No More Political Correct Crap......PLEASE!

Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

Recently I was provided with one of those "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenarios and it reminded me of a blog I wrote a while back, so here it is Attack on the PC police since I KNOW that America's need to be politically correct is part of a larger issue.....Wikileaks will be putting that issue out soon, so I don't have to.


ALL I hear about these days is all of this political correct crap. And Since I am one of the least politically correct people, I decided to undergo a short course. Now being the cheap bastard I am, I thought that I should be self taught and that way I don't run the risk of insulting anyone in a classroom environment. So here goes....Lesson one.


1) There are no more neighborhoods. Neighborhood is a separation of houses, like it or not. So from now on I will only refer to these parts of town as "over there" and "Not here" 


2) There are no more (un)qualified Buyers. I will not work with any clients who can actually afford houses. I will instead only work with the very poor and homeless. That way I will never have a shortage of clients, and my family will soon learn to empathize with the down trodden more since we will be sharing bowls at a soup kitchen


3) There will be no more good or bad of anything. Everything will forever be equal in my book. If you want to see a million dollar house, we will start in the (formerly worst) part of town looking and drive around until we Stumble across it.

4) I will no longer use terms that might offend anyone. So since I speak Serbian, I will now conduct all of my business in Serbian, and only work with Americans. That will ensure that you are safeguarded from being offended.



5) I will now only work between the hours of noon and 2:00. There fore I am not calling anyone lazy by my own not being lazy.


6) There is no more Saint Augustine Grass because that might offend a religious group that doesn't recognize saints. Sorry New Orleans, I can't root for your team either.


7) I will no longer sell houses with palm trees because some palms are named Indian, queen, Chinese fan, fishtail, foxtail, That should do it for lesson one. (I may re-think this rule)


The reason for this blog. I just had a work product  (BPO) returned to me because of the phrase Pride in ownership and I was told that that term is Racial or Racist.


Now I am an international sort of fellow. I have been to more than my fair share of places, and I have shared time and broken bread with many peoples. I have studied the languages of these people and enjoyed their friendship. I have been called everything in the longshoreman's dictionary and at one time or another been most of those things, but never have I been accused of racism, it is not a game I play or care to keep score with.

Sorry, just venting but I would love some input from the others in the field. Is the term Pride of ownership a no-no and if so-so, what else can I no longer say about the property.


Uh, the grass is uh.....on the lawn, the house is a lovely shade of TINT. (whatever that means)

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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Very good Gary! I think we have all come across a PC issue at one time or another in our endeavors. It is maddening to say the least. You know, I use that phrase "Pride of ownership" quite alot, not only for homes but in everything we own. I used it to my son when he trashed out his car, I've used it to my neighbors trying to get them to keep their property that is adjacent to mine in some sort of "decent" condition cause I have to look at it every day when I go outside. Hang in there!

Dec 11, 2010 04:56 AM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Gary - An interesting read. I look forward to your next lesson. I suppose house descriptions can safely be "fluff", not that it gives a true description of a potential home..

Dec 11, 2010 06:43 AM #2
Pat, Ben and Martin Mullikin
M3 Realty - Brookfield, WI

Gary, I swear the whole PC mentality will be the downfall of The United State of America. It is actually degrading. A perfect example is the concept of giving an employment recommendation. The rule in most companies that I know of is - if someone calls for an employment reference, you may only state the employee's start date and end date (assuming they have already left) - nothing else. Even if they were the most stellar, contributing employee, you may ONLY state their dates of employment. Making positive remarks about SOME people may imply that saying NOTHING about some OTHER people might be taken as a NEGATIVE. So once again, the deadbeats get off light.

Another example... the real estate license renewal deadline in Wisconsin was 12/14/2010. The Wisconsin Realtor's Association, The State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, The Local Boards, the office managers..... all starting sending reminders out in September. Multiple reminders went out via email AND snail mail. In our office there were posters hung on the walls in 5 different prominent places. The deadbeats still "forgot". So what did the State do? EXTENDED THE DEADLINE! Unreal. If I were a real estate consumer I would want to know if my agent was able to perform due diligence on their own livlihood's minimum requirements for their own personal future income-earning benefit.

Pat Mullikin

Dec 19, 2010 06:40 AM #3
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