NBC, Today Show and Barbara Corcoran

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Texas Best Properties, LLC

A few days ago, Barbara Corcoran was on the Today show discussing how you should be wary of "tricks" agents pull to hide information.

Although they will not read it, nor respond to it, I sent the following message:

 

Barbara Corcoran was on the Today show this morning and reporting "ways Realtors Hide Facts"--As a realtor and Broker, I take exception with her comments. We are bound by ethics rules with stiff penalties if we hide some of the things she discussed. We have guidelines and are bound to disclose all the facts. As a whole, Realtors are ethical, honest and work hard for our clients. There may be some that don't, but that can happen in any industry. Ms Corcoran makes hard working agents look like sleezy, lazy shysters. In this struggling market, this kind of negative "reporting" can only hurt the recovery, not help it. It was irresponsible story telling.

Have we not enough reporting to do with international affairs, tornados and other natural disasters that we have to continue to try to absolutely deal the final death blow to the real estate market?

Enough is enough!

Comments (3)

Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK
BobHaywood.com

Good job!  I didn't see the interview.  This is why I don't watch the Today show!

Jun 03, 2011 03:53 AM
Kim McMahon
Executive Realty Group - Skokie, IL

Jackie~ I didn't see that particular show, but have seen Corcoran before.  It's amazing what people will say... she was an agent who made 66 million selling her brokerage.  Did she fall in the category?  Just sayin'

Jun 03, 2011 04:06 AM
Miriam Bernstei
Rochester, NY

I saw the interview and I think too much is being made of it. The real estate market is weak and the public knows it.  Barbara Corcoran does not have the power to deal the final death blow to the industry.  It is true that in advertising certain words are used to reflect certain things.  I consider this transparency and a good thing.

Jun 04, 2011 08:13 PM