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Alita M, Home Seller in Farmington Hills, MI

Someone posing as a real estate agent, without a pocket card license or business card gained entry to my

Asked by Alita M, Farmington Hills, MI Sun Jun 1, 2008

vacant home by telling the broker he wanted to show it to a client. I accidentally surprised him after he had been in the house for 2 hours, with the key removed from the lock box so no one else could get in, and the lights out. He was smoking in the basement. I filed a police report (suspicious person) but he technically didn't break any laws and I can't find anything in the Code of Ethics that specifically says an agent should not smoke in a home they are showing, and an agent shouldn't spend 2 hours, alone in the home with the lights off, and the door locked and bolted. I believe he sleeps in vacant homes in the neighborhood (foreclosed ones) I'd like to stop him. He never had a client to show the house. (as per neighbor's lawn service people who were observing) Thanks

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I would complain to the broker of the agency who allowed someone to give out the code and make a complaint elsewhere also. I have never gotten a code or a key from anyone without having them look up my name in their database first.
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