LBD Was Missing Home Here
This mailbox photo was taken in St. Louis, Missouri. LBD wasn’t having any of whatever was happening here. Little did LBD know that we’d be leaving the next day, driving straight through to Bonita Springs, Florida and that his mom would spend the next 5 days digging herself out from under the pile of work that happened in our absence. I asked him to help but he’s such a slacker.
We were in Missouri for this:
The real story is that LBD was lazy and gave me grief when I asked for help with the buyers that wanted to buy a foreclosure in Bella Terra in Estero, Florida. Those buyers went on to buy something on their own (more likely with another real estate agent) after we had previewed properties, taken photos, done research, contacted banks, REO agents and prepared paperwork. He thinks real estate agent are suckers for doing work for free until close of sale and expecting buyers to have integrity, honor and a conscience to be trusted on their word. LBD is right; maybe all buyers should sign buyer broker agreements because maybe “buyers *are*
LBD wonders when the last time a buyer stole time, energy and money from an agent by buying something else that it ever occurred to them that *they* probably don’t work for free until their job is done. The job of a real estate agent isn’t a public service, underwritten by the government or part of a stimulus package. Real estate buyers, while they’re on their job, probably don’t cancel other appointments, kill time, energy, gas, money, lose time with their family, their church or their parents and then offer their professional, experienced opinion and loyalty for free at their jobs and then not get paid.
That doesn’t sound fair, does it?
Ever see that bumper sticker, “Mean People Suck?” Maybe it’s true. Maybe there should also be bumper stickers about people who aren’t respectful or loyal or pay for what they use.
The fact of the matter is that most real estate agents work for free until the person they are working for either buys or sells their home. It’s not simply not fair to use their services, time and finances if you’re not going to be loyal to them.
Personally, I don’t know how someone can manage the bad Karma for being such a dirty birdie. Neither can LBD. He’s all about Eastern medicine, yoga, Karma and keeping his Chi straight.
If ever a dog was a “grasshopper” this would be the one.