Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Realtors

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.

Complaints and Problems

Okay, I'm doing it again…even on her day off, today, she starts with the complaints about her job.

Is this woman so bloody stupid and self-absorbed that she doesn't understand that I can't do anything but provide advice, which is see the HR person again. You have a legitimate complaint, it's his job and he fixed at least temporarily. So it occurs again, you go back.

It's not about me, but I have problems everyday – we all do. Most of us, at least those I know, take action and continue to do so until there's a satisfactory resolution.

So, here's my advice to all: It's your life. If you've got a problem, deal with it. Get it fixed. Sure, not all problems can be resolved absolutely to your satisfaction; maybe not to your satisfaction at all, but resolved in any event.

Let them go, one way or another, let them go. As is often said, we've only got so much time and it's the most valuable thing we have.

How we spend it is the most important thing.

I will not
have it stolen from me.