I must admit I am a bit annoyed. A good friend of mine called me to discuss real estate. My first reaction was to make sure their health was good and they weren't leaving the area. I made the appointment and went to her home.
My friend has a very nice home with stairs and needs no stairs and a lower priced home. I was pretty excited. The only thing I thought she needed to do was change the sink and faucet out so it reflected the quality of the rest of the home.
My friend then told me she hoped this wouldn't effect our friendship but she was using a different Realtor. She just wanted to know if I had a buyer.
I explained that I listed homes and then everyone who had a buyer for her property would come. I also told her I wasn't upset.
I am wondering how my friend would have reacted if I told her I respect her as a business woman but I am using someone else and you wont get $12000 that the transactions would generate. This woman is always telling everyone how wonderful I am as an agent. How great I was as a politician. How brilliant my college aged children are. How hard it is to put kids through college.
Yes I am hurt. She blames it on her husband. I don't really care. I have hired her to work on my campaign. I have been valuing her house out for 6 years just to keep her up to date. I have discussed possible types of homes with her.
OK I got it off my chest. I will not post this to facebook. I am a great agent and a good person. NEXT.