Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Bob Crane
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Ask him if he wants to just take it off the market and pay your commission right now, or proceed to get it sold so that they can move on with their lives.

 

Dec 13, 2017 11:16 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
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Oh yeah, about three or four times. 

I had one that the husband refused to sit at the kitchen table during the listing presentation. In fact, he sat outside by the pool and wouldn't listen to a thing that I said. Well it didn't matter bc what mama wants, mama gets and the next day he signed everything and the rest went smooth as silk. 

 

Dec 13, 2017 12:23 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I haven't, but I've heard of these situations and also in reverse. It's why before listing you really need to make certain all parties to the sale are totally motivated.

Dec 13, 2017 11:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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A house divided cannot stand....in many ways. Yes, I have seen this

Dec 13, 2017 02:52 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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Very rare ... but yes, I've had it both ways ... it's not always the grumpy husband ... sometimes it's the unhappy wife.

Dec 13, 2017 02:10 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Shouldn't take listing - husband waving red flag.

Dec 13, 2017 01:20 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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It happens. One of sellers or all of them change their mind. They have a right to get out, unless you got a full price offer during listing time, in that case, they might face some significant fees. 

Dec 13, 2017 01:17 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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Yes, It a couple cases it was a pre divorce situation, and the husband was hoping he could find a way to buy his wife out, and keep the house.

Dec 13, 2017 12:02 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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yes, it does happen and you can usually tell up front who is on board and who is not.... if one is not, I'm very careful with what I spend for money.... 

Dec 13, 2017 11:56 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Pardon my Francais, but that's a bunch of bullshit and I can't serve two masters especially when one's got an attitude problem. If one part of a couple is dragging their feet there's no way I'm taking that listing.
Jekyll turns to Hyde after the ink is dry, I will exercise my kick out clause in a NY minute. Life is short and I do not have time for such things.

Dec 13, 2017 11:48 AM
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
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Not this scenerio but I was a buyer agent and my buyers had a contract on a property that the sellers were court ordered to sell after a divorce.  The wife had already moved out and the husband thought he would just dig in and stay. We had to extend the closing while the wife went back to court.

 

It was really sad actually and I felt sorry for him but later learned she was paying all the bills to keep it out of foreclosure. My buyers hung in and they did get the house.

Dec 13, 2017 04:17 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
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I haven't, at least not to the point of listing it.  I've talked to potential sellers who are going on a divorce and the couldn't even agree on the phone.

Dec 13, 2017 03:59 PM
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Fred Griffin
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  Yes.  And, the reverse.  

Dec 13, 2017 03:33 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Andrew,

Sorry this happened to you. A

Dec 13, 2017 02:19 PM
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Wayne Martin
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I get them both on board up front or take a pass!

Dec 13, 2017 02:13 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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I have not.

Dec 13, 2017 12:49 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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We have had married couples who disagree - and also divorced couples who disagree.  Once we dealt with a deal with divorced couples who each had separate agents representing them in their listings and had a lot of trouble getting this closed for our buyers.

Dec 13, 2017 11:31 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Not that I recall.

Dec 13, 2017 11:02 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Only in a divorce here and there. Typically I vet that bs out before I list or I walk.

Dec 13, 2017 05:56 PM
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Joe Pryor
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Getting a couple together is always a task especially if they are trying to by another house to keep the marriage together.

Dec 13, 2017 01:09 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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".....says no and take it off the market!"

No. Should that happen I will understand I ignored my intuition and deceived myself in expecting a different outcome.

The husband, in your example, did not share a 5, 6 and 7 because those greater goals do not exist. That spells TROUBLE.

However, even this is not a total lose if the agent recognized the signs at the start (no 5, 6 or 7) and executed accordingly.

Dec 13, 2017 12:22 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Bob Crane nailed this one!

Dec 14, 2017 04:53 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I can't say that I have. I gauge motivation and commitment at the very beginning and tell the sellers to start packing.

Dec 13, 2017 07:35 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Happy to say it's not a common occurrence although people do change their minds and gender does not hold a preference.

Dec 13, 2017 06:58 PM
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William Feela
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I have sween this and now i will call them out if I feel someone is not on board to selll or buy

Dec 13, 2017 05:08 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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No.

Dec 14, 2017 08:37 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Something similar. Had an older couple who wanted to sell their second home. When I came to present two offers, the wife had a melt down and they decided they didn't want to sell. That's been several years ago and they still own the home. 

Dec 14, 2017 08:19 AM
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Nathan Gesner
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There are all kinds of hurdles in life and this is one of them. I'm not in the business of forcing people to do what they don't want to do.

Dec 14, 2017 08:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Yes.  Not a husband and wife.  But a daughter who was helping her father sell their family home years after his wife, her mother, passed.  I did all the prep work (home had been vacant and abandoned for over a year) dead weeds were knee high in front and back, etc.  I held open houses, received 7 offers and Dad said ... NO.  Took it off the market.  A year or two later Dad was finally ready ... I listed ... it sold. 

Dec 14, 2017 07:30 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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If I have any red flags about one party not being on board, I would have a serious conversation with them.. If one of them is not ready to proceeds, then I won'd list the proeprty as I could be spinning my wheels and wasting my time.

Dec 14, 2017 05:54 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Yes, I've had similar situations.

Dec 14, 2017 05:16 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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No I can't say that that's ever happened to me but the wife has dug her feet in several times with a reverse situation...

Dec 13, 2017 10:31 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh gosh, no! That has to stink, Andrew! I hope they reimbursed you for your expenses thus far?

Dec 13, 2017 09:23 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Did you get both signatures to list the home?   If one decides not to sell, I would remove the listing until both are on board.

Dec 16, 2017 03:00 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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It takes one to list, but two to sell.  Seen it a long time ago and again during the foreclosure era.

Dec 14, 2017 03:19 PM