Clueless Brand New Agent Writes Up Contract On Car Hood...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000
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Clueless  Brand New Agent Writes Up Contract On Car Hood...

 

Way, way back to 1987 when the brand new agent was let loose with her freshly minted license things didn't go as she had been taught in school that they should work. Oh no,  it was pretty much the opposite of that! Miss Anna (the lady in the red dress) had a great attitude and took direction well. So she had that going in spades. Her broker suggested she do an open house on her very first day of working at her new office. Well that sounded like fun to her as she had been a designer and loved working in homes.  Ha! Ha! Not so fast!

 

She set out all the signs, and waited and waited. Nobody showed up until the last hour. And of course she was more used to designing homes rather than selling homes so they asked her a lot of design questions. I guess she thought she was 'building a relationship' with those folks, just like she knew how to do, and well.

 

Well get up and shut the door. Those folks said to her - we want to buy this home.  Whaaaaaaat?  You want to buy this home? Ok. So she calls her broker as she was clueless as to how to write up an offer.  He says, just write it up on your car, have them sign it, come back to office and we'll clean it up later.  Oh, ok I can do that. (hahaha). Those were the days when contracts were one page with a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo on the back page. How difficult could it be?  She starts writing out the basics, name, address etc and then goes blank. She recovered and said, how much do you want to offer and how much do you have to put down?  Filled that in and then the clients say......and we want the sellers to finance the 2nd? Huh?  They can do that (she was thinking)!  Ok, I'll write that in there too then. Offer was completed within 15 minutes - easy peasy hahaha!

 

She went back to her office and her broker was astounded it actually wasn't too bad of an offer, just needed a little cleaning up through title he said. Of course Miss Anna was totally astounded too!  Much to her surprise the sellers accepted the offer and escrow opened.  It actually closed within 30 days which was a miracle in those days. Surprise! Surprise! Her very first open house, very first clients and very first closing. She was liking this real estate business a whole lot at that point! LOL.... just the beginning of her real estate stories!

 

 

It's been a blast reading all of the fantastic stories you all have entered into The December Challenge Your Craziest Transaction. I've got a lot of stories in my head that I may just start sharing.  My very first story always make me smile. Talk about a clueless brand new agent.....

 

Keep your stories coming.......share the fun of the season!

 

 

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Anna “Banana” Kruchten

Designated Broker & Owner

Phoenix Property Shoppe

602-380-4886

Certified Residential Broker  CRB

Certified Residential Specilist CRS

AZ DRE Certified Real Estate Instuctor

 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS - I simply could not let this day go by without wishing you and Gary a very Happy New Year!!!

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Now that's the way to start a Real Estate career. I listed a house my first week and it sold in a week. No idea what I was doing

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Hi Adam Feinberg good grief that's a whole lot of paperwork. How on earth do you do that and keep track of it all without going bonkers!!

Jan 21, 2020 03:03 PM #112
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Hi Greg Mona that's a great hood story!  Kind of fun thinking about those days!

Jan 21, 2020 03:07 PM #113
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Haha Will Hamm too young! HA!!

Jan 21, 2020 03:07 PM #114
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Hi Derrick Guevremont hey thanks!  It sure seems like another lifetime!  Hope you're holding up in the cold MN weather.  I don't miss that cold at all.

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Hi Erik Hiss another hood story, love it.  When was yours?

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Had to laugh at did not know......clueless was really the case @peter Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert !!!

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Hi Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR back in the 'olden' days that was pretty common!

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Hi Grant Schneider I was biten by the real estate bug when I was 4!! No kidding!!

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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS Happy January 21st!!!!!

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Thanks for the wishes Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ! As you can see today is January 21st and just getting caught up!   PS loved your super bowl baby story!

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Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® thanks for the good wishes!  And Happy January 21st to you!!  Just catching up.......here we go!

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Thanks Roy Kelley !  Just a tad late on wishing you a happy new year!

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Hi Jan Green as you can see I'm running late on saying thanks!!  Sorry I'll miss you girls on Thursday. We'll make it up soon!

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Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 just a tad LOL!

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Hi Gloria Todor yes he was a good man!

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And back at cha on January 21st Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! Loved your post about the BT group!

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Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland why am I not surprised by that one tiny iota!!

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Happy Tuesday!!

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