Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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So Paul, how much did that little advertising stunt cost you?  lol   And to answer your question I will have to say no.  Mark

Oct 13, 2016 09:56 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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     Greg Nino did a blog post some time ago about a herd of Texas cattle that got out of a truck and were wandering around in a neighborhood.

Oct 13, 2016 07:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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No, but my house was a few weeks ago :(

Oct 13, 2016 11:22 PM
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Carol Wilson
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And when the people who recognized your sign in the news call you up to heckle and ask if you knew the fleeing suspect, lol, you can say, No, but does the caller know him? You're looking for the suspect to see if he needs to buy a house in a new area, and you'll find him a great new home...just like you'll find the caller a great new home, if he's looking.  Turn it to your advantage, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington

Oct 13, 2016 01:44 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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that is funny except that it might not be good for the listing... high crime area? 

Oct 13, 2016 01:29 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Thank God NO!

 

Oct 17, 2016 05:22 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Any advertising is good advertising!  

Oct 17, 2016 02:14 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I've never experienced that. 

Oct 14, 2016 08:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No, but that's pretty cool marketing!  There is one listing right now that was the scene of a murder two months before it listed.  I haven't seen any disclosure about it and I don't think the seller told the agent.

Oct 14, 2016 07:57 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Nice free publicity! Must say this never happened to me.

Oct 14, 2016 02:57 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No. However, I have seen many indicators of domestic violence.

Oct 14, 2016 02:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. 

Oct 14, 2016 01:46 AM
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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

 I guess not all advertising is good advertising, eh Paul?  LOL

Oct 14, 2016 12:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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nope!

Oct 13, 2016 11:56 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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We had an incident recently but it wasn't a clients house LOL

Oct 13, 2016 11:35 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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My bank owned ones, sadly yes

Oct 13, 2016 10:54 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Thank goodness no.

Oct 13, 2016 10:50 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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I would have to say no at this time

Oct 13, 2016 10:35 PM
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Wayne Martin
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No, never, thank goodness!

Oct 13, 2016 10:34 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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I haven't. 

For you --- did you receive any phone calls from that "advertising"?

Oct 13, 2016 10:28 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Talk about free advertising; love it!

Oct 13, 2016 10:05 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
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No, not sure if that would be good publicity or not.

Oct 13, 2016 10:04 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no....we live in a calm, low crime area....

Oct 13, 2016 09:56 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Wow! No, thankfully, I have not had that experience.

Yes, found owner deceased in house. Not so rare here in Florida.

Yes, in regards to neighboring house and once a truly crime riddled street where tragedy in every house except the one I was in. Owner may not have been impressed with 'disclosure' issues.

So Paul, the real question is, did it make your phone ring?

Oct 13, 2016 09:54 PM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
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I can't say that I've ever seen my listing on the evening news.  Unplannned marketing!  So, did you get any business from the exposure?   

Oct 13, 2016 09:42 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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No.

Oct 13, 2016 09:30 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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Yes an investment we were selling was busted for prostitution house, and there was my sign-front and center.

Oct 13, 2016 07:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Thankfully, not.

Oct 13, 2016 05:21 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Oh, fortunately not. Not sure if if such PR would be desirable for my business in any ways. 

Oct 13, 2016 05:05 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thankfully this situation has not come up! if it did you would all see it on the TV show Alaska Troopers....  we dont get a lot of that around here!

Oct 13, 2016 04:56 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington not yet!

And I know how it's going to impact the listing, if this happens....

Oct 13, 2016 03:31 PM
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Bob Crane
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Fortunately I have not had that problem.

Oct 13, 2016 02:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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That has never happened and glad it hasn't. That would be hard to overcome.

Oct 13, 2016 01:34 PM
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Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
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Not with a house I listed-but I attended a wedding many years ago with my mother-we had custody of my toddler neice at the time, and was told we could not come home because there was a suspected murderer in the neighborhood and it was on lock down and there was a swat team in my driveway-

Oct 13, 2016 01:33 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Oct 13, 2016 01:08 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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You know what they say Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington there is no such thing as bad PR!

Oct 13, 2016 12:42 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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No, but we had a seller once that was in jail. It was a short sale.

Oct 13, 2016 12:28 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Where did I hear that "all p.r. is good p.r."?

Oct 13, 2016 12:21 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No sir, can't say it has happened to me.

Oct 13, 2016 11:49 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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Never thankfully.

Oct 13, 2016 10:09 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No, that hasn't happened to me, and I'm glad!

Oct 13, 2016 09:45 AM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
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At least your sign got some airtime.

Oct 13, 2016 09:38 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Not a crime scene but the seller was accused of a crime and it showedmy lisitng and my sign

Oct 13, 2016 09:29 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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We currently have a listing in contract which was the scene of a murder/suicide which happened just after we got the listing but before we started marketing it. We are scheduled to close next month.

Oct 13, 2016 08:52 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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No - I haven't had to deal with that situation yet.

Oct 13, 2016 08:30 AM
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Aaron Mtuanwi
LBBM Brokers, Inc - Lawrenceville, GA
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That would be oops! Maybe make some news about it talking about yourself, your business and the property. Good reference point. I guess

Oct 13, 2016 08:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Paul,

No, this is quite the story.  The only time our listing was featured was in a film...you could barely see it in the frame...A

Oct 13, 2016 08:19 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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That is scary Paul. This has never happened to me

Oct 13, 2016 07:57 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

No, and I hope I never ever do, that kind of publicity one can do without!

Oct 13, 2016 07:46 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

No, and I hope not to jinx myself but NO. Well, Paul, the good news, the bright side I guess, in your story I suppose is that the crooks didn't grafitti, or break windows, vandalize your Listing. That would have been worse. Bummer though to have that on the News with your Sign. A Deterent for Buyers.

Oct 13, 2016 07:46 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

What great advertisement, I think, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington!    No, I have not yet been in this situation. 

Oct 13, 2016 07:45 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Gwen Banta just did a post where one photo of a listing was of the swat team in front of the neighbors.

No I haven't & hope I don't.

You should get some great phone calls from that exposure Paul.

Oct 13, 2016 07:41 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I don't think this is the kind of visibility you need. 

Oct 13, 2016 07:39 AM