Noticeably, real estate gurus are vehemently hated with great adulation by some BP posters. After reading their accusations, half-truths and judgments, I am concerned.
Realize, many non-real estate people are directed to BP for information about real estate investors and the industry in general.
What conclusion do you think they come to when reading these posts? The majority of which are based on supposition, are hateful, sarcastic, witless and thus, useless.
After reading these posts, what kind of people do you think will gravitate to our industry?
I submit to you, our real estate industry is rewarding, serving, profitable, challenging and downright fun.
As in all industries, there are pro guru's and, sleaze-bag gurus.
There are about five educators (who you call Guru's) that I hold in very high regard and i will say without hesitation, "what they forget about the real estate in day is more than you (me included) would learn in a lifetime." This includes the High Minded BP Guru writers too.
For over 20 years the few Gurus I learn from do charge for their seminars and rightly so, at an average of $500 per. Others are local pros who genuinely like to help people succeed as long as you try. They are in every town regardless of size and, are true servant leaders.
They do NOT mentor me for a FEE. They eagerly help me with transactions on the phone without an appointment and never ask for a penny in return, true mentors.
Their character and integrity are exemplified without conscious effort and that says something.
They explain the good and the bad aspects of real estate and most importantly, they hold themselves accountable.
How about BP Guru's? Many are noticeably absent of unaccountable as they write behind initials only. Are you including them your opinion of gurus? Evidently so.
Of course, we exclude women from this category of "initials only" for their own safety. These days, regrettably, all women deserve and need the protection of privacy.
My wife's refrigerator magnet says... "Don't judge people just because they sin differently than you do."
Well said and OUCH! Certainly, reminds me of the judgmental and stupid things I say and do, daily. I'm just thankful people are so forgiving. How about you?
Yes, it would take a conscious effort but why not spend our time in a servant leadership role producing good things instead of slander?
As my Dad, a 90-year ex-Iowa farmer says, "if you don't have anything good to say, don't say it." Simple enough, wouldn't you agree?
My vote is, we blow right by the ever-expanding governmental control of our free enterprise real estate business and use our talents and knowledge learned from our gurus to create cleaner, smarter, other-centered, self-reliant real estate transactions to benefit fellow BP members, our family, friends, neighbors, state and nation.
My vote, appreciate not denigrate.