Do You Really Want to Sell This Home?


Do You Really Want to Sell This Home?

This is a question I ask my self often when I see MLS sheets with so much incorrect information. Agents rely on this information when they are scheduling appoitments with clients. You would hope it's correct. More often it's not.

Here is a great example: Looks pretty straight forward, right?

Do You Really Want to Sale This Home

  • ALT Agent office number no longer in service.
  • NO contract terms to review- nothing in the MLS doc folder


Do You Really Want to Sale This Home

  • Per Centralized Showing Service a 24 hour notice is required. WHAT? Do you see 24 hours notice required any place on the instructions or remarks?

I call the Listing agent to see if this was the case. She was clueless and says she will call the owner and promises to call right back. An hour later I call her back. Per the "tenant" we are not able to see the property today because the "Tenant says the property is not in show-able condition." WHAT?

  • Do you see any mention of the property being tenant occupied?

It's now the next day. I finally get an appointment to show the property and.....................where is the lock box? It's a secured building and you need a fob to unlock the main door.

  • Did you see anything in the listing about it being a secure building or how to access the key?

Lucky for me I had another listing in the same building that says, " Lockbox on main entrance fence."

Great, now I need to figure out what lockbox I am looking for.

Do You Really Want to Sale This Home


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Comment balloon 4 commentsSusan Jacobs • October 20 2011 09:02AM


Susan, it would be easy to wonder if people really want to sell.  This is a great example.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) almost 9 years ago

Susan - Unfortunatey, we see this all the time...

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) almost 9 years ago

Mike you know just like I do sometimes it's not the price or condition but it's the agent who pays no attention to details. i almost didnt show the property because it said it was only a 2 bed 1.5 bath. Guess what another mistake.

Posted by Susan Jacobs, Gainesville,VA Certified Probate Specialist (Samson Properties) almost 9 years ago

Unfortunately, this is many times the case and the uneducated homeowner who really wants to sell, does not know enough to ask to see the mls data sheet, or photos, or virtual tour and the wrong info is all over the place. I always send mine to the homeowner to check just in case I have forgotten some important bit of information. Just awful that Realtors like this are actually representing someone trying to sell a home! Just goes to show you, Realtors need to be interviewed for the job!

Posted by Diane Grady (Endless Summer Realty) almost 9 years ago

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