A few weeks ago, I met my parents, another couple and his sister for lunch. I'll be honest. I did not want to go. While Hacienda is not a bad place to eat, it is just not my favorite place to eat.
However, that day was a great day to go. As some of you know, I've been a mortgage professional, but in the last few years I decided to get my real estate license. I never really intended to list or sell. I have a new business plan, but more on that later. So, as I ate lunch with my parents and our friends the topic flipped over to real estate.
I saw eyes roll all around the table, and soon my opinion was asked about "Agent X" (her identity is being concealed to protect her arrogance, ignorance and laziness) here in Michigan City. I expressed my opinion about "Agent X" very carefully as to not upset the apple cart. (if there was one)
Well, that is when the floodgates of despair and anger opened up. Our friend's sister has been "working" with "Agent X" for 3 months to buy a home. Yes, to buy a home; not sell her home. Oh, did I mention she was a cash buyer. Let me repeat that for those that are hard of sight. She was a cash buyer.
So, I will admit that I went in CYB mode (cover your butt), and I asked all the pertinent questions.
- Did you sign anything with "Agent X"?
- Has she shown you any homes?
- Are you really a cash buyer?
- Are you sure you never signed anything with "Agent X"?
- Do you want me to help you?
So, what can 1.5 agents do in 3 weeks that 1 agent cannot do in 3 months?
Work together to find a woman in need of a new home.
You see, she closed on her new home today. She is a happy homeowner once again.
What has it done for me outside of a referral fee? Well, hold onto your seats, that is coming soon.
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