Real estate agent responded with laughing emojis to US$ 1.5million offer
by Eliza McPhee for Daily Mail Australia
An Australian real estate agent has been slammed for sending a laughing emoji in response to a potential buyer’s offer for a multi million-dollar property in Sydney.
In a text message exchange shared on Reddit, the agent asked the potential buyer to give him an offer he could ‘work with’ for the property.
The buyer responded with an offer of A$ 2.6million dollars and a 14-day settlement period, only to be told by the agent the figure was laughable and ‘wouldn’t fly’.
‘I just sold (another property) for about A$ 2.7million, on 695 square metres,’ the agent replied, adding insult with a second laughing emoji.
The bidder politely replied that while the emoji didn’t offend them, it might insult other customers.
‘I don’t mind the laughing emoji but others may not appreciate it. Thanks anyway. Good luck,’ he wrote.
‘No disrespect intended,’ the agent replied.
‘An escort rejecting your mother’s credit card has more professionalism than this. Keep it up Sydney Real Estate!’ the prospective home buyer wrote online alongside a screenshot of the text exchange posted online.
The post was flooded with stories of other shocking behaviour from other real estate agents.
One person said their real estate agent used their open home to throw himself a birthday party.
‘He posted on Facebook ‘Hey guys, come on down this open house, it’s my birthday, let’s party!’ the person wrote.
‘I confronted him about what in the f**k he was doing, ‘Aw, I was just having some fun’. Are there any real estate agents who aren’t unprofessional f**kwits?’
‘Same thing happened to us bidding on a house. It was listed for “offers over A$ 610k” and we offered A$ 615k over the phone. The agent just laughed,’ another said.
‘A toddler pretending to be a real estate agent would do a better job than this,’ one said.
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Eliza McPhee is a writer for Daily Mail, Australia
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