Great Real Estate Clerk Rant.
Just got the following, hearfelt rant in my email box from this guy. I think it speaks to the hubris, bad faith, and frustration we're seeing from real estate clerks out there as they begin to reap what they've sown. With Q1 sales down 24%, and May sales looking even worse, it's easy to see what's got Ethan's knickers in a knot. One wonders if his sales pitch will continue to fall on deaf ears.
Seth Jayson, I just read your article "Housing Slumps, who's surprised?I have to say, in my opinion, you are a total jerk. You actually sound gleeful that the market has tanked. Why, because you predicted it X number of months ago? So did 10,000 other talking heads, along with most of us in the real estate business. No extreme cycle goes on forever, and we all knew it would end. But we don't get giddy about it, and we don't brag to other people about how long ago we knew. Even those of us who sold a half dozen homes right before the bubble burst, and made more money than you will make in the next 10 years. Stick that in your fool's cap.You see, Seth, many people are losing their homes, and other people whose livelihoods are connected to real estate (inspectors, appraisers, repair people, roofers, carpet layers, tile setters, etc) are losing their jobs. So maybe you better think about that before you congratulate yourself on being so f_____'n smart.E. Roberts
My fave quote from his web page: "I'm not one of those pushy Realtors!"