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Welcome to the New Year; and the first of hopefully many fun-filled Friday Block Parties this year.
For those noobs to this craziness---we are here to tell a little story; and then enjoy the hilarity and stories and music that ensue.  Nothing has to be related to anything----by the 3rd comment we are often onto to some wild music

Tonite, I have a (very) short story on real estate stuff......

Follow me over the do-hickey thing-a-ma-jig....

As many of you may know I'm trying to sell my house---it is a short sale; meaning I owe more than I'll get, but I will be relieved of the balance.

So, you select an agent:  Unless you know some one, it is a shot in the dark----and I missed!!
I pick a lady who brings a 10' tape measure to measure rooms that are 18 and 2O foot size.....
Also can't write a letter to other agents without a number of misspellings--not typos; misspellings!
Also, more often than not--isn't in her office when I call; have to wait for call backs.
Likes to "wait a day or so"  before contacting other agents who have shown the house. Why? You'd think she'd want quick feedback to assist in a sale...for a 6% commision!!

And, of course---dumb me(early on) used her suggestion for the real estate lawyer.  
Big mistake!

He has spoken out of both sides of his mouth; has waffled on some tax info; and today learned that he didn't know a key fact about the town's tax deferral system (for seniors).

Lesson for all:   they're all frauds.....be happy if you get a good one.   They like to cover their ass more often than not.

Proper song for these folks

The other part of selling your house--is you are possibly downsizing; an dneed to get rid of a lot of stuff.  That's me!!!   Many years of being a rat-pack.

Craig's List is one way to advertise to sell some of your odds & ends.  amazing how many people want to buy your junk---if the price is right  
Also amazing is how many are willing to send you big checks... Of course, these people are sooooo nice---even willing to send you extra---just mail back the rest by Western Union check

Always lots of fun with C/L.

Tag sales are always fun----challenge is NOT to laugh at someone who asks for a discount on a 1o cent item!!!!!

So-----tell us about your trials & tribulations over the years with houses, etc....

Or, tell us what you doing here on a Friday night, instead of being out getting drunk; or getting.......ah, well we'll forget that....

(BTW---bought 3 houses in my life-----the only three I ever looked at.  Liked each from day one.)

Originally posted to Phil S 33 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 03:30 PM PST.

Also republished by Gulf Watchers Group.

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