So, Donald Trump slams REALTORS® and Americans just like he slams so many others while trying to make another ill-delivered point. At a recent “rally” in Grand Rapids, Mr. Trump was talking about how awesome he is because he spends less on his campaign than other candidates do. When comparing political consultants to blood suckers during his speech, The Donald thought it would be brilliant to slam another entire industry to help bring his point home. An industry that stands for home ownership and, in my opinion, the American way.
These PAC’s, the money is all being stolen from inside because the consultants are like blood suckers, they are ten times worse than a real estate salesman or broker. Ten times, which is saying pretty bad stuff.
Mr. Trump might feel like all REALTORS® are ten times worse than a blood sucker, but I am pretty sure I know a few people who will disagree with his ASSessment.
During this holiday season (November and December) I have had the opportunity to help first time home buyers, families, parents of college students, and investors buy and sell homes. Not one of them was left feeling like their blood had been sucked. In fact, I am so fortunate to feel like I have made a real difference in their lives and to feel like we were able to help with these transactions. These kinds of people are why I continue to love what I do after more than 23 years of being a REALTOR®. For me, it isn’t about sucking blood, it is about truly enjoying what I do and helping people make sound decisions.
I am certain that the dozens and dozens of local REALTORS® in our community who volunteer to help with the Healing Field each year don’t feel like blood suckers.
I know that Rob and I haven’t felt like blood suckers when delivering a Thanksgiving Turkey to the homeless for the past 13 years in a row.
I know that Dean and Shar and I won’t feel like blood suckers today when we ring the bell for the Salvation Army to help people in our community. This is part of Real Estate Wednesdays. A day when blood suckers from many brokerages get together to suck money out of the pockets of (willing) people just so that it can be donated to those in need.
Here’s a great video response from a REALTOR in North Carolina named Leigh Brown. As Leigh points out:
REALTORS® that I know are not blood suckers, they are hard working entrepreneurs and they are giving their life blood, their blood sweat and tears to their local communities trying to help people…
Leigh goes on to challenge the millions of licensed real estate agents to give blood at their local blood bank.
I think I’ll join Leigh and donate blood here in my community soon. Maybe some of my blood sucking friends will join me!
But if Mr Trump decides he wants to call Phoenix home, here are some houses that may meet his style. Although I am fairly certain he won’t be calling us as we are not his biggest fans.