People, You’re Pathetic

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentIf you feel a Trulia Voices post coming on, you’re absolutely right!

Here’s the set up … a prospective investor from Italy asks about the Tucson real estate market and the feasibility of taking advantage of the Euro’s strength against the dollar to invest in a home in the Old Pueblo and turn it into a rental property.

Like clockwise, “helpful” agents come out of the woodwork from across the country not to add the slightest bit of value to the conversation but merely to ask why this person isn’t looking in their neck of their woods.

  • “I sell Real Estate in Orange County California”
  • ” Why just Tucson? Have you checked out the Western North Carolina area?”
  • “I am not familiar with the Toucson area but I can tell you that in the Northwest panhandle of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico your dollars could purchase a small beach side home or condominimum[sp]”

Of course, the last answer assumes Mother Nature doesn’t relocate your home to an inland part of the state. But that’s another argument for another time.

Do any of these folks truly believe their look professional ignoring the question and blatantly pandering for business? Even Tobey shows a little more dignity than this when begging for table scraps – not much, but at least a little bit.

It’s times like this that I’m almost ashamed to be in the same profession as these types. If anything, the transparency in real estate has been most successful in exposing the lack of depth and absence of either logic or empathy that many agents bring to the table.

Oh, well … back to marking the answers as spam, not that it seems to have much impact on the ability to post future drivel on Trulia Voices.

[tags]Phoenix real estate, Trulia voices[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Jay Thompson 10 years ago

    It was truly pathetic… they descended like vultures on a dead dog. (No offense to Tobey)

    Condominimum…. sheesh. I can forgive an out of state agent for misspelling “Tucson” (though the investor form Italy managed to get it right), but condominium? Puhleese.

  • Hi! I'm Rudy from 10 years ago

    Hi JD!

    You make some valid points. However, just like w/ any online community forum, you will have both good and bad questions and answers. That’s the nature of a forum. Having said that, I just published an updated version of the top 10 tips on how to use trulia voices –

    Let me know if I missed anything JD!


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  • John Schneider 10 years ago

    unfortunately, all the tips in the world won’t change these vultures behavior,

    and worse yet, professional agents, who might actually have some good advice, will avoid being in the company of these loathsome types