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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've had that happen... recently on a listing less than 24 houts after it was listed. But guess what, we alrady had an accepted offer!

Dec 09, 2015 08:12 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I get that on all craigslist ads I place.

Dec 09, 2015 07:21 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Bob. Some folks don't have the brains to bell a buzzard.

Dec 09, 2015 05:28 PM
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I don't mind it because at least I know somebody is listening or looking out for my services, and I check for scammers too.

Dec 09, 2015 04:02 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Sometimes agents already have a buyer or tenant in place when the property goes live.  In our MLS, we post it as Active status first and then change the status.

An agent may happen to spot the property at just the right moment as it goes live.  I don't blame agents for asking. No one wants to go to the trouble of scheduling a showing only to find out the property isn't available. 

Dec 09, 2015 02:06 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I get that on facebook groups.  It's ok, keeps the line of communication open and only takes a second to respond.

Dec 09, 2015 01:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think it is just a conversation starter like are you single?

Dec 09, 2015 12:05 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

THEY DONT..... i am never surprised to see the stupidity of some people.. yes i said stupid... :)

Dec 09, 2015 12:00 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

People never cease to amaze me one way or another. 

Dec 09, 2015 11:09 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

In the Dallas real estate market...that quick question is a necessity - as the property may already be gone!

Dec 09, 2015 10:26 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bob - Hey, in this world of instant everything, we have called on something that was posted within 3 minutes and someone had already claimed it. It happens fast sometimes.

Dec 11, 2015 03:47 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is great. It means you spend your money well. Congratulations:) 

Dec 10, 2015 03:54 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Bob,
Just think how much competition we would have if all those agents were really sharp?

Dec 10, 2015 11:58 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

When I used to post on craigslist it was a daily occurance, luckly I dont do that anymore.

Dec 10, 2015 09:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is best not to assume common sense.

Dec 10, 2015 09:15 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Some people don't look at the timestamp.  Plus, it's a good habit so you don't assume.  There very well could be an offer already on it.

Dec 10, 2015 08:47 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

That's funny.  I hope they have a GPS.

Dec 10, 2015 05:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am actually more humored when they see an old listing that clearly has the "SOLD" ribbon across it and they ask if it's still for sale.

Dec 10, 2015 05:12 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

LOL...The general public is a scary beast

Dec 10, 2015 03:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never experienced that....and I hope it continues that way....

Dec 09, 2015 11:52 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Without finding humor in this business and in life, I'm not sure I'd still want to be a member of the human race.  Sometimes it's a laugh riot.

Dec 09, 2015 11:34 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob Crane Look on the positive side. You're getting a response to your ad.

Dec 09, 2015 11:21 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If it's from a Buyer - build the database.

If it's from another agent - refer them to the MLS....

Dec 09, 2015 10:25 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Yes and sometimes it's other Agents that are doing the asking.

Dec 09, 2015 09:59 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Humored? No.

Surprised? Maybe.

Expected...you bet. It's all about building lists, so any call is a good call.

I am baffled by those labeling 'stupid' those who respond to good advertising.

Dec 09, 2015 09:57 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Sometimes I wonder if its just spam.

Dec 09, 2015 09:51 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Well i get these calls too and i can say that when i see a new listing, i also ask because it is not always new, some may have been held and they have a buyer abnd are entering it has new to put it as pending right away. 

Dec 09, 2015 09:40 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is nice to receive such texts. It must be a hot market.

Dec 09, 2015 09:25 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some people say the darndest things! What can I say?

Dec 09, 2015 09:03 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Makes me smile Bob Crane 

Dec 09, 2015 08:26 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

That is really funny.  Sometimes people don't bother to read the times.

Dec 09, 2015 06:16 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. When they saw the ad, not sure how they would know when the listing was posted.

Dec 09, 2015 04:52 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, it gets at least a wry smile from me.

Dec 09, 2015 04:32 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

never had that happen.

Dec 09, 2015 12:53 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

always! 

Dec 09, 2015 11:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hey, Bob... they heard the market was "hot"!

Dec 09, 2015 11:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane this is still true of some market. However, it's been little slow - compared to spring and summer.

Now one can expect the text in 3 hours...lol!

Dec 09, 2015 10:44 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No Bob because I try and show them something else.

Dec 09, 2015 10:43 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

That has happened to me on Craig's list but not with property.

Dec 09, 2015 10:43 AM