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September 6, 2007

Lazy Stupid REALTORĀ®

Filed under: Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 8:43 pm
There are lazy stupid doctors, roofers, donut makers, and yes, REALTORS®….
             And I have no doubt that I have fallen into this category at numerous
points in my eighteen year career selling downtown Philadelphia real estate.

So that you can stay far, far away from them,
here are some telltale signs of Lazy Stupid REALTORS®:

Doesn’t own a lockbox

Well, they do have one. But it belonged to the Philadelphia REALTOR®

 who had the listing to this Center City condo prior

Owns a lockbox, but gives you the wrong combination….
            Confuses it with the last 4 digits of their SS number
Doesn’t own a digital camera so they can’t post photos on the local MLS…
            My seven year old niece has a digital camera. She got it when she
            was five
Hasn’t bothered to see if the keys they just had copied, actually work…
            Perhaps it is their first day on this planet
Is unaware that being on time for appointments is a good thing….
            While the tour I have set for my buyers gets seriously delayed
Forgets to call their Philadelphia condo sellers after I have set up, and confirmed
a showing…..
            And I get greeted by surprised sellers who think I am there to rob them
Has just one key to their new listing….
            And it simply must be returned by me the minute I am done showing!
Thinks it is OK to give my lockbox combo to their Philadelphia condominium
buyers to revisit one of my listings….
            And can’t understand how this might upset my sellers
Pressures me to “close" an offer they bring me on one of my listings….
            Though it clearly is NOT in the best interest of my seller to sign that
            offer
Has an offer for one of my listings!
            And it becomes clear that it is MY responsibility to pick it up from them
I have an offer for one of their listings….
            And it becomes clear that it is MY responsibility to deliver it to them
If you witness me engaging in any of the above activities, feel free to call me on it!
 
Ready to work with a Center City REALTOR® who handles all the details for you (and owns his own lockbox)? Give me a call today at 215-521-1523 or drop me an email at mark@centercitycondos.com.

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

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