Since my portion of the commission will be less than that paid to the government under the new Obamacare real estate transfer tax scam, I humbly request that you purchase this house prior to December 31, 2010.
As of today 22 September, 2010 we are reducing the list price to encourage you to make an offer, This substantial reduction from $580,000 to $485,000 is in direct response to our desperate need to sell this house before the Obama real estate transfer tax is imposed, because we understand that the value of the house will automatically decrease by 3.5% on January 1, 2011.
But since Missouri law forbids the payment of any percentage of the sale of real estate to anyone who is not licensed in the state of Missouri, I am considering filing a complaint with the Missouri Real Estate Commission.
MO Revised Statutes; MO.339.020. "It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, association, or corporation, foreign or domestic, to act as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson, or to advertise or assume to act as such without a license first procured from the commission".
Further on as you read the statutes the law forbids anyone who is not licensed in the state to receive any portion of a commission for services related to real estate transactions.
By confiscating 3.5% of the real estate transaction, Obama is effectively taking a commission from the sale of real estate in all 57 oops, 50 States. In fact just the 3.5% seems very close to what is frequently charged in a 50/50 split of a 7% commission. So is Obama now in violation of the FTC's antitrust laws, by establishing a "standard" commission!