Didn't want to put a ring on it!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Didn't want to put a ring on it! 

 

A buyer couple was looking to purchase a second home in the southern Utah area, I was excited to help. The wife was the point of contact due to her husband's hectic schedule. After discussing wants and needs, we all agreed to view some homes that fit their criteria the following weekend. 

 

We walked through several properties, finding one that grabbed their attention and emotions. Upon asking them to sign a Buyer Broker Agreement, he refused, saying they wanted to keep their options open. In Utah, an offer is only submitted after establishing representation.

 

The offer was finally sent to them outlining terms and conditions. Instead of receiving the correct paperwork back, they accidentally sent a signed contract with another agent's name on it. I called, addressing the issue and she said, "Oops, sorry we cheated on you but we refuse to marry you."

 

They changed their minds on that particular home without giving me notice. Found out later that I was one of several agents they had strung on the line. Talk about blatant disrespect! Opting to play the field, they thought leading a group of people on to work for them produced better results. 

 

After closing and recording, they completely gutted the townhome, giving it a fresh new look. Spending upwards of $40,000 on flooring, paint, appliances, fixtures, theirs was truly a happy ending. Until...their row of townhomes was condemned due to the building shifting - moving down the hill.

 

The building was torn down - with little warning. Lying and deceit is a slippery slope that comes back to the owner. Once a cheater, always a cheater -and the spoils sometimes really do go to the most deserving!

 

This is an entry to: December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction by Carol Williams.

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! -

There's was a match made in hell and they will burn for what they are doing to people. To quote Sylvester Stallone: "There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up BROKE and ALONE!"

 

Dec 19, 2019 02:49 PM #15
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Eric Recktenwald
RE/MAX Capital City, Austin TX 512-535-5797 - Cedar Park, TX
Buying or Selling a Home "It's Easy with Eric"

At the point they refused to sign the Buyer agreement, I would have moved on.  No agreement, no representation, no showings, no assistance.  If you want to see one of my listings fine, have your agent show you or sign a disclosure saying that you are not represented.  When agents act professionally in this manner, the public will be far less likely to "play" many agents.  Imagine a doctor doing anything for you before they are certain to get paid ... can't think of a single time where they did not ask me to sign something, get my insurance card, and/or collect my co-pay upfront.  

Dec 20, 2019 08:08 AM #16
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Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

I had a couple doing that. I showed them one house and found out that they'd looked at other houses with an agent. I offered to bow out, since they had an agent working for them. They told me "no", that the wanted me to continue sending them listings and that they would use me if they decided to buy a listing I sent them.

Well, right before Thanksgiving, that happened. They saw a listing I sent them and were excited. They drove from the city to the country and, after touring, wanted to write the offer. We are ratified and moving forward with the contract.

Once in a while, in conversation, they mention that they looked at a house somewhere (not one I showed them), so it was obvious that they were looking around quite a bit with the other agent. I'm glad I found them what they wanted, but know it is tough for the other agent.

Dec 20, 2019 08:16 AM #17
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, you have to hope there is a time for pay back. Hope to never come across them or their likes again.

Dec 20, 2019 09:12 AM #18
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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They finally signed, otherwise 'hasta la vista baby' Eric Recktenwald. The time and resources spent cannot be re-couped, however, when people choose to be dishonest! 

Dec 20, 2019 09:16 AM #19
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Well, you are a ray of sunshine on this post Anne Corbin! Congratulations for educating and gaining clients who were 'playing the field' for a time. 

Dec 20, 2019 09:17 AM #20
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Jan Green
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Woiw!  That takes way more brain power to remember who you told what to when talking to several agents! They must have been pretty crafty until they sent a signed contract.  Jeez!

Dec 20, 2019 12:29 PM #21
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Wanda:

That is quite a story with a bit of Karma thrown in.

Jeff

Dec 21, 2019 09:55 AM #22
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

he he he .... I still don't get it when people think this is a good thing. What other profession do people do this in? Karma comes around as they say.

Dec 24, 2019 09:41 AM #23
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
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They had to be embarrassed...or maybe not if they have narcissistic tendencies Jan Green. It is reminiscent of that type of behavior.

Dec 24, 2019 10:39 AM #24
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Hello Jeff, Karma has a way of setting things right in the universe. Merry Christmas to you!

Dec 24, 2019 10:42 AM #25
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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At one point, she told her husband that she didn't deserve all the good things in her life...after that happened, I agreed Lyn Sims!

Dec 24, 2019 10:44 AM #26
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I have had prospective buyers say to me, "I will work with whoever gives me the best deal." End of relationship. Actually, end of contact since there never was a relationship and I am not about to waste my time on someone who devalues me in that manner.

Dec 25, 2019 11:40 AM #27
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Am with you 100% John Juarez, not worth a minute's time on these types (lesson learned). Merry Christmas to you and yours...2020 will be amazing!

Dec 25, 2019 06:23 PM #28
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It looks like they got their just desserts.  Sorry to hear your loyalty was not rewarded.

Dec 31, 2019 09:49 AM #29
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Karma caught up to that weasel 

That is horrible... he said they cheated on you... didnt want to marry you

what a jerk... sorry that happened to you

On to 2020!! Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2020 11:47 PM #30
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Well I am certainly sorry that happened to you! That poor person... whichever one of them was responsible for stringing along you must realize that one day their partner will do the same to them. Once a  cheater always a cheater.

Sounds like they got their just deserts!

Jan 12, 2020 12:44 PM #31
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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No control over other people's actions, unfortunately Raymond Henson. Can only move forward! 

Jan 12, 2020 01:28 PM #32
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Some people, right Debra Leisek?! Happy Happy 2020 to you!

Jan 12, 2020 01:30 PM #33
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There is a time and place for everything Sussie Sutton!

Jan 12, 2020 01:31 PM #34
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