What do you do when you have been inflating sales numbers for years and years to make it appear that it was a seller’s market to help you get higher prices (and sales commissions) … and the bottom falls out and you have years of lower projected sales looming ahead of you?
Well, if you are the National Association of Realtors … you conveniently discover that the higher number you were reporting for years was an “error”. You then “correct” the “error” by re-publishing lower historical data.
Now, when you compare the lower sales to the previous years … it looks like a lower drop and gives you a chance to make it look as if the increases are more dramatic.
Man … you gotta hand it to these guys. They know how to make chicken crap smell like chicken salad, don’t they?
People will actually fall for this. You watch.