OK. From award winning Realtor, top office, medalion winner and all that meaningless rot... to independent Real Estate Agent to my Local Real Estate Board and Real Estate Council's "MOST NOT WANTED" List.
I originally made my simple program so I could "DO" Real estrate and remain at home as my wife's full time caregiver as she is very ill since having a series of strokes.
So I created a Virtual Real Estate Assitant on my company web site to do the listings and sales and was STUNNED at all the business I got...WOW! and with ZERO advertising.
That is when I discovered a huge part of the real estate public WANTS THIS.
However the real estate councils and boards DO NOT WANT THIS...they hate it...Because they need lots of agents paying lots of fees so as to prop up the obsolete business model of neigborhood offices, regional real estate boards and state (or in Canada) provincial real estate councils.
So I'm the guy who owns and operates his own Real Estate company who has a passion for real estate and now seeing the power of online transactions for real estate and is demanding the insane buracracy Realtors are forced into supporting should be done away, with so agents can make some real money for a change instead of having it all sucked away by fees, and brokerage offices without these horrible high fees can join the rest of the world and offer modern Point of Sale options to their corporate and new home builder clients...LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD.
AND I am now the guy who has been forced to shut down my 7 year Licensed Trading Services and Property management company after years of harraassment and thousands of dollars in fines and consent orders by my Real Estate Council, even though I have never had a compalint.
No issue though, as my Real Estate Council and board has pushed me into making a better real esate licensing and sales model based on the disruptive tecgnology of UBER TAXI.
I think, as I launch in the coming weeks of late Spring 2015, the real estate council will wish they had let me alone to use my early primitive online program which I would have retired by now and at 74 years old would have just be another old retired guy looking after his wife during her last few years, instead, they have now helped me become a Real Estate Revolutionary with a goal to delete them.
My new program is coming soon complete with alternate licensing allowing anyone to become an agent...COOL