Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services)

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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No.  It doesn't bother me and besides most people who post anonymously don't realize the minute they respond, their identity is revealed.

May 29, 2017 07:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

NO.

 

Reason: The question I answered about the intrusion detection sweep is a prime example of a question that needs to be able to be asked and not be tied back to an individual.  As Bob Stewart said a few months back (paraphrased), the Anonymous feature exists for those agents who need to ask questions regarding a situation at work or with a transaction, where they don't want to be identified with it in case others from their office or transaction see the question.  Using it for routine questions or student questions is against the terms of use and can and should be reported.

May 29, 2017 10:01 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

No. I think it has a specific purpose that perhaps is not always how it is used. There are times when maybe the issue is sensitive or maybe it is about switching brokerages and the person truly doesn't want people to know who it is or perhaps a question that they don't want members within the same market or brokerage to know they are asking.-Kasey

May 29, 2017 08:00 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO.
There are times when the anonymous function is useful. When we can't discuss in-process deals, but need insight, for example.

May 29, 2017 06:45 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Scott Godzyk No

We do have a choice whether or not we want to read the question.

May 29, 2017 06:35 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

NO.

In case I need to ask, "Where does Scott Godzyk live?" revealing whose asking may be detrimental to the outcome.

"Is the CB employee business model fair to the agent' may not be the question a CB employee would want to be identified as the source.

Without a doubt, that Blue Man moniker is easy to spot. From there I am in complete control of what happens. Banning ANONYMOUS questions is to punish others for my ill conceived action. Do you follow that train of thought?

May 29, 2017 06:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Oh Crap - Yes or No - It depends. 

Yet we cannot contral the depends area so I would say 

NO. 

May 29, 2017 07:10 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

No.

May 29, 2017 07:04 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Who cares?

I read some of the strangest questions and dumbest answers from those that think they are "somebody big" in AR because they have been around and have lots of points.

An anonymous question is no different.

Eve

 

May 29, 2017 09:30 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

NO; sometimes it's appropriate.

May 29, 2017 08:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NO

May 29, 2017 06:59 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

No.  If the question does not interest me or I have nothing to contribute I have the choice to pass / not reply. 

May 29, 2017 11:41 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, because we can choose not to answer.  But, if our expertise can help them, that's what it's all about.

May 29, 2017 11:14 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. There are legitimate reasons to ask anonymously.

May 29, 2017 11:07 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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NO!  It would stiffle questions from people who really need to learn the basics and I would prefer that they ask the dumb questions here rather than screw up in the real world.

May 29, 2017 10:50 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No, definitely not.  There are times when this usage is best, pending the nature of the question.

May 29, 2017 08:30 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NO... I DO think that having "no photo" should not be allowed..... anything is better that the "blue man"..... 

May 29, 2017 08:03 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No.  It is our choice to answer or not to answer, and that is whether it is students or not, repetitious or not, Scott Godzyk

May 29, 2017 08:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's a free country and it is fun to be snarky sometimes when you answer.

May 29, 2017 07:48 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I agree it is of bad taste. Some really need his name out of site.

As for Utah schools they are too bashful to show they are still studying, I see one who has been posting more than 2 years as a perpetual student.

May 29, 2017 07:26 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 29, 2017 12:05 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, this is a place to share not hide!

May 29, 2017 07:08 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, I would eliminate the points in this section.

May 29, 2017 07:03 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

No, too many rules, and the members should be able to ask a question if they want to be anonymous.

May 31, 2017 06:26 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Yes - I think everyone should have an identity when participating.  There are too many creeps and scams out there.

May 30, 2017 09:55 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No - IMO there are a few questions that when asked Anon are valid - such as leaving or looking for a brokerage.

May 30, 2017 06:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, there may still be a reason to be anonymous.

May 30, 2017 05:16 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No.  There is a legitimate reason for some questions to be asked anonymously.  Although the majority(or so it seems) that are asked in this manner do not qualify, I'm not in favor of making "rules" that may have unintended consequences.  

May 30, 2017 02:00 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No.

if in general.

Some questions are good. 

May 29, 2017 09:55 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

NO.

Some (very few, though) questions are okay from anonymous.

May 29, 2017 09:29 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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No. There are situations in the present that the author may need to not use their name and still need answers. Now on the other hand, I think it is misused.

May 29, 2017 08:17 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, there are a few legit times when it is OK, but it is over used.

May 29, 2017 05:54 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

NO - There is a time and place for anonymity and while I usually don't comment on anonymous questions many people do.  

May 29, 2017 04:56 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

May 29, 2017 04:14 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No-  there are times with a really sensitive question that keeping the identity of the personal asking the question anonymous makes sense.  I understand the annoyance of many of the anonymous questions, however. In many cases, they should not be anonymous.

May 29, 2017 04:04 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... I don't have a problem with anonymous questions at the appropriate time. The problem is that so many are asked that have no reason to be anonymous.

May 29, 2017 01:32 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No. There could be times when we actually need to post anonymously for one reason or another.

May 29, 2017 12:31 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I agree, ban them

 

May 29, 2017 10:16 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes & no...The standard can be raised in anything or left to its own means

May 29, 2017 09:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

YES, I am split & conflicted as I know the value of each side but it also lets people hide behind the blue head when they just ask really ridiculous questions or worse yet - loose their license.

May 29, 2017 08:50 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes; most of the anonymous questions are easily answered with just a touch of personal research.

May 29, 2017 08:16 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Yes-just ask the question

May 29, 2017 07:46 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Yes

May 29, 2017 07:46 AM