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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Bizarre and Evil Real Estate Agents

Ancinet Chinese Confucian society regarded merchants as merely parasites on society, merely moving goods arounds from hanmd to hand rather than actually producing anaything of worth. As such they had a low status. The same could be siad of today's real estate agents. Witness the bizarre story coming out of Sydney

"The family that agreed to pay $800,000 for 6 Collins Street, North Ryde was not told their dream home had remained unoccupied for three years because Sef Gonzales had murdered his family there. "

Not that his is especially unusual - people do murder other people, and they often choose to do so in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. What gets my goat is the fact that the buyers were NEVER informed by L.J.'s (the responsible agency) about the incident.

Apart from the usual concerns about the spirits of the dead, the buyers say all the generations of the family are scared about feng shui.

Bad feng shui. Ok.

How does The national president of the Real Estate Institute, Kareena Ballard feel about that whole situation?

"I suppose a murder is something between the people living in that property."

Yes. Yes I suppose it is. Rather like a private contractual arrangement, such as the one you enter when buying a house. And like the victims, the buyers didn't expect to get ambushed when they put the key in the front door.

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