There is a body of opinion within the industry that shares some of the concerns regarding real estate agent education that I brought up in my post. The issues have been out there and are under continuous debate. So please don't shoot the messenger.
But recently I ran into an agent that had the following designations on her card ...."Sally Smith, ABR, GRI, CDPE, CRS, & EPro." Ya gotta be kidding me! This person has more designation letters then letters in their name.
Larchmont Property underwent a downturn over the past year. Traditionally, this market had been quite resistant to recession forces however, the crash of 2008 brought prices down. But while it brought prices down those lower prices brought out buyers - particularly in the single family home market.
One of the reasons I don't have a photo on my business card or web site is because agent photos have gotten so ridiculous. I'm firmly convinced that if I put my 45-year-old mug on a card, people would automatically think I was 80 years of age. After all, having a photo that is dated to about half of our actual age seems to be the industry standard.