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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm from the school of thought that educated people have no reason to be swearing and cursing in a public environment. What's the purpose in doing this? What does it accomplish? 

Mar 10, 2020 05:02 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I would not be happy and I would let the organizers know. I don't care who it is who uses this type of language, it is unprofessional, unnecessary, and uncalled for. 

Mar 10, 2020 05:14 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Almost 30 years working as an engineer for a Fortune 500 company.  Literally 100s of upper management presentations by CEOs, VPs and directors in that time frame.  Number of f-bombs dropped:  ZERO.

Dropping the f-bomb is a choice and not a necessity to convey a message.  While I may expect its use in a casual setting, I don't personally expect to hear it in a truly professional setting and IMO it does distract from the core message.

Mar 10, 2020 05:00 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It wouldn’t impress me

Mar 10, 2020 06:12 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'd walk out and ask for my money back.

Mar 10, 2020 06:00 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

At a real estate conference, that would seem out of place. In other venues, it might be expected.

I don't hear f-bombs on a typical day so it would definitely be noticed.

Mar 10, 2020 06:25 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The f-bomb may have its place, but a conference on real estate is not the place!

Mar 10, 2020 04:47 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Walking out.  Demanding a refund if applicable.

Mar 10, 2020 07:00 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I'm with Bob "RealMan" Timm on this one. Eight years in USMC so not like I have not heard or used my fair share but in a professional setting, it just ain't professional, just tasteless.

Mar 10, 2020 06:23 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I went to 1 free conference just once in 16 years. Realtors were there to gossip and socialize and paid no attention to the speakers. blah blah blah.

Bottom line -Why would anyone want to pay to attend listened to some used car salesman speak? 

Furthermore, in our area it is forbidden to gather in a large crowd. Crown (Corona) for free anyone or speaker

Mar 10, 2020 05:24 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

F-bombs, vulgarity, pornography are the crutches upon which the mentally lazy and vision lacking folks rely up. Shock jocks have found this a lucrative venue and a ploy to drag citizens lacking moral fiber down to their level.

Take care upon the things your mind and spirit feed.

Words are eternal and will achieve their purpose..(saying 'just kidding' does not remove them) .more deadly to the spirit than Corona. Don't be the 'good man' who does nothing.

Who would have thought resisting VULGARITY would become a stance requiring the COURAGE to refuse to conform?

Mar 10, 2020 05:15 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

During the speech? Come on. You can use better words.
(Yeah, from me. I would not do that)

Outside the speech? In a professional business setting? At your peril!

Outside the speech? In a more casual setting? Context? Probably 'meh'. Depends on whether I like the guy.
I might laugh. Or think they're a dolt.

F him, LOL

SEE . . . 'our message' comes through in spite of our words. 

Mar 10, 2020 06:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

With or without the dropping of a f-bomb the possibilities of me becoming disracted are numerous if I am not fully engaged.  Although you have given us food for thought, it seems a bit like an appetizer.  

Mar 10, 2020 05:48 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

It would make we wonder their motive.  Are they trying to be cool and current?  Or, are they lacking in intelligence and or decorum? 

And, as Liz and Bill Spear mentioned, it is a choice that reminds me of Gordon Ramsey; notice he is able to control his mouth in front of his Mother and his children!!

Mar 10, 2020 07:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have attended many conferences and have never seen this happen.

Mar 10, 2020 07:26 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I agree with Nina....

Mar 10, 2020 07:11 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

It's simply not necessary, disrespectful and just  not cool.  Some things don't need to become mainstream. 

Mar 10, 2020 07:02 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Like most here, it's not a great fit for me and it seems out of place. That said, it wouldn't necessarily bother me or prevent me from duplicating the speaker's message.

Mar 10, 2020 06:51 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Unprofessional! Distracts from significance, if any, of the message the speaker is attempting to deliver.

Mar 10, 2020 07:26 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This type of speaker is a colossal waste of time and $$$.  The real problem is with whoever chose that speaker.  A

Mar 10, 2020 07:29 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I suppose if you were attending a conference and the speaker was Howard Stern, I wouldn't be surprised to hear the occassional (or frequent) F-bomb.

But if I'm listening to a real estate professional, I expect a certain level of professionalism. 

Mar 10, 2020 12:09 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If they are good at what they do and teach then let the f bombs fly.

Mar 10, 2020 10:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I'd leave and likely get a refund.  

Mar 10, 2020 09:24 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Of all the words that start with F in the english language, "F*ck" is the only one known as "The F Word."  There is a great comedy routine about how it is such a versatile word and can be used as an adjective, noun, tranitive verb, etc.  It's written up here.


For interpersonal relationships, cursing can actually build bonds.  There are studies out that show people who curse are found to be more "real" and more trustworthy because of it.  Most of the people I'd trust to have my six in a SHTF scenario curse.


For professional meetings/conferences/etc. I do not think cursing is appropriate, or at the very least needs to be extremely limited and confined to repeating what others said.  It shouldn't be like Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.

Mar 10, 2020 08:26 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It would not be appropriate for any speaker to use such language, in fact might sound offensive. While it might be "mainstream" on the street, we should adhere to some civility guidelines in public speaking. There are many better alternatives to get attention. 

Mar 10, 2020 07:56 AM
Rae Hoffman
Roots & Wings Realty Group / eXp Realty - Katy, TX
Real estate agent serving the Katy area

Depends - does it seem natural for the speaker? Or like they're forcing it for shock value? Is their content amazing, or so-so?

I'll listen to your F bombs all day long if they're being dropped in passion along with some of the best information I've ever heard for the topic.

Mar 15, 2020 06:59 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I would get a kick out of it.

Mar 10, 2020 09:50 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't even like in movies, certainly not in a professional environment.  I'd probably walk out.

Mar 10, 2020 02:28 PM