Be very careful when inputting a listing! One small mistake could cost you a fortune!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with EverSand Realty Group

We all know that when inputting a listing alot of the details are multiple choice within the MLS system.

Recently I sold a house and upon inspection we realized there were no AC vents in the house, nor is there a unit to be found.  However, the listing said 3 Zone AC.

This particular home is over 4000 sq. ft and only a few years old.  So we were all under the impression there was AC.  And, of course, we are in the dead of winter with snow all over the place so it's not something we focused on while looking at the house.

Long story short, the listing agent made a mistake when entering the info in MLS.  She accidentally clicked the wrong button...................there is NO air conditioning.

Well because of the price and size of this home the buyers now want a credit to install 3 zone AC in a 4000 sq. foot house.

Needless to say the listing agent is a mess over this error she made.  She's a great Realtor for many years and this was an honest mistake,  but the buyers feel the house was misrepresented in the listing and don't want to have to shell out over $20,000. after they close to install it themselves.

All parties involved in this are very good people, but it's an unfortunate thing!


Posted by

Sandra Nixon

EverSand Realty Group


Comments (7)

David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

I made a mistake once regarding a garbage disposal and a refrigerator, The seller took both and I replaced them.

Feb 09, 2011 12:52 PM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

Ouch. That's a huge ugly mistake. Our MLS has a disclaimer at the bottom of the listing that pertains to mistakes.

Feb 09, 2011 01:06 PM
Sandra Nixon
EverSand Realty Group - Middletown, NJ

Ours does too Ellie.  However, that's too big of a mistake for the buyer's to accept.  I mean, the disclaimer makes it so they can't sue the listing agent, but it doesn't help with how the deal turns out.  And I feel horrible for the agent because the sellers must really be upset with her. It is going to cost them alot because of her mistake.

Feb 09, 2011 01:14 PM
Laura Forman
Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist

Great reminder about the importance of accuracy.

Feb 09, 2011 01:27 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I share an empathatic heart. That's very unfortunate. It's too bad we live in a "no mercy," type of society. This is a lesson no one ones to repeat.

Feb 09, 2011 01:44 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

It's a reminder to check and double check. I hope that something can be worked out.

Feb 09, 2011 02:07 PM
Susanne Brown
RE/MAX Realty 9 - Howell, NJ
I work hard to make real estate dreams come true!

As a rule I have my clients go over the print out of the listing once it is processed.

This is a great way to double check that everything is correct.  Sometimes simple things like whether the washer and dryer are included or not can be straightened out right at the table with the seller before things go too far!

Feb 12, 2011 01:47 AM