Sometimes Feedback Can Be Useful to Your Sellers...But Not This Time!!!

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Sometimes Feedback Can Be Useful to Your Sellers.

But Not This Time!

Feedback on your listings. We all have our thoughts about whether we want it.
We all have our thoughts about why we do or don't leave it.

There are times when  feedback can be useful to your sellers.

And, then there are times when feedback can be useless!
Or, in this case, pretty funny.....

Craig Rutman, your Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area Realtor can help you find your new home...and remove the reptiles too!


Needless to say, my seller and I got a big kick out of this.

After we shared a good laugh, I suggested that we could advertise it as the security system!

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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Unless there was a rattle attached to that snake, I wouldn't have been deterred!

Apr 08, 2010 10:10 AM #8
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

LMBO Craig - I would not have walked over a snake either - Some kind of karmic deterrent for the buyers? LOL


Apr 08, 2010 11:44 AM #9
Michael J. O'Connor
Diamond Ridge Realty - Corona, CA
Eastvale - 951-847-4883

Yes, some feedback just doesn't help you out.  But at least they took the time to provide it, useless or not.  What I don't get is how the agent couldn't figure out if it was a snake or a lizard - don't they look quite different?

Apr 08, 2010 11:56 AM #10
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Gary - Don't mess with the security system!

Charita - But she said it might have been a lizard? what's you comfort level with lizards?!!!

Alan - Now there's a good name for a security company!

Michelle - So you're suggesting I pass on the security system thingie?!!!

Kim - Come on Kim, I know you only show those million dollar homes! They can't be all that bad!

Apr 08, 2010 12:09 PM #11
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Kristin - Worry not Kristin. Only 1/2 of the agents here give feedback and only half of those are relevant anyway!

Shelton - They actually rescheduled for tomorrow! I hope the lizard snake has found a new place to sun by then!

Laura - I'm with you Laura! If my buyers wanted to see it, we're going in. Snakes be damned!

Debi - Karmic deterrent! that's too funny! And, I know you Debi, you would have been all over that situation taking pictures!

Michael - I actually spoke with the agent once I received that feedback. We had a nice laugh about it. I did take a pass on asking her if she knew the difference between snakes and lizards though!

Apr 08, 2010 12:16 PM #12
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI that is hilarious and it's pretty cool that your seller laughed when you suggested advertising as a security system! Too funny ;-D

Apr 08, 2010 01:43 PM #13
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Hahaha!! That is AWESOME!! too funny!  I love the idea of pitching it as a security system!

Apr 08, 2010 03:36 PM #14
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Craig, I can just imagine the 'screaming, running fit' that took place when she saw the snake or lizard or whatever it was! Ha-ha! Even a black widow the size of a mouse wouldn't keep me from showing a property to an interested buyer! I'd feed it to the snake or lizard and then proceed!

Apr 08, 2010 04:36 PM #15
Bubba Fife
Complete Property Maintenance - Nashville, TN


Maybe you need to put up a sign, BEWARE!!! "Guard Snake on Duty"...

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Apr 08, 2010 06:48 PM #16
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Russell - Thankfully my seller has a great sense of humor. We're having some fun here!

Jeanna - It's all about the marketing isn't it?!!!

Wanda - I'm with you on this one. Nothing is going to stop me from showing a home that my sellers want to see. But the look on the facs of those people must have been priceless!

Bubba - I've already posted one on the property! Thanks for the feature my friend!

Apr 08, 2010 07:09 PM #17
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Craig:

Great security system!

I always like to get matter what it is!

Apr 08, 2010 07:50 PM #18
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Craig ropes that slither are not my thing at all. It probably would have been a deterrent for any consideration as the security system probably doesn't go away.

Apr 08, 2010 09:05 PM #19
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Don Rutman Craig, I'm with Laura on this I think there are way too many "sissy" Realtors out there...I like wouldn't stop me either...I probably would have tried to catch it and bring it home as a pet.

Apr 08, 2010 09:10 PM #20
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Craig ~ at least you both got a laugh out of this.  I don't like snakes at all.

Apr 08, 2010 10:00 PM #21
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Craig, That is the funniest feedback I've ever seen!  What a wimpy selling agent, though. Do you have venomous snakes guarding the houses?

Apr 08, 2010 11:54 PM #22
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

Craig- Maybe you could offer to escort their buyers across the threshold. Arrive in full Croc Dundee attire to really play the part!

Apr 09, 2010 06:38 AM #23
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Craig, being the dedicated agent that I am I would have just kicked the sucker out of my way and shown the property...what a wimp that agent was!! LOL

Apr 09, 2010 07:14 AM #24
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Toula - I like feedback too! Especially this kind!

Ed - Since I "de-activated" the security system. I've had an increase in showings. Go figure!

Nick- You never cease to frighten amaze me Nick!!!

Dawn - If nothing else we did get a laugh out of it!

Apr 09, 2010 08:03 AM #25
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Mary - This is without doubt the most humorous feedback I've ever received. That snake/lizard must have been very threatening...but I'm quite certain it wasn't venomous!

Ellie - Now that wou;d be a sight to see! I feel a Photoshop inspiration coming on!

Caren - So you're a snake kicker are you? I would never have guessed that!!!

Apr 09, 2010 08:06 AM #26
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Craig, nice spin...handling objections is one of the things we do best.
May 19, 2012 08:33 PM #27
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