I’ll never forget a couple of weeks ago when I had a client call me after his “covert operation” visiting open houses with his wife on a weekend when I was totally booked.
Connor, “Sorry for what Stan?”
Stan, “I’m sorry that I did not listen to you…”
Connor, “I don’t understand?”
Stan, “Becky and I went into an open house in Valencia CA – We spoke with the agent, the agent told us the only way we could buy the home was through her. I told her that we had a realtor – she said, if you want to buy the home, we would have to write offer with her! – and it would have to be right then because of the high-level of activity. Connor, it was a home I had asked you about, you said it was in escrow. So, Becky and I wrote the offer while at the home with the agent at the open house. I was excited and so was Becky, but we felt bad, that’s the reason for this phone call…”
Connor, “Felt bad?”
Stan, “Very… Connor, It does not end there – You were right – the home was in escrow. In fact, it was in escrow on the day we wrote the offer, even before that when we asked you – you were correct. What you told us was true, some agents hold open houses at homes that are not available… – She hooked us Connor – We will always heed your warnings from this point on… – We felt played and taken advantage of. You know what she told us when I called about the offer we had written?”
Stan, “She told us that someone else had written a higher offer, but she had a couple of other listings that were not on the market yet, that she could show us. Like I am going to fall for bull shit a second time – no WAY!!! I thought to myself, I’d better get back to Connor and apologize – what a game…”
Have a Great Day – heed this warning. Also – check out our Santa Clarita Open Houses dot com to make sure the listing you are viewing is truly available. Be safe and let us know if we can help you!