I have never been the person to accept changes ...or not want to try to make them because it's a "done deal" and there is no point in taking the time...making the effort...spending the money. If I did nothing...and a change was made that I believe was detrimental...I am not being true to
myself and my beliefs. It's like choosing not to exercise your right to vote because you believe your choice of a candidate won't win.
If you have not read our featured post...please do...it's right here. The longer we are licensed, the less we are willing to accept ridiculous rules...MLS and NAR have spun out of control. WHY do we allow them to control HOW we market our listings ? To be honest...yes...to provide accurate information...of course...To dictate how ...to demand "formats" that make no sense...and worse yet...inflict fines on the agents who provide them with their very existance. Beyond that...we have an example of a clear "MLS infraction"....but two board members are from that brokerage...and they chose to not only ignore it...but lie about it. Enough enough ,...!
There has to be an enterprising attorney who wants to make a BIG name for her/himself....where is the Johnny Cochran of Real Estate law ? Someone in ActiveRain knows someone who will help....Members of ActiveRain are bright, astute professionals...we CAN create change. HOW do we do it ? I don't have all the answers...but I am willing to devote the effort to find them. We are busy...personally and professionally at this almost merry time of year...it's an excuse lots of people use for not taking action on things that change their lives...and it will not be ours.
If the widow nest door asks you to help her with a sale to her friend's daughter...If the Landlord turned Seller wants to Sell to loyal tenants...if your frien who is now a Personal Representative for her parents' estate has asked you to help a second cousin thru buying the house...are you supposed to just say NO ? How does this restriction help your client ?
Do we start by creating a group on ActiveRain ...called CHANGE...gathering support thru different Real Estate groups on Facebook...that would sound like a start to me...Certainly open to other suggestions....Stand UP for what you believe...or be trampled by those who seek to control your business and the clients you serve.
REBLOG this please...talk about it socially....HELP create change...or be strangled by the entities who continue to take control of your business...and complain about it later.
This has been a post for CHANGE...we can do it ActiveRain...Raise your hand....and let's see your suggestions for how we can make this happen. Being APATHETIC is PATHETIC....many raised voices can create change. Thank you for reading this post...and most importantly our gratitude for those of you willing to help create change for a business we love and the clients we have the honor of serving. Amen and Women.