I thought I had to share this because sometimes I think twice about working with family members. No disrespect here, but in all honesty they are much harder to work with compared to my non-related clients.
I listed a townhouse for my husband. His uncle recently passed and the property was left to him.
Here is a glimpse into how my days are.
My husband: Laura, good morning. So, do we have any hits on the townhouse?
Me: Mark, it's only 5:30 in the morning and NO, not yet.
My husband: Oh, well do we have any showings scheduled for today?
Me: Like I said, it's only 5:30 in the morning.
My husband: Are you going to sit an open house there this weekend?
Me: Which day were you thinking about?
My husband: Well, both. Saturday and Sunday. The weather is supposed to be great!
Me: Well, I already had one scheduled for Sunday for one of my other clients. How about Saturday?
My husband: I am a client, too. I need to sell this place. How about if you sit there on Saturday from 12-4 and I will sit there on Sunday?
Me: Come on...I can sit on Saturday from 12-3. But you sit there on Sunday? What are you talking about?
My husband: Lor, I really need to sell this place. I can sit there on Sunday. You know it's a numbers game. The more people through, the better chance of selling.
Me : Well, how are you going to get people in the open house?
My husband: You can put an ad in the paper and I can use your open house signs. You have six of them.
Me: (trying to bite my tongue) I said I have an open house scheduled for Sunday and I will need my signs. I need 5 of them, so NO, you can not use them. I think after this weekend maybe I can give you a 30 day cancellation agreement, NO WAIT, maybe a 24 hour notice!!!!
As I am writing this I am laughing (on the inside). But this is honestly how my days have been going since I listed the place....28 days now. Please, someone bring a buyer. The townhouse is in Westchester, Illinois.
I would like to hear some other funny stories about working with your family. How did you survive? Hopefully this place will sell SOON!