You know how a gorilla will pound in his chest in frustration, well this is exactly how I am feeling right now.I have some really wonderful, strong, trustworthy, hard working Realtors that I work with on a regular basis, but every now and then I have to try and work with a person who calls themselves a Realtor but who is in fact a used house salesman.You know the guy, the one who over promises and you wish that he would under deliver but he doesn't even get that high up on the totem pole of life.Case in point. The buyers Realtor, a wonderful woman who I have had the honor of working with for the last 8 years recommends my services to her client who then engages me to inspect the house they are purchasing. The inspection is booked for Monday March 17, 2014 starting at 9:00am. At 9:30am the used house salesman calls the Realtor to inform her that they had forgotten to speak with the tenants who are renting the house and when they called at 9:15am the tenants refused to allow the inspection to take place because they would not be home, could I do it on Saturday.I explained that I had to do my radio program on Saturday morning but would be prepared to do it at 12:00pm. The inspection is booked, confirmed by the used house salesman and reconfirmed Friday afternoon. I arrive at the house on Saturday at the appointed time and am greeted by the tenant at the door. The tenant won't let me into the house but proceeds to interview me.The tenant then asks how long I will be there and I tell him, a few hours, to which I am told. "You need to be finished in less than 30 minutes because we are going out and you cannot stay without us being present. Can you come back and do the inspection at 6:30pm this evening?" I reluctantly agree and proceed to inspect the exterior, the grounds, and the roof while I am there because don't want to be there any later tonight than I have to.This evening while on my way to the house to do the remainder of the inspection the phone rings, guess who? Thaaaats riiiiight, it's the tenants and they are calling to tell me that they will not be home until after 8:00pm, would I be able to do the inspection then.My reply was a very emphatic NO!The used house salesman had not explained to them what a home inspection is, or anything else. So now, after wasting 2 days, driving 100 miles, paying the tolls and having to deal with a disappointed client I am contemplating billing the used house salesman $400 for the time, trouble and lack of professionalism.Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, what say you?
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