Richard L.  McKinney P.A., For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast! (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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foolish questions from buyers never bothered me and none stuck with me, but what bothers me most is when a newly licensed and unsuspecting buyer agent is "turned out" into the marketplace with no training....not the fault of the buyer agent, but the broker/owner/manager should be dragged out back and shot.... I do hope I said that gently enough....

Nov 28, 2015 01:28 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Someone renting a room in a house asked me if she could evict the owner. Uh... no, it doesn't work that way. 

Nov 28, 2015 04:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richard,

The dumbest question is the unasked one in my opinion.  A

Nov 28, 2015 02:03 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I had my name tag on getting some coffee.  The person taking my money looked at the tag.  Asked me if I sold real estate...DUH!!  Anyway it turned out well, cause I made a sell....  

Nov 28, 2015 01:10 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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At least she speaks from her heart and was honest about it.

No dump questions will offend me. It is those who claim they can afford come back with no documentation offend me the most... What a waste of time...

Nov 28, 2015 03:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Could be from an agent from another company, who asked me to hold the listing for her so she can find a buyer for it becuase she really needs a sale. 

Nov 28, 2015 02:56 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Everyone moment is a teaching oportunity.

Nov 28, 2015 02:15 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Some of the dumbest come from other agents when they ask me if I have seen my own listings. I answer yes of course I have. 

Nov 28, 2015 02:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

"This is [Sherlock] with {big name brokerage}.  I'm interested in one of your listings.  Please give me a call back.  CLICK!!" 

Nov 28, 2015 11:01 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Ah, Richard!  No such thing as a dumb question!

 

 

Nov 28, 2015 08:12 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It was the one that did not get asked and became a major problem

Nov 28, 2015 05:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have always told prospects that there are no dumb questions in real estate. I want to hear all of their questions in order to provide the best advice.

Nov 28, 2015 04:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard L. McKinney P.A. No such thing as a dumb question.

Nov 28, 2015 03:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Will they be willing to trade this condo for my RV?

Nov 28, 2015 03:25 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

No one ever asked me a "dumb" question but I have had people ask me questions about something they knew little or nothing about. Obviously the person asking an Agent if they could hold a house for them knows little if anything about Real Estate but they may know lots about things the Agent knows nothing about.   

Nov 28, 2015 03:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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You would be surprised to hear how many times I hear this question.  Most have no concept of how much it takes to hold a property, they think that the property is free and any rents obtained are all profit.

Nov 28, 2015 02:39 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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HAHAHAHA! That is funny Richard L. McKinney P.A. !!!
And holymoly, it would be hard to choose the single dumbest question.

Nov 28, 2015 01:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A seller once asked since it was a cash deal would they get cash at closing.

Nov 28, 2015 01:19 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If they had to ask they did not know; being honest and an offer to help would be prudent.

Nov 28, 2015 01:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Richard, have to agree with Barbara Todaro. A buyer or seller never ask dumb questions they are sometimes confused. Then again an untrained agent is just plain dumb and it is their broker's fault!

Nov 28, 2015 09:00 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Richard. There is no such thing as a dumb question. It might be dumped to you, it's not dumb to them. Perhaps they just don't understand real estate as well as you do.

Nov 28, 2015 05:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard L. McKinney P.A. I'd say, no questions are dumb!

In fact, more  the questions they have, more they need a professional to work with!

Nov 28, 2015 03:46 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I had an agent from the metropolitan area ask how much the average monthly cost is for  well & septic on one of my listings. City agents should not stray into the country!

Nov 28, 2015 10:53 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had a buyer ask me...what time of the year do the prices go down?

Nov 28, 2015 08:21 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The two year owner of a house constructed in 1955 is pressed to explain a response "I have no knowledge if a pool ever existed or was ever filled in on this property." Or "if anyone died," or 'Is the property haunted."

"How can they not know! I would want to know. Why don't they know?" protests the buyer.

Many dumb questions are inspired by those seller disclosures that are a set up for problems.

I advsie the seller to announce, "NEXT."

Nov 28, 2015 04:58 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Richard L. McKinney P.A. was she serious? I cannot even imagine what my reaction would have been!! 

Nov 28, 2015 04:08 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Empty resale house - buyer asks if the sellers have moved. 

Nov 29, 2015 07:49 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Somebody once said that the only dumb questions were the unasked questions.  

Clearly this person wasn't a Realtor.  

1.  So...  the house just came on the market at $400,000, and it's a seller's market like you told me, right?  Can we offer $200,000 and see what they say?  

2.  I just filed bankruptcy, had a foreclosure a few months ago, a car repossessed last year, I just switched jobs...  can I buy a house?  

 

I could go on, but you are catching my drift.  

Nov 29, 2015 09:06 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Why can't I make my changes to the home BEFORE I close, I will be moving, and cannot make these changes while I am living there! 

Nov 29, 2015 12:10 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Since I don't believe there really is such a thing as a dumb question, just people who don't know the "facts of life" in real estate, I can't think of one because I don't think in those terms.

Nov 28, 2015 11:38 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am with Barbara Todaro on this one. And there are soooo many dumb questions some agents feel compelled to ask. Makes me wonder who their broker is and if he/she can sleep at night.

Nov 28, 2015 10:06 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Never anything like that!

Nov 28, 2015 12:59 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The worst question I ever heard in Real Estate was, "Can I use my credit card for the Earnest Money?"

Nov 28, 2015 12:25 PM