You Don't Need to Know that...
An unknown number flashed on my smartphone screen.
I guessed it must be one of the agents
who will ask me some questions about my new listing.
I hoped this person would leave a voice message - that was not to happen.
After my Peak Producer training class, when I looked at the phone again,
to check the messages and missed calls,
few more missed calls from the same number - and no message!
Just to be polite, I decided to return the call.
"Hi, This is Praful Thakkar." I introduced myself.
"I saw a few missed call from you since morning.
Wondering how can I help you?"
After a brief hesitation, I heard a voice,
"Oh, I wanted to find out more about 123 Main St".
(Now that was the address of some other listing, not mine.)
"You mean 456 XYZ St, correct?"
"Oh yes, that's the one. May I know is there any condo fees for that?"
I paused - and wanted to find out who I am talking to.
More out of courtesy - and not to add this person to my database.
"May I know who I am speaking to?"
And came a prompt response!
"You Don't Need to Know that..."
Taken aback by a surprise and shock,
for few seconds, I did not know what to say!
And suddenly I said,
"Nor do I need to share any information about the home!"
"Everything you want to find about this home is on the Internet!"
The phone was disconnected!
No, I did not try to 'lure' this person into talking to me.
Nor did I expect this person to be my potential client.
I still wonder.....
Did I do the right thing?