I have a lockbox on this condo door, but I come to show the unit every time there is a request.
I know this unit better than any agent, we remodeled it, and all these details that I know the agent does not know.
I also come couple of minutes early and turn on the lights, make sure everything is in order.
And because I am coming, when I get the request and they say tht they will be there about 2 PM, I suggest they choose one of the two options.
- Exact time. Then I will come and be there. But then please do not tell me that this was your sixth condo and they were very particular, so this is the reason I spend 2.5 hours waiting…
- And if you do not know the exact time, no problem. Call me and give me about 20-30 min and I will come.
And this is the arrangement we made today with an agent, who had a customer to look at our gorgeous condo.
I was at a meeting when he called and said that he was all the way across the city and was coming, but I had time, and I came there right on time. The agent was not yet there, so I prepared the unit for showing.
And then I got a text message: “Just wondering if you are on your way”.
Kinda shocking. I texted that I was inside the unit, and then I thought that something was wrong here. Usually, when you take people across the city to Ormond Beach, it rarely makes sense. But it is not my customer, he knows better.
Impatient, I am dialing him. He tells me that he is about 10 minutes away at a different condo, which he thought was my listing, and that it would take him only 10 minutes to come, but he will not come, as his customer does not want to be in this area. He said he was sorry, that it was his fault.
I did not get angry or even upset. Yes, I lost some time, but this was hilariously funny. Another condo guru… Our MLS has a map button and you can immediately see where the property is located, but you need to push that button to see… and, obviously, this is too much to ask for.
Life is so technologically advanced these days. Everything is at the push of a button. But so many agents can’t figure out how to push the button.