Me: Hi, I'm interested in the apartment XY mentioned on your website, the one in the Foobar-Street, and would like to inspect it.
Me: So, well, is it still available?
He: (unfriendly) Which one?
He: (even more unfriendly) I've more than one apartment there.
Me: Yes? Nice, so maybe I can see the others as well. I meant the one with XY square metres.
Me: Yeah, what? So can I see it? (Usually, agents would give you some appointment to choose from at this point)
He: (Very unfriendly) Yes.
Me: Ok... So how about an appointment?
He: (no answer)
Me: Today (friday), or maybe next week?
And so on. How about a little bit friendliness? How about not letting me pull every single information out of you? I mean on an average, they'll get more than 1k euro for this. Bastards.
Update: Apartments in Vienna are not as expensive as in NewYork, but the cost of living is.
eight comments, already:
Well, not every agent is like this (mine was really friendly and helpful!) but in general I have bad memories of agents, too (one once called me only some minutes before I arrived at a flat to tell me that it was already given to somebody else….
mp - 23 03 07 - 13:27
With answers like that, I would just be friendly and say, sorry, I’m not interested anymore… I don’t know about where you live, but here in Antwerp/Beveren, if they react like that, fine, I’ll go see someone else…
Hope you get beter impressions on your search…
Alvaron - 23 03 07 - 15:12
Maybe they don’t want to sell it to you?
TheRLG () (link) - 23 03 07 - 16:40
I am in the U.S., so I realize it isn’t the same thing, but my real-estate agent is my mother, so I don’t have any bad experiences. I agree with Alvaron on not giving those people business though.
Nate - 23 03 07 - 21:11
what about kicking his ass?
yep - 23 03 07 - 21:33
Acting like that should make him loose business. Hello? Treating customers like that make the customer go somewhere else. Yeesh!
Jonathan Snyder - 26 03 07 - 21:35
I hope that guy is an exception, Ive had nothing but good experience from real estate agents in my country. I guess business is flourishing where you are, you should become a part time real estate agent yourself and under sell those arrogant bastards!
BlindSide - 27 03 07 - 13:04
Keep booking appointments and ditching on this fuckhead. Don’t give a penny (or 1/100th of a euro) to assholes like that.
mcgurk - 27 03 07 - 16:32