I seem to be lucky with my clients. I did receive a comment once for my 'Pay It Forward' post - we do not have a specific job definition as a Realtor(r)! So true! This time, it was 'another' job for me at the closing of my buyer clients.
Tuesday closing for my client was decide way back, when we sent an offer to purchase a home. Knowing that the closing was in the afternoon, it was also known that there will be some concerns for my clients about 'peaceful closing' (no pun intended...) because of their lovable, cute son, who is little over 2 years old and you know how they are! When we want them to be taking a nap, they make sure they keep awake!
Things were worse than what I thought could be a problem as we entered the listing office's conference room for closing. Good, we were little early and not so good part was...the little cute boy had started crying as soon as we entered the room.
As buyer's attorney arrived, the noise level went even higher - and now, it was non-stop crying. For few minutes, I did not understand why this was, buy when the wife mentioned that he is afraid of doctors. I got the idea that he believed that he is in Doctor's office and the Doctor just arrived....
Well, making this episode of 'Pay It Forward' little short, my job at the closing was not of a real estate agent - it was...a baby-sitter. Somehow, in next 5 minutes or so, I could convince the little one that the attorney is my friend and not doctor and we had to divert his attention to something else.
For almost all the time when the closing documents were being signed by my clients, I entertained little one with some toys, cars and jeep (thank God, there were some toys around), a big Teddy Bear and some YouTube videos on his Dad's iPhone's Disney App.
Well, yes, this story has a happy ending...closing went smoothly and the young one was quiet for rest of the closing process.
(Initially, I thought of posting the picture of little one, but decided against it - as I have not taken the permission from the parents!)
One more week of Pay It Forward...