Many of our friends have had similar experiences trying to find rental apartments in New York City. The hazards of the real estate run-around include dubious application fees, bait-and-switch listings, and basically just too many middlemen between the consumer and the deal. But, don’t think it’s only New York.
ReallyRottenRealty is a parody of the often unscrupulous tactics of certain real estate brokers. This spoof site hilariously demonstrates the difficulty working with agents anywhere in the country.
We tell you what you want to hear!
No one likes hearing the brutally honest truth about the true condition of their home or how much it’s going to cost to get your home into marketable condition. That’s why we lie to you and tell you what you want to hear. We’re the “good news” agency. You’re happy to hear good news, and we’re more than happy to tell it to you. You want to hire an agent that makes you happy don’t you? We’re counting on it. We can be honest later, when the house sits unsold for a few months. You’re much more receptive to the truth then anyway. Want your house advertised by a professional?
Look elsewhere. We don’t advertise in the newspaper, magazines or promote our listings on the Internet. It’s just too expensive and way too much work for a Really Rotten agent to deal with. We believe in the 3-P’s of real estate marketing: Put, Put and Pray. Put a sign in the yard, Put it on MLS and then Pray someone will come along and buy it. We usually find that after enough time passes, and after several price drops the house usually sells itself without too much intervention from us. That’s an easy commission earned. We like easy.
“Why Hire A
Really Rotten Realtor
If You Don’t Have To?”
Here at UrbanEdge, we agree.