I have a love/hate realtionship with online Q&A.

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

Okay, I admit.  It's as addictive as heroin. I just can't stay away.

I go on, just to peruse the questions and answers.  I'm not gonna comment... no, I'm not gonna comment.

Oh, lookit what that person said... I can't believe it... no, no... hold back... there's someone defending that position... good.... good.

Oh, wait... this guy is taking on the world.  And the answers he's getting are wrong, wrong, wrong...?  What am I gonna do??? What am I gonna do!?!?  I said I'd stay out of it... my wife made me promise I'd stop.  Oh, crap, where's a phone booth when you need one!?

I change into my "OBVIOUS-MAN" costume... and hit the keyboard... ooopps.... I'm sitting on my cape.

"dear Mr. Trulia Commenter... (taking the high road)... maybe you didn't quite understand what was being asked, as your answer is illegal, here in Illinois and 17 other states as well"...  (250 characters later... phew... there, that should explain it pretty well!).

"Oh Really?!" responds "Anti-Realtor#27" with no contact information  "all you Realtors stick together".

(deep breaths, deep breaths)... I know... I'll be very professional... here are a couple of links to the Department of Justice, the National Association of Realtors, and the North Shore Board of Realtors who explain this situation very clearly... I'm sure he'll respond well to that...

"Is that all you've got, Mr. REEELLAAATOR?!?!"... "propaganda from NAR, the propaganda arm of Reelators worldwide??   Great time to buy, Good time to buy!!  Got to buy!!"

er... that's not what I said... here, let me link you to a couple of other things.. I'm sure you've misunderstood... linky, linky, linky.... there that should do it...

"youse realtors is all alike... "

Why you smarmy little twit... if you have half a brain, you'd know that.... oh, wait... I can't do that.... high road, remember??? Lots of people reading.... comes off bad....  delete, delete, delete...

I think I'll just turn the computer off, and take my keyboard and go home, and live to fight another day.

- heavy sigh -

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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Jane Peters
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That's good to hear, Alan, because what I've been for L.A., the quality of answers from the realtors is excellent compared with the questions.

December 13, 2009 08:48 PM
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Alan May
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JL - I'm not sure why I bother either... but i have been known to "wade in".

Jane - the quality of answers from California in general tends to be pretty high... California is it's own planet.

December 13, 2009 09:07 PM
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Larry Story
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Alan,

As we all know there are those out there with WAAAAYYYY to much time on their hands.   It is entertainment to them to just sit and stir up trouble.  It is a shame that we do not know what field they are in.

December 13, 2009 10:24 PM
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Alan May
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I do think there are people out there who get a perverse thrill out of seeing how much trouble they can stir up...

December 14, 2009 10:29 AM
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Claudette Millette
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Alan:

So far I have just been a bit of a "lurker" on Trulia. I find a lot of the things that Realtors write in to be a bit questionable, as you are saying. Maybe this is keeping me from commenting. I don't want to look like a complete idiot like I think some of them do. Before someone gives an answer to a real estate problem on a national (correction- worldwide) format, they should make sure that their answer is correct. - And, that is not always the case...

 

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