Not For Sale!
How would you react if you found a FOR SALE sign on your lawn? Very official, broker's name, rider, and all.
My friend received a call from a neighbor, hurt and disappointed that they would list their home without telling the neighbor first. What? We are not selling!
Bill and his wife called me to share this situation. They sent me a photo of the post and another agent's sign.
This couple is more than friends. I've known him since he was ten years old, attended their wedding, was at the birth of his beautiful daughter, and sold them their house more than 25 years ago.
I immediately called the agent with the errant sign.
Yes, it was a mistake. We found that her listing had the same house number, but that property was on a different nearby street. They even had the photographer photograph the wrong house.
My friend had already called the number on the sign and received an apology and an offer to make it up to them.
They suggested removing the signpost, filling the hole in the yard, and maybe even a bottle of wine as a peace treaty. She told them how much her listing was selling for and asked if they considered selling.
That's when my friend brought up our relationship. He told her whenever they sell, it will be my sign on the front lawn!