I noticed the woman on the cell phone in front of the broker open as I was looking for a parking space.
Hmm, I thought — must be a hot new listing if the agent is on the phone to a client even before she can get back to her office (if you ever see three agents on their cell phones in front of a broker open, the house is probably going to sell, quickly, in multiple offers).
It’s probably obvious, but it’s not such a great idea to be overheard telling your client, “Cancel your appointments this afternoon! You’ve got to see this place — it’s a steal!”
Unfortunately for the owner in this case, that’s not what was going on.
The person on the cell phone was a loan officer who was co-hosting the broker open, and couldn’t get good cell phone reception inside.