Hello everybody! You may think that you are the only one who receive call or sms asking if you want to borrow money or buy random stuff like insurance, property launches...
Things isn't that bad if you compare with us the property agent. Everyday we are spammed with messages and calls. Because our number is listed in the public sites and advertisements, making it easy to find for anyone.
Yes, not only spam, but scammed too! We property agent are being cheated out of our busy schedule.
One seller that I met called me to say he wants to sell his property. Upon meeting at his house, we sit down and he would listen to my presentation on how I market his house. Then he started to ask me if I could lend him some money. I was set back by his words. I told him after selling the flat, he would have the money. He said he needed money urgently. He says, "If you lend me money, I would let you sell my house."
"Whoa!" Deep in my heart, I'm thinking that I dont even know this person. If I lend him money, the next day he say he dont want to sell the house anymore and denied in returning back of my money. There is nothing much I can do.
Many people think that we are rich. I also receive calls from people who meet me up saying they are interested in buying a property.
Upon meeting up, they start to sell their insurance product, healthcare supplements and other stuff. I would cross-share my real estate knowledge for them too. As they are not sincere in meeting up for real estate, I will stop. However, there are a few salesperson who are very aggressive and force sell their MLM products. The experience with them is very disturbing.
Another seller that I come across really caught me out of guard. He looked in his mid-forties texted me to sell his house. As usual, I do my presentation on how I market his flat. He nodded his head and say ok. We sign an exclusive agreement at his house with the presence of his children at home.
The next day, I receive a call who is his wife. Upon learning that her husband has mental retardation with low IQ, I cancel the whole marketing of flat. She apologies profusely and said his husband would call any property agent flyer... I told his wife to look after him closely and control the use of his phone ... It is my bad luck and there goes the spending of my money in marketing.
Im going to narrate my stories under Jackson talkproperty in my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-X0sV0SffDIfXUSFI0R0sg
Do keep a look out!
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