This is a great post on getting stood up. Gina writes very eloquently on what its like from a Realtor perspective to get stood up by customers. It has happened to me many times and I'm sure that we aren't the only Realtors to have this occur.
Although it hasn't happened to me in years, today I was stood up on a blind date. I can honestly say that I've stopped dating many years ago and its been a long, long time since I was stood up on a blind date but somehow today I found myself stood up on a blind date.
Last week I got an email inquiry alert from Realtor.com from a potential buyer for my 46 Grove Street in Bloomfield listing. After speaking with her through email and on the telephone, we scheduled a blind date an appointment to meet today at 1:30 p.m. I spoke to her today at 12:15 and re-confirmed our 1:30 appointment.
So I get to the house about 1:15, turn on all the lights, open the blinds and I wait.....
.......................and I wait........
.........and I wait.............and.......
I try her phone which goes to voicemail so I wait...............and...........
then............I closed the blinds, shut the lights, got into my car and moved onto to my next appointment.
YES, I WAS STOOD UP ON A BLIND DATE. I know I'm not the first real estate agent to be stood up on blind date nor will I be the last but its such a waste of time and frustrating to say the least. When I first became a real estate agent, it was almost like "the norm" that I was stood up on a blind date by a buyer on a blind date an appointment but then I learned to change my ways, to get a valid email and telephone number, to actually speak with a potential buyer on the phone and not just through email, to qualify them, to get a pre-approval in hand and to re-confirm again but WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT REALLY MAKE? So big deal I have their telephone number, their address, their email address and pre-approval in hand - they stood me up! There's no consequence! There's no $50 fee for a missed appointment like at the doctor's office! There's nothing!!! Except, of course, I know they missed the opportunity to work with a wonderful real estate agent AND to buy a great home for sale in Bloomfield but will they ever know that? Nope, they probably won't.
I was stood up on a blind date and I hate it!!!
NOTE TO BUYERS: If you don't want to see the home or can't keep the appointment, just tell us. We can't and won't force you to see the house or buy the house. Just don't stand us up!
As always, Essex County Real Estate at its BEST!
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
397 Route 46 West
Walgreens Shopping Plaza
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Office: 973-575-6353 ext 17
****With deep roots in the Essex County, I service buyers and sellers throughout many Essex County communities and neighboring Morris, Passaic and Union Counties, specializing in the entire West Essex Communities (including Fairfield, Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Essex Fells, Verona and Cedar Grove) and my hometown areas of Belleville, Bloomfield, Nutley and Little Falls.****
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