Found this gem today while perusing Gilbert real estate listings…
Square Footage: left blank
Photos: 1 (our MLS allows 6)
Directions: "Turn right on Cottonwood" (actually, it's a left)
2007 taxes are shown at $950. Seemed a little high to me, so I looked them up. He meant $725, not $950. Probably just a typo.
From the Public Comments:
"Great handy man deal to create value with park in the back yard of the houses." (there is a park behind the home, but it's not really in the back yard).
"This home needs a females touch to make it better." (scintillating marketing copy to which I have…uh…no comment…)
"LOX BOX is on side fence" (does it include a bagel and cream cheese too?)
Now this is really scary. Remember, we are still in the PUBLIC remarks — meaning ANYONE can see this….
"code is xxxx has two sets of keys one for xxxx and one for xxxx grab the right keys!!" (The actual code and addresses are in the remarks. I xxx'ed them out here.)
So Mr. Agent has just made the lock box code available to anyone who'd like to get the keys to not one, but two homes….
And finally, in the Realtor remarks we're left with this nugget:
"4% commision (sic) and additional $1000 if close in 30days of listing!!!!!". And you guessed it, the home has been listed for 107 days….
And we wonder why the public perception of real estate agents is not-so-swift?
Edited to add: Real estate sellers take note! You should
ask demand that your agent show you what they've entered into the MLS. We actually work with our sellers on listing content and have them approve everything in the listing. Seems like it would be safe to assume every agent does this–but apparently not. One of your agents primary jobs is educating you on the process of buying or selling real estate. If they aren't, consider alternatives….
[tags]totally inept professionals that give all other agents a bad rap[/tags]