Many would say lawyers are the worst profession, but I say realtors. Realtors, and I've known a lot them, are the, well, the scummiest of all professionals. Yeah, I know one or two who do act professional, but overall and by a truly wide margin, these people are interested in only one thing: the deal.
It doesn't matter if they're representing the buyer or seller, it's just the deal.
I'm a renter now, having sold my house about six months before the crash and I've got a good relationship with my landlord, who's got the house up for sale.
These realtors come by and are barely intelligent enough to actually show it; the upgrades, etc.
But forget that. I have the right to let anyone in the house or not.
Today, a realtor came by and wanted to show the house. "You don't have an appointment," I said. "But I called the number listed and there was no answer."
Okay, I've been nice to these people and I'm a bit tired of this sort of thing; it's happened several times. My response: "That's not my problem, I'm busy and if you want to show the house, make an appointment."
Her answer: "Well, I have to show it today, now. These people are from out of town."
"I don't care," I responded. "I'm busy." And I walked away.
Yes, I put 'em lower than lawyers and probably equal to Congress.