Are Realtors Inept, Stupid & Completely Worthless..?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

Dear Consumer,

I understand your frustration, disappointment & even your anger about Realtors. You have been let down, lied to, and in some cases stolen from. And I do not feel sorry for most of you.

Let me share this story with you:

I had a computer that was constantly losing memory. It is now with it's 3rd technician. Like you, I know very little about "the industry." In fact, I know nothing about computers except what I've read online. Once in awhile a friend or relative will try to give me advice, but the result is always the same, more frustration. The first COMPUTER TECHNICIAN charged me $250.00 to fix my problem. He told me I had a leaky motherboard and to "throw it away." Unconvinced I took the computer to Best Buy ($150.00) where they simply said they needed to reconfigure my cpu and "wipe it." This would basically delete everything on the hard drive and restore it to day one. Guess what? That didn't work either!!

On the third attempt I dropped it off to yet another technician, referred by fellow Realtor. I was so angry with the entire process that I was determined to get to the source of the problem, no matter the cost..... Finally I was told I had a VIRUS in my BIOS system, whatever the hell that means. My situation was now solved.

I very easily could have said... "all computer technicians are stupid liars looking to STEAL from me," but I did not. To be honest, I'm very, very angry about my experiences, but.... 

---->I have one person to blame for my misery, myself.<-----

I rushed, trusted and didn't do my research when looking for the RIGHT guy to fix my computer. I was stupid, careless and too trustworthy. When I was growing up my parents always warned me to SHOP wisely. They reminded me that only fools make quick impulsive decisions with their money. And they were right.

Now that I've found my trusted computer technician I feel redeemed. If I ever need a computer repair, I'll know who to call. I'll refer him over and over again & even though I'm angry with my past experiences I harbor no ill will towards the industry. I would NEVER consider trying to nickle & dime him as I now know he's worth the money he was paid. I won't rely on my uncle in Nebraska who worked on computers in the 80's as he's "just trying to help."

The moral of the story is simple.

Ask lots and lots of questions before you hire a Realtor. Don't just sign paperwork assuming we are all bred, raised and educated the same. The 80/20 rule applies to our industry as well. I believe you get what you pay for in Real Estate. If you don't do your research than you are asking for potential problems. Learn from other peoples horror stories and not your own.


Posted by


Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)




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Charlotte Stilwell
Century 21 Hardee Team Realty

Great advice, Greg!  It's the truth - you DO get what you pay for!!  My parents taught me that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.  This is why I hate discount brokerages.  Makes it harder for the rest of us!

January 05, 2010 01:14 PM
Suzanne Metz
Design to Appeal

Great article Greg! Many good responses to it also!

January 10, 2010 08:37 AM
Valerie Sagheddu
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design


I tell my staging clients this all the time. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

January 16, 2010 09:18 AM

If you want to see what the public REALLY thinks of Realtors....


Go to the Google Search box.


Type in "Realtors are......"  and look at all of the top choices.

THIS is what's trending on search engines.  THESE are the top search terms.

Realtors have a reputation that is slightly in the gutter, it appears.

July 05, 2010 12:39 PM
Dr Murray

People who don't earn their worth. Or lazy individuals who steal and cheat as a standard practice.

April 27, 2011 06:55 PM

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