Yet another arrogant broker. . . and another rant

Bad blood. (Flickr photo by spike55151)

My client wants to see a $1.5 million combined apartment on the Upper West Side, as she put it, ASAP.

It happens that I sold her loft and then represented her in the purchase of a $2 million co-op almost two years ago.  It also happens that she is a very high-producing broker in another jurisdiction, where, it happens, I viewed her as my mentor.

I give you this background because she is a client, not a customer.  In other words, she is committed to working with me, not anyone else.

On Saturday evening, when I called the listing broker (from a half-baked firm) about the co-op that she and her husband are eager to see, the relevant part of the conversation went something like this: Continue reading

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