Ep. 114 – Unsigned offers and Update on the home sale contingency deal.

Matthew Maschler:
Welcome to the Real Estate Finder podcast. I’m Matthew Maschler, real estate broker with the signature real estate companies in the great state of Florida. And with me, the co-host of the Real Estate Finder podcast, Stacy Garcia. Hi Stacy.
Staci Garcia:
How you doing? I’m
Matthew Maschler:
Doing good. Doing good. How are you? I’m good. All right. And also in the studio today we have Preston Smith. Hey Preston, how are you? I am wonderful. Really good. Did I? Alright. All right. That’s good to hear. So it’s been a good week over at Signature. I’m sure some of you saw on Facebook and on the internet that I was a third in the company, so I made a little humble brag post on Facebook that got a lot of responses. So thank you everybody. Congratulations for all the congratulations. It’s always weird when certain posts on Facebook hit and certain one, but anyway, we’re continuing. We have a property. I wanted to update everyone, if you remember a few episodes ago we talked about the home sale contingency, right? Stacy had an open house and some people Lucky Lose came in, but then they fell in love with it, but their house wasn’t listed, so they had to go out and list their house, but they didn’t want to sell it unless they were buying this one. So would we accept an offer with the home sale contingency? And we went through that in that episode of when and where. That’s okay. And I took a lot of risk. I broke my own rules. I said, if the other house is under contract, or at least if it’s actively being marketed, but we accepted the home sale contingency when the house wasn’t even listed yet, wasn’t even ready to list yet. So took a little risk and our stager removed all the staging items. And what happened?
Staci Garcia:
They couldn’t sell their house.
Matthew Maschler:
They couldn’t or they didn’t want to?
Staci Garcia:
Well, that’s my question. Since you’re not acting as their listing agent, and you only know what their listing agent basically tells you, and also what you can follow along in the MLS, let’s say, if you feel like they should be more aggressive because they really do, they’re in the contract with you and they say they want to buy your house, how can you encourage them to drop their price and get aggressive?
Matthew Maschler:
Yeah, it’s hard. If we put in a kickout clause or something, then they wouldn’t be comfortable selling their house,
Staci Garcia:
Right? They didn’t know where to go
Matthew Maschler:
And no reason to sell their house. So again, it’s just a matter of risk. We were willing to take some risk, and sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. They were not aggressive about selling their house. They have an offer, and then the offer fell through. They
Staci Garcia:
Had an offer and the offer fell through. And then also they lowered their price, but not as much as I would’ve liked them
Matthew Maschler:
To. So they had an offer offer, and I tried to get them to move up our closing a little bit, but then their offer fell through, and then they really didn’t seem that interested in selling their
Staci Garcia:
House. Then they weren’t thinking about putting up their house for rent and keeping it. And then it just felt like they were all over the map.
Matthew Maschler:
And it put us in a situation where they weren’t motivated to sell their house, but I couldn’t motivate them and I couldn’t push them, and they could have ridden it until the closing date. And that was another thing that was a mistake I made. I gave them until the closing date. I should have given them until
Staci Garcia:
A certain
Matthew Maschler:
Time 30 days before or three weeks before
Staci Garcia:
That. We talked about that last time, right? Yeah.
Matthew Maschler:
So that was a little mistake that I made, but
Staci Garcia:
I feel like we caught it early enough, but not early enough that we removed the staging.
Matthew Maschler:
We caught it early enough to know that we made the mistake, but we couldn’t have fixed it. But again, that’s why we do this stuff. One of the reasons I do my rentals and my flips and stuff is I learned something on every deal. So it just sharpens us and we learn from it, and we can come here and we can talk about it. I didn’t even think it would be a big deal. But then they weren’t motivated. And then luckily for us, they just canceled rather than string us along another month that they could have. So now we’re showing the house again, and
Staci Garcia:
There’s no furniture. There’s
Matthew Maschler:
No furniture. It’s not staged. It doesn’t look as good. And in a different episode, I was talking about how I definitely, if it cost me 5,000 a stage and I made an extra 20, right? I probably got 20,000 more than, this is
Staci Garcia:
A good argument right now for a staging. For
Matthew Maschler:
Staging. Yeah. Oh yeah, absolutely. We definitely received more money in that offer because the house looked great.
Staci Garcia:
Absolutely.
Matthew Maschler:
Did they see it when it wasn’t staged?
Staci Garcia:
No.
Matthew Maschler:
Okay. Maybe that’s changed their mind a little bit.
Staci Garcia:
There’s a huge difference when people walk in the door, they’re looking for something wrong. When there’s no furniture,
Matthew Maschler:
It’s easy to see what’s wrong.
Staci Garcia:
So it’s nonstop, excruciating pain to watch. People look for things that are wrong. When they’re staging, they always look for things that are right. They’re like, wow, I love this. That’s a really good point. I love that it changes everyone’s, it. Their attitude is completely changed. So they’re like, wow, this place looks great. They don’t see anything. They’re not looking for a problem. They either say it’s for us or it’s not for us. And the staging was so good there, but when there’s no staging, they just immediately try to find something wrong because there’s nothing to look at. And that’s the attitude. So every person that walks in is like, nah. Right? Nobody’s dazzled. So yeah. And the offers are now, we still got offers, but they’re considerably different, right?
Matthew Maschler:
So we did get an acceptable offer that we’ve been negotiating. It was a strange negotiation because we got the first offer and I wanted them to up their deposit, make the closing date a little bit earlier, make the mortgage commitment less. They wanted 30 days for the mortgage commitment and up the price. We relayed most of that verbally, and they responded verbally. We responded to that through an email, but it wasn’t a written offer situation. And I always say this, I always like to make offers and counter offers in an acceptable form. And what I mean, acceptable form, not, oh, this is acceptable to me. That’s not what I’m saying acceptable. I’m saying a way to make the person accept the offer, be able to click, be able to sign, be able to add to cart. I’m always talking about Amazon add to cart. So all this back and forth, there was no, neither party could add to cart execute it.
So a couple of days had passed with no action or communication. So I took the original offer and I started marking it up in pen, which is what I should have done in the first place. Changing the price, changing the deposits, changing the amount needed to close, changing the mortgage contingency, et cetera, and signing everything, signing all those changes, signing and initialing the entire contract, sending it back to the other agent and saying, Hey, here’s the counter. If you approve this, please countersign and send it back to me, which was good. Then that triggered them to write a fresh, new, clean offer, but the fresh new clean offer came in, and could I accept it? No. No. Why not? The buyer didn’t sign it. It was all blank. Now, on purpose, the guy didn’t want to bother his buyer. If I wasn’t going to accept it or if I was going to mark it up again, it’s a waste of time to get the buyer. I like the buyer to sign it so the buyer feels vested and partially so I know the buyer even knows about it.
Staci Garcia:
That’s my point.
Matthew Maschler:
Maybe the buyer doesn’t even know about this counter offer. That’s good point,
Staci Garcia:
Right?
Matthew Maschler:
It’s very shady. So I went ahead and I signed it all and sending it back to the buyer’s agent. Now, Stacy, did you have a question? Great question about the seller signing first instead of the buyer. Yeah,
Staci Garcia:
I thought that was shady. I mean, who sends an offer without having anyone sign it?
Matthew Maschler:
In my mind, it’s the same. Someone has to sign first. So what’s the difference if the buyer at least knows about it and authorized the agent to send it? So I signed first, but if the buyer had signed it and I received it, and I would’ve signed it, it would’ve been an executed contract. Now all it is, is an offer.
Staci Garcia:
I always like to deliver something that could be executed.
Matthew Maschler:
If I signed it, we’d have an executed contract, we’d be done. So now I signed it, send it back to the buyer’s agent, and now the buyer’s agent has to get the buyer to sign it. And once the buyer signs it, we will have an executed contract.
Staci Garcia:
Right? It’s like passing the ball.
Matthew Maschler:
It is. And sometimes these agents can be a little bit lazy.
Staci Garcia:
Well, that I know. I just thought it was maybe past the point of lazy to the shady part
Matthew Maschler:
To the shady, because are you worried that the buyer didn’t see
Staci Garcia:
It? I think I’d be one. I don’t know. When people provide too much information and then you question it, Scooby-Doo. Yeah, right? Where they say, well, then there was this guy, and they tell you all the extras because they want to blame that guy later and say he was the one when they say, well, the client’s super busy. She has this many offices and this many jobs, and she’s doing all, I don’t know. All of that unnecessary information makes me curious. And then I think, why is all this excess information? And it just seems shady to me. I automatically, it’s Florida. I go to in my head, oh, this can’t be true. But I overthink it a lot and I think I would never hand someone an offer that’s not signed by my client. What’s the point of that? It’s like a worksheet.
Matthew Maschler:
Well, they want to know that. I agree.
Staci Garcia:
I would do that in text or in email or in verbally and then hand ’em an offer signed by that was already agreed upon, which actually I tend to do anyway. I like to negotiate before I actually write the offer so that I can get an executed offer. When I hand it signed over.
Matthew Maschler:
I’m having that with Jill on a different deal where the buyer made a low offer and we’re negotiating back and forth, and I want the buyer to come up in writing in a formal offer. And my seller is like, well, what’s the point of that? Why make them write it and waste their time and waste paper, not paper anymore? Because there’s no way I’m accepting that. And I’m like, well, that’s how you get them vested, and that’s how you move them up. And this particular seller is an attorney. And in the attorney world, the principals have an agreement, they negotiate an agreement, and then the lawyers write up the contract to confirm the agreement. In our world, in realtor world, it’s done through offer and acceptance offer and acceptance, which is why even though the paper says contract, it’s not a contract until it’s signed by everybody.
Staci Garcia:
When I first started in real estate, that would bother me. And also the fact that there’s no actual date, no at the top, there’s no date written on there. Be
Matthew Maschler:
Contract’s not dated.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah, its not dated. It’s dated on the day, like closing date. It’s dated on the certain things, but it’s not dated at the time that it’s actually started.
Matthew Maschler:
Oh, because we don’t know the effective date. The effective date is when the last person signs the last spot that needs to be,
Staci Garcia:
That drives me nuts.
Preston Smith:
Well, that, and they’ve received the other party, received the,
Staci Garcia:
They received executed copy. But it drives me nuts that there is no start date. I need a start date. And I like to know this. One thing that we were talking about that drives me crazy is that on total brokerage, you can see the activity for a file and everyone that’s touched it, the name and the time and the date,
Matthew Maschler:
Total brokerage is our internal CRM at signature. We do license it to other companies, but not everybody uses it. It is not a standard in the industry.
Staci Garcia:
So the people that use it, we can see when they touch the file, which I like, you can see if anyone changed anything, but when you have a contract, you don’t know because it’s out there and it’s moving. You don’t know who touches it, right? You don’t know when. So nothing. Let’s say I send it to you and you change something, then you send it to me and I initial that we want to change something. So we added something, then we send it back to you, and you initial that. And then let’s say you change something and I say, oh no, it’s gone back and forth too many times because if it was written down, I’d have a lot of marks. I need a new fresh offer, and then I start all over again. So during the course of that, obviously the date changes from the first signature to the current one, and now all the dates are off kind of. So the effective date’s wrong and the acceptance date is wrong. Potentially it could change the,
Matthew Maschler:
Well, no, because the acceptance state, it may have passed the acceptance state, but other acceptance state is tricky. You want to give yourself enough time to be able to get this thing executed before it expires. Technically, every counter offer rejects the previous offer. So the acceptance state becomes moot once there’s a counter offer. So when you write that fresh, new clean contract, you want to give a good amount of time in the acceptance state. But the other terms should be fixed dates. Well, no, because inspections is eight days. You know what happens is you do inspection eight days and you do the second deposit on a date certain, and you want it to be after the inspection. But if it takes, so if you want to do the second deposit on the ninth day, but it takes you three days to execute the contract, then all of a sudden the certain dates can fall out on the weekend or whatever.
Staci Garcia:
It seems like I know, because in my mind, certain things need to be very specific. I would like a contract to have a date on it in the start when it starts like a running line,
Matthew Maschler:
But the contract. But if you start with the effective date of this contract is Tuesday, what is today? The 21st, but it doesn’t get executed until Thursday the 23rd.
Staci Garcia:
I would like that written on the contract, all of that.
Matthew Maschler:
But you can’t because if you write it on the contract, then the other person has to sign it. And if they don’t sign it until the next day, it changes the
Staci Garcia:
Effective date. Well, what I’m saying is it doesn’t actually exist on the contract
Matthew Maschler:
At all. So this is what you’re supposed to do when it’s executed, when the last person signs it, and let’s say the ball’s in New York court, when you send it to the other agent, this president keeps pointing out to me today. You have to send it to the other agent. It’s very, very important, but I think it’s a big duh. Yeah, if the seller accepts the contract and the seller signs it, yeah, you have to tell the buyer, you have to give the contract back to the buyer. Hey, Mr. Buyer, here you go. Here’s the executed contract. What you do is in that you write,
Staci Garcia:
The effector date is
Matthew Maschler:
Into the other agent. Hey, here it is. Contract’s fully. We are now fully executed as of today. Tuesday, May 21st, and then that’s your date. All the dates will run from
Staci Garcia:
That. I just wish there was a place for it on the form.
Matthew Maschler:
Yeah, it just can’t be because I know it keeps changing. Then you would say to the other person, the effective date is May 23rd. I put that in, I put that in there. Could you please counter sign that? I
Staci Garcia:
Know that’s my point is it keeps changing.
Matthew Maschler:
So if you’re the last to act, say the effective date is today, Tuesday, May 21st, and if the other person’s the last to act, and they sent it to you at 10 o’clock at night, and now it’s Wednesday the 22nd, and you received it, but there was no word about the effective date, say, Hey James, thank you so much. I look forward to working with you on this since it was fully executed last night. The effective date is Tuesday, May 21st, and then I look forward to working with you on this deal, and then inspections and everything will run from there.
Staci Garcia:
Would you ever rush to get it signed at night or stall to not get it signed until the next day on purpose
Matthew Maschler:
Stall to not get it signed until the next day on purpose? Yeah. Yeah. All it happens all the time. Rush to get it done. Yes, but I can’t make the other person rush. So like on Burning Tree, the one that’s where the staging went away, I would’ve loved to get it executed last night, but they sent me the offer with no buyer’s signature. Maybe that was one of the reasons they sent me the offer with no buyer’s signature. So I didn’t rush to sign it last night because I knew that it wouldn’t be effective no matter what.
Staci Garcia:
Also, when people say tomorrow, you have to go back and look and see when they sent the email. That’s one of the things I don’t like when people use terms that you don’t know what they mean later. Tomorrow means whatever day, I like the actual date. I don’t use pronouns at all, ever. I use people’s names or whatever it is, or addresses.
Matthew Maschler:
Totally agree with you. I hear stories. Oh, he told me, and then he said, wait, wait, who’s the they in that story?
Staci Garcia:
So I feel that way about the same about dates. I don’t use the word today and tomorrow I just put the date of whatever it is. And so later when you go back and read it, I want to see the date, I don’t want to see today. Then I have to look and see when that document was, what day it wasn’t. So I find it confusing maybe because it’s a document that keeps, it’s a football and people keep changing it until the end. And then I have to ask everybody in the office, what’s the effective date? And I do ask all the time because I want to make sure and what day would the first deposit be due because it doesn’t have a date on it for me. So it seems like it’s not, it needs to have something because I don’t know what the word is. It’s vague, but not really. It’s implied.
Matthew Maschler:
It’s usually the first deposit is to be made within three
Staci Garcia:
Days. But I like the date Brian does a good job at putting all the dates
Matthew Maschler:
All out. But if you put a date in there and you could, let’s see, three days after effective date, additional deposit to be delivered to agent within blank days. But besides that, everything else are specific dates. Certain, I guess inspection is number of days, but just as soon as it’s executed, that’s your effective date. And then your dates run from there and then map it out.
Staci Garcia:
Preston?
Preston Smith:
Yeah. Well, because what I’ve learned is that, and I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but the power of when you send it is when the executed contract with the other party is when day zero is not when it’s signed, when it’s sent. Am I wrong in understanding that, Matt?
Staci Garcia:
The next day is day one. Explain
Matthew Maschler:
It again.
Preston Smith:
So let’s say what? Today’s Tuesday, the 22nd, 21st.
Matthew Maschler:
Today’s Tuesday, May 21st.
Preston Smith:
Okay, let’s say I get the contract I’m representing the seller. Buyer sent me the contract for my sellers are signed, and I get them, they both sign by 11.
Matthew Maschler:
It’s fully executed today, Tuesday, May 21st
Preston Smith:
At 11:58 PM but I don’t send that email until 12:01 AM I think that the
Matthew Maschler:
Technically, the effective date isn’t until the last person to act sends it to the other person because otherwise the other person didn’t know. Because if they allowed that to happen, okay, so I’m the last person to act. I get an offer on Tuesday, May 21st. I sign it on Tuesday, May 21st, and it’s fully executed, and I don’t tell the other party. And then I wait and they have an eight day inspection period. So I wait nine days and they go, AHHA, you’re under contract. So that’s why I keep telling you no, duh. Every time you bring the subject up, I keep telling you, no, duh. And we talked about it before we recorded because I didn’t want to have to get on this microphone and say it to you, Preston,
Preston Smith:
I know the NoDa, but I think even if you’re representing the seller or the buyer, how do I want to say it? But it can be like when you send, it can give you an extra day, is what I’m saying in a,
Staci Garcia:
That’s why I said some people would stall.
Matthew Maschler:
Yes, you can hold the contract and not sign it or not send it. Dealing with a deal in Boca West, and my buyer specifically didn’t sign it for two days because he was trying to add two days to all of his things. But okay, we’re talking about the effective date. The effective date is the last day for everybody. After everybody signs it and delivers it to you, and then you have an effective date, and then you start your times from then, what’s the issue now? No
Preston Smith:
Issues. Now. No issues. I’m sorry.
Staci Garcia:
I feel like just if you’re going to hand in an offer, have your client sign it,
Matthew Maschler:
Right? Because we got this thing from the seller, from the buyer unsigned. We have an unsigned offer from the buyer, but it’s perfectly fine for the seller, for the seller to sign first if that’s what they want to do. Yeah. Okay. What else? What’s next?
Staci Garcia:
I was going to have a mini bitch session. I’ve been doing so many open houses and it’s 900 degrees outside
Preston Smith:
That.
Staci Garcia:
And so people who don’t close the door when they walk in the house and they just walk in and think the door is going to close, it’s Publix behind them. Oh, really? Super frustrating. So I sound like a Karen, but there’s no furniture and there’s nowhere to say I’m not comfortable. You know what I mean? I’m already uncomfortable. There’s no furniture now. And I’ve already done this job and sold the house in my mind. So I’m redoing the job again, and now there’s no furniture and you’re going to leave the door open on a really super hot day. So I keep running around. Now I’m telling the children, can you close the door behind you? Can you tell your mom to close the door behind her? Because this is getting ridiculous. They’re walking in and out, in and out. There’s a lot of doors that go outside, and now all the doors are open.
I don’t want to say I don’t want to air condition the whole street, but that’s what’s going on. But it’s super hot out and I have nice and cool in the house. Everybody walks in and says, oh, it’s so cool in here. And the air conditions are brand new and people are going to like it if they’re cool and not sweaty and hot from outside. And that’s like a number one rule in my book is make sure the place you’re showing or the open house is cool. And people come in and they’re like, okay, it feels so good in here. Cool. And now they’re relaxed and then they can see what they’re going to see. The person before them left the door open, and now it’s warm and it’s super frustrating. But I’ve already ruled out the bathroom situation. I don’t let people go to the bathroom. I don’t let people eat and I don’t love it when they bring their own pets. So I have my pet peeves on these three things. So now I’m adding one more that the people who leave the door. Yeah, I guess on a nice day, I wouldn’t care. And I’ve had the doors open myself on a nice day with cross breeze, but now that it’s summer almost, is it summer?
Matthew Maschler:
It’s the end of May. It’s 98 degrees up.
Staci Garcia:
It’s
Matthew Maschler:
Hot out. It feels like summer. Did you see the post I put on Facebook the other day about Florida leading the US in education, ranked one in the country for higher education. Nine in the country overall. Yeah. So I posted on Facebook and my daughter, her says, dad, you’re so weird. Why’d you post that on Facebook? And I said, well, daughter, as you know, I am an influencer. The kids make fun of me. I’m an influencer. My Instagram and my social media, does it say
Staci Garcia:
That?
Matthew Maschler:
It doesn’t say that I’m an influencer, but look at it. You can tell that I am. No, no, no, no. Self-proclaimed. Look at it and see that I am, it’s obvious that I’m an influencer. So they’re like, Hey, dad’s an influencer. Do
Staci Garcia:
You have do check?
Matthew Maschler:
Of course I have a blue check
Staci Garcia:
Mark. I have to check
Matthew Maschler:
That. I do have a blue check mark. It’s great. Even on comments they put on Facebook with a blue check mark. People think it’s so serious. So yeah, Facebook, I
Staci Garcia:
Had that on my life bucket list a long time. Yeah, I gave up.
Matthew Maschler:
Gave up. So I said, well, I’m an influencer and if I can tell people how great the state of Florida is and they choose to move here, maybe they’ll hire me or one of my agents. And that’s how I make money by being an influencer and saying how great it is to live in Florida. So I said to someone the other day, I went to a charity fundraiser and there was some sushi and some beef kebabs, and they’re like, oh, you like red meat? Everything’s like, I run the red meat lovers stuff. I just hang out. It’s a networking group that I’m a part of. But everything I do, people think I’m part of it because I’m an influencer.
Staci Garcia:
There you go.
Matthew Maschler:
So yeah, blue check mark.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. Well, when I worked at Zimmerman, they would say, if you’ve spent a hundred thousand dollars in advertising, then you would get a blue check mark. But
Matthew Maschler:
If you spent it or if you sold it,
Staci Garcia:
If you spent it, if you on behalf of the customer. Well, this was in 2013. So this was 11 years ago
Matthew Maschler:
On behalf of the customer. Yes. Right.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. So they would get the blueprint,
Matthew Maschler:
Spent it with Zimmerman.
Staci Garcia:
No, spent it with
Matthew Maschler:
Outside of Zimmerman,
Staci Garcia:
Spent it with the platform that you were on, let’s say with Twitter for advertising.
Matthew Maschler:
Oh, Twitter said to you, yes, if you spend a hundred thousand.
Staci Garcia:
Yes. Because we were like, how do I get certain people who own the company whose name is on the wall? They wanted a blue
Matthew Maschler:
Check. So if you’re a celebrity, you get the blue check market. If you’re not a celebrity, if you got to pay for it, if you have that much. And that’s what it’s now, I’m not. It’s the blue check mark. Blue check mark is just a pay thing. And everybody still thinks it’s a certified thing and it’s not. It’s just a pay thing.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. I refuse to pay. I went viral last week. Really? Yeah, I had 29,000 views on one of my tweets. What?
Preston Smith:
That’s so cool.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah, it’s taken me, is it a shareable
Preston Smith:
Tweet?
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. Since 20, I was on the phone for 82 minutes and I said, I’m not talking again until 2033. I used up all my speaking time and that was to get a list spoke. But it true, I haven’t talked on the phone that long. And now after the 80th minute of talking about getting this listing in East Boca, the guy I was on the phone with says, well, it is listed. I can give you the address. I’m like, it’s listed. And he said, yeah, I have it listed with someone else. I just wanted to know what you would do. And I’m like,
Preston Smith:
Geez.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. I was like, I’m never talking to anyone ever again.
Matthew Maschler:
Nothing for a realtor. Nothing is worth when someone sends you a listing, Hey, if you know anyone.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. I was like, you know what? We could have spoken about this. You would’ve sent me the listing. And then I would’ve said, ’em, when your listing is up, we can talk. Or this is what I would do, but I wouldn’t have spent 80 minutes talking about your property if I knew it was listed. Ridiculous.
Preston Smith:
It sounds like they may have not hired the right professional.
Staci Garcia:
They didn’t. So I tweeted that and my tweet had 29,000 views and it’s only taken me since 2009 to have this much traction on a tweet. I’m still plugging away. That’s not verified.
Matthew Maschler:
Plugging away.
Preston Smith:
Just
Staci Garcia:
Note. I was going to say on my tombstone, she wasn’t verified. Still not verified.
Matthew Maschler:
I’m going to put a blue check mark on.
Staci Garcia:
Thank
Preston Smith:
You. You’re welcome. That’s hilarious. I mean, is there a point that if you reach so many followers or whatever, that they just give you the check mark or Absolutely have to pay for it on Twitter. I’m
Staci Garcia:
Sure you get it.
Preston Smith:
I’m just curious. I don’t know everything. Very curious person.
Staci Garcia:
I have to ask Craig, I think he has one.
Matthew Maschler:
These are major multi-billion dollar companies that are part of the s and p 500 that is the industrial backbone of our economy. And you’re like, what’d you ask? Hey Preston, at some point if I Do you get it? You just give it to me? No, no.
Preston Smith:
Well, I don’t know. I pretend I don’t know the thing and I’m one on a song I don’t
Staci Garcia:
Want to assume. I occasionally tweet Twitter or I used to and say, where’s my blue check mark now what I need to do?
Preston Smith:
Is there a benefit? I dunno. I like to ask silly questions, but someone has 10 million followers and still hasn’t bought the blue check mark. There’s probably no value in Twitter for them giving it to them to have that.
Matthew Maschler:
But why would Twitter or Instagram give that to them for free? That’s their ideal customer. That’s who should buy it. Because one of the things that the blue check mark does is it gives you extra protections and security if your account gets hacked. So why did I buy the blue check mark? I didn’t buy it for my ego. I bought it for the protections that it offers. So if someone tries to impersonate me on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, I have protection. So I am now on file with them. I have extra protections against identity theft and fraud and hacking. And do you know John San SAHN? No, John San. Shout out to John son.
He is a friend of mine, and I saw him the other day and I said to him, I go, Hey John, at first I thought you were hacked, but after all this time I realized you really got into this crypto game hard. You seem to be doing great. And he goes, no, I was hacked. Oh, wow. Because every day he posts about Bitcoin and shit like that. Every day he posts about all of the success he’s having in crypto, and he tags other friends of ours with closings for his clients and his clients that are buying cars and using all this crypto money.
And I really thought this picture here of a client with balloons that say 81 K, and I really thought this client made 81,000 with his crypto because it’s been going on for so many months. So he didn’t notice. No, he knows he was hacked, but at some point it usually comes down. And so when I saw him, I’m like, at first I thought you were hacked, but you’re fucking killing it in the crypto. And he goes, no, I was hacked. He’s showing these things, people paying off their student loans and their car payments and on this crypto platform. And I’m like, so I thought he was hacked. And then I just thought that this is what he was doing. I thought he was a scammer because I didn’t, oh, he’s a scammer. I still didn’t believe in his platform. I didn’t believe he could make this money in crypto. So I just thought he broke bad, was a good guy. But I thought, okay, now he’s out there in the crypto world scamming people. He’s
Staci Garcia:
Now a bit
Matthew Maschler:
Con and I’m like, John, man, congratulations. You seem to be killing it with this shit. And he goes, Matt, I was hacked and that’s not me. I’m like, that’s not me. You’re in all the photos and
Staci Garcia:
Is he on the photos?
Matthew Maschler:
That’s crazy. I guess he’s not. But I started believing that it was him. So anyway,
Staci Garcia:
I watched a documentary on that and it’s called Bit, it’s actually pretty good based in Miami. That’s very crazy. As far as being an influencer is concerned, I do on purpose say certain things when I feel influential and also don’t say certain things because I think people that potentially could be my clients or could want to move to Florida, I don’t want to say, oh my God, it’s so hot outside. I want to move to another state. I don’t want to live in Florida anymore. I don’t say that. I mean I think it right now. But yeah, I think about what I say and I think I’m influential, but I wouldn’t say that I’m definitely an influencer. I don’t have my check mark. Some people are not sure if I’m serious or not. And I maintain that if somebody posts under my name that I got a standup desk, I was hacked. I’ll never stand up and do anything of work.
Preston Smith:
To your point about how crazy the heat is right now, and I’m paralleling it to just the season that I’m in in my life of how much joy I’ve had, and it’s part of that, the reason it’s so sweet is because of the sufferings I’ve had in my life, which really aren’t much. But we love the Florida weather in its most beautiful season because when that heat is crazy and it’s intense, we know how it makes the sweetness of that beautiful weather even better. So it, it’s a way of saying it’s hot outside, but it’s like this helps you prepare for how wonderful the season is when it comes around.
Staci Garcia:
Yeah. Well maybe
Preston Smith:
That’s just my 2 cents perspective.
Staci Garcia:
Well, I feel like we’re a slave to two things. Insurance and air condition all day long. Yeah.
Matthew Maschler:
Yep. So, alright. So thank you for joining us on the Real Estate Finder podcast. I hope you enjoyed the show. If you have any ideas for a topic or any questions you’d like for us to address on the Real Estate Finder podcast, please email us@mattrealestatefinder.com or sales@realestatefinder.com. But if you’re looking to buy or sell a house, please contact Preston or Stacy. Preston, do you have any parting words for everybody?
Preston Smith:
Sure. If you want to contact me. First off, my phone number’s (843) 532-1941 and I hope you make today great and you enjoy the sunshine that we have here in Florida.
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The future looks bright and the stones pass by the sky’s dog blue when it’s almost that time, light shows cameras flash when I pass living in the moment, forget about the past. They save the best for last. Matthew Mania. We about to make a splash. Life is a marathon full of sharp turns, got to keep pace while the hands on the clock turns five star real. I run show you could tell the electricity energy if I’m always on time, even if I make dreams come true, living my life for you, a real clear view. If you don’t know the time I give,
Speaker 5:
It’s it’s time. You know what
Speaker 4:
Time? Whose time? It’s what time? It’s man, the says, you know what time, whose time? Its, you know what time it’s man, the says yeah. Got him shook, scared. Can’t look. We not afraid of the big bad wolf.