6.13.2007

YOU'VE BEEN REDFINNED!

UPDATED AND EDITED PER REQUEST:

Today, a temporarily (by request) unnamed site coins a new term- "Redfinned." MTV may have Punk'D, but the Real Estate industry has Redfinned. This word is an adjective used to describe the despair a buyer or seller feels when dealing with a non-responsive-call-center-operator (also known as a Redfin or McDiscount agent) who cannot return or make calls. This word is applicable to the feeling of tearing out hair when the salaried Redfin (or McDiscounter) agent does not feel that they make enough money to acknowledge buyers or sellers, rather they would prefer to read blogs, troll the malls or plaster bandit signs around the city.

The disdain for a lack of customer service was bound to be let out of the bag someday- well, here we are, June 13th, 2007- it's finally "someday."

I encourage you to use this new term (or the logo) on your own site in regard to agents (whether at Redfin or otherwise) that lack service. YOU'VE BEEN REDFINNED!!!

9 comments:

Roberta Murphy said...

That's a hoot--and it could be a term applied to the victim of any real estate agent who neglects his or her duties and leaves a client stranded.

I like it!

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emyerfo said...
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Anonymous said...

Dude, gotta use the term! I have policed by the blog censors before so I would like to ask permission to use the term in my blog!

AUSTIN REALTOR'S WIFE said...

USE IT!!! :)

kris said...

I coined the term "Redfinnish" long ago to describe any company or agent exhibiting the traits you described. Alas, it never caught on.

AUSTIN REALTOR'S WIFE said...

Sweet-

Adjective- Redfinned, Synonym- Redfinnish.

Both work with the Ashton Kutcher graphic, let's adopt BOTH! Plus the original source that got barked at by Redfin legal will be happy to blame it on someone else :)

Anonymous said...

I am referring this post to Redfin, in the hopes that their legal department will pursue the obvious trademark violation by a group of unprofessional (as usual) agents.

AUSTIN REALTOR'S WIFE said...

Anonymous, I can tell you're not a regular reader.

So, thanks for stopping by RealtorWives! :)

Anonymous said...

Why would I be a regular reader of bad writing? Trademark infringement is trademark infringement, so it shows where your ethics lie.