015 02:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Praful Thakkar I personally think you should not post these photos. Wait until you get back home.

Sep 13, 2015 02:25 AM
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Carol Williams
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I do if I have someone staying at my house.  

Sep 13, 2015 01:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
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If you have a known address tied to your real estate or license. I do not see it affects safety. What about FB etc?

 

Sep 13, 2015 12:57 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
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We have been known to.

Sep 13, 2015 12:49 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I do post, but often with delay, when my vacation or visit of event or place is already in the past. I'm going to London soon, so i'll be making tons of pictures:) 

Sep 03, 2018 11:18 PM
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Donna Foerster
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No. I don't want to publicly announce that I am out of town. I post the photos when I get home.

Aug 19, 2016 12:40 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I think it is not a good idea to share where you are - even if you are in any other business.

Oct 23, 2015 04:39 PM
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William Mitchell
Remax Ability Plus - Carmel, IN
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Depends on the subject matter.

Sep 14, 2015 11:00 AM
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Carmela Pocchia
RE/MAX AMERICAN DREAM - Denville, NJ
Listing and Buyer Specialist in Morris County NJ

Dear Praful, 

How are you my friend I do hope all is well. Here in NJ is depends. I don't know about Ma. You are telegraphing that no one is home. 

Enjoy the fall, 

Cookie Pocchia

Sep 14, 2015 10:08 AM
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David Smith
Brokers Guild Classic - Lakewood, CO
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Yes, I do post a number of pictures on Social Media from my vacation time.

Sep 14, 2015 10:07 AM
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Randy Bacon
Liberty Realty Capital Group - Tulsa, OK
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No, I usually wait until I return as I don't like putting out information that I am not home,

Sep 14, 2015 09:49 AM
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Lesli Wade
Keller Williams Realty - Clearwater, FL
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I often do. But, we have 3 dogs and a house sitter. If you're house is empty, this is definitely not advisable as others outside of your immediate friends could see the posts.

Sep 14, 2015 06:46 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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I do on my personal page. Between my alarm system, house sitter, housekeepers and dogs I do not worry about it.

Sep 13, 2015 08:10 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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What vacation?

Sep 13, 2015 01:37 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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NO

Sep 13, 2015 12:03 PM
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William Feela
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NEVER!!!!  I like my house to be the way I left it when I get back home.

Sep 13, 2015 08:49 AM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
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I never post a picture while away.  It is a security issue.

Sep 13, 2015 05:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Not a good idea.  This is an invitation for burglars to come and take your stuff while you are away.

Sep 13, 2015 05:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It is a HUGE safety problem and i pratice posting them when i have returned. I do not posts where, when or how long i will be gone

Sep 13, 2015 04:56 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Praful, I know I shouldn't but I do.  Also, I mention my beloved house-sitter and burglar eating Labradoodle.  The combination, along with ADT seems to keep the bad guys from breaking in while I'm away.

Sep 13, 2015 04:33 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I think it's fine as long as you have a house sitter or great neighbors watching your property. And dangerous if you don't.

Sep 13, 2015 04:11 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. The security risk is too great. There will be plenty of time to post vacation pictures upon your return to your home.

It is also a bad idea to discuss pending vacation plans on the internet.

Sep 13, 2015 02:36 AM
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Stefan Winter
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I so to my personal social media profile but not anything business related.

Sep 13, 2015 02:25 AM