What is wrong with our business?? A test

Education & Training with Real Estate Expert Witness Support


  1. It is OK that organized real estate makes it very easy to become an agent with little training in advance
  2. Once I become an agent,  most companies provide little if any real training to agent
  3. Most new agents are sent out totally unprepared,  with little supervision
  4. In most cases,  the continuing educaiton requirement for agents is too little and is not taken seriously
  5. CAR and NAR spend lots of money advertising but never mentions how buyers and sellers can tell good agents from bad
  6. Quality is rarely if ever recognized,  just Quantity
  7. Many of our mega producers are not necesarrily our best agents
  8. The bigger the company,  the better the agent
  9. Real Estate brokerages,  especially the big ones,  are constantly helping agents to be more professional
  10. The industry has done an excellent job educating the public of what an agent really can do for them



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Guy Berry

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Comments (3)

Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Guy, good post.  And good T & F statements to put things into perspective.

Nov 13, 2008 12:48 PM
Julie Staradumsky
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Northfield, NJ

Guy, bingo, I have learned more in 8 months @ Keller Williams then 18 years with my two other brokers.

Nov 13, 2008 01:11 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate


Great class the other day - thank you. 

The Real Estate profession in California is a joke. I am surprised more agents are not sued. If home buyers and home sellers knew what they don't know - many would likely employ a different decision-making process when hiring an agent.

I would say I did very well on the test.

Nov 14, 2008 03:02 PM