Melissa and Jeanette, Rather than delete my question, I will defend it. - I did not attack Li Lo. Bridgette did but with an accusation based on facts. I called her America's sweetheart. Because thats what she was and I hope she will be again someday, because I am a fan. Using her name in the title of the question was just a literary device to draw attention to this question amongst all the others. I invited people to write about Sheets, Allen or any other RE guru. Those celebrities ARE germane to the real estate conversation. The proselytizing that the gurus do affects our customers perceptions about real estate. It is a very serious subject worthy of discussion.
While it is unprofessional to disparage another Realtor, it is not unprofessional to disagree with them, or to point out their errors. I would be surpirsed to find out that Robert Allen or Carleton Sheets was a member of the NAR, but then i haven't done that research. I invited the forum to discuss their ideas and criticize them or praise them as they choose. As far as my professionalism. - this forum is a leisure activity for me, I am not acting in my professional capacity here; I am not representing any particular client or trolling for business. I am spouting off personal opinions, experiences, and rants, trying to make it fun for myself and good reading for others - I am not posting my personal website, rather I post links to public websites that are related to my topic of discussion or my local MLS site. I am a professional Realtor, but I am an amateur blogger, as most of the participants here are. - So Jeanette, you did go out on a limb to call shame on me, I can hear that limb creakiing......Can I get you a ladder?