In the meeting, Troy tells the first prospects that he's shooting for something "in the $30,000 range." Criminy, Troy, the lady told you it already was renting for $40,000! Start at least there, sweetheart. "Oy vey," says the lady. Troy laughs and says that is his "favorite word now." And then he goes on, just exactly one step too far: "That and 'shalom.'" Oh, Troy. Just...no. The lady lifts her cup of coffee or whatever and, being a good sport, tries to get Troy to say "L'chaim," but it's not working too well. Bill looks really distraught, but I'm not sure that's in context. He laughs in another interview, saying that he isn't sure sometimes how Troy says things "with a straight face." Yeah, I kind of agree. "It's just, it's a hundred miles an hour," he says. In the meeting, Troy tells the potential clients that he already has two firm offers on the place. Bill now interviews very quietly, standing with Kwame and being very quiet as if the clients are nearby, that sometimes, Troy seems to "talk himself out of the game." He goes on to say, "We're gently walking on that territory right now, because...he's lying." Note that Bill doesn't say Troy is a horrible person for lying; he mostly seems to be saying that Troy is overselling, and possibly setting up a bad situation. Because I understand that exaggerating the interest other people have in whatever you're selling is standard, and certainly playing up whatever competition there is can only work to your advantage. But I'll tell you this: if I caught somebody who was trying to sell me something as expensive as this doing something as blatant as this -- inventing "firm offers" when there is absolutely nothing of the kind -- I would never work with or buy from that person again. After all, if I can't believe a word you say, how can I negotiate with you?
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