Ok, so you're not going to believe what happened. Jeff (My Husband) had put a bunch of things on craigslist over the weekend. When he puts things on craigslist he always gives his cell phone number. Yesterday we decided to go to Woodbridge, VA to look at boats and to take my Virtual Assistant and her family to dinner. When we left, he forgot his phone. Anyway, as soon as we walk in the door last night his cell rings. So I hand him the phone and it was some guy wanting to buy an air hockey table we had advertised. Jeff was giving him directions to our house and was very familiar with our area. It was amazing, this guy lives in Waldorf and usually we get calls from DC and VA when we put stuff on craigslist. So Jeff is giving directions and the guy new a local road because of the new houses that are being built. So Jeff asked him if he was in the market for a house. Jeff said my wife is a Realtor and she is very good at it, she's passionate about it and she is full time and told him some other things. Anyway the guy tells him he just bough a house but has a house that he is trying to sell. He said since they went to settlement on the new house the agent doesn't follow up or isn't doing anything to sell the house. So the guy said he was very frustrated with her and wanted to fire her. Jeff says well do you want to talk to my wife and they guy says. No! I'm leaving my house in 10 minutes. I'm going to bring my wife and kids, we'll pick up the air hockey table and we will talk to your wife then. So anyway, a minute later Jeff gets a voicemail on his cell phone from the guy and he says, we are leaving right now and we will be there in 15 minutes. So I'm I start running around trying to get a halfway decent listing presentation together, something to hand to the guy and his wife. Anyway, when they get here, Jeff takes him into the garage to look at the air hockey table and I go outside and introduce myself and start asking him questions. The guy says, let me get my wife. So I told him I was going to run inside and get a couple of things that I had printed out for them. Next thing I know, Jeff brings them inside my house and we sit around MY dining room table and I'm doing a listing presentation. So this is crazy, I'm doing at listing presentation for someone else's house at my house at my dining room table. It was so weird. Their kids are running around playing with my youngest son and we hit it off very well. Bottom line is they couldn't believe everything that I do for my listings. They love the fact that my VA and I both have backgrounds in mortgage and that they would be getting a virtual tour. There current agent is doing the listing for 5% and not only did I tell them I charge 6% but I got them to lower their price by $10,000 and I haven't even seen the place, I hadn't run comps yet, I didn't even know where the house was. Obviously I told them that I couldn't help them while they were still in a contract with their current broker but they knew what they needed to get the release from their current Broker. They said they are going to work on that today. They had 2 contracts fall through, and to top it off, the agents license expired so they have been dealing with the broker who apparently isn't to interested in selling a smaller price home. They feel the broker made their money on their purchase and now doesn't want to do anything else. WOOOHOOO for Angie and Sherrie. The guy said that he was going to stop by a real estate office on his way to work and get someone in their to help him but then he talked to Jeff and he is glad he did. Well that is my story for last night. I told Jeff he needs to put more things on Craigslist.
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