In the last three months, I have blanketed the State of Missouri in editorialized comments attacking the Missouri Association of Realtors for their greed and their ill-advised attempts to further their own agenda at the sake of the consumer. I pulled no punches.
You might be surprised to hear this, but the real estate salespeople who contacted me supported my views. In fact, I did not receive one email or telephone from a real estate salesman…with the exception of the president of the Missouri Assoc of Realtors…that did not support my position on the topics.
The real estate salespeople are told what to support by their associations. Their “Legislative Advisors” inform…not consult…with them, as to what the position of the association is and what is expected of them.
The association is very cognizant of the fact that 80% of its base will not be in business in three years. That is to say that, 80% of those funding the legislative efforts are there for their dollars only. That is their turnover. The 20% who make up the industry’s stable work force is calling the shots through the association, and hardly represent a majority of the members of the association.
So, in order to understand my position, you must understand this fact as well as the fact that this association has gone public in my state with its desire to run the the home inspection profession through legislation.
I realize that there are good real estate salespeople and my comments and actions are not directed toward the good, honest and hardworking salespeople.
I do not think this CBS report, or any of my remarks, apply to them.