"An American Hero?"- Gosh, Thanks.

(photo disclaimer: I borrowed that jacket, since I don’t have one, and I was wearing shorts)
Ok, I know this is a little overkill, even for me. Maybe give me some humility points for holding off on reposting this for a week? Sorry, ultimately I just couldn’t contain myself. What is Frank shy about? Well, I was called “An American Hero” by a reporter who felt mislead into a real estate transaction and is sick of Realtors constantly using propaganda saying how the market is always flawless. So his blog was titled “An American Hero” for being a Realtor that tells it like it is, even if it is ugly (most of the blog highlights the ugly, I figure you can get the positive balance elsewhere).

J0NATHAN V. LAST the Online editor at The Weekly Standard (also writes for the Post, WSJ, Washington Times)

  • An American Hero

    Some Galley Friends are aware of my slight misgivings about Realtors. But now I’ve found Frank Borges Llosa–a D.C. area anti-Realtor.

    How great is Frank? If you go by his blog, he seems to know his stuff. And his mission statement seems to be along the lines of Are you sure you really want to buy that place?

    But it gets even hotter–like this long post taking on the National Association of Realtors for their “It’s a great time to buy or sell a home” campaign. (Only Realtors could figure out how to work the square root of -1 into market economics.)

    Here’s Frank on why not to trust the NAR. Here he is on how leverage increases the buyer’s risks. Here he is on how Realtors fudge MLS data.

    Go read it all.

Thanks Jonathan!

Sometimes I wonder if anybody is out there reading this. This will help motivate me. And if you all like the message, make sure to post comments (50 so far) and sign up using Feedblitz (right-hand side of screen) to get daily email summarizes of my postings. No spam, just blogs.

Also, Dear Billy (my best friend, a marine who has been to Iraq twice)
Thanks for your service, I appreciate it. You really are An American Hero (I’m just a dumb Realtor after all).

– Written by Frank Borges LL0SA– Broker/Owner FranklyRealty.com

Videos at YouTube.FranklyRealty.com
Keywords: Housing bubble? Arlington, Alexandria, mls, homes, Real estate, Virginia, DC Realty, Realtor

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5 Responses to “"An American Hero?"- Gosh, Thanks.”

  1. Virginia Homebuyer says:

    You are like that Fox TV show “Magic’s Greatest Secrets Revealed”, but for Real Estate.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That photo is pretty cheesy! Do I see a new business card on the horizon?

  3. tchaka owen says:

    Yes, that is an extremely cheesy photo especially coming on the heels of your Halloween costume!!! But in terms of your writings, yes you’ve been very straight-forward and as a loan officer and realtor who believes in a high level of ethics, I appreciate what you’re doing. Hopefully it will weed out the bad guys and give clients more faith in us. Thanks!

    – Tchaka Owen

  4. Anonymous says:

    You are crazy!


  5. Patricia says:

    This is my favorite post. Too funny. Off to read the rest!

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