"Hey Pete!, What' s the number to the legal hotline again?? I gotta check on something for somebody!!"
Secondly, REALTORS don't change light bulbs. It violates Article 11 of our Code of Ethics:
The services which Realtors® provide to their clients and customers shall conform to the standards of practice and competence which are reasonably expected in the specific real estate disciplines in which they engage; specifically, residential real estate brokerage, real property management, commercial and industrial real estate brokerage, land brokerage, real estate appraisal, real estate counseling, real estate syndication, real estate auction, and international real estate.
Realtors® shall not undertake to provide specialized professional services concerning a type of property or service that is outside their field of competence unless they engage the assistance of one who is competent on such types of property or service, or unless the facts are fully disclosed to the client. Any persons engaged to provide such assistance shall be so identified to the client and their contribution to the assignment should be set forth. (Amended 1/10)
It is not covered under our Errors and Omissions coverage and creates a potentially huge liability. And, it's too much like real work.
Danny, you probably get an award for the longest running question of continuing interest.
and, even though this is an old question (asked in August)....it is still fun answering it, and reading the other responses!
It takes two. One to decide it's the perfect light bulb and decide to install it. One to tell you that the lightbulb is going to cost a lot more than you had planned and try to throw in a lightbulb warranty to make you think you're getting a good deal.
Matt Stigliano, Realtor®
"Your all access pass to San Antonio real estate."
The link below is always a good source of laughs (most of the laughing directed towards us).
- One to take pictures
- One to measure the light bulb
- One to put the flyer out front telling about the new light bulb
- One to put it in the MLS
- One to hold the Open House to show the neighbors and prospective buyers per the sellers request
- One to go the the next MLS meeting to brag about it
- and One to install it
If you have a standard incandescent light bulb you can not find enough realtors to get it changed.
If you have the new compact fluorescent light bulbs one realtor can get it done and proclaim it is now a green house.
If it is a led light bulb needing to be installed you need to have the home owner do it themselves. The realtors will ALL be fighting to put it in as they all want to be the most green realtor around. The hapless homeowner may find it best to crawl under the realtors fighting for the honor of installing the led bulb with the great green honor it bestows.
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