Launi Smith Bowie explains her thoughts on the real estate agents’ sympathy card to her father best, so I’ll share her thoughts as posted on FB with you:
“Please feel free to share this post…So this is what our real estate market has come to? My dad received this “sympathy” card in the mail from these two ambulance chasing vultures less than 3 weeks after my moms untimely passing. They did not know my mom at all. It absolutely devastated him. Nicely done ladies. I’ll be paying a visit to their managing offices tomorrow. Absolutely disgusting and misguided in the worst way. On what planet does someone think this is ethical or even remotely acceptable???”
The card from Linda Shaver and Leanne deSouza of Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. reads:
“Dear Mr. Smith, So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Please let us know if we can help in any way with your real estate needs when the time is right. Thanks.”
Global News BC reports Leanne deSouza says both she and Shaver “deeply regret” including their business cards in the letter.
Leanne deSouza told Global News BC, “We should have just kept it strictly as a sympathy card with just our names, and nothing to do with the business.”
“But we did mean the sympathy was very heartfelt and it was very sincere.”
Do you feel it was sincere, or an “ambulance chaser” mentality? Did anything like this ever happen to you? Taking your calls and texts after 1pm: 204.780.6868.