A day in the life of a Commercial Real Estate Broker
Mid-America Real Estate – Michigan, Inc.
38500 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
EXT. COUNTRY CREEK COMMONS – FRIGID WINTER DAY
In the wealthy Detroit suburb of Oakland Township, a Mid-America “Available” sign looms large in front of a Kroger anchored Shopping Center.
DISSOLVE TO: DOOR TO THE VACANT, FORMER BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO SPACE – 5,100 SF – DAY
ADAM, Greek-American Jew with a great head of slightly greying hair, boyish good looks and a bit of a belly due to a decade away from the gym
Adam approaches the vacant space. He’s carrying his 10 year old pleather portfolio, a roll of window signs and a tape dispenser. He scrolls through the emails on his iPhone, looking for the message from the property manager with the new lockbox code.
Here it is.
Adam slides his thumb toward the email….The Phone RINGS (Before Adam can open the email)
Adam sends the call to voicemail and opens the email with the lockbox code. He sets down everything in his hands and slides open the lockbox cover.
This can’t be right
The lockbox code in the email is a three digit alphabetical code. The lockbox itself has no letters, only numbers. Adam calls the property manager.
Hi Pat, it’s Adam.
Great, how are you?
Can you do me a quick favor and double check the new lockbox code you gave me?
No worries. See you next week for our update meeting
Adam types in the numerical code, opens the box and grabs the key. He tries to open the door but the lock is frozen (So are his hands).
Adam pushes and pulls on the door hard as he tries to turn the key and it starts to break loose. The door finally opens.
Adam turns on his iPhone flashlight and walks to the back of the space to find the breaker panel. He gets to the utility room and none of the breakers are labeled.
THE UTILITY ROOM
I’ll just turn them all on
FRONT OF THE SPACE
Adam goes back to the front of the space and hangs window signs while he’s waiting for the prospect to show up.
A little crooked. Oh well
Adam waits…..and waits…it’s 30 minutes past the scheduled showing so Adam calls the prospect
Hi Jim, It’s Adam Goodman from Mid-America
Great thanks, and you?
Just making sure you didn’t forget about our showing this morning
No, it’s today, not tomorrow
I usually do confirm but since we made the appointment yesterday…
No worries, I Understand. I’ll see you tomorrow morning
Photo of Adam Goodman, Vice President