November 05, 2007

In honor of HP's 2 year birthday, I give you Suzanne, the realtor on commission, and a couple making the worst financial mistake of their lives



Two years of doing the blog and this is the gift that keeps on giving. I could watch this video 100 times a day. Well, maybe not. But damn, it sure is a hoot every time I see it.

Enjoy! And let this be a reminder as to why you should never, EVER, listen to a realtor on commission.

SUZANNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

21 comments:

wc said...

You can't trust ANYONE making a commission. The only way they get paid is by getting you to buy whether it's in your best interest or not. Some commission based sales people are more scrupulous than others but I don't trust anyone that tries to talk me into something.

Anonymous said...

how f-ed is that guy right now???!!! hahahahahah

LauraVella said...

Thanks Keith!

This video truely is the gift that keeps on giving!

It sickens me to think how many households this scenario took place...

Anonymous said...

Next event: job loss, separation, divorce proceeding, lawyers, legal and court fees, SELL house cannot afford (Same low life Realtor,another 6% -why not, the couple was a mark anyway) for huge loss, move to two apartments near the freeway with dumpster views, liquidate cars and retirement portfolios, alienate kids (find out son is torturing cats)compete with illegal aliens for Home Depot work, garnished wages, wife develops substance abuse problem, bike boyfriend beats up children,(takes fatherly interest in daghter...) gain 35-60 lbs, develop diabetes and heart problems, lose apartment, move in with parents, smoke too much pot get in car acident lose insurance, take bus to work... Wife takes kids to another state with new clergyman-husband....

Yeah, You all need counseling from a commissioned Real Estate peddler.
Go For It. Houses always go up. No more land -Remember?

Happy Holidays. Depression of 2008

Mark in San Diego said...

"Agent of Change" = Agents of Death . . .wonder how many foreclosure suicides have taken place so far?

Buba Bubbler said...

UPDATE- -Susanne is now standing on the street corner offering passing motorist blow jobs at $5.00 a pop.

concerned said...

You just can't beat the classics. Like fine wine, they get better with age.

M. Edwards C. said...

Suzanne is one thing, but it's women like that who give me nightmares. -single and happy renter in Phoenix.

Boom2Bust.com said...

Brutal. I remember when this commercial came out, and I remarked, "Oh great, now this is going to empower someone's spouse to twist the arm of their significant other into buying a home they can't afford." And two years later...

Ruprecht said...

Hilarious,
They sure knew how to work on the female nesting urge.
Of course the guy gets the consolation "big garage"

btw, everyone knows that realtors aren't in it for the $$$, they do it so they can find people their dream home.

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Anonymous said...

Which street corner!?? I rent so I have an extra $5.

Anonymous said...

More then the Realtor being the issue are the fat feminized american men who crumble if their bratty spoiled wifes shake their head "wike der anrwy mommie". I thought this bloated 2-liter coke bucket-a-chicken extra fries wuss was going to crap his pants when his wife disapproved. Woman love and respect real men who protect them and look out for the future and not men who act like their 1 and 3 year olds.

I predict they divorce and the woman finds a man who made better decisions and knew when to say "no".

deluxe burger w/side of fries said...

YOU CAN DO THIS!

No money down,

No income verification,

No credit check,

No job,

COME ON!....IT'S EASY!

Just sign here!

You can do this!!!!!

You can live like a king!*

(* in a house that's overpriced by $38,765!)

Your kids deserve it!

TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!

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Out at the peak said...

I never understood how this commercial was made by the REIC. If anything, it's something that the BHs would make.

Is the REIC trying to show males that it's okay to cave under pressure and that's how these things happen? And showing the wives that's it's okay and necessary to bully their husband into a nest? The guy doesn't ever seem genuinely happy (it's a reality commercial). Of course Suzanne researched her commission percentage for buying them the most expensive house that financing would let them.

Last night, I watched "Sugar & Spice" which was filmed in 2001. There is a scene where a young couple was trying to get a home loan, and the loan officer was flat out denying them. If this was filmed in 2004, they would have gotten the loan from somewhere.

JimAtLaw said...

Couldn't agree more Out at the Peak - doesn't this just tell you that you can never allow yourself to become that henpecked little wuss of what may have been a man at some point?

Anonymous said...

truly, it's the best classic to celebrate HP's anniversary.

Anonymous said...

That guy should just go hang himself.

resisting husband said...

Ha! all you tough guys talkin in here.... I have been in this same situation for about a year and a half now (minus the co-conspiring realturd) and have seen first hand how hard it is to overcome nesting with such ineffective tools as logic and math.

It is hard work holding back the nesting, the guy in the video was probably subjected to years of mental distress, pussy withholding, and other forms of torture until he couldn't take it anymore and decided to become an FB.... Trust me, despite the knowledge of how big the F is in front of th B, i have contemplated becoming one just to shut her up.

If you tough guys have first hand resisted this, then i give you props...your pimp hand is strong

Anonymous said...

Note to self: never to get married.

JimAtLaw said...

Resisting Husband, show her the numbers. Even the MSM, e.g., Fortune and Money magazines are now predicting continuing bleeding - start printing things out for her and giving her these articles, even if they are less gloomy than reality. Show her the graphs of prices and the trendlines. Show her the fraud cases and inflated comps. Explain a little if need be, but more importantly let her see for herself. She will not only come to understand why you don't want to buy now and didn't before, but will respect you more for having made the right decision even over her pressure. (And if she doesn't, you married an idiot, get out now, it'll only get worse.)

All our relatives on both sides were pressuring us to buy, buy, buy, all the way until the beginning of this year, and I kept saying everyone who bought at bubble prices was going to take a bath... now, I take my wife for a walk in Huntington Beach and we see 10 for-sale signs on the same block, and she is soooo thankful for that pushback. Believe it or not, we were looking in the window of a Realtor a week or so ago and someone came out and tried to pitch us and my wife smacked her down, saying prices still had a long way to fall! I wanted to do a little dance.

Peter T said...

> have seen first hand how hard it is to overcome nesting with such ineffective tools as logic and math

I have similar experience, but was able through a combination of math and stubborness to delay house buying for two years. I will do it for another two years, now with the evidence screaming from the papers. Two remarks:
- The math has to be made emotional, too: Black numbers on the bank account are not enough, but thoughts what you could do with money otherwise can help (after stashing away the obligatory savings).
- Women have a point that many men might delay house buying out of disinterest for doing something at all about shelter. I read once: People buy only when they have to (or made to). Make it clear to her that you would like to own, but not at these costs. Offer moving to a better rental. Communicate, communicate, communicate!