Sensationalism,The Media and McDonalds

Last week, I saw at least five different articles mentioning the closure of Re/Max 2000. The blogs on az central have had a bunch of comments and they love that stuff. The fact is, the poor decisions and media nightmare for this guy (Kline) effect a very small percentage of people in real estate. I know that there were (are) many very good agents that work(ed) at Re/Max 2000. Much of the public doesn’t realize that each of these offices are independently owned and that, Re/Max as a whole is NOT closing down. Yesterday, I met with some clients to go over some things pertaining to our transaction. It just so happens that the buyer’s agent works for Re/Max so “mrs. seller” asks if “we” should be concerned. Once I explained that (most) agents are independent contractors and that many offices are franchised, they got a better picture of the situation. Funny thing, she compared him to a McDonalds employee! 🙂
I personally know brokers and agents from the company and have a lot of respect for some of them. You see, agents have a license and unless they choose to be a broker, their license must be “under” a broker to practice real estate.
If this is all clear as mud and you want to know anything about the real estate industry or about the market in your area.. “Just Call Nick!” – I’d be glad to help..

About Nick Bastian

Nick Bastian is a 25 year veteran of the real estate industry and enjoys his career very much. Nick is always available to “talk shop” with anyone that may have real estate related questions. “Just Call Nick” at 602-803-NICK (6425) – he’s glad to help.
Nick can also be found over on the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog and on Twitter or out and about in the community making friends and having some fun.

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