There is a contest going on within my blogging platform of Active Rain about those crazy awkward moments in real estate. There have been a few like people in showers , people sleeping, escaped cats etc but the one that really brings a smile to my face one when I was a new agent.
When I started mr real estate career in 1992 print advertising was still going strong. I had put an ad in a local real estate publication offering rental assistance and as promised the phone went crazy with calls. Sifting through them was a challenge as a new agent but I did receive some good people that I could help.
One such person was a 20 something girl who needed a rental for herself and her fiance. I found one that looked like it would be just right (it was) and so we made plans to meet at the complex. Unfortunately I got caught up in traffic and was running a tad late so when I arrived I jumped out of my vehicle and headed to the building.
Everything went great and as we headed back to our vehicles I realized I did not have my keys. Frantic we looked everywhere and then her fiance peeked in my car and there they were on the seat. Oh my now what?? Cell phones were not even invented yet. I had one of those big car phones but it was in the car!!
I was driving a Chevy Blazer that had sliding back windows. My client said if we can get one open I will climb in and get your keys. She was the smallest of the group and was sure she could fit. Well her fiance did and she did and my keys were retrieved. How awkward I felt for such a predicament and solution. Yikes.
I guess I must have done ok though as this awkward moment turned into a rental for this client and a waterfront home sale for her Mother. My first waterfront sale in my career.
We still laugh about this awkward moment all these years later and thankfully it has been my only time to lock my keys in the car.
AHHH- The Awkward Moments Of Being A New Agent
About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions.
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