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You know, when I got started in real estate, I had no idea the image or stereotype some people had of us.

I loved my Realtor and wanted to be just like her! In my "I just passed my real estate test" bliss, I pranced around proudly boasting that I am a Realtor.

Then came the confusing reactions; confusing to me.

I thought the winces were a response to wayward spittle accidentally shooting of my mouth, but no. I soon learned that it was the profession.

The profession was tainted by those before us. I don't know when agents started getting the bad rap or who put us there, but I'd like to have a few choice words with them. I don't know what it will take to pull us out of the sludge or be scraped off the pond, but I will tell you there are a lot of us that have integrity and care about our community.

You can find those agents at the Doubletree Resort in Scottsdale this Saturday. They will be supporting and raising money to help send 25 special kids to Camp Rainbow, a Phoenix Childrens' Hospital camp for kids who have or have had cancer or a chronic blood disorder.

Every year these wonderful youngsters enjoy fun, lots of activities and meaningful experiences. How great is that?

Here's how you can help:

Come to the show!

We would love, love, love to see you!

Doubletree Resort 5401 N. Scottsdale Road. Scottsdale, Ariz. 85250.

Bring your friends and family too. We let you in at 5 p.m., you can browse silent and live auction items and then the show starts at 7 p.m.! Get tickets!

Make a donation!

Not bad for a bunch of people that float on top of a pond. Not bad at all.


When not floating on the top of a pond, Realtor Diane Brennan joins Valley journalist Linda Williams for That Real Estate Show Saturdays at 3 p.m. on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR.

Diane Brennan, That Real Estate Show, Realtor, weekend host

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