I just experienced a few thumbs down votes because someone did not like my post. It was not about if the answer was useful or not. If you agreed or not, my post was useful either way.
In another thread, a homeowner asked the fastest way to sell his house. 3 Real Estate Pros responded that it was all about price, even saying â€œprice cures everythingâ€, â€œprice is #1â€, â€œprice for yesterday and it will sellâ€. Not one of these Real Estate Pros was concerned in the slightest about anything other than price. Each had an opportunity to speak about value added services, and instead, answered that it was â€œall about price.â€ They completely support the argument for flat flee MLS listings by the way they handled this. I believe in Flat Fee MLS listings. I agree it is all about price. Letâ€™s not debate Flat Fee pros and cons in this thread, but see how the thumbs down vote was applied in this case.
Here is why my post was useful. Assume you believe in Flat Fee MLS, then my post was useful because I pointed out the validation statements made by the Real Estate Pros. Assume you do not believe in Flat Fee, then my post pointed out that the failure to address value added services was a dangerous error on the part of these ladies. Still, a useful post on my part. I simply told the ladies how their message comes across to the public. If they are delivering the wrong message, my post is useful, and they should say thank you,. Not the case, my post received thumbs down because they did not like what I said.
Jim, you are absolutely correct in that the voting system is one that supports preconceived notions. So, if that is the voting system, I shall vote thumbs up for the ladies who said it was only about price, because I agree. And, I will vote thumbs up for you on this question, because I agree.