Some condominiums in Daytona Beach Shores do not allow lockboxes of any type. To show a condo there you have to arrange with a listing agent to come and open it for you, or go to the Listing office and get the key. But agents are not average Joes and they can make a simple task a challenge.
First, getting a key. The office is about 25-minute drive, which is far by Daytona standards. Calling the office to make sure they have the key. Yes, they have the key. Just come and grab…
25- minute drive, inside, the girl smiles, goes for the keys… “sorry, they key is not here. Another agent took it, and I did not know that”.
Well, another agent took it BEFORE I called.
For some reason it is not unusual. And when you insist they make sure that the key is really there, they confirm… without checking the key box, just by checking the book where they register the keys.
OK, so that was wasted time. But how can you go wrong and waste time when you have the keys because these are your listings?
On Tuesday I received a call from the agent who wanted to show my listings in Towers Grande about noon on Wednesday. I am less than 10-minute drive from Towers Grande, so I ask the agent to call me when he is on his way, giving me 20-30 minutes.
He calls at 12:15 and asks me to be there at 1 PM. So, I am there at 1 PM. At 1:11 PM he calls and says he is a bit late. He finally shows up at 1:50 PM.
- Sorry, brother… If time is money, why am I surprised that I am far from being rich? I think I am closer to being poor… If time is money, are you rich or poor? * Image courtesy of ell brown via Flickr.com
- Sorry, brother…
If time is money, why am I surprised that I am far from being rich?
I think I am closer to being poor…
If time is money, are you rich or poor?
* Image courtesy of ell brown via Flickr.com