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Are Realtors Role Models?

Real Estate Agent with Remax Town & Country

Are you a Realtor? Do you think you're a Role Model?

As Realtors do we wish people had more respect for us? Do we see ourselves as True Professionals?

If we say yes to any of the above we need to improve our image one person at a time. Let me share a true experience that happened in my presence today.

I was in a store that caters to Realtors. They sell Signs, Directionals, Open House and all the other things we use on a regular basis. A lady I didn't know was checking out in fromt of me. When she walked out the door the cashier looked up and said, "Look where she parked, She parks there everytime she comes in here." As we watched she opened her car and got in and drove off. I bet you know without me even telling you where she parked. You guessed it, in the Handicap space right beside the door. Now granted it wasn't busy and there are 2 spaces for Handicap but here is the rub, The cashier went on to mention how her Mother or Mother in Law was an Amputee and how it just hurt her to see someone who was very able with no apparent Handicap and NO Handicap Tag or Decal on her car used that space and worse yet seemed to make it a habit.

Now this apparently sucessful Realtor with her car all decked out with advertising being a person with a Major Real Estate company. Is she a Role Model for other Realtors? do her actions reflect on the rest of us? Should I or one of the other witnesses report her to her Broker or to the Local Board? Would we be seen as a petty tattle tale, just jealous, because she is very sucessful?

If you are the offender and you happen to read this post here is my request, when you are out representing all of us Please act like a Professional and show respect for the laws of our Country even if you don't like them. When you wear a Professional Badge people look at you differently. Have Pride and Show Respect.

This is my opinion, I welcome yours.

Posted by

Dale Falkowski

Remax Town & Country
Woodstock, Ga.



Suma Kakani
Northern IL Realtor - Keller Williams Success Realty - Prairie View, IL

It is my opinion too. I totally agree with you. I my-self have seen many REALTORS just acting as professionals but not being professional. Hope people get the message sson and change.

May 14, 2009 03:45 PM
Richard Dolbeare
Inactive - Wailuku, HI
Living the Hawaii Lifestyle

Your point is well taken.  It's also a good reason to be extra curteous in traffic.  Throwing someone the bird certainly wouldn't do with a real estate company sign on your car! 

May 14, 2009 04:02 PM
Eilean Foster
Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore - Egg Harbor City, NJ
Real Estate Agent

Since becoming a Realtor, I take great pride in my accomplishments of the initial as well as the ongoing education and knowledge that I have!  I dress "business" and wear my name badge proudly where ever I go, even if I am not "currently" on RE business!  I breathe, thus I am all about RE! :)

Thus, I take my fiduciary duties seriously, and what information I share with the public VERY seriously - that the information I give them is current and factual!

All that to say, when I took on the responsibility of being a real estate agent, I put a bit of a *twist* on what my Mother used to say about parenthood..."Do not ever do anything that you would be ashamed of your children finding out about!"  *insert real estate-buying/selling public in place of children* 


May 14, 2009 11:11 PM
Dale Falkowski
Remax Town & Country - Woodstock, GA
The Honest Agent Full Time Pro

Thank all of you for your thoughts.

It appears this wasn't an interesting topic.

May 20, 2009 11:13 AM