Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thankfully, good people do outnumber the bad.

Jul 20, 2016 09:16 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I agree with Roy Kelley - the good far outweighs the not so good. I focus on the good and on doing good.  

Jul 20, 2016 11:51 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Yes, This country has drifted away fron God and the American way. Hate groups are stirring up trouble left and right. We all need to get along, life is way too short to hate anyone !!

Jul 20, 2016 08:09 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
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People are scared.  The nation is in crisis and it's filtering into every day life. That said, Roy Kelley is right... the good people outnumber the bad.  It only takes one bad apple, though, to begin the rotting process for the whole barrel... unless that bad apple is removed.  Just sayin'

Jul 27, 2016 02:07 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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It has been happening for years. People are not the same as they were when I came in the business 36 years ago. The biggest change has happened in the last 5 years

Jul 21, 2016 02:19 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

It sure seems that way Dennis Swartz doesn't it. It is more heightened during election years IMO, but also, people on social media think they can say anything they want just to get people's blood boiling and get more responses. Respect has gone out the window and we need to learn to respect others again

Jul 20, 2016 11:57 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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Well, it has been that way a long time in New York City.

Jul 20, 2016 11:46 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Only the ones that disagree with me.

Jul 20, 2016 11:11 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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I still want to believe in the good of people however, I do notice that boundaries seem to missing all together or are simply out further than I remember being tolerated "back in the day".  I think it has a lot to do with the "entitlement era"...   I'll spare you and everyone else from more of my thoughts.  ;)

Jul 20, 2016 10:21 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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It's become popular to state the outlandish. 

Jul 20, 2016 09:53 PM
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George L. Rosario
Luxe Stone NY at eXp Realty - Brooklyn, NY
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Shut the hell up Dennis. I have no time for these stupid, meaningless questions! Oops, was that mean, edgy and outspoken? LOL. Kidding!!! Ha, ha, ha.

With the exception of a few "activist" groups, people have not become meaner, edgier and more outspoken. It's just that cell phone cameras, social media, the internet and YouTube have shed some light on people's less attractive moments. We all remember that neighbor that we never spoke to or spoke about (the crazy alligator lady on Boerum Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn - 1980's and 1990's). If YouTube had been around in the 80's, she would have gone viral! 

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Jul 21, 2016 03:20 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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There are some wonderful people out there.  And they are smart enough not to run for public office!

Jul 21, 2016 12:53 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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The convention is making people feel funny.

Jul 21, 2016 10:02 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I feel it is more...ME ME ME ME ME!!!!

Jul 21, 2016 08:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Being a "keyboard warrior" allows people to be rude, crude and offensive in ways that they would never be to someone's face.  It has also spilled over to phone calls, to some degree.  Also, I believe that increased stress and the violence displayed and even glorified by the media has lead to an increase in this mentality.

Jul 21, 2016 06:42 AM
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Saba Shoaeioskouei
Zephyr Real Estate - San Francisco, CA
Real Estate Agent Serving SF and Peninsula

I'm not quite sure about different areas, but my answer is negative for SF Bay Area. I think the reason some agents think that the people are getting meaner is that there is a crazy competition going on between realtor, and all agents are trying to get clients, no matter if they have a realtor already. I think the best strategy is to set client expectations from the begining.

Jul 21, 2016 05:13 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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No not really, just dumber.

Jul 21, 2016 02:57 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I'm not sure but social media as well as the 24 hour news cycle certainly provides an opportunity for "voices" to be heard.  

Jul 21, 2016 02:06 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Looks like it's time for Super-Active-Listener-(Wo)Man.  De-escalation comes with quiet voices even when they are shouting, and repeating their key points so they know they have been heard.  Hold your ground and keep your calm.

Jul 21, 2016 01:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
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yes and yes.

Jul 20, 2016 11:51 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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That was Adams demeanor after the apple episode it got worse & contagious

Jul 20, 2016 11:07 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Getting? Hasn't it always been this way, we just have more outlets now to vent with.

Jul 20, 2016 10:58 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Life is testy..social media screams out daily and its up to us to not let them stoke fires that don't need to be stoked!

Jul 20, 2016 10:28 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No, we're just more aware of this because of TV and Social Media. They were always out there...if you choose to look for them and bother to give them an audience. I do not.

Jul 20, 2016 10:25 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, I have not noticed! Sometimes you just have a bad day!

Jul 20, 2016 09:56 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It does seem that those from one side bash anyone who does not agree with them. You do not have to look far from FB to the comments on news sites. 

Jul 20, 2016 09:36 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I haven't personally experienced this. Then again, I also think with all the pc-crap out there people are becoming less outspoken because they are afraid to say anything.

Jul 20, 2016 09:36 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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people ARE becoming a bit more testy!!!  makes life interesting.... 

Jul 20, 2016 09:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I am fortunate I have good tenants .

Jul 20, 2016 09:22 PM