We have been of the mindset that taking the stance that all the others are no good is counter productive to our success. Tear down all the other real estate professionals, and it will just damage the entire industry, including you. It's hard to take the other side of this argument, but perhaps the times are changing.
The apparent favorite to become our next president has won over plenty of voters by claiming that almost everyone on this earth is stupid, a loser, incompetent, not possessing even a smidgen of the grandeur that he alone owns. He has even acknowledged that real estate professionals are "...pretty bad stuff."
I don't like the strategy being used by the Trumpster, but I can't dispute its effectiveness. Apparently, accumulating wealth and winning over popular support can be accomplished by being akin to something found on rose branches. So, there it is.