Bad Form

By
Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Realtors

Had an agent call me yesterday regarding my listing - said he wanted to write an offer 30k over asking price and was it still

available? I asked if had even seen it yet, he said no - that he would be going to see it in a couple hours. I said we would talk

after he had actually visited the property with his client. He called later to say that he would be going later than he said. He

called again and asked if the homeowner was home - that his clients were standing in front of the property and he was wondering

if the homeowner could show it to them! I told him politely that the homeowner was not home, he said he was 10 mins away

and would then proceed to show them the home. I arrived an hour later to close up the house for the homeowner and found 

that he was still there - had parked in the neighbors driveway while his client parked in the homeowners. Waited for them to leave

(which took forever) then went inside, found all the chairs pulled out from the dining table as if they had been sitting there using 

it for an office... and heard not another word from the agent. Thankfully, that type of agent is not the norm in our area....

Comments (4)

Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Bad form, or a scam in the making?  It sure sounds fishy . . .

Mar 12, 2010 10:24 PM
Jim Palmer
Chipola Realty - Chipley Office (850) 638-2777 - Sunny Hills, FL
Washington County, Florida

Probably writing up an offer on the house they just left prior to getting to yours. And if the home owner had Wi-Fi..even better!! Easier to set up the next showings.

Mar 12, 2010 10:46 PM
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Bad form indeed. I am sure he is not the norm and if he continues acting this way will probably not be around much longer...

Mar 12, 2010 11:19 PM
Belinda Sallberg
Long & Foster Realtors - Chantilly, VA

It was a small I've never heard of them real estate company; he probably thought that if I thought it was going to be a great offer that I would show the house to his clients for him...

Mar 13, 2010 12:24 AM