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Realtors: real estate, agent, buy a house, sell our home, broker.

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Old 05-19-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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I shouldn't post when I'm fuming but....

Our agent called close to midday about someone who wanted to see the house, needed to buy now and was prequalified. I was suspicious..but my husband spent four hours cleaning the house (I was at a parent advocacy training), my son had to miss his last baseball game of the season and I had to come home early.

Well, they never showed up. Realtor didn't bother to return our realtor's call. This isn't the first time this has happened since we've been trying to sell but this just stung. We're upset, but especially so for my son.

Just needed to vent...

Mariah
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:54 PM
SKB
 
Location: WPB
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Well on the up side you have a nice clean house to enjoy for the weekend.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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We just sold our home. Some of the crap that goes on is unreal.

Sorry your ds missed his game.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Ocala area in Central FL
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Exclamation Go ahead and vent!!!!

The exact same thing happened to us when we hired an agent in Atlanta many years ago... they even went as far as just sending other agents to our home without calling us... the other agents would simply knock and if we answered quick enough (before they just walked in) we would tell them we need 24 hrs notice and no one contacted us to set up a showing, but we did have some just walk in! That agent was fired!

I was so disgusted with these so called RE Professionals that I ended up licensing all those years ago! Why hire someone else to do what I can do and do the way I want it done (with respect and courtesy) .

All in all, it is very Frustrating when you are trying to sell. If your home has been on the market a while, it might be a time for a new CMA, a sit down for some One on One time with your list agent and a complete review of their marketing. It is always good to keep open communication on a professional level.

I wish you all the very best!!

PS: You could request a copy of the showing log for your home from your agent, then contact your agent's Broker and have them talk with the other agent's Broker and demand a formal apology along with some reprimand, or you can call the other Broker directly (it would be a slap to the showing agent and might make you feel better... but will not change their bad professional practices) JMO
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Philly to Odessa
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I've had that happen to me...not quite as bad, but still annoying. We got a call in the morning that very interested buyers had an appointment for noon. Same thing....cleaning, running around like a nut, making sure everything was perfect. At 11:45, realtor called and said the appt. was cancelled....and never heard about them again!
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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We had our house listed, and got a call from my realtor that they would be coming a little after six...Well it got to be after 7, and I called him to ask if he could call their realtor to find out when and IF they would show. He called her and her voice mail was in spanish. Well it became around 7:30 and I got a knock on the door. It was people wanting to see the house. I asked the guy who knocked for his business card thinking it was the realtor. Turns out that his realtor who is was is cousin was not with him. I showed the house by myself and when they came back in a few days to look again, still no realtor. But get this, we still had to pay a commission to her....even though she was completly useless and never came to the house.......
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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I've had that happen to me...not quite as bad, but still annoying. We got a call in the morning that very interested buyers had an appointment for noon. Same thing....cleaning, running around like a nut, making sure everything was perfect. At 11:45, realtor called and said the appt. was cancelled....and never heard about them again!
in all fairness the agent more than likely made the appointment in good faith and you can never know how a client will act or what they'll do. Maybe the buyer didn't show up, maybe they bought the first house they saw, you can get POed but why don't you find out what happened first?

I've been looking at homes and the agent I'm working with pulled some homes in an area I at first was interested in but then I decided I wasn't interested, she had to break 4 appointments.

All you sellers need to learn about the golden rule, especially in this market,

The golden rule:
he who has the gold (the buyers) make the rules
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Yes- and if you are not selling under pressure you can just do FSBO. Realtors are not necessary.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Buda, Texas
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This happened many times when I sold my old house. I understand buyers changing their minds about not seeing your house but for their agent not to have the courtesy to spend 3 minutes to call and cancel is aweful. My own R.E. agent did her best to keep this from happening but I can't hold her responsible for buyer agents.
The other thing was buyeres agents who didn't screen their buyers, I would do all the running around and cleaning etc. to show my house and they would come in and leave in just a few minutes and when I inquired I was told the people wanted a formal dining room or something similar which was clearly in the listing that we didn't have a formal dining room. Just bringing these people to my home was a waste of time for me and the buyers.
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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This happened many times when I sold my old house. I understand buyers changing their minds about not seeing your house but for their agent not to have the courtesy to spend 3 minutes to call and cancel is aweful. My own R.E. agent did her best to keep this from happening but I can't hold her responsible for buyer agents.
The other thing was buyeres agents who didn't screen their buyers, I would do all the running around and cleaning etc. to show my house and they would come in and leave in just a few minutes and when I inquired I was told the people wanted a formal dining room or something similar which was clearly in the listing that we didn't have a formal dining room. Just bringing these people to my home was a waste of time for me and the buyers.
I can relate to that. Oh, we really wanted a pool..
Did the listing say there was a pool ¿ NOT...
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