Do you really know when to keep your mouth shut, even when everything inside you says you know what to say!!!
Yes - sometimes you need to just listen - and eventually what you desire will come out in the end...
Back to the story -
I received a phone call after a memorial service for my friends father in law - at a Catholic Church which was located on a beautiful strip called Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The phone call went like this - Hi - I got your number from a manager at the country club stating you were the agent to call if I wanted a property in Coconut Creek, Florida - at first I thought it was a joke from one of my friends at Re/Max - so I went along with it.
I asked all the hard questions like - if you found the house of your dreams - on a scale from one to ten - ten being the greatest - how would you base your desire to buy a home - well she said an enthusiastic yes!!!
I asked if she needed a loan - and she said it would be all cash - of course I asked if she had proof of funds - but diplomatically - well it is a business - I treat it like a business - real estate is business.
I told her that I had a property I knew was one of my pocket listings - one of the perks of doing business for years -
I took her and her husband over to the property - they fell in love.
That was the easy part - my seller decided to "lease" the property without my knowledge - hence keeping your mouth shut and listening.
Buyer wanted the property - and was a cash buyer...
Tenants loved the property and did not want to move -
You know what came next - ATTORNEY PHONE CALLS - Urrrgh!!!
The attorney called me and said I was threatening his client - strong arming and intimidating -
I said I must be a thousand feet tall according to what you are saying -
I let the attorney talk himself into what I say is "common ground" - there is always a solution...
Just have to keep quiet until it comes forth - there it was peace and compassion - both sides are see the light...
Closing at the end of the month - gotta love real estate!