Who knew writing about a couple listing their home due to divorce would be harder than working with two angry spouses. Yesterday I wrote about listing a home due to divorce in the Covid 19 era. The husband called me and demanded a meeting with his parents. He had second thoughts and no one was getting the best of him. He said he was winning this war.
After including the spouse in the email, i emailed them we could meet at the house in the afternoon. The husband with evil smirk waited outside with his parents. But, what happened next was not what he thought. I sold his parents a home. The parents welcomed me while the son watched on in horror.
He soon started his assault on his ex and me. The mom stopped him. It was her turn to talk, She then asked me my plan for selling the home and why. In brief for the safety of all, listing a vacant home would make more sense. That they each had a new home, and staying here was causing more tension then they all needed. To think of the kids and start the next chapter of their lives. The kids should not have to see buyers walking through their home. It was hard enough giving up the only home they knew. Lastly would be easier to show a vacant home. The the sale would be quicker and no doubt get them a better price than a buyer trying to question why blue tape is down the middle of nearly every room.
The mom looked at the son who was starting to act up. The mom said "It was time to grow up. He caused this and now has to face the consequences." That my plan was fair and certainly not one sided. That they would like to be added to emails. The wife who has said nothing agreed.
IN SUMMARY, the parents thanked me. They said there was not many agents who would put up with this. Never mind there was not many agents who could make this work. They said they would certainly refer me to anyone they know getting a divorce and needs to sell. I wasn't sure whether to thank them or were they punsihing me? Then the mom says of course she woudl refer anyone not getting a divorce too. I knew what she meant and we all had a good laugh.
I leave you with my infamous thoughts, My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.