Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No.  Kinda like the idea that state lotteries are for the schools.   An attempt to tug at heartstrings while making a grab for the purse.    

Jul 28, 2020 07:38 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I can only hope so.  Why does everything have to be a scam?

Jul 29, 2020 05:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  These are useless and most likely a scam.

Jul 28, 2020 08:18 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The first problem is who actuallu gets the money and the 2nd is,  do they spend it on rent?

Jul 29, 2020 05:16 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Everyone will get $1.43 ???

Jul 29, 2020 03:08 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, it's certainly going to help someone! $800K will make a lot of rent payments!

Jul 29, 2020 08:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Michael Jacobs has this one covered well!

Jul 29, 2020 06:25 AM
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Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc., REALTORS® - Springfield, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker

Jeff Pearl First of all, I would NEVER donate to ANYTHING on GoFundMe which refuses to allow funding for those they perceive as "conseervative."

Second, regardless of their polticial sensorship, there are way too many scams being run on these fund raising sites.

If I want to get screwed, I'll stick to getting screwed by my various government officials, thank you.

Jul 29, 2020 04:33 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to helping but not curing the problem. That comes both from the top down and from the bottom up...

Jul 28, 2020 07:30 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

GoFundMe takes 2.9% + $0.30 per donation. It looks like the conscious kid is helping those in need.

Jul 28, 2020 06:00 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not even make a dent. I agree with Mr. Michael Jacobs - the best true good anyone can do it vote wisely. 

Jul 29, 2020 08:16 AM
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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

Taking any action on the playing field has a probability for better results than anything a spectator can offer passing judgment in the cheap seats.

Jul 29, 2020 07:52 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I wonder what sort of criteria will be used to make payouts from the GoFundMe account to those requesting help?

Jul 29, 2020 09:43 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff, I agree with Michael Jacobs 

Jul 29, 2020 09:13 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

In MA the eviction protection law has been extended into October because of COVID, for nonpayment of rent. Unfortunately, many tenants have taken that to mean they have a rent holiday.

Jul 29, 2020 12:34 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A dent perhaps but not a cure.

Any assistance for families in distress is good.

Jul 29, 2020 11:53 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

How do they choose recipients? 325 divided by $65,000 is $200. The housing situation is so complicated and far reaching and the money collected is so (relatively) little, I would send the proceeds to non profit foodbanks to make it stretch.  But that was not the purpose of the fundraiser.

Jul 29, 2020 11:01 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wonder if they really go to rent relief or if they go to hiring lawyers to screw landlords.

Jul 29, 2020 09:14 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I don't think so unfortunately for those needing it the most.

Jul 29, 2020 06:23 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, it's a very temporary "fix", if anything.

Jul 29, 2020 03:25 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

The Consicous Kid gives books to children. I think this is a scam not related to that organization, can't find 501c3 filed for this deal. My guess is the money goes to the organizer. I know a couple families. If you want a confidential name/ email I can provide one and you decide. I would charge nothing.  $850,000 is a boat of money...

Jul 30, 2020 01:45 PM