I wasn’t quick enough for my clients, but I’m starting to think that was a good thing

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Yesterday I got an e-mail from one of my clients wanting to see a home. Unfortunately, I had to be part of my own personal cops show outside my parents' house. Then I had a scheduled open house on the other side of town. There was just no way I was going to be able to fit this client in today.

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That is when I get the call from them telling me that they had sent me an e-mail telling me they wanted to know more about this house and if I could show it to them today. (To be honest, I hadn't even received the e-mail yet.)

But, they said, we couldn't wait for you Todd, so we just drove over there and you no longer have to find out more about the home and we no longer want to see it. HUH? What? I had to ask what it was that they didn't like as I knew that actually this was a pretty nice neighborhood.

They said "We liked the area, but the police tape across the front door concerned us too much to even want to look at the house anymore." Well, I guess I could certainly understand not wanting to live in a house that was the subject of a police investigation, but in a sick, sick way, I still want to know what happened at the house that deserved the door to be kicked in during the listing period.

Also, don't you think the listing agent would have taken the home off the market after something like this? I know I would have!



Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739

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Keller Williams Realty
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Anonymous #11
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Todd, that is a bit creepy. Of course we want to know what happened as well, hopefully it was not soemthing between the seller and the listing agent...

February 02, 2009 02:46 PM
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Todd, that is a bit creepy. Of course we want to know what happened as well, hopefully it was not soemthing between the seller and the listing agent...

February 02, 2009 02:46 PM
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Todd, that is a bit creepy. Of course we want to know what happened as well, hopefully it was not soemthing between  the seller and the listing agent...

February 02, 2009 02:46 PM
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Well, I certainly would have wanted to know what the heck was going on. Let us know when you find out.

February 02, 2009 03:39 PM
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I sold a house last year that still had remnants of police tape on it.  I didn't see it at first, until the actual buyer told me about it.  I learned to take a second look at everything now.

February 02, 2009 03:51 PM
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