In the commercial market we are being swamped by wannabees who try to latch onto anything and get 'a piece of the deal'!
We also get fraudsters galore!
If people got real they would do so much better, but they just see the dollar signs.
It's amazing how many of these people are not Realtors! They call themselves 'consultants'!
I suspect they 'consult' on pretty much anything rather than having any professional knowledge in any particular market.
If we as a profession refused to deal with these people, then what? Would they go away? I doubt it, but if we all checked these people out further and saw them for what a lot of them are, i think we would choose not to do business with them.
They often give you a bad name, and they don't care.
So please fellow Realtors... please check out who you are doing business with and ask a few awkward questions. A professional would expect this, but a wannabee wouldn't...
Let us raise our flag and protect it!