Due to cable television, most people have heard the southern expression "Y'all ain't gonna believe this shit!" Most of the time, it's followed by Bubba's rendition of the 20 foot long guppy that got away or something, but not today, folks.
I have a "Y'all ain't gonna believe this shit." story for you.
Are you ready?
Jesse. fired. Realtor. Number. Three.
Yes, the day before we put in offers on houses.
I know....you all are saying the same thing I said when he called me saying "I don't have time to talk right now but I just wanted you to know we no longer have ______ as our realtor any more."
(Yes, I made that exact sound.)
So two hours later, he calls me back to explain. I'll do my best to explain to you guys.
The way it normally works is that a realtor sends you websites listings, and you pick out any that you'd like to see. Everybody knows that, right? Well....what I also do is check online listings myself. I sent her lots that she had not sent me. (Do I care that I found them and not her? Not in the least. After all, the main goal here is to get a house and I don't care who gets it for me as long as I get a house.) Then....in order to not waste her time by asking to see a house that was already on contract, Jesse would call the sellers realtor and ask if it was still available and then after that, we would ask to see the house. Sounds reasonable and efficient, doesn't it?
Well. She did not like that we would call and get information that minute, when SHE had called and left a message and nobody ever called her back.
The hell? How old are you, right? If you are mad because nobody calls you back, then you call them the next day, and the day after that, etc until you get an answer. Time is of the essensce in realty.
So, the day before she would have made a very decent commission was the day she decided to have her hissy fit. She called Jesse, gave him attitude, and when Jesse said "OK...if you want to part ways, that's fine with me.", she tried to backpedal.
The thing about Jesse is....if you piss him off once, that. is. it.
So. Today, we are talking to a new realtor. All he has to do is spend a couple days of paperwork and he gets the commission.
Common sense says that knowing people are getting ready to bid, and you have a problem, you go talk to Joe, the bartender. Not shoot yourself in the foot.