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Subject: Re: Real Estate Agents Date: 1/23/1998 7:48 AM
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okiefool writes:

<Again, after the fact, I realized that agents represent no one but themselves. Or, if you prefer, you could say the agent represents the transaction, because that's all they're interested in. If you're buying, they urge you to buy at any cost. If you're selling, they urge you to sell at any cost. JUST TRANSACT, so they'll get paid.>

As someone who just yesterday received a contract on their home after 8 months on the market, I couldn't agree with you more!

My wife and I feel as if we and our house had become a commodity for others to trade. We had become, truly, "property" for others to evaluate and observe. Little to no consideration was given, by ANY agent, with regards to convenience of showings, our desired profits (hopefully!), or our interests in general.

Right now, distant are the memories associated with the home: walking through the door as husband and wife, bringing our first child into his room, the friends and neighbors that we welcomed.

I post this as I feel compelled to warn those considering putting their homes up for sale that the process can be long, frustrating, and emotionally wrenching.

And, under NO circumstances, believe that your "agent" has your best interests at heart.
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