Hey - be careful with my Open House signs!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) 629265000 & 7238507
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Hey - be careful with my Open House signs! 

 

I just had an interesting experience.   We were scheduled to get short sale approval on one of my listings today (Monday); however last Friday the buyer lost his job.   So what did I do?   I put it back active on the MLS, I blogged it, I craigslisted it, I called all the people who had previously expressed interest, I text messaged all my potential buyers AND I ran over and put up 14 open house signs and sat and marketed it to death on my laptop so that I could get another offer quickly.

I even arranged to have agents trade each other off while all the advertising was out there and all the signs were up.   The last agent was to pick up the signs and take them back to the office for me to pick up.   I went and met him and he started yanking them out of the back of his jeep.   He had them all thrown in there in a big tangled up mess!    I have nice flags to go on each one too.  They were thrown in the jeep in a pile of grease.   I said, "Hey dude! Be careful with my Open House signs!".    He said, "Ya they sure take a beating don't they?" as he continued to rip them out tangled and all as they were falling apart on the ground.  I have sign riders on the top that he ripped off too.  As I questioned him again about his handling of my signs, I noticed he was stepping on one of my corregated sign riders. He then said, "I'm sorry I lost two of the flags."   

You can always tell when agents are not listing agents.   They have no idea how much signs, sign riders, flags, lockboxes, flyers, advertising, promotional materials etc cost!  They have no idea that it was "MY" money that paid for them.  

Guess who will not be doing any more open houses for me?   YUP.  

Do you think he reads Active Rain blogs?  Doubt it.

 

I would like to put a sign on his computer that says,

"Hey, Want to do any more Open houses?  Then BE CAREFUL WITH MY OPEN HOUSE SIGNS!"  

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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ouchhhhhhhhhhh - $$$ flying away. Send him an "invoice" for the damaged sign. Fake one from you, copy of the real one that YOU paid for so he can 'discover' the costs of these.

September 25, 2012 03:58 PM
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Suzi Sandore
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You were a lot nicer than I would have been if someone did that to my signs!!  Hey dude! would have been accompanied by a slap upside the head! Total disrespect on his part. 

September 25, 2012 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
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We all need friends. Maybe he needs a wake up call? Yay or nay? Shanna
September 25, 2012 10:39 PM
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Terkel Sørensen
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Wow Shanna - Noep - that invite would not be extended here again either - not to mention... How does he handle his contracts? 

(And you know - KW will hire anybody...) :-) That's a joke!

That said - as you mentioned, it is a topic to speak to your buyers agents about, in pretty much all other industries, there is a heavy effort to make sure that outside reprensentation is beneficial - go to a Hilton and try to find a cleaning person "tossing" stuff around - doesn't happen. 

Btw - I use local sign companies for my signs - we are $10/doublesided - so I am less worried about the cost of the signs and we usually buy 20 - 50 at a time - 20 signs is a bare minimum for an open house on our team - 50 is the norm.

September 27, 2012 10:32 AM
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Wow Terkel - you found a good sign company.   Do they ship to AZ & UT?  If so, would you mind passing on the contact info?     So... you don't like KW?  Did you see Keller Williams is "NUMBER 1"  on JD Power's 2012 Best Service awards for BOTH buyers and sellers?    Besides KW RED signs are the best!   As silly as it seems, that's one of the biggest reasons I love KW - I love the RED signs!!!   Thx for the comments - I appreciate them!   Shanna

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