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Assume...Makes an, well you know.

WE have all heard that saying.

And it is very true.

I just had one of those times when dealing with an agent.

She didn't check out the stuff I told her to.

I had even given her the contact info she would need.

But she just assumed everything was like the neighboring township.


She made the mistake, the buyer wants out.

WE said ok but the E-Money stays with the seller.


Buyers not happy.  Well, have the agent pay once she make the mistake!


Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • July 30 2018 04:07AM


This reminds me of a transaction I had 15 years ago, the listing agent said things she should not have, my client was an attorney and he actually read the CC&R's and we had a discussion if he wanted out here was an opportunity... or if he just wanted some credits.... well we agreed to some credits and it came from the listing agents pocket... oh well, my buyer was clerking for one of the Supreme Court Judges... he knew the law.... Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Morning William.

I guess she thought she knew it all, now I'm sure she'll think twice before making that error again

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 1 year ago

This is how people get in trouble in this profession.   You need to check it out and  not assume all is well

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 1 year ago

Good morning William.  That's what happens when one uses a lazy or incompetent agent.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Thank you very much for sharing this experience.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Good morning William - OMG, what an expensive mistake.  Very sloppy to assume when the stakes are high.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Happy Monday William,  Danger Bad Advice ahead, love it and makes sense.  Have a great day!


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 1 year ago

This is a perfect example of what happens when people think they know it all. You tried Bill and the results rest on the shoulders of that agent!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 1 year ago

There are words that must be carefully selected.  They are "Is - Be - Am - Are - Was - Were -  Been - Has - Have - Had - Do -  Does - Did -  May - Can - Might - Could - Must - Shall - Will - Should - Would."  It's important to select from them carefully.  We must not say something WILL be done, when it may only MAYBE done.  Speaking in absolute terms is risky!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

I tell my agents if they make the mistake be ready to write the check. That is how it should work.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hopefully the agent learned from this William Feela but I am not going to assume they did 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

William Feela - While working as a new Teacher's Aid many years ago, rule #1 in the classroom was, "Never assume anything!" That phrase stuck with me and it's somehing I never fogot!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 1 year ago

It always pays to be sure rather than assume. It can come back to bite you.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 1 year ago