Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

8 responses to “Kleenex, Q-Tip, Band-Aid… Realtor”

  1. Alan

    My Zune is not an iPod.


    You can google it on Live Search.

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  2. christiangustafson

    On HousingPanic we prefer the term “real-estate clerk” over the archaic REALTOR®.

    Prepare to be disintermediated!

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  3. witzend

    Yeah, Realtor = clerk (with an agenda).

    Why hasn’t this occupation been rendered obsolete by the internet -as car dealers should have been by now?

    Just have no respect for someone who suceeds in their career to the extent they take advantage of their clients/customers.

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  5. The Tim

    Wow, Jon. Thank you for enlightening us all about how worthless I am and how great and wonderful you are.

    I would applaud you, but your self esteem clearly does not need my help.

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  6. Jon

    The Tim,

    Hardly! I respect what you write, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. I hate when I argue a point and it’s discredited without further thought… it’s not your fault… it’s the mentality of some of the bloggers… which I respect… sometimes.


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  7. witzend

    Hey, Jon:

    The “100 hour weeks”, does that include “sleeping on it” or what?

    “$100K over asking” – might have happened, bet it won’t in the future. Hell, In that case, I’d be glad I didn’t have an agent!

    You might well be an upright, do-right kind of guy, but until many of the flakes that have entered your profession as of late are finally flushed-out, I feel justified.

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  8. The Muser

    Wow, Jon, it’s guys like you that make me want to employ someone of your profession when buying a house. Seriously… send me your business card, so I can put it where it belongs.

    It’s no wonder homebuyers don’t often like their real estate professionals/realtors/brokers/whatever moniker people want to use to refer to people who help people buy homes. If anyone knows any of these folks in Seattle WITHOUT an attitude, please let me know.

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