You don’t have to be a genius to prefer angels over demons.
A while back in the same week we had a buyer from heaven and a buyer from hell contact us. Both buyers arrived via the lead generation mechanisms we have built into our website.
The buyer from heaven is the nicest couple you could ever imagine doing business with – straight forward, personable, realistic and appreciative. In working with them, you feel the team spirit – it’s The Harper Team and the Buyer Team working as a smooth organism together. They were in escrow in less than 48 hours and it was a quick close.
Faith in the human spirit soars in such circumstances, one feels blessed just to meet such fine people.
The buyer from hell was a different enchilada. Young and in this country for less than 18 months, this buyer knew everything. Though he had never purchased a house here or in his home country, he new everything about real estate, mortgages and life. You couldn’t tell him anything. He burned out two mortgage brokers and was finally sent on his merry way to share his wealth of wisdom with the masses.
What I appreciated most about this whole experience was having it all happen in the same time period. It was just such a great contrast. In spite of all the frustration and grief provided by the emissary from hell, we wound up laughing a lot about it as he was just so over-the-top.
I guess if I was going to look for any genius in the experience it would be that old addage – This Too Shall Pass. Angels & Demons pass through our lives as do the masses in the middle – proving once again that life is not a destination but a journey.
Enchilada image from Digital Eel
October 12, 2007 at 10:48 pm
Amazing how diverse one day’s clients can be! Great article- sometimes we all need the reminder that with the bad ones come the good!
October 13, 2007 at 3:14 am
I actually thrive on the difficult client, I love a challenge… =]