Thank you for your remarks, Mr. Jones. It is embarrassing to the rest of us that Mr. Felan holds himself out to be a Realtor. I don't know his Broker, but you'd think Mr. Felan would know how to spell his name. And maybe his Broker should be paying more attention to his activities, since the Broker is totally liable for his agent's actions. He has already violated the TREC regulations, and probably the Code of Ethics, as well. Buyers and sellers don't have to be bribed to work with a professional Agent. Maybe his offer to work for less is an indication of what his services are truly worth. Thank you, Mr. Jones, for speaking out for the community, and for letting Mr. Felan see that it is not only Realtors who think his behavior on Trulia is obnoxious. It is a shame he didn't learn much about customer relations while working on those degrees he is so proud of. (You've probably already noticed that neither one of them has much to do with selling real estate.) The average customer can see right through his act, and they know that bragging about having a degree is meaningless, especially when most Realtors these days have a degree, or at least the amount of study IN real estate to be equivalent to a degree. And why is he bashing someone who is retired? If someone has retired from real estate, then they are no threat to him. And if they retired from another profession, and are selling real estate, then the customers will sense right away who is the more experienced agent, and they won't fall for his $500 trick. Over the years, I've noticed that 80% of those who get a license are out of the business in about two years. (...with or without a degree!) I'm sure Karen, and other people who are looking for a good agent to represent them, will see him for what he is.
Happy New Year to all!
ULTRA Real Estate Services
[Contact information is available if you are looking for it, so I need not supply it here. And the location of the school can be googled, too.]