Agents that own homes should read this. RULES TO FOLLOW

Real Estate Agent with New England Real Estate Center Inc. CT005184

Agents that own homes should read this.

                                            RULES TO FOLLOW


   There are certain things I just cannot figure out and maybe I can shed some light on this for you that own property that just does not seem to sell.

          What you are about to read is a true accounting of the past two weeks.


My client calls me and says I would like to look at this particular home as it fits her search perfectly. Can you call and get us in this Sunday. I look at the listing, see that it requires 24 hr notice and with 48 hrs in hand call the listing broker,

                  who happens to also be the owner....... 



    After no response to my voice mail I call the office number and leave a message on Saturday (was told by the office they would get in touch with her at home) hoping to see it on Sunday.


Well after a few showings on Sunday I get a call on Thursday guessed it the listing agent broker telling me my message went into her spam folder and she did not get the office message till Wednesday night.

                               That alone is funny because I did not send an e-mail I called .....twice.


Regardless we tried to set up an appointment for the up coming weekend set the day and time and then I heard the following, call me to remind me as there are workers there getting the house ready and they will need to be gone by then.






                             Let's see if I can get this straight,


                                                     You did not return my phone call's all weekend

                                               Waited till Thursday to call me back and in a nutshell lied

                                              I am suppose to call you to remind you that we are coming.




May I remind you your home has been on the market for 265 days, is slightly over priced and should be ready for show.


                                          SO FOR THOSE AGENTS THAT OWN PROPERTY


                                    Call agents back that actually wish to show your property

                                    Have it show ready the day you list it, after all it is yours

                                    Have the home available for showings


         Now these are basically the same rules that apply to every listing ....................but if you are the owner / broker

           do me a favor.........................


                                         DON'T CALL ME BACK you deserve to have your home sit there.






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Comments (11)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

HI you know why it's been on the market for so long....

Apr 09, 2012 01:27 AM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

It does sound like the property is not for sale.  It may be being used to get calls.  Or she is short selling and is trying to keep from foreclosure with the bank.  Something is wrong.

Apr 09, 2012 01:30 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Don - I've always heard that we make the worst clients, but this is really extreme. She needs to fire her agent and find another line of work.


Apr 09, 2012 01:36 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Barbara, Your not kidding, I actually asked her if she intended to sell it at all.................more excuses

Tim, Regardless of her reasoning she could have picked up the phone and not made us both look like fools

Dick, lol like the cobblers kids.................she would fire her agent, if she would just call herself back

                         thanks for popping by

Apr 09, 2012 01:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Don -- YIKES!   This is truly one for the books and a lesson in how not to sell your home.    Price, Presentation and Availability!   So simple yet obviously not easy for her to execute.

Apr 09, 2012 02:39 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356


 So true, we could have had new construction up and occupied in the amount of time this has been on the market lol

                            Thanks for popping by

Apr 09, 2012 03:42 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

A little steamed are we my friend?  Well I can certainly see why............forget the box of candy, they should have been showing up with some "adult beverages" in hand.  That house will sit another 265 days.  Welcome back, you were missed!  Put on your "creative hat" and think of a movie so you can enter my contest.  ;~)

Apr 09, 2012 03:44 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Could be that the listing agent is using the home to pick up a few buyers and really doesn't want to show it to a cooperating broker.  Call me suspect, but dang . . . if the listing agent/owner is so full of it, and there's so many hurdles, are they really serious?? 

Apr 09, 2012 05:52 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Roger, LOL if we had adult beverages then I may say what is really on my mind. I saw the movie idea and am already thinking my friend. good to be back

Carla, I know and the only one that looses the most is that agent / broker. If she is selling her next property for $ 100 I would not show it to my dog.

                             Thanks for popping by



Apr 09, 2012 11:18 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

How aggravating!

It is the same thing with the mechanic who's wife cars barely runs, the carpenter who's own home looks like hell. So go figure.

I have been having a hard time finding stuff to write about. I guess since this April post is the last one you wrote you are having trouble too. ready to see more of your stuff!

Jun 02, 2012 01:25 PM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Afternoon Sussie,

   lol.............not so much trouble finding thing to write about just busy right now with another project that has taken up a lot of free time.

But when I get notified that a have a message then I look forward to responding. I'll be back soon now that all the details have been ironed out lol

              Thanks for popping by.....................Enjoy the day


Jun 03, 2012 02:31 AM