Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Recent graduate of the Utah real estate school? 

Jun 15, 2018 03:29 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Say what? Oh my goodness! I'd really be worried about working with such an agent as it says he/she doesn't know much.

Jun 15, 2018 03:03 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Good advice since you don't represent her customer! Maybe the customer needs an attorney!

Jun 15, 2018 02:50 PM
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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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I don't know if I could have kept a straight face.

Jun 15, 2018 05:48 PM
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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Never.

Jun 15, 2018 05:39 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I think you gave her good advice, and I hope her broker explains it to her.  A

Jun 15, 2018 02:34 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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her client should have a real estate attorney to explain the legal documents....  every  client we represent will have one...it's our policy.... we don't play attorney with anyone....

99% of the real estate agent who are actively in business know just enough to get themselves in trouble, when it comes to legal issues.... we don't wear that hat.

Jun 15, 2018 02:39 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Thankfully NO, what a sad, sad day that would be. Talk to your broker, get educated or get out of the business.

Jun 15, 2018 04:59 PM
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Paul, Actually I have something similar - I had a local competing agent refer their client to me because they said the transaction was more than they wanted to take on...and we closed the deal and we happily paid them a referral fee.

Jun 15, 2018 04:06 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Paul - I can't recall having that conversation. . .it seems to be one worth remembering. 

Jun 15, 2018 03:51 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I have not.  Whew - slippery slopes. 

Jun 15, 2018 07:49 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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No, nor would I do their job without a referral fee.

Jun 15, 2018 07:43 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I think it is time for this agent, along with many others, to move on to their next career. Not to mention some principal brokers as well, if this is the best they are going to train their agents.

Jun 15, 2018 07:08 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I would refuse & tell her that her broker is the person with all the answers. Very scary.

Jun 15, 2018 06:51 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I haven't. You gave her the right advice. 

Jun 15, 2018 06:07 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Sounds like you made the right call ... and they should be contacting an attorney.

Jun 15, 2018 03:56 PM
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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

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Jun 16, 2018 04:53 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've dealt with a lot of agents having their first sale and have had them ask me for other advice. That is a slippery slope that I will not travel!

You absolutely gave the right advice, Paul - her broker has to be the one to reach out to her client.

Jun 15, 2018 10:08 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I think my insurance guy would have something to say about that. They are not your client yet you would be treating them as such.

Jun 15, 2018 09:44 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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You gave her the right advice.

Jun 15, 2018 09:27 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sounds like a GRI to me!

Jun 15, 2018 08:20 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Yikes, that's scary, and it would certainly be inappropriate as the listing agent to take on that role. Sounds like someone needs a bit of training and guidance...now!

Jun 15, 2018 06:04 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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Real Buyers Agents don't do that...only dummies do.

Eve

Jun 16, 2018 09:19 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Just this week i had a buyer agent put her buyer on the phone when we were going over it. I gave them my opinion which was of course in my sellers best interest. 

Jun 16, 2018 05:28 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Spot on Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Jun 16, 2018 04:53 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

LOL, time for the buyer to get a new realtor....

Jun 16, 2018 07:16 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

Never.

Jun 16, 2018 07:05 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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It sounds like that agent  needs to return to school!  Why would he/she not know how to explain what's in the sale agreement? I would be worreid for his/her clients working with an agent like that..

Jun 16, 2018 06:32 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Oh yes and much worse!

Jun 16, 2018 06:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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That is not a good sign.

Jun 16, 2018 04:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, when will agents understand the 'boundaries'?

Jun 15, 2018 10:03 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Well, I wonder why his peson felt lke checkng in with you first.

Jun 15, 2018 07:47 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am open

Jun 15, 2018 06:37 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Sad, your advice was correct. But I might have also recommended a good real estate class or school.

Jun 15, 2018 05:24 PM
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
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Yikes! Thankfully I haven't had this happen.  

Jul 15, 2018 05:51 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

No, but did have to present my Buyer's offer to the Sellers with the Listing Agent present once.

Jun 21, 2018 10:12 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I would not think that is right.

 

Jun 19, 2018 09:44 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I feel sorry for the buyer.

Jun 17, 2018 10:10 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
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Wow!

Jun 17, 2018 07:45 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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I just had a new listing agent asking for advice on how to approach the seller and explain some of the forms. This will  be an interesting transaction.

Jun 16, 2018 09:37 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I've worked with green agents and help them learn.  I would not speak directly with their client without them being present.

Jun 16, 2018 03:05 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Jun 16, 2018 02:56 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I agree with you, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,   I would have done the same thing.

Jun 16, 2018 09:53 AM