The McLaughlin Group Team

The McLaughlin Group Team

Monday, August 29, 2011

BLINDS WIDE OPEN -day 170 Appointment Only

So many people always ask us why we show so many of our listing by appointment only. Believe me, I would love to slap a lock box on every house but there is more information that needs to be delivered besides the bed and bath count. Schools, parks, rules, local spots and more but also watching to make sure another agent does not say something that might lead to trouble down the road. Here is a classic example regarding a home built on pillars 15-20 feet off the ground. The agent will remain unnamed but the story will be told. The home was approximately 3000 square feet on one level and the clients were looking for something a tad bigger and here is what this agent told his clients. "Just enclose the area under the house and you can double your square feet." Wow! Did I just hear that? I softly interrupted and said something to the effect that the reason it is built on pillars is because it sits in a flood zone and I think the county might frown on that idea. That is one solid reason why we show most of our homes by appointment only.

This is Dave, from The McLaughlin Group, keeping it real in real estate!

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