Recently I’ve had strong reinforcements that when I don’t follow my intuitive feelings that I get into lots of trouble. OK, so I didn’t acknowledge the small voice in my ear this time, nor did I see anything outstanding. It was just that sinking kind of feeling that what I was about to do was totally and completely wrong!
You see, I wanted to put our house on the market with what’s called “flat-listing.” For a certain fee, your house is put on Multiple Listing Services and if a realtor sells your house, they only get 2-3% commission instead of the normal 6-7%. It also means that any individual can buy the house without a realtor.
I emailed a certain company and got this really YUK feeling, especially when they didn’t answer my calls. But did I listen? NO! To make a very long story short, I went with that company anyway and my house was listed in the Denver, CO area. We live about 120 miles from Denver and our local listing agents are from the Pueblo Association of Realtors – not Denver. After the listing was up for about four weeks with no calls, I called a friend of mine who is a local realtor. She said, “Nina, your house is not listed on MLS.” OMG, I was totally freaked! This was on Saturday morning, so of course, no one was there for the weekend from the company I had listed it with.
On Monday, I called their office and spoke to the agent who attempted to tell me that the house was, in fact, listed in the Denver Metro listing. Why, I asked, would I want my house listed in Denver?
He informed me that was what the web site read, and proceeded to read it to me. I turned to the web page and read the heading on one of their pages which clearly said, “In addition to receiving a high quality listing on your local Realtor’s MLS . . . .” He then said words to the effect of, “Gee, this has never happened. You’re right, it does say that. I will tell the web page designer who is also the owner what’s happened and he’ll get back to you later in the day.”
After threats of going to the Better Business Bureau and my credit card company, the owner of the company finally replied to my emails and said that meant the Denver Metro area.
The issue is now in dispute with my credit card company.
One, I am annoyed with them for their faulty advertising, but mostly annoyed at myself for not listening to those tugs and pulls on my stomach and that little voice that clearly said “NO.”
Have any of you had instant feedback like that?
I actually love when the Universe supports me in what I know that I know – even if the “gifts/challenges” take a while to sort out! For me, the gift/lesson/challenge was once again to listen, pay attention and heed what Albert Einstein said, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Got it – at least for now!