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Missing chandelier

Real Estate Agent with Essential Properties, Inc.

I had an interesting mishap today at one of my showings. The first stop we showed a home and 3 hours later I get a call from the listing agent asking if I remember seeing a chandelier in the front room. I remember seeing a ladder but no chandelier. I talked with my buyer's and they specifically remember seeing wires only and no chandelier. Luckily, they took pictures of the home and we have evidence that there was no chandelier.

Anyway, it is amazing what things can happen throughout our daily acitivities as agents. This has never happened with me before, but I wanted to see what all the agents out their think about such an instance. Thanks for your feedback.

P.S. This is my first blog so I hope it turns out ok.

Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL


Congratulations on your first post! I can't say that I have heard this one before! I did have an agent call me once asking if I saw a box of collectible books on a closet shelf though. Apparently they came up missing. I didn't see a box, mush a box that I would have lQQked into! Our business always provides a lit of "FIRST" 

Glad your buyers took those pictures!

Apr 17, 2008 09:11 AM
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

I had a buyer lift up a plastic panel on a sunshine ceiling in a kitchen.  It fell to the ground and smashed ito a thousand pieces.  We were horrified.  It took a second to compose ourselves and then the giggles set in.  I, of course, called the listing agent immediately and offered to pay for the damages.  The listing agent said she would talk to her seller.  The agent was appreciative of the call and the seller had an extra panel to replace the broken piece. 

I cleaned up the mess before I left and left an apology note as well.

Apr 17, 2008 09:17 AM
Jennifer Bowman
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Beach Properties of Florida - Panama City, FL
I have seen that happen before, that is the listing agent not communicating with the sellers, most of the time. I wonder if the seller was asking if they had seen it? Strange things happen.
Apr 17, 2008 09:19 AM
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTORĀ®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
First off welcome to Activerain!!  Ok, haven't had chandeliers dissapear, but did sell a new construction home once where the day before closing someone stole all the appliances!!!
Apr 17, 2008 09:25 AM
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR
Great post!  It's a good thing you had pictures!  I wonder who took the lighting?
Apr 17, 2008 09:25 AM
Netta Blackwood
La Rosa Realty - Kissimmee, FL
REO/BPO Expert
With so many bank own properties in our area, on one property that I visited the A/C unit was missing.  When the realtor contacted me about feedback, I told him my buyer like the home and that the only turn-off was the missing A/C unit.  He was shocked and did not know that it was missing.  He quickly change the comments in the MLS to reflect that information.
Apr 17, 2008 09:36 AM
Dan Woodworth
The Connection - Garden City, ID
Encouraging Communicator

Hi Matt and Amanda,

Excellent post! 

Congratulations on becoming new members of AR!

The members in AR are kind, encouraging and very supportive!

I have learned to take pictures for evidence.  My wife and I worked for a real estate company in Portland, OR and always took pictures of everything.  It always protected us!

May 12, 2008 09:03 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Team Harpers.I think things like that happen more often then we realize.  Anyway welcome to ActiveRain (AR).  I look forward to networking with you.  Have A Great Day!!!

Jul 10, 2008 02:24 PM