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I'm in a pretty cool place. I love the feeling of independence. I'm not a vendor, I'm not trying to fit in w/ the "cool kids," and I don't give a hoot about the self-important members of the re.net.
That said, hold on cause it's gonna get bumpy
I'm sure everyone knows about the hoo-haa that started with @tcar & The IAR (Indiana Association of Realtors). If you don't, read the link above. I'm not writing to re-hash, but here are my thoughts before I get to the point of this post:
@tcar made the IAR look bad-- whether it was intentional or not. Even if it didn't make them look bad--it sure didn't make @tcar or NAR look good. I'm sure that NAR didn't appreciate having the IAR all up in their stuff. I have my own opinion on the "tweets in question" Check the last page for the deleted tweet in question. Not the point of this post....moving on.**
Bill Lublin quickly followed up with another post on AG damning AG for screwing up by not stifling @gregcooper 's post! Yup!
The RE.NET is a Collective Bunch of W*ssys (or Do As I Say..NOT As I Do)
Since I've been blogging--all I've heard was be transparent, vet, create a dialogue, have a good debate. None of that happens anymore
Tweets get deleted
Posts get removed
Entire Web sites "go away"
more dialogue happens offline than online!
Additionally, things have changed so much that Rob Hahn wrote a blog post on how to do "battle" online. NICE! WTG Inman! I certainly didn't see a follow up post by Bill Lublin sending Inman to hell after that one.
I have no patience for the hypocrisy of it all. Since I don't have to cow-tow to anyone in the RE.net--this post is like winning the lottery for me.
Ardell taught me when she was coaching me that the WORST thing you could do is delete posts---or comments--ahh the good old days. You will notice that strike-out function is NEVER used anymore. Great debates don't happen; now people get blocked and unfriended. Interestingly enough, there has been MORE communication about the opinions of the latest drama offline--than online.
Shame, shame, shame.
For all you "cool peeps" out there preaching virtuous nature of SM--most of you are only practicing it when convenient. Yup. We've all had a few chuckles about who is staying away from commenting when, normally, they would be in the comments gutting ANYONE who has a differing opinion from the "cool kids."
Poor Indiana Association of Realtors
The IAR reached out to @tcar asking them for help with a Barcamp that they wanted to plan. Well, obviously no one at the IAR or @gregcooper, for that matter, are cool enough to get help from @tcar or NAR---but here is the thing that absolutely ENRAGES me: apparently there was a conference call hosted by @TCAR and The NAR TAKING CREDIT for the successes of the REBCs and offering people in other industries HELP ON creating and "getting them off the ground."
Now clearly in the screen shot below you will see the Web page clearly says: "National Association of Realtors..."
When Will NAR Appreciate It's Members?
Link to another tweet (When this post was published @tcar's referenced tweet was public--now the SM Manager of NAR has protected his Tweets!) We are going the WRONG WAY!!
So, IAR, sorry, you are just NOT COOL ENOUGH to be helped by NAR----but if you were an outside industryand wanted to get your barcamp off the ground....well...YESTERDAY WAS YOUR DAY.
Here are some other doosies that "the uncool peeps" have been sending back and forth:
The hilarious thing about the pic above is that I'm in the pic (right under awning against wall) ROFLMAO.
I know there are more "doosies" out there but I'm soooooooo appalled at the hypocrisy of the first image--that everything else would be a drop of water in the ocean.
There are many peeps out there lately chronicling the history of the re.net. I wouldn't be all that quick to align myself with a group that preaches all the goodies (inclusiveness, help, transparency) but practices none of it.
**for the record @tcar did apologize IAR/@gregcooper --but again, not the point of this post.
DISCLOSURE: @TCAR called me an "Internet Troll" via twitter some months ago. Everyone who knows me knows I loves me some good blog wars. I really don't give a hoo haa who calls me what. I'm good looking, I sell a lot of real estate---DEAL WITH IT!
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