All I can say is I am pretty lucky that my natural disposition is pretty easy going. Plans change? That's OK. I go with the flow, after all, I spend a considerable amount of time in Hawaii where the motto is expect the unexpected. I also actually thought I would simply "ease" back into being in Sacramento, in our chilly and wet weather, by leaving open options and starting out slow.
Well, none of that happened yesterday. Much to the surprise, I imagine, of this guy who called to demand a showing. He called from out of state, said he and his father would be buying a home together, and he wanted to see a listing the following morning. He also mentioned his agent was on vacation. When I explained to him that his agent would not appreciate another agent interferring in their relationship and, in fact, to go around her would be in violaton of the Code of Ethics, he ignored my information.
I noticed the phone number registration on my Caller ID did not match the caller's name. I asked for his agent's name and offered to call her. He did not want me to call his agent. OK, then I would call her broker and arrange for an agent in her office to show him, providing the seller would agree to the appointment on such short notice. He didn't want me to do that, either. OK, one of my exclusive buyer's agents could also show him the property, but they would expect to represent him. No, he then said he would call his agent and have her call me. But of course, I received no such call.
That was just a side situation. There were a lot more upsets yesterday than trying to help a person who did not want to be helped. Just look at that photograph of my assistants blocking my access to important data like how to change a freakin' battery in your vehicle's key fob.
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Do Not Ask What Else Can Go Wrong.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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