I’d like to apologize to the Seller of that wicked loft that is for sale on King Street. You see, I have a Buyer for it, and when I showed up to see it tonight, your lockbox was open, but the key was missing. I waited for 45 minutes outside your building to see it – it was top of my Buyer’s list.
But here’s the thing: your Realtor doesn’t publicize his cell phone number. I don’t know why – he’s in a MOBILE business and he’s in SALES. He also doesn’t have an answering service like all the other brokerages, so when I tried to have him paged through his office, I got an ANSWERING MACHINE. I didn’t even know those still existed. So while I wanted desperately to get in to see your place, I couldn’t.
I’m sorry that my Buyer is moving on to other properties and won’t be putting an offer on your place. I’m sorry that you listed with an agent who seems more concerned with his work-life balance than with selling your place. And I’m sorry that your agent is living in 1980. Agents who don’t embrace technology bother me – I’ve blogged about it before here: Dear Realtor. I’m guessing if you knew what was going on, it would bother you too.
To all the potential Sellers out there – when you’re interviewing real estate agents make sure to ask: Is your convenience more important than me selling my property?