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Don’t be a Dork.

I am a Dork

In my daily email from, I got a link to this.  It said, “Don’t be dorky”.  It is probably important to not be a dork, so I am passing it along.

It seems the editor from NAR found the original here and trimmed out all the other stuff except the don’t be a dork part.

Don’t.  Okay?

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Russell has been an Associate Broker with John Hall & Associates since 1978 and ranks in the top 1% of all agents in the U.S. Most recently The Wall Street Journal recognized the Top 200 Agents in America, awarding Russell # 25 for number of units sold. Russell has been featured in many books such as, "The Billion Dollar Agent" by Steve Kantor and "The Millionaire Real Estate Agent" by Gary Keller and has often been a featured speaker for national conventions and routinely speaks at various state and local association conventions. Visit him also at and



  1. Mark Eibner

    August 22, 2008 at 6:17 am

    we’re at it again Don’t be a Dork.: COME ON- support the 28th Amendment by commen..

  2. Mack in Atlanta

    August 22, 2008 at 6:02 am

    If plagiarism were found to be an ethics violation, would NAR be guilty?

  3. Mariana

    August 22, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I am not okay with this.
    I am a dork, and take complete offense to this Dork-Bashing that is now perpetuated by NAR. If this does not cease and desist immediately, I will be forced to stop being a real estate agent and go audition for Survivor.

    This is ridiculous. I am crying now. Thanks, NAR.

  4. Jennifer Allan

    August 22, 2008 at 10:25 am

    THANKS for the mention! I had to laugh when I saw that post – I mean, c’mon… surely there was something a little more meaningful in the original post than what they pulled out! This happened to me once before – I wrote a brilliant (IMNTBHO) piece about Prospecting without a Sales Pitch and they cut it down to an abysmally boring piece and actually credited me with it – as if I wrote the silly thing! I threw a fit about it, but didn’t get anywhere… At least this one makes it clear that I’m not the author of the summary (I hope).

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Russell Shaw

    August 22, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Mariana, I totally agree. The Dork-bashing must come to an end.

    Jennifer, all that was missing in the “excerpt” was the heart and soul of what you wrote. Now, why would you take offence at that? 🙂

  6. The Harriman Team

    August 22, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    You’ll notice the D.O.R.K. who wrote that excerpt (that makes Cliff Notes look like War & Peace by comparison, BTW) didn’t put HIS name anywhere in it, now did he? To paraphrase Obi-Wan: Who’s more dorky, the dork or the dork that massacres blog posts like that?

  7. Paul Francis, CRS

    August 23, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Pretty dorky summary by I’m kind of feeling Dorky that I send them money to support dorky summaries when I can read Jennifers great posts (and the whole post) on AR for free.

  8. Jennifer Allan

    August 23, 2008 at 7:28 am

    A follow-up blog on Active Rain (and yes, Paul, it’s FREE! Thanks for the compliment!):

  9. Paul Francis, CRS

    August 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Hmmm… I’m feeling the need for an annual Dorky Blog Award. Any suggestions for a name?

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