The National Association of Realtors released a survey that said that public opinion about Realtors set a record high for the third year in a row [RISMedia].

Those surveyed were asked about the effectiveness of their Realtors and 59% found them to be effective. The NAR has been touting this as part of their 8 year public awareness campaign.

Being a Realtor can be a tough job. Is it just me or is 59% on the low side? I am not clear why this figure is being touted so much.

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3 Responses to “A Record 59% Of Consumers Think Realtors Do A Good Job: Is This A Lot?”

  1. Chris A. Randolph says:

    It is not just you, 59% is just not that great. I would imagine that this figure is being touted as good because it represents an improvement over earlier figures. A great many people simply do not trust real estate agents. The blame may lie in part with a few bad apples tainting the industry and hence peoples perception. Did you see the news article where various professions were rated according to their perceptions? Real estate professionals rated next to last, just ahead of attorney’s. The legal community, mostly hard working ethical individuals like real estate brokers, is also prone to this perception, probably due to the same reasoning. Excess negative attention from the media and a lack of a rational, clear look at what we really do. Chris A. Randolph Citi-Habitats New York, NY

  2. Robert Schwartz says:

    If I write the survey questions, I will determine the results. Surveys like this are meaningless.

  3. pcampbell says:

    I would not be satisfied with a 59% rating on my job performance. Unfortunately, the ” a few bad apples just doesn’t do it for me. I do not agree that lawyers, real estate brokers and appraisers, in general, do a good job. My personal experience has been that I would not trust most of them as far as I could throw them. Sorry.