It's tough to feel a ton of sympathy for real estate brokers, who are, to put it bluntly, overpaid. But you've got to feel for the Rosehip Partners broker who almost got screwed over by the two weasels in this story—and you've got to admire the revenge that the agent ultimately pulled off online.
The story goes like this: Two Wall Street guys, an attorney named Jon Terracciano, and a hedge fund portfolio manager named Jon Shechtman, spent last Saturday touring houses in the Hamptons with a real estate broker, who had blocked off the day for showings. Terracciano and Shechtman had promised the broker that they wanted to pay "all cash for a quick deal," and the broker expected to pull in a $3,000 commission after helping the duo find their sharehouse.
Then, a few days later, the agent fielded a call from the friend of an upset Hamptons owner. The man had come home to find these notes passed under his door and placed on his kitchen counter:
Yep. The douchebags were trying to pull off an all-cash deal with the owner, bypassing the agent who led them to the house and cutting him out of his commission entirely. The smiley face on the note doesn't make it any less ethically shitty.
The agent got the last laugh, though. He originally published the notes on his blog, and it's since gone viral in the Wall Street world. The reactions aren't pretty. Says the tipster who led us to the story:
"These douchebags pulled the all time non-bro business move on a sharehouse. They thought they were the Bros of all bros. This is a very valuable lesson in business ethics."
Good luck getting a reservation at Dorsia now, dudes.