Note: the following is an actual conversation. Some of the colorful language has been slightly modified. Kids read here sometimes”¦
Ring Ring Ring
Me: (said as cheerfully as possible given whatever is happening at the moment)
“Good afternoon, this is Jay with Thompson’s Realty. How can I help you?”
Caller: (said with extreme anger. As in “I’m going to kill you” levels of anger)
"Why the f**k is my home on your website and showing a price of $199K?"
Me: "Our site shows all listings”¦”
Caller interrupts: “This is total bulls**t.”
Me: (still attempting niceness)
“If you’ll just give me a second to explain. All the listing information on our site is pulled directly from the Multiple Listing Service, yada yada yada."
Caller: (angry, but no longer really at the “Imma gonna slit your throat” stage)
"Yeah, whatever. Where the hell do you get off changing the price of my home?"
Me: "Sir, I didn’t change it. In fact, I *can’t* change any information on your listing. It’s showing in the MLS at $199K. **YOUR** agent changed it on November 8."
Caller: (Getting murder-like upset again)
"What the f**k!! I didn’t authorize that f**king change! You f**king real estate agents will do anything for a f**king sale. What the f**k do I do to get it changed back to the the right f**king price?"
Me: (in a nonchalant tone)
"Call your f**king agent.”
Caller: (sighs in exasperation)
"He never answers his f**king phone, but thanks for your help."
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