Stop the board from enabling

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Should board certified classess be offered in other languages?  

Just this month alone I have received notices for six classes being offered by my board in Spanish.  Are they going to start offering classes in other languages eventually as well?  And how does this encourage a realtor new to the business and this country to learn the native tongue?  

Frankly, I don't think it helps anyone in the long run if you cannot speak the language, including your clients who don't speak your language.  At risk of coming across as a racist I think the board should put an end to this practice.  I would not go to South America and ask their board to give me a test and classes in English.  How does that help me?  It's no wonder that when I call another agent in Dade or Broward for showing instructions or to make an offer that I cannot even communicate with them.  I already what you're going to say.  Why don't I learn Spanish?  Now think about that for a minute.  Now let the screaming from Miami-Dade begin in earnest.  Wait a minute, what am I worried about.  They can't read this anyway.  

I don't know about other boards across the country, but this practice simply enables those who do not want to learn or are too lazy to learn another language.  

Posted by


Morris Massre


Comments (3)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morris, this is an interesting topic, and many REALTORS around here do work with others that speak the same language.

Oct 18, 2016 12:42 AM
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

Joan, I clearly never said ALL realtors.

Oct 18, 2016 12:51 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

English is the language of business here in Florida, speaking another helps but is not critical.  Classes in English please

Mar 10, 2019 05:31 AM