Health care reform has passed. It seems that the Tea Partiers are none to pleased and rather than do the patriotic, American thing like exercising their Constitutional rights by pursuing remedies in the courts they would rather use threats and intimidation. It’s like a bad episode from The Sopranos. It got me to wondering if real estate was run by the Tea Party.
Real Estate the Tea Party Way
Listing Agent: Hi, this is Ken. How can I serve you today?
Buyer Agent: Hey, Ken. This is Bob at the My Way Real Estate Co. I’m about to send an offer over for your listing on 345 Wonderful Blvd.
Listing Agent: That’s great, Bob. I’ll get with the Seller ASAP and review the terms and get back with you.
Buyer Agent: Ken, I think they’ll find it’s an offer they can’t refuse. In fact, we’ve already scheduled the inspection, appraisal and the place and time of settlement. It’s all in the package I’m sending over.
Listing Agent: Uh. You might be getting ahead of yourself a bit. The Sellers haven’t even reviewed the offer.
Buyer Agent: Ken, you’re not too bright are you? I said this will be an offer the Sellers can’t refuse. That means they can’t refuse it.
Listing Agent: Uh…
Buyer Agent: Do I have to spell it out for you, Ken? We know that little Suzi Seller goes to Desirable Middle School. We saw the nice certificates in her bedroom. We know Steve Seller, the All-State football star, goes to Magnet High School. By the way, the Buyers really liked the gas range. It would be a shame is anything happened where the Sellers might have to start eating Happy Meals at Mickey D’s because of a break in the gas line.
Buyer Agent: Ken, you seem like a nice enough guy. Your heart’s in the right place. I suspect that you and I could have some long, fun civil conversations about real estate, the nation, and the like in person. But, seriously, do yourself a favor and don’t embarrass yourself by sending any counter offers or the like.
Buyer Agent: One more thing, Ken. I know where you live.