DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR ME!

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

I was called by a news reporter this morning and immediately I said no! I do not want to answer questions! 

He said he got my name off Active Rain (and calling all the way to Hawaii mind you).  At least he wasn't one of those pushy obnoxious types.  He said he understood and we hung up. 

I am one to be cautious of what I say on AR due to being in the public eye. Now even more so with the 60 minutes piece that I did not even watch! But I did read the newpiece here: 60 Minutes and I do have my opinions and have commented.

There is one thing that was clear (to me) in that moment of answering my cell phone.

I did not trust the news before (unless I saw it with my own eyes) because I have watched the media "control" our market and I definitely am skeptical NOW!  Don't you folks notice that about the news and media?  The Real Estate market has taken a plunge!  It's going back up!  The interest rates are inching up!  The interest rates went down!

And now this!

I asked this morning......So tell me. Should I have "vented" to this newsman from the mainland?  I do believe even as respectable Real Estate Industry Professionals our laws and structure differ from state to state and office to office.

Update:  Now I know that I did the right thing!  NAR went about it the right way. Well thought out and "structured: response.  Above all, respectfully giving "our" side of the story...which was blatantly disregarded when NAR had conferred with them previously throughout the prior months in preparation to be aired with NAR's side of the story.  Hmmmm.

 

Look in the comment section below at Mike's comment...he was right!  Following is the link to NAR Responds to 60 Minutes' May 13, 2007 Segment.

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Randy: You too are brave like BB....I'll pass....I don't have quick come backs like you guys ....and I tend to get emotional.

Paul: Yup!

May 15, 2007 11:04 AM
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Trevella Williams
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Aloha Coast Realty, LLC

<b>Sally~</b> Yes you did do the right thing, i expect it was challenging to bite your tongue though! Sometimes you just want to give those bullys a couple good cracks (verbally), but thats what they want...and they will manipulate you and everything you say to appear as negative and twisted as possible!

I really appreciate you posting NAR's response to the 60 minutes situation...that kind of info really needs to get around. Mahalo~

May 21, 2007 05:08 AM
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Trevella:  I believe that the "news" always has their own way or reporting....it's up to the people if they want to delve deeper for the truth!~
May 21, 2007 11:10 AM
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Trevella Williams
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Very true Sally, but sadly enough most of us don't look any deeper (who has the time?), and you can educate people only so much (then they stone you and run you out of town...) Have a great MONDAY!

 

 

Yummy...i love persimmons...

May 21, 2007 03:36 PM
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I'm having a hectic monday...but thanks for dropping by again..hmm...strawberries...with plenty of whipped creammm.....
May 21, 2007 07:27 PM
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