The Good Old Times

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I saw a fairly negative story on tv this week about realtors locally, which I don't agree with. And so, I won't repost the story.

In speaking with another agent who was a broker before I was born, she pointed out that current realtor standards are so much better than what was going on in the 1980's. When I asked for more details, she said we'd have to discuss that over wine, many years from now, when all those characters are no longer around.

I'll take comfort that the profession is moving upwards, then, right?


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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

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Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

There have always been good agents. And bad agents. Still are. And they NEVER do shows about good anything, so why should Realtors be any different?

Mar 23, 2011 05:22 PM #1
Mahesh Mike Patel
First Team Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Call Me And Consider It Done!

Sure seems like it.

Mar 23, 2011 05:24 PM #2
Carla Dimond
CATARRA - Mountain View, CA
(Silicon Valley)

good news rarely sleeps copy so they print the bad

Mar 23, 2011 05:30 PM #3
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Standards ?  What standards ?  If I wanted to become licensed to sell someone's greatest investment, their home, most states require me to go to class for something like 60 classroom hours... some even less than that.

But... if I want to become licensed to cut someone's hair... I have to go to class for 1500 classroom hours.  That is nine months... forty hours a week.  Now... tell me about "standards."

Mar 23, 2011 06:23 PM #4
Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL
SaraMana Properties - - Bradenton, FL - Listings In Paradise

Generally I agree that standards are high . . . just look at the scumbags that dominate the banking industry as a comparison!

Mar 23, 2011 06:42 PM #5
Paul Caloca
The Papas Group (DRE #01766524) - Scotts Valley, CA

There will always be negative stories. How do we turn the narrative around and get positive stories out there? By blogging about them here!


Mar 23, 2011 07:15 PM #6
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