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Old 02-09-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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More important things to worry about. If it were me I'd block the e-mail domain and move on.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:53 PM
 
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I don't understand the situation here -- is your house currently on the market? So, it's competing with this house across the street? I'm not sure what the point of this letter is, if your house is listed with another agent.

If it's not yet listed, and you don't have another agent, I guess it's the agent hoping she can entice you to sign with her, since you haven't done anything toward selling your home. If you're on the fence about selling your home, and just interviewing agents for fun, maybe she thinks this would be a good time to list, since your house compares favorably against the competing comparable home.

If you decided not to sell your home, then it's all irrelevant.

I would just ignore the email. Unless getting the email made you want to talk with this realtor again, there's no point in re-opening a dialogue when you don't really want one.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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I lol at the "glamor shot" pics/advertisements that agents continually send in my neighborhood. Those are the ones I would never use. I actually hate getting those cardboard fliers in the mail..
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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I don't understand the situation here -- is your house currently on the market? So, it's competing with this house across the street?
Not yet. The house won't be listed until September. Where I live, it's not unusual for people to have a long stretch between the time they find out they'll be moving and need to sell their house, and the time the house is actually listed. The months in between are used for renovations, moving, and evaluating realtors.

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I guess it's the agent hoping she can entice you to sign with her, since you haven't done anything toward selling your home.
This made me laugh. Aaaah, for the days when all you had to do to sell a house was list with an agent. If only you knew how much work has already gone into it to sell this place. A lot more work done on it than any of the houses I've sold before, that's for sure. Thanks, HGTV

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just interviewing agents for fun
Also made me laugh. Do people do that? Not me That would be like getting dental surgery just for fun. Realtors where I live are very aggressive, and although you will eventually find ethical and pleasant people to work with, the interview process means meeting a lot of people who make used car salesmen look charming.

To give a little background, I think part of what happened was we attracted some of the more aggressive realtors in the area after the local paper ran a little story about me when I retired. I had an unusual job in the community so I guess my retirement was worth noting in the paper. I made the mistake of telling the reporter we planned to sell our house after my husband also retired, and from the moment it was published we began hearing from realtors. Even though the article noted we weren't moving right away. We made the mistake of agreeing to a few interviews, before we realized that realtors who contact you in this way are also tend to be aggressive bullying types who aren't a good fit for us.

So after a few interviews, we decided to wait to get a realtor until we were much closer to actually listing the house. We didn't formally tell the realtors this, however--I guess I thought they'd realize that if months had gone by, and we hadn't contacted them after the initial interview, that we weren't interested.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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I lol at the "glamor shot" pics/advertisements that agents continually send in my neighborhood. Those are the ones I would never use. I actually hate getting those cardboard fliers in the mail..
Me too. There's a realtor in my neighborhood who is now approaching 50 and still uses a shot from when she was 20 and had long hair. Looks dopey, IMO. And what's really sad is she's a very attractive 50 year old. She should be proud of her looks.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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To follow up with this thread, I really liked Diana's thread and decided to give the benefit of the doubt and assume it was all an innocent error. Certainly I've made my share of those, too. I sent the realtor a quick reply to let her know I had gotten her note in error. It also gave me a chance to thank her for meeting with me, and let her formally know I was working with another realtor.

Also, on a side note, ever since we started this journey we've been following the success rate of various realtors. Interestingly, the super aggressive bullies don't seem to do any better than the much more relaxed realtors in our area. So we ultimately chose to go with someone who is much more relaxed.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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On your second paragraph... we're sure happy to hear that!
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM
 
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the floors being mismatched are relevant- it can turn off buyers

as a buyer I'd say many people will insist to replacing mismatched wood flooring due to mismatch in color texture of the floor etc.
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Old Today, 02:12 PM
 
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More important things to worry about. If it were me I'd block the e-mail domain and move on.
Yes. The OP seems like someone with too much time on their hands. Maybe they gossiped with the realtor about their opinion of the neighborhood/other listings and the realtor thought he/she would have a receptive audience. Who cares.
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