My Question is Simple: What's Going on Here?

Real Estate Agent with Bill Cherry, Realtor 0124242




I stopped by for a business meeting with a lady who lives and -- with her husband -- owns a home in Plano.  It was listed with another agent for just shy of $525,000.


The couple's children were pretty much gone from home, and the couple decided the smart thing to do was to downsize.


Since the agent's sign was in the yard.  I commented on it, and learned that several contracts had been submitted.  Each one had fallen out because the prospective buyer wasn't qualified.


How did that happen?  Nevermind, it gets worse.


A day or two before I came for my appointment, a co-op agent brought a woman by to see the house -- it was the woman  and at least two, if not three teenage children.


When my friend returned home after the showing, a multitude of items of her personal property upstairs had been purposely broken, torn, "floated out to sea in the bathtub," etc. The walls had been written on, too.


Frankly, it was somewhat major damage.


One item was a camera she had bought for her mother a short time beforeher mother died.   It was especially meaningful to my friend.  It was destroyed.


My friend said that the co-op agent was apparently denying that the damage occurred during her showing, 


However, it didn't take long to discover that another nearby house had been shown to the same prospect, by the same co-op agent, and they, too, had suffered the same kind of damage.


My question in general, is What's going on here? 




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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This agent is not watching what is going on...More and more I am asking for some kind of proof that buyers and affoard the home before I ok a showing.

Jun 06, 2015 09:54 AM #1
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I would notify law enforcement, and an Attorney, and contact that Showing Agent and/or that Agent's Broker.

Jun 06, 2015 12:00 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That sounds like a significant amount of damage to happen during a showing!  I can't imagine the buyer agent not knowing what was going on to that extend during a showing.

Jun 06, 2015 01:34 PM #3
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bill - I am with Myrl on this one. Sounds like a lot of damage for the co-op agent not to know anything about. I am sorry you are having to deal with something like that. I would certainly let my broker know, and contact the other broker as well. Your clients may have to file some sort of claim.

Jun 07, 2015 03:28 AM #4
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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Bill - Seeing totally unruly kids is imaginable. The agent denying it is unimaginable.

Jun 09, 2015 11:12 PM #5
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