If your real estate agent does this

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Homes By Cross, Inc.

Having survived Real Estate for quite some time, The Crash of 2008 and Short Sales , I feel the experience has left me comfortably numb in some respects. Claude Cross has made mistakes but has escaped the errors of the 20%

I am the sole person responsible for this post. And I borrow a quip from my Favorite Jeff Foxworthy.

In my humble opinion :

80% of agents are awesome. The remaining 20% are in need of serious help.

If your real estate agent agent tells you that your Parents should be deeply involved in your purchase....Here's your sign....

If your real estate agent agent tells you that a zig-zag crack in the brick wall on the left side of your house is just a natural settling  and not a concern.... Here's  your sign.

If the HOA in the neighborhood you are wishing to purchase has only levied fines on 20% of its occupants...in the last 12 months....and your agent tells you that is normal...Here's your sign.

If most of the cars in the neighborhood your real estate agent is showing you ... are in the front yard...and are over 20 years old  and when the real estate agent says they are proud of their cars here...here's your sign.

If the home inspection report returns a well water report of unsatisfactory. and the real estate agent says:.... those people have been drinking out of that well for a long time... seriously it is not a problem.... Here's your sign

If the inspection report lists active termite damage and the agent says ..not to worry .... the owners are aware they went to Home Depot and got Bug Killer...it will be ok......Here's your sign

For the rest of all you great agents, I wish you knowledge and courage to stop this. and know  that it is real.. and stupidity must be stopped in our lifetime as real estate agents   before it kills our business


Respectfully  submitted


Claude F. Cross











Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Claude - you make a good point.  And the Pareto Pondering continues.  🙃

Feb 12, 2022 01:54 PM
Claude Cross

Point taken Michael,  that theory is only 80% correct however the good ole economist Vilfredo Pareto  enjoyed  pondering.

Additionally I ponder whether the current state of real estate is sustainable . 

Thank you for your comment


Feb 12, 2022 02:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Claude- you make some excellent points. While there are many very good agents, there are still some who make you scratch your head. 

Feb 12, 2022 05:36 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Feb 14, 2022 03:32 AM