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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Heaven definitely has a plan... but it is not "real estate".

Oct 05, 2016 02:15 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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No I have not .. however I will check it out.

Oct 05, 2016 01:59 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not familiar

Oct 05, 2016 12:40 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Ah yes, Mr. TOO LONG Blog Poster. He can hit some good points, but often his blogs are pretty wordy.

I know of him from my Coldwell Banker days and random Inman articles. I know he's worked within the industry but do not understand him to have ever held a license? However, while I do agree with him- we have too many licensed bozo's, I have a hard time taking criticism from a guy who's never been in the trenches.

I do agree with him in this article though; the Realtor designation should stand for and insist on competence & character; not just another fee collected  for the NAR account. Thanks for posting the link Ronald Gombach I'd missed this post previously.

Oct 05, 2016 12:02 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Any post that starts out with "Well, the number one problem of the real estate industry today is rampant incompetence on the part of the real estate agent. (In some cases, that incompetence crosses over into unethical and even illegal behavior.)" has my attention. In my opinion it was well-written and I will definitely want to read more of his views and solutions.

Oct 04, 2016 11:00 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
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I just checked it out.  Clearly it's not something to read when it's late and I'm sleepy!

Oct 05, 2016 01:09 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thanks for head's up.  A

Oct 05, 2016 02:06 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I've never heard of him

Oct 05, 2016 01:08 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I didn't know.

Oct 05, 2016 12:49 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Interesting stuff, Ronald Gombach .  I would join that cause, if asked!  

Oct 05, 2016 12:04 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Will check it out!

Oct 04, 2016 11:46 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Thanks for providing the link, Ronald.  I hadn't previously heard of him.  

Oct 04, 2016 11:40 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for heads up Ronald Gombach 

Oct 04, 2016 11:34 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

On the fly this morning but will check it out.

Oct 04, 2016 11:25 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I will go back and read it...just scanned it.... he sounds like my kind of guy!

Oct 04, 2016 11:20 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Interesting read

Oct 04, 2016 11:11 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not, but will check it out

Oct 04, 2016 10:58 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I will now!

Oct 04, 2016 10:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do read hm and have listened to him speak. I don't agree on everything he says but he is an important dissenting voice.

Nov 04, 2016 04:18 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Thanks for sharing the information today

Oct 08, 2016 11:27 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I need to check this out.

 

Oct 08, 2016 04:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 05, 2016 09:52 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Oct 05, 2016 08:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I haven't read it. I'll check it out.

Oct 05, 2016 01:53 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't read this. Thanks for sharing the link. 

Oct 05, 2016 09:15 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No I haven't. Thanks for shout out. I'll check  it out later. 

Oct 05, 2016 06:47 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't have a lot of reading time but will check o it.

Oct 05, 2016 06:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thought that said "Heaven's Gate" at first.  Yikes!  Stay away from those comets!!

 

I'm not familiar with the Notorious Rob, the article was way too long; didn't read.

Oct 05, 2016 06:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Thanks for the heads up, skimmed the article, have heard the complait before, but it is not likely to ever be solved as long as the government regulates who works in this industry rather than letting the market decide.

Oct 05, 2016 06:28 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks.  Going to read it right now.

Oct 05, 2016 03:25 AM