The men are in charge

One of the great things about the real estate industry is the way we embrace our white male leadership. In some industries, people act as if they are ashamed of it and try to change it or de-emphasize it.

The real estate industry works hard to ensure that when the last generation of old white guys die or retire there will be a new generation of men to take over.

If only there was a man at the helm in my company. Oh well, I guess no one can have it all. 🙂

 

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Real estate weenie name change

Welcome to 2019. I have decided that this site needs a name change and re-branding. The name “Real Estate Weenie” is too masculine.

I am considering “Real Estate Vagina” as a new name or “Real Estate Uterus”  The vagina gets a lot more attention than the uterus but the uterus is a strong female organ and makes a bolder statement.

The look and feel also needs to be freshened up. Maybe I’ll use more pinks, or perhaps reds.

 

 

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Crime and punishment

I can see why some real estate agents are confused. It seems like a terrible crime to change some dates in an MLS.

What could be worse than someone buying a home that was on the MLS for much longer than they thought it was?

In most, if not all states manipulating data in an MLS is not a crime.

Breaking MLS rules usually hurts the MLS and real estate agents. It is nice when we can police our own without committing a crime.

Trying to extort money from someone for manipulating MLS data is a crime.

If you have ever been threatened or bullied you will agree that bullies are not funny or edgy. They are mean and sick. Sometimes they make up stories about people and threaten to expose things about them that are not even true. That is what bullies do.

Bullying and threatening others is wrong. There are no circumstances that make it right. There shouldn’t be any confusion.

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Finally we are seeing some diversity

Welcome to this blog of mass destruction cleverly disguised as a hot dog stand.

For a time it seemed like there wasn’t much diversity among the movers, shakers, and disrupters in the real estate industry. After all these years that seems to be changing. I recently saw a picture of real estate executives.

They are all older white men but one of them was wearing a tie and the rest were not, and one of them was wearing a blue shirt while the rest were wearing white shirts.

Later that same day I saw picture of some real important people in the real estate industry. They were all older men but one of them had darker skin than the rest, and another looked to be in his 30’s.

Yup the world is changing. We are starting to see some real diversity in the boardroom and among the disrupters in the real estate industry.

We all know that the most talented people in the industry just happen to be men and now they are starting to get a little more diverse too.

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it has been awhile . .

Yes I know I have not been writing much lately. I don’t want anyone to think it is because there isn’t anything left to make fun of in the real estate industry.

Actually, the opposite is true. There is so much to make fun of that I don’t know where to start.

I keep thinking about stupidity. It is hard to write about because I was taught not to make fun of people with disabilities so I have to leave it alone.

I don’t want anyone to think that I don’t care anymore because I do care and I’ll be back.

 

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Time for a new logo

It is time for a new logo even though this site has never really had a logo. Nothing says “I have changed” like a new logo. I don’t have a staff so I can not reorganize and there isn’t anyone I can fire or I would because that would be a sign of change and change is good.

Here is my new logo:

The logo represents hot dogs on a cube. It is a bit dated (it was created yesterday)  but can always be updated by going back to not having a logo.

The reason I have not written much lately is that I have been busy updating the logo. Now I’ll have to work on rolling it out which is going to be hard because it is a cube, not a ball.

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Where have all the sales people gone?

not for sale

Not for sale signs

There are so few houses on the market I can’t help but question the sales ability of real estate agents. More people need to be convinced that now is the best time to sell.

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