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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

1. tell no one...

2. take pic of cat off the refig (hurry..owner home in 2 hours)

3. go to pet store. show pic to store.

4. buy cat. use spray paint to touch up that one non matching spot

5. return cat..tell owner cat hissed at you and ran into other room (not you the cat)

6. suggest to owner that cat get a cat sitter for showings.

7. change your telephone number and move out of town.

8. you cant catch a chased cat...unless your catnip

Jul 20, 2015 09:12 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had animals escape and frankly it makes me angry at the sellers. If they have a pet that is prone to slip through the door, contain the pet. Agents are there to show the house and that doesn't mean pet sitting.

Jul 20, 2015 09:46 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

VERY HARD! I've had this happen..I would 't dream of giving up until I find the animal.

Jul 20, 2015 08:26 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

You make every effort to catch the cat.  If the cat eludes you keep an eye on it and call listing agent ASAP.   

Jul 20, 2015 07:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

One does not try to catch the cat. One must catch the cat ... period.  One does not leave the property until the cat is secured back inside the house. 

The listing agent and/or seller needs to be notified as well.

That is what I would do.  But, animals love me so getting the cat would likely not be an issue.

Jul 20, 2015 07:31 AM
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

as hard as you can, or call the listing agent and get directions they typically say ok dont worry (my experience)

Jul 20, 2015 07:21 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

You are responsible for visting the home and making sure instructions are followed.  I would call the agent immediately and then stay until resolved. 

Jul 20, 2015 07:13 AM
Tina Comstock
La Rosa Realty - Jacksonville, FL

This is difficult because cats are very quick and could get  out as soon as you open the door. If I see this on the private remarks, I will call the agent right away and ask what I should do. So far, no cats have gotten out of the house. Thank goodness!

Jul 20, 2015 06:58 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - this happened to me once! Almost impossible to get the cat back in - I just called the listing agent and informed her...

Jul 20, 2015 01:17 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a house to cross off my list of homes to show.

Call the owners and have them come find it right away, they really should have secured it before the showing.


Jul 20, 2015 09:44 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Catch it?..there is not much worse than a cat bite...their little sharp teeth can bite to the bone rather quick.


Jul 20, 2015 08:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'd be trying really darn hard to catch and capture that cat!

Jul 20, 2015 08:47 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Oh William - I would do just about anything to get that cat back in the house. Problem is that cats are so darned independent. I would also call the owners right away and let them know what happened.

Jul 20, 2015 04:10 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I wouldn't leave until I got the cat back inside.  That being said, I have never had one escape on my watch (other than my own)

Jul 20, 2015 02:09 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Pretty hard! 

Jul 20, 2015 01:54 PM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Oh my. I'll try to find the cat, however catching it is another matter. I'll call the LA and go from there. It's our responsibility to make sure that the house is in the same order as we found it, but catching the kitty is another. Would the seller be responsible for the Emergency visit if the cat injured the agent while trying to catch it?


Jul 20, 2015 10:00 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I have told agents that I am NOT responsible for their pet getting they need to have it secured because i am to old to run after them.

Jul 21, 2015 09:28 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

When the buyers were opening the door to leave, the cat shot out ahead of them!  I called the owner and she said not to worry it happens and he will come back.  The sellers were moving there belonging to the new residence and were not home for the next two days.  When they returned, the cat was waiting for them.  At the new residence this cat has never stepped outside the home again.


Jul 20, 2015 11:07 PM