Good and Bad News in Big Rapids, MI

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Today I received both Good and Bad News in Big Rapids, MI. I have been working with a great lady who is planning to move here to Big Rapids, MI. We have an accepted offer on the house she picked and are only waiting for her house to close where she lives now. She calls and say's I have good news and bad news. I am hesitant to ask but I eventually bite. Well she says, you are an awesome Realtor, bad news is my other guy is not. Thinking I am hearing the "it's not you, it's him" line I continue asking questions. She goes on to let me know how much she has enjoyed working with me as I return calls and represent just her but her "other guy" is a train wreck to work with.

The other agent had her house listed when she came to me and since has received, and accepted, an offer but it appears he is playing the role of dual agent so she is feeling left out. He does not return calls and has gave her three different closing dates. I called the other party in our transaction and explained we were being delayed a few days while the loan made it through the RD system and they are fine with it. It is taking everything in me to not call her other guy and ask wth is going on. She has lost all trust in the other agent with his constant misdirects and close to all out lies.

I am trying to stay out of that deal but every time the other agent misinforms her on a closing date I pass it on so now it is making me look bad too. We only have a few days until our contract is needing an extension so I am hoping the Good and Bad News in Big Rapids, MI doesn't turn into the Bad and Worse news in Big Rapids, Mi. Best of luck in all you do and thanks for reading.

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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
Best of luck to you with this one. It does kind of sound like a train wreck waiting to happen....
Sep 29, 2012 12:30 AM #1
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The need for a trained professional wearing the real estate REALTOR "R" is key! Great post.

Sep 29, 2012 12:37 AM #2
Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ)
Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) - Park City, UT
Keller Williams Realty

What would be wrong with calling the other agent - agent to agent and chatting with him on a personal friendly level?   I think that would go a long way to getting him on your side and helping your client complete the transaction.   

Sep 29, 2012 12:41 AM #3
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

I don't see why you cann't call him.  Shanna is right, go ahead and try and work this out with him.

Sep 29, 2012 01:21 AM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Wow, good luck with this one would suck if the deal fell apart at this point.  For you and everyone involved.

Sep 29, 2012 01:27 AM #5
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

We are all behind you and hope the transaction closes well.

Sep 29, 2012 01:34 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Randy, I am not a Realtor so I don't know if there is some rule that does not allow you to call the other Realtor, but if this was another Loan Officer that was creating a problem for me on one of my loans, we would be talking real quick like :)

Sep 29, 2012 05:51 AM #7
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good evening Randy.

Best wishes for a continued success.

Enjoy the weekend.

Sep 29, 2012 10:10 AM #8
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

It might be unusual, but I would ask the client's permission to contact the other agent. Sometimes, a friendly push in the right direction, might assist you and the client. It may be worth the effort. Good luck.

Sep 29, 2012 09:10 PM #9
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I agree a friendly call might just save the day Randy.... Nothing ventured nothing gained.

Sep 30, 2012 12:18 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORSĀ® in Clark County, WA

Oh boy, hate being at the mercy of someone's ineptitude. I think a friendly phone call might be a good plan too. Best of luck, I'm pulling for you Randy.

Oct 02, 2012 01:59 AM #11
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