Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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My guess is the agent picked up a buyer at the open house that wants the home and is trying to get both sides of the commission by scaring everyone else off. Not an agent I would want to deal with if that is indeed the motive. 

Mar 11, 2018 06:59 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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What exactly was that listing agent thinking, and what was their reason for sending that email? Is this some kind of perverse take away close?

Mar 11, 2018 07:01 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Say what! This is most bizarre. I'd have expected an email encouraging an offer.

Mar 12, 2018 04:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Reply with "They disagree, here's their offer.  I'll be exercising my right to present it in person."  (assuming your state allows that)

Mar 11, 2018 10:18 PM
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Kevin J. May
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I had a listing agent do something similar when I brought a young couple to his $4,500,000 listing. He thought they couldn't afford it and it showed. Guess what, they purchased a 6.6  million dollar home. LESSON TO LISTING AGENTS: You can't judge a book by its cover!

Mar 11, 2018 08:30 PM
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Fred Griffin
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        Let the Buyer relay this information to the Seller.  Totally legal, totally ethical.  Wait for the fireworks!

Mar 11, 2018 07:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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The listing agent is doing a disservice to the seller in my opinion. He/she should keep those "opinions" .

Mar 11, 2018 06:50 PM
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Alan May
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I imagine the agent is hoping that you, and your buyers, have a knee-jerk reaction and respond with: "Oh, yeah?!  We'll show you.... Here's our offer!".

Mar 11, 2018 07:20 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

It sounds like the agent desperately wants to double end the deal.  How sad and insecure.  Calling you with their assessment to try and kill your buyer's interest ins't doing the seller any favors.

Mar 11, 2018 07:10 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
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She sounds like one of NAR's finest...and she was especially brilliant to put that in writing.

Eve

Mar 12, 2018 04:50 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Ugh, whatever the reason is- horrible.

Mar 11, 2018 09:16 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Huh? Why in the world was the listing agent making that judgement for your buyers. Did she give a reason why it wasn't right for them? That is very strange. -Kasey

Mar 11, 2018 06:42 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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This is going to be interesting. I will like to know the outcome of this situation. Let us know how it plays out.

Mar 11, 2018 08:29 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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List don'talk

Mar 11, 2018 08:06 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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The listing agent must have her own buyers for the house. Just go ahead and put in the offer cc broker to make sure it's presented, or ask to present to seller directly. Good luck!

Mar 11, 2018 07:45 PM
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Bob Crane
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A foolish thing to write, wonder what they were thinking.

Mar 11, 2018 07:25 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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All I can say is "Wow!" What is this Listing Agent thinking? A total disservice to the seller.  This agent better hope the seller does not find out about this grievious behavior.  Very unprofessional.  IMHO

Mar 11, 2018 07:00 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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This is crazy. How can the listing agent assess your buyers' need, motivations, likes and abilities in just a few minutes time? I think this could be a possible Fair Housing violation because the assumptions are being made on other data.

Mar 11, 2018 06:53 PM
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JoAnn Moore
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What??? The listing agent has no business emailing you about the home not being right for your buyers.  What a very weird thing to do. Something very fishy about this.

Mar 11, 2018 06:51 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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F the listing agent. If your buyers like the house, submit an offer to the listing agent and mail a copy of the offer to the broker's office.

Mar 12, 2018 04:50 AM
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James Dray
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Not a chance.  It's the buyers decision, maybe the other agent had a buyer so he/she could get both sides

Mar 12, 2018 04:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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I can't begin to guess at the motivation behind that email! Was there a reason included in the email? 

The listing agent represents the sellers and as such, should be encouraging all offers. 

Mar 12, 2018 03:49 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Oh, boy . . .  that is such an awful statement to make, and to me, so not right.  Why would anyone say that, it's offensive, in the true sense of the word Praful Thakkar.  How could anyone, but the potential buyer, know if the house is right or not right for them.  I find that shocking . . .  and I would absolutely never say that to my seller nor buyer.  It sounds like discrimination in some way.  I will read replies below!

Mar 11, 2018 11:26 PM
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Carol Williams
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I would ask "Why?". When they are evasive, keep asking "Why".  Why Why Why.   I'd be interested to know their angle... and their is an angle.  Thinking that is one thing.  Putting it in writing was pretty risky.  The agent could be setting themselves up for some Fair Housing violation issues.  I say persue. Let them dig a hole and bury them.

Mar 12, 2018 05:36 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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Never. None of my business. Scratching head, I just don't get it Praful Thakkar 

Mar 12, 2018 05:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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I would suggest this response by the listing agent is DIRECTLY related to the information your buyer shared.

Whether is was a tirade against HOA or extreme liberal views, my bet is the buyer identified themselves as TROUBLE.

Of course, as real estate agents we prefer to throw each other under the bus and chant 'raise the bar,' 'had own buyer' or my favorite,,,'unporfessinal.'

So what did you buyer do that you are ignoring or failed to observe?

Mar 12, 2018 05:04 AM
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Jay McHugh
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No....I don't have time to do the work for a buyer agent nor make judgements ... sounds like another amateur agent in our area......cheers...keep rocking my friend.....  

Mar 12, 2018 04:09 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Rather snobish 

Mar 12, 2018 03:27 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Another strange story.

Mar 12, 2018 07:10 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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WOW, I'd be thinking this is a letter I need to share with the Real Estate Commission. Why are they judging my Buyers? does it have anything to do with race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin?

Mar 12, 2018 06:30 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Amazing how so many have an opinion on what someone else should be doing or thinking!

Mar 12, 2018 06:21 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Interesting. When did this agent sit down with your customer to discuss their needs and preferences? Or perhaps they can read minds? 

Mar 12, 2018 06:11 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I cannot even fathom such a thing. 

Mar 12, 2018 06:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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Wonder if that is indeed what the SA is doing? Sounds discrimatory to me, I'd report the email to the broker.

Mar 12, 2018 05:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Something smells rotten to me here.

Mar 12, 2018 05:52 AM
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Kenneth J. "Ken" Jones, Associate Broker
VRI Realty, Inc. - Metuchen, NJ
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Praful Thakkar Sounds like the listing agent is not only a fool, but a psychic as well.

That type of statement reminds me of the types of statements that used to be made by some sellers and some agents in the days of racial discrimination.

If I were in your position, I'd advise that agent that it's not his/her call as to what is or is not "right" for my buyer. And, I'd say that in the strongest words I could possibly create.

Mar 12, 2018 05:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not sure, with limited facts, that the listing agent has violated a whole lot of rules.  

Mar 12, 2018 05:14 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Never in a million years. As a listing agent my job is to promote the home, sell the home and attract buyers offers, not scare them off

Mar 12, 2018 05:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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No.

Mar 12, 2018 05:04 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Maybe that email should be printed and dropped off to the sellers so they can see how their agent is representing their interests. 

Mar 12, 2018 05:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I would be telling you how right the house was for your buyer.

Mar 12, 2018 05:02 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Nope, not sure what that is all about

Mar 12, 2018 04:48 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
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As they always say...."you cant make this stuff up!"
Cant begin to wrap my head around that..

By chance might your customers protected by Fair Housing Act ?

If so, Id think they might want to persue!

Mar 12, 2018 04:45 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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The home is right if the price is right Bob ....and they are ready, willing and able to put the wheels in gear to buy it. Saying it is not right, let the buyer decide and know the seller would not be happy about steering and discouraging the agent is trying to do. Discrimination of any buyer unless they can't get the money, are not qualified to buy is an ugly thing. The seller could be involved too when they learn it's Jed Clampett and the gang and thinking there goes the neighborhood... can't do that to the neighbors even if they did strike oil. Blame the seller in that case for the shoo shoo away Praful Thakkar ! Maybe the agent decided after the second donut at the open house he should buy this place... pushing all the lookie loos away. We need more to go on Watson, it is not always so elementary and obvious.

Mar 12, 2018 04:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Mar 12, 2018 03:04 AM
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Actually Praful Thakkar I see two mistakes here the LA clearly made the first one, unfortunately I think you made the second one sharing that communication with your buyers. Which would be the nail in the coffin as it no doubt scared off your buyers from their budding interest.

If they did end up writing an offer I would advise them they should require it be presented directly to the sellers face to face. Since it sounds like the LA would not present it in a positive way and I agree with Anita Clark it sounds like something is going on here that is not playing nice ;)

Mar 12, 2018 06:22 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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That agent has ulterior motives, no doubt, in addition to dong their seller a disservice. And the smarts to put this all in writing, too!

Mar 12, 2018 07:25 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praful Thakkar It appears the listing agent is writing an offer and doesn't want any competitive offers.

Mar 12, 2018 07:12 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
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What? Something is amiss here.... for multiple reasons.... very suspicious....

Mar 12, 2018 06:43 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Why in the world would the listing agent do such a thing? Their job is to sell the home!

Mar 12, 2018 06:41 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
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Wonder what he saw? What made him think that? I'd certainly find out. I was at a listing with a buyer where the listing agent had to take us around, it's a large property. Right on the driveway she started to question my client what he wanted to do with the property. His answer was good, "let me see it first." We both shook our heads at that and my comment was, "does she really want to sell it with that attitude?" And, yes, the property has been on the market for awhile.

Mar 12, 2018 06:36 AM
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Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
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Thats for you and your clients to decide. Sounds as though he/she picked up a buyer who is interested but even if thats the case, there is a possibility for a bidding war if he/she didnt discourage you from making an offer..puzzled by this one!

Mar 12, 2018 06:35 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 nailed this one!

Mar 12, 2018 05:41 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
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Well that remark helps people love our profession, he should be ashamed.

Mar 12, 2018 05:41 AM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
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I no nothing about your buyers but I'm thinking, "Is this a possible fair housing issue?"

Mar 12, 2018 09:50 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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that seriously reaks.

Mar 12, 2018 09:27 PM
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William Feela
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I get the feeling that he or she found a buyer and doesn't want the competition of a multiple offer.

Mar 12, 2018 02:53 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Absolutely not.  

Mar 12, 2018 12:14 PM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
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What the....  why would she do that??  I don't care WHO buys the house as long as they have the money.  I would call her out on it or let your broker handle it.  Not professional at all.

Mar 12, 2018 11:56 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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I don't think so...

Mar 12, 2018 10:44 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I would report that agent to every board in the state.... that's discriminating.... that agent should lose his/her license.... and the homeowner should receive a letter from the buyer with a copy of that email....

Mar 12, 2018 10:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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No.  Something stinks here.  A

Mar 12, 2018 09:03 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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I would reach out to the agent and let them know that this email may be misconstrued as a judgement on their behalf as to WHO is going to buy the home.  And that's where Fair Housing violations exist.

Hopefully, it was just an overstatement of what they felt from your buyers, but I would certainly let them know it is not a good practice to make decision statements about buyers on listings.

Mar 12, 2018 08:59 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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The listing agent has his/her own agenda.

Mar 12, 2018 08:31 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
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Wow that's crazy!  I don't think I would share this info with my clients.  Who is she to judge if it's a good match for your clients?

Mar 12, 2018 08:26 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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I have never had that happen, nor would I ever do that.  Obviously he has someone interested and wants to sell the home himself.  That is not acting in the best interest of his client...  Wonder what his Sellers would think of their agent knowing he is purposely turning away potential buyers...

Mar 12, 2018 08:14 AM
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Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
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Whoa. Forward that to the broker/owner, or complain to MLS/NAR.

Mar 20, 2018 05:26 AM
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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
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Hi Praful...I've never heard of a listing agent making a comment like that. Are your buyers still considering the house? I do not know if I would have told them what the other agent had said. That is why we represent the buyer, to keep emotional rhetoric from having an affect on the actions of our client. Did the listing agent mention a reason? I could see if it was way over your buyers price point but even then it is not up to the listing agent to come to that conclusion.

Kate

Mar 14, 2018 08:31 PM
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Joan Cox
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What a strange comment, and how would they know?

Mar 14, 2018 04:15 PM
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Dave Halpern
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Something isn't right with this picture. I can't imagine what was going through her mind.

Mar 13, 2018 07:41 PM
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Very odd behaviour. Think it may very well be what Anita Clark suggests.

Mar 13, 2018 01:01 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Weird and very wrong!

Who hires those clueless and very weird agents? 

Mar 13, 2018 12:18 AM