Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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some just don't play this properly.... even in a seller's market, the listing agent should provide as much information as possible to secure an offer that needs no changes...

Apr 02, 2017 03:31 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Have not experience in my area. 

Apr 02, 2017 09:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Sometimes if the home just went on the market then all the showing info hasn't been posted. I choose to believe it is just a timing issue and not an intent to keep the listing to themselves.

Apr 02, 2017 05:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I always pick up my phone if I can and return the call if I can't.  It's only polite.  Haven't seen agents being rude out here yet.

Apr 02, 2017 05:36 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I never put a possession date in my listings. I would rather have an offer come in and work with it as opposed to not receiving an offer because dates don't work.

Apr 02, 2017 04:56 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I always try to call to find that out, but if no response buyers usually want a 30-day close

Apr 02, 2017 04:11 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Unfortunately, Joan Cox, this happens all the time! I only wish Sellers knew that this was going on. It's one of my major pet peeves - and totally unacceptable!

Apr 02, 2017 06:12 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have an Offer Suggestion list that is in the attachment section of the MLS..perfectly clear on what the seller is looking for although I find agents don't check the attachments!!

Apr 02, 2017 05:55 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Just to get some buyer leads , we are kicking off our listings with Sunday Open Houses !

Apr 02, 2017 05:01 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The simple way appeals to me. However, there are so many complicated ways as well...

Apr 02, 2017 04:58 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

There's a reason why around 4% of all agents sell 64% of all homes.

Apr 03, 2017 04:49 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've not come across this problem, myself. As with any other aspect of an offer that is negotiable, I put in an offer that makes sense for my client and negotiate from there.

Apr 03, 2017 03:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Apr 03, 2017 03:50 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For the most part, I find agents in our area to be professional.   

Apr 03, 2017 03:25 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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They don't answer their phones before putting them on the market either.

Apr 03, 2017 02:10 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Our MLS does not deal with psosession. The contract does and is part of the negotiation. Never a bad idea in this era of electronic contracts delivered by email to call and discuss the terms.

Apr 02, 2017 06:42 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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I agree, Joan Cox! I usually call to find out what a favorable closing date would be for the sellers and also to see if there are currently any offers on the table. 

Apr 02, 2017 06:10 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I just had to call a Broker because the listing agent would not acknowledge my offer after 2 days...Broker not happy and neither is the agent as I got a call

Apr 02, 2017 05:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joan,

This is not a unique situation.  One just has to be more stubborn.  A

Apr 02, 2017 03:58 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am really confused lately I keep seeing very old questions sometimes anyone know why? Hope you found your answer but I doubt anyone will see my answer since the question is so old

Mar 14, 2018 06:39 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Lately I haven't addressed the possession issue since we now need a lease after closing form that is mandatory if they seller is stay even one day.  The form will be sent anyway if they need time to move out and I no longer like to volunteer my clients paying any mortgage days that they won't have possession of the home.

Apr 03, 2017 04:36 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Joan, really does this happen to you?   I know what you mean

 

Apr 03, 2017 10:03 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I've had pretty good luck reaching agents, but the MLS info should be complete.

Apr 03, 2017 09:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not understand the question.  Is there a question here or just a thought?

Apr 03, 2017 09:47 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am just curious...in your MLS you have a place to put when the seller would like to close? Maybe they are just overwhelemed and busy (which indicates they may meed some help) but we also know, sadly, that agents have a bad reputatuon of not answering their phones or returning . It isn't a good practice. -Kasey

Apr 03, 2017 07:44 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Our industry attracts all types of agents - one has to wonder why the sellers choose the agents they choose.

Apr 03, 2017 07:04 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joan Cox We deal with possession in the offer. Verbal negotiation prior to an offer doesn't mean much in my area.

Apr 03, 2017 06:35 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some listing agents don't understand their obligations to provide service. They tarnish our reputation.

Apr 03, 2017 06:24 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We have mandatory spots in MLs about being occupied and possession. However the same issue is here where some agents do not answer their phone or email, yet sellers keep listing with these types of agents 

Apr 03, 2017 06:15 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

Apr 03, 2017 05:59 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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keep calling and texting or just show up to the home

Apr 03, 2017 05:44 AM
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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

Very frustrating.

Apr 03, 2017 05:20 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Lately here it seems we have to make two or three calls, text messages or emails before getting a response.

Apr 03, 2017 04:51 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I do not leave messages to the listing agent if they do not answer their phone. We have a few here that if they find out the listing you are interested in, they will hold back and  try to drum up an offer. Not a very good practice to have !!

Apr 03, 2017 04:04 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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It is really annoying. My guess, they took it with a discounted commission on a listing side and hope to double end. 

Apr 02, 2017 11:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Joan Cox - it is seller's market so some listing agents think that they can dictate the terms.

We should do what is right for our clients.

Apr 02, 2017 10:37 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Joan - I would agree. Why not provide as much info as possible, so buyers agents can present an offer that may not need a counter. If I have questions about a listing, I want to speak to the listing agent before writing an offer.

Apr 02, 2017 09:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I agree

Apr 02, 2017 07:10 PM
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Bob Crane
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It would be wise to put more info into the listing if they are not willing to answer questions.

Maybe dates are not important to them.

Apr 02, 2017 07:02 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Perhaps they only communicate by text, email, instant messaging or meetings in person.

Apr 02, 2017 06:53 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Pocket listing; trying to double end it?

      I have a fiduciary relationship with my Buyer; I represent their best interests.    If I cannot reach the Listing Agent or the Listing Broker in a reasonable time, I will go directly to the Seller.

Apr 02, 2017 06:50 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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Very unprofessional

Apr 02, 2017 06:49 PM