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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar


Aug 01, 2018 09:49 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Oh so many times. I have been successful in rounding them up too. If the seller knows they have an escapee why would they leave the pet loose in teh house? Besides turning off some buyers, it is distracting and takes attention away from selling the house.

Mar 19, 2015 10:53 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thanks goodness, no!  That scenario becoming reality is one of my greatest real estate fears.

Mar 19, 2015 09:17 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not yet.

Dec 28, 2019 09:33 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nover had one get out of a hose.

Jun 24, 2018 05:47 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Yes...I called the agent and told them that they sellers did not have the cat secured like we were told.  Then we left.

Mar 21, 2015 08:46 AM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

I've had a few pets escape over the years. I have noticed that sellers tend to crate their dogs more now than before.  Often cats will 'hide' from strangers, but the bottom line is if we are notified about a pet and are careful, any 'escapee' is really the fault of the owner.  I will not run around chasing a pet fugitive, but the listing office will be notified.

Mar 19, 2015 11:47 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

William - thankfully, no.  I agree with Jill Murty, Realtor - I don't want it to happen either.  

Mar 19, 2015 11:44 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

William, I had a cat slip out one time.  Contacted the listing agent and apologized, but that sucker was too quick for me!

Mar 19, 2015 11:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh my gosh, thankfully not. But an agent showing one of my listings once let a dog get out that was almost hit by a Fifth Avenue bus in NYC.

Mar 19, 2015 09:58 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Yes...a cat into an attached garage under a car who refused to come out until "Mom" got home after the open house.

Mar 19, 2015 08:39 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

William Feela - funny you asked that! I had a tough time getting a cat back in the house who sneaked out of the house at showing! Eventually, I called the listing agent about this - and fortunately as we were leaving, the cat stopped near the door!

Mar 19, 2015 03:21 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Just my own.  I hope I never have to face that during a showing.

Mar 19, 2015 02:13 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, fortunatley.  I won't go in a house with a loose dog, but usually the cats run and hine.

Mar 19, 2015 12:54 PM
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX of Spokane - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, CLHMS Spokane Wa Real Estate

 READ MY POST !!!   http://activerain.com/blogsview/3518317/why-i-dive-for-cat-s-and-you-should-too-

Mar 19, 2015 12:42 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thankfully that has never happened to me. 

Mar 19, 2015 12:25 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

I do not show houses that make it my problem.

Mar 19, 2015 12:20 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

No....I am careful not to let them close to the door.

Mar 19, 2015 12:02 PM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

I try to be very careful about it. So far, so good. It is the responsibility of a listing agent to make sure that I know about the possibility of such run away. 

Mar 19, 2015 11:36 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, I did.  The listing agent didn't know or didn't  disclose that a loose dog was in the home and he was an escape artist.  As soon as the door opened, he shot out and ran like crazy.  Buyers and I finally rounded him up three streets away. 

Mar 19, 2015 11:22 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

When I lived in the country I had a golden retriever that would get out every chance he got.  I could never catch him.  But thankfully, he always came home, eventually.

Mar 19, 2015 11:03 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Yup, a dog, and like Scott Godzyk said, it was absolutely no fun.

Mar 19, 2015 10:00 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes a dog and no it was not fun. Thank heaven the neighbor caught him. It is why dogs should be crated or removed for showings. Too risky

Mar 19, 2015 09:18 AM