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Sunday is chores day around my house. This Sunday, I think I was the only one doing any, but that's neither here nor there. In the course of doing what I hope will be the last mowing of the year, I had to do my least favorite job. I had to scoop the poop. I'm sure there is a pony in our yard somewhere, but I haven't seen him yet.
OK, that's one that Greg Nino missed in his post, "How to handle a post on Active Rain that offends you."There are a lot of nasty things I don't mind doing, but that has got to be right at the top of my list of nasty things. Blah! Alright, enough with the poop. What does this have to do with real estate? Lots. I bet you had a few thoughts of your own right then, didn't you?
There are always things we don't want to do in real estate. If you're like me, you avoid them as much as humanly possible, but every once in a while one such circumstance catches up with you. Like what? Well, how about when you have to terminate an agent in your office? Granted, they're not really employees, but in a weird sort of way the relationship is very much the same. It's hard.
Or, how about when a sought after and favored REO company calls you to list that "next to condemned" property on the far end of town? Do you decline the listing and risk the opportunity for future listings, or do you take the dog and make the best of it?
What about when you have to file a complaint against another agent in your community? You have to work together from time to time. Is their infraction worth the tension it will bring? Maybe. But, it's uncomfortable. It labels you as a cry baby with all of their Realtor friends, their closing agents, their attorneys and lenders they work with. It stinks, but sometimes a code of ethics violation is just severe enough that it has to be reported. What if swifter action had been taken at Penn State? A lot of young boys would have been spared a lot of psychological damage.
Sometimes, we have to do things we don't want to do. It's tough. It can be ugly, and some of those things can be fraught with consequences that are unknown at the time, but they demand attention and sometimes, action.
Now, let me get back to my pony search. I'm sure I have one somewhere out back. Feel free to navigate away now that you've read my blog.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.