September 10, 2007

HousingPANIC Thought of the Day


In Iraq we got "Debathification".

Can we get "DeREALTORification" in America?




21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Makes sense. Firefighters are trying to rescue you from a burning house. Realtors are trying to sell you the burning house.

Anonymous said...

The market will take care of that on its own

Anonymous said...

Not fast enough!

Anonymous said...

Wrong, the least trusted profession in America is a GOP stinky and corrupt politician.

Hey GOP members, now go back to your public bathroom for your weekly pervert gay stuff, while thousands of American soldiers die for Halliburton and other secret society cronies that make billions off taxpayer money through that phony war. "Family values", yeah, right.

Reminder: If you support or voted TWICE for Bush and his team of crook warmongers, you are also indirectly responsible for the death of ALL those young soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. If there's divine justice, since we don't have real justice in this country anymore (see Gonzales), you will be in BIG BIG trouble!

Anonymous said...

Los Angeles:

"August’s median dropped slightly from its record July level to $579,000, though it was still 5 percent higher than year-earlier levels. Condo prices actually hit a new peak of $460,000, up from July’s $450,000 and from $415,000 a year ago."

My oh my. What a crash.

Anonymous said...

anon 8:25, this is for you dumbass:

11 Democrats Arrested in NJ for corruption

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/
2007/09/11_nj_
officials_arrested_on_br.html

Anonymous said...

GOP GREEDY OLD PARTY

Anonymous said...

Real estate agents do not represent anyone except themselves.

Listing agents are in mortal fear as discount brokers take over the scene.
Paying a listing agent 3% of the sale is simply throwing your money away.

What do you get for 10 thousand dollars?

An MLS listing, a lock box, a yard sign and flyers. Perhaps one or two open houses and someone to close out paperwork and disclosure. They will price the home based on comps. They will negotiate with the buyers agent.

What do you get from a discount listing broker?
An MLS listing..200.00 , a lock box 100.00 , a yard sign 50.00 and flyers 75.00.
If you need help closing out the sale or legal problems, another 200.00.

So for less than a grand, you can buy the services you need ala-carte.

If you can do your own open house, price the home correctly and have half a brain for contract language and negotiation you can spend much less.

Selling FSBO is always the better way to go if you are not brain dead and want your property to sell the way you want it to.

Listing agents will take your listing, put up the MLS and then go on vacation, they have no further obligation except to collect the 3% at closing.

A buyer’s agent has a vested interest for the home to go for as much as possible to increase their commission. They do not fight for the best price, but will be there with their hand out if they happen to find a home for you.

Any Savvy buyer has access to the MLS and hundreds of other home locating services via the Internet. They really do not need an agent unless they live in fear of making a mistake.

If you are selling a home, fire that listing agent and if you are buying, why waste your money on the needy agent who’s only interest is his bottom line?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Los Angeles:

"August’s median dropped slightly from its record July level to $579,000, though it was still 5 percent higher than year-earlier levels. Condo prices actually hit a new peak of $460,000, up from July’s $450,000 and from $415,000 a year ago."

My oh my. What a crash.

September 10, 2007 8:43 PM
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And here is all the langauge of the article before the selectively edited realtwhore noted quote above. I thought all the trolls had died from contagion by now, please join them dumb@$$

"The expanding mortgage crisis and credit crunch slammed the Los Angeles housing market in August, with home sales plunging 50 percent from the same month last year and 25 percent from July.

Sales of new and existing homes in Los Angeles County slid to 4,107 units in August, just under half the 8,246 units that sold in August 2006 and well below July’s 5,458 units, according to figures compiled for the Business Journal by Melville, N.Y.-based HomeData Corp.

The pain was widespread, as only a handful of the county’s nearly 300 ZIP codes managed to eke out any sales gains. August’s plunge was even more dramatic considering that the month is traditionally one of the more robust for home sales.

The number of houses that changed owners represents the second-lowest monthly total since HomeData began compiling Los Angeles County data in January 2004. Only the 3,661 homes sold in February – one of the slowest months for sales – was lower.

Similar carnage took place in the condo market with year-over-year sales plummeting 40 percent to 1,168 units. Sales were off 27 percent from July’s 1,601 units.

“These numbers are the first to show the beginning of the impact of the credit crunch that materialized in the last couple months,” said Robert Kleinhenz, deputy chief economist with the California Association of Realtors."

The GOP is doomed!! said...

That cop shoulda' gave Senator Craig a SWIRLY in that public toilet--God, what a bunch of perverted hypocrites.

This will go down in history-(and the toilet) as the most criminal, inept adminstration in the History of the US!!

Anonymous said...

Hitlery makes 1000% return in cattle futures, yet the GOP is greedy.

You demoFlunkines need a wake up call.

Greg said...

That's funny to me that farmers are only about considered prestige by 30% or so people... To you other 60% people, the food you eat doesn't just materialize itself in your supermarket, how can farming not be considered prestige when they are the only connection you have to good.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:25 -
And how popular are the Demo's right now? Those greedy bastards make Realtors look like saints.

You idiot!

Anonymous said...

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ace said...

I wonder if Garbage Truck Driver came in before or after the realtor...

We have approx 185,000 realtors in California WOW.. That is a lot of Mercedes....or shall I say a lot of Mercedes LEASES.....

ace said...

"August’s median dropped slightly from its record July level to $579,000, though it was still 5 percent higher than year-earlier levels. Condo prices actually hit a new peak of $460,000, up from July’s $450,000 and from $415,000 a year ago."

Maybe next time you will do your research.. the reason the comps. are so high is that nothing has sold in a year...and people are still holding on to the belief/dream that they will get full price...

GOOD LUCK... ask Lenar the last time they sold a full priced house...

wine country dude said...

@ Anon 8:25

zzzzzzz......

Anonymous said...

Without realtors Bush wouldn't know how to run a bailout.


http://efinancedirectory.com/articles/NAR_Admits_to_Initiating_Bush%27s_Mortgage_Bailout_Plan.html

FOR GREAT JUSTICE.

Anonymous said...

anon 8:25 is 100% right. But most of the people who voted for Bush are too cowardly to admit what a huge disaster he has been.

Anonymous said...

Hey GOP members, now go back to your public bathroom for your weekly pervert gay stuff, while thousands of American soldiers die for Halliburton and other secret society cronies that make billions off taxpayer money through that phony war.

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spoken like a true liberal! libs foaming at the mouth rage often lets their true colors shine.

Anonymous said...

Debaathification. Baa.