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Old 11-28-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Yep, happened to me and I had already "re-upped." Weird.
Jelly, did you relist with your original agent?
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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I am listed now and got one of these guys the other day.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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Jelly, did you relist with your original agent?
Yes.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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Yes. This is a business and it would be great.
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Old 12-24-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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We put our home on the market this past May contracted with a local agent for 6 months.
Had to take it off the market because our new build was delayed. Our agent still had the contract but the listing was not active.

Our listing expired yesterday and we started getting calls this morning from other agents inquiring about our desire to sell.
I was really surprised that we got 6 messages and 2 visits from realtors asking about our intent to sell.

Is this common?
Yes it is. Realtors put food on their table and keep a roof over their heads by selling houses. One of the ways to find houses to list is to look for houses in the MLS that did not sell. Your realtor should have warned you.
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Old 12-24-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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I usually get a bit nasty when this kind of thing happens and ask the realtor how many times he showed the property during the initial listing, if he is so interested in it now.

Of course, they just want the listing, which means they get something whether or not they are the agent who sells.

The only time I show a house is if I have a similar listing and have been contacted by buyers. Reasons I may not show a house are:

1. buyer doesn't want to to see it because they don't like it or it's too expensive
2. I don't have a buyer for it because I don't have any similar listings
3. The buyer I do get buys my own listing.

Naturally we want the listing because then we can sell it and pay our bills. That makes sense, doesn't it?
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Old 12-24-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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Who do they think they are, collection agencies? If anyone did that to me I would be on the phone to their agency letting them know, in no uncertain terms, would I ever do business with them and not only that but I would see to it everyone in my neighborhood heard of their tactics. It is one thing to send a letter in the mail noting that the home appears not to have sold and listing has expired and requesting they call if still interested in selling; however, phone calls go a step too far and calling relatives is over the limit. If you can't find my phone number, there is a reason. Do not attempt to circumvent that reason.
I hear ya, and I would be pissed if someone called me if my house did sell, but the agents in my office that call as soon as the listing expires are the top producers, so not everyone feels the same as you do. I'm more of a letter in the mail, or a knock on the door, but many times I'm told "Oh I already spoke to Fred this morning, and signed paperwork!" So that's why agents do it. Cause it works.
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