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Feb 16, 2016 08:00:30   #
Beetytwird
 
gma11331 wrote:
If discussing this with the realtor doesn't help, I'd change realtors. I think she should make sure everything is pristine after a showing.


I agree, realtor should make sure all damage is fixed, cleaned.
 
Feb 16, 2016 08:18:49   #
knitteerli
 
Your realtor should be considerate enough to clean up after the folk he or she invited to view. If not, then he or she does not deserve the commission.
Feb 16, 2016 08:22:40   #
dianes1717
 
gma11331 wrote:
If discussing this with the realtor doesn't help, I'd change realtors. I think she should make sure everything is pristine after a showing.


:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Absolutely!!! When it sells, you will be paying a large commission.
Feb 16, 2016 08:42:06   #
Normagw
 
If you have other realtors showing your home than the one you listed with, you can change your contract to one that states your realtor is the only one that can show the home. Then your realtor is responsible for showing your home only.
Feb 16, 2016 08:59:48   #
dragonfly7673
 
Normagw wrote:
If you have other realtors showing your home than the one you listed with, you can change your contract to one that states your realtor is the only one that can show the home. Then your realtor is responsible for showing your home only.


this is true but you may miss out on some people walking through. when I was buying a home, my realtor (representing me as the buyer) was able to show me many homes from all different real estate companies. Sometimes we would cover 5-6 properties in a small area in a couple of hours. If we had to wait to make arrangements with each of the selling realtors, I wouldn't have bothered to look at many of those properties.

When selling, you want as many people to go through as possible, if you put too many constraints, you may miss many potential buyers.
Feb 16, 2016 09:01:21   #
lenorehf
 
I am a former realtor. I agree with many of the comments. Your realtor will receive payment once the house is sold. You should have a discussion with him/her. It is his/her responsibility to follow up with those who actually show the house to be sure that is has been left EXACTLY as it was when they came in. It is not his/her responsibility to clean your home. You might want to set that us to have someone come in periodically to clean. Good Luck. Having just been through that I understand completely.
 
Feb 16, 2016 09:05:00   #
lenorehf
 
Normagw wrote:
If you have other realtors showing your home than the one you listed with, you can change your contract to one that states your realtor is the only one that can show the home. Then your realtor is responsible for showing your home only.

Not a good idea. Really limits the showing ability. The goal is to sell the house.
Feb 16, 2016 09:19:44   #
sandyridge
 
I don't think you can just "change realtors" as you have signed a contract. It is also true that with multiple listings(MLS) that many different realtors are showing the property. I think her idea of serving cookies is silly though. I am looking to buy a house---not get a free cookie.
Feb 16, 2016 09:34:03   #
grfew
 
:thumbup:
Feb 16, 2016 09:46:07   #
DollieD
 
gma11331 wrote:
If discussing this with the realtor doesn't help, I'd change realtors. I think she should make sure everything is pristine after a showing.


I was thinking the same thing!
Feb 16, 2016 09:49:12   #
Little ole me
 
I would have a polite discussion with the realtor of your concerns. Did she acknowledge or apologize for breaking your blinds? If that doesn't get resolved, I would look for a new realtor, explain to the new one what happened with the last one (w/o mentioning names). To me, it doesn't sound like it was too much to walk through the house and tidy up...maybe 10 min's tops! Hope you sell quickly!
 
Feb 16, 2016 10:07:07   #
TarLanding
 
We have lived in 10 homes in 53 years, not military travel. Sometimes we would
go into a home and there would be many business cards left by realtors that showed the home. These should be collected by the listing agent to follow up
for comments from the "visitors". Also, feed back is important for you.

I think she needs some education from you. Not everyone is good at their job.

Good Luck
Feb 16, 2016 10:12:50   #
KnitterNatalie (a regular here)
 
gma11331 wrote:
If discussing this with the realtor doesn't help, I'd change realtors. I think she should make sure everything is pristine after a showing.

Absolutely!! This is part of what you've hired her/him for...and if this realtor truly wanted to sell the house, he/she would automatically do this. Realtor also needs to ask the realtors showing the house to leave things alone (blinds). It's not uncommon to ask people to remove their shoes when entering a house being shown for sale too! Best wishes!
Feb 16, 2016 10:25:31   #
Gweneth 1946
 
I would empty the house of furniture. I know it helps but I personally prefer an empty house. The realtor should be responsible for things they break and pay attention to what people are doing and should they serve food , they should be cleaning up behind them. Have you thought of going with another company.
Feb 16, 2016 10:25:48   #
Cdambro
 
It is the responsibility of your Realtor to make sure the house is tidy after a showing. During an open house, there should be 2 Realtors there.... One to walk through with people who are looking and if someone were to do damage or put a water bottle down, they would see it immediately. At other showings, the Realtor still stays with the person looking. They are responsible.
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