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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

How many realtors does it take to change a light bulb?

One realtor to hold the bulb and 4 realtors to turn the ladder.

Eve

May 24, 2016 01:16 AM
Rainer
471,373
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Like I tell kids, . . . . . SEE, DON'T TOUCH !

May 24, 2016 07:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am sure it depends on how many CYA forms the state requires in order to do so.

May 24, 2016 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Step away from the light bulb, nice and easy...

May 24, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks for the suggestion to read this post, which I just did, Fred.

May 24, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Just one, to make the call to the seller informing them it needs to be done. 

May 24, 2016 07:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - question should be --  should real estate agent change the light bulb?

Shocking story for sure....

May 24, 2016 04:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

A perfect example of what not to do!

May 24, 2016 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is sometimes not a good idea to play handy man

May 24, 2016 02:06 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

That sounds terrible and goes way beyond what an agent should be doing.

May 24, 2016 11:22 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I read it Fred, a good learning experience.

May 24, 2016 08:46 AM
Rainer
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

the old irish joke is.... 5 irishmen to change a lightbulb. one to screw it in and out and 4 to say how pretty the old one was.

May 24, 2016 07:51 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Oh my goodness! Our lawyer says all the time, "Take a magazine with you to Inspections. Sit on the couch and read. Do not point things out. Do not answer questions about the house. YOU ARE NOT A HOME INSPECTOR."

Agent must have been so proud of herself. (face palm)

May 24, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Changing light bulbs is not part of my expertise.

May 24, 2016 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Oh yeah, read it. Something to think about & stop being so helpful.

May 24, 2016 04:30 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, no way. It is not my responsibility, nor my buyers, and we don't have permission to intrude. A disaster waiting to happen

May 24, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I just read your post. The agent was very lucky.

May 24, 2016 03:44 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

None!  They wait for it to be called out on an inspection and give a credit for it!

May 24, 2016 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I will have to remember this next winter when the side walk is not cleared to show the ome!

May 24, 2016 03:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I read the post, and I agree that one should keep their hands in their pockets and not attempt to fix anything on someone's behalf.  A

May 24, 2016 02:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There's a good intention gone awry!

May 24, 2016 02:08 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I can change a light bulb, fix many little things, and even paint the entire house, but it does not mean I volunteer to do that. 

May 24, 2016 01:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Read the story. You just can't fix stupidity!

May 24, 2016 01:43 AM
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

Just one. One call to the home owner that is

May 24, 2016 01:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

treading on thin ice when a real estate touches anything in someone else's home.... "stuff breaks"....simple tasks can become nightmares....

May 24, 2016 01:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Stay away from changing it.

May 24, 2016 01:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No,  I would not have changed the light bulb.  

May 24, 2016 01:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

thanks for sharing this one - Good advice for all of us! 

May 24, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the story.

May 24, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope agents will read this.

May 24, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Great story. If the listing agent, and my clients are comfortable with me; I will gladly facilitate the simple.

May 24, 2016 04:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Bravo for the agent willing to get things done.

There are plenty of the other kind.

May 24, 2016 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

How many Realtors?  It depends.

May 24, 2016 02:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Interesting.  Thanks for sharing.

May 24, 2016 01:11 AM