Post # 32
I would not be upset. In fact, I would of never even had all this information to be upset, because I would not of inserted myself in the middle of a situation like that. Because really, this has nothing to do with you. You referring your friend to your mom? Fine. You asking about why she didn’t go through your mom and texting your mom to ask her why she didn’t do the sale? Not fine. It’s just creating drama where there shouldn’t be any.
Post # 33
@Wonderstruck: I didn’t ask! SHE said it to ME. She clearly felt guilty that she didn’t call my mom back because she said “I put a bid on a house!” and I was like oh so exciting, blah blah and then she said, “We didn’t go with your mom. I didn’t hear back from her, so we just went with some other guys.” Etc. I didn’t even ask her. I would never insert myself in the middle. She was asking me questions and I said, “My mom knows better, here’s her number, call her if you want.” And she did and then they made appointments to see houses. I didn’t say, “Use my mom” – I said, call my mom to answer your questions, she didn’t have to book appointments, too. I actually had no idea what houses she went to see or when until after she told me that she put a bid on a house and I spoke with my mom (only because I thought my mom was slacking off).
I’m not really upset, I get that maybe she felt uncomfortable, I just felt like when she had all those questions, she should have wasted someone else’s time, not my mom’s. And, she should have just been honest with me and not said that my mom didn’t call her back in a week – b/c if that were the case, she had no problem calling my mom when she had 500 questions about how to place a bid and how to get a mortgage.
Also, my mom has worked in the real estate business for 20 years and has sold houses her entire career. Recently, she switched to a new office that never did rentals before and manages their entire rental department. So, it’s not like she doesn’t know how to do a sale, it’s just that she didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes.
Anywho, I appreciate everyone’s responses! I understand she probably felt uncomfortable, possibly didn’t get the calls to begin with, and it is what it is. If she overpaid, that’s her problem, not mine and she will realize when there’s an appraisal, as a PP said. I won’t say anything to her because what’s done is done and to each his own. I just will remember that the next time she has a million questions and needs my help!