Tracy Glesby, My New Favorite Real Estate Agent

TracyGlesbyTracy Glesby is a real estate agent. No doubt she’s good at her job. But D Magazine did not name her a Best Real Estate Agent in either 2011 or 2012, as one would be led to believe by her Facebook page. Glesby and I aren’t friends, so I can’t see her timeline. But the screenshot you see here was taken today. Which is why I like this lady’s moxie. Because last Wednesday, she got a call from our brand manager, politely asking her to remove the Best logos that she had not earned. Some snippets of that conversation:

D Magazine: “I’m curious. How is it that you acquired these logos? I am the person who disseminates these to the winners, so I am unsure how it is you even have one.”

Tracy Glesby: “Uhh, you can just google image it.”

And then:

D Magazine: “Our editors and fact checkers go through a very rigorous process to determine these lists, and when it is misconstrued or intentionally misrepresented by someone claiming to have won when it was not actually bestowed upon them, it really undermines the prestige.”

Tracy Glesby: “Ok, well, now you’re just using a bunch of words that I don’t understand. I’m an end-game person. Let’s just get to the end of this. If I take those two little logos off, are we all good? Because I can do that when I get to the office in the morning.”

As I say, that conversation happened last Wednesday. Yet the logos remain. That there is what you call stick-to-it-ness. You put your house on the market, and it doesn’t sell the first day? Tracy Glesby isn’t going to give up. To make the sale, that lady is going to do whatever it takes.

83 comments on “Tracy Glesby, My New Favorite Real Estate Agent

  1. An end-gamer who, quite appropriately, tosses a mean salad.

    According to her bio, at least.

  2. She may have shot herself in the Leboutin…..her webs seem to be 404. No worries, I am sure mums has her girl tucked away somewhere nice to get over this Kappa Kappa Gamma greek tragedy.

  3. Trials can be so technically limited to the nature and scope of the offense involved, in this case allegedly pasting D logos on her FB page, the cost a trifle for a girl who can afford SMU. Whereas shaming her publicly on the home blog costs the home team nothing, offers wholesale revenge that on the open internet ripples out and lasts a lifetime, and serves her up publicly as a warning to others. Why do you think trials are only a recent development, roadside crucifixions and lynchings being the historical message of choice?

  4. Does “Ok, well, now you’re just using a bunch of words that I don’t understand” work on traffic cops?

  5. so you applaud an illegal act!!??

    if she stole something of yours and people were applauding the thief I’d bet you’d claim double victimization

    grow up

    she is in the wrong

    stick to it ness is for the cancer patient who just keeps fighting

    or the person who has trouble passing their math class but studies long into the night

  6. D Magazine runs an ad for a law firm that shows “The Best Lawyers In America” logo in their ad and congratulates their attorneys who were included without identifying them. Would this be devious, misleading and infringing as well if all of those pictured in the ad were not “included” and would D Magazine be a party to the fraud?
    If Allie Beth Alman were chosen as a D Best, wouldn’t that apply to all of her agents as well?

  7. Two or three years ago D sent out and retracted “Best Realtor” letters to a whole bunch of agents… perhaps poor Tracy was one of them? Everyone knows “D’s Best” is just a voting scam to get your friends to vote for you everyday then “D” hits you up to buy advertising. A much better scam than the one listed above.

  8. Except that she admitted to swiping the logos without permission. Your theory doesn’t hold water.

  9. Except that she kinda didn’t. She only mentioned how she got the logos, not why she sought them to begin with. Per the context shown, anyway.
    (Not down with negative comments re: who gains what recognition and how. ‘Everybody knows the dice is loaded’ so shut it).

  10. Ummm, Jean, if she posted her diploma on her facebook page, would you believe it? Anyone fact-checked her degree?

  11. When you receive these awards there are specific guidelines outlined in the letter about the awards and how you are allowed to use the logos. In effect, you get a media kit to use as an award receipient. You don’t have go swipe the logos from image.google. In addition, they tell you the type face you’re supposed to use when using D-Magazine’s information on promotional materials. There’s very little to interpret on your own. I have no idea about her situation, but it does suck that it was on The Ticket. It perked my ears up as I was driving home.

    I got the “whoops letter” back in 2010. It sucks because it’s a fun party, but I didn’t take the initial letter as personal license to attach their logo to my business card or email signature. I’m not judging anyone that does it because the plagiarism involved on realtor websites is a much bigger issue in my opinion than logo theivery, but that’s another topic all together.

    As far as D-Magazine is concerned with their advertising and the choices for these lists, I can attest that it isn’t tied to advertising. Frankly, I wish it was tied to internet comments, ranch dressing and beer consumption, but that’s not it either.

    It’s tough to be a new agent in Dallas regardless of age, especially inside the loop. The competition is pretty stiff and the old guard keeps their business and business practices close to the vest. The path of legitimacy is often a path that includes some photoshop and image swiping. I’ve seen agents young and old work in the gray. It sucks this she got busted and didn’t take it seriously.

  12. You’re actually on to something, Randy Gibson, Licensed Professional Counselor! You can’t BUY this kind of publicity. If she was smart, she could totally capitalize on it. TRACY, if you’re reading this, it isn’t the end of the world: acknowledge that you made a mistake/misunderstood the awards, be as public as possible about it, take a second to laugh at yourself (with the rest of us), and then give ol’ D Magazine a “Thanks for all the free press!” (the proverbial middle finger).
    Own it. Spin it. Problem solved.

  13. Yes, a few years ago, an outside contractor that we used to conduct research and crunch data screwed up. As a result of that screw-up, we sent congratulations letters to real estate agents that hadn’t actually won. Very embarrassing. We fired that firm and now do the research (phone and mail surveys, etc) and data crunching ourselves.

    We went back and checked. Glesby wasn’t one of the people who received the congrats letter in error.

  14. She’s not good looking at all! Are you kidding??? You must be starved for pretty people! Get some glasses

  15. Yeah, I’m hoping to get a call from D Magazine and happily file suit against her. We’ll teach her some words.

  16. Agreed. I see her crying while sitting naked in a chair, in a frat house basement at a 3 am third rate fraternity basement modelling for a drunken circle jerk session. The woman just looks ugly and greasy.

  17. It is an industry of lies. PICTURE THIS: The day of the real estate agent is gone, like the milk man and the morning mail. PICTURE THIS: A young entrepreneur like “Craig list Craig” or “Angie’s list Angie” decides to wipe all real estate agents off the map by providing all home sales nationwide on line for a small flat fee.

    It can be done, it will be done someday, and we’ll all be better for it. I am too old to do it but some young upstart should definitely consider it.