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dylandrewsdad
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I am still a little new to this board, but the info I have received has been very good from all the agents. They always let me know they are an agent and I think it is fine. IF it really bothers some people, why not just not read the thread?

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Posted : November 26, 2008 6:51 pm
Yearasta
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We too have asked Paulie about the questions on Tuesday and he gave us the same response Betty got. We're pretty much done with it...We went again last night and yea it was packed but same one sided questions, well ok there were a couple 80/90's questions...and I didn't know what that girl was doing on stage!

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Posted : November 26, 2008 8:58 pm
Trade
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Baetis, what part of this didn't you understand?

Business professionals can participate and establish themselves as experts on a topic by responding with helpful answers. In doing so they may sign their name and note their professional business. Their posts should remain of a general nature and may not contain requests to be emailed for more information.

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Posted : November 26, 2008 9:13 pm
Betty
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Their posts should remain of a general nature and may not contain requests to be emailed for more information.

I see this happen all the time. Where the realtor says to email or pm them if they need more information.

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Posted : November 26, 2008 11:06 pm
trw
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and i still don't think it's that big a deal.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 12:21 am
Betty
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I kinda think it is but I don't think Islander or vinow cares so it is what it is. Just like everything else on island. No point in beating your head against a rock.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 1:08 am
islandtyme
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Regardless of our "personal" feelings on this, it is a relocation board & real estate/housing is a MAJOR factor, I mean who'd want to move if you have no idea of rental pricing, house values...etc.
What I don't like is someone starting crap & goes to the classified section & starts harassing fellow posters!!! So Baties, your point has been made, you stirred the pot here & until you become board president or board moderator, I suggest we just just IGNORE your cries of fowl! You may want to tone your Grinch meter down a notch, it is the holidays y'noe! And in the mean time enjoy your day of thanks. Welcome to the board & play nice!

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Posted : November 27, 2008 11:06 am
Tippi
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islandtyme,

I have no problem with Baties post or the tone in the post. It is what it is. Because it wasn't posted in a manner you desire therefore it is a cry of fowl. Allow posters the opportunity to post in any point they desire. I think the post was playing nice just not what you wanted to read thru your rose colored glasses.

I say Baties keep on posting in any format you choose. I luv Free Speech.

Tippi

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Posted : November 27, 2008 11:56 am
trw
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i say make all the school uniforms for girls into slacks so they don't look so trampy,the skirts thay were are too short and i'm tired of watching old guys staring at them as they walk down the street.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 12:41 pm
islandtyme
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Me rose colored glasses see hate & attacks in the form of free speech.

Too much competition in rental department Tippi, are the Realtors stealing tenants from ya?
Are you originally from the islands? Or did you *ahem* relocate from somewheres else? Doing so, was a realtor involved?
Would you have benefited in that move should you used this site & a realtor? Or would you just move here site unseen at the word of a supposed local behind a screen name?? Hmmmmm I thinks I could makes a good living renting out a tent in me back yard & claim its an eco-lodge.............
In any case, I'm not here to fight today. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, eat, drink & be merry.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 12:59 pm
Betty
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If you're not here to fight why post such a nasty post? Why attack Tippi because she just has a different opinion then you? It wasn't funny, it was just mean.

I know I didn't use a realtor to relocate and had no problems. Seriously, I do not know a SINGLE person or friend that used a realtor to relocate. Most people do research, get a temporary place to stay and get a rental. Then after being here a while some buy. Frankly many that move here can not afford the housing market here. Its much higher here for a middle class house then most of the country.

And you don't have freedom of speech on a private message board. Sure you can write whatever you want and it's up to the moderator to let it stand or not. For the last year or so the current moderator has been pretty hands off, before that he/she would constantly delete stuff.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 2:07 pm
trw
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jan hanley was our real estate person back in 2000 when i bought the house,the only reason we picked her was because a long term friend of mine used her to buy her houses down here,she was one of those real estate people that tried like so many of the rest of them here to push out into the "crime free" east end and we finally told her we did not want to live in arizona with the rest of the scared white folk hiding in their houses,we wanted the "real" north shore meaning the area from gentle winds over to carambola,and we chose the house in lavallee because we like lavallee,this board was not around back in the late 90's when we were researching and had we listened to others we would never have known that there is a whole island beyond the east end, so yes while this board is quite useful and the agents full of good info you still need to do your OWN research and driving around.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 2:23 pm
islandtyme
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Betty you're always up for a fight!n That's not always a bad thing, shows you're feisty.

The 1st time we moved here it was w/out a realtor & it was just a FRIGGIN NIGHTMARE! Not saying everyone will have the same bad experience........but it is a good way to scam someone!
Alot of folks move here & know NO ONE & trusting a faceless screen name isn't always in ones best interest.

Private message board?............by golly how'd I get here w/out the Queen's invite? Was she off island...........or was it at the Kings invite & he was busy & I just sneaked right past him!!!
As I see it the moderator is hands off & y'all decided it was YOUR board and your rules......interesting....I was always a rebel 😎
And just to add fuel to the fire.............I wasn't trying to be funny in my prior or this post............nor mean, just asking simple questions?
Ok maybe the stealing tenant thing was harsh, but the truth isn't always sunshine & lollipops......

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Posted : November 27, 2008 2:40 pm
terry
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We went to Stx to buy a condo after a week visit. It would have been nice to know about this board at that time.
I tried several Realtors. Some would not answer any emails, some would only answer to say they would answer all my questions once I was there. Yes many people will waste their time and never show up.
I did have one who answered a few questions but then went to the when you get here or would not respond.
Finally another Realtor, who only wanted huge money deals , not us, passed my email on to Alexandra. She email me wanting to know if she could be of help.
We had many questions for her, and she always responded, even on weekends. Long story short, we went to STX and met Alexandra and bought our part of Paradise. We have since bought a lot but have decided against building - another story.
Had we known about this board, it would have saved us many hours trying to find out information. I'm sure that we would have ended up using Alexandra since she does give good information on this board. Well probably not, LOL, as I'm the one that informed her of this boards existence.
Some Realtors give good information and that is what this board is all about, IMHO.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 2:45 pm
Yearasta
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What happens to an 18 hour bra after 18 hours?

Do hummingbirds hum because they don't know the words?

How do I set my laser printer on stun?

How is it possible to have a "civil" war?

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Happy Turkey Day folks!

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Posted : November 27, 2008 3:01 pm
Tippi
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Islandtyme,

Yes moved here and didn't use a realtor. Didn't use one and we are doing okay. Used an attorney to close the deal and am happy. No rentals at the moment. I luv competition & the realtors I know here I like. However, I agree that they should not be allowed FREE advertising and posting of articles to get business.

I believe Batetis can post whatever too. It's a forum for all opinions just not yours alone.

I don't know why you took a mean spirit at me, but for whatever your reasons their yours you own them.

Happy Turkey Day to you too~

Tippi

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Posted : November 27, 2008 3:28 pm
islandtyme
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My play nice was in response to his attacks on the classified section on every rental listing..............just because you are leaving island, doesn't mean you need to suddenly decide if a realtor can post or not. If he's upset with the rules being broke, contact the moderator & voice it on "a" forum, not go in & attack EVERY RENTAL LISTING.

*adjusts rose colored glasses*...................And you own your reasons as well Tippi - Happy Thanksgiving, may it be filled with LOVE, LAUGHTER & MUCH HAPPINESS....despite our differences!

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Posted : November 27, 2008 4:01 pm
baetis
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It is clear to me that some of the people who frequent this board do not agree with free speech, or open discussion. I think they need to spend less tyme posting and more tyme doing whatever they came her for.

316 posts in 3 months?

So, post to your hearts content. I will not be reviewing this post again.

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2008 6:07 pm
terry
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hope the "door" didn't hit him in the A##

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Posted : November 27, 2008 8:28 pm
SistaIrijah
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It is clear to me that some of the people who frequent this board do not agree with free speech, or open discussion. I think they need to spend less tyme posting and more tyme doing whatever they came her for.

316 posts in 3 months?

So, post to your hearts content. I will not be reviewing this post again.

i am sorry to say this but you seem to be a twit
and very snippy too
and it seems like you are looking for argument
this IS, among other things, a relocation board, so if some are relocating, seems housing would be an issue.
i think you have just been in a frumpy mood this week.
hope you have a better week coming
perhaps if you are on island, going to jump up next light may put you in a happy way.

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Posted : November 27, 2008 8:54 pm
islandtyme
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Oh Joy!!!! My favorite song is on............. Too much TYME on my hands.....yeah, Styx made a song just for me.................Sitting on this bar stool, typing like a damn fool............Ticking away with my sanity...............too much TYME on my hands....................its hard to beleive this calamity................too much TYME on my hands.............lol.
OH oh...........taking reservations on my Eco-lodging. Mt Victory look out, you have competition!!!!
Sleep under the stars, bathe in the outdoors, hunt-kill-cook free range chickens, HURRY and book your vacation today..........we accept visa/mc/amex & CASH!......byot (bring your own tent).

Dag...........only 316/3.....................gonna havta work on that too!

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Posted : November 28, 2008 10:40 am
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