October 10, 2017

Why Do Realtors Have a 17% National Approval Rating?

“Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” –Ronald Reagan’s so-called “Eleventh Commandment.” Why do Realtors nationally suffer from abysmal approval ratings, roughly on a par with used car salesmen and Congress? Personally, I doubt it’s because the industry is full of hucksters and charlatans. On the contrary, after 15+ years selling real estate...
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Seller’s & Buyer’s Markets . . . for Realtor Open Houses, Too

Yes, I know:  when people talk about whether it’s a “Seller’s Market” or a “Buyer’s Market,” they’re referring to whether Buyers or Sellers currently have the upper hand (news flash:  the Twin Cities housing market has strongly favored Sellers the last several years). But, there’s also a pendulum for hosting weekend open houses. Although I personally like...
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“So . . . How’s the [Housing] Market?”

Elevator Pitches for Realtors “A Recession is when your neighbor loses their job. A Depression is when you lose yours.” –Anonymous Yeah, Yeah, when acquaintances ask, “How’s the market?,” they usually mean the overall market — not, how I’m doing personally. Still, it’s hard not to let your personal circumstances color your take on things...
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