I have further thoughts on the NAR business, but I’ll lay those aside for a separate post. Meanwhile, Glenn Kelman taught me long ago to listen for the pain, when Realty.bot executives talk to the media or to the public.
Kelman is Cs, and Redfin built its entire business around the Cautious temperament. His lamentations and rejoicings over this piddly-shit NAR “settlement” result from his failures to appeal to a Cautious clientele – the only people who care how Buyer’s Agents get paid.
Here’s worse news for Kelman and all the Realty.bot WannaBrokers – mostly Ci, so even less connected to real people: No rainmakers, no rain.
Housing Wire: NAR launches interactive training to combat Housing discrimination. Totally not sick-making. The real estate licensing laws are a huge hurdle for poor communities trying to engender their own middle class. Being ‘diasporatized’ by fair-housing interventions doesn’t help, either. An NAR that cared about black-, brown- and red-skinned lives would get the hell out of the way. Failing that, it would offer Grasshopper-to-Ant classes everywhere, all the time. Take note: Lip service is all you’ll ever get from these goons. Why would they want anything to change?
Redfin: Housing Market Update: Homebuying Picks Up After Election Week, Pending Sales Up 29% From 2019. Not even gonna pick on ’em.
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