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Alan's List of Internetiquette Rules

Yeah... I agree... This is the best explanation of dual-agency I've seen in print, and Alan is an internet God

Here on Active Brain we are fairly civil to one another, but on many other sites, (such as those that rhyme with Pillow, & Foolya as well as others), they seem to be a little bit of the Wild Wild West, with little, ineffective or no moderation at all.

Commenters and questioners are often subjected to, how shall we say, colourful language, sarcasm and outright attacks by semi-anonymous posters, with little else to do but hang around waiting for their next victim while hiding behind interesting double-entendre Icons and Screen names.  Since many of these internet sites don't require any true identification, we've all seen participants who's method of disagreement tends to be insults and harassment, and then ducking back behind their anonymity.

I thought it might be appropriate to post Alan's List of Internetiquette and guidelines for a happy, happy internet playdate.  So, without further ado, here are "Alan's rules for InternetPlaytime".

• COMMENTS
   When commenting, try to add value to the conversation.  As tempting as it is to respond with "yeah... I agree", it's better to add some explanation such as "Yeah... I agree... This is the best explanation of dual-agency I've seen in print, and Alan is an internet God".  In fact, I really like that language, feel free to copy & paste it, and simply replace the subject matter with whatever is being discussed at the time.

• SALES PITCH
    As tempting as it might be, please try to avoid the "Hard Sell".  The Internet is the place for buyers and sellers to find you and learn about you.  They don't want to wade through your listings in post after post.   They aren't here to hear to you say "Call me, pick me, choose me".  Be a valuable member of the community.  Add value to conversations, give reliable responses, and be the voice of reason. You won't ever have to say "Call me"... buyers and sellers will beat a path to your door.

• DISAGREEMENTS
   It's inevitable that there will be disagreements with some who are posting.  Feel free to disagree, but try to do so 'respectfully'.  Y'all remember respect, don't you.  It's that method of conversation that we used to have when we had to have conversations face-to-face.  If you wouldn't feel comfortable saying something to their face, in front of you own mother... then perhaps you ought to try to reword it... hmmm?
    If you find someone breaking the sites rules... please don't be "confrontational"... flag them, and let the site handle it.  Don't worry, the readers are smart enough to recognize a show-off, or bully, when they see one.  Please don't feed the trolls.

• COPYRIGHTS
   We all know you're clever.  Not to mention incredibly good-looking, but try not to make yourself look even better by copying and pasting someone elses stuff, and passing it off as your own.  It's so easy, today, to find plagiarism on the internet, and you can rest assured that someone who's perusing your comments or your blogs will undoubtedly check... and when they identify that you "stole" that incredibly highbrow paragraph from Chaucer, they're going to "out" you, and you'll feel very much the fool.  Just don't do it.
    You also open yourself (and Active Brain, or whatever platform you're currently using) to a potential lawsuit, and a whole passle of expenses (that's right... I said "Passle").  Ask Lenn Harley...she'll explain further.

• ETHICS AND ACCURACY
    As Realtors (and Real Estate Agents), when talking about Real Estate, we have an ethical obligation to be accurate and honest.  And be very careful when commenting about Real Estate practices in states other than the one you practice in.  The rules change dramatically from state to state.  If you comment, be sure you know what you're talking about.

• SPELLING
    Most sites (Active Brain included) have spell check.  Please avail yourself of it's functionality.  It takes only a few moments, and is so, so helpful.  I don't automatically discount the comments of those who have the occasional misspelling, but when there are multiple misspellings per paragraph, or even per sentence... it sure does slow down my enjoyment of that post.

• PARAGRAPHS
    For those of you who like to wax on, and on, and on... please try to break up your verbosity with paragraphs.  I don't really care if you use them properly or not... just break it up visually, so we don't have to slog through a single 4,000 word paragraph.  If you really feel up to it, add some graphics... it makes your post that much more appealing, and readable.  It makes us think that you actually gave some thought to your post, and you care what people think.

I'm sure there are lots and lots of "rules" that I haven't addressed.... care to add?

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

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

THX for reblogging this, Tony...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

Nice post and for sure spell check has been a savoir for me. I usually make finger errors on the key board

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the reminder. I am always aware that what I put on the internet will be there forever. No cooling down and pulling it back. 

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (Keller Williams Realty East Valley) over 9 years ago

We all try our best to make this the best place for conversation that we can - always need some guidelines - that for putting those in writing.  No foul language or crude comments - I've not seen many but the few that I have encountered were really bad.  Always a bad egg somewhere that will try to spoil it.

Posted by Jody Lautenbach (Century 21 Premier Associates) over 9 years ago

janeAnne - Thanks for stopping by.

Charlie - Always good to see you!

Deanne - Thanks for reading my blog.  Have you subscribed yet? :-)

Jody - Unfortunately very true.

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 9 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Enjoyed this post and want to read more - visit our website  - HavenExpress.com - where all your questions about buying and selling residential real estate in Arizona are addressed!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Enjoyed this post and want to read more - visit our website  - HavenExpress.com - where all your questions about buying and selling residential real estate in Arizona are addressed!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Enjoyed this post and want to read more - visit our website  - HavenExpress.com - where all your questions about buying and selling residential real estate in Arizona are addressed!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 2 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 2 years ago

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