Our house is “listed” and we have one, maybe two showings this afternoon.
But I felt my “professional pride” personally assaulted to see what “the best in town” actually looks like.
Notice the bowing? The distortion? The “stitching” of pictures that doesn’t match the very obvious point of the window?
And the blurb was cheezy. I mean, well, I suppose all real estate agents must write enough of these to be inoculated by familiarity against noticing certain things, but currently there are two !Exclamation Points! in two sentences. And three ending our total of five sentences.
Not forgetting the numeral 5 being used to begin one of those sentences, which feels hugely tacky to me.
Yes, none of these thing *really* matter. But when I found out (at the table) last week that I’m being charged an extra $695 on top of the standard 6% (because this team is so! awesome!), my critical/evaluative nature was engaged. And not impressed.
Really, I can’t say with confidence I can do better. What I will say with all assurance is:
I won’t do worse.
I know that statement usually the original is actually *bad,* and I’m not trying to say that. I’m just trying to say that when I pay some to do what I can do, I expect them to do better than me. How much better depends on how much more they charge.
For example, I will buy fancy dresses. But usually only at discount
And I won’t be taking a huge chunk away from our already limited capital.