Sometimes experts are wrong

Screenprint from Facebook

As social media sites come and go and rise and fall in popularity please remember that the experts who recommend the social media strategies probably get paid to recommend stuff. Experts have to recommend stuff. I am no expert . . . . . oh never mind.

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Driving while creating video

There are levels of stupid. People can be kind of stupid or very stupid and there is a lot of room in-between.

I made my own scale with people who create a video while driving that features themselves talking while they are driving as the most stupid and the scale goes up from there with people who like sriracha on the smartest end of the scale.

There is a lot of stupid between not understanding that video cameras can be pointed away from the person making the video to someone who is comfortable with a variety of hot sauces.

It is possible that the whole video while driving thing it is just natures way of culling the herd and that it should be encouraged for that reason . . but maybe not.

Nonetheless, when choosing a real estate agent choose wisely.

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Thought leader fatigue

I have been thinking about thought leaders lately. I know I should let someone lead me through my thinking but I am too much of free spirit.

My thoughts have been about how people become thought leaders and how little they actually contribute to the industry and in some cases to their employers or to society. It seems like such a waste of words, 1’s and 0’s and even oxygen.

There are people who endorse or condemn products that they themselves will never use and that they don’t really understand because that is what thought leaders sometimes do. It isn’t like a person has to have a certain kind of experience or amount of experience or any credentials at all to become an expert.

Thought leaders are getting easier and easier to ignore.

Sometimes I wish I could still eat hot dogs. I guess I can but I won’t because like thought leaders they are not good for me and they usually have enough salt in them to raise my blood pressure.

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Camping when the stock market is doing better than ever

Affordable housing

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Real estate in a thriving economy

vacant storefront – Chisago city

Vacant store font

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Real estate with a weenie on top

butcher shop

butcher shop – Lindstrom MN

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We are all in politics

0.06% of NAR members made it to NAR midyear meetings this year.

Don’t judge me because I am among the one million two hundred ninety-two thousand NAR members who were not in Washington D.C. this week.

I am not wrong or a person who should be shamed and I don’t feel the need to thank the people who went. It looks like they all had a wonderful time, doing what they love with people that they love.

Attendees could be heard cheering the president as he bashed the media and called other politicians names that sounded like racial slurs. It was a proud moment.

NAR is the second largest spender on lobbying. The US Chamber of commerce is number one.

NAR is the largest trade group in the U.S.

Pharmaceuticals/Health ProductsΒ is the industry the spends the most on lobbying. Followed by the Insurance industry. [that could be why drugs are more expensive in the U.S. than anywhere on the planet and why our health care is more expensive than in any other country but we die younger]Β – healthcare has become a luxury.

The real estate industry is the number 11 industry as measured by how much they spend.

To get a better picture of what NAR lobbies for:

Contributions to candidates: $3,467,367
Contributions to Leadership PACs: $972,000
Contributions to parties: $480,001
Contributions to 527 committees: $2,150
Contributions to outside spending groups: $12,349,694 [Open secrets]

67% of NAR members are women. [I like to throw that in]

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