Recently I wrote a post about HUD wondering how on Earth one single agent could take care of over 400 HUD listings spread across an entire state. I for one believe that there is no way that one agent can keep up with them all, but I suppose HUD and all their glory disagrees. But enough about that bone to pick, let's move on to another strike at the lack of genius that HUD has displayed.
For those of you who are unaware of it, you have to be HUD certified in order to make an offer on a HUD listing. You can procure your own HUD key, and show the homes for sale, you just can't help your client make an offer without being certified. This takes about 8 to 10 wells to do.
Now with that being said, let's talk about a funny little thing called disclosure. Would it not seem only right that a HUD listing be required to disclose this information on their listings, so people are aware of this fact? I sure think that it would be a disclosure issue in my opinion, but I could be alone.
Well, when my good friend Suzanne McLaughlin decided she would check into this, her MLS told her that it should be disclosed. She was then nice enough to call and get a response from HUD on the subject and explain to them that they needed to disclose that information in their listings on the MLS or they would be subject to fines from her local board.
Their response was basically the title of the post. They were unconcerned about the rules and regulations that the rest of us have to follow. They feel as if they are about following the rules, after all they are HUD. So what do you think? Should they be above the rules?
I take real issue with the belief that Government run organizations should be able to ignore the rules that the rest of us must follow so closely. I flat out take offense to their answer to Suzanne, but it's exactly what I would expect out of a Government entity. Sad that I would.
So here's your chance to make a believer out of me. Tell me I'm an idiot for being offended, a fool for wasting your time while reading this post, or tell me that you don't like the people your tax money pays treating us like second hand citizens. Tell me something rather than looking the other way and letting it go.
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.
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