It is bad enough that after every closed real estate transaction, the mortgage broker on the other side -- the guy who represents the buyer, mind you, when I represent the seller -- decides to include my email address in a personal marketing scheme. They all tend to do this. It's complete spam to me. I don't work with buyers and do not need their services, and if ever the opportunity presented itself for me to recommend a mortgage broker, it would not be that company. In fact, I would go out of my way to tell buyers to stay away from this kind of spammer guy.
I'm a walking marketing target to these people because I hold a real estate license. How about holding a human license? Like a birth certificate? Does that give companies a right to target you? But they do, day in and day out. It is particularly disturbing when they they dress in disguise and present you with, say, a news article. You think, hey, exciting news about something new, and then you realize it is an advertisement.
Say what you want about the predicative powers of The Minority Report.
I just want the news. Like most people. We want a reporter or a writer to describe what happened. Without embellishments or product placement or opinions. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: The Difference Between Real News or a Con Job.