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Real Estate Agent with Aloha Realty Group

Aloha everybody!

Here is my funny story for this week:

I met this gentleman at his place of business ( cant disclose where:-) When he found out that I am a realtor. he immediately said that he wants to buy a nice place, with a loft and an ocean view. Right after that he said that he has $2mil , cash and he he wants to buy property in this particular complex, where the max price is actually $1,25 mil.  I asked him if he wants two of them:-))) I suggested him to meet me in my office next day. He agreed. He called later that day, stressing the urgency to spend the $2mil. I told him that we need to meet in my office first and we will go see property right after that.

Do you think he showed up?


Did I call him? Yes, I did. He said that he forgot about our meeting....

Thanks God I at least did not make a thousand calls to actually schedule showings. Something told me that this was too good to be true....

Did this ever happen to you?


Posted by

Mihaela Stoops, REALTOR Broker

Aloha Realty GroupHonolua Bay

180 Dickenson St #217

Lahaina, Hi 96761 

www.ForSaleinLahaina.com                                      www.WestMauiHome.com    


Charles Tharp
Prudential California Realty - Fontana, CA
Inland Empire, Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist

Honestly I think it happens to everyone at some point. It has happened to me and that is why I prefer working with actual buyers, those who are approved for a loan and want to go out shopping. If they miss the first appointment or two, I drop them like a bad habit.

Most million dollar buyers are very picky and hard to deal with throughout the transaction. I find working with people in the $500,000 to $700,000 are more reasonable and have done a few transactions before so they know what they are looking for and what to expect.

Mar 21, 2008 01:39 PM
Linda Lipscomb
Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN - Lexington, TN
731-695-1118, Lexington TN Homes

OH, yes.  Good thing you went with your gut feeling. 

Linda Lipscomb Sold on Henderson County TN   www.lindalipscomb.com

Mar 21, 2008 01:39 PM
Mark Hawley
Keller Williams Realty - Indio, CA
I generally call the same day of the meeeting to confirm.  Life happens.
Mar 21, 2008 01:40 PM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Not quite like that, but I have met with some "interested buyers" who turn out to be "investor's" working with 5 other agent's.  I stop sending them information as soon as I see the tell tale signs... 

These "investor's" are also "in a hurry", and even have the nerve to say---well just get me the code and I'll look myself...UM, NO, not in a heart beat buddy!

Amazing the crap you run into out there isn't it?

Mar 21, 2008 01:44 PM
Julie Chapman
Julie Chapman Broker - Ormond Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
If everyone had to work on commission in life, they would treat Realtors differently...........
Mar 21, 2008 02:04 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Watch out for the creeps too.... there was a realtor woman in Victoria BC who was murdered recently - same kind of a set up.  I know we don't expect this kind of thing to happen here, but it's just a matter of time.  At least you know where he works.... or does he really?  Maybe that was fake.
Mar 21, 2008 03:46 PM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Hollister, MO
Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

It is always a good plan to meet the client at the office for the first appointment.

Apr 01, 2008 07:09 PM
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck
Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections - Houston, TX
Welcome to Active Rain Mihaela. Georgina was encouraging us to drop in on you. I hope that you will have fun here. Now, I happen to have $3 mil in th bank , and I would like to see......
Apr 01, 2008 09:58 PM