Real Estate Stories

Horror Story: The Value of REALTOR® Representation
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Submitted by Lawrence Bellido, REALTOR® (Thanks Lawrence. You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this this link) “A salesperson for a new home community shared this horror story with me. This associate told me that a buyer went directly to the builder to negotiate a deal without realtor representation. This buyer negotiated what he assumed was …
Horror Story: PSYCHO CLIENT!
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Submitted by Sheila Morales, REALTOR® (Thanks Sheila. You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this this link) It always amazes me that seemingly normal people can turn completely irrational during a real estate transaction. An elderly buyer client of mine had very specific requirements on what he wanted and more importantly DIDN’T want while looking for …
Horror Story: Reckless Neighbor Nearly Creates Fire Sale!
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Submitted by Russell Moulton, REALTOR® (Thanks Russell. You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this this link) A case of pure frustration happened just last month to a buyer and seller that I was working with. The buyer wanted desperately to get into the home and out of his sold home. The inspections were performed and …
Horror Story: Bank Addendum Loses Earnest Money
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Submitted by Develyn Bennett, REALTOR® (Thanks Develyn. You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this this link) Be careful and don’t allow your clients to loose their earnest money! Banks addendums have precedence over the standard contract forms so be sure if your contract allows for a due diligence period before all terms binding that you …
Horror Story: Agent Learns the Value of a Buyer-Broker Agreement
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Horror Story: Agent Learns the Value of a Buyer-Broker Agreement Submitted by Carol Rice, REALTOR® (Thanks Carol! You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this link) I had a buyer who wanted me to write a contract, send the contract to the seller (not the listing agent) hoping to get a better deal. When I refused, …