March 9th 2010
The exploits you won’t see on reality TV.
When brokers say their business doesn’t operate in a nine-to-five world, they mean it.
From the absurd to the asinine, many agents have heard, seen and experienced it all. In Ripley’s believe it or not fashion, we’ve asked some of the city’s top sales people to share their oddest on the job moments and the responses have not disappointed.
In the case of Warburg Realty senior vice president Steve Goldschmidt’s predicament, his had a happy ending. Touring Crillon Court with clients, Goldschmidt managed to lock himself – and his clients – inside a unit and posted an SOS on Facebook at 2:19pm, according to Corinne Pulitzer, an executive vice president at Prudential Douglas Elliman.
By chance, Pulitzer happened to catch a glimpse of Goldschmidt’s Facebook post and quickly spring into action. She called the onsite offce then made arrangements to have the super open the unit where Goldschmidt and his client awaited rescue.
“I can only imagine his anxiety. He probably would’ve had to call the fire department,” Pulitzer said.
By 3:02pm Goldschmidt happily reported on Facebook that he and his client had been freed. And the unusual situation had a silver lining: Pulitzer reports that the two brokers have become good friends as a result of the lock-in and have even collaborated on a few listings.