Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Whack-An-Agent! A perennial favorite. Grrrr
I'd personally just take care of it. Everyone's gonna just aggravate me with their BS.


Apr 20, 2016 04:41 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I would just take care of it. If the person who damaged it didn't say anything at the time, they aren't going to own up to it later.

Apr 20, 2016 07:07 AM
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Spy cameras are cheap. Next time set up camera and post a sign that you are recording. 

Or ask a buddy agent to sit in the busy listing. 

I would call the agents and start backwards. Let us know what they report. My guess is none will own up to it

Apr 20, 2016 06:50 AM
DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 )
American National Bank & Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia

Unless you KNOW who did it, just take care of it; and get a junior agent to cover your listing next time for the protection of you, the seller and the property.

Apr 20, 2016 04:43 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

No matter who the purchaser is you know they'll be removing that acoustic tile ceiling anyway so I'd let sleeping dogs lie unless you can prove who the culprit is. They'll be plenty of chances to whack away in the future Annette.

Apr 20, 2016 04:32 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 as aggravating this situation is trying to get to bottom will be even more aggravating so just take care of problem.  Maybe spy-camera or trail-cam to prevent issues in future.

Fingers crossed that you get contract soon

Apr 20, 2016 09:36 AM
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Temtped to whack them all, but that's not fair, so I would just care of it.

Apr 20, 2016 07:57 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I would probably take care of it but would also make a phone call to each agent what happened for future reference!

Apr 20, 2016 09:19 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Best option, just take care of it!

Apr 20, 2016 08:19 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Whack-an-agent - is that like whack-a-mole - there could be a market for that!

Just take care of it myself - there are good agents and then there are not ;)

Apr 20, 2016 07:48 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Chasing that down would be hopeless.  I would keep the list that showed and politely remind them what happened last time they showed the home.  And that most likely would only aggrevate.  Hate it when we get our hands tied.  Mark

Apr 20, 2016 03:54 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'd just fix it and move on

Apr 20, 2016 02:57 PM
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would take care of it myself.

Apr 20, 2016 02:25 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - may be, video monitoring would help in such case.

Here, all agents are going to deny of wrong-doing.

Apr 20, 2016 12:52 PM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

If they haven't already owned up to it, chances are they aren't going to. I'd take care of, price of open houses!

Apr 20, 2016 12:32 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't get this...Open house without you there?????

No way would I have let agents run amuck with no way to hold anyone resposible for any kind of damage

Apr 20, 2016 12:29 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Chances are any agent that would leave it that way wouldn't be the type to admit to doing it so you would be wasting your time in trying to track it down and getting a confession.

Apr 20, 2016 12:27 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I agree with comments below, that with alot of agents there on Sunday, no one will 'admit' to damaging the 10 tiles.  And if they used a piece of floor trim to displace the tiles there will be no fingerprints on the tile - maybe on the trim, if they were 'smart' enough to just drop it there.  I think there is no option but to fix it Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, but would not let that one happen again, meaning having an Open House, since that one seems to be popular, and hence there would be an agent present.  Hate when people are destructive, and 'having a reason' to me (to see something), is an excuse - they do it because they can and that's vandalism - I'm sorry this happened. 

Apr 20, 2016 11:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just take care of it, lesson learned, next time install a few hidden cameras before leaving a home unattended.

Apr 20, 2016 11:14 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Well take care of it by all means. As far as who did it. How much time do you want to spend on this? You are running auto-pilot now.

Apr 20, 2016 09:13 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I hate when they do this. In vacants, investor types rip a corner of the wallpaper off too. If it didn't look bad before, it looks worse now.

I'd say you have to just fix it because you don't really know who did it & calling won't help. Everyone denies it.

Apr 20, 2016 08:59 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Big acoustic tiles for validation of insulation? I will make a police report as evidence of vandalism.

May be insurance will pay for them.

Apr 20, 2016 07:47 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd take care of it.  If there wasn't a ton of agents, I'd call for feedback and ask if the tiles were displaced when they were there.  If they admit to moving them, then I'd tell them not to do that again and I'd send them the bill.

Apr 20, 2016 06:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Just take care of it..A

Apr 20, 2016 06:36 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Just take care of it and don't allow auto-pilot on properties in the future...the situation could have been worse!

Apr 20, 2016 06:17 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Number 2.  Aint nobody got time for that.

Apr 20, 2016 06:11 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'd just take care of it myself.... the time wasted interrogating would be futile...

Apr 20, 2016 06:03 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I think I would call the agents to see if anyone would own up to it.

Apr 20, 2016 05:51 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is unfortunate. I'd try to call agents, but I doubt it will be easy to ''direct one to repair what they damaged''. 

Apr 20, 2016 05:41 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I wonder if you called would the culprit even admit it. I would just take care of it. But getting feedback might be a good idea anyhow

Apr 20, 2016 05:32 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Just take care of it!  But do call each agent 1) to pry and 2) as a simple opportunity for feedback on the property

Apr 20, 2016 05:20 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know if the offending agent would identify himself or herself.  You may be stuck with just repairing it as your only option.

Apr 20, 2016 04:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

just take care of it but I would be mad


Apr 23, 2016 01:03 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I agree with the answers that said to take care of it. It would be hard to determine who did it and the condition they left it in, probably indicates that they wouldn't own up to it.

Apr 21, 2016 05:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Annette,  I would not whack either but I am sure I would want to.  No way of proving who done it … doubtful anyone would own up to it … so I would take care of it.  

Apr 21, 2016 02:05 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't really understand "auto pilot" open house... but trying to find the culprit is going to prove frustrating and probably not fruitful.

Apr 20, 2016 11:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just take care of it and be thankful that there is no damage.

Apr 20, 2016 10:14 PM