I got kicked out of the nail salon for taking a real estate call

Real Estate Broker/Owner 01293735 CA

I realized yesterday how my life is so different from most people. Real estate has been my life for nearly 5 years. My family and friends understand that real estate is a part of me. I take calls and work 7 days a week.
Yesterday I was in the nail salon and saw a call coming in from a client I really needed to talk to and who is hard to reach. I answer the phone and she goes on and on and on. I am told to leave and the other people in there were having a fit. I understand I was wrong to take the call and then to alk over 5 minutes. I was shocked at the reaction of the employees and staff in the salon. I had never had anything like this happen.

I thanked my nail tech and gave her the usual $20 tip and told her I understood, but since I could not guarantee this would never happen again as these situations are a part of my life, I would not be back. She followed me out crying. This is way too much drama over a manicure and pedicure.

It did really shake me up. I also realized how my life truly is so different from other people. I wondered how many of those clients would be upset if they had experienced my life or the frustration of my client.

I then stopped at the grocery store and was told by a checker how happy they were to see me and what a nice person I am. I told here she made my day and a brief description of what had happened at the nail salon. She told me that they loved me at the store and I could talk on the phone and they  understood.

It is past now. Thank goodness there are many more nail salons.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Lori,

 I must be wrong but when I am in a public place I find a place or go outside to take the call.

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 26, 2014 02:34 AM #1
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Wow ... couldn't you have texted her back or something ;o(

Jan 26, 2014 02:52 AM #2
Tina Parker
Keller Williams Select Realty - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

I think it's difficult for anyone not in the business to truly understand its demand.  I think I would have taken the call but quickly told the client I really want to take her call but will have to get back to her in whatever minutes.  I think both parties would understand at that point.

Jan 26, 2014 03:01 AM #3
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Wow Lori that is too much but hey it is your business. I have started working 4 days a week and have not missed anything and business is actually better. 

Jan 26, 2014 12:07 PM #4
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