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Liar, liar, pants on fire

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Today, I've been showing commercial property.  Interesting.  The customers are from California, looking for a spot to open a Harley shop.  It has to be on Rt 66, and close to the interstate.  They're "suits", indistinguishable from each other and their ilk.

The first question they ask me is "You're not from here, are you"?  This is because I'm a "suit", myself, today.  Dressed to impress.  Power Broker.  The appearance of money and success.  They can't imagine I'm a "local", because they've lumped us all together as "hicks".

I've spent 5 hours with these guys, looking at this property, that property, weighing the pro's and con's.  Lunch, viability discussions, and finally down to the crunch.

They want financing.  Can put up their California property as collateral.  Cool!

I take down the essentials and call my Mortgage Broker while the "suits"have gone out to their car to get a check for earnest money.

They ome back in.  They've misplaced the company credit card, can I loan them $100 to run down to the gas station?  Baaaaaaaad vibes!

The phone rings and the Mortgage Broker tells me "These people couldn't finance a used car.  They're in foreclosure on the California property.  Bankruptcy looms just 6 months ago".

"Sorry", I tell the "suits", "I don't have $100 cash on me.  Oh, and I have an appointment scheduled.  I've got to go.  Give me a call if you get your financing in place."

"Bye now".   

Entry #14

Comments

1.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - November 10, 2005, 4:51 pm
Looks like those guys were going to hi-tail it with the 100 bucks. >LOL<
2.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 10, 2005, 4:53 pm
For sure! And wasted all my time, too.
3.
Winner2BeComment by Winner2Be - November 10, 2005, 5:19 pm
Oh my...what a day cowgirl.
4.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 10, 2005, 5:59 pm
I know it. Oh, well. Win a few ...lose a few.
5.
mymonieComment by mymonie - November 10, 2005, 7:42 pm
All in a days work. Now you will have to double up tomorrow and sell twice as much. lol.......Don't you just hate it when folks try to pull the wool over your eyes.
6.
Litebets27Comment by Litebets27 - November 10, 2005, 7:53 pm
How scary and how intrusive. How dare them. The criminal mind never stops and does exclude anybody. You were so lucky that you got that callback when you did. Be safe.
litebets
7.
Comment by shalini - November 10, 2005, 11:28 pm
lucky you!
8.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 11, 2005, 11:12 am
mymonie; Doubling up, you bet! I've got 'em lined up all day today.
9.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 11, 2005, 11:15 am
Litebets27; I wasn't too scared, but I've been in some real hinky situtions. One time, I showed some remote property to a hippie couple who were traveling with a busload of little kids that they told to stay in the bus.    The next day the FBI showed up, the couple had kidnapped all of these children and were just a jump ahead of the law.
10.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 11, 2005, 11:15 am
For sure, shalini.
11.
konaneComment by konane - November 11, 2005, 4:27 pm
Good reason to have a cell phone with photo transmitting capability. Stay safe, and may the next ones be real buyers!!!
12.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 11, 2005, 5:56 pm
Oh, yeah! Thanks, Konane. I'll bet the next ones will make up for these losers, for sure.

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