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Comment No.: REW-0347
Received: 11/08/2005
Organization: Weichert University
Commenter: Ohlinger, Keith
State: MD
Attachments: None


Comments:

From: ironbearone@earthlink.net [mailto:ironbearone@earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 6:37 PM
To: ATR-Real Estate Workshop
Subject: "Competition and the Real Estate Workshop" -- Comment, Project
No. V050015

Dear Department of Justice:

I work as a trainer for Weichert Realtors in Bethesda MD. I meet with and train between 100-200 new and experienced agents per week. The single biggest issue that shocks new agents is how competitive real estate is, followed by the second biggest issue of how hard they will have to work to succeed. I started three years ago and of my training class of over 50 people only 5 of us remain. Our local real estate association, GCAAR, has over 11,000 members and within that number we have seen a 41% turnover since 2003! Real estate is extremely competitive, and I ask someone who disagrees to kindly quit their current job and join our ranks. They will soon find out the real truth.

Sincerely,

Keith Ohlinger
Training Specialist
Weichert University
6610 Rockledge Drive, Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20817
Office: 301-718-4154
Fax: 301-718-4144