Sunday, November 05, 2006

Some Ideas on Countering NAR Propaganda

Oh, and do you want to do something to counter the NAR's propaganda campaign? Here's some ideas (share your own):
  1. Paste links to bubble blogs in popular on-line forums like craigslist, etc. Do the same to RE agent blogs.
  2. If someone in the MSM (that's "main stream media" by the way) writes an article that strikes you as honest and truthful about housing and is not just towing the party line, then write the author a letter/email praising him/her. Reinforce good behavior, punish bad.
  3. Write a letter to the editor of your local news paper. In the letter, include links to your favorite bubble blogs.
  4. If you have actually read one of David Lereah's books, go to amazon.com and write a review of it. In the review, drop links to your favorite bubble blogs.
  5. Go to open houses. Print your name (or a name anyway) and leave the URL to a bubble blog.

6 Comments:

Blogger Mikhail said...

One other idea to counter the NAR propoganda would be for bubble-bloggers to start a community effort to raise money for a counter advertising campaign (e.g. boycot real-estate until prices are realistc). If the blogger community was able to pull off some feat like this it would generate LOTS of publicity far beyond the ads themselves. It would also make the NAR ads seems petty when masses of people have an opposing view.

Nov 5, 2006, 9:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Tyson said...

Here's an interesting letter sent out by the Minnesota Association of Realtors to all the licensed Realtors in the state.

Basically it's telling them it might not be a bad time to look at a career change.

Anyone know of any other association of Realtors singing a similar tune?

http://mnrealtor.hhpubs.com/lp_10112006/index.html

Nov 6, 2006, 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's a good time to buy or sell a home"

Is it a buyer's market or a seller's market?? I'm confused, I didn't think you could have both. I guess the NAR just wants some business, they don't care if it happens from buyers or from sellers, without transactions, bills don't get paid and vacations don't get taken. Oh, and when all their cars come in on lease, how will they afford new hummers?

So hence the ad stating, "It's a good time to BUY or SELL a home"

They don't care what you do, as long as you do something to generate some revenue for them.

Nov 6, 2006, 3:30:00 PM  
Blogger Marinite said...

When the market was screaming upwards there were articles with realtors quoted as saying "it's a good time to buy". When the market is coming down they are now quoted as saying the same thing. Hence, it is never not a good time to buy according to them. What they really mean is that it is always a good time to pay them a commission.

Nov 6, 2006, 6:27:00 PM  
Blogger Veronica Lodge said...

Are you really suggesting that we direct potential home debtors to websites that expose the National Ass. of Realtors, shady appraisers, dishonest brokers, time-bomb loans, phony equity and shady real estate agents?

What are you trying to do, make the housing market crash?

Nov 6, 2006, 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think countering the NAR's ploy for people to buy is necessary. The ad sounds desperate, and anyone can see that.

Nov 9, 2006, 5:01:00 PM  

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