March 3, 2013

How do you REALLY feel about Real Estate Professionals?

It’s been a while since we had a realtards thread.  But today’s Not So Professional Agent isn’t being given the Burbed Loving Hug of Attention for his brilliant listing copy.  Thanks very much to Burbed reader J from Alameda for alerting us to this story.

130302-hitnrun-sceneSonoma Co. real estate agent held in fatal hit-run

Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle | Updated 7:52 am, Saturday, March 2, 2013

Photo from KTVU, no credit specified

(03-02) 07:49 PST SANTA ROSA — A Santa Rosa man turned himself in Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian, police said.

Steven Harry Heath, 60, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run in the crash Wednesday that killed 64-year-old George Michael Black of Pacifica, Santa Rosa police said.

Black was walking on the 4600 block of Montgomery Drive shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a car that fled the scene, police said. Black died at the scene.

On Friday, a Santa Rosa law firm contacted police on behalf of Heath, who works as a real estate agent. Heath’s attorney told officers that the vehicle from the crash would be found at Heath’s home, authorities said.

130302-hitnrun-heathLet’s review.  Real estate “professional” in a Mercedes S550 hits a pedestrian in broad daylight, and flees the scene. Unlucky stroller who had traveled to Santa Rosa to attend a healing program is pronounced dead seven minutes later#1 Agent in Sonoma the last 3 years running then requests his lawyer contact police two entire days later to say they’ll find what they’re looking for at the hit-and-run driver’s house. Why two whole days? We’re going to make an educated guess that it was long enough for all possible alcohol in someone’s bloodstream to dissipate.

130302-hitnrun-pepperwoodPerhaps you think we’re being cynical.  Well, the readership of is far more so, as several commenters hypothesized that Heath had his attorney transfer his assets to the law firm. We think that’s nonsensical speculation, and that he asked the law firm to transfer his wealth to some deserving relative outside the United States.  Heath, we note, is British and probably has relatives in non-US locales.

Here is just one of those assets: his house on 5562 Pepperwood Road. None of the real estate portals have any specific information on the house other than the lot size (11,246 sf) because they aren’t in the public recorder’s office search results either (yes, we checked).

We are now opening the floor to discuss whatever you’d like about those wonderful real estate professionals in your life, or about anyone who would leave the scene and lawyer up when the right thing to do was fucking call 911 because you just ran your fucking 6,000 pound vehicle into some innocent party’s 175 pound body.  We usually don’t pick on realtards by name, but we’re going to make a giant-ass exception in this case because.

Oh yeah, and this is an Open Thread. It’s March! Time for some Spring Bounce! Let us know how many Mercedes S-class vehicles you see parked at Open Houses!

Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:14 am

12 Responses to “How do you REALLY feel about Real Estate Professionals?”

  1. Real Estater Says:

    Check out the new start-up: Social networking for real estate. Here are the real pros.

  2. Petsmart groomer Says:

    Witnesses said Black was struck by a Mercedes-Benz sedan driven by a white or Hispanic man in his 30s with dark hair

    Not exactly the best description then.

    His website even has a hit counter (see bottom of page).

  3. nomadic Says:

    RE, they ain’t from around here. A start-up not based in the RBA must be doomed to fail.

    (Heh, funny to see you refer to a business student as a “real pro.”)

  4. Real Estater Says:

    It was not that long ago when people here were snickering about the valid statement that $1000/sf is a fair price to pay for 94301. Well, based on where the market is today, that price feels like a downright bargain.

  5. Jb Says:

    Clearly he just came from a lunch that had too many liquids to solids. And given the clear weather, dry road, time of day, he probably should not have been aiming his car at the road. 48 hours to transfer assets offshore sounds about right. Murderer. Dante puts him in the 7th circle – interestingly fraud is lower.

  6. SEA Says:

    Same Zip: 94301; Same street: Tennyson for under $800 psf.

  7. Real Estater Says:

    Same amateur. Did you notice where the train tracks are?

  8. nomadic Says:

    Check out the price history! $600k price INCREASE since December. On the market for 157 days and counting.

    BTW, a much larger house will often (or nearly always) command a lower price/sf.

  9. SEA Says:

    “valid statement that $1000/sf is a fair price to pay for 94301.” … “Did you notice where the train tracks are”

    And now train tracks. Train tracks in 94301? You’d think they would be run underground.

  10. nomadic Says:

    Yet more crime in Palo Alto.

  11. Real Estater Says:

    Being on the wrong side of the 101 at the wrong time carries its risks.

  12. SEA Says:

    AAPL below its previous closings for 52 weeks, so is it time to buy? Sell?

    GOOG at all time high, so is it time to buy? Sell?

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