Ever feel like this??

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Joel McDonald -- www.AutomatedHomefinder.com

Marianne Snygg, a Realtor in Monument CO who also goes by "@McSnygg", organized a Tweetup in Colorado Springs that I had the pleasure of attending.  Among many other wonderful Twitterers and conversations, the conversation that stuck out the most was the speeding ticket stories from Derek "reninja" Wagner.  (For the two or three of you who don't already know, @Mizzle & @reninja are a couple hilarious Realtors in Colorado Springs.)

Our "speeding ticket battle wounds" conversation reminded me of a real estate joke:

A guy gets pulled over for speeding & the following conversation ensues:

Officer: "May I have proof of insurance & your real estate license please?"

Driver: "I'm sorry officer, but don't you want my driver's license?

Officer: No -- not everyone has their driver's license.

 

Do YOU ever feel like that?

Happy Friday!

-- @Joelrunner

 

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Kathy Kooyman
Home Realty - Pella, IA

So True! We just had this conversation in our office this week.  I was paying my annual MLS dues and the comment was made that maybe some of the really part time people will not feel as though they can afford to keep their license because of all the expenses.

On top of that I had a realtor write an offer on one of my listings this week.  When he brought me the offer he told me it took him a long time to write it because he does so few that he has to read the whole thing word for word to make sure he isn't missing anything. 

The other thing that really irks me as that these people actually get several leads from their full time job.  People just don't get it.

Dec 19, 2008 09:03 AM #1
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Paul Silver
Focus Professionals, Inc. Rhode Island Real Estate - Newport, RI
Rhode Island full service real estate firm

Fortunately, in this market, we will soon see some losses in the population density of agents...

Dec 19, 2008 09:08 AM #2
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Colo Spgs, CO is my hometown.  Now it's home to a bunch of  social networking rockstars, I see!

Dec 19, 2008 09:09 AM #3
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Joel McDonald
Joel McDonald -- www.AutomatedHomefinder.com - Castle Pines North, CO

Kathy -- I couldn't agree more.  Part time agents are a lot of the reason real estate agents' reputations are in relatively the same position on the totem pole as used car salespeople.  Oh well... Like Paul in Rhode Island says: The current market conditions are certainly changing that landscape.

Kathleen - maybe we'll see you at the next #CStweetup!

 

Dec 19, 2008 09:45 AM #4
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Travis Egan
Peoples Home Equity - Delavan, WI
Travis Egan NMLS # 655284, Lender, Lake Geneva Real Estate

Unfortunately in my market we've already lost a couple of really talented professional agents.  They prefer food with their meals.  Great joke.  I'm definately borrowing it.

Warmly,

Travis Egan

Lender, Lake Geneva Real Estate

Dec 19, 2008 09:54 AM #5
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Bridget Fredericks
Home After Home - Baton Rouge, LA

LOL. Yes.  In fact, I was calling my e-leads yesterday and one of the people I called told me she didn't need an agent for anything because she already got her license.  Needless to say, she thought that her owning 3 homes made her more of an authority than me even though I've sold over 200!

Dec 19, 2008 11:14 AM #6
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Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

Hahahaha! Too funny and too true...at least for a while anyway.

Dec 19, 2008 11:34 AM #7
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

I've heard (but can't confirm) that there's been a really drastic drop in the Lexington KY area.  Lot's can't afford or choose not to renew their membership in LBAR.

What's it called?  Thinning the herd!

Dec 19, 2008 12:17 PM #8
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Richard & Carol DeGrace
1st Colonial Community Bank | Bank - New Jersey - Cherry Hill, NJ
Mortgage Loan Officers NJ 609-209-3700

That's the first time I heard that one - so true - well not as true as it used to be .

Dec 19, 2008 06:51 PM #9
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Marianne Snygg
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Monument, CO
ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR

Dang! I missed that conversation...and very funny, too. I'm gonna re-blog that one! LOL. (Next Tweetup, no chairs so we can have more conversations. It was good to meet you...thanks for comming.

Dec 20, 2008 08:32 AM #10
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Chairs to tend to stifle the mingling don't they.  Make em stand up and move around gets more mingling done. 

Dec 20, 2008 10:26 PM #11
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI
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Yes it does look like in 2009 many will have their RE license inactive so guess (the proverbial) they will have to pick on someone else... LOL

Dec 21, 2008 07:46 AM #12
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Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Too funny Joel . .by the way I am still working on getting completely Twitter orientated.  To much going on with the holidays to really get into it.  Kids home driving me NUTS!

Dec 21, 2008 09:18 PM #13
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Brett Tousley
NW Home Brokers LLC - Richland, WA
Tri Cities Real Estate | (509) 420-0013

Raise the darn fees and let's get rid of the part time agents.  There are a lot in our "herd" that are running on three legs, The market is the lion pride.  It's all part of the circle of life.

Dec 21, 2008 09:58 PM #14
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Boy, isn't that the truth.  Everytime you turn around a client has one or two friend and realtives in the business.

 

Dec 21, 2008 10:49 PM #15
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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

I want to laugh...I really do...but I can't. It is TOO TRUE! At least four times today, I heard some news report or conversation that sounded a LOT like your post. I'm choosing to ignore ALL of that and just do what I do best...make it happen. :-)

May 2009 be THE YEAR that ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! ~GBU~

Jan 02, 2009 01:16 AM #16
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Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

That was funny!  Thanks for the laugh.  Happy New Year. Of course at least in California the numbers are finally starting to drop.

Jan 02, 2009 11:10 AM #17
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Too funny. That certainly could have been in San Diego about five years ago when there were about 28,000 Realtors here.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life -- make it a good start.

Jan 05, 2009 04:04 AM #18
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

boy in toy car with officer standing by    I couldn't resist, sending you this photo.

This little guy doesn't have either license!

 

 

 

 

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