It's a two-way street and parties from both sides (Pro and Non-Pro members) sometimes make comments or
cross the line. The Topic should be to ANSWER THE QUESTION!!! and be prepared to say what you base your answer on.
Blogs are here so anyone can say whatever they want and argue all day long if others disagree. The Blogs are the self-promotion--debate--arguement forum.
The title of this Area "Questions and Answers " is fairly self explanatory. Discussion or even debate on differing opinions may sometimes contribute by exchanging facts or information to help the poster who asked
the question, however insults, namecalling and I'm really smart -you're really dumb statements are conterproductive to everyone. So is mindless self-promotion.
The only people here who know who's really being helpful are the people asking the Questions.
Just my 1.O475 cents worth.. Dunes
This question is the most ironic thing I have come across in a while. I'm paraphasing but I think you said "Are there people who think they are experts that ask questions that bait people into arguments?" which incidentally this is one.
So, you have asked your question that strokes your ego, a. k. a. self importance.
What now? Go back to sleep because the recession/depression isn't over.
Are you open minded? Are you willing to acknowledge another persons viewpoint? That's all I'm looking for.
I realize complaining without a solution is whining, so here is my solution. In the Q&A section stick to the question asked, and provide statistics and details to back up your position. It would be nice if we could all put our real names out there, but I realize that may be asking too much. The real estate pros have to. It's part of the code, as this is now considered part of artice 12 and advertising requirements.
Realtors are in the business of giving away free information as it stands- buyers and sellers alike think we owe them answers to all their questions without any compensation.... Well, folks, we are only paid when you buy or sell, and all activities up to that point are to try to get you to buy or sell with us so we can earn an income and provide for our families. Be very glad we give this information freely, even if it comes with self-promotion!
That pretty much sums up 99% of the post on Trulia. If everyone was busy then they would not have the time nor the need to be posting anything on Trulia.
We are all here because we have the time to share our self importance.