Considering July 17th is coming up here real soon, I wanted to write about something Real-Estate oriented on this fine evening. Because on the 17th of this July, I turn 35 and plan on roasting the living hell out of my imperfections. I want that blog to be so disheartening to my soul that I'll write it from the corner of a now unfinished basement with a match and can of gasoline nearby. But in the meantime, writing about Real Estate is pretty tough. Especially a tough & cumbersome task since I'm no longer collecting bounced checks and sleeping with blow-up dolls. Yeah, I used to be in the Mortgage Business.
And I also still log onto Active Rain every day of my life. I can't say a bad word about it or the Members, unless of course ... I actually do some thinking. I was originally going to make this Member's Only because I didn't want anyone reading of the Public Nature to get the wrong idea about these Real Estate Professionals, however I think it is important that we are able to see these folks for what they truly are. Not just a Chris Hanson Christmas Special or paycheck earned because your corpse could qualify for a mortgage, but these are Real People. They have Real Thoughts, Real Experiences, & Real Issues.
Take, for example, two Search Engine Optimization "Experts" fighting for whatever the hell they are fighting for. Sorry to end a sentence with a preposition, yet if I'm hiring anybody to make my context (as bad as it often times is) more accessible to anyone on a Search Engine ... I would hope that "Expert's" reputation isn't akin to that of Attilla The Hun. And speaking of Type A Personalities, they are fun to watch ... as is Maury, Jerry, and certain parts of New Jersey when the sun goes down.
Never will I forget the post that was the untimely & early eulogy of Active Rain. I thought it was a well-written piece of prose by a perhaps bitter man who wanted to burn more bridges than the average chap could shake a lawyer at. The comments that followed were both philosophical & comical. When I first came upon this forum back in 2006 or something, I figured the average age of most of the contributors to be around 55 or so. In retrospect, the average IQ is much lower.
New Leadership, New Voices, New Plungers to get out the feces ... AR has a big tale to tell. And the large egos, loud voices, and suction cups they call members will continually ravage the consumer with a bunch of "Trust Me" tell-alls. And now that I'm a consumer who can't realistically buy a home until sometime in 2021, I'm a number two.
But I don't take shit. And I won't piss in the sink and trust the draining.
I'll continue to come to this site as a former member of the frat, continual member of the community, and a chap who really trusts and likes the voices that abound. Issues or not, I kind of like most of you people...