Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 763 - Advertising message and Reality
Chapter 763 – Advertising message and Reality
Tony felt it was his lucky day. This Mr. Feng from China wanted to buy both properties, including that cursed house!
Tony made a mental calculation of his commission from both properties and was overjoyed. In the US, real estate agents will get about 6% commission of the properties’ value.
However, Tony had to hand over a portion of his commission to his company and will get about 3.4% in the end. But Tony would get 5.5% for that cursed property as his company wanted to offload this property as soon as possible.
Tony would get about 40,000 USD from both properties. This was the best month this year!
Mr. Feng was too generous. He had only seen the properties once and decided to buy them within half an hour. This was the first time Tony met a buyer like Feng Yu.
“Mr. Feng, I will bring you the contracts.” Tony was about to run back to his car.
“Wait a minute,” Wilson called Tony. “I remember that if we are going to move into a neighborhood, we still need the approval of the residences, right?”
Feng Yu was puzzled. What the hell? I bought the house and still the approval from others before moving in?
Wilson was not talking nonsense. In the US, the residents in the neighborhood had the authority to stop others from moving in. Although in the US, if oil was discovered under your house, it belongs to you.
But it is hard for crude oil to be discovered near the surface. Even if there is, you still need the approval of the government and the residents before you can extract the oil!
Under normal circumstances, who would want an oil well next to his house?
This was only an advertising message. Even if someone were to dig a well in their own backyard, approval from other residents must be obtained first. This was because underground water belongs to everyone!
Everything underground belongs to the owner of the land, was only a saying. You want to do whatever you want on your property? Then you will be invited to have coffee with the authorities soon. The neighbors might sue you anytime!
Most of the time, neighbors will not speak with the owner and call the police straight!
Especially when the residents see that the new owner is not a local. Despite this was a democratic country, but most people also know that discrimination still exists in the US.
Tony looked at Wilson. This man knows about the laws and regulations. He smiled embarrassedly: “Mr. Feng will have no problems. I will speak to all the residents.”
Wilson sneered. “Mr. Feng will sign the contracts only after you persuaded the residents.”
Feng Yu felt it was right to bring Wilson with him. No wonder lawyers in the western countries made so much money. There were too many laws and regulations!
“What’s wrong? You cannot do that? Mr. Feng, I remember you still have the contacts of other real estates agents? I think we can contact them and shop around first.” Wilson said.
Feng Yu was also pissed. Damn! This agent was too evil. He tried to hide something so important? If I can’t move into the houses I bought, then why should I buy it in the first place? Pay more taxes?
“Wait…. Mr. Feng, please wait…. Can you give me this afternoon? I will definitely convince the residents. My uncle is the Community Representative here.”
Huh? This neighborhood also has a Representative?
Most of the Representative in the US were under an inheritance system. Although they do not admit it, this was the truth. Political families exist everywhere, including the presidency. Just look at the Bush family. It was tough for an ordinary citizen to be a representative, let alone the president. This was already not the US in the past.
“You better settle this as soon as possible. Mr. Feng’s time is very precious.” Wilson replied.
Feng Yu was quite satisfied with these two properties. This place was less than an hour drive to Microsoft’s headquarters, and it was a nice neighborhood with good security.
But if Feng Yu could only buy these properties and not able to move in, then all these were useless.
“Wilson, can you go with him? I really like these two houses.” Feng Yu said to Wilson.
“Mr. Feng, can I reveal your position in Microsoft if needed? Or can I tell others that you are in the higher management of Microsoft?” Wilson asked.
There should be lesser objections if the residents knew Feng Yu was working with Microsoft. If this still does not work, then they could only ask others, like Bill Gates, for help.
But Feng Yu does not want to owe Bill Gates over such a trivial matter. He would rather not buy these properties.
“Ok. I hope this will be settled as soon as possible.” Feng Yu nodded. His position at Microsoft was still quite useful. Maybe he could make use of this position to get more benefits.
“What? You want to sell that house to a Chinese? Tony, are you crazy?! Can that China man even get a loan? Do you know if he could not repay his loans, your reputation will be affected? Also, the residents in this community will not agree. Don’t you know how difficult the residents here is?”
“Sir. I want to remind you that my boss is from Hong Kong! Also, from what you just said, there are some elements of racial discrimination. I am here based on my boss’s orders and might take legal actions against you. You better apologize for what you said now!” Wilson raised his voice.
“Tony, who is this man?” Tony’s uncle, Joe, the Community Representative, asked.
“I am Queen’s counsel Wilson from the UK. I am also Mr. Feng’s personal lawyer. Also, my boss does not need to get loans. This amount is peanuts to my boss. Now, apologize!” Wilson replied.
Maybe it was Wilson’s title as Queen’s Counsel or his firm attitude that intimidated Joe. Joe apologizes for what he said.
Wilson turned to Tony and said: “The community here should feel proud for my boss to live here. My boss is working at Microsoft!”
Tony was surprised. Mr. Feng should be a graduate from some prestigious school in the US. Many Chinese overseas students will end up working in the US. This was the same for those Hong Kong students.
“Microsoft has tens of thousands of employees. There are also criminals among them. You cannot convince the residents with this.” Joe purposely said this loudly.
Joe was forced to apologize in front of his nephew and was still feeling sore!
“How many Microsoft’s top management executives have committed crimes? Which neighborhood has rejected a top executive from Microsoft from moving in? Just yesterday afternoon, my boss had lunch with Bill Gates!”
Tony was overjoyed. Mr. Feng is a top executive from Microsoft? Then this should not be a problem. No one would oppose.
Joe’s eyes widen in shock. Then he stared at Tony angrily. Idiot! Why didn’t you tell me the buyer is a top executive with Microsoft?
If Joe knew the buyer was from Microsoft, he would never say those things. If he could be friends with a top executive from Microsoft, he might even have the opportunity to move up to be the district representative or even the City’s representative.
“Tony, I will go with you. I will make sure Mr. Feng will be able to move into his new house as soon as possible!” Joe said.
Wilson replied, coldly. “That would be best. My boss does not have patience.”