I have not posted anything on AR for awhile because I have been focusing on Localism but I had an experience last week that through me for a loop. I have been working with a buyer from California that has been asking me for weeks now to give her more information on properties she finds on my website.
Recently my buyer emailed me and asked me to send her more information on a home that was new on the market in our area. When I looked up this property I was surprised to say the least when I read in the comments this language the listing agent had placed in the Realtor section of the MLS printout:
"Please present all offers direct to seller. Fax a copy of accepted offer to 000-000-000"
I removed the fax number from the printout. I have been in the real estate business for over 27 1/2 years and have seen a lot of things but this blew me away.
I had to call the seller because there were no photos posted on the MLS and my buyer wanted photos of the home to see if she was interested. I called the seller to see if I could go over to take some photos and she was very, very pleasant to me. She said, "you mean there are no photos on the MLS of my home?" I said not at this time and my buyer wanted some photos soon.
The seller then asked me "do you think I did the right thing listing with the company I listed with"? Obviously I could not say anything and told her I could not comment. She then said "Well is it common for a Realtor to not counsel a Seller when an offer comes in?" I simply replied, "no maam it is not common but this is something you will need to discuss with your Realtor".
Are any of you out there seeing this kind of thing happening in your area? It makes me wonder what is next, will sellers have to send us a text message when another Realtor sells their home?
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