There are instances where TD is appropriate. 1) Obvious and blatant spamming or 2) Erroneous info that could mislead. TD is not appropriate when it is a matter of professional difference of opinion. What works in one market does not always work in another. (i.e. Are public open houses valuable for the seller?)
There are some questions that are not well crafted, but these are the exception and not the norm. It is also reflective of our customer base, our fellow agents, and our biz. So, Trulia is real, and that is a very good thing.
I get slightly and momentarily annoyed at answers that seem to be count builders. I view answers that say thanks, or show signs of support when a question seeks consensus as positive. If the true purpose is to say â€œthanksâ€, it is a gesture that should be welcome not shunned. BTW, I just did that. And, I really meant it. See Carrieâ€™s Q on selecting locations and Pattiâ€™s answer.
While I donâ€™t thumbs down an answer that appears to have no purpose other than securing a count, they ever so momentarily annoy me. Then, I remind myself that there are more important things to get rattled over and let go of it. I found Jeannetteâ€™s comments in this thread heartwarming.
I encourage all to be generous with their TU, as it will encourage members of the public to exercise their voting rights. The voting (both TU and BA) will take on greater value as Trulia acquires more mass. A TU is a little smile, and a TD is a bigger smack. Please smack carefully and only when well deserved.