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Cathi Hughes REMAX Assoc
Salt Lake City, Ut
1) Call the FSBO and inquire about the property and see if they are willing to pay a commission if a buyer is presented
2) Educate his/her buyer on why it may not be a good idea to purchase a FSBO if they will not cooperate with a buyer agent for the sale of their property.
Both of those conversations would have settled the issue, but the agent obviously took the easy way out.
I agree with another responder, I would have taken the opportunity to show both properties. The objective is to find the best home for the buyer. If that agent happened to sell your condo, she would have made TWO new potential referral sources: the buyer and you!
Please know this is not typical behavior and is not condoned by reputable Realtors.
Best of luck!
Karen Andrews Lucas
But, what can you do? There are always agents out there that just don't look at the bigger picture... but taking your sign down is just Low Class... and even though I had nothing to do with it... On behalf of the Realtor Community... I'm Sorry!
But know this.. Not all agents are like that... I described to you above what I would have done... And I'm not the only one out there that has a good business ethic...
Jason C Campbell
Keller Williams Realty
Some people go through life cheating and stealing, cutting corners, and angling to get a supposed advantage. Others work exceptionally hard to give their clients AND the public the best possible service, getting all the education possible to remain up-to-date on issues affecting their profession, maintaining the administrative support necessary to make sure that things don't fall through the cracks, and doing the things necessary to retain an honest competitive advantage through competence and intelligence. We do that all at our own expense, by the way.
If you ever see a licensed agent do such an act, do your community a favor, get out of your car, demand that the agent show you his or her license, and immediately call their broker and local association. The faster we get those clowns out of our industry, the better off we will all be. I have attached a link to our Code of Ethics for all who may think that agents are just our for ourselves. Most of us work really hard to follow these rules, both to the letter and the spirit. That is what sets REALTORSÂ® apart from other "licensed agents".
Thanks for asking.
Doc Stephens, REALTORÂ®
Keller Williams Heritage
Most realtors would knock on the door and tell that owner that they have a buyer in the neighborhood that may purchase that condo. Then you have an agreement signed with them to pay you "X" percentage for that one buyer for a 30 day period after the showing. It is only for one customer and for that showing.
We have done this numerous times. In fact, very often you may end up with the listing because you have demonstrated that you have buyers in the area!
Debbie Albert, PA
Keller Williams, Treasure Coast
I-95 and St. Lucie West Blvd
1850 SW Fountainview Bovd. St. 200
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Many Common Interest Communities have strict rules and regulations about posting for sale signs, as they are a visual nuisance.
If it was an Agent, it is NOT ok, and that Agent will get it back 3-Fold.
DAVID COOPER Foreclosure and Bank REO's Investor-Las Vegas.35 years experience For freee list
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Wow...I can't imagine anyone doing that. I guess they didn't want competition. Was it the agent who had the sign? or someone showing it? Any idea? if you can find them...I would definitely report them. You can start by calling the office of the agent on the sign, talk to the managing broker and see if they know anything....
Rachel LaMar, J.D.
LaMar Real Estate, Inc.
Absolutely not! Whomever did that should have the police called on them. As said below, unfortunately there can be some unscrupulous folks in any industry but for the most part, Realtors would not conduct themselves that way. I sincerely Hope that doesn't happen to you again. Lots of luck on your sale!
Realtor(r), ABR, e-Pro
Smart Moves Realty