The 70's Live Again!

By
Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

I had a call from a customer who wanted to get in to see a rental property. Easy enough, right? I called for showing instructions and was told i had to speak to the Property Manager. I left her a message. The next day, the customer asked again and I called for the Property Manager and left message #2. Day 3, The customer called and I called back to ask if there was a way to get showing instructions for this VACANT property. I was then told that the Property Manager was out with the flu. Nice. I asked if anyone could provide me with the showing instructions and they transferred me to another agent. Here's where it gets good!

I was told that there process is that I would have to send a FAX of my Real Estate License to their office and once I did this, I would have the priviledge of receiving the combination on their VACANT home. Memories of the Brady Bunch ran through my head but I called my office and had a co-worker do this for me. I finally got the code and when we got to the house, it was trashed. Holes in the walls, dirty and not well maintained at all. Good thing they protected it from the public so well. A day later, I got a call to say that it was being removed from the market. What a loss.

Comments (5)

Suzy Morris
The Morris Team - Carlsbad, CA

I wonder if the owner is even aware of the condition of the property or the poor customer service that was being provided by the property manager!

Nov 19, 2009 03:12 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I know sometimes it is a shame what you have to go through to see a home-the property would rent or sell quicker if everyone just worked together.

Nov 19, 2009 03:13 AM
Jim Hirschhorn
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
GRI, Real Living - Orlando

I agree Suzy. All the owner knows is that it is not being rented. Pat, is your comment the 2000 version of, "why can't we all just get along?" :)

Nov 19, 2009 03:43 AM
Tracy Lee Parker
RE/MAX DFW Associates/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT - Royse City, TX
Buy*Sell*Lease

Jim, I get agitated with agents who don't use the showing service and you have to call them or the office they work for. 

Nov 24, 2009 07:56 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I miss Jim Hirschhorn... did he have a New Years resolution to STOP blogging?

Mar 11, 2010 03:51 AM