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Rainmaker
1,722,726
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not one bit. I do love how so many waste time living in social media. Gives me the advantage.

Dec 13, 2018 06:29 AM
Ambassador
5,202,100
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

These boots are made for walkin'!

Agreed, Anthony!

Dec 13, 2018 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,553,303
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Everyone has an opinion. Online forums showcase those. 

Dec 13, 2018 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,266
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't pay attention to negative rhetoric. I don't think we should all be Pollyanna's all the time, but there are constructive ways of offering ideas, comments and suggestions that don't need to evolve into negativity.

Dec 13, 2018 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,851,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I just look on past it.

Dec 13, 2018 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,744
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Being brutally honest may be deemed as being negative to some however you can either accept or ignore said criticism. It's when they "do" something that elicits a response. 

Dec 13, 2018 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,373,176
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The only social media I read is here Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM and I don't consider anyone here an "asshole" although there are some pretty arrogant individuals here. Most of the criticisim here is done in a light hearted manor and can be pretty amusing.

On FB I belong to some autism awareness groups and I've never read a harsh word in those groups.

Dec 13, 2018 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,444
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

With all rhetoric, positive or negative, the source is the only consideration.

(The source of the information, or the source from which you derive your personal energy? YES)

And all things should be taken with a Himalayan lamp's worth of pink salt, while you use your instincts to decide what is true for you.

Fawning sycophants are often far more dangerous then curmudgeonly rag bitches.

Many folks are short on critical thinking skills.

Dec 13, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainer
482,547
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

sigh.
I stopped at "There are many a*******..."

 

Dec 13, 2018 07:25 AM
Rainer
422,952
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I've said for many years...any fool with an internet connection and a computer...

I can't say I agree or disagree. I imagine there will always be someone whose ideas align with mine & someone who does not.

So yes!

Dec 13, 2018 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anthony,

I agree with both Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI and Nina Hollander .  A

Dec 13, 2018 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

If they were face to face they would probably keep their mouth shut!

Dec 13, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainer
462,208
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

There have always been a-holes.  Except now technology has provided an avenue for them to let their voices be heard.

Ignore the trolls and hopefully they will get bored and move on.

Dec 13, 2018 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
556,286
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

"Do you pay attention to negative rhetoric? "

You mean like this question?

Dec 13, 2018 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
715,949
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Not really. Criticizing online or in the media is too easy for the less courageous.

Dec 14, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
622,382
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

There are many Trolls out there and you will find that what ever you feel is right most of the time 50% will have the opposite opinion

Dec 13, 2018 01:45 PM
Ambassador
6,353,591
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is unfortunate that not enough of these bullies are challenged.

Dec 13, 2018 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
577,750
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Not in the least, those who spend all their time on Social Media gossiping about others, is fine with me. They are missing out on potential business, that I can have!

Dec 13, 2018 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
7,788,514
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I try to maintain a positive perspective.

Dec 13, 2018 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,191,627
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, no time for it! Everybody has an opinion!

Dec 13, 2018 08:34 AM
Ambassador
2,161,126
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I am dismayed by much of what goes on online and all forms of media.

Dec 13, 2018 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not spend much time online .except on active rain.

Dec 13, 2018 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My question must be have you ever been a member of the group you mention?

There is a hint that is the direction you are headed. For example is not everything you needed to say contained in "Do you pay attention to negative rhetoric?"

You raised your hand with the sentence that preceded the only thing you needed to say.

Be aware, you are able to delete your question but for my sake, here is a copy of your question.

There are many assholes online criticizing and critiquing what others say or do,  Do you pay attention to negative rhetoric?

Dec 13, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
897,828
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not really, although some is justified. I don't like any criticism that doesn't offer a solution. 

Dec 14, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Agree, though one side thinks the other side is the a**holes.  And that's the problem.  I try to ignore all of them.

Dec 14, 2018 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,088,137
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It's social media...just scroll on by.

Dec 13, 2018 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
536,943
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I think for myself.  If I am criticized I try to understand the Why.  Everyone is . I do not let it ruin my life.

Dec 13, 2018 08:58 PM
Rainmaker
780,494
Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Nope. 

Dec 13, 2018 07:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,294,491
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No.

Dec 13, 2018 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,134,669
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM many enjoy criticizing anyone, including criticizing me.

Dec 13, 2018 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Everybody has one so no worriesw.

Dec 13, 2018 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Stay above the fray - the view is much better!

Dec 13, 2018 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't pay any attention to those people....  I just do my thing and sign off...

Dec 13, 2018 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,070,825
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No idea. 

Dec 13, 2018 11:52 AM
Rainer
372,687
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Not usually. I usually read it and move on. 

Dec 13, 2018 11:10 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Constructive, mature criticism?  Yes.  Aggressive, inane comments? Not one second wasted on absorbing that negative energy.  Bullies can play in their own sandbox and not mine.

 

Dec 13, 2018 10:08 AM
Rainer
286,957
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

No...Constructive Criticism is always apprecitated but all the negative stuff they can keep! keep moving along!

Dec 13, 2018 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,158
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, there are.  I do pay attention, simply because in the political world it's not only funny, but gives me an idea of what to expect coming up.  I expecting physical violence and worse in 2020.

Dec 13, 2018 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

???

Dec 13, 2018 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,906
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

There is always some rhetoric that I follow. How else do you find out what Z is up to? 

I am offended that you typed A-hole here on AR. Perfect forum for that is FB.

Dec 13, 2018 10:03 AM
Ambassador
3,841,081
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

There is my word NEXT and the use of the delete button. 

Dec 13, 2018 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,270
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Freedom of speech.

Dec 13, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,775,621
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not aware

Dec 13, 2018 07:38 AM
Ambassador
3,339,059
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I left a group for that reason.  

Dec 13, 2018 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
463,944
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
WordPress Real Estate - IDX, RESO Web API, CRM

I roll my eyes at it, usually. 

Dec 13, 2018 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Dec 13, 2018 05:12 PM
Rainmaker
5,848,868
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You will always run into these people, and the only you can say is - NEXT!

Dec 17, 2018 07:42 AM
Rainer
155,337
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

I ignore them. I figure they are typically insecure people who thrive on seeing people engage with them or unemployed people with nothing better to do (or perhaps true @$$holes) LOL

Dec 16, 2018 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,899,450
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not a fan of some people in the rain that brag or are negative

Dec 15, 2018 07:20 PM