HEY! So WHEN Can I Show Your Listing?

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Real Estate Agent with David Tracy Real Estate #555994

So When Can I show Your Listing?

 

My client has a very limited time to view homes for lease.

 

She called and said she had found a home on Houston Area Realtors web site and wanted to know if I could schedule a showing. I told her yes and we agreed on a time. I then called the Showing Service and the operator told me that this home owner only allowed showings on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays until 7:30 p.m.

 

I had to laugh out loud thinking about all the posts I have read on Active Rain on the trials and tribulations on trying to set up a schedule to show a home. The operator thought that I was hysterical and I had to tell him it was just so funny that the owner was making it so hard to see the home. Did they not want to lease it?

 

So I called my client and we settled on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Then back to calling the Showing Service to schedule the new time with them. This time the operator (a different one) said they were not allowing any showings on Tuesday until after 4 p.m.! Ugh! Really?? I snickered and the operator apologized and I explained it was okay but too funny. I went ahead and scheduled the showing for 4 p.m. and called my client about the change.

 

So here is the thing, this lease is being handled by a Home Rental Company. They only do online applications and no form of paperwork is allowed. That is fine with me. It makes me wonder if the owners of this home knows how hard it is to get inside to see the home. Later last night I received notification from the Showing Service that the owner has declined our request to view the home on Tuesday.

 

In all fairness to the company I believe the house is currently occupied by another renter. It may be the renter who is causing all the problems. We shall see and this may not have a good ending.

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Sussie Says…

Representing Buyers and Sellers in Friendswood, Clear Lake, Pearland, Webster, City of League City, and the Houston / Bay Area.

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Comments (16)

Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Sussie Sutton , I can see a problem!  Renters don't care if the owner sells or leases a property.  Maybe the renter doesn't want to move.  Thats when they make it difficult.

Jun 17, 2015 01:23 PM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Oh, this sort of thing can be so frustrating! Maybe your client would like to see the great new rental home on LaRocco in North Pointe Trails!

Jun 17, 2015 01:29 PM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hate to even try to look at a home with a renter in it.  Best to wait until they are gone,.

Jun 17, 2015 01:33 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Larry Johnston I agree with you...However, doesn't the Agent have a responsibility in this too?

HAHAHAHAHA! Rose King leave it to you to make me have a great big belly laugh at the end of the day!

Jun 17, 2015 01:35 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

 William Feela yes... I went to one with another Realtor a while back and they didn't even know that there rental was for sale. They were so upset and the house was a mess. They said they would have cleaned up had someone told them the house was up for sale and that there would be people visiting the home EARLY on Saturday morning.

Jun 17, 2015 01:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I always suggest to my sellers get rid of the Tenant first and then we can sell it faster for more money...most of them listen but there are a few hard heads:))Endre

Jun 17, 2015 04:32 PM
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

It's very common for tenants to be difficult as they don't want to move or have a bitter taste in their mouth towards the landlord.  it shouldn't be this hard to show a property.

Jun 17, 2015 08:47 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is often difficult to show tenat occupied properties. Good luck.

Jun 17, 2015 08:56 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

And such a waste of everyone's valuable time. Like Endre Barath, Jr. I highly recommend tenants are moved out before listing and marketing property. 

Jun 18, 2015 02:06 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 

What the?

Jun 18, 2015 02:07 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Sussie,

 This does sound like a renter causing the problem maybe you should see if you can get ahold of the person listing it online, peeps!

Jun 18, 2015 09:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sussie, this home is certainly difficult to show, and probably is occupied by a tenant.  Good luck!

Jun 18, 2015 10:48 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Endre Barath, Jr. I believe that no tenets makes it easier to lease the home again.

Christopher Pagli yes I think that is what is going on here.

Gita Bantwal yeah we had to move on. We don't have time to play that game.

Jun 18, 2015 11:09 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I so agree with you Kathleen Daniels !  We have moved on to other homes. Thanks for the Feature in Crap-Tacular!

Yeah Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert I think so too.

Joan Cox I think so too. Just such a waste of time for everyone.

 

Jun 18, 2015 11:11 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Those company usually make it impossible for the agent to bring a client and on top of it, our commissions are usually super miserable.

Jun 18, 2015 04:36 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Inna Ivchenko the commissions here are half of one months rent. I don't normally like to do leases but I keep getting calls. I am writing about one today. You are right those agents are very hard to work with and never will return a call. I wonder if we can report them to our TREC Board.

Jun 21, 2015 12:20 PM