Hat tip to Richard who sent this in, but honest, I’ve never seen him packing! There are 1.3 million realtors, and 2-3 get killed every year – I’ll take my chances. But I don’t think women should do open house by themselves.
Realtors often go into houses they don’t know, with people they’ve just met. Safety efforts have become a real focus, but the potential for violence has some of them taking up arms.
Scott Smith spends a lot of time at the range, making sure if he has to use his gun, he’s fully trained and ready. But Smith doesn’t just shoot for sport. He legally carries a concealed gun for his job as a realtor.
“People think realtors have a lot of money, that they are rolling in the dough, so people automatically think – ‘there’s an easy target.'”
An example of how fragile the market can be these days.
This deck was over-engineered with permits to provide maximum stability for a house that had one minor crack in a foundation block over the last 43 years. Yet it still took a significant discount to procure a sale:
Richard’s new listing hits the open market on Thursday, and it is stunning. Re-designed and rebuilt from the ground up over the last eleven months (with permits), virtually everything is brand new. A ten-year warranty too!
Four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and 2,421sf with commanding ocean views from both levels. New roof, HVAC, decks, siding, flooring, and kitchen! $1,575,000 – open house 11-2 on Saturday, May 19th.
Klinge Realty CA DRE #01388871 Richard Morgan (619) 200-3844.
Even though I’m not a big fan of the practice, I like to try things out at least once a year to see if I can learn anything new.
One of the problems with the Coming Soon listings is that agents don’t have a game plan once the listing hits the internet.
Are they willing to show it prior to MLS input?
Are they willing to sell it prior to MLS input?
Apparently these questions don’t occur to many of the agents employing the Coming Soon strategy, because when I call on them, rarely do they have an answer. They just hope a buyer calls and they can round-trip the deal. The seller deserves better! (we are happy to show while the seller puts the finishing touches on the house)
If you like this one, call Richard Morgan at 619-200-3844.
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