Real Estate Fable: Serenading an Agent

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC 172320

It was 2:35 p.m. at an Open House, one beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The agent was thrilled to see so many viewers enter the home in less than an hour.  She was busy answering questions about square footage and upgrades, when Mr. Minor 7 walked in.

With guitar (aka notebook) in hand, he proceeded to browse the house with admiration in his eyes.  Picking up a flyer along with the agent's business card, complimenting her on the simple yet stylish look, he proceeded to view the property.  The agent continued to assist viewers with property and area questions and noticed Mr. Minor 7 had proceeded outside to make a phone call.

When an Open House is filled with viewers, the time seems to fly by, and the positive property comments elevate the moment.  While jotting down a question for the seller, the agent began to hear a "song" in the not too far distance.  It was Mr. Minor 7 commenting on the reviews he read about the agent.  He proceeded to ask how she was able to help a family buy a home and sell their home in 6 days AND assist a couple with the sell their home while they were out of the country.

As much as the agent enjoyed providing information about the beautiful home her sellers entrusted her with, she was delighted to take a few minutes to indulge in the topic at hand.  The agent had to admit she was enjoying the melodious tune of the conversation.

One note after another, Mr. Minor 7 appeared to have done his research on the agent. Knowing how many sales she had in the last year, the continuing education she pursued to assist military families when relocating, and much more.  Mr. Minor 7 seemed to be an experienced player.

The musical notes continued to compliment the agent's hard work, however, one note caught her attention.  Mr. Minor 7 asked if the agent worked with investors.  She stated that she has experience working with investors and inquired if he was interested in short or long term investments.  The tune seemed to be changing quickly and the serenade was fading.

With a swift statement, Mr. Minor 7 asked the agent if she would send him "Expired Listings."  The agent, falling out of the serenade trance, gave a questioned response, "How will that assist you?"  Mr. Minor 7 appeared a little frustrated at this point, replying, "I don't know why you can't send me Expired Listings."

Luckily, the agent had heard similar music before and gracefully declined the next song.

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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed. | Broker/Owner

Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC
405.837.6511

 

 

Comments (17)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've heard that song myself Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP and I too catch on pretty quickly.

Apr 13, 2018 12:54 PM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

I have to admit it took me a little longer to catch on to this one (:
Wish we didn't have to hear that kind of music, but like you said, we can catch on quickly.  Thank you for stopping by Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Apr 13, 2018 06:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Aleysha- well, since I'm not an agent I can't comment on any kind of personal experience on this but it certainly is interesting. You have to be on your toes in your business!!

Apr 13, 2018 06:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ha ha, clearly the agent was inexperienced and did not know how to get rid of the BS artist... it takes a special skill to get rid of people in an open house... a good friend of mine who is super successful in Venice, CA, He  had a trouble maker come to his Open House I was there with Diane when he basically told him in no uncertain terms where to go and if he did not he would help him...BTW he is also a famous Surfer Dude not just a successful Realtor:)Endre

Apr 13, 2018 11:54 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alesha.

I can say I've been there, like you it took me a moment to catch on.  Thankfully, he never showed up again

Apr 14, 2018 02:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Alesha, we do see these time wasters, and best to see through the smoke screen early in the conversation.

Apr 14, 2018 05:59 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alesha. This tune is one I have heard before too and never like it. You just can't make this stuff up.

Apr 14, 2018 07:02 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Alesha. Folks who think it is OK to use (or waste) your time for their profit, I wish bad karma on them :)

Apr 14, 2018 08:43 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

Glad to hear you do not hear this type of music in your business Kathy Streib (:  Thank you for the encouragment!  Have a wonderful day.

 

Now you have me curious as to who you are talking about Endre Barath, Jr. (:  I'll take a little work break and check that out (:  Thank you for sharing the encouraging story!

Apr 14, 2018 09:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Alesha he is not on this platform but if you check out famous surfer dudes who are also Realtors you will find him:))Endre

Apr 14, 2018 10:10 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

Good morning James Dray.  Glad to see I am in good company as we keep on the look out.  Have a wonderful day!

 

Apr 14, 2018 09:35 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

With each encounter it is getting easier to see through the "smoke screen."  That and watching "Sneaky Pete" seems to help - watching someone talk his way through anything (:  Have a wonderful day Joan Cox 

Apr 14, 2018 09:38 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

You are so right Sheila Anderson (:  I have a notebook that I jot down situations such as this - helps to look back and learn from.  Thank you for stopping by!

Apr 14, 2018 09:40 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

ha, ha Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty.  It definitely doesn't seem that any good comes from time wasters 

I will make one exception though.  When I was a brand new agent, a "time waster" was better than no one at all.  I actually benefited from the market knowledge gained from a few.  But have since redirected them (:

Apr 14, 2018 09:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Alesha

This was a clever way to present the points you were making about time wasters.

Jeff

Apr 30, 2018 04:12 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Melodic post about the time suckers in life. Glad you figured out the tune before wasting anymore of your time. Wow.  

May 08, 2018 08:35 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS  (:
Thank you for the encouragement and for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday

May 09, 2018 06:38 AM
Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC - Oklahoma City, OK
Buy and Sell Real Estate with Confidence

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 
Thank you!  I am definitely hearing new tunes in this career.  When I was a teacher/counselor the time suckers were distracting behaviors in the classroom.  I guess I see some similarities 

May 09, 2018 06:46 AM