Leave no husbands, wives or partners behind!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Leave no husbands, wives or partners behind!

 

A woman called, wanting to see some properties, she also asked that I bring over buyer paperwork to sign. Showing up at the house a little early, her husband (HUSBAND?!) was there...she failed to disclose that she was married. Besides, he knew nothing about her plans and was extremely unhappy! 

 

He was supposed to be on the golf course by that time but was putting away the gardening tools when I arrived. Can you just imagine the lively conversation between them after I jumped in the car and drove down the road?!

 

If everyone is moving forward together, then

success takes care of itself. ~ Henry Ford

 

That experience, back then, taught me a very real estate valuable lesson and a new practice to introduce to business. Leave no husbands, wives or partners behind that will be making a decision, whether buying or selling. Not only a timesaver, it also ensures that all are on board, no hidden agendas.

 

You can't buy happiness but you can

buy a HOME. It's the next best thing! ~Me

 

Sometimes, I will check social media accounts, go to white pages.com or peruse county records to qualify consumers and make it clear up front, that EVERYONE shows up at the party or simply call it off. Wasting valuable resources with less than sincere people, is also time you can never get back.

 

Ever.

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Comments (20)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! speaking as a husband, that would not be a surprise I would appreciate my wife surprising me with.

Dec 06, 2023 09:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - a life in real estate can reveal lots.  Sometimes to those participating too.

Dec 06, 2023 10:05 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Wanda there have been times when I have bought a home cause it's a smoking deal hands down.  We always figure it out after the fact and G knows it could happen......probably not anymore but who knows!  As for new clients.....I agree.....ask the right questions up front!  Get the facts!

Dec 06, 2023 10:50 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

As I read the post, I am chuckling with the scenario as well.  She owns the house alone and within hours of the listing being signed and the sign goes up, he gets served as well.

Dec 06, 2023 02:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Wanda,

It never ceases to amaze me the disconnect couples can have! Not even talking out a plan one half of the couple might have..REALLY????

Dec 06, 2023 06:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- that sounds like straight out of a soap opera. Must have been awkward. 

Dec 06, 2023 08:44 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I once had a wife try to smuggle me in to consult with her about her husband, who quite possibly had hoarding disorder. BUT I didn't know she was smuggling me in, and as I pull my car into their drive, it's the husband who's knocking on my window "Who the bleep are you?" He was FURIOUS, insisted on having me come in anyway, and it was THE most uncomfortable walk-through I've ever had. To this day, I'm not sure if she wanted her husband to be there or not. Lauren

Dec 06, 2023 09:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  before I show a property, I do some research and require the buyer(s) to show me proof of funds etc. now with that said, I lose a lot of potential inquiries, but I only bring serious buyers to a showing.... Endre

p.s.: if they have their own agent I check the agent's background too

Dec 06, 2023 10:14 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Such a good point, Wanda. All part of qualifying potential buyers and sellers before we waste our time with them.

Dec 07, 2023 04:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

He knew nothing about the meeting or her plans, George Souto! What an uncomfortable situation for the husband.

Dec 07, 2023 06:09 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Life is not just a bowl of cherries as Forrest claimed, there's also some nuts and bananas thrown in as well, Michael Jacobs

Dec 07, 2023 06:12 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You both set the expectation, this couple was weak in the communication department and I was not about to get in the middle of it, Anna "Banana" Kruchten!

Dec 07, 2023 06:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The scenario was surreal, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, as he approached asking questions. She showed up at the door, in 2 minutes, I was in the car and gone!

Dec 07, 2023 06:27 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We know that good communication is so necessary in any relationship, Dorie Dillard Austin TX and no one likes or deserves those kind of surprises!

Dec 07, 2023 06:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes it was and my stay was short, Kathy Streib! Never heard from that lady again, thankfully, being part of someone's concocted drama is not part of my skill set.

Dec 07, 2023 07:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yikes! Dealing with a hoarder cannot easy, Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, their loads and loads of accumulated property comes with a huge emotional bond. 

Dec 07, 2023 07:13 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Qualifying up front is always the best thing to do in our industry, Endre Barath, Jr.. It quickly separates the opportunists from serious minded consumers who are ready to buy or sell!

Dec 07, 2023 07:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am thankful for the lesson, I learned how to best approach buyers and sellers from that point, Nina Hollander, Broker. Our time is valuable and must be spent well!

Dec 07, 2023 07:30 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The things we see in real estate, haha.  I was once helping a couple sell a home and I couldn't get in touch with the guy.  I called the girlfriend to find out how to get in touch with him and she said that I would have to call his home, but warned me about his wife possibly answering the phone, haha.  Things got a little awkward after that, haha.

Dec 07, 2023 06:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

That had to be beyond awkward, Brian England. Exit, stage right and fast!

Dec 07, 2023 06:30 PM