Entitled and Ungrateful Buyer

Real Estate Agent with Falcon Property Solutions


Cash buyers from out of state purchasing for their son, his girlfriend, and a new baby.

Three bedroom, two bath with loft and two decks, one deck overlooking a pool in a 1970s condo complex. Inexpensive but nice.

I represented the Seller and left keys at the desk of the Title Company after closing for the son to pick up for his new home.

Son and girlfriend and baby arrive and he sees the address on the envelope and very rudely informs the receptionist (in a packed lobby) that they’re the wrong keys. She assures him that they are, in fact, the correct keys.

“No, they’re not the right keys! We bought a house on Johnson Road not Mary Lane. Now get me the keys for Johnson Road!”

“I’m sorry, sir. You bought a house on Mary Lane. Those are the keys.”

“That’s not the house we wanted! We wanted the house on Johnson Road! Is the house on Johnson Road still available? Can you get us in to see that? That’s the one we want.”

“This isn’t a real estate office, sir. This is a Title Company. You’ll have to call your Realtor if you want to look at houses.”

“How could you have messed up like this?! This isn’t the house we wanted and we’re supposed to move in today!”

As the disrespectful young man calls his parents to scream at them for being so stupid as to buy the wrong house and what are they going to do about it, his girlfriend says, “We need at least three bedrooms and we really wanted the place overlooking the pool. We can’t possibly live on Mary Lane. We wanted Johnson Road.”

Title Company, of course, doesn’t know what the house looks like and the turmoil continues for some time. What these spoiled children finally find is that Mary Lane is the name of the driveway/parking lot off Johnson Road, and this is, in fact, the house they wanted.

No apology to his parents who were still on the phone, no apology to the staff and customers at the Title Company where he had just made a colossal scene, no apology to the Realtors he had maligned. He just took the keys and left.

Good riddance?

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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mimi and nice to see you. Entitlement is a terrible thing. Next......

Jun 03, 2018 05:46 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Mimi Foster that's the next generation that will someday be running the country.... the parents' first mistake was not holding a mortgage for that house and charging the brats 7% interest..... 

Jun 03, 2018 05:46 AM #2
Robert Caston
Home Junction Inc. - San Diego, CA
Real estate market data & tools - Home Junction

You got to be kidding. Well, thus is the life of a real estate agent I'm sure. Great story. Love the artwork too!

Jun 03, 2018 05:57 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Too many spoiled brats these days, they should be put to the streets to learn how rough life can be and then perhaps they will appreciate how much they truly have.

Jun 03, 2018 06:36 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Mimi Foster,

No you can't possibly make this stuff up. It sad to see a young couple with such an ungrateful heart and attitude. That is what happens when you don't hold your child accountable and just write a check. They've done no favors for this young man and I hope they realize soon the monster they've created.

Jun 03, 2018 06:47 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Oh wow, Mimi! Good riddance indeed! These people will travel a difficult path in life with this kind of behavior.

Jun 03, 2018 07:12 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

For someone whose parents are buying his a home, this kid sure does have attitude.  And so does the girlfriend.  That baby of theirs doesn't have a chance unless it chooses to rebel against the entitled attitude of its parents and live a grateful life.  

Jun 03, 2018 08:53 AM #7
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Jun 03, 2018 08:54 AM #8
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

People like that don't go on my mailing list and if they send a Facebook or LinkedIn request...who are you again?? :)

Jun 03, 2018 01:31 PM #9
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Ah, the millenials who will take over one day!  Good luck to that group...

Jun 04, 2018 02:02 AM #10
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No character. No brains, I mean you just spent a few days to weeks in escrow, did they really think suddenly you secured the wrong home?

Imagine what they were like at the hospital when they handed them "the wrong baby?!"

Mimi Foster this Halloween when you send out your monthly mailer, be sure to mark their house as the one to egg and t.p. Good Lord Good Riddance!

Aug 25, 2018 09:44 PM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OH my! I don't know how I missed this one but, WOW! My jaw is still on the floor, Mimi. What a rude, classless, entitled CHILD! If my boys ever treated anyone like that, I would still, even at 28 & 30 years of age, wash their mouths out with soap!! LOL

Seriously, good riddance, indeed!

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Sep 02, 2018 07:31 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm doing the same thing, Mimi! I hope you get some relaxation in for Labor Day!

Sep 03, 2018 08:48 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Just popping by to say hello...and that you did a fantastic job on the 'hoarder house,' Mimi!

Hope you have a wonderful week...

Oct 01, 2018 09:11 PM #14
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Thanks, Debe Maxwell, CRS! We should chat sometime soon! 

Oct 01, 2018 09:13 PM #15
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I feel sorry for the baby.

Dec 24, 2018 03:25 PM #16
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Ridiculous that the parent's would allow that behavior, but with the home purchase, it seems they paved the way for that type of response from birth.

Jan 25, 2019 02:25 PM #17
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

That is a "child" who should be cut off financially. Attitudes typically change when the money ceases to flow. Procreate on your own dime, dude. How shameful.

Mar 25, 2019 08:13 PM #18
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

You will think that the Buyer would have been curious to know the home their parents are buying for them. Or, at least, to have asked before the steam - I like your photo.

May 06, 2019 04:41 PM #19
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