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Our MLS offers ShowingTime to schedule showings and they just shared the number of showings broken down by region for the last month. Fascinating data, if you haven't seen it before, it's worth asking your MLS about it if you have a widely adopted 3rd party showing service in your area.
New listing comes up on the MLS and I email the listing agent (whom I've never dealt with and don't recognize their name) about getting inside to preview for my clients. It's Saturday morning (a week ago) so I wait until Sunday afternoon to call back having not heard. I talk with listing agent and her husband, who is also an agent, and they sound like they are both in their 70's. Several long-stories later and I still haven't been able to get inside of the home over a week later. The male listing agent says that he just got inside himself (yes, he listed without having ever seen the inside!) and I asked him if he had a chance to get any pictures (because the listing only has ones from the outside) and he said "Yes, but I haven't had a chance to have them developed yet"... So I am curious, at what point did you give up film and go digital? Or do you have a blackroom for developing your own photos in your office? By the way, I should note that I listened to a cassette tape in my truck in the way in to work, so I can only judge so much, right?
A major magazine writes an article about living in a niche. Listing agent does a "print to PDF" where it includes the copyrighted publications information and website link and uploads that as a document for a listing. Do you think that this is a violation of the copyright / reproduction without permission? If you do feel that it is a violation, What actions would you take if that person happen to serve on your local board's Ethics Committee (hypothetically speaking, of course)?
This question was posted on another FB group, which to their credit is a more salesman-y results-focused real estate group, rather than bar-raising. But I just have to ask if I'm doing something wrong if I've never had someone ever return a phone call irate or even slightly perturbed? I know that there are a lot of ways to make a living in this industry, I just have to question someone's procedures if their pushing the envelope so far that potential clients that you are presumably trying to call to get their business are getting irate. What do you guys think?
There are facebook snobs and facebook sluts and rarely in between. I chose to be snob and the media still works for me. What is the point of a friend if you hide them and what is the point of a feed if it's full of useless crap?
FWIW this is the dumbest post I've ever seen on here. I'm not going to sit here and argue with people who don't beleive in dual agency because those are your beliefs, but what the hell does it have to do with computers doing our job. If someone designs a computer to do an agents job than fine, but it's not going to be dual agency that make this possible. It's like saying that I don't belief in abortions and every one that does makes us one step closer to the world spinning off it's access or the sky turning green.
Bryant, while it may involve a lawsuit, I would think that sans this sort of verbiage, I buyer would be entitled to reasonable fees spent on items such as surveying, home inspections, etc. if completed in good faith that a seller would honor a ratified contract. Obviously the terms in the agreement would matter greatly, but just because the buyer is the the only one putting up earnest money, doesn't mean that sellers always walk away free.
wow, sorry Bill, Arlinda Veizi take a moment and read the Code of Ethics. In this instance your client is the buyer, if you have a buyer agency contract with them it addresses compensation. You would need to alert your client that because the seller isn't covering that it falls to them making the sellers unit more expensive then the asking price. But if your client wishes to see the unit you make the arangements.