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Old 11-26-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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I think the surge in luxury properties is only going to continue. This is the center of the world.

Any advice?
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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You clearly know what evil is if that's what you want to do professionally. Only someone without a conscience could do that type of job. It's a sleazy industry and you don't want to be apart of it.

First, all the luxury high rise condos don't need real estate agents. They have their own in house marketing team that does it. Also, since the majority of all new high rise condos offer one month free rent as an incentive - there really is no need for a real estate agent.

You'd probably be an agent for those small 4 floor walk ups that nobody is interested in yet they're highly overpriced and in dire need of being gut renovated since they haven't been touched since the 1950's. In addition to that, you probably be renting out roach and bed bug infested apartments and know or not know they are, but will do it regardless for your comission check.

If a potential tenant asked about bed bugs - you're going to lie, aren't you? You don't live there and you never will so how would you know?

Find another profession where you won't feel guilt and be up all hours of the night knowing you ruined someone's life and swindled that person so you can your 50% cut.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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NYC is also the undisputed rat capital of the world. I recommend you go to exterminator school & make a killing.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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That's what cats are for. I never had rat issues.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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rat capital you mean
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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That's what cats are for. I never had rat issues.
cats don't eat rats. Rotting & decomposing rats are even more nastier
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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rat capital you mean
thanks, I corrected that
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I think the surge in luxury properties is only going to continue. This is the center of the world.

Any advice?
Please see this video: Video: What Real Estate agents go through with some clients
Ive been in the industry for a few yrs and it really is amazing some of the people you will meet both bad and good on both sides of the industry. People come and go in this field very fast, sometimes less than 2 months. Good luck.



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You clearly know what evil is if that's what you want to do professionally. Only someone without a conscience could do that type of job. It's a sleazy industry and you don't want to be apart of it.

First, all the luxury high rise condos don't need real estate agents. They have their own in house marketing team that does it. Also, since the majority of all new high rise condos offer one month free rent as an incentive - there really is no need for a real estate agent.

You'd probably be an agent for those small 4 floor walk ups that nobody is interested in yet they're highly overpriced and in dire need of being gut renovated since they haven't been touched since the 1950's. In addition to that, you probably be renting out roach and bed bug infested apartments and know or not know they are, but will do it regardless for your comission check.

If a potential tenant asked about bed bugs - you're going to lie, aren't you? You don't live there and you never will so how would you know?

Find another profession where you won't feel guilt and be up all hours of the night knowing you ruined someone's life and swindled that person so you can your 50% cut.
Nothing will make you change you mind, so im not going to fully bother responding back to you. You're only 50% right.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I think the surge in luxury properties is only going to continue.
Funny, how many people always assume that the situation that IS is the situation that always WILL BE.
Must be the influence of a short life-span.

Live long enough and you will realize that the only thing you can be sure of is CHANGE.

Read the wonderful poem: OZYMANDIUS by Shelley.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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cats don't eat rats. Rotting & decomposing rats are even more nastier
Way off topic but... Cats most certainly will eat rats. You might not see it happening because cats hunt at night. Instinctually they hunt and eat all types of rodents and birds even when other food is available. In suburban and rural communities they're known to cause problems killing off wild birds and rabits- so much so that there are groups that mount anti-cat campaigns to keep pet cats from killing local wildlife. One of the arguments for maintaining TNR (trap, nuter, release) programs for feral and stray cats in cities is that they offer a form of vermin control.
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