I'm A Little Grumpy Today!

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

 I'm a little grumpy today.

That's right, I dont' want to be, but I am.  

We decided long ago that we would not let buyers or sellers, clients or customers get to us. Everyone has a bad day here and there and we won't let others attitudes determine how our day would be.  

But, I have to admit, I am a little grumpy today.  

Received a call from potential Seller Sally. Spent a long time on the phone with her discussing the co-op she needs to sell. It's been rented for 4 years and the community changed it's policy and will not allow renters living in the complex anymore.

Seller Sally understands how the market has changed in the past 4 years and knows the prices have been reduced. She's okay with it as she must sell. We went over all the details on the phone and scheduled an appointment for Saturday at 1:00. That worked out well for us as we had a showing appointment only ten minutes away.  

We called Seller Sally in the morning to confirm our appointment, and she said she will be there.   After our showing, we drove to the communnity and arrived 10 minutes early. That was good because her unit was not on the main road and we had to navigate to the right area. But, now she is 15 minutes late and we say, we will wait 5 more minutes before we call.  

Okay, 20 minutes late so now we call her.   Hi Seller Sally, this is Sheila. Just wanted to let you know we're here at the co-op waiting for you.  

"Who is this?"  

 It's Larry and Sheila, we have a 1:00 appointment.  

 "Oh, I won't be able to make it, my daughter has the keys and she won't be back home unitl friday evening."   I spoke with you this morning to confirm and you said you would be here.  

 "Well I don't have the keys and I couldn't find your number."   "Can we re-schedule for Wednesday morning at 10:00?"  

She didn't apoligize for not showing up or not calling, but we just chalked it up to another day in the real estate business.  

We had to do some shuffling around with other appointments, but made ourselves available for Seller Sally and her daughter.   

As we were rushing out the door, I said to Larry, let's call just to make certain she'll be there.   When she answered her cell, she said

"Who is this?"  

It's Larry and Sheila and we just wanted to let you know we are leaving and will meet you at 10:00.  

"Oh Sheila, I'm going to have to disappoint you again - We decided we're not going to sell."  

Okay, so be it, but why didn't you call to let us know...Hello, Hello, Hello????  

So, I'm a little grumpy today!  


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Larry and Sheila,

As my grandfather used to say, there is always another train coming.  Here is wishing you a bullet train full of sellers and buyers.  Happy Thursday.  A

Mar 10, 2011 04:37 AM #1
Jim Patton
Century 21 M&M - 209-404-0816 - Turlock, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor.

Larry and Sheila -  Some people just don't have a clue.  Good luck in 2011.

Mar 10, 2011 04:44 AM #2
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Larry & Sheila ~ We undersatnd you grumpy feelings ~ We had a few of those last week when we thought we were going to be sued ~ Wrote a cathartic post yesterday about it ~ Something better will be heading your way !

Mar 10, 2011 06:52 AM #3
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Sometimes you get to meet people who are rude...

Tomorrow is another day.

Mar 10, 2011 07:36 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I can empathize...this sort of thing really gets under my skin.  A courtesy call is ALWAYS appreciated when clients can't make an appointment.

Mar 10, 2011 08:34 AM #5
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029


I hate rude people. I can understand your getting grumpy...


Mar 10, 2011 10:13 AM #6
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Garumppapaparggghshooot...She said with a smile.  I just shake my head.

Mar 10, 2011 10:53 AM #7
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry & Sheila, I think this part of real estate is the most frustrating, as the public (at times) has no respect for our time.    Sorry to hear, I feel your pain!     Hope you have a WONDERFUL day today!

Mar 11, 2011 12:27 AM #8
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Larry and Sheila, you deserve to be a little grumpy with this client and what a great place here in ActiveRain to vent a little!  We have all had people like that and you know, you were lucky to have her opt out as she would have not been on your fav list to work with.  Enjoy this great day.

Mar 11, 2011 01:13 AM #9
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