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Industry needs to hose off mud

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Todd Carpenter is an industry consultant and owner of Bizomi Consulting. He blogs at the Lenderama blog, which he created and maintains. Carpenter will speak during Bloggers Connect at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 23-25, 2008. He answered a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2008? Signs of life. I think the bad news has ebbed, and we'll see a slow recovery in 2008. What advice do you have to help real estate agents and brokers get through this market? Stop telling clients that they are experts and start proving it. The whole industry has been dragged through the mud and it's important to show clients how you are different. What was your first job? My first job in the mortgage industry was a summer job during high school where I was a "gofer." "'Go-fer this, Go-fer that.'" (Think paid intern.) What made you get into real estate? I was born into the real estate industry. I decided ...