As I plead my case to the court of public opinion, I cannot help but think I never gave it much thought. We had a very nice lady, that was interviewing agents to short sale her Valencia CA home, sit down with me in our offices.
Besides all of the Short Sale information I relayed to her, she had a question. “What is the difference between a Short Sale Specialist and a Short Sale Expert?”
As I wrote on our REMAX Foreclosure and Short Sale blog when discussing a similar topic, it set me back.
In the law enforcement, military and special operator realms when it comes to “specialists” and “experts”, they usually never tell you how great they are. They are labeled Specialist or Expert by their colleagues. Of course, being labeled an expert or specialist by your equals is always much more honorable than saying it yourself to everyone you meet.
Furthermore, some of the most dangerous men and women that I have ever met never talked about how “dangerous” they are. Those that did talk about how great they were – weren’t.
Thee “Buzz” words in real estate that agents use to solicit clients or appear different are some of the following:
- Top Producing Realtor
- Short Sale Expert
- Short Sale specialist
- Certified short sale specialist
- Number one agent
- Voted Best Real Estate agent
- Voted best real estate team
- voted number one agent 🙂