This is my Blog: Mike Lafferty – The Real Estate Guru. What’s a Real Estate Guru you ask? First lets start with the definition of Guru.
noun gu·ru \ˈgu̇r-(ˌ)ü, ˈgü-(ˌ)rü also gə-ˈrü\
- a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism
- a teacher or guide that you trust
- a person who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular subject
I qualify for two of the three definitions. I’ll let you figure out which two.
Now, even if a person qualifies for the title of Guru it still takes some confidence (arrogance) to tell others you’re a GURU. Or does it? Do a quick google search for Real Estate Guru and 16,000 results come up. Even better do a quick search for Real Estate Expert and 180,000 results come up. All you have to do is look at Facebook or Twitter or any social media and you will see every Realtor is an expert in Luxury Property or beach front property. Nobody ever says they are an expert in the everyday average middle class property, which most of us are. Did you know that once an individual passes the state test and gets a license they are deemed an expert in real estate. Then you have the coaches. Real Estate Sales associates pay big money to have these Real Estate Coaching Guru’s tell them everything they all ready know, but they are a Coaching Guru and thus can set high fees for their knowledge.
If you spend any time watching the many 24/7 news channels they frequently have Real Estate experts on telling us what the market is like, but the best is when they have on the Real Estate Guru’s. The funny thing is these “Guru’s” don’t say any more than the experts and most time say what is learned in Real Estate 101. I think it’s the hair that makes them a Guru.
I’ve sold real estate for 11 years now. I’ve been the broker/owner of The Lafferty Group Real Estate for 8 years and brokered close to 600 deals. I’m a past president of My Local Realtors association and a licensed real estate instructor. I have a Finance degree from The University of Florida and I don’t take myself very seriously. This blog will be sarcastic most of the time with some important real estate information sprinkled in to help anyone that reads it.
So, with all that, this is my blog and I am now your – Real Estate Guru