Surefire Way Not To Sell Your House

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Real Estate Agent with BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes SP00229578 2007027091

The buyers and I all had busy schedules. We found an hour when we could meet to see the house. I made the showing appointment the day before so the sellers had plenty of notice. 

On this particular property, the sellers had elected NOT to use an iBox. They preferred to have someone let the buyers in. No problem!

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Unfortunately, the seller's representative did not show up at the appointed time. The cash buyers were not impressed. We discussed the situation on the sidewalk in front of the house for sale. We agreed that if the seller and his agent could not manage to show the property as arranged, the seller was not serious about selling and the agent was not one we would want to engage in a real estate transaction. 

We went back to my office, looked at some more properties online and found another home for them to buy.      FAQ's  

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Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

It happens all the time....and really is a detriment to the seller when they don't have a lock box !!!

August 11, 2011 11:26 AM #1
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Deborah, sellers need to understand that buyers will not wait; they will move on to a home they can see. I understand that owners of high dollar homes in the area often want their listing agent to be present for showings but they need to know that the listing agent can make it easy or difficult for the home to be seen. If the buyers can't see it, they will not buy it. 

August 11, 2011 12:00 PM #2
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Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Sellers like this waster everyone's time and certainly don't make a good impression on anyone!  I pity the poor listing agent who can't take control of their customer.

August 11, 2011 12:20 PM #3
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Marco Giancola
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Maria-I would have done the same thing. It is so embarrassing for us when this happens-the buyers know its not our fault but still.....

August 11, 2011 01:00 PM #4
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Don MacLean
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY - Franklin, MA
Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA

Maria, i had the same thing with a rental my client wanted to see a couple of weeks ago.

I'm ready, my clients ready...........your not................we are bye bye

Enjoy the day

August 11, 2011 02:00 PM #5
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
Marco, it's a bit like when you see someone drink too much at a party. You think to yourself 'Oh no! Why did they drink so much? They are sooo going to regret that in the morning.'
August 12, 2011 01:14 AM #6
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
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Lisa, both buyers took note of the name of the listing agent on the sign. You could see them filing that away in their minds.
August 12, 2011 01:16 AM #7
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Debb Janes
The Carl Group, LLC - Camas, WA
REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington

Wow, that is absolutely incredible. I can't imagine. And I love your drinking analogy in #6. So very, very true.

August 12, 2011 04:57 PM #8
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