The Changing Faces of Real Estate for 2008

Real Estate Agent with Carousel Realty

I think that this is for all of us old dogs in Real Estate.  Real Estate is a fast changing business as we  can see everyday.  It isn't just the new technology that is affecting  the way we do business, but the unethical business practices of some of the new agents as well as some of the older agents too.

Too many people get their license just to get in and then get out. They do not ever stop to think of it as a profession. It really hurts the rest of us who want be be know as Realtors.  For those of us who continue to educate ourselves, go too conferences, and go above and beyond the call of duty because we consider it a privilege to be called Realtor.  We are not your typical real estate agent and we never will be.

I hope that we can make some important changes in the near future before some of those real estate agents who should not be in the business anyway give the rest of us a bad name.

Now to some of those old dogs who have been in the business too long who stopped growing years ago and don't want to do business the ethical way and don't think they need to learn anything because they already know it all.

I think we will see those who do not want to play by the rules and do not want to have ethics in this profession disappear just like they did in the sub-prime failure. It is not about the money. It's about people and values, and it always has been.


Comments (3)

Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Jackie is the sales trainer for my company. We both share many values that include always putting our clients interests ahead of our own.

Good post Jackie!

Apr 07, 2008 10:23 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
I hope that the bad dogs leave and the good dogs stay -- unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be turning out that way!  There are still some bad apples who just keep haning on the tree.
Apr 07, 2008 10:32 AM
Renee Busse
Tennessee Realty - Dyersburg, TN
ABR,ePRO Dyer Co. TN Real Estate


Couldn't agree more. Those looking for the fast buck are hurting some of those who are in this business for the long haul and have their client's best interests at heart; who are ethical, professional and willing to go the extra mile.  In addition, I don't know how some folks think they know it all because in this business you are always learning; always growing and need to adapt to this changing industry.

Joan - Maybe someone will give that tree a good shaking!


May 07, 2008 09:09 AM