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Real Estate Stories

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, …
Horror Story: The Adventures of Showing Homes, Grumpy Clients, and the Payoff of Persistence
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Submitted by Linda Bird, REALTOR® (Thanks Linda. You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this link) This is a horror story that was rather funny! After showing my clients many houses over the course of 2 weekends, we were coming down to the wire. Their house was closing in two weeks and they still had not …
Horror Story: Lender Tries to Kill Short Sale with Incompetence – and Nearly Succeeds!
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Submitted by Gil Soto, REALTOR® (Thanks Gil. You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this link) I had a client that went through a tough year financially and was several months behind on his mortgage payment. After doing a CMA we found that he was probably going to have to sell for less than what was …
Horror Story: Agent Gives the Slip and Gets Full Price
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Submitted by Patty McLemore (Thanks Patty! You’re now in the running for a New FLIP Video Camcorder for submitting your idea at this link) This story occurred years ago but it still fresh in my mind. I was showing a couple of shop buildings on some acreage as an investment to a couple of local doctors. Upon meeting them at the property I immediately headed …
Horror Story: The “Stress of the Deal”…
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Submitted by Max Parker, REALTOR® (Thanks Max!) “My client, the seller, was a bit “eccentric”. He had a 2nd home, vacant, within viewing distance of his newer current home. I listed the property, a charming older home, and almost immediately problems occurred… My client had not paid property taxes in 9 years, now totaling nearly $20,000. The property was owned by his “company”, not him. …
Horror Story: Staging Stake-Out
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Submitted by Ramona Lussier, Realtor® (Thanks Ramona!) “I recently listed and staged a condo in a not-so-good neighborhood. Buyers often complained about the neighbor’s music being too loud making the listing sit longer on the market than it should have. “Well, it finally sold after several flips so I was excited to be able to finally clean out my staging items to use at other …
Horror Story: Credit Glitch and the Value of Going the Extra Mile
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Submitted by Woody Ledbetter, Realtor® (Thanks Woody!) “A ‘WOULD BE’ horror story (and lost commission!): I had been working with a client that was Buying and flipping properties. We had just closed on a property 30 days before and were due to close on another in the next few days. When I contacted the lender regarding docs I was told there was a problem. I …