A FAVORABLE DESCRIPTION OF REAL ESTATE PRACTITIONERS FROM A FEDERAL OFFICE

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Real Estate Agent with Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate 303829;0225082372

YES ! ! ! !   A federal government web site that is objective and informative.

I ran across this today and thought RAINERS might like to see how the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes us in their official web pages on the U.S. Department of Labor site. 

SIGNIFICANT POINTS

  • Real estate brokers and sales agents often work evenings and weekends and usually are on call to suit the needs of clients.
  • A license is required in every State and the District of Columbia.
  • Although gaining a job may be relatively easy, beginning workers may face competition from well-established, more experienced agents and brokers in obtaining listings and in closing an adequate number of sales.
  • Employment is sensitive to swings in the economy, especially interest rates; during periods of declining economic activity and increasing interest rates, the volume of sales and the resulting demand for sales workers fall.

It's amazing what we can find just tooling around the Internet.

   JUST TOOLIN' AROUND

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Tom Burris
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Numbers don't lie all by themselves..... only people can make the numbers lie.

Good to see unbiased info out there

May 24, 2007 05:00 PM #14
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Thanks for another interesting blog post.  This should be "required reading" for anyone considering the viability of "making a quick buck" in real estate...indeed, required reading for ALL New/Potential real estate agents. 
Lola Audu THANKS Lola.  I agree.  Good news needs to get out there. 

Well this is just a fantastic piece of information Lenn. Thank you for posting it.
Ashley Drake Gephart -  Thanks Ashley.  This is the word of the US Dept. of Labor telling the world that we are hard working folk. 
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Thanks Len for reminding the public that this is a respectable profession with most practitioners providing top notch service needed by many!
Lisa and Robert Hammerstein.  My thoughts precisely.  Thanks for commenting
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Lenn, What a great find. The article is right on the money. I believe I may just make a link to that article part of my email package. There god in them thar search engines. Thanks for sharing this. 
Bryant Tutas Delete Report as Spam

Numbers don't lie all by themselves..... only people can make the numbers lie.
Good to see unbiased info out there
Tom Burris - Glad to help.  This IS important information, not only for agents and brokers, but for the consumer.
May 24, 2007 05:11 PM #15
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 Bryan Tutal wrote:

Lenn, What a great find. The article is right on the money. I believe I may just make a link to that article part of my email package. There god in them thar search engines. Thanks for sharing this. 

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THANKS for commenting Bryant.  I'm on a quest.  I'm searching for all of the GOOD press and documentation about the real estate industry that I can find. 

 

May 24, 2007 05:14 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Broker
Great idea, I'm sure you will post it, hope I check posts that day.
May 24, 2007 05:29 PM #17
Rainer
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Lenn, very helpful indeed, I sent the site to our Broker/Owner today in case she might want to send it out to all of our agents. I'm all for positive, and looking forward to finding what ever else you may uncover!
May 24, 2007 06:22 PM #18
Rainer
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Adrian Alvarado
MGR Real Estate Inc. - Ontario, CA
Inland Empire Real Estate
Lenn great information its good to see some positive feedback. Thanks for sharing it with the rest us.
May 24, 2007 07:02 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Kelley Eling
Marin Modern Real Estate - San Rafael, CA
Marin County, CA Real Estate
Thanks for pointing us in a realistic unbiased direction.
May 24, 2007 07:35 PM #20
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
And of course the DOJ will be reasonable and objective in their decisions on things like buyer rebates :-)  Thanks Lenn, it was very interesting to see a reasonable description of our work.
May 24, 2007 08:25 PM #21
Rainmaker
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John Badalamenti, CRS
RE/MAX @ HOME - Philadelphia, PA
Director of Operations

Lenn:

Great stuff. And you took the time to highlight the signifant points of this important site for us!

 

 

May 24, 2007 08:30 PM #22
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Beth Butler
Beth Butler - Big Mouth Consulting - Miami, FL
Thanks for digging this one up- you won't find it as a front page story.
May 24, 2007 08:30 PM #23
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Lenn,

Thank you for the informative link. 

May 24, 2007 08:33 PM #24
Anonymous
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Well, that's refreshing.  Thanks for your efforts.
May 24, 2007 08:45 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Great resource. It would be nice if all the branches of government talked to each other and shared information. Thanks for the post.
May 24, 2007 09:55 PM #26
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Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate

Lenn,

I hope your little alien/cartoon guy gets good gas mileage while he is just toolin' around in his convertible.  :-)

May 24, 2007 11:04 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Kaye Thomas
Real Estate West - Manhattan Beach, CA
e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA
Lenn- I'm just gobsmacked.. can't believe DOJ let them publish this...
May 25, 2007 12:35 AM #28
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Wow, I am totally shocked at this. Thanks, Lenn. I think most folks going into this biz have no clue about how many never last and how many others seem to eek out only a subsistance living. Great post.
May 25, 2007 10:03 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!
Can you imagine that!  Thanks we needed this.....I thought 60 minutes was the bench mark for who we are!  I might even link it to my website.  Thanks again.
May 25, 2007 10:06 AM #30
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Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Raleigh, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngsville
Everyone else said it all, so thanks for sharing.
May 25, 2007 08:06 PM #31
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor
Wow, Lenn, cool stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!
May 25, 2007 10:45 PM #32
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Abraham Chaffin
Sand Shell Realty - Cambria, CA
Cambria Real Estate
What a great article you found! Pretty funny to hear real estate agents being talked about like that though. Almost makes me feel sorry for us lol
May 28, 2007 03:21 PM #33
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