Podcast: Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate TM

Crazy Shit In Real Estate

Summary:

Don’t sign eviction papers just because a deputy asks you to! Candy Owens, a REALTOR® in Chapel Hill, was showing a home when a deputy and an official came to the door and tried serving her eviction papers – despite the fact that she wasn’t the right person to be asking. Listen in to learn how Candy finally convinced them that she – and her clients – weren’t the homeowners, and learn why it’s so important for REALTORS® to know what’s going on in local politics.


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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:50 – Introducing Candy, a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty whose office is in Chapel Hill; she’s been in the business for 10 years
  • 01:45 – For the first two years she worked part-time and helped other professionals to learn the business; she still has an ongoing mentor
  • 04:30 – The reality in Chapel Hill
  • 04:44 – There’s not much land left for development; there’s an aging inventory and new construction is south in Chatham County
  • 05:30 – The regulatory environment has impacted new construction and is the biggest obstacle
  • 06:25 – Buyers and sellers don’t understand the macro-picture
  • 06:42 – Schools, infrastructure, and roads have to be considered before new housing can be built
  • 06:50 – Realtors must understand how local elected official decision-making affects families and the real estate market
  • 10:00 – Candy’s CSIRE story
  • 10:05 – She was showing a couple a house in Hillsborough; they met the husband at the house at lunchtime
  • 10:40 – The doorbell rang while they were inside; Candy went to answer the door while the couple went to the backyard
  • 11:00 – At the door there was a deputy and a nicely-dressed woman with a clipboard; they tried serving her eviction papers
  • 12:03 – She explained that she was a REALTOR® but the lady didn’t believe her; she then tried to serve the papers to her clients
  • 13:00 – They called Candy’s office, the husband’s office, and checked ID’s; she called the listing agent afterwards to let them know that the owners were getting evicted


3 Key Points

  1. It’s important to have a coach/mentor.
  2. Realtors need to be up-to-date on local politics.
  3. Don’t sign eviction papers just because a deputy asks you to!


Credits


Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate #158: Candy Owens

Aired on:
July 18, 2019

Don’t sign eviction papers just because a deputy asks you to! Candy Owens, a REALTOR® in Chapel Hill, was showing a home when a deputy and an official came to the door and tried serving her eviction..

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