Whilst searching for Phoenix real estate news, I came across this little gem on Google Blog Search:
“Idiot Phoenix Realtor says housing was not a bubble because it’ll only drop 10%” It’s from the Chicken Little mindset “Housing Panic” blog.
Given the title, I figured there was a reasonable chance this bubblehead blog was either referring to me, or someone I knew.
Now I’ve never met John personally, but we read each other’s blogs, share thoughts, and we even “guest blogged” together on a local radio show. So I do sort of know John. Certainly well enough to know he’s not an “idiot” and a “dolt” as Housing Panic so maturely proclaimed. I suspect I know John better than “Keith”, the guy that runs Housing Panic, does.
Incidentally, why is it that so many Bubble Blog owners and commenters refuse to use their full names? I find it interesting that the *vast* majority of comments on Housing Panic are by “anonymous”. Is it because these people are afraid to own up to their own opinions? Hmmmm…. but I digress.
I was all set to fire off a comment in defense of John and all my fellow idiot/dolt/lazy/stupid Phoenix Realtors out there. But as I suspected, John doesn’t need my help. His response was outstanding — tactful, classy and backed up with data. And of course devoid of the silly personal attacks/name calling that “Keith” and his readers resort to.
Well done John…
[tags]real estate bubble, bubble heads, housing panic, immature blog owners and commenters[/tags]