Can you believe it?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners

I have a good friend who is in the process of looking for a house in the Dallas area.  She found a house with the help of a great buyer's agent. However, during the inspection, undisclosed water damage was discovered. Subsequently, my friend withdrew her offer.  After a few days, the sellers called my friend directly.  My friend ignored the call.  A few days after that, she recieved a letter from the listing agent asking her to reconsider and claiming that this house was the most soundly built home in the neighborhood. My friend is terribly upset by all of this and is contemplating making a formal complaint to the area association. 

I served on the Grievance Committee for several years, so I've heard about a lot of stupid things that agents have done.  But it never ceases to amaze me that some agents are still in business.  And it offends me when this kind of thing makes all of us look bad.

Thoughts, anyone?

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Rainmaker
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John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

The listing agent should have called the buyers agent first and asked them to speak to the potential buyer.  The selling agent could have asked for the OK from the buyers agent also.

May 28, 2008 01:40 PM #1
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Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

First of all it is wrong for the seller or the listing agent to have tried to contact her directly.  However, if she ignores them and they make no further contact, maybe it will be done an over with but if they continue to make contact I would firmly tell the listing agent that I was filing a complaint.

May 28, 2008 01:42 PM #2
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Laury Gardner
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Suwanee, GA

Besides the act of contacting my friend directly, the written statement by the listing agent that this particular home was the most soundly built home in the neighborhood was way out of line.  (And no, this agent is not a former builder or home inspector or structural engineer).  Since when are real estate agents qualified to make such a statement?   

May 28, 2008 01:49 PM #3
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