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I never intended to hand out one of my (not so) prestigious cow pie awards today, I had other plans. I have some floor time to sit through, I have two listing presentations to attend, I have shopping to do for our day at Lake Waramaug tomorrow (leaving my phone in the trunk by the way), I have a website I am totally changing, and wanted to cram a hyper local post in there somewhere.
And then it happened, I checked Facebook today, and saw a thread in the group "Raise the Bar in Real Estate" that stopped me dead in my tracks. What started as a "feel good get lots accomplished day" turned into something quite different.
NAR, GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!
NAR's commercial on home ownership, their latest blunder, was unknown to me a few moments ago. I was living in ignorant bliss. But when I clicked on the link, read the post and actually WATCHED THE COMMERCIAL, I was incensed, nay... enraged that ANY part of my dues when to fund this ad.
Written by Marc Davidson, the post is titled "A rally to protect the Realtor Brand". We should storm the Bastille, we should send emails to NAR requesting an immediate apology to all those that rent homes. And they should give us a refund on our dues this year, or a credit for our dues next year. Marc Davidson opens with this quote. And hang on to your hats people, our dues paid for this load of cow manure.
“Owning a home also provides many social benefits. Homeowners are healthier and happier. They are more involved in their communities, volunteer more and vote more often. Their children stay in school longer, get better grades and get better jobs after school.”
-Scott Louser, 2012 V.P. & Liaison to Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS®
I thought long and hard about writing this. Actually, that is a lie, my fingers were tapping the keyboard as I read and watched the commercial. I also thought for about a microsecond to make this post "members only". But, I want to make sure that any client, any future client, the entire planet knows that I think NAR has crossed the biggest line they could have ever crossed.
See for yourself, the proof is in the cow manure.
NOW LET ME TELL YOU HOW I REALLY FEEL!
I also want to say that I have not spoken to my business partners, and realized their name is on this post. This opinion is soley my own, Andrea Swiedler. Although I am sure they won't be happy with the ad either.
Swiedler, Pomerantz &Adams, the Luxury SPA Real Estate Treatment!
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