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The other night I attended a Realtor® function for our local States Political Action Committee, aka: TREPAC. As expected, the night included dinner, cocktails, discussion and a host of industry professionals, many of which included loan officers, title company people and gobs of Realtors®. Money was raised and people had a good time networking with other professionals.
When dinner was over I found myself chatting with a guy who was chatting a whole bunch about home owners insurance. He went on and on and on and on and on and on... to the point where my eyes started to cross. One thing I noticed was that he was wearing a REALTOR® pin on his lapel ...
He then handed me his "insurance" card and went on about his way. You can look at this 3 different ways:
1. The insurance guy was wearing the pin as a show of support for the real estate industry.
2. The insurance guy was wearing the pin pretending to show support for our industry in hopes to gain more business. We Realtors® should be happy to see many people wearing the pin. It's good for promotion!
3. Only a licensed Realtor® and member of the National Association of Realtors® should wear this pin.
What if mister insurance guy used the "F" word or said something inappropriate that evening? Fact was.... HE DID. I was humiliated that he was slurring over his words, starring at women's cabooses and high fiving his buddies by the juke box. Your every day consumer probably noticed THE PIN! They were probably thinking........ "stupid Realtor."
Plain and simple... if you aren't a Realtor® don't wear the pin. If you sell insurance, home warranties, title services, loans or alarms then wear your OWN company pin, not ours!
As a Veteran I cringe when I see celebrities wearing military shirts or other types of uniforms. They might think its a show of support, but to me it isn't, especially when it's worn in poor taste. You shouldn't be allowed to buy a fake, wannabe Military top at your local department store. Maybe I'm being too harsh, but it's my .02 cents.
If you want to wear a Uniform hightail it to your local recruiting station. If you want to wear a Realtor pin, get a license.
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