My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: Blind Allegiance

Blind Allegiance

Sarah PalinDid you see that a new book "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years" by former Palin insider Frank Bailey is about to be released? They call it a scathing tell-all. It is apparently based on emails that Palin sent to Bailey over the years. My personal opinion of Sarah Palin: the only thing good to come from her fame was the incredible skits Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey did. But hey, that is just my opinion.

I'm really in a mood today, so when I read the AP story on this book, it just got me started, but the book is not really what I am on to. I've told my agents over and over again that emails are fine for general communication between them and their clients and other agents as well. But they are NOT to be depended on (because sometimes they don't go thru, and you don't know that). They are however a written record, and will likely live forever - somewhere. If any anger or disappointment or accusing etc. etc. etc. happens, it is best to make a telephone call. Or meet in person. It's too easy to let an email take on a life of its own. People talking with each other, that is how we negotiate and solve problems. Then an email to verify the record of what we talked about. I don't EVER want to see a story about Blind Allegiance to John M Scott. NEVER.  And I ALWAYS protect My clients.

I'll be honest, what's really got me ticked off: my car was stolen last night. And I'm really not happy.(Understatement for the G-Rated). My partner was out and about in the car to the gym and other places. I was just walking home from the office when I found out. Did you know that if the person driving the car at the time is not the registered owner, they can't make a police report? Only the registered owner can do that, and in person. And the police didn't show up at my house until 4 hours later. 4 hours for that car to go where ever. I'm off subject now, but I had to RANT. Kind of like how Sarah Palin makes me feel. No offense Sarah.

 

John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

Comment balloon 14 commentsJohn M. Scott • May 25 2011 12:30PM

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Sorry to hear about your car. Yikes! Just proves that exercising is not as good for your blood pressure as they claim...

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) about 7 years ago

Love, love, love your post! Sorry about your stolen car and I'm sending you good thoughts it will be retrieved--soon and in good condition. Thanks for contributing something real, personal and pertinent! Tina rocks the Sarah! Unbelievable so many people gave her any credibility.

Posted by Karen Hunt, Seattle Real Estate Broker | Hunt Seattle Homes, Skyline Properties (www.SeattleHomeBuzz.com, Skyline) about 7 years ago

I totally agree with you about Sarah Palin. Tina Few was awesome! The only woman I think is worse than Sarah Palin is that Michele Bachman (sp?), congresswoman from Minnesota I think. She's frightening. And to think that enough people actually voted for her that she got elected! Scarey.

Posted by EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat (Russel Ray Photos) about 7 years ago

I can’t believe my last comment for the day is going to be about Sarah Palin. I think Eric already said everything I would said. Palin and Bachman are, well, I better just leave it at that since I’m a nice guy.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) about 7 years ago

Ken & Leslye, Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, I stopped going to the gym years ago - bad for my back!

 

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) about 7 years ago

Karen, I like to make things personal - its when I am the most energized in blogging. I appreciate your good thoughts, immensely!

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) about 7 years ago

Eric and Jim, I totally understand where you are coming from. And Tina Fey just totally rocks as Sarah. hopefully we won't have to see her in that part in the future.....

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) about 7 years ago

You are very wise in your words about being careful what we write!  Good point.  Very sorry about your car, though...has it been recovered? 

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 7 years ago

Thank you for your kind thoughts Susan. And for understanding that my post wasn't really about Sarah Palin - it just got me going. No, the car is still missing.....It hasn't gone across any of the bridges yet though (fastrac would have told me that) so maybe it's still in the City.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) about 7 years ago

Hi John, Sorry to know that your car has been stolen, any news yet?. I didn't follow politic and have no comment.

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Kwee, just like I told Susan, it wasn't really all about Sarah;) No news on the car yet - I can only hope...

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) about 7 years ago

John~ You are so right. Never put anything in writing that you don't want to see later in court--that includes text messages.  Along that same line, I always try to maintain a semblance of intelligence in emails, using proper grammar and spelling.

I do like emails, however, because they provide a record of what I actually said. So often, I get a phone call where the other person says to me, "You said...." and their impression of what I said is inaccurate.

I hope the thief is caught!

Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) about 7 years ago

Thanks Liz, you got the important gist of my message! And no, the car is still gone...

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) about 7 years ago

So sorry to hear about your car.  That hurts for a long time.  We had a pickup stolen in the '80's , my husband still looks for it on the road :)  Rest of your blog, great!  I love Tina Fey, hope she is gearing up again!

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source (CastNet Realty) about 7 years ago

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