Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Behold, evidence that “real estate douchebags” exist
You'll never believe this guy who tried to swindle an agent.
Oh! I totally forgot to tell you about how these Wall Street big whigs tried to cheat a realtor in the Hamptons out of a summer rental commission. One even happened to be a lawyer! Few months ago, a real estate broker at Rosehip Partners showed a couple of Wall Streeters around some rental properties, as reported by Curbed Hamptons. One was an attorney with an investment bank, Goldman Sachs I believe, and one was a portfolio manager with a hedge fund. They dangled the phrase “all cash deal” under the broker’s nose, like most big shots do. The poor broker spent a whole Saturday showing these guys seven rentals, which they apparently liked.
Yes, liked them so much they went behind the broker’s back to cut a deal with him not part of it. One of the Wall Street dudes actually left this note (right) behind on the kitchen counter for the homeowner.
Next, “The agent got a call from a Southampton lawyer who’d had dinner with the owner of one of the rental properties. The owner was very upset after finding a note on the kitchen counter after the showing. The second was shoved under the front door later in the afternoon when the two guys returned by themselves.”
Don’t you just love that smiley face?
Have you ever encountered real estate douchebags? Tell us all about it for a new little series we are cooking up, inspired by quite possibly the worst move-out experience I have ever heard. We will call this series “Real Estate Douchebags” — self explanatory.
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