Posts Categorized: Industry Issues

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NAR Radio: Real Estate Today

The Ministry of Truth (NAR) is at it again with the launch of a 2 hour weekly radio program called Real Estate Today. Here is how it is being described to realtors: Real Estate Today will premiere the weekend of February 14-15. We’ll show consumers why REALTORS┬« are the most credible, trusted source of real… Read more

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Toilet Appeal

There is apparently no limit as to how stupid some real estate agents can be. Or maybe they just don’t care. One of my pet peeves is the outrageously awful service/marketing that some real estate agents┬áprovide – especially on foreclosures or short sales. In addition to not answering the phone or returning phone calls there… Read more

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Suzanne Makes Realtors Laughing Stock

During the housing bubble one of the national brokerages aired a commercial entitled The Debate. In it a married couple with 2 small children are debating whether or not to buy a house. The video has been viewed over 120,000 times on YouTube. You might want to go to the site to check out the… Read more

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NAR’s Four Point Housing Stimulus Plan

What else is new? The NAR is asking the government for handouts. As I’ve mentioned before, the last thing we need is for the government to prop up inflated home prices. Nevertheless, the NAR came up with their four point housing stimulus plan a while ago, in an attempt to do just that. Last week… Read more

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Restricting Access To The MLS

As I’ve written in the past, the real estate industry is full of really weird rules – or maybe they’re not that weird in light of the fact that the intention is often to undermine competition. One such set of rules pertains to the arcane world of IDX and VOW – two different ways for… Read more