Maryland Blogger: Have you read the Danger Report?

Have you read the Danger Report?

Have you read the Danger Report?


“The real estate industry is saddled with a large number of part-time, untrained, unethical and/or incompetent agents. This knowledge gap threatens the credibility of the industry.” Ouch! – Kenneth R. Harney, The Nation’s Housing

Use this link to read the article, in The Washington Post, by Kenneth R. Harney.

Realtors issue a blunt assessment of problems facing their business


This should be required reading for real estate professionals. Many bloggers have complained about the conditions they face on a daily basis. This survey provides a blunt assessment of the problems facing the industry.

"The 160-page study — known as the DANGER report (, or the Definitive Analysis of Negative Game Changers Emerging in Real Estate — was commissioned by NAR’s “strategic thinking advisory committee” and authored by industry consultant Stefan Swanepoel of the Swanepoel /T3 Group. It is based on a survey of 7,899 Realtors and interviews with 74 top realty chief executives, plus additional research. Other problem areas it details concern multiple listing services, state Realtor associations and NAR itself."


Subhash Sharma These blue and bright Spiderworts (Tradescantia virginiana) come from a small family of about 75 plants native to the New World from southern Canada south to northern Argentina including the West Indies. They were introduced into Europe as ornamental plants in the seventeenth century and are now grown as such in many parts of the world. Subsequently some species have become naturalized in various regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and assorted oceanic islands.


Spiderwort, Kentlands, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Spiderwort, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD USA IMG 4521

Photograph by Roy Kelley 

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • July 14 2015 08:55AM


Oh wow Roy Kelley . That was an eye opener .  Taking classes is always important to further education as well as staying on top of new laws etc.

Posted by Vera Gonzalez, Gonzo For Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

Roy- I'm definitely going to read this.  Hope you and Dolores are having a great weekend. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 4 years ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a nice evening.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Roy Kelley , I will read this.. I'm going to re-blog to make it easy to find the link.  Thank you.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 4 years ago

Great post Roy Kelley ....I will read this one for sure ....Thanks as always for providing all of us with great info!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 4 years ago

This has always been the case, part timers make one no less or no more a professional. News is news and a lot is made up the worse one makes it the better it sells. Wonder why no one believes the news anymore.


Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) almost 4 years ago

I downloaded it a few weeks ago and read bits of it but have yet to dedicate any time to it.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago


Thanks for sharing the like to the Washington Post article . . . . Ill read it on Sunday.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

I have read parts of it but need to finish reading it.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Have a great Sunday and an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

You bet - and was surprised to see how many "ostriches" out there adopted the position that it wasn't true - and even if it was - it wasn't relevant.  Time will tell.

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments. Enjoy the weekend. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

I haven't read it yet Roy, but I will!  The industry has undergone so many major changes since I was first licensed in 1981.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago

We have the coldest morning of the season in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is definitely time to get out the sweaters.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Well, I agree on the part that some agents would need to use more training.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 4 years ago

We have a chilly Monday morning in Maryland. We have not yet had the hard frost that will end the season for our still blooming dahlias. 

Have an outstanding week. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago