February 17, 2007

HousingPANIC Stupid Question of the Day


Are real estate clerks even dumber than we think?

13 comments:

GreedKills said...

Well...when they proudly display (admit) their University of Phoenix degrees on their websites...

Yes...they are really that dumb.

Anonymous said...

Trust me, they're far FAR stupider. How do I know? I'm ashamed to admit it, but I am part of the REIC (I'm the marketing guy for a brokerage... yes, I'm the guy who designs those postcards you get for free donuts and other worthless shit that realtors send out every month). I hate them. They are bar none the most egotistical, no-education-having sons of bitches I have ever had the displeasure of having to work with in my life. Douchebaggery abounds in this industry like you couldn't believe. I've seen so many of them get their first big listing and before it's even been sold go out and buy or lease a big Benz or BMW. Dropping big money at the most expensive bars in town, like they're big-time players or something. Then the listing falls through and all of a sudden, they're screwed. They can't even pay their desk fees to the company, let alone their mortgage or living expenses. And the worse their money situation gets, the bigger assholes they are. Twitchy, wolves-at-the-door bastards.
God, how I want to quit and get a job in a respectable industry!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who can smoke a mirror can be a realtor, that's the problem. If anyone who had a pulse could be a doctor, nobody would trust them and nobody would use them. Why people trust the most important financial transaction of their lives to an unqualified dummy doesn't make any sense

Anonymous said...

Yes, but the problem is the people they target are even dumber.

Anonymous said...

They only exist because they can exploit someone dumber/take advantage of their insecurities. And that's the general public.

tmaioli said...

A fool selling to a greater fool

LauraVella said...

The seasoned ones know we are headed into an ugly downturn...the green one havent a clue.

LauraVella said...

Yes, but the problem is the people they target are even dumber.


So true! agents are only half of the equation.

devestment said...

CRIMINAL

"Insider trading" is buying or selling a security while having material, nonpublic information about the security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence. Insider trading may also include "tipping" such information, securities trading by the person "tipped," and securities trading by persons who misappropriate such information. Insider trading is a felony, and the SEC can levy large civil penalties for violations.

Anonymous said...

We’re the idiots ‘working for a living’… REIC folk are living the good life.
Hey, for a mere 6% I’ll talk it up on the phone and even hang out for a day or 2 for ‘your open House’
Zero risk…
If the first loser doesn’t bite the 4th one will..
You all can go on break your back on a ‘real job’.

raynla said...

Keith... they were just as smart as the next man at one time, but then they started drinking the KOOL-AID

tmaioli said...

They have eyes yet do not see, they have ears yet do not hear.

Anonymous said...

Housing prices will never go down in seattle,it cant happen there