Offers of Success
My inbox is full of offers for education about ways to make more money as a real estate agent. Apparently, when the chips are down and the market slows, everyone becomes an expert or a coach, promising “their” previous experience will surely lead to my ultimate success. I only have one question – what are they doing in today’s market? If their program is so vitally important to my success, why aren’t they out using it for their success?
You know the offers I am talking about; it is not my intent to discredit any training or coaching program. There are many great education and coaching opportunities available which truly are a benefit. I am personally involved in coaching programs.
In the past I have signed up for more info, using my “junk” email account to listen to the ideas and success stories and usually find out what is being sold is the agent who signs up for such programs. It’s amazing the insight you can gain anonymously.
Know the Law
The newest pitch for REALTORS® is doing Loan Modifications. You know you can make as much as $3500.00 doing loan modifications? Per loan! It doesn’t matter if you succeed; you get paid up front, so says some of the ads. Hold on a minute! Did you also know it is illegal in some states to be paid upfront? In some states, you have to have additional licensing to modify loans.
I’m not here to be anyone’s moral compass or ethical guide. You either have it or you don’t! I do have a question, though, why would I throw up a website as a “loan modification” expert, unless I had experience actually helping people get their loans modified. There is probably a legitimate way of helping homeowners who don’t know how to begin the process, but why do these companies who offer training on loan modifications choose REALTORS®?
Jack of all Trades
The message I get from some of the programs offered is, we are desperate to do anything for money and I abhor that message. This is a tough market, no doubt. I just don’t believe we are to be experts in everything. It reminds me of the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”.
I would love to hear your thoughts.