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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Yes, according to the Sellers, but in the end, it was them, who blamed the agent, but they removed the items, for insurance money.  That was not fun!

Apr 22, 2015 12:23 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Debbie Reynolds Fortunately, I have never had this happen. I always told my sellers to lock everything up to keep the honest people more honest.

Apr 22, 2015 12:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds I always let sellers know to keep valuables in safe place. Fortunately, this has not happened to me, yet.

Apr 22, 2015 10:46 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Oh boy yes, Debbie. Prescription drugs, narcotics. I was doing an open house and a couple came in and the male made nice and asked me stupid questions while the female went upstairs. The homeowner complained and it turned out they were going to almost every open house around. This was in the beginning of my career in Real Estate. Now I always ask the seller to remove guns, drugs money and jewelry.

Apr 22, 2015 09:12 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Thankfully no. 

Apr 22, 2015 11:56 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Fortunately, not, Debbie. I suppose there's always the first tiime, but I also have all of my sellers sign off on a document prior to listing acknowledging that I suggested they remove/hide all valuables, firearms, prescription medicines, etc. while home is listed.

Apr 22, 2015 08:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Debbie - yes, a small Tiffany clock.  After, the client said he remembered my words --- about small items that can be easily picked up.   

Apr 22, 2015 03:46 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Not that I have been made aware of.  Thank goodness!

Apr 22, 2015 01:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Not that I have ever heard of.

Apr 22, 2015 10:39 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Thankfully, no. I do ask my Sellers to remove or secure anything valuable. 

Apr 22, 2015 09:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Yes, one time, but it was later found by the owners.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Not that has ever been brought to our attention

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Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
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Get hank goodness we have not run across this. I always use supra boxes to try to avoid this.

Apr 25, 2015 09:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Home sellers need to be alert and should secure valuables and medications. Security is a major concern that needs to be discussed when taking a listing.

Apr 23, 2015 01:20 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, we have never had that happen but it is always a concern.  We tell sellers to safely store their valuables and personal items-just in case.

Apr 23, 2015 12:01 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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Thankfully no, but have heard of it happening. I always advise sellers to tuck valuables away.

Apr 22, 2015 11:28 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Yes.

Open house and one agent was hanging around and would not leave. Was lurking in the kitchen. I was distracted for a minute and he suddenly decided to leave. Later the home owner confessed their WAS a bottle of oxy in the cabinet.

Second time, at a well staffed open house, a visitor/shopper was able to make one of the "door prizes" go missing wich was displayed on conference table where everyones eyes was watching!

 

Apr 22, 2015 10:01 PM
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
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No thank goodness. But during the signing of documents to obtain the listing I warn them about keeping stuff in the open and to consider storing offsight.

I sold a listing recently where the closet looked like a jewelry store. I warned them numerous times that, although it probably won't happen, it COULD happen.

Apr 22, 2015 09:56 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I have not had it happen. I always tell sellers to put away valuables .

Apr 22, 2015 09:15 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Thankfully no not yet.  

Apr 22, 2015 08:41 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

No, thankfully.  I also inform Sellers that they need to remove or lock up valuables, medicines, etc.

Apr 22, 2015 01:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I had an experience told to me this week. Thank goodness it wasn't in one of my listings. i will share in a post soon.

Apr 22, 2015 01:40 PM