Objections to your comments - Posted by Michigan Andy
Posted by Michigan Andy on March 12, 2002 at 20:18:37:
Although I have never had a desire to become an RE agent myself (way too much work), I take exception to your comment about all agents being know-it-all jerks.
I am not an expert in RE investing, but not a novice, either. When I need advice about buying or selling, my agent is ALWAYS there for me. I tell her exactly what I’m looking for, and she busts her A** finding it for me. When I have a question that she does not know the answer to, she tells me so, and then finds the answer. Despite the fact that she is a “competing” investor, she always presents deals to me first when she knows I’m in the market for something (even though I kid her about “stealing” deals from me). She is thorough, extremely ethical, and keeps me appraised of every deal that I have pending, from start to finish. Although she has made money from deals I have closed through her, she has gone well beyond what I perceive to be expected of a “typical” agent, for the money she has made from my dealings.
I have, in my infantile RE experience, run into very lazy and sometimes arrogant agents. I have also run into several whom I consider to be part of a local “good old boy” network (the very reason I left state government employment). Your assertion, however, that all agents are know-it-all jerks is just as fair as stating that all RE investors are sleazebags. There are some in my area whom I never want to be mentioned in the same sentence with, but that doesn’t mean that I’m one of them. You wave a broad wand when you made the comment that you did, and I respectfully request you reconsider it. I welcome your comments.
P.S. - Don’t let your head swell, Jill. See ya in Hotlanta!