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Editor's note: Inman News has invited our readers to join in the Roadmap to Recovery editorial project (click here for details). The Roadmap seeks to chart the best course ahead for the real estate industry as it weaves through a devastating downturn. The following is a guest essay by a former brokerage company manager. A number of years ago, while transitioning from agent to management, my manager called me into his office. I had been appointed to one of the top offices as an assistant manager and was just winding down my listings and deals. The manager had just completed an exit interview with an agent who he had brought with him when he was recruited from another company. He was most distraught, as the agent was leaving to one of our competitors -- a competitor that had a good ...