Whoa! I'm definitely joining the association! I'm so sorry I missed THAT meeting. I'm laying off the "Confessor" though, too harsh for me.
Seems to me that Mercedes has some peculiar expectations both from her clients and from this forum. First, a real estate agent has no "lasso of truth" and cannot possibly expect absolute truth and disclosure from a client (or I guess you expect, but...). Same goes for client. Get real, IT'S REAL ESTATE! The industry has a wee bit of a reputation, just a little bit. (No disrespect, but come-on)
As for this forum. Sooo sorry Mercedes but you can't control it. If you post, then you are open to critical review. Can't have it both ways, this can't just be a personal "FOR SALE" sign. And that goes for all agents. If you sell a scary, overpriced, taxidermy house, expect a scary (if not humorous) response. If you try and sell an overpriced house in a "dodgy" neighborhood, expect criticism. THAT is the forum and please keep your sales pitches within the "Marketplace" forum.
As for our place. You may not have said "That house is ugly" but clearly Irie detected some negativity. And guess what? WE DON'T CARE, we can take criticism --you gotta roll with it. We had our choice of three Havers in a row, yes yours too, and we still chose to resurrect the virtual crack house on the block. We chose it over your place, it had twice the interior space, and no pool, the yard space our border collies required.
PEACE, RESPECT, YA'll