Realtors Please Don't Tarnish Our Image!

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 iProperties Hawaii RS-54129

I went to my regular haircut place on Kapahulu Avenue last week.  The owner and I always have things to talk about because we both live in Palolo Valley and we see each other regularly.

The owner asked me if I knew a certain realtor.  I knew the name and had spoken with this person before, however I didn't know that realtor personally.

Then the owner told me about her experience with this realtor.  She came in for a hair treatment and was given a reduced rate because she was a "friend of a friend".  When the treatment was finished, she pulled out a credit card.  The owner said they accept cash and checks only.  The realtor said she had no cash.  The owner said a check would be okay and the realtor said she didn't have her check book.  The owner suggested going across the street to the bank ATM.  The realtor was too inconvenienced and promised to drop off the money in the next day or two.  She gave her business card to the shop owner.

A week went by and the realtor had not come back.  The shop owner called the realtor and she seemed to have forgotten that she didn't pay for the treatment.  The owner said she didn't pay and please come by with the $30 fee.   Then the realtor claimed that she had paid $20 and only owed $10.  The owner said "no," the realtor had not paid anything yet.  The realtor said she'd stop by - and she didn't.

The shop owner called an acquaintance at the same real estate company.  This person spoke with an in-charge person and they had a meeting with this realtor.  She agreed to go and pay the bill.

Guess what?  She hasn't paid yet!  And this particular realtor is pretty successful, it's not like she can't afford to pay the bill.

Please don't tarnish our image!  Pay your bills and be a good neighbor!

Aloha, Mike Bates

Michael Bates (RA)

i Properties Hawaii

(808) 548-1220

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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Mike - bad situation all the way around, but horrible first impression.

Nov 02, 2011 11:21 PM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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The FACT that the customer was a REALTOR is immaterial to the situation and the shop owner calling the customer's business and speaking to someone other than the customer/debtor is a violation of the fair credit reporting act.

The shop owner should have a CASH or CHECK ONLY sign in the shop window and write this particular situation OFF the books.

YOU should be careful frequenting the shop.  If the owner is telling stores about customers - then, you have been warned.  

Nov 02, 2011 11:59 PM #2
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Pitiful story --- Reputation is something that once it is damaged can be almost impossible to repair ---

Nov 03, 2011 12:01 AM #3
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