I just made an appointment to view a property with my buyer, and the listing agent told me:
"My seller insists that
I accompany all showings"
That's not such an oddity in our area, many sellers insist on having the listing agent accompany showings. I'm not going to get into the controversy as to whether accompanied or unaccompanied showings are better. We've hashed that over many times before. The oddity arose in his next statement to me, which was:
"So, here is the
Really? ... Your seller insists on you accompanying showings, but you're going to ignore him and give out the lockbox combination??
Personally, I think you should develop the gonads to either tell your seller that you will not be accompanying showings, and if you don't have the testicular fortitude to do so, then you should follow his instructions. Period.
I don't believe it's okay to lie to your seller, and tell him you will accompany showings, and then hand out the lockbox codes. This isn't grammar school.
Integrity, it's what's for dinner!
grow a pair!
ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779 Cell: 847.924.3313 Email: Almay@aol.com
Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate • Licensed in Illinois
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