The Buyer says, "I'm going to be a big pain in the you know what!"

Managing Real Estate Broker with Premier Sotheby's International Realty BK659279

Joyce Marsh Real Estate



The phone rings, and I see the number is from Connecticut.  I answered the phone...

The man on the other end identifies himself. 

He says he had been recommended to me.

"First off I want to make a few things very clear...

I'm going to be a big pain in the "you know what!

I'm going to need somebody to help my wife and I relocate and we are going to be "really needy". 

We've never done this before!

We need someone who has patience and understanding.

We are putting our house on the market up here in Connecticut very soon. 

We don't know anything about selling...

We don't know anything about buying...






We are going to need alot of hand holding if you know what I mean.

Are you up for the challenge?

Can you help us?"


Now I know for a fact that many Realtors would run for the hills after hearing all of that, but no not me! I have been known to have the patience of a Saint... and love working with Seniors.  

These buyers were able to successfully sell their home in Connecticut in a very short time, and were able to purchase a brand new home which exceeded their expectations and totally within their budget.

They listened to me very carefully and when I suggested that they hurry and fly down to find a home before the spring selling season was in full swing, they listened. 

We were able to beat the rush and find them a brand new home in a brand new community. 

This home is the home of their dreams.  Their forever home here in Florida. 

We still keep in touch.  They say that they wished they had moved sooner...

Everyone is happy.  


It's February and Love Is in the Air...

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Joyce Marsh, Regional Manager Florida

Regal Christie's International Real Estate



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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

When a buyer call me and says "I am going to be a big pain in the butt.: I just reply "What you again?"

Feb 27, 2019 03:37 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joyce- I love the fact that he said it and recognizes that he might need a lot of guidance and hand-holding. And I love what Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 said!!!

Feb 27, 2019 07:09 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes these people are the easy ones to work with

Feb 27, 2019 07:19 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I loved this post and I prefer an honest client than a BS client who implies the opposite of what they will be like, give me a hundred of these:)Endre

Feb 27, 2019 11:57 PM #4
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I have to say that most people who say they will be a pain in the you-know-what are NOT. I would have said yes also!

Feb 28, 2019 03:11 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Joyce... I've had calls like that and usually those people turned out to be some of my absolutely favorite clients.... and often they were not half as bad as they warned me they could be! (It's the ones who don't warn you who are the real pain in the you know what!)

Feb 28, 2019 04:32 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

In my limited experience, I find that people that say something like this are the ones that are the easiest to work with.  It is the folks that think they are easy to work with are the biggest pains.

Feb 28, 2019 05:56 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These kinds of transactions are easy to love.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Feb 28, 2019 10:10 AM #8
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist you and I are cut from the same cloth, I love my Senior clients!

Feb 28, 2019 02:06 PM #9
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