There should be a way to report agents

To their sellers. I tried to show a house on Tuesday, but the lockbox wasn’t there. Neither listing agent has called me back yet. My clients and I have found another house (there’s quite a bit of inventory out there), but shouldn’t there be a way to report the agents to their “clients”? The fact that there is only one picture in the MLS should be a violation in and of itself as well.

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  1. Jeremy Hart April 27, 2007 at 16:14

    I agree – I called an agent this afternoon after a commercial property was listed that said “call Listing Agent for financials”. Called the listing agent, he emailed me later and simply said “you can call the owner, 540-XXX-XXXX”. What’s the point? If the owner wants to take calls, say that, but how do we defend a fee if we don’t take active participation in our clients’ properties?

  2. Loren Nason April 27, 2007 at 17:15

    Why don’t you call the homeowner annoymously?
    call them from a blocked number and don’t use your name?

  3. Jim Duncan April 27, 2007 at 18:54

    Jeremy –

    Even worse, in my case is that the seller is being potentially harmed by the agents’ inactions. A ready, willing and able buyer was unable to see the house, and in this market, that may be the seller’s only shot.

    Loren –

    I’ve thought about it, but it would be pretty easy for the agents to track me down.

  4. Sock Puppet April 29, 2007 at 19:07

    I happen to agree with the “one photo being a violation” thought.


  5. TrvlnMn April 29, 2007 at 19:44

    As a internet window shopper. Whenever I see only one photo (or less) the only assumption I can make is that the property must be a real dog. And/or there is something they’re trying to hide.

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  7. Jim Duncan April 29, 2007 at 20:16

    I wonder whether the Sellers with only one or two or no photos even knows how poorly their property shows online. If only there was a way to tell them …