I wrote a blog awhile back titled, "We May Not Be Respected, But We are Happy!" referring to a Times article about the fact that, in general, real estate agents are a happy bunch. Here is the link for anyone that wants to read it: www.activerain/blogsview/2857951/We-may-not-be.
I was surprised to see that while a lot of folks have viewed the blog, no one commented. I am not sure exactly how to interpret that, since, in general, I usually receive a least a few comments!
With the 'shake out' in the real estate business, I think that some of the 'only in it for the money' agents will give it up. I, personally, find that it would be an expensive hobby if you are not out there marketing and getting new clients! (Before you react, this is not intended to be an insult to any part-time agents--I have worked with some really good ones! You are not the ones to which I refer). I do think, in general, it will serve to improve our reputation if we have more committed folks out there working with buyers and sellers and doing a professional job.
Our family plays a little game; trying to pick out comments disparaging estate agents in television shows or in movies. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of negative comments that we can laugh about. Ironically, I don't even watch a lot of TV!
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