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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

This is an easy question .....

Owners that follow you around and absolutely will not shut up.

Dec 11, 2015 04:13 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The homeowner being there and getting in the way of a sale.  "Oh and this is where we burried fluffy when he died of that mysterious cancer we're sure came from the UFO landing base over on yonder hilltop."

 

Ok, maybe they aren't that bad, but I've heard stories of ones that are close to that!

Dec 11, 2015 03:20 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Keys, locks an searching for lock box

Dec 11, 2015 04:56 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I showed a home where the owners stayed parked in their loungers watching loud TV the whole time. Not helpful in presenting their home!

Dec 11, 2015 05:25 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington I'd say, dogs and next - cats.

Once couple of cats sneaked out of house while I was showing the home and had tough time getting them back in. 

Dec 11, 2015 03:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I dread activated alarms because I have to locate them in a few seconds, follow the proper sequence and hold my breath or the alarm will sound and then go through it all over again when I leave.

Dec 11, 2015 09:13 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Showing an investment tenant occupied property, and especially if the tenant was never notified!

Dec 11, 2015 08:59 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Locks that the key sticks in. If we can't get in the damn door, that is not good!

Dec 11, 2015 08:28 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Filth and obnoxious smells

Dec 11, 2015 07:41 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

A messy or smelly house

Dec 11, 2015 07:16 AM
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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

Paul,
Exotic pets, which totally distract the buyers and alarm systems.

Dec 11, 2015 06:29 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not think i'm that dreadful of anything or anyone. Pets and alarms are usually disclosed. 

Dec 11, 2015 05:37 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The only thing I dread is mold!

Dec 11, 2015 05:20 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Alarm systems and pets -- I have had bad experiences with both.

Dec 11, 2015 03:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Odors.

That sticky dog odor.

That neglected and untrained cat odor.

When was the last time you opened a window odor.

And the always favorite, "Don't tell me I can't smoke in my own home!"

Dec 11, 2015 03:45 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

Unprofessional listing agents.

Dec 11, 2015 03:23 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Parents! 

Dec 11, 2015 03:13 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I would figure that it is part and parcel of the job.  A

Dec 11, 2015 03:05 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - Alarm systems always make my heart beat a little faster. Sometimes they are complicated, and other times the listing agent doesn't explain everything about how to turn it off. Anything else, like pets, etc., I can handle.

Dec 13, 2015 01:27 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Not being able to find the lockbox or get the key to open the door.

Dec 12, 2015 01:33 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Had to think about this, as I do enjoy showing homes.  HOWEVER, this past year showed in the mountains and had several homes on CLIFFS with no guard rails, and am scared to death of heights!   Next time I will refer them out. 

Dec 11, 2015 11:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Richard hit the nail on the head! Owners who insist on being tour guides!

Dec 11, 2015 09:59 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Lack of marketing material in a home from the listing agent--hard to answer your cients' questions. I also hate when a home has no lights on in anticipation of our arrival and I need to waste time looking for switches instead of showing the home.

Dec 11, 2015 09:22 PM
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 Good morning Paul. I really don't like alarms.

Dec 11, 2015 08:59 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 Paul. If I was in the business, it would be if there weren't enough homes on the market for my clients.

Dec 11, 2015 06:38 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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I agree with Jack Lewitz . Once I couldn't locate the supra.. had to text the selling agent she said it's on the gate. Well, that gate was open when I arrived so I missed it.  

My other issue would be loose pets, kids and open back door all at once. 

Dec 11, 2015 01:58 PM
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Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

I dread to show houses in general! ( just kidding:). Some showings can be fun and memorable. 

Dec 11, 2015 12:45 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
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Paul, You hit one of them.  I hate going into a house and having to find the control box and deactivate the alarm.  I REALLY don't have it in my daily tour schedule to spend time with a cop explaining that I'm an agent showing the home and couldn't get the alarm to keep from tripping.

Dec 11, 2015 06:09 AM
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Bob Crane
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Wasting my time with people who are not yet sure of what they want.

Dec 11, 2015 05:58 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

When the place is dirty & smells. Photos look good & you get there & it's a complete horror story. Then .... they want you to take off your shoes so you can clean up their kitchen floor with your socks.

Dec 11, 2015 04:32 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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No show.... Oh, I forget or do not even call back cancelling it.....

Waste of your time.

Dec 11, 2015 03:02 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Loose pets are always an issue.

Dec 11, 2015 02:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

both pets and alarm systems....

Dec 11, 2015 02:42 AM