Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida (The Climer School of Real Estate)

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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

Flogging. Publicly. PPV. Proceeds donated to Trump's wall project. LOL

I think that you will find our swamp is self-draining. Really awful people don't tend to remain. And the powers-that-be do nuke them. Just report and ignore.

An ugly soul is its own punishment.

Dec 26, 2018 05:37 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

The official policy is the Community Guidelines link

Obviously, a lot of what is considered insulting, bullying, etc. is subjective depending upon the thickness of one's skin and the very reason that the "Smite Button" is controlled by ActiveRain Staff and not by the community.

Historically the real jerks in the community have either found their own way out the door, or caused enough commotion that they were shown the door.

Dec 26, 2018 05:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know of a number who have been "kicked out" of the Rain for inappropriate comments.  I like Scott Godzyk's overall approach. We can also self-police by deleting those comments and "ghosting" those people ourselves.

Dec 26, 2018 05:46 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

That is an unnecessary and unprofessional behavior.

Dec 26, 2018 06:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

How would it be enforced?  If you(or others) are a victim report specifics to support.  Remember interpretation as Joe Pryor answered. 

Dec 26, 2018 05:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

We have a policy here (Community Guidelines) and we should also be adult enough to manage ourselves. The Golden Rule should apply in all areas of our lives, including AR.

In my opinion, those who bully make my "NEVER Refer" list as I'm sure they do others. So, they're only hurting themselves.

Dec 26, 2018 06:34 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

The golden rule applies here as well as in the marketplace.

Dec 26, 2018 05:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It should not be done. Don't like a post, skip it and move on!

Dec 26, 2018 05:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate I think we members do a pretty good job of policing the comments here.  One KEY word in your question is "members". Anonymous Blue Heads are NOT members nor are they Real Estate Professionals! A student forced to ask a question by their instructor that has been asked many times over is NOT what this form is  about any more than the escorts from Dubai are.

Dec 26, 2018 07:04 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


   In addition to the Community Guidelines pointed out by Liz and Bill Spear , see also:

   ActiveRain Weltanschauung


Dec 26, 2018 06:14 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto, Liz and Bill Spear Read ActiveRain's Community Guidelines.

Dec 26, 2018 06:12 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would need examples since this may be subject to interpretation. However, there should never be ad hominem attacks rather that disputing the premise of the post or comment.

Dec 26, 2018 05:29 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would like to see 1 warning and then much like the Facebook 30 day jail, suspended for 30 days unless vulgar or threatening, then banned from the violation. 

Dec 26, 2018 05:23 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I say treat others as you want to be treated.

Dec 26, 2018 06:21 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It should be discouraged.

Dec 26, 2018 05:58 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

You'll probably find this addressed in the community guidelines... 


Dec 26, 2018 05:51 AM
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
WordPress Real Estate - IDX, RESO Web API, CRM

The number of snappy responses I have gotten from other members is craazzzyy. But what can you do, really? Can't censor sassy. 

Dec 26, 2018 05:46 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

As Liz and Bill Spear and Fred Griffin succinctly referenced the Community Guidelines and particularly guiding principle number 8 of Weltanschauung.

And I would add, IMHO, if you see something egregious don't hesitate call the offender out and come to the aid of the innocent party... nonsense  is not welcome nor easily tolerated here.

Dec 26, 2018 10:25 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Are you referring to the Utah School of Real Estate?

Or maybe the 'blue man' group?

How about those anonymous posters?

We are NO BETTER than the rest of the Social Media population. There seems to be an entitled empowerment when only the keyboard infers accountibility.

Well the club rules say "we got ethics; but does that matter in anything?.

My position is if one posts nonsense, they need to be able to defend their nonsense. There does need to be accountability.

Dec 26, 2018 06:24 AM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

People tend to self-police pretty well here.

Dec 26, 2018 05:40 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

There already is a policy - go read it. I know what it says. We ususally spread it around after the 1st of the year.

Fred Griffin gave you a great answer.

Dec 26, 2018 07:33 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I would hope that professional adults can use the same approach we teach our children: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything".  Or in this day and age, "just keep scrolling". 

Dec 26, 2018 07:00 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That's one reason I disable comments on my blogs.  I've only received one once (and he knows who he is) on a market blog.  I shut him down.  Now I disable comments.  Helps stop the spam comments too.

Dec 26, 2018 09:48 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

 There are policies in place like Fred Griffin and Liz and Bill Spear have already pointed out and should not be tolerated.

Dec 26, 2018 09:21 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Spam is one thing. Snarky remarks are something else. We should be able to recognize the differenced and delete one and treat the other however we wish to.

Dec 26, 2018 09:07 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am thankful that I have learned to pay attention ... it does not take too long to see who the phony bolognas are - and who the real butt wipes are.

I just ignore them ... use the delete button. Beyond that, I don't spend any of my precious energy on them.  

Dec 26, 2018 08:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


More rules and regs, then we need rules police and enforcers...So far it is self correcting.  I have not seen bullying here!

Dec 26, 2018 07:24 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I consider the source and just move right on past it.

Dec 26, 2018 07:08 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

There is really no need to impose one's opinions on others here or anywhere for that matter. Not everyone is going to see things the same way. This Community has flourished because of it's diversity & dedicated professionals who add value on a daily basis. Flagrant disrespect for others in the community would best be handled with a suspension. That's how other social media networks function; you get a Time Out.  

Dec 26, 2018 06:51 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate generally I skip the posts I don't like

Dec 26, 2018 04:57 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Let's leave it in 2018 and won't take to 2019.

Happy Holidays. 

Dec 26, 2018 04:38 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The policy is you don't do it publicly, as long as it doesn't border on censorship of opinions. I think the point is that differences in opinion should be expressed respectfully. My concern is sometimes with those who don't like blatant misinformation pointed out when it should in fact be brought to light.

Dec 26, 2018 12:32 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We do have a policy on this, if you see it either hit the report button or send a note to Bob Stewart 

Dec 26, 2018 10:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Delete any unwanted comments on your blog posts. Others can do the same. 

Dec 26, 2018 09:22 AM
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

The AR policies are well outlined in the Community Guidelines, as mentioned by Liz and Bill Spear 

Dec 26, 2018 07:35 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There is an official policy in the Community Guidelines but the Golden Rule works pretty well.

Dec 26, 2018 07:06 AM
Jennifer Hunter
Southern Tradition Real Estate - West Fork, AR
Realtor servicing NW Arkansas

I just joined recently. I posted a question in the just for fun section in an effort to who is where and how they are doing. Also, their repsonses help me find who I would and would not refer business to if needed. I have to say 99% of the repsonses were very nice. However 1 bad apple can spoil the bunch. I noticed that same negative responder has answered negativley on other posts as well. It's a shame. I thought this would be a good group of people to meet and have common interest with. I am rethinking that now. I will just let the rotten apple have her audience becasue apparently AR is not doing anything about her. 



Dec 27, 2018 11:58 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You and I work with the public and there are happy campers, Eeyore's, bullies and like the Hard Rock we love all serve all. Don't let the member being insulted swing in the wind for fear the venom is headed your way next. Band together and join the discussion with something worthwhile to offer. What prompted the question and are you struggling with a comment or post? Let Bob Stewart know if you are Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate !

Dec 27, 2018 04:20 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

I leave the Community Guidelines up to those in charge.

As for me, if a person's postings and comments do not add value, I quickly note their name and move on. Then when they pop up again, I move on.

Dec 26, 2018 02:07 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In the past, our hosts have permanently ejected these poor misguided souls.

Dec 26, 2018 07:44 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Oh my...

Dec 26, 2018 07:18 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Freedom of speech.

Spams should be reported.


Dec 26, 2018 07:09 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No opinion. 

Dec 26, 2018 06:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think in the past they got rid of some people.


Dec 27, 2018 12:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The rules of AR are published, but not enforced.

Dec 28, 2018 08:08 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, if we are not mature enough to handle some critique we are on the wrong site

Dec 27, 2018 05:46 PM