OK. From award winning Realtor, top office, medalion winner and all that meaningless rot... to independent Real Estate Agent to my Local Real Estate Board and Real Estate Council's "MOST NOT WANTED" List.
Creating a Virtual Real Estate Assitant on my company web site to do the listings and sales almost automatically to enable me to crank out 250 paid listings and sales over a 2 year time frame did NOT make me friends with the Rulers of Real Estate who depend on their old print and office based business model circa 1935 to survive.
In other words they need lots of agents paying lots of fees so as to prop up the obsolete business model of neigborhood offices, regional real estate boards and state (or in Canada) provincial real estate councils.
So I'm the guy who owns and operates his own Real Estate, Rental and Property Management Company and has been a licensed Managing Broker since 2007 who has a passion for real estate and for the destruction of the excisting self serving real estate beuarcracy which does NOT serve Real Estate Agents or their clients and customers.
The reason 'mere postings" and FSBO transactions are running 40% or more of total Real Estate Sales and why Agents and Brokers cannot make a decent living from the ever shrinking market is that the Rulers of Real Estate refuse to face the fact we are now in the 21st century and refuse to flatten out their buracracy so consumers and agents can take advantage of the digital age we live in to create new markets, new price points and much better service all around.