The real estate showing was set, canceled, rescheduled a number of times because of the buyer who kept having last minute conflicts, emergencies.And then when the seller is peeking out between the kitchen blinds and ready to shove off as you pull in to the yard to enter and show his home, it happens.
They see you drive in, park, back out. Hey, where is my agent going and then the cell phone rings. It's you talking like a buyer has a gun to your head and strained.
Trying to say what you can not say. But the buyer had a chop chop schedule of homes to see.
And in the driveway decides naw, I don't get a good feeling from the outside, let's skedaddle.
Annouces we are not going in to this Maine home after all and that's that. No debate. End of discussion.During the listing of the home you explained to the seller, owner that once in a while it happens. In the driveway, the buyer decides it won't work. Because even though you sent the video walk through that shows everything the home looks at and the inside, outside walk around, they change their minds. Or you hear the buyers bickering big time. She wants to go in, he is in the shot gun seat and saying move on real estate cabbie. Bickering, not on the the same page.
As the listing real estate agent, you have a seller wondering why the heck did you call and set it up, cancel, reschedule all those times?
And then not even make them, force them to look at the place, a simple walk through?You have to remind the seller of the home, real estate that it is sad they have their housework done for the week and the folks did not tour it.
But if you can slip in while the couple fight in the dooryard in the jeep, explain "remember how I told you this happens and I hate it?"
Because it makes you the agent, broker look like you are not on top of what is going on. Explain it wastes your time, sellers time.
The real estate buyers are just flitting like a dragon flies.
There is no marital harmony going on as you drive them around and hear them escalating in their fighting, house arm wrestling on what they want, don't want.
The other sinking feeling you can get as a Maine real estate agent, broker on the way to the property is when you have told the wife this is a two bedroom home, one bath. The listing sheet says that, the video explains and show that. The MLS insertion does too and all is well and good. So you don't dwell on it but on the way to the home, the husband who is just coming in to the picture reads the listing sheet for the first time. Says turn the wagon around. This place you are dragging us to is only two bedrooms and I need a three bedroom home for my daughter who visit every other weekend.
The new wife or girlfriend makes a face, lip curls and you know she is not so wild about the teenager he has that calls him Dad. The daughter who needs a bedroom just like your daughter from the first marriage. I start thinking did she want a two bedroom place so no room for the daughter or thinking the two girls were going to duct tape down the middle of the extra bedroom and share it? That won't work.
It's all part of the real estate dog and pony, hokey pokey. Hey. Maine, a place your heart, your head are zeroed in, on the same page 100%.