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.