EXTERIOR, DAY … MILD-MANNERED BRUCE BANNER’S SHIRT BEGINS TO RIP APART AS HE TURNS A GREEN HUE. EXTRAS SCRAMBLE FOR COVER …
“That does not mean, however, that we should avoid having the conversation just because there are those who would take it as a personal affront to their income earning ability.”
It’s laughable to think that any outsider believes they have the slightest impact on what I earn as a real estate professional. The personal affront I feel for Inman News’s commission series comes not for what it could mean for my bottom line but rather what it does to my own gag reflex. In a word, it’s tacky. In a few more words, it’s the type of invited non-news item that caused me to pack my journalism degree and withdraw to the toy department as a free-lancer.
“As we all know, there are times when our industry needs some prodding towards innovation and discovery of new models/strategies/tactics that are beneficial not only to the professionals, but to the consumers as well.”
Absolutely agreed. So bring on the innovation (and kindly do so without the venture capital, if you please) and see if the market supports the changes. Either you end up being New Coke or Coke Zero. Duh-duh-da-duh-duh-duh. (Or maybe even Tab … completely forgotten in your uniqueness but still on the shelves, albeit with three inches of dust on the top of the cans.)
“I see no reason why compensation should be looked at any differently than subjects such as agency or technology.”
Fine by me. So let’s discuss compensation. Daniel … Jeff … Brad … which one of you would like to be the first to post the figure from last year’s W-2 in the comments?
EXTERIOR, EARLY EVENING: SHIRTLESS BRUCE BANNER WALKS SLOWLY AWAY AS MELANCHOLY MUSIC PLAYS