Does Your Real Estate Agent Negotiate Like a Typewriter?
Until this week, I thought typewriters were only used for issuing Marriage Licenses and Death Certificates. I’m negotiating an offer with another broker, who uses a
typewriter to create and edit documents. When I first received a copy of the offer, I thought the printer needed to be realigned or maybe the paper was not loaded properly. As I reviewed the contract for a second time, I noticed the ancient Typewriter Font.
Really, this broker used a typewriter to create this contract!
“This can’t be true”, I told myself. Our state contracts are only available online, which requires a computer and printer to access these documents if you were going to use a typewriter. Would an agent actually print a contract, from a computer, and then load it on a typewriter to fill in the blanks? YES, and I had to witness this with my own eyes before I could believe it.
Negotiating an offer with someone who uses a typewriter is a long, slow process full of errors that cause you to crumble up paper and start over several times.