Texas Realtor is a monthly magazine published by Texas Association of Realtors for those of us who are members.
This month the magazine queried six members, five women and one man. The question was this:
WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD CHANGE ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY?
Four of the six said that licensing and membership need to require more education and be more difficult to obtain.
It is not in the personal interest of the management of Realtor associations or the state licensing offices to take steps to make membership and licensing more difficult. To the contrary. Increasing numbers of members increases the employment worth of those who are paid to operate the associations and the licensing offices.
It has always been an irony that this profession continues to make it easy to increase the competition, especially at the risk of those who are skilled.
Until educated, professional real estate brokers and agents put their collective feet down and demand reform, how those four people answered the question will be of no consequence.
BILL CHERRY, REALTORS
DALLAS – PARK CITIES