The 21st Century Realtor® Declaration of Independence…

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one Profession to change the Psychological Image that has connected them with the Customers they serve and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station of being a consumer in the marketplace competing with them to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the change.

A Declaration of Your Independence!
A Declaration of Your Independence!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Realtors® are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Wealth in Real Estate

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of thought or ideology becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People in that Profession to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new thought or idea, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Ideas long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that Realtors® are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to fix things for themselves by abolishing the old fashioned ideas to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object (A nefarious plan designed to keep Realtors® Listing Agents or Buyers Agents) , it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such an Idea, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Realtors®; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Real Estate.

The Plight of the American Realtor® is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these free and equal Entrepreneurs.

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The Abuses of The Modern Realtor®

Our Potential Customers repeatedly treat Realtors® as “necessary evils” in the transaction.   In service to another, Realtors® have upheld a Code of Ethics and Honor; and have acted faithfully.

Some Clients have easily Cancelled  our listings, or being less than truthful when Selling or Buying Real estate.  Causing our families to live the precipice of financial ruin based on the fickleness of others.

Some Clients have been duplicitous when buying… using our valuable and good services for free… only to buy through another.

Some Clients have been dishonest… using our services to benefit themselves, only to demand rebates, or commission cuts at the closing tables.

Abuses By Banks And Mortgage Companies

Our Mortgage Officers and Brokers refuse to be open and honest with the Realtors® who represent their customers.

Mortgage Officers and Brokers have repeatedly and without regard referred our clients that we have introduced to them to other agents.  

They have been “less than honest” about the qualifications of their potential buyers.  Too many times, our Clients have counted on our counsel… only to have it frustrated by the actions of the Mortgage Broker or Officer.

Greed Caused This.
Greed Caused This.

We have stood by as our Profession has been decimated by the actions of the very Banking Institutions we cooperate with.

We have watched helplessly as our Customers and Clients have lost their homes due to the actions of the greedy.

Abuses By Our Associations

Our Associations have obstructed our paths to self determination by repeatedly programming us to only be “Listing” or “Buying” Agents.

They have refused to create clearer regulations or create classes… the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.  Allowing Investing Realtors® to assist the public in more compelling and clear way.

Our Association has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies of Lawyers, ready to enforce the will of a small, yet vocal group of archaic practitioners… clinging on to the vestiges of Real Estate Past.

Our Boards of Real Estate implement regulations that are tedious, and difficult but for the most astute practitioner to follow.  These regulations do nothing to protect the public, yet create reams of paper from the natural habitat we must deforest.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Relief in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated “No’s” .

An idea,  no matter how old, or useful it was in former times past; whose character is thus marked by every act which may define Tyranny, is unfit to be the Dominant Practice of a free Entrepreneurial Realtor®.

Abuse by Fellow Realtors®

Our Fellow Practitioners who are not Entrepreneurially Minded have stood as silent witnesses; if not actively preventing a legitimate sale, then critiquing our goals.

Our Real Estate Brokerages have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of agents and Branch Managers to harass our teams and waste time with new and useless administrative programs to file endless paperwork.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Agent and Broker Brethren.  We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their rules to prevent our personal investing behavior...to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.

We have reminded them of the circumstances of our Investing and Decision to be here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these crazy beliefs, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and community.

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of friendship. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind,

Enemies in Negotiations… in Peace Friends.

I, therefore, being the the Representative of The Red Pill Investor Podcast, and TenMinuteSkill;  in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of my intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good Listeners and Readers of these Podcasts and Blogs do solemnly publish and declare, That these Red Pill Investors are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent Realtors®.

That they are Absolved from all Allegiance to any Idea that does not serve them in their Real Estate Career, and that all political connection between them and the Exclusive Agency, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent Realtors®, they have full Power to Make Contracts, establish Multiple Streams of Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Entrepreneurs may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, I mutually pledge to each of you my Time, My Intellect,  and My sacred Honor.

– Karl Krentzel

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