Why are there people who prey on others during difficult times?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Ft Myers & The Islands

With so many people struggling to stay alive in these times why is there those who want to create even more havoc in their lives.

This is just something that I just don't understand. No one knows what it is like for those in these terrible times unless you have walked in their shoes.  Many are hungry, homelss, are losing their homes because of job loss,  loss of financial income or this economy. Others due to the enormous stress are divorcing splitting up families, getting angry and are just lost.

But what I don't get is...... why is another person, ie an agent, would use this as an opportunity to slander and defame another agent. How this person can get way with it is beyond me.  He/she went to the trouble of emailing everything he/she had including their  foreclosure papers, and police report for domestic violence at the home, to the entire MLS.  When someone who he/she sent it to sent him, who knew this other agent, sent him a resonse letting him know he didn't like what he/she was doing, he/she then slandered him to the MLS who isn't even an agent. 

Recently the Star Power group lost a very great guy due to suicide. The pressure of his life was more than he could handle. If you are one of the lucky ones who haven't been hurt buy this economy you should reach out and help someone, maybe a phone call is all they need. It could be a friend, a collegue or maybe a client who will appreciate yout thoughtfulness, who knows, maybe it might save a life.

Think about someone you know who you haven't seen around lately, talked to maybe this person might just need a call from someone, like you.  Most people just don't share their tough times.

Thanks for letting me post this.  I just had to get this off my chest.  To the party that brought this on...What goes around comes around.


FYI  This agent is not an agent in my board or state.....

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AJ Fischer CRS,ABR,GRI,PMN,ASP          


Associate Broker Realtor

Accredited Home Stager

 Real estate  Coach for CKG International Mastery

Keller Williams Leaders Realty




Comments (2)

Art Hademan
Century 21 Real Estate Center - Mount Vernon, WA



This is the result of an overall liberal attitude we've had to deal with since the 70"s.

That's about when our value system changed and we became a society who could care less about our neighbors, the police, respect, honor, our country or anything else you can think of.

My Dad held out hope that we'd wake up some day and see where we made our mistake and correct it. Don't hold your breath! I don't think we'll ever get back to where we were respect wise and I think I have a good idea of how we should deal with these punks that tread on misfortune.

This ain't the forum for that discussion though.

You keep doing what you do because it's a very good example for the rest of us to follow.

Thanks for the blog!

Apr 28, 2011 07:46 AM
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


Weak people bully others in good times and bad.  If they are self-centered enough, they don't even notice the other party is enduring tribulations.

Apr 28, 2011 04:36 PM

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