The elderly Maine real estate seller comes into the office to re-list property and as the paperwork, the "t"'s crossed, "i"'s dotted you get an uneasy feeling.Because the new girlfriend picked up in Florida looks a little too friendly, happy and young enough to be the daughter of the property owner.
But we just list and sell, market and make real estate closings happen right? All business, a tad Spock like to get the job done. But real estate professionals are human. And worry about their clients they represent. While the new girl friend zips to a store. While the paperwork is being completed to relist the property. And the owner shares that he has had comments about the pretty girlfriend and folks asking "is that your daughter?" and he smiles. There is a rooster like pride. But he also shares his kids are up in arms. Don't like the lady and suspect not so noble intentions. Be careful Mr Property Owner.
Then on top of that experience or feeling during a real estate relisting, another owner who is a widower has a daughter some kind of cranked up, agitated. About "gold diggers" chasing her Dad.Trying to latch on and tie the knot. Plying the older retired property owner with covered dishes, casseroles to die for. Laughing at all of his jokes, pursuing totally from all sides with a full court press. Chasing aggressively like it was life and death with dear old lonely Dad in her sites for dinner like a hungry jungle animal. I shared with the daughter that I had one lady I did not know, quite a bit younger stop me in the grocery store the night before. Asking about the property of her Dad's. How the sale was going, what kind of interest and activity and I felt uncomfortable. I didn't know this lady and also don't feel at liberty to share boatloads of behind the scenes, personal information. That the owner might not want shared.
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The lady gives the impression my property owner, seller and she are dating and I think really?I knew the deceased wife and just get a gut feeling that this lady is not the same match, fit. Not judging but just again protective of my seller, the owner. Who has shorter legs and might not be able to run fast enough to get away. Which his daughter hopes happens.
Or that a replacement comes along more to the liking of the rest of the siblings.And she remarked she had called her sisters to let them know if they wanted to protect their inheritance, they better high tail it north to help her work on Dad to steer him in the right direction. It was not that they did not want Dad dating, it was their antennas coming up and picking up signals broadcasting "Gold Digger Alert".
Have listed property for sale during divorce proceedings too and had the owner share what caused the split, drift was in laws. Telling one of the owners on the deed to the property constantly that "I always thought you would marry a doctor, lawyer, someone rich". And then sneering at the person wearing the matching wedding bands. And often they finally do as they pursue something new, more wealthy. That has more glitter, shining possessions and a promise of a plusher, loftier, crank it up a notch affluent life style.
Real estate marketing, not just homes, houses, land, farms, waterfront and small business listings we peddle, handle.It's the people that buy and sell the properties, listings in Maine that we care for, worry about and help get to the long conference table. The one with all the high back cushy leather back swivel chairs surrounding it at the real estate closing.
Maine, are we there yet?