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I was recently contacted by a prospective home buyer who found me on ActiveRain. The gentleman had read my profile, resume, qualifications and testimonials and said: “We want to work with you. We have loan approval for X amount but we want to search Cambrian homes and find a really good deal for around $500,000. When can we meet this weekend to sign the buyer agreement?”
After we confirmed a 10 am appointment on October 31, 2010, I logged on to the San Jose MLS and completed a search for active Cambrian homes. I called the prospective buyers back and re-confirmed our 10am meeting indicating that I had completed a search of Cambrian homes for sale and advised that there were currently 17 active Cambrian homes – 2 bank owned homes, 2 traditional sales and 13 San Jose short sales in the Cambrian 95124 zip code.
They did not show up. A key step in the home buying process is to SHOW UP.
At 1:20pm on Sunday I received a call from “the wife” who said “we were up late last night at a Halloween party and we slept in late … sorry bout that. Please call us to reschedule … we really want to work with you.”
Huh? I thought to myself … the call was probably a hoax … and if not, they clearly do not meet the criteria for the type of buyers I want to work with. I therefore chose not to return their call.
On Thursday, November 4, 2010 I received another call from “the husband” indicating that they had left several messages for me and wanted to meet with me “Friday, Saturday or Sunday.”
I returned his call and left the following message: “I’m calling as a professional courtesy only. I did receive one message from your wife on Sunday at 1:20pm. In all honestly, I thought your call was a hoax. We had a confirmed appointment which I spend time preparing for. I waited for 2 hours at my office and you did not show up. I was not given the courtesy of a return call to the message I left you on Sunday morning … apparently because you were sleeping in.
While you were sleeping … I woke up. I have no desire to reschedule to meet with you because I do not trust that you will show up. You have not respected me or my time. Even though you say “we really want to work with you” I choose not to work with you. I wish you all the best in your search for Cambrian homes and finding an agent to represent you.”
What I love most about being a San Jose Real Estate Agent are the people. I am so blessed to have the most incredible, appreciative, kind, caring, compassionate, loving, gentle, giving, considerate people who choose me as their agentand I am honored to serve them.
Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of KD Realty, San Jose Short Sale Agent, Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN), and REO Default Certified Professional (RDCPro), serving San Jose and surrounding San Jose Communities in Santa Clara County - Silicon Valley.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.