Friday, October 21, 2005

Freakonomics in action

I'm selling my condo and I didn't get a real estate agent. Buying into the theory that "I can do it myself and get more money," I placed the condo on the market last Friday with a listing agent who just charges a simple fee to put the place on the MLS and Realtor.com. I did my research and then added $10,000 to the listing price. What the hell? What do I care?

I have not heard a peep from anyone since I listed it. Mountains of doubt, I felt that eerie panicked feeling that perhaps I was greedy and now I was going to be punished by having to pay $2100 a month out of my already empty pocket for this albatross (or Alcatraz, as my former boss once said to a crowd of 3,000) around my neck.

This morning I got a call from Rita Realtor who commented that, although I wasn't going to have a lock box on my door until NOVEMBER 14, could she show my place tomorrow?

I think the realtors are getting us back for reading Freakonomics.

6 comments:

amy said...

Gotta love those realtors! I think they're a special breed in your area ... having seen all the cutthroat ones that wanted a piece of the condo I sold last year.

Stick to your guns though, hopefully you won't need Rita Realtor.

vani said...

i wish i had some good input here, but i'm a renter and know nothing of this..lol. i hope to be one day though! good luck. :)

momma of 2 said...

Good luck - I hope it sells very very quickly!

PBS said...

I want to read that book but still haven't yet.

Good luck on the condo selling!

Caryn said...

Good luck on selling your house!

LOL about the albatross/Alcatraz thing. I had a professor in college who, in a lecture hall in front of several hundred students, accidentally said "orgasm" instead of "organism." Oops. There were a few chuckles, but most people hid it. Until he did it a second time a few minutes later.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

oh man, I am having to put our home in Michigan for sale again because our renters can not afford living there..holy shit...i had it listed last year and it didnt sell...shit...thats gonna be more bills for me to pay. I may have to go out and get a freaking job...WTF

hope your condo sells...as well as my house:-)