LISTING AGENTS! Please help us all out and be prepared to sell your listings!
I met a very excited client at the top of a mountain to preview a great listing. (We drove seperately). After a 22 mile drive, we ventured up the winding driveway approach to a spectacular butte overlooking a gorge peppered with bull elk and their herds. You could not have had a more perfect beginning to a home preview.
After a 25 minute search for the key to the front door (it wasn't where I was told it would be) we finally made it inside. It wasn't too cold out...maybe 15 degrees F...but cold enough after 1/2 hour to look forward to a little "home warmth".
THE FURNACE WAS TURNED OFF.
The place had great potential and we were able to form a bond, of sorts, as we struggled to maintain decorum against the onslaught of the COLD. (Kind of like the bond mountaineers develop climbing Everest).
It was a cool (pardon the pun) place and we did persevere for over an hour. Finally, I pulled out the "Blue Agency Brochure" for him to sign and we briefly discussed the importance of agency, etc. With a modicum of difficulty, he was able and willing to sign. The "Buyer's Rep Form" was out of the question. I know the desire and willingness was there, but neither of us could control our trembling fingers. After the ordeal, we both just wanted to go home...which we did...seperately.
Maybe these adverse conditions were a good thing. The bond remained and several days later he not only signed the "Buyer's Rep" but also a "Purchase Agreement".
IN A PERFECT WORLD...I THINK WE BOTH WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER IN A HOME ABOVE 60 DEGREES.