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  1. Fermata
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    16 Jul '20 22:14
    With a few exceptions, have to be the laziest and most inept (so called) professionals I’ve come across.

    From the pompous cravat-wearing love-my-own-voice waffler to the tight-suited, pointy-shoe-wearing gelled-haired youth. Hopeless.

    I feel a career change coming on as there has got to be a better way.
  2. California
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    16 Jul '20 23:32
    @divegeester said
    With a few exceptions, have to be the laziest and most inept (so called) professionals I’ve come across.

    From the pompous cravat-wearing love-my-own-voice waffler to the tight-suited, pointy-shoe-wearing gelled-haired youth. Hopeless.

    I feel a career change coming on as there has got to be a better way.
    they are leaches
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    17 Jul '20 01:49
    @divegeester said
    With a few exceptions, have to be the laziest and most inept (so called) professionals I’ve come across.

    From the pompous cravat-wearing love-my-own-voice waffler to the tight-suited, pointy-shoe-wearing gelled-haired youth. Hopeless.

    I feel a career change coming on as there has got to be a better way.
    I wholeheartedly agree with you.
    There are a few decent ones out there, but most get damaged by the job. Trying to engineer a fair deal between Bargain-hunter and Entitled, or Battler and Fatcat must be so hard on the integrity that the decent ones don't last.

    It's an occupation being made obsolete by technology anyway.
  4. Subscriberhakima
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    17 Jul '20 02:16
    In the US too. I have bought three houses and sold two. I did all the work except for filing paperwork, for which I paid as generous 6% for them to do.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    17 Jul '20 05:54
    @divegeester said
    With a few exceptions, have to be the laziest and most inept (so called) professionals I’ve come across.

    From the pompous cravat-wearing love-my-own-voice waffler to the tight-suited, pointy-shoe-wearing gelled-haired youth. Hopeless.

    I feel a career change coming on as there has got to be a better way.
    Apparently there's more to an estate agent than a realtor.

    I have never found realtors to be all that in-awe-of-themselves as that.

    Then again, maybe it's your point-of-view of them.
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    @ogb said
    they are leaches
    Who's not a "leach" (sic) to you?

    I mean, besides presidents, senators and news channel talking heads?
  7. Fermata
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    17 Jul '20 06:44
    @hakima said
    In the US too. I have bought three houses and sold two. I did all the work except for filing paperwork, for which I paid as generous 6% for them to do.
    6% gosh!

    I paid 1% on my recent sale after a negotiation down from 1.5%. The property sold in 24 hours without making the internet as they had the buyer on their books waiting for one like mine.

    I could have sold it myself for a quarter of what I paid them but I have to say these agents were still a pleasure to deal with and the exception I referred to in my OP.
  8. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    17 Jul '20 10:29
    @suzianne said
    Who's not a "leach" (sic) to you?

    I mean, besides presidents, senators and news channel talking heads?
    Grown women who put kids costumes for an avatar?

    -VR
  9. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    17 Jul '20 10:49

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  10. SubscriberVery Rustyonline
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    17 Jul '20 10:501 edit
    @hakima said
    In the US too. I have bought three houses and sold two. I did all the work except for filing paperwork, for which I paid as generous 6% for them to do.
    Main thing is you make money on it! 😉

    -VR
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