Another Tremendous Trulia Voices Answer

avatarthumbnail.jpgThis one courtesy of Dee Johnson, an agent in Prescott Valley.

Someone in Indianapolis asks about “Fontana Lakes” in Peoria. What they really meant was “Ventana Lakes” which I happen to know a thing or two about.

Given the choice between remaining silent on a topic about which she knows nothing or sallying forth in hopes of convincing someone that they don’t really want what they’re asking about, Dee chooses the latter

I have not heard of Fontana Lakes, but if you want a great place to retire in Arizona consider Prescott or Prescott Valley, about 1 1/2 hours north of Phoenix.

I’ll spare you the rest.

Thumbs down are a remarkably useless deterrent to agents who have no concept of providing value while begging for business. Still, if you happen to have an account there and have the time to provide a thumbs down, please do.

I’ve ventured back to Trulia Voices in hopes of being able to do what my friend Rudy has urged me and others to do … serve as a role model and provide value to the public when possible and remain silent when that’s not possible.

It’s hard to do when you’re throwing up in your mouth a little bit reading other answers.

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Kathy Drewien 10 years ago

    Done. Wish I had thought to do the same when I last responded to a question on Trulia.

    The buyer was coming from out of state to Atlanta and wanted to know about schools. I gave an exceptional detailed response with a listing of the school rankings for the entire state. I supplied him with links to parent reports for schools in the metro Atlanta area.

    When I checked back, I had a host of thumbs down, and the “leading” responder was not even from Atlanta.

    Jeez! How is this helpful to the consumer?

  • Rudy from Trulia 10 years ago

    Hi JD!

    You kill me JD 😉

    Hey, I think you did a good thing by providing the correct information. That’s what it’s all about. If you know something that someone else does not, it’s opportunity to shine.

    Well done JD.


    Social Media Guru at Trulia

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    Thanks, my friend …

    Rather than bitching from the sidelines I decided to try and jump back in to make it better. But it’s really, really hard when you see answers like this.

    And it’s extremely sad that someone thinks that’s an effective marketing strategy. Nothing says “the customer’s wants mean less to me than a check” than an irrelevant answer like this one.