How To Lock A Door
Respect Another Person's Home
A few weeks ago I listed a custom, all brick rambler that is very competitively priced in a neighborhood of cookie cutter homes. My prediction that it would receive heavy traffic was absolutely "on the money".
Since the home is vacant I went over to it the first night (Friday) to check security.
- Over half of the lights were on
- The back door was open, not unlocked, but open.
On the third day (Sunday) we were on our way home from church when an agent called.
"Karen, I'm at your listing on &$#@ Street. The lock box is hanging open and the key is in the front door."
I know and so do you that some lazy agent unlocked the door so his/her client could come by later and gain access.
That was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back.
- Key out of the lock box
- Appointment with listing agent
Why is this happening so frequently nowadays? Frankly, when the market started to heat up in 2000 - 2001 many, not all, people entered the real estate business for the quick buck. When the market stumbled and crashed many of them stayed on to list or buy short sales and foreclosures, then rehab and flip them for another quick buck.
Anyone who has been in the real estate business more than 10 years realizes there are way too many people among us now who have no right to be called REALTOR®.
In my nearly 4 years of AR blogging I have not wasted time writing posts ranting about other people's shortcomings. However, in our 35 years in the business neither Arthur nor I have seen such a blatant lack of concern in and respect for another person's property, The scenario above hit a very "raw" nerve on the subject of professionalism
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