Every time I talk with an out of state prospective buyer, one of their first statements is, "You're not from Texas, where are you from?" I'm like, why do you say I'm not from here? They're like, you don't talk funny like them, you must be from the mid-west. Today's call though Iowa. Iowa? Does Iowa have an accent?
I've been in the Dallas area for over 22 years. People from around here say that I'm supposed to say I'm from here since I've been here more than half my life. I didn't realize that was a rule, so I've tried to use that as an answer, but they don't go for it... where are you from, where are you from?
I'm originally from Sea/Tac and I moved here when I was 8 (did I just tell my age?).
The buyer today wants to write a full price offer on one of my brand new listings because the virutal tour looks great, his wife told him to buy it, and I "sound" honest. Hmmm, do those thick accents not sound honest? I thought it was an interesting comment he made. I just respond, "Ahhh, shucks!"