It doesn’t take a genius to find a real estate agent

It doesn’t take any effort these days to find a real estate agent. There are pictures and phone numbers of agents on bus benches and for-sale signs. Google will call up a zillion agents and there are more agents than there are homes for sale.

Yet apparently there are people who need help finding a real estate agent.  These people become leads and real estate agents pay to work with them.

I am not sure how to say this but anyone who can not find a real estate agent probably isn’t someone I should be working with. I would feel as though I were taking advantage of them somehow.

As for anyone who has “an overflow” of home sellers he/she/they are definitely in the wrong line of work and could be making some serious coin working with all of those people. . . . but maybe they have chosen not to because these people can not even find a real estate agent.

I do feel for the leads who have been captured and who do not have what it takes to escape and maybe find a real estate agent. This could be part of the reason for the shortage of homes for sale.

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There is only one worthy cause

If you are a Realtor you know that it is the thousands of people who are serving on the hundreds of NAR committees that are really making a difference in this world.

Before there were NAR committees we didn’t even have smartphones or the internet. If not for NAR committees we wouldn’t even have toaster waffles. That is a true fact.

Committees and meetings make the world a better place, yet there are people who insist on doing other volunteer work in their communities. Instead of giving money for lobbying efforts they turn around and donate money to local food shelves.

Those who work to find a cure for cancer, or look to end world hunger are not making a contribution to mankind that is as important as being a Realtor® on a NAR committee.

As for fighting global warming and trying to save the planet may be, NAR could form a committee to solve the problem.

We all know that nothing gets done until we assemble at least a hundred people and have a meeting.

 

 

 

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2021 high tech

Being a high-tech kind of person in the real estate industry is pretty easy these days. Use apps on your phone for most everything, own an iPhone, and use social media.

The big differentiator between a high-tech real estate professional and everyone else is the real estate part.

 

 

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Making History and then re-writing it.

 The history of RE.net has been re-written.

Doesn’t matter though. Anyone can re-write history.

There is no RE.net, and there never was.

 

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News about diversity

The whole diversity thing is easier than I thought. I am noticing several companies using pictures of a young diverse group of people. The people in the picture don’t work for the company.

If they used a picture of people who actually work for the company it would look very different and there would be old people in it and a few people who are not very attractive.

It is much easier to have a picture of a diverse group of people than it is to actually hire them to work.

Companies can keep their current employees and hire more of the same, preferably relatives and friends of current employees, and look “inclusive” at the same time by using pictures of people who are not their employees.

I can’t even supply a picture with this post because such a group of people really doesn’t exist anywhere in nature or in workplaces.

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April 1, a long time ago

Many years ago, back when I had a sense of humor before life beat it out of me, I published an April fools day prank in 2007, here on the Weenie:

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“InmanNews came forward with an offer to buy the Real estate Weenie, the bad blog disguised as a hot dog stand.  They have asked that the amount of the offer not be disclosed.  I can say that it is generous and that I plan to proceed.

The offer should not come as a surprise. Matt Carter of InmanNews has shown an interest in this hot dog stand almost from its humble beginnings as the joke that became a blog.”

Most of the people in the original article have moved onto something new and exciting and left me with a bunch of broken links in the original article.

After I published this Inman News got some phone calls from people who had questions and from people who offered their congratulations.

We have come a long way from the time that people would believe something just because it was published on the internet . . . . or have we?

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Slaughtering the sacred cow

Weenies have a variety of animal-based ingredients, even beef which makes writing about sacred cows on this blog of mass destruction cleverly disguised as a hotdog stand alright.

I went through the NAR C2EX (Commitment to Excellence) program and based on my twenty years of experience working as a real estate agent and broker I don’t think that C2EX endorsement is going to make anyone “excellent”, or even better.

There are 50K or so members to receive the C2EX endorsement including me. Some would argue that NAR did something, and we should just say that the problem of sub-par real estate agents has been solved and we should move on.

Here is a screenshot from the C2Ex program:

Kind of like a participation badge. There is a huge disconnect between what real estate salespeople actually do and what is in the C2EX course which is kind of like a junior high-level social studies class.

I think people can get involved in politics and attend public meetings and still lack excellence.

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