... they're not just under bridges anymore..

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

They come in all different sizes and shapes... they seem to be different ages, genders, backgrounds and educations.

Some take a perverse pride in being able to "shake" a professional, and others point with pride to the fact that they can't spell, and wouldn't want to learn how.

What is it with these computer trolls today. You find them everywhere.... they're on real estate websites all over the net... they want to argue with us, and put forward these bizarre theories...

"if your home isn't selling... just INcrease the price"

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"If your property isn't selling, try to sell a 50% interest in the property"

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And God help me, I can't seem to manage enough self-control to walk away from those threads.  Thus far, I've been polite, and professional... but I can feel my control wavering...

I need a 12 step program... I need to count to 10 (twice)...

And since I'm highly transparent, when I don't respond online, they e-mail me, or phone me direct and try to engage me.

What up with that?  I hope 2010 doesn't turn out to be the year of the troll.

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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
Licensed in Illinois

   

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John Novak
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Hi Alan - Whenever I run into these situations onilne I simply move on to something else ... quickly! There's nothing to be gained from engaging them.

January 04, 2010 06:14 PM
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Sandy Nelson
your Olympia area Realtor
Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.

A support group for Troll Controll maybe?

They say if you don't feed them they'll go away, but they really just go somewhere else I suppose.

January 04, 2010 06:41 PM
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Alan May
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
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Dunes - I have my phone set on "auto delete"... LOL!

Gene - I have a subscription to clipart.com

John - I'm not as strong as you are...

Sandy - I think you have it... a troll support group.

January 04, 2010 08:31 PM
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Century 21 AA Lindenhurst NY
Long Island NY Real Estate Agent

Just take a shot gun and..........BANG! Your job is done :)

January 05, 2010 08:40 AM
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Alan May
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Jackie - but that's just soooo messy!

January 05, 2010 09:08 AM
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