Every medium, electronic or carbon paper based (remember carbon paper?) has had it's share of cheats and scams. As doctors, mail men and drivers all vary in ability and technique, so do Realtors. None of us are identical although most of us try hard to stay up with the market and the technology of our business'. What we can't do is police the properties we list for clients. Scammers can cut and paste in a heart beat, put their own name at the bottom and there it is, your house listed at $30,000. So in this age of electronic media, we have to be careful, and the buyer as always has to beware. Last, if it sounds too good to be true...DAH! Jerry's off base, but who really cares. Everybody points fingers at everyone over the housing and economic crisis. I blame the New York banks and investment houses. They are the ones dictating underwriting requirements and developing new loan products. Heck, that doesn't happen at a local level. But those of us still answering questions have made it threw the worst of times, and hopfully we are al beter off for it. Have a great weekend! Hope you all sell something !
Philip M. Rosenberg, ABR, CNE, CRS, E-Pro
ValleyWide Property Services