Spam prevention
Rainmaker
745,197
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

DAGGERS, Daggers, daggers.

Makes me crazy when "REALATOR" slips from the lips of a REALTOR!

Makes me want to say, "Are you for reala."

Mar 31, 2015 04:10 AM
Ambassador
1,615,029
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Roger, that is what I love about the South.

Mar 31, 2015 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,877,893
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

whenever I hear that my first thought is "why would a client work with that agent?"

Mar 31, 2015 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
2,233,682
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I am not in the business, but correct people all the time. What is real stupid is what a Realtor pronounces it that way.

Mar 31, 2015 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,247,842
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roger -- good question and the answer for me is "it depends"

If the person using that word is working with me exclusively, is committed to either buying or selling with me and is able to do so --- they can call me whatever they want(within reason).   

If the person pronouncing the word is a REALTOR that's rather irksome®.

 

 

Mar 31, 2015 04:25 AM
Ambassador
1,769,715
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not just you Roger, just me. I pull a had full of hair out each time I hear that.

Mar 31, 2015 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,367,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roger D. Mucci There is a commercial for an HGTV program where the person says if you hire her you don't need a relator. Cringe. . .

Mar 31, 2015 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,323,212
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ah, Roger, it makes crazy when people misuse the English language. So yes, that is crazy making...luckily, I have not heard many do that. A

Mar 31, 2015 09:41 AM
Rainer
508,770
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Absolutely!  In fact, there's an HGTV commercial playing a lot recently that's for the show "Fixer Upper" which I watch sometimes and I cringe every time the commercial plays because Joanna (one of the hosts) is a Realtor but clearly pronounces it Real-a-tor.  Ugh!!!  I feel like shouting "please represent us correctly!"

Mar 31, 2015 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
302,377
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I understand why folks get picky but I have bigger things to worry about.

 

All I care about is they are calling me period!    

Mar 31, 2015 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,733
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Most of my family says that and after 16 years, I can't get them out of it.

Mar 31, 2015 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,704,398
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Crazy, yes...that's what did it to me (LOL)

Mar 31, 2015 06:09 AM
Ambassador
1,769,715
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

For me watching HGTV is liking working 24 hours a day. I do not enjoy watching it and it is staged.

Mar 31, 2015 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
561,561
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Realtors sell real estate, not "rela state".  

Jewelers sell jewelry.

You don't hear jewelers saying "we sell julas"..

Mar 31, 2015 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,697
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I know Relators that say Reelator. Who cares? I guess new agents and the NAR!

Mar 31, 2015 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
629,063
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Never thought of that.

Mar 25, 2018 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,666
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No. Whatever they call me. My name is constantly banded and twisted, so I probably got used to focus on more important things.

Mar 31, 2015 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
731,010
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I hear realtors say reel-a-tour all the time. It can be annoying, but I have more important things to worry about.

Mar 31, 2015 07:03 AM