I understand that because I’m a college student, many companies think that they don’t have to show me the same level of respect as they would a baby boomer, but my experience with Sixty Nine Gainsborough Realty made me feel like I was dealing with my weed dealer more so than my realty broker.
Every other real estate company I’ve met with has contacted me either by phone or by a well-written email, and while this one started out strong by calling me in advance to confirm our appointment, it then quickly deteriorated.
Apparently to this company, providing them with your phone number signifies that you are willing to communicate via text message.
Having an appointment to meet with someone in the company in a few hours and then checking my phone to find a message that says something to the effect of “Hey, my boss can’t make it today.
I’ll call you tomorrow.” is pretty unsettling. I never actually met this elusive “boss.” I asked if I could call her and was promptly shot down.
I seriously felt like I was dealing with a drug dealer who didn’t want me to meet his connections.
I responded to that text by telling him he could call between 11:30 and 1:30 the next day. At approximately 1:20 the following conversation occurred:
“Hey, when is a good time to call?”
-“Now is good.”
…no call. He finally did about four hours later, but by then we had long decided to not risk losing the apartment we were interested in with a different company, and cut our ties with these sketchy antics.
These guys came pretty highly recommended to us, but our experience with them was just bizarre.
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