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When real estate work doesn’t pay

Letters From the Home Front
Published on Mar 14, 2012

The homebuyer: "Sadly, for the seller's agent, there is no legislating against the corrupting power of a comedic little homeowner who appears to inhabit an alternate reality. This kind of thing is bound to happen when the delusional are enabled by sycophants." In this case, the "comedic little homeowner" the buyer was referring to was my client. The "sycophant"? I'm thinking that would be me. And, best I could tell, the alternate reality to which the buyer alluded was a termite report. I was both honored and confused. I was honored that a self-seeking, servile flatterer, a fawning parasite (I had to look up the definition for "sycophant," by the way), was even considered worthy of inclusion on the distribution list of this day's nasty-gram. I remained confused, however, about why the buyer was threatening to report me on ethics violations over a Wood Destroying Pests and Organisms Report Section 2 finding of faulty grade. Whatever. I'l...

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