Real Estate Agent with Good Shepherd Real Estate, LLC


So we are in a bad economy, what are YOU doing about it, sitting around waiting for someone else to fix it, passing the buck, getting depressed, going negative, what are YOU doing about it???

I've said it before and I'll say it again and again and again..... The Realtors closed their eyes as the lending industry took over our role as the central figure in the real estate transaction and in the midst of an economical crisis, that I quite frankly believe is owned by the lending industry exclusively, are still keeping themselves in front of the real estate consumer first. I just received a copy of a program being offered by EDU Programs ( http://www.eduprograms.org   ) through Prime Lending to the teaching industry, there they are again getting ahead of us as Realtors we need to WAKE UP!!  What are WE doing to assist the consumers, conducting Short Sale business, BPO's working on REO's? These are still a small part of the overall market, what are we going to do, keep making Short Sales, continuing to  drive the market values down as we go, creating more short sales, more foreclosures, more BPO' and REO's, if that is the plan we don't deserve to be in this industry, I said industry, not business, because we are an industry and we are an industry that has fixed this problem in the past and can fix it in the future, I know, in the 35 years I've been in this business, I've seen these economic downturns, I saw one that collapsed the Saving and Loan Industry and almost took down the banking industry with it, I've sold in markets when mortgage rates were 18-20%, we CAN fix this problem but we need to get involved.

So what do WE do, how about going to your Boards, Local and State, ask them what they are doing, how about getting groups of Realtors together in roundtables and discuss this problem develop solutions, argue, agree, disagree expect your Boards to get in involved in local and state solutions, discuss how you can get together with local media to turn the discussions positive, make sure your local boards are pressing the state and national boards to create actionable things that show we are Professionals and that we are the central figure in the real estate transaction and that we can lead this economy out of the economic downturns!!!! Start in your offices; start in the coffee shops with other Realtors. LETS WAKE UP and START!!!!!

What are your ideas, your thoughts, share the here for other to see, you might give them an idea!!!!


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Lake Mary, FL

It's great to see this post Dan.  I've been saying similar things for a while.  We can fix it.  Buyers, sellers, agents teaching and learning, and even those not in the market with friends and family who are in the market.  We can fix it!

It's our responsiblity 'as the industry' to fix ourselves no matter who caused the problem.  This wait and see ... or let someone else fix it ... approach continues this problem.  Unfortunately, all the available info, education and facts in the world still can not force those in the industry who choose not to learn to pay attention and learn it.

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