I Would Never Be a Realtor!

Mortgage Banker with Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

I can't, I won't....no way, no why, no way in hell!  My wife was one....for the sole purpose of being able to buy and sell properties that she owned before we were married.  I work with them all the time.  I've come to the conclusion that I'd rather eat a plate full of worms that do real estate for a living.

WHY, YOU ASK? I'd rather eat a plate full of worms 



you guys have patience.  I know that I have patience, heck, I have a great marriage and 5 kids.  But I don't have realtor patience.  In lending, I know that people are going to be with me or kick me to the curb, usually, in no more than an hour. 

You guys will spend an entire weekend or even an entire week showing a client the entire neighborhood, and, at the end of the week they say, "naaaaa, I think we'll look at a town about 35 miles away."  Are you frigging kidding me?  Where do I keep my Colt .45?  For me, you're in or you're out. None of this Mickey Mousing around! 

And just because I took one spouse while the other is out of town, doesn't mean the other spouse can come in and veto a week's worth of work!


After you get a deal together, you're income is dependent on some schmucky mortgage dude or dudette.  Oh wait, that's me! 

My point is that when I take an application, it's all on me and the underwriter.  I know a lot of you folks have great relationsips with awesome mortgage originators.  A lot of you don't.  I hate leaving my income in someone else's hands.  I can't help it.  I'm anal!  (no graphics here).  My type A personality wants to know now.

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You have to work weekends.  I work weekends as well, but I'm not giving my entire weekends hoping that Joe and Mary go to contract.  My realtor partners - yes, all of them - call me on the weekend.  I respond, give them what they need and move on to more work planning or doing my family stuff.


I took a personality profile test for my profession.  One of my findings said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "don't B.S. with Larry unless he wants to."  That's me to a T.  I think that I'm always nice, but I can't fake it forever.  If I'm in the car with Mr. and Mrs. Meathead for a weekend, I think you'd read about me going postal.  I want to serve people, I don't want to socialize with them all weekend....Heck, I love my wife, but neither of us wants to spend 1 full day in the car with each other.

You Realtors are a special breed!  You have DNA and talents that I don't have. 

I could never do your job!

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RhondaHeaslip NanaimoRealEstate
RE/MAX of Nanaimo

I had a good laugh with this post. I'm sure I've met some of those clients! Conversely, I'm glad I'm not a loan officer and thank god for the good ones out there :)

March 07, 2011 11:12 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado

Larry ~ I love the real estate business.  At an early age (around 10) I knew I wanted to be a REALTOR(R).   The public thinks we get paid way too much for doing nothing.  Thanks for seeing what it can really be.  On the other hand, I wouldn't want to have your job!

March 08, 2011 05:26 AM
Matthew Belmont
Residential Loan Officer
Amerifirst Financial, Inc.

Too funny Larry.  You are spot on and I couldnt agree more. 

March 09, 2011 12:45 AM
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Sounds great to me. Where do I sign up? I get bored on the weekends. And I love people who can't make up their mind on anything!

March 10, 2011 12:38 AM
Sandy McAlpine
Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
McAlpine Properties

funny perspective! I have had some of that feeling before!

April 10, 2011 10:22 PM

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