It is bad enough that after every closed real estate transaction, the mortgage broker on the other side -- the guy who represents the buyer, mind you, when I represent the seller -- decides to include my email address in a personal marketing scheme. They all tend to do this. It's complete spam to me. I don't work with buyers and do not need their services, and if ever the opportunity presented itself for me to recommend a mortgage broker, it would not be that company. In fact, I would go out of my way to tell buyers to stay away from this kind of spammer guy.
I'm a walking marketing target to these people because I hold a real estate license. How about holding a human license? Like a birth certificate? Does that give companies a right to target you? But they do, day in and day out. It is particularly disturbing when they they dress in disguise and present you with, say, a news article. You think, hey, exciting news about something new, and then you realize it is an advertisement.
Say what you want about the predicative powers of The Minority Report.
I just want the news. Like most people. We want a reporter or a writer to describe what happened. Without embellishments or product placement or opinions. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: The Difference Between Real News or a Con Job.
Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.
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