It is not common and is illegal in residential lending. I am glad other agents are noticing these planted questions except for a few or are answering questions without reading them. Sorry to use you as an exampe Lynne, but asking Trulia FT Lauderdale to call you to chat is not what Q and A is about. You are supposed to answer the question online for all to read and learn form your answer, not just try to solicit a new client who is not a client but a planted question. And for Trulia planting questions has no value to a consumer who probabily will not see this question and kncked a real question off the front page where now even less people will see it.