Thursday, September 24, 2009
Color me stupid!
Had a past client call me to do a market analysis on a home they purchased from me a year ago. They had remodeled the entire house and were looking to sell it. I did the market. It was tough because the house is located in a neighborhood with a mixture of some nice homes and some that look like crack dealers live in them! It was a tough analysis to do. These people are friends. They did a tremendous job remodeling the home. My market came in around $80,000. I explained that due to the condition of the surrounding homes, I just didn't feel it would sell for more.
Imagine my surprise when it hit the market today. Listed by another agent. For $124,500! Uh oh. What are the chances it could sell for that much? And make me look like the most inept agent in the world? I'll tell ya the chances! We're talking about June Cleaver here. The bad karma magnet. The one who can't seem to follow any law, except for Murphy's. It's going to happen!
How bad of a person does it make me if I sit here and wish their home would sit on the market, month after month, price reduction after price reduction - until it sells for $80,000? Well, in addition to being a whackjob and an agent with no feel for the market - now I am an evil woman, too. And old. Don't forget old. I'm an old, washed up real estate agent!
Some one pass me the wine please.