I knew better but did it anyway. Did a clean out for a real estate company (local) who was managing a foreclosed property for an REO. Did the job for $950.00 and submitted invoice on 12-17-03. No money so far. I call the real estate agent checking status. I was to invoice his company........not the REO. I called to check on the status Monday " Oh, let me give them a call and I'll get back with you". Never did. I call back Tuesday and now it's " She never called back so I e-mailed her......should find out soon and I'll call you back". Never did. I called today, Wednesday........"where's the money?" "OH.......I got that e-mail back and she said they were doing some accounting changes and it would be late February early March before we would get paid". I let him know in no uncertain terms that this was unacceptable. I need my money now and March ain't gonna cut it. I also let him know that my deal was with him.....not the REO......and since he requested that I invoice him he is responsible for payment and that said payment is now 37 days old. He said he would talk with his broker and let me know something this afternoon. At 4:58PM I called him........."Whudja find out?" Him."I e-mailed them back and told them I needed to hear from a supervisor.......we should know something in the morning". Is it just me or is something wrong here? I'm bout to blow an artery, we're not talkin' chump change......not for me anyway. My thoughts are filing a mechanics lien against the property if I don't have a check for the full amount in my hand tomorrow by the end of the day. This won't really affect the local real estate company in any way other than they would be wasting their time showing this dump..........but it might get the ball rolling on the REO's part and for $12.00 it would be a fun excercise. Has this worked for anybody else and does the threat of doing such a thing light a fire under some azzes? Comments would be very benificial right now cause I just can't seem to let this go. I think my blood pressure is up and I don't even have them kind of problems.