OK, Ive been catching some he** for parts of my answers. Have to partially place here what I just privately wrote to one of the people who took me to task. I was accused of being venomous to the entire industry. I was also accused of improperly spelling 'rotton' LOL
I couldnt care less what any real estate people think of me. I work for the client, not for the admiration of my 'peers'. I tell it like it is, unlike most semi cowardly human beings in any profession who pussyfoot around any topic.
Im not going to sugar coat real estate people just cuz ( slang, not bad spelling) Im one. Many of them SUCK. Im sure that many pizza delivery guys, shoe salespeople, public officials, Presidents, forklift drivers etc suck at their jobs. I could tell you hours and hours of horror stories but counter those with many about great real estate people who bend over back wards to care for their clients as if they were family. It wasnt my intention to trash the industry. I was trying to show how hard is is to choose a good from bad service provider of ANY type of service, and that I am not a 'Now is the best time to buy' all for the commission guy so the author of the post would know my info was unbiased.
So, here is my answer to one of those who emailed me.
"(Withheld name) you are being silly. First,I often use a voice recognition typing program and sometimes dont take time to check it. Its not perfect. I notice typos all the time in most forums. Secondly, You missed my point. It was an example. I could have 20 glowing referral letters on my wbsite but have 500 botched clients who want me tarred and feathered. You passed the license test so are capable of understanding that, right? I was hardly venomous to the industry overall, dude. Come on. Ive been around the block. 33 years. Ive encountered many, many idiots who shouldnt be in the industry. Its too easy to get a license for doing something that can have such large consequences. The only reason we have real estate people is that lawyers dont play taxi." (Ooh thats going to hurt)
A bit sarcastic and undiplomatic but I have become old and testy, lol.
So K Elly---hope this doesnt distract you. We are all humans just like you, and subject to good days, bad days, good training, poor training, and low and high IQs. Try what I advised about the interviews. Complaint history, listing contracts, marketing plans, guarantees and agent confidence. I am through with this thread. Not petulant, just said all I have to say.