Last week I was showing big, pretty houses to a couple who are considering a move to Washington. They were interviewing several agents, and we really seemed to hit it off. By the third of forth house, I was confident that we'd be working together.
Then I made a really, really bad mistake.
We met the listing agent at the last house, and I had an extreme "senior moment". I totally blanked out on their names!
Was it Tim? Ted? Any "T" name? Not even close! And I couldn't cover it up, because I'd started to make the introductions.
It was not my best move. It may have been one of my worst!
They've decided to work with a colleague who came highly recommended by some close friends, and she is a fabulous agent. She might have beaten me out even if I had remembered their names, but I sort of don't think so.
So, on the advice of my sweetie (who has occassional memory lapses himself), I'm getting one of those nice leather Coach portfolios with room for a pad of forms that include the buyers' NAMES IN BOLD PRINT at the top of the page!