Show my house, Craiglist Ad! Too good to be true!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Turn-Key Properties LLC, Missouri and Kansas Real Estate

This one should definitely make the best of Craigslist.

I want someone for $150.00 to show my house and select a renter based on your perception of their character! I will send you the keys and you just find me a renter!

Gotta read the whole thing!

OMG! I can not count the liabilities in this idea!

D. Ben Edsall

Broker - Accredited Residential Manager

Turn-Key Properties LLC



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Marcus Valdez
Berkshire Hathaway Rocky Mountain Realtors - Fort Collins, CO

Brillant.  If you want i can punch you in the face to slap some sense into this person!

Apr 23, 2009 11:39 AM #1
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

OK this cant be for real... some people just don't or even try to think

Apr 23, 2009 11:44 AM #2
Ben Edsall
Turn-Key Properties LLC, Missouri and Kansas Real Estate - Kansas City, MO

What! Hire a property manager, heck I can find some out of work guy on Craigslist to do that!

Apr 23, 2009 11:44 AM #3
Wanda Phillips
Success Investment Realty - Altamonte Springs, FL

Only on the internet!

Apr 23, 2009 11:45 AM #4
Ron Bridges
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc. - Sumter, SC

I'm sure lawyers are already reading ahead for what can come out of this one.

Apr 23, 2009 11:46 AM #5
Jenn Neumann Deer
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Surfside Beach, SC
Surfside Beach Real Estate

Wow...that's pretty scary on many levels.  Although on a side note, I very much love to read the Best of Craig's list.  There are some very entertaining characters on that site.

Apr 23, 2009 11:56 AM #6
Glenn Shong
Re/Max Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI

Can you imagine who might end up with the keys! Could be a great party house!!!!!

Apr 23, 2009 12:10 PM #7
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Can't imagine who will take this job.

Apr 23, 2009 12:59 PM #8
June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Are you sure this is legitimate?  There is yet another Nigerian scam going that rents houses, asks for you to send them money and they'll send you the keys.

Apr 23, 2009 01:04 PM #9
Ben Edsall
Turn-Key Properties LLC, Missouri and Kansas Real Estate - Kansas City, MO

What a hoot, I think I want the job! Anyone want to have a kegger in Johnson County, KS tonight?

Got some beer on ice and all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight!

Apr 23, 2009 01:05 PM #10
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Seriously - I WOULD take the job.... not just for filthy lucre either, but as long as owner info is legitimate and verifiable and he signs a leasing agreement which he'd have to pay an additional mls listing fee.... I'D TAKE IT ON!  I happen to have desperate out of town owners who just cannot tend to their property, so they hire us.

Apr 25, 2009 07:33 AM #11
Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

I would take the job for the money why not.  Doesnt stop it from being stupid though.

Apr 25, 2009 01:21 PM #12
Eric Boyd
Step One Realty, LLC, 904-469-6335 - Jacksonville, FL
FL Licensed Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

So, did you get the listing when you contacted the owner?  :-)

Apr 27, 2009 06:47 AM #13
Ben Edsall
Turn-Key Properties LLC, Missouri and Kansas Real Estate - Kansas City, MO

Mrs. Rice, I would consider it, but knowing the area that fee would not even cover the leasing fee let alone the monthly management cost. I don't do just leasing. it is all too apparent, they are looking for bottom dollar services. That is not what I do.

Justin, nice to hear from you again. I am in the process of reevaluating our fee structure. Seems our old structure penalized owners of higher end homes and encouraged the low end landlords to choose us. As I have been turning down hundreds of low end leads, I decided to negotiate lower percentages on upper end property.

Eric, I didn't even try, I did; however encourage her to at least try to get some hungry real estate agent to do the work. I also explained to her some of the possible problems she might have by using an uneducated person to show real estate.

Thanks for your comments and check out one of my new websites

D. Ben Edsall

Broker - Accredited Residential Manager

Turn-Key Properties LLC


Apr 27, 2009 07:10 AM #14
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I hope he does not get somebody who decides to just move in themselves.  "Good luck with that one"

Apr 28, 2009 12:25 AM #15
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