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Mike Rock
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1. tell no one...

2. take pic of cat off the refig (hurry..owner home in 2 hours)

3. go to pet store. show pic to store.

4. buy cat. use spray paint to touch up that one non matching spot

5. return cat..tell owner cat hissed at you and ran into other room (not you the cat)

6. suggest to owner that cat get a cat sitter for showings.

7. change your telephone number and move out of town.

8. you cant catch a chased cat...unless your catnip

Jul 20, 2015 09:12 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have had animals escape and frankly it makes me angry at the sellers. If they have a pet that is prone to slip through the door, contain the pet. Agents are there to show the house and that doesn't mean pet sitting.

Jul 20, 2015 09:46 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

VERY HARD! I've had this happen..I would 't dream of giving up until I find the animal.

Jul 20, 2015 08:26 AM
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Jenna Dixon
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UGH!  I would call the listing agent and HOPE that they answer the phone.  I would stay until I caught the cat or was told to go on.

Jul 20, 2015 07:52 AM
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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
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You make every effort to catch the cat.  If the cat eludes you keep an eye on it and call listing agent ASAP.   

Jul 20, 2015 07:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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One does not try to catch the cat. One must catch the cat ... period.  One does not leave the property until the cat is secured back inside the house. 

The listing agent and/or seller needs to be notified as well.

That is what I would do.  But, animals love me so getting the cat would likely not be an issue.

Jul 20, 2015 07:31 AM
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as hard as you can, or call the listing agent and get directions they typically say ok dont worry (my experience)

Jul 20, 2015 07:21 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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You are responsible for visting the home and making sure instructions are followed.  I would call the agent immediately and then stay until resolved. 

Jul 20, 2015 07:13 AM
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Tina Comstock
La Rosa Realty - Jacksonville, FL

This is difficult because cats are very quick and could get  out as soon as you open the door. If I see this on the private remarks, I will call the agent right away and ask what I should do. So far, no cats have gotten out of the house. Thank goodness!

Jul 20, 2015 06:58 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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William Feela - this happened to me once! Almost impossible to get the cat back in - I just called the listing agent and informed her...

Jul 20, 2015 01:17 PM
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Bob Crane
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Sounds like a house to cross off my list of homes to show.

Call the owners and have them come find it right away, they really should have secured it before the showing.

 

Jul 20, 2015 09:44 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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Catch it?..there is not much worse than a cat bite...their little sharp teeth can bite to the bone rather quick.

Eve

Jul 20, 2015 08:51 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I'd be trying really darn hard to catch and capture that cat!

Jul 20, 2015 08:47 AM
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Oh William - I would do just about anything to get that cat back in the house. Problem is that cats are so darned independent. I would also call the owners right away and let them know what happened.

Jul 20, 2015 04:10 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I wouldn't leave until I got the cat back inside.  That being said, I have never had one escape on my watch (other than my own)

Jul 20, 2015 02:09 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Pretty hard! 

Jul 20, 2015 01:54 PM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Oh my. I'll try to find the cat, however catching it is another matter. I'll call the LA and go from there. It's our responsibility to make sure that the house is in the same order as we found it, but catching the kitty is another. Would the seller be responsible for the Emergency visit if the cat injured the agent while trying to catch it?

 

Jul 20, 2015 10:00 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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I have told agents that I am NOT responsible for their pet getting out...so they need to have it secured because i am to old to run after them.

Jul 21, 2015 09:28 AM
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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When the buyers were opening the door to leave, the cat shot out ahead of them!  I called the owner and she said not to worry it happens and he will come back.  The sellers were moving there belonging to the new residence and were not home for the next two days.  When they returned, the cat was waiting for them.  At the new residence this cat has never stepped outside the home again.

 

Jul 20, 2015 11:07 PM