Was Rodney Dangerfield a Realtor? He may as well have been, since he coined a phrase that's commonly repeated by many Realtors.
"I don't get no respect". So many real estate salespeople feel contempt from the public - THEIR CUSTOMERS. What other profession suffers from this mantra? Maybe used car salesmen.
A lot of work that goes into being a Realtor. From area expertise and comps, to maintaining a website, to marketing and advertising, etc, etc.
A LOT of work goes into selling real estate, but the mantra of "I don't get no respect" has stuck to the profession even today - when selling is tougher than ever.
One (probaby central) reason for the public's disdain could be that working with a Realtor is like having a one night stand. Realtors sell the most expensive item a person will ever buy, and then leave them with the largest bill they will ever have. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am/sir.
Some say it's because of the commission. Not me. It's because the day of the sale, you're out the door, never to be seen again.
So, why not change the perception? Realtors can also be a source of long-term financial security to their clients. Providing clients something as comforting as financial security will leave them with a good feeling, and a lot of respect.
Realtors can easily do this (and make additional money) by showing clients the TGIF system of financial security. It's a 4-step system using timing, guaranteed investment performance, insurance, and a financial plan.
It's not only easy for any Realtor to do, but also financially rewarding. Rather than go further in this post, I'll just refer you to this VIDEO. If you're interested in knowing more, just email for info.