How I Handled One, Kindness Impaired, Pushy Caller.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

How I Handled One, Kindness Impaired, Pushy Caller.


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I was in  an all day session  at our board yesterday. Time was limited...calls and messages were only taken at breaks. One call came in that was very convincing. To make the best use of this time..I took a break while on this call. This telemarketer would not stop  with his canned speech...even when I asked him for the bottom line.  "What will all your promises cost me?"  He replied with ''only $300 a month and you will be better than..... yada yada yada.'' 

Then I said, "Please listen.  Shhh... Are you listening?''

And then I held my phone near and FLUSHED!!

That is how I handled one, kindness impaired, pushy caller.



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Comments (29)

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

That is very funny Margaret, I gotta remember that one.

Thanks for the post.

Jun 17, 2011 05:35 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Margeret..You are so funny...I never ever thought of that one!!! But that is where they belong in the toilet !

Thank you for the laugh I really needed that !


Jun 17, 2011 05:43 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Margaret, I have always wanted to do that but have never.  You have given me courage!!  Congratulations on telling them where they can put their stuff!!

Jun 17, 2011 05:55 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Margaret..... that's very funny.....that's why you're the leader of the pack...

Jun 17, 2011 07:20 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Margaret, oh my oh my oh my! Thanks... you flushed for all of us!!!!

Jun 18, 2011 12:02 AM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Margaret. Are you talking on the phone while in the bathroom again? At least this time the flushing served a purpose :)

Jun 18, 2011 12:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Haha, very funny approach.  Did they just hang up?  Or actually keep trying (you never know!?)

Jun 18, 2011 12:28 AM
Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender - Bethesda, MD
Loan Consultant

"Only" $300 per month? What was he selling? The response you gave was loud and clear. Got a laugh from you post. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 18, 2011 12:52 AM
Mitch Gover - Orlando, FL

And I bet he's still talking about it too.  Very funny.  Have a great weekend Margaret.

Jun 18, 2011 01:04 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

♫ And away goes trouble, down the drain. ♪  Margaret, this was fabulous, I believe it's proper etiquette not to flush while on the cellphone with customers but this tactic is perfectly acceptable.

Jun 18, 2011 01:10 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Classic...I need to use that one.


Jun 18, 2011 06:50 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

You are too funny, knowing me, I would have flushed the phone down the toilet by mistake!

Jun 18, 2011 02:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks one and all. Some great comments and so glad you found this funny. I was feeling a tiny bit guilty but it didn't last too long.




Jun 18, 2011 04:51 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Margaret - I wish I would've thought of that, but will certainly remember for the future.  Love it!!!!

Jun 19, 2011 04:17 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

That is classic.  Thank you for sharing the post.  I will have to remember this tactic.

Jun 20, 2011 02:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Juli, It was funny...not sure I would ever do it again.

Paula, I would love to hear his recount of the conversation.

Jun 28, 2011 10:54 PM
Mark Lipka
House Sale Advisors - Lancaster, PA

Nice! However, have you considered the plume of airborn bacteria projected by your flush? (it can travel as far as 10 feet) Good golly, I hope you didn't put that phone near your face afterward. (yich!)

Jul 28, 2011 06:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Mark, Thanks for the reminder to carry bacterial wipes at all times.

Jul 28, 2011 04:38 PM
Janis Borgueta
Newburgh, NY
Retired RE Salesperson

this is just too funny!! I love it and maybe we all should use this one.. You are good Margaret.. quite creative.

Feb 09, 2013 09:02 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Janis, Only used this once. Telemarketers have to make a living too.

Feb 09, 2013 09:37 PM