I wanted to set up a showing for 47 Raechel Road, Randolph for my buyer who seemed very interested in the property. I had previously read the remarks in the listing, which I had found to be odd, when it was first listed in the MLS on May 22nd. The remarks read: “NO SHOWINGS UNTIL THURSDAY MAY 28 AND NO CALLS UNTIL MAY 26 PLEASE!!!”. Wow!
So you want to sell the property but you don’t want anybody to call you with questions on the property for the first five days of its market time? Are you best representing your seller with this type of marketing? I’d argue that the first week of listing a property on the MLS is the most important time to disseminate information on any new listing but this listing agent, I won’t name the listing agent or the name of the listing agent’s company in this blog, apparently had other ideas. I started the process of calling the listing agent on Wednesday, May 27th but, upon seeing the listing in the MLS, it was already in the Contingent (CTG) status.
How could this be? It clearly states in the remarks section of the listing that there are no showings until Thursday, May 28th. I called the listing agent and, after inquiring, I was told that a buyer made an offer on the property without viewing the property but that the offer was subject to the buyer viewing the property; I would never advise any seller of mine to accept an offer with that condition. I asked the listing agent if the buyer was the listing agent’s own buyer and the listing agent told me that it wasn’t; I’m skeptical. Is it plausible that a buyer made an offer on the property without first seeing the property? Yes.
The listing agent, at the very least, violated the spirit of the remarks. I abided by the listing agent’s wishes. I didn’t call the listing agent before Tuesday, May 26th and, when I went to call the listing agent on Wednesday, May 27th, I saw that the property was already under agreement which was, by the listing agent’s own request, before any showings were allowed. I’m sure that I’m not the only agent or buyer out there that’s upset with the actions of this real estate agent regarding this incident. I’ve had issues with this particular real estate company in the past and it just adds more cement to the company’s reputation.
What are your thoughts?