The wasteland of the web

By
Real Estate Agent with Alexander Chandler Realty

   It is now 1:30 PM and I could feel my blood sugar dropping like a rock. I choked down some nutritious, but utterly disgusting, lunch. Like all the busy people I know, I consumed it while continuing to toil away. Ah! The sweet taste of success, it comes with a heavy burden doesn't it? Just like you I sometimes wonder if it is worth it. I have to admit my definition of success seems to change about every five years. When I was young and had more time than money my definition of success was having some cash. I spent all my time pursuing it. Several decades later my definition of success has nothing to do with legal tender.

 

   As I was reconnoitering the net for real estate websites and blogs it became glaringly evident that every realtor is the best agent ever and provides the best service, blah, blah, blah. That is fantastic because our profession demands it. But come on, you know as well as I do not everyone is the best. I know lots of aeronautical, petroleum, civil engineers, geologist, chemist, and other assorted scientist. I have helped them all. One thing I have garnered from these relationships is that every occupation has its share of gifted people and at the same time a small percentage of those that need to be doing something else.

 

   The business of Real Estate is no different. Have no doubt about it, there are many styles and flavors when it comes to representation. By and large we are all hitched to the same yoke and pull in the same direction. There is also a multitude who will tell you what you want to hear and that is counter productive.  That trick is one stick in the bundle that staggered the housing market for a little while. No we are not without sin. There is a segment that was very active participants in hoodwinking the very people we are supposed to protect.  It is a sad but true acknowledgment.

 

    Now back to rambling about the net. If you have even a passing interest in home values you have probably been all over the place. How many of those Realtors have given you the opportunity to get to know them? They start that hard sell  bs right from the start. Some people call that aggressive. There are two types of aggression, the type that is about as subtle as a rattlesnake and the kind that is used judiciously. I don't know about ya'll but I got tired of aggressive people a long time ago. Unfortunately I still have to do business with the unenlightened. It is indisputable that more gets done with a please and thank you than with a scythe.

 

  I am heading out in the market to conduct a little commerce. The old adage; "nothing happens until somebody sells something" is true. So to keep this old world turning I  will go out and do some more marketing. I am still as close as your phone.

 

Charles

 

 

Comments (2)

Irina Riley
American Dream Colorado - Woodland Park, CO
GRI, SFR, CNE, e-PRO, SRES

Charles, very well said. I thought that this market will wash off all "unethical and aggressive" people in a real estate industry, but unfortunately, we still have to deal with them.

Mar 05, 2010 05:45 AM
Charles Bennett
Alexander Chandler Realty - Fort Worth, TX

Thank you for the compliment. I think of the thinning of our ranks as natural selection. The strong  and ethical survive. The rest were failed by their weakness.

Mar 05, 2010 06:21 AM