A number of my readers have had some interesting conversations with sales people from a certain real estate portal (Not Domain and not REA) and have communicated this to me on a number of occasions. I let this slip for the first one or two times but recently this has become a bit of a regular occurance.
This is how it all works. Salesperson chats to agent about joining said portal. Agent brings up some interesting comments about the portal, salesperson asks if they read this blog. Now here is where it gets interesting.
Salesperson informs agent that I am funded by one of the large portals (REA) and that a CEO of this portal (Simon Baker) is an investor in my company/this blog. I am unhappy to report that this is 100% untrue and that I have never received any monies or favours from any portal or company from this site or any of my companies. I dedicate my time and resources to this site FREE of any affiliations or involvement in any other entities other than my own.
So please come up with something better in the future, because this tactic is obviously not working. Clear?