The New York Times is today selling About.com for $300 million in cash to IAC. The sale will take place over the next couple of weeks. I have no idea how this sale will affect my homebuying website on About.com. I heard that Ask.com bit the dust after IAC bought it. Whether the same death will happen to About.com is anybody's guess, but the website format has weathered storms in the past, and I imagine we'll weather this transformation as well.
Good thing I have a second job as a top-producing Sacramento REALTOR. You know what they warn about don't quit your day job. But then I sell more than a 100 homes a year now.
Because I write for the homebuying website on About.com, I get emails from people all over the country. This morning I received a note from Helen, a distraught homeowner: “I would appreciate your comments on homebuying clients upon seeing through your house for sale without asking to use the washroom, making a mess and using the clean hand towels. I cannot for the life of me think that a person could be so inconsiderate. My question is how would you handle the situation without being discourteous or rude?”
Dear Helen: I would chase their car down the street and beat on the trunk with an Armenian cucumber.
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