He said he got my name off Active Rain (and calling all the way to Hawaii mind you). At least he wasn't one of those pushy obnoxious types. He said he understood and we hung up.
I am one to be cautious of what I say on AR due to being in the public eye. Now even more so with the 60 minutes piece that I did not even watch! But I did read the newpiece here: 60 Minutes and I do have my opinions and have commented.
There is one thing that was clear (to me) in that moment of answering my cell phone.
I did not trust the news before (unless I saw it with my own eyes) because I have watched the media "control" our market and I definitely am skeptical NOW! Don't you folks notice that about the news and media? The Real Estate market has taken a plunge! It's going back up! The interest rates are inching up! The interest rates went down!
And now this!
I asked this morning......So tell me. Should I have "vented" to this newsman from the mainland? I do believe even as respectable Real Estate Industry Professionals our laws and structure differ from state to state and office to office.
Update: Now I know that I did the right thing! NAR went about it the right way. Well thought out and "structured: response. Above all, respectfully giving "our" side of the story...which was blatantly disregarded when NAR had conferred with them previously throughout the prior months in preparation to be aired with NAR's side of the story. Hmmmm.
Look in the comment section below at Mike's comment...he was right! Following is the link to NAR Responds to 60 Minutes' May 13, 2007 Segment.