While the results are not in yet, it was a blessing for our REMAX of Valencia CA real estate team to have been nominated for the Title of the BEST Santa Clarita real estate agents.
I know from life that getting more than one person to confer on a single topic is not the easiest thing to do.
To get more than three – that is indeed a chore.
However, when a person feels slighted from a business perspective, trying to keep that person quiet or to make them happy again, is doubly hard.
While we are grownups, you know, as do I, there are some “grownups” amongst us that love to see people squirm.
They are “inherently mean”. They are those that take the candy away from babies and may have been the bullies we grew up with in days past.
They will hurt a person’s business by writing horrible on-line reviews just because they think it’s fun.
Sad But True. I had a local Mover come to me to discuss something that had happened to him with someone he was pursuing for non-payment for a move. From all practical purposes, every angle and from what I understood, the person they moved did not pay them.
It ended like this, “Hold on, I don’t have my wallet with me, I left it in my car. Let me go to my car, get my wallet and I’ll bring it back…” He drove away, the home where the furniture was moved, locked. And the rest is history.
What could the movers do. From a police perspective it was a “Business Dispute”. The Movers Standing by for 12 hours, sitting in their truck that was in the middle of the street or waiving their fists to a home where no-one was home and hoping the person they moved would show up. Not a chance.
He did not show up – the truck had to leave, and the moving company needed to be compensated for a 2 day move – 12 rooms of furniture – totaling a pre agreed $4,300.00.
The person that owed the moving company, they are somewhat of an internet nerd. Such as I am (somewhat) 🙂 – They started their rant/raving, in a blackmail type of manner, shouting against the moving company for a horrible job and more on the “review sites”.
They even went as far as building a website with “fake and made up” reviews against this specific moving company.
I have to say that their mother probably would not have agree with their actions.
I know my mother would not. My wife would not either if our kids told us a story about what they had done if it had been similar in nature. It’s just wrong.
Today, things have settled down. I think the movers are close to getting their payment. It’s not without it’s fair share of damage though. Some of those folks that read on-line reviews, believe that 100% of the things that are posted on the internet to be true. Just like the commercial…
Be safe – Search well and thanks for your patronage to the Paris911 Team at REMAX of Valencia CA.