October 26, 2006

Executives? You gotta be kidding.

Uh, maybe I missed something, but don't you usually need a high school degree to become an "executive"?

Don't you need to have some type of authority, maybe P&L responsibility, or management responsibility, to be an "executive"? When I think "executive" I think boardrooms, shareholders, important strategic decision-making, you get the drift.

And wouldn't there normally be an interview process or qualification beyond being able to fog a mirror in order to become an "executive"?

Pick the definition below that best matches the use of "executive" by Realty Executives:

ex·ec·u·tive (ĭg-zĕk'y-tĭv) n.

1. A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
2. The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
3. The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions.
4. Life's losers who in many cases didn't complete high school, who found themselves with no employable skills beyond fast food order taking, stealing or hooking, who realized that if they took a few-week course, bought a lot of makeup, leased a Lexus, were willing to lie and screw people for a living, and paid a small fee, could get some great looking business cards, and an instant career as a realtor


Anonymous said...

They also call McDonald's "food".

Anonymous said...

Hookers and strippers also call their johns "customers"

Garth Farkley said...

How long will it take for the bubble of new Realtor chains, like Keller Williams, to start popping. Are they publicly traded?

Anonymous said...

To answer #4, add:
lowlifes, and aspiring Republican wackos.

Anonymous said...

funniest post ever! I pass by one of their offices on the way to work and have also chuckled at the notion of them calling themselves executives

Eti said...

LOL! You won't believe it but I know a realtor exactly like that.

A young woman, out of high school, driving a black Lexus, wearing Victoria`s Secret clothing and way too much make up, a real bimbo with no sight of inteligence whatsoever.

She was making 6 figures a few years ago, no clue how she is doing now.

Anonymous said...

For all of those interested, you can also become an "ordained minister" online for a few bucks!

Disgorge! said...

RE agents are always trying to give themselves the veneer of respectability and gravity, hence the "executive" monikers and rented/leased luxury cars. In fact anyone, anyone, who makes a percentage of a sale, on any sort of deal, is simply a broker and a parasite, unless their services add real value to the situation. Most brokers (RE, cars, shares) add nothing.

Anonymous said...

there should be limits on what these "professionals" should be able to say in regards to advertising.

Doctors and lawyers have TIGHT restrictions placed on the type of advertising they can engage in. Why do those who "help" people with the largest financial transaction in thier life (mortgage brokers/realtors) not have similar restrictions?

Anonymous said...

There's a new DVD at your local video store titled "The smartest guys in the room" THE ENRON STORY. It is amazing. I never new Enron until now says movie critic Roeper.

What an amazing story indeed. Scum to the core !!! Or is it just the new way of doing business.

Anonymous said...

It's just the same old way of doing business but with a different paradigm in a new economy.