I didn’t hear back from a real estate agent all weekend after I submitted my offer to a property then I get an email this morning saying, “sorry we were having email troubles”. I remember calling an agent the other week after waiting forever for a reply, and while I was on the phone she says, “someone just put your email on my desk”. I couldn’t help chuckling. For someone working in IT, it is hard not laugh at offices where someone prints out emails and passes them aroung the office.

Anyway, the agent says, “we have to hurry as now there are multiple offers”. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I have faxed through the signed contract this evening. It sounded more like a bluff for me to hurry up and sign, and/or to increase my offer. I suppose I will have to wait until tomorrow to know if the agent was bluffing or telling the truth.

I really love this quote from Donald Trump:

“I dont do it for the money. I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it. Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks”.

I can say I will ever be in his league but it’s something to aspire to.

Settlement is this week and I didn’t hear back from my agent and solicitor after requesting confirmation on a couple of details. I will have to get up early tomorrow to give them a call. My banker in Australia on the other hand has been fantastic with replying to my emails. If you can create a personal relationship with someone it helps so much and you are less likely going to be hunting around for a better service provider.

Trackback has already brought in one new reader. It has taken 2 months, finally I got my first people making comments. Go ahead tell me what you think! All positive and negative comments are appreciated.

There is a great article on how google got off the ground to its billion dollar IPO.

Another reader who saw my blog on Guy Kawasaki has written to him asking him to start a blog. If he actually does it, I will be able to think that it all started here. Sorry, just trying to boost my own ego.