Where have all the manners gone? Yesterday I received a call from a retired couple who retired to Florida but want to now move to New Hampshire. They found me through my blog and said "they just knew I would be the right person to help them find a house." They sent me quite a few emails with everything they liked, what they didn't like and a list of "must haves." They wanted a rural feel but be in Manchester NH. I put together a nice list of homes to see when they flew in. I knew that we have some great newer neighborhoods that would fit perfect.
They arrived with their daughter driviing. At the first home I was standing in the driveway and saw that the wife was having trouble getting out of the car so I walked over and put out my hand holding her bag and my other hand to keep her steady. She looked at her husband and went "hmmmmhmmmhmm". As we walked up the sidewalk, I opened the door and held it so they could all go in. We moved on to the second home around the corner where the listing agent was meeting us. He was standing in the door, as the buyer went up the single stair to the home she walked in with the screen door closing on the buyer, I rushed up to pull it open. As we walked through the house he would interupt and comment as they spoke among themselves.
At the third home of the morning the agent was already inside. The front door was open as she yelled "Come on in". She looked at her watch and asked me how long my showing would take? As we walked around the home her phone rang again and again. She answered each call and spoke so loud it echoed through the empty home. It is good to be busy but when you are showing a home you excuse yourself and go to a room we are not or even outside. We walked out back as she talked on and on.... It is important that the buyer could have a small garden so we checked out the yard. The agent comes running down the stairs after us still on her phone the phone goes flying a good 6 feet as she is too busy talking and not enough attention to walking. She then barks out "Get that, wont you?" As I was allowing the buyer to hold my arm as we walked through the yard I was not paying attention to the side show. Then "AHEM.. the phone?" she barked out again at me. As we made our way towards the driveway, I picked up the phone and handed it to the agent where she said nothing but motioned again towards her watch.
As we stood in the driveway talking about the home we just saw, the wife looked at me and "thank you for having such good manners." I said you are welcome. She proceeded to ask why no other agents have any manners, she added that woman did not say please when directing you to get her phone, did not say thank you when you got it and then would not stop talking. She was so busy talking she did not even answer our question. The husband then added If he would have got to that phone first he would have tossed it over the fence to end the annoyance. It was comical but I was embarassed for those agents' behaviors. I apologized for their actions when the wife stopped me and let me know I had nothing to be sorry for, that i was the most polite young man she had met in a long time, she said my mom would be proud to know she raised a well mannered young man.
The listing agent then drives around the blog and yells out her window asking how long we would be? The wife spins around and yells back "Instead of watching the time, watch your manners." The daughter who had not said much shrugged her shoulders and said how rude. She thanked me for being so nice to her parents. I told her it was my pleasure. They headed off to lunch and i will be meeting them today to see 2 more homes. As I was writing this the daughter called and wanted to let me know how happy her parents were to know they were working with such a great Buyers Agent. She asked (quote and ?unquote) "If we could see house number 3 without having to listen to Mrs Agent talk number 2."
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