House #16: You Get All Kinds

February 9, 2010 · 4 comments

We had someone stop into The Probate House last week while we were finishing up renovations. Our contractors let her in to look around (as we prefer they do), and gave her our number to call us.

She called my wife and basically said, “I live in the area with my mom and have been driving past this house for 19 years. I really want it!” So, we scheduled a time to meet with her mom and her to show them the property. They spent about an hour looking around the property and said they would discuss it and call us the next day.

Sure enough, the next day we received a phone call from the woman. She mentioned that her mom wasn’t interested in buying the house but that she was going to do whatever it took to buy it herself. We told her that she would have to pre-approve with our mortgage broker before we signed a contract, and offered her a very good price, given that we wouldn’t even have to put it on the market if she were to buy it.

The next morning my wife gets a phone call from the woman. The woman tells my wife, “God came to me last night and informed me that I shouldn’t buy the house…it’s not the house for me.”

My wife didn’t have the heart to tell her that we had received the same information…however, in our case, the message came from our mortgage broker after he pulled her credit… 🙂

You get all kinds in this business…

4 responses to “House #16: You Get All Kinds”

  1. Monique says:

    Too funny. I am still laughing. Yes, in this business…you get all kinds.

  2. Jingle says:

    Ha! I love it!

  3. Shae says:

    I am over here cracking up! Thanks for the laugh this morning, J. Scott 🙂

  4. Too funny!!

    It’s amazing how people get “messages” to pull out of the deal once they see investors mean business.

    BTW, the house looks great. Well done!

    Chack Pesh

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