Largo Florida Real Estate Agent Glad to be Rid of Rude Waterfront Home Buyer

Largo Florida Pool Home Buyer Celebration

Yesterday was a special day. One of our clients who bought a Largo Pool home recently had a house-warming party with friends and neighbors and invited us to be a part of it.

We had worked with this family for over a year to find the perfect home.  Leah Ross, the best mortgage professional we know, also helped them with their Mortgage and did a great job and was at the party. As you can see even my 2 boys got to give the pool a test drive – they gave it two thumbs up.

Getting to share moments like these are the really special parts of our job. As we have said before, we don’t do closings – we do Celebrations. We are fortunate to build long-term relationships with our clients and they often become special friends -that is the case here.

Knowing my family would be there from the late afternoon into the evening I changed my voicemail to let anyone who called know my plans and it also allows me to focus on enjoying this get together.

My real-time voice message was something like this…

“Hello, You’ve reached Cyndee Haydon with  Belloise Realty. It’s 4pm on Saturday September 9th and Jack and I will be out of the office the remainder of the day celebrating with a family we just helped purchase their dream pool home. We’ve been invited to meet their family and friends at a housewarming bar-b-que and I’m sure you can understand that due to the party I won’t be returning calls today however, I will return calls Sunday from 11am – noon except in case of an emergency.” (which there shouldn’t have been any)

Most people appreciate that I change my message daily and let them know when they can expect a return call. So this morning I got up and checked my voicemail at 9am (Sunday morning) before changing my message for  the day and to my disbelief I got the following messages….

A message from 7:35am on Sunday morning from a sign call:  “This is Mr Homebuyer, No I don’t get it at all and I want to see a house you have listed at xyz address and I want you to call me as soon as possible.” (In a terse and angry voice)

Another message at 8:00am on Sunday morning from Mr Homebuyer again “Just forget it, I got another agent to work with me so disregard my last message and don’t return my call – they can arrange a showing for me”

Please note the time and date – Both before 8 AM on SUNDAY!While buyers may be scarce in this market – this one thankfully moved on. It’s not like this person had called before and I hadn’t returned his call – he was calling me before electronic lockboxes are even activated daily. For a moment I felt guilty and then I thought about it and realized that…

As much as I love what I do, I also believe life is too short to work with nasty people – my friends and family don’t treat me that way – why would I let a stranger?

So if you know someone thinking of buying or selling a home in the Largo or Tampa Bay area you can feel confident knowing that as Real Estate Agents…

  • We work hard for our home buyers and home sellers;
  • We will treat you like we would treat our own family;
  • We are available 7 days a week if needed;
  • And can accommodate most requests;

But we do have a life outside of real estate though they often overlap and we do sleep nightly (though at times there are rumors to the contrary).

I hate to disappoint anyone, however, I’ve come to realize that not everyone is meant to be my client and that’s ok. At the end of the day, when I see the joy and happiness of our clients experience in their new homes I can feel comfortable listening to the phone message above and peacefully saying NEXT….

I’m curious, regardless of the business you’re in – Do you choose your clients as much as they choose you?

Largo Florida Real Estate

Are you looking to buy a Largo Pool Home or Largo Condo? Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them….


Buyers tell us that selecting a Clearwater Beach Real Estate Agent,especially online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us.

Click on the photos below and meet some of our clients and now friends…we’d love to be YOUR choice too! 


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