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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Daniel. Silly boy, don't you know that the rules were made to be followed by other people? The rules do not apply to them.

Aug 22, 2015 07:17 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wish that I knew the answer to this Daniel.

I am hiring a secretary and it is amazing how many fail the first test by submitting their resume in a pdf file when the instructions clearly state that Pdf files will not be accepted.

Aug 22, 2015 02:06 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i hate to say it, but they know the rules. 1) they are bored and do very few deals so they are excited. the rent is due soon. 2) they are used to idiots not following the rules so they ask if you are 3) & 4)  see number 1 . :) dont quit..go postal ! or have a beer like i am

Aug 22, 2015 12:16 PM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

It can be frustrating, but they are just trying to get an idea of what it will take to buy it.

Nov 24, 2018 09:28 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester


Aug 23, 2015 12:06 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I have found they march to their own drummer and think the rules do not apply to them.

Aug 22, 2015 10:33 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have to say I always call and ask if a home is still available and if there are any offers on it. WHY becuase quite a few agents do not change it to pending and i dont want to waste my time showing it an dwriting an offer on a home aready under contract. My buyers appreciate it and so do their emotions.

Aug 22, 2015 10:18 PM
Toronto, ON

Susan Emo - I have read that some employers put various job application requirements into job ads to see if the applicant can follow directions.  In Bob's case, he likely specifies that PDFs will not be accepted to see if the applicant can follow simple instructions or a series of instructions.  Since the applicant doesn't follow the no PDF instruction, the applicant is not considered for the position. 

Aug 22, 2015 09:49 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We publish every piece of information available about a listing in a Private Realtor Document that is attached to every one of our listings.  That includes a statement about the MLS ALWAYS being up to date for our listings.  If the agent ignores the document, or doesn't believe it, they can call or email.  If they call the (agents only) number in the MLS, they get a voicemail message reminding them that we keep the MLS updated for all our listings.  They can also email - and the confirmation autoresponder that their email was received also reminds them of the above.  When we introduced this some time in 2009 there were loud squawks.  Now - it's been a good 3 years since we've heard any wingeing about it!

Sep 18, 2015 08:16 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, not everyone follows rules. Many agents do not. For example I just was surprised to see a house I closed, as a selling agent, about 2 month ago still pending in MLS. But MLS rules, we must change a status in 3 days max.

Aug 30, 2015 05:13 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Scott Godzyk got this one correct.

Aug 23, 2015 12:35 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Daniel - I will tell you why agents call all the time; it's because other agents do not follow the rules. I used to not call ahead, and I would end up showing homes that already had accepted offers on them, and it got very frustrating for me and my buyer clients. Also, now that I have started calling, I am getting listings that show active that already have offers on them, and some of my clients do not want to compete, so they don't even want to see those homes.

It is amazing to me how many agents do not update their listings, but I have learned that I need to call ahead if I am going to show anyone a property. I hate wasting time (as well as looking stupid to my clients, and wasting their time), so that is just the way it has to be.

Aug 22, 2015 04:10 PM