Braemar Residents Facebook Group

Our community of Braemar has a Facebook group.  It’s called Braemar Residents.  This is a place where we discuss events in the community and other community related things.

Lately, there has been some complaints about things that should NOT be posted in the group.  One is classified ads.  Seems folks like to post the items they want to get rid of, and what they need.  It works well and so far, hasn’t really bothered me as a member.  Maybe seeing the ongoing virtual yard sale bothers some residents, but it is a residential networking group.  What’s the big deal?  That’s the stuff folks would talk about at a school bus stop.

As a real estate agent, I do post Braemar Property Value Reports on the group.  I do this once per quarter for condos and once every other month for townhouse and single family homes in Braemar.   This is relevant information for residents in the community and I hope that it is taken that way.  If you don’t like the reports, you don’t have to click on them. 

The other issue the community Facebook group seems to be having is rudeness and confrontational behavior.  Calling specific residents and children out for poor behavior is one example.  Nasty and uncalled for remarks by residents to other residents with whom they may be having a disagreement. 

Why can’t we all just get along?  Come on everyone.  It’s a flippin’ Facebook group.  Lighten up.  The Braemar Board of Directors is likely about to get involved to moderate what is allowable content and what is not.  Is that the kind of Braemar Facebook group we want?

Follow the golden rule.  If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.  If you have a dispute with a neighbor, go to the neighbor directly, the HOA or the police if necessary.


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