Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

some real estate agents just DO-NOT-CARE.... selfish individuals.... that's the advantage of an MLS lockbox that tracks which keypad opened it ... date, time... and agent ID ..... I'd drag that one out back and shoot her.... 

Sep 29, 2018 08:17 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

That's a shame that people are that inconsiderate. I warn my sellers that lights left on, doors left unlocked and footprints are a hazard of showings; "not all agents are as amazing as the agent you hired " 

Sep 29, 2018 08:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Another good reason for cameras in the home. 

I am sorry that happened ...yes, some folks have their heads in a very dark and poopy place. 

Sep 29, 2018 08:31 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Whatever happened to the golden rule?

Sep 29, 2018 08:48 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

One needs to have some respect for others.

Sep 29, 2018 08:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It’s a shame and now you have to deal with it. I don’t think the issue is that people are too busy. I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel  about the sign, and if there is no door mat a good one...or two

Sep 29, 2018 08:16 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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At previous listing a buyer wanted to walk inside an estate (5000 sf) I pointed at shoe covers at him.  He made a racist remark that only my kind of people insisted to take shoes off and would not remove his shoes. I pointed the front metal gate and asked him to exit. I was disappointed at seller who will not allow visitors going inside with Supra. Now I see why she insisted viewing only at open house with supervision.

Sep 29, 2018 08:53 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, that is common. 

I always remind showing agents to closes the blinds and turn lights off. 

And blinds are open, lights are on. 

Sep 29, 2018 03:20 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I see that happen too. Some folks just don't give a hoot and are disrespectful of others property. Does your MLS provide a Showing App where the agent schedules the appointment online? If so then a record will be available.

 

Sep 29, 2018 09:24 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I am consistently finding agents who allow abuse/disrespect of vacant homes.  Last week one of mine was left with the front door wide open.  It makes us ALL look unprofessional.  The bar just HAS to be raised....! 

Sep 29, 2018 08:48 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Oh, Paul. 

Sorry. 

What the pigs...

Sep 29, 2018 03:19 PM
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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

That is disturbing, Paul.  I hope you have a record of those who entered.

Sep 29, 2018 11:31 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

This happens all the time & it's usually a guy. Hate to be sexist but I bet you those were guys size 11's.

Sep 29, 2018 10:47 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Bring in a cleaning service.  Send the bill to the offending agent's Broker.

Sep 29, 2018 10:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Common courtesy like common sense is not always so common. 

Sep 29, 2018 09:29 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

yeah, video surveillance is great. 

Sep 29, 2018 09:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Tough to get others to do what we want them to do, just build cleaning fees into the process.

Sep 29, 2018 08:56 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

That is really a shame. Sigh... -Kasey

Sep 29, 2018 08:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yep.  Some people just don't care.

Sep 29, 2018 02:12 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Welcome to the world of dealing with the PUBLIC...Don't fight it but learn to navigate through it all

Sep 29, 2018 11:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

So you are stuck with cleaning it!  Maybe a great big sign would help?  Sorry to hear about that.  A

Sep 29, 2018 08:13 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my! I haven't had that happen...yet but, I do believe I'd have the guilty agent pay for the cleaning.

Sep 29, 2018 08:32 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A sign of the time that some are just entitled by their own admission!

Sep 29, 2018 01:34 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Disrespectful of the seller and listing agent.  If your shoes are muddy, take them off!

Sep 29, 2018 12:03 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

So sorry to hear that inconsiderate people were visiting your listing.

Sep 29, 2018 09:32 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If you have a lockbox on it, identify the agent and make a call. You might need to talk to the broker.

Sep 29, 2018 05:46 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Sorry to hear that Paul. I don't understand why people don't respect other's property. 

Sep 29, 2018 04:33 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'd be reviewing the showing report & making some calls. 

Sep 30, 2018 06:14 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What Barbara Todaro said. The agent would be getting a strongly worded message from me!

Sep 29, 2018 11:08 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It is unfortunate we have some individuals in our profession that are careless.

Sep 30, 2018 09:51 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's too lazy not too busy Paul. They should know that they are on camera in nearly all of my listings. You get a "one bad" a warning then denied access to any showings. These are adults, act like it!

Sep 30, 2018 06:09 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Buyer agents are getting lazy, not too busy. I find doors open, not just unlocked. I find keys on the counter not back in the box and lights on. It is easy to find who was last and i do call them on it

Sep 30, 2018 06:04 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Sep 29, 2018 05:34 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sorry it happened.

Sep 29, 2018 05:03 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, that is sad someone is so thoughtless to track in mud throughout your property.  I ask to remove shoes or wear shoe covers also.

Oct 05, 2018 05:01 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you know who did it I would have it cleaned and send the agent the bill

Oct 01, 2018 07:00 PM
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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

That's so disrespectful of the property. It's unfortunate, but this does happen. And it shouldn't.

Oct 01, 2018 03:48 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Sadly, some Realtors don't follow showing instructions..

Sep 30, 2018 05:26 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Visited by a Prima Donna ????

Sep 30, 2018 11:46 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

When no one is looking, why use the booties....

I have this one lisping where we had the carpets steam cleaned. We had the booties, and large notes on the front door, and at the entrance, with a huge box of booties, to please remove your shoes and wear booties....  Yet, someone managed to walk on the steam cleaned wet carpet with their running shoes on and leave the marks of their soles right into the carpet... it was like WTF?

Sep 30, 2018 07:55 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Could you track who did the deed based on lockbox entries?  Seems like you might need to put Arlo in the house.

Sep 30, 2018 06:19 AM