Ask An Ambassador: You Better Duck!!!

Reblogger Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Fred Griffin Real Estate Florida Broker BK436788
Original content by Liz and Bill Spear SAL.2002007747

I was tempted to come out swinging! 

The comments irritated me, and I don't generally irritate easily. 

To paraphrase:

We're better than YOU.  All you (fill in the blank) are bad for our profession.  There's no way YOU can be professional unless you fit OUR definitions.  It's impossible unless YOU DO BUSINESS JUST LIKE I DO!!!  (paraphrasing may or may not represent what they actually meant with the comments)

Now you can take your pick of any number of categories to fill in the blank above and you'll see similar dialogues and accusations: 

  • part-timers (whatever THAT term actually means) vs. full time agents
  • "Discount" brokerages vs "full service" brokerages
  • Pro-Z vs. Anti-Z

Take your pick, any of those topics might as well be just another political discussion on the Internet, because you've got just about the same odds of changing someone's mind. 

You'll get the same arguments rolled out again and again (don't believe me, just go in the NAR FB group and type ANYTHING regarding Zillow in a post and watch the usual transpire from there...but be prepared to lose a day responding). 

So while some of the comments irritated me, I didn't respond to any of them individually.  What would have been the point?  Was I going to change their minds? (maybe...but a very small maybe).  And in doing so I might have burned some bridges, or maybe tarnished the Ambassador's title (and yes, I DO consider that with my interactions here).

We're told the Internet is forever and I do remember the more extreme reactions I've read from people over the years, and just deleting the comments after the fact doesn't erase the memories others have of how you acted.

Naaaaahhhhhh, better to save my energy for something really important.  Keep the focus on what makes my phone ring.  Another market report written and posted. 




 Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help!

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I understand the feeling all to well, but the sooner you  put it behind you the better it is

Nov 17, 2018 08:28 AM #1
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Thanks for the reblog!

Nov 17, 2018 08:47 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

You can't change the way people think when they are convinced they are right !

Nov 17, 2018 05:31 PM #3
Candice A. Donofrio
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That was a great post. Haha!

Nov 18, 2018 04:13 AM #4
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