The thing about writing about what really happens to you in your life is you don't have to make up anything. It almost seems like cheating. To just write about crap that happens. No embellishments. But that's why I don't have any problem writing a daily blog or coming up with stuff to write about because life happens every single day, whether or not I agree.
It's tough choosing what to write about. So much goes on. Sometimes, it's the very last thing that happened that sticks in my head, which is what I'm choosing to talk about today. I could not believe my eyes when I read it. I'm thinking you won't believe your eyes, either, which is why I'm sharing this with you.
Some things just speak for themselves.
A reader of my About.com forum wrote a question about real estate agents and commission. Specifically about a DNA agent. There are agents for whom all of their clients are relatives. If it were not for relatives, they'd have no business at all. This particular buyer seems irate and apparently does not trust her real estate agent. Not only does she not trust her agent, but she suspects her agent is lying to her. It's bad enough to be distrustful of a stranger, but a relative?
Her agent / relative told her he can't give her all of his commission because it's against the law. She must have demanded it, for some reason.
I, on the other hand, am appalled at buyers -- related or not -- who believe they are entitled to take away our paychecks. Every so often, I run into one of them. They ask if I will do the honor of representing them to buy a home, you know, to do my job. And then, after my job is performed, they would like me to turn over my paycheck to them. No, I won't -- get out of here. Where do these people come from?
I'll tell you where they come from. From the land of freebie hand-outs and gimmes. I saw a billboard the other day advertising a banking account, and it said you get free money along with rebates. People are starting to believe they deserve something for nothing. These are strange times we are living in; people are delusional -- and we've only got ourselves to blame.
I'm pretty confident she won't like my answer when she reads it. I'm incorrigible.