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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Paul --- love the photo as well as the directions found in the MLS that states --- check google to find your way to the property.

As far as your question -- I don't believe it is my place to define what makes an agent lazy.   

My Mother still tells me if you can't something nice -- shut up --- I should listen to her more.  

Apr 27, 2015 05:04 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Michael Jacobs is such a gentleman! I agree with his mother about saying anything but what I think is another matter. So may ways some agents might be lazy... One that still surprises me is posting only one (usually bad) photo for a listing even when it remains on the market for 6+ months.

Apr 27, 2015 06:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, that's very lazy....and there's a laundry list of other lazy qualities.... the bottom line is that a lazy agent does just enough work to get by....

Apr 27, 2015 06:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

That's a pretty good description of one, Paul.

And, then there's those that never answer calls or emails.

Apr 27, 2015 06:00 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

A lazy agent is one that asks how to do something and then waits for you to do it for them.

Apr 27, 2015 01:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes that is lazy. I was going to say an agent that takes a couple of photos with his phone and sticks a sign up and waits for a buyer to come along.

Apr 27, 2015 11:42 AM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

I just received a "multiple counter offer" from the listing agent,  it does not even have my buyers name on it! 

Apr 27, 2015 11:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson It surely sounds an act of a lazy agent! However, think from different perspective - the agent went online, captured the image from Google Maps and posted it. There may be some limitation, perhaps - so giving benefit of doubt to this agent.

(Learning from Michael Jacobs on how to be non-judgmental.)

Apr 27, 2015 09:51 AM
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Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

One that doesn't even want to write the offer but they ask you to do it!!!!! Believe it or not, I've SEEN IT!!!

Apr 27, 2015 09:40 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It does look better than some of the pictures i have seen. I think it bugs me mor ethan people will hire a listing agent that does not give their all to sell the home they list. 

Apr 27, 2015 09:03 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson I think this would qualify.

Apr 27, 2015 08:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My definition and yours may be way different.  So I don't believe it can be described...at least not in a public forum.

Apr 27, 2015 08:41 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Like Michael Jacobs I don't want to go there.  I would rather talk about the superb agents I know that are an example to follow.  In two weeks we are going to be meeting a whole bunch of them back East!  And I can give you a list of great ones in many parts of the country, if you ever need it.  A

Apr 27, 2015 08:12 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All you need to do is look at the sloppy MLS description and the poor photographs and you have the lazy agent identified.

Apr 27, 2015 06:38 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Unanimously a lazy agent is defined as one who does not do the work expected or more likely one who refuses to do MY work for me.

And when I am tired,,,,everyone is lazy.

Apr 27, 2015 05:33 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

There are no lazy agents.  With 5,000 in Naples alone we have all kinds of agents.  I'm selling properties not making friends with agents.

May 01, 2015 07:18 AM