Well, here we are in another year in the life of sales. We either sell shoes, cars, real estate, insurance or whatever. It’s NEVER the same. Every client is different as we all know. I guess, in a way, besides the money, it helps make it more entertaining. I’m going to share one of my favorites. I have been in the mortgage industry for quite a while and have had some doozies.
In my earlier years, I made sure I went to every loan signing, no matter what the time or where it was at. It really helped build up a good image with my clients. I would meet with the notary at the client’s home normally in those times. Well, one night I had a loan signing at the client’s home around 9pm on a Friday. The streets in that part of town were definitely not ones that most people would feel was safe to walk down at night even with another person, let alone by oneself. In the middle of the signing, I hear a rat-a-tat-tat that was extremely close to where we were. It sounded like an Uzi machine gun!
Of course, it scared all the goose bumps completely off my body. The client, a 60 year old single woman, who was in the middle of the signing off the loan docs, just kept signing like it was just another day in the park. Then, I heard the same sounds again with some screaming and yelling added to it. At this point, I definitely knew that this was real and it was no more than a house or two away from where we were. I was waiting for the worst. Looking across the table, I saw the client still signing, like it was just another day. She looked up, saw my obvious concerns, and, with a smile, merely said, “Oh, those boys are just playing with their toys again.”
She finished her signing of the loan docs within the next 10 minutes in the middle of more shooting. I could actually here the bullets ricocheting off cars and other things. The woman never flinched. She was actually trying to have a conversation with me throughout the whole ordeal. To this day, I still have no idea what she was talking about; I was too petrified to really pay attention to what she had said.
I would love to hear some crazy sales stories from anyone who writes blogs here. Share the funnies, so we can all have a good laugh.