How NOT to show your home for sale in Scottsdale, AZ

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Real Estate Agent with Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ SA582226000

This morning, I had arranged to preview 3 homes for my Canadian buyers who are coming to look at homes for sale in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Of the three homes for sale in Scottsdale, AZ, 2 were vacant and the other is owner occupied.  Per the listing instructions, I called the listing agent yesterday to schedule the showing, explaining I was just previewing and the homeowner certainly didn't need to vacate.  This very professional agent said she would call the homeowners and call me right back, which she did!!!  Big shout out to this real estate agent's promptness, professionalism and follow through.

 

When I got to the occupied home, her sellers had indeed vacated the home and left it show ready with all the lights turned on and music playing softly in the background.  It was a pleasure to view.

 

 

 

 

 

BUT............you all knew there had to be a but.............

 

The two large dogs were left outside WITH NO WATER!!!  It's going to be 109 degrees F today!!!  I was so frantic about these dogs being outside, I called the listing agent again.  She promptly called the homeowners who stated they were simply next door and would return as soon as they saw my car leave.

 

WHEW!!!!  But, I didn't know that and was so concerned over these beautiful dogs, I honestly forgot about my pleasure with the home.

 

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE - IF YOU HAVE A HOME FOR SALE IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PETS HAVE PLENTY OF WATER IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME.  I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG THE HOMEOWNERS WERE GOING TO BE GONE.  IN THIS EXTREME ARIZONA HEAT, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOUR BELOVED PETS.

 

 

 

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Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC

480-710-0739

 

 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate

 

 

Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.

 

A portion of all sales is donated to the various animal rescue and humane societies.

 

AZ license SA582226000

 

 

 

 
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Rainmaker
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Juli Vosmik
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Wayne - as I mentioned, not only was the listing agent professional with me, she had obviously worked with her sellers on great showing protocol.  I've worked with her a couple of time and enjoy learning from her.

John, the homeowner knew it was only for a "preview" by the lone Realtor® and not the actual clients.  They said they felt comfortable THIS time, but will ALWAYS take the dogs with them if there's a scheduled showing.  That's why they required their listing agent to make the showings SCHEDULED.  Typically, I think we all hate to schedule the showings, but this shows a great reason why it's necessary sometimes.

June 16, 2011 12:09 AM #7
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Pacita Dimacali
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Kudos to you for thinking of our furry friends.

Where I am, the temperature was kind, in the 60s. But this afternoon, whe I showed property, the owner's Black Labrador was locked in the garage -- but the windows were closed.  I was concerned as well, but when I called the owner, he said the same thing--- he's just walking around, waiting for us to leave.

But my next thought was, why not take the dog for a walk -- he'd enjoy that so much than be cooped up in the garage.

Take care

June 16, 2011 12:21 AM #8
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Juli Vosmik
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LOL, Pacita - maybe his black lab is like my furbabies - they really stink on walks.  If I have one of them alone, they are well behaved and an pleasure to walk, but if I have the two of them together, I'm the sled of a team of dog mushers, LOL. 

i'm glad he was okay, the dog that is.

June 16, 2011 12:43 AM #9
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I saw someone walking their dog yesterday in the middle of the day.  You could tell that the dog was in distress, struggling having the pads of its paws get burnt by the hot pavement.

June 16, 2011 01:01 AM #10
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Leolinda - it makes me so upset when our fur buddies aren't taken provided for. 

June 16, 2011 01:05 AM #11
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Juli, I'm glad this story that started out so well also had a nice ending! Our four inside dogs all act differently, as they're not used to staying outside unaccompanied. One will bark once, another will paw once at the door (we call it a "knock"), one will just wait quietly and one will bask in the sun. :)

Leilani

June 16, 2011 05:16 AM #12
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Juli I would have been concern too, and you did the right thing by checking.  I hope your advice regarding pets left outdoors will be heeded.

June 16, 2011 06:27 AM #13
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Good advice for home owners. Don't forget water for the kids in the yard and for the grandparents in the garden.

Blooming for you!

June 16, 2011 07:11 AM #14
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We see this on occassion and I always make a call and find a way to get the pets water.  Nice job looking out for these dogs, Juli.  Hope your message reaches pet owners all over -- it's a good reminder!

June 16, 2011 07:38 AM #15
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Juli, I would've done the same thing! How scary! If I were those homeowners I would have thanked you too!

June 16, 2011 08:18 AM #16
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Even if it was their antique crystal punch bowl I needed to fill, I would have found a way to get water out to them!   Good for you for making contact and not leaving until you knew the dogs were ok.

I took my dogs for a ride in the car the other day and when I had to stop in the office for some paperwork, I left the car locked and running the with the air conditioning blasting in their faces.   I don't even think they missed me as they were happily lapping at the cold air coming at them.  It was a missed photo op that's for sure!

June 16, 2011 08:28 AM #17
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I'm glad they were just next door and that you care enough to look out for them! XO!
June 16, 2011 09:41 AM #18
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Good morning Juli.

that is a great post.

wishing you a great and productive day.

June 16, 2011 10:39 AM #19
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Juli Vosmik
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Thank you all for stopping by.  I knew there's a reason I love ActiveRain - so many caring people. 

June 16, 2011 11:12 AM #20
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That is sweet of you. And it sounds like this seller also is a great candidate to actually sell their home -- getting it perfect for a preview is a good sign.

June 16, 2011 11:29 PM #21
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Juli Vosmik
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You're so right, Leslie - I wish I could clone them!!  I also know the listing agent pretty well, and I'm sure she prepped them very well.  She's truly an experienced and professional agent. 

June 17, 2011 12:21 AM #22
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Juli,  So happy to hear these dogs were ok.  I run into the same scenario here at times with the weather being hot in south Florida.

June 20, 2011 09:26 PM #23
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It's so scary, isn't it Elyse? 

June 20, 2011 10:00 PM #24
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Very timely reminder with the first day of summer tomorrow. Glad to hear the listing agent and sellers were so accessible and responsive.

June 20, 2011 10:06 PM #25
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John, this listing agent is awesome - a true professional. 

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