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I Don’t Give A &%!@* What You Think, You ^#%$!

When I first started writing for AG, at the kind and generous invitation of Benn and Lani Rosales, I took up the liberal side on various political issues that might have some impact on real estate professionals. Predictably, that got a lot of, er, negative comments directed both at me and at AG.  “We want real estate blogging” became the mantra.

So I switched up and started writing a little about what it’s like to be a non-geek in the new(ish) Web 2.0 world of Facebook, Twitter and the rest.  After all, not all of us spend endless hours pouring over code, the latest and greatest WordPress Theme, squeeze pages, stealth sites and the meaning of “engagement”.

The Power of Selective Memory

To the credit of most of the AG readers some highly substantive and helpful comments  were posted. Technical help from some. Anecdotal evidence gleaned from personal experience from others.  There was also the smattering of “Yeah. I don’t know WTF is going on, either.”

Still there are those who, like the home seller who remembers their neighbor’s house sold for [insert price $200,000 over market value here], seem to want continue the pointless invective. It seems some folks still think I’m writing about stuff they can call me names about (note: I stopped writing about any type of politics – left, right or center – over a month ago.) and continue to get their jollies doing so.

Get Over It

Back when Dr. Phil’s star was rising he used to have this great therapeutic advice — “Get over it.”

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How true.

Sure.  I know the economy is bad, business isn’t as much fun as it used to be, there are family stresses. Hey, we all have bad hair days.

More to the point, though, is that all this ad hominen scolding just doesn’t do anything for me.  If you want to get down and dirty, go ahead and pick a fight with the agent on the other side of your next real estate transaction.  Go to the Huffington Post if you want to get your energy up and find someone who’ll piss back on your lawn.

Or you can keep bashing my posts.

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“Loves sunrise walks on the beach, quaint B & Bs, former Barbie® boyfriend..." Ken is a sole practitioner and Realtor Extraordinaire in the beautiful MD Suburbs of DC. When he's not spouting off on Agent Genius he holds court from his home office in Glenn Dale, MD or the office for RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Fulton, MD...and always on the MD Suburbs of DC Blog



  1. Joe

    May 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    “We want real estate blogging” became the mantra.

    Can you blame them? This is a real estate blog, isn’t it?

  2. Justin Boland

    May 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Joe, considering the US Federal Government, for all intents and purposes, IS the real estate market in 2010, I never felt that political discussions were out of line here. AG’s willingness to take chances is part of what makes it such a worthy read.

  3. Benn Rosales

    May 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Loud noises! #anchorman #ilovelamp

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