From this week's New York Press, rental broker Brian Carter tells a sorry tale of leading a lascivious red-faced gentleman around the Lower East Side—a parable of sorts, it seems, for larger problems:
For every 15 apartments I show, I’m lucky to rent one. And by significant, I mean we are sleeping together, related, or I owe you money. Believe it or not, it’s a pretty long list, but only because I have a big family and owe a lot of people money.A once-sacred bond put asunder! Hold on, we're turning off our servers for 10 seconds of silent tribute—won't you join us?
In days past, these professional courtesies were almost necessary in building a strong agent/client relationship. Those days are long gone. At one time, it was a loving and trusting relationship built on mutual respect. But as with most modern relationships, the agent/client, once sacred bond, has been destroyed by the Internet.
· Rental Dementia [NYPress]