Week 1: Podcast with Dusty Baker Review
As some of you may know I started a podcast this week called “Caravan Confessions.” The goal of the podcast is for real estate professionals across the country to share their crazy stories with the rest of the world. So far, I have interviewed five people from across the country and have heard stories about sex dungeons, frozen sewage pipes, seizures, etc… I don’t want to spoil the rest. My point is that someone needed to capture the insanity that takes place in this industry and I thought a podcast would attempt to do it justice. Every week I am going to release a new episode on Tuesday mornings and then I will write a review on Thursdays detailing what the hell I would do in these situations.
Our guest this week was a young realtor in Santa Barbara named Dusty Baker. I actually have met Dusty at multiple real estate conferences and have always been envious of his sales volume, six foot five frame, and perfect amount of scruff.
See what I’m saying? My beard, despite constant grooming and Youtube tutorials will never look like his. However, I do not envy what has happened to him in real estate. He told two stories: the first being about a car crashing into his broker’s open, and other about a buyer who should be a character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Story 1: The Open House Car Crash Synopsis: Dusty was sitting an open house on a pleasant Tuesday (I think) when he heard a massive crash in the front driveway. To his surprise, some moron crashed is brand new SUV into Dusty’s listing destroying some shrubbery and a light fixture.
What Dusty Did: Dusty calmly handled the situation and apologized to his seller. He offered to the pay damages (ended up being $50 dollars). The seller, who is a nice lady refused Dusty’s offer and expected the idiot realtor to pay. The idiot refused and claimed that it was “ridiculous to ask for money.” The situations got settled because Dusty handled it and the seller is again…a nice lady.
What I would have done: Dusty handled the situation like a professional and did everything he could to get the money from the idiot. However, I think Dusty could have been a little bit more forceful. I would make a Craiglist post in the idiot broker’s name saying that he is giving away two free puppies and then I would list his phone number. After receiving a million phone calls he would eventually pay the money to have the add taken down.
Story 2: The High Anxiety Buyer Synopsis: Dusty had a buyer who needed the temperature in his car to be 71 degrees. He also needed to stand on level ground at all times and would refuse to buy a home because a fence wasn’t big enough to detain a fox from hopping over and devouring his grandchildren. He also didn’t want to build in an area with a woodpecker because it is an endangered species.
What Dusty Did: Dusty handled it professionally, and facilitated most of the man’s psychotic requests. However, Dusty eventually had enough and told the guy to take a hike…on level ground.
What I would have done: I would have shot the woodpecker to pieces on site and told him to write an offer.
There you have it. Instead of reading all of that, you really should just listen to the podcast it’s actually pretty good. Also, while you are at it subscribe, share it, review it, and leave a friendly comment about how entertaining it was. That’s all I ask. Have a great week. Go get tan.
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