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WIFE WORKING AS A REALTOR FORCES HUSBAND TO TELL HIS FRIEND TO GIVE HER THE BUSINESS

My wife has decided to change careers and try her hand at real estate.

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My friend had mentioned in past conversations that he and his family wanted a bigger place but the market was too high at the moment and they want a particular house in a particular district, so they are fine staying put for the moment.

My wife, having worked at a firm for all of 2 days asks me to ask him if she could make enquiries for them and basically be their realtor.

She repeatedly said to me, no pressure if you feel weird about asking(I did) and it’s fine if they say no etc etc

I don’t really like mixing friends with business, but I asked him anyway and he basically said he already has a realtor that he’s used in the past and that through this realtor he has first dibs on the next property in this area that comes up(he says they are super rare).

When I told my wife this, she later started saying pretty unkind things like “well my boss told me not to waste my time on idiots who are just time-wasting and don’t really want to sell anyway”. However, she also took aim at me saying that I should be more supportive of her new career and try to help convince my friend to let her sell his house.

I got the feeling he was being polite to me when he said no the first time, and he is actually not wanting someone with 3 days of experience selling his $3.1 million dollar home, and as he’s one of the only people I know in this city(plus a colleague), I don’t feel it’s a good idea to put any more pressure on this.

For this reason my wife says I’m not being supportive.. Is she right??

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