Maybe it's a function of getting older, but I'm finding it easier to disengage from a lot of Life's turmoil. My headspace is reserved for God, family, home, friends & clients. You cross a line in those areas and we may have a tussle (in as civil a manner as I can for the circumstances), but much of what passes as a kerfuffle in real estate is just something I can't get too wound up about.
Zillow buys ShowingTime? So what? I've already got the listing agreement and if I do my job right that client isn't going anywhere no matter who calls them on the phone.
There's a new and disruptive brokerage model that's going to DESTROY everything else? Yaaaawwwwn...been there, seen that, heard that...and still waiting for the first truly earth shattering real estate revolution.
Someone somewhere is suing someone related to real estate and you just KNOW the guvmint is just ITCHING to change the way we do things. Yeah...I'll deal with it when the guilty verdict is passed and all the appeals have been exhausted.
Bottom line, I'm not looking for anyone or any organization (NAR, my brokerage, etc.) to rescue me from the big bads that are out there.
I've worked in corporate America long enough to realize true guarantees are few and far between.
Jobs come and go and the key question is "Do you add value?".
If you add value, you'll get paid.
If you're wasting time on things you can't impact, well that's just less time you have to work on things that you CAN impact.
Take care of your clients, market your business, keep an eye on market trends.
Adapt, or else.
We all make our choices.
As for me, you can have the fray, you can even borrow my Navy sword if you'd like.
"Indy was the dog's name!!"