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73. Priced to Sell!
It can be a lonely, depressing job. Not
the successful realtors, of course. Their job is
glamorous. Some of them, the most successful, work
wealthy people who live in, buy, and sell
houses in beautiful neighborhoods. But for a new
, life is hard.
A realtor has to pass
comprehensive test, and then take continuing education credit
annually. He (or she) has to join a
company and attend meetings regularly. He has to
hours on the computer researching the latest properties
are being offered for sale. He has to
"cold calls" to potential clients. These cold calls
uncomfortable for the realtor and annoying to potential
Once a realtor gets a client, he must
the client from one property to another, patiently
this and that while answering questions about these
those. It’s always a contest between the seller
to get as much as he can for
house and the buyer trying to pay as
as he can for the same house. Neither
wants to give in. On top of it
, the seller often lies, proclaiming that there are
problems with his house—“No, sir, absolutely none whatsoever.”
realtor has to put up with the seller’s
and the buyer’s cries of poverty, and in
end he hears these same words from the
: “I don’t know. Let me think about it."