OH, Now This Was CRAY CRAY!

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker AZ BR 528507000

Okay . . . I have to say as real estate careers go, either I have lived a very sheltered life or I just take 'crazy' as part of the deal.

 

Or perhaps I'm the craziest one around me . . . this is a distinct possibility.

 

So it took a moment to rack my brain for something CRAY.

 

FOUND IT!

 

This chick comes into my office back in the day. . . tells me she has her eye on a parcel of land in a nearby subdivision. Can I find a way for her to buy it? Sure.

 

I get lucky. Send off letter to the property owner who literally cries with joy. They need this money for a medical procedure. It is manna from heaven.

We get it under contract.

 

Then the buyer begins to drag her feet . . . she starts making excuses, the money she assured us she has seems now to be in question (despite funds letter).

 

She says her TWIN SISTER is opposed to the purchase, and they've been fighting tooth and nail over it. 

 

Hmmm. I did not know she was a decision maker.


Come to find out . . . not only is 'Judy' NOT a decision maker . . .

 

'Judy' DOES NOT EXIST.


Yeah. A little detective work, and 'Julie' does not have a twin or any siblings. 


So, I asked 'Julie' to please bring 'Judy' into the office, I would love to meet her and perhaps I can help mediate so we can move forward on this sale.

And that was the last I ever heard about it . . . 'Julie' funded and closed the deal soon after.

 

Needless to say, I was not interested in further business with this gal. And I was delighted not to have shattered the sellers' dreams.

 

🎵Hello me, meet the real me
and my misfit way of life🎵
 

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Debbie Holmes
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That was crazy.  I hoped she lost her earnest money.  I know we try to get it back but some people deserve to lose it.

Dec 02, 2019 06:44 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Candice - it seems that some form of "crazy" may be a prerequisite for life in real estate.  Expect the unexpected.  

Dec 02, 2019 06:46 AM #2
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Peter Mohylsky
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Crazy, but interesting stuff.  I hope it is that last we hear of this  type of activity 

Dec 02, 2019 07:09 AM #3
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James Dray
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Morning Candice.

Don't you just love it.  You should have had someone come in posing as "Judy" and watched the expression on her face.....priceless

Dec 02, 2019 07:18 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Candice,

Loved this story, it was enough to make anyone crazy...Glad you closed the deal.  A

Dec 02, 2019 08:34 AM #5
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Mimi Foster
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What is the matter with people? Glad you got that one closed, for you and for the Seller. Any idea what she did with the property?

Dec 02, 2019 09:23 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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I've had to read that a couple of times and still not sure how to respond.  What a goofball, using a fake twin sister as an excuse not to go forward?  Glad Julie came to her senses and closed.  Thanks for the laugh. 

Dec 02, 2019 10:21 AM #7
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Candice, for a moment there I thought you were going to take off your shiny gold pendant and start swinging it and tell Julie that you wanted to talk to Judy!!!!     ^_~

Dec 02, 2019 10:22 AM #8
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Kathy Streib
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Candice- it reaffirms my belief that there are a lot of fruitcakes out there, and I don't mean the kind you get at Christmas. 

Dec 02, 2019 02:20 PM #9
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Neat story Candice A. Donofrio . I'm actually surprised she went ahgead with the deal but like yourself I'm happy for the Sellers. Did she ever build on the lot?

Dec 02, 2019 07:47 PM #10
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Kat Palmiotti
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Haha, I wonder how often the "twin" story was used in her past? I'm happy she went forward with the purchase!

Dec 03, 2019 06:03 AM #11
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Francine Viola
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Ok - I think you win on this one.  Not only crazy but scary.  People are so weird!

Dec 03, 2019 04:10 PM #12
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