Ralph Sells The City: The Adventures of a Non-ExtraTerrestrial Realtor - Afraid of a Lizard? Seriously?!!
I have a short sale listing in Chatsworth, California. Sent the full package in last week. The bank's appraiser called me today to do the BPO Appraisal.
I could not make it due to a time conflict, but my seller agreed to meet her at the property at 1:30 because after telling her there was a small friendly dog in the courtyard, the appraiser wanted someone to be there.
Then the appraiser and called me back an hour later and said she can't make it at 1:30, but she can do 2:30.
My seller could not take off work again, but there was a Supra box on the property, so the appraiser said as long as the seller puts the small dog in the back patio, she will use the lockbox.
Then I get another call from the appraiser. There is a small cat in the townhome, and she is afraid of cats also. By this time my seller had already left to meet her family out of town.
I told the appraiser it is a very friendly cat, and will just basically run away as soon as she gets in the townhome. She was still skiddish, so I agreed to stay on the phone with her while she was there the whole time.
So she walks up to the courtyard and says she saw a small lizard on the courtyard wall and she is afraid of lizards.
And this person is in the real estate business? Really?
If you could only know what was going through my mind at the time as far as what I wanted to tell this person.
But remembering that I have an oath to keep in my Presidential Cabinet position as Secretary of Getting Sh#@ Done, I broke my previous appointment, hopped in my Ralph-Mobile and made the 1-hour drive to save her from the man-eating cat and 4 inch lizard and keep the transaction moving along.