Sometimes, I see something that not only offends, it disgusts.
This is one of those sometimes.
Here's ramen-eating Larry Riggs, a local realtor association head, writing in favor of lies and spin in Active Rain. Feel free to LEAVE A NICE COMMENT
Yup, when this is all said and done, the NAR and their army of realtors on commission will be the ones known for truth-telling. And the rag-tag volunteer troops of the bubble blogs will be seen as liars and evil men.
Larry Riggs, on behalf of HP'ers and the millions of homedebtors screwed by the likes of you, I can only say one thing. Go to hell.
So What's the Real Truth About the Market?
It seems like we see some sort of negative comment on the current real estate market almost daily. So what's the real truth. I'm not what you would call a real mystical person but I do believe in the concepts taught in DVD's like "The Secret" and "What the bleep is down the rabbit hole"
Some of the best and worst leaders understood this simple principle. If you say it loud enough and long enough people will believe it. I believe it was chairman Mao that said it was easier to control a million people than ten.
Not to show my political beliefs but I believe the mainstream media has gone from reporting the news to social engineering. If they don't like those in power they will put a certain spin on their reporting and sure enough society will produce the fruit of the bad news they are listening to.
Our job, as real estate professionals is to give our clients the truth to allow them to make choices that are best for them. If we help enough people get what they want, we will get what we want. Hmmm, can't remember if that was Zig Ziglar or Napoleon Hill but it's absolutely true
Want to help get the truth out? NAR has spent quite a bit of time and effort trying to do just that and to support state and local associations in doing the same. If you have clients who are intimidated by all they hear I would suggest you direct them to an NAR sponsored site specifically geared toward the public. The site is www.housingmarketfacts.com
Remember, all that's necessary for evil men to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing.
- Larry Riggs, clueless president of the Frederick County Association of Realtors arguing for lies and distortion, September 2008