Posted by Frank Chin on September 27, 2005 at 15:08:49:
Thanks for the kind comments. I was young and innocent once, and admire those who dare to “dream”.
I did get a chuckle reading about calling attorneys, or any one else for that matter, to chat. I recall needing an out of town attorney not long ago, got a recommendation from an attorney in that town. I was busy, gave the number to my sister to call, and my sister called back and said she was curtly told by the secretary that “Ms. so and so is NOT taking on new clients”.
So I called the office and explained that I was referred by Mr. so and so., who highly recommended her, and I would like to come by and discuss things. I was planning to say “if she’s busy, I understand, and I’ll advise my friend”. But instead, I was told “SURE, if you’re in a rush, she has an open slot tommorrow afternoon.” Guess that’s how the real world operates.
You can get lucky too.
I was searching around for NO DOC loans, having no luck inquiring at local banks. Left a ton of messages with mortgage brokers, ON 9/10/2001, the day before 09/11. No one called back.
So I called the first one back on 09/12 and got a mortgage broker, a young lady, who was down in the dumps, depressed over what happened. No one called her that day. We wind up trying to cheer each other up and gained a good rapport.
Finally she said “What the heck, I’m swamped with new loans, it’ll normally take me a while to get back to you. So here’s the name of my contact at the bank who can arrange the loan. It’s on me.” I since refied several mortgages saving myself a ton of brokerage fees.
Yes, sometimes you get lucky.