I don’t drink tea, so, whatever
The banks are re-inspecting homes that were in contract prior to hurricane Irene. So, this morning I had to meet a client because his bank wanted a letter stating that the house was in a similar condition as when contract was signed.
We paid a physical visit to the home and agreed that there were no significant changes.
I started to head back to my office but stopped for a cup of tea and to make a call. I ordered tea and was asked what I took with it. Just milk I replied. After paying almost $2.00 I was handed a teabag and a cup with what I assumed was hot water. I opened the cup and found hot milky water. Turning to the server I asked him how he usually makes a cup of tea. As an avid tea drinker, I told him you usually put the tea bag in and then pour the water in and wait before adding milk. He turned to me and said, "I don’t drink tea, so, whatever."
So, how did it come to be all about him? I was the customer and he did not care about how my tea was served because he did not drink tea.
Then, I started to think about real estate. When working with home buyers, as agents, do we try to influence the decision to buy with our own personal preferences?