Sunday, June 12, 2005

The real estate man that couldn't

This is a story about the man we hired to sell our home.....And so the story goes..

Last fall we had to put our home in Michigan up for sale because my husband was offered a better job in another state...Not knowing what real estate company to go with..I told my hubby to talk to the man in church...He owned one and he was always a real friendly nice guy...So we had called him...RICK the DICK....That is the fellers name....Anyhoo...Rick the DICK came to our home did the assements and what not...There were a few things we had wanted to do in preparing for the house to sell..But RICK the DICK told us not too...For reason I don't recall now...Anyway after having it for sale a good month or 2 before we left...There were no prospects of it selling..He had only shown it once...Anyway...After we moved out...My dad and his girlfriend came to the house to make sure all was good..Cleaned up things..Got stuff outta frigid and what not....So about January we had not heard a word from RICK the DICK so I e-mailed him to see what was goin on..At this point we had suggested we put it on the rental market as houses were not selling..And we had no issue with that...Then he says he had walked to folks thru the home to rent...And he said that they were not interested because the fridge and bathroom need to be cleaned...Yup that is what he said...So not knowing what the hell was goin on I decided to fly to Michigan to see what was goin on with the house..I get there and it is spotless..Granted the fridge did need a good scrubbing....So I did all of that..Even painted a bedroom upstairs...I then got a hold of RICK the DICK to tell him his services were no longer needed...He could not sell it or rent it..So we would do this on our own...Well 2 months later a good friend of mine said her parents were interested in renting it..Even buying it...So we went ahead and did that..We made up our rental agreement the whole nine yards...Anyway...My father in law(who had a home for sale with same company)..Called one night and said that RICK the DICK thought he saw we sold our house and he thought he needed a fair cut of it...My father in law told him we had not sold it..But found renters for it...That shut him up...Then recently RICK the DICK talked to the folks we have renting our house...Tried talking them into buying or renting a house they had rented from him a long time ago...But the good folks I have their now love the house and want to die there..So I say to you RICK the DICK....haa haa....I am not even a real estate professional...Yet I could find a good renter...Why do we need real estate folks for anyway?...Really they do not do much..Most of them are schemers like RICK the DICK...He is a joke to the profession...Anyway..That is the story..A man wanting money for a job he never did then trying to get them to move out...Sounds kinda like 3 rd grade to me...What do you think?...

3 comments:

Jen said...

Argh! What a jerk!

keesh said...

yeah, what a jerk. I can't stand selfish jack asses like that. but not all real estate agents are like that. I know one personally and she is a sweetheart. Of course she sells million dollar homes in Michigan so she sure aint complainin about her cut of the money :). But she is honest and nice. Sorry you had a bad one...

sandgirl said...

Well my daddy and Susan are very happy there, and everything happens for a reason right? Course I would have been PO'd if they took his offer on the farmhouse. They would have been stupid though b/c theres not a snowballs chance in hell of buying it until there are no more "Tanks" roaming the earth and that may not be for 100 more years.