Open house agent at the WRONG house! OH NO!

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Mortgage and Lending with Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT MLO 10920

Yes!  It is possible! An agent was filling in for an open house for a fellow agent who was out of town.  She went into the WRONG house on the street.  She entered the wrong home through the side door and made herself comfortable.  She laid out her open house flyers and her cards and went around the house to make sure everything looked good.  Thankfully, no one was home!  Imagine her surprise and that of the occupant whom she may have surprised if there was someone home!!!

When did she realize her mistake? She had an appointment with a client who wanted to see the home.  When this client did not show up, she called the client asking where he was.  He told her he was at the house!  The agent said I am here and asked what house number he was at and he told her the correct house number per the MLS listing.  Realizing she was at the wrong house, she quickly left.

Moral of the story?  Make sure you cross check the house number with the listing BEFORE you enter!   Makes for a good story though!!

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Ann Sabbagh, President

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Rainer
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Michael Kitsch
Coldwell Banker - Katy, TX

I recommend the person play football.  And, face the wrong direction.  And, then we will just see what happens. Oh, well!

Feb 19, 2011 11:17 AM #1
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Kathie Burby
Coldwell Banker Mother Lode Real Estate - Sonora, CA
REALTOR, SFR, Tuolumne County Real Estate Guide

Wow - that is a little more than being disorganized! Very unprofessional!

Feb 19, 2011 11:20 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Sarah Moore
Southern Homes of the Carolinas - Charlotte, NC
We Open More Doors!

Love this, good lesson!

Feb 19, 2011 11:23 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

Omigosh, that could have been truly mortifying. I did walk into the wrong home on our Realtor's tour one day when I was first in the business (right behind someone else who was just visiting this person). And yes, it was embarrassing. Thankfully the owner was a gentleman and very charming about it, but I'm a lot more careful who I follow these days!

Feb 19, 2011 11:33 AM #4
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Lydia Lucas
Prudential CT Realty - Milford, CT

 

Try to avoid this kind of mistake. It's not only embarrassing but also for our own safety.

Feb 19, 2011 12:04 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

All's well that ends well. You have to admit this is kind of funny.

Feb 19, 2011 12:28 PM #6
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David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

This is so funny!!! I've always said that nothing surprises me in Real Estate.

Feb 19, 2011 12:32 PM #7
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Ann, this is a funny story! I have never done an open house in the wrong house before, but I did show the wrong house once. There were two houses on the same street for sale and I wasn't paying close enough attention to the address. We entered the one I thought we were supposed to see, and thankfully, it was vacant. My clients loved it, but wondered why it was so much larger than the MLS indicated. Nice post!

Feb 19, 2011 01:19 PM #8
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We all make mistakes.   But that is one a doozy.   Glad your friend realized her error Before the owners came home!

Feb 19, 2011 03:16 PM #9
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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Ann: That must have been one distracted agent! How unfortunate.

Feb 19, 2011 03:23 PM #10
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Thomas Sweeney
Tom Sweeney Real Estate, Owner/Broker, Bossier City, LA - Bossier City, LA
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Haha Ann, read some of my Real Estate Hell blog posts... you're the cutest lender of them all... I was born in Providence!

Apr 01, 2011 07:28 PM #11
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