Many of you are absolutely correct. There's a lot of this going on today. There are several instances when it's just a good time to say NEXT and move on. A short sale falls out, you're the losing bidder at an auction, the home doesn't appraise, you couldn't qualify, etc.
But having said that I take principle very seriously. When it comes to a RE professional's ethics and responsibility to his profession that's where I draw the line. If we as professionals don't hold our contemporaries accountable who will?
I think Pam has every right to address this forum on this matter. Isn't that in part what this venue is really all about? Asking sincere questions and hoping for some educated and well thought out answers? Instead of feeling like you're being blown off? Pam if it were me in your same situation I'd take this to the wall.