lost keys, really now an offer???

Real Estate Agent with SUCCESS! Real Estate

How do Real Estate agents feel good about taking keys from a property so no one else can show it and then they can put in an offer and why do the listing agents take the offer when they know that agent took the key?  I tried to show a condo twice this past weekend and the keys were not in the lockbox and guess what an offer was presented and accepted.  The listing agent knew I was trying to show the condo and I was waiting for him to get the keys back in the lock box.  What would you do as the listing agent if the keys were missing and then an offer can in? 

Comments (4)

Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Suzanne, this doesn't happen very often, but when it does... it really ticks you off.  I would be SO angry.

The agents who STEAL the keys think they're being so very clever.  Sooner or later, hopefully the same thing will happen to them.

Jan 08, 2013 10:56 AM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

I personally would make the agent put the keys back. If the offer works I would put a CBS code on the box. If it doesn't work at a minimum I would call their Broker. That is annoying.

Jan 08, 2013 10:58 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Suzanne, I have experienced the lost key issue as a Buyer's agent and it is frustrating to say the least.

Jan 08, 2013 12:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Suzanne- unfortunately money often wins out with some people, even over ethics and doing what's right. 

Jan 12, 2013 05:22 AM