Burning Down the House

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Cherry Creek FA.100067131

According to BrokeAgent, an agent set fire to his client's home and burned it down.

OK, so the fire was a definite faux pas. A glaring error, and such a big one, too I'm sure the client's lawyers will help the client get what's right.

The agent's attitude as quoted seems to come across leaving a bit to be desired.

Let's just say, though, that the devastating fire didn't happen and ask these burning (I couldn't resist) questions:
(1) Why was the agent smoking on the property, anywhere on the property, in the first place?
(2) If he just HAD to do that, why did he then "flick his cigarette" anywhere vs. disposing of it properly?
This, mind you, is a pet peeve of mine about any smoker that does this anytime, anywhere. Just plain don't litter ever, but especially not on your client's property while you're marketing the home for sale.
That right there would be enough for me to fire the agent if I were the seller.
If you're selling your home, you might wish to add a "no smoking" clause in the listing contract, and, hmm, something else, oh yeah -- make sure your insurance is up to date!
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Me!Rebecca Rasmussen, REALTOR®, GRI
SpinOne Group

Associate Broker 

HomeSmart Cherry Creek

Home Smart Cherry Creek
HomeSmart Cherry Creek
8300 E Maplewood Ave Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 858-8100


South Metro Denver Area, Colorado
License # FA.100067131
(303) 915-4176

Realtor Equal Housing Opportunity

Comments (4)

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Becca Rasmussen The claim of negligence through smoking may very well indeed be the only defense the agent, er, a, the defense attorney could come up with on this one!

Aug 08, 2016 05:55 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Well, that's certainly one way to lose the listing!

Aug 08, 2016 06:44 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Becca Rasmussen ,  I'm on your side.  Even when someone in the car in front of me throws out a cigarette,  My wife always tells me to turn on my blue light and siren, because I never fail to make a coment.

Oct 20, 2016 11:43 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

He took the Talking Heads song "Burning Down The House" too literally

Dec 17, 2017 08:25 AM
Becca Rasmussen

That song was stuck in my head for days!

Dec 26, 2017 07:55 AM